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By Liberty Mountain, Jan 16 2018 09:07PM

We are now hiring for the 2018 Season of Liberty Mountain - The Revolutionary Drama! The Casting Team is seeking actors, singers, technicians, and wardrobe specialists for our 5th Anniversary Season.

Interested applicants may submit their audition or resume online, and may even reserve their spot at Local Auditions on Saturday, January 27th, 2018 at 7:00pm. Liberty Mountain is proud to bring the best talent from the Carolinas (and across the nation) to the stage each summer.

We are seeking highly motivated team players that are passionate about theatre and bringing this epic story to life on stage. The production features an immersive projection design, live music, intense combat sequences, and loud explosions. It's time for you to "Join the Revolution!"

Click HERE for all of the details, and to submit your application today!

By Liberty Mountain, Aug 29 2017 03:56PM

Liberty Mountain - The Revolutionary Drama announces official dates for it's fifth season, playing in June and July of 2018!

Performance Dates are: June 29, 30, July 1, 4, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 2018. Friday performancs are at 7:30pm. Saturday performanes are scheduled for 3:00pm and 7:30pm, with a matinee perfrmance each Sunday at 3:00pm.

In celebration of our great nation, there will be a special performance on July 4th at 3:00pm

Audiences can enjoy our Educational Performanes each Saturday afternoon, with an exciting pre-show demonstration in the Liberty Mountain Garden beside the Joy Peformance Center, with a talkback with the cast and creative team immediately following the main performance. Find out more about the Educational Performances by clicking HERE.

Caleb Ryan Sigmon is returning for his fifth season as Artistic and Fight Director for the show, and is slated to spearhead the artistic growth for the company through 2020.

By Liberty Mountain, Jul 14 2017 08:25PM

By Robert Inman

July 9, 2017

As we get ready for the final weekend of our fourth season of “Liberty Mountain: The Revolutionary Drama” at the Joy Performance Center in Kings Mountain, I wanted to share some of the responses from our audiences this year. We’ve enjoyed a substantial increase in attendance overall, and the audiences have increased in size as we’ve gone through the season. Director Caleb Sigmon and I enjoy meeting folks who come to see our play and hearing what they have to say about our production.

One of the most interesting comments I got last weekend was from a high school history teacher who remarked about how the Battle of Kings Mountain – and indeed the entire Southern campaign in the Revolution – is neglected in our history books. We read and study a lot about what the battles in New England, like Saratoga and Brandywine and Bunker Hill. But more and more, historians agree that what happened in the South largely determined the outcome of the war. With the conflict in New England in a stalemate in 1780, the British turned south, with the goal of conquering the Carolinas and Virginia and then trapping the Continental Army between their forces moving north and those striking from New York.

Kings Mountain and the battles that followed changed all that, disrupting the British plans and leading directly to the British surrender in 1781. Yorktown, where it all ended, is in Virginia, not New England. Folks from our neck of the woods turned the tide.

That history teacher I talked with was adamant about more people in our neck of the woods needing to know and appreciate that history. It’s our story, our legacy. “Liberty Mountain” helps, but we also need to teach it more in school. One of our major efforts the past few months has been to prepare good lesson materials for teachers and make them available for free online. They can be accessed through our website: We hope a lot of teachers will take advantage.

We’ve also gotten a lot of good comments about the changes in our production this season. We’ve added graphics and video to help tell the story, using every tool at our disposal to capture the attention of our audiences. We’re seeing more and more young audience members at our performances, and young people are visually oriented. So we need to tell the story in ways that appeal to them.

Finally, we’ve gotten a lot of great compliments about our cast. We have a talented group of actors each year – some who’ve been with us since our premier in 2014, but many who join us every year for the first time. Our cast and crew have come together as a true theatre family this year, and our audiences can sense that from their performances on stage. My hat is off to each and every one – cast, crew and volunteers – for overcoming difficulties, working tirelessly, and making this our best season ever.

You have one more chance to see the magic they’re making on stage. Our final weekend includes Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30, Saturday and Sunday afternoons at 3:00. Visit our website for information and online ticket ordering, along with our Facebook page. We look forward to seeing you at the Joy and hearing from you after the performance.

By Liberty Mountain, Jun 30 2017 07:00AM

(Photo by Paul Jensen Photography)

Caleb Ryan Sigmon, artistic and fight director with “Liberty Mountain: The Revolutionary Drama” shares five things about this summer’s show and what to expect:

1. High-tech scenic design

“The epic war drama is integrating brand-new technology into this year’s show through the use of projections and moving scenic pieces. Custom-made tree units travel around onstage on their own while we use an intense sound and video design across the stage. You’ve never seen a play like this before.”

2. Revamped battle scenes

“Liberty Mountain prides itself on its immersive staging and up-close combat scenes... it’s one of the ingredients that sets the show apart from any other. The company has grown its artillery to include more historically-accurate weaponry, rounding out the armory to include muskets, long rifles, bayonets, tomahawks... and a cannon.”

3. Brand-new costumes

“The wardrobe shop upstairs at Liberty Mountain has been busy patterning and sewing new costume pieces that match historical patterns and styles from the time period. You won’t see any makeshift “Civil War” or “Renaissance Festival” costumes in this production. Only historically-accurate clothing items from the Revolutionary War, tailor-made to the actors wearing them. The esthetic is rounded out with a handful of professional, hand-made wigs, replacing the shows previous collection of hair goods.”

4. New casting and talent

“Liberty Mountain has a brand-new company of actors in this year’s production, coming into Kings Mountain for the summer from all across the nation. Featuring a diverse cast of ethnicities and experience levels, the show melds together local performers that have ancestors that fought in the Battle of Kings Mountain, all the way to actors that have just completed national tours.”

5. The Fire & Sword CD

“Fresh from the recording studio, you can grab a copy of Liberty Mountain’s brand-new CD project, Fire & Sword. These are on sale in the theatre lobby and include all of the music you will hear in the show, as well as songs from the exclusive pre-show music experience. The CD even features a bonus track with their one-of-a-kind rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner.” The CD is guaranteed to transport you back into the American Revolution and is even narrated by Robert Inman, who wrote the play.”


Liberty Mountain: The Revolutionary Drama opens to the public on Saturday, sharing the story of the founding fathers’ quest for independence and what happened during the Battle of Kings Mountain.

The show runs on select dates through July 16 at the Joy Performance Center, 202 S. Railroad Ave., Kings Mountain. Tickets cost $20, plus tax and a transaction fee. For tickets and performance times, visit

You may also buy tickets at the box office from 5-7 p.m., Monday through Friday. For information call 704-730-9408.


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