‘Cats’ production enters final weekend

By Bruce Caldwell - Contributing columnist

You have four more chances to see “Cats” at the Sampson Community Theater this weekend before it returns to the Broadway stage in a few weeks.

The four performances last weekend demonstrated that this is an unusual show that packs a hard punch making it hard to forget. You want great costumes? You’ve got them in this show, even though they all seem to have a tail. You want singing and dancing? You’ve got unbelievable talent in this show. You want a beautiful set? You’ve got it even if it is a junkyard. The choreography is exceptional and perfectly performed by talented dancers. In short this is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to be a part of a wonderful show that is already a classic.

We are honored to have the sponsorship of “Cats” by Sampson Salvage Co. Inc. and the music by Star Communications. We thank them for helping to keep the live arts alive in our county.

Don’t forget that Angela Martin will be holding auditions for “The Lion King, Jr.” at 9 a.m. this Saturday, June, 25 for kindergarten to rising ninth graders. She will once again have her very popular Summer Theater camp Aug. 8-11. See contact information below.

It is recommended that you get your tickets for “Cats” early because we expect some sellouts. Tickets are available at Inkspot, Matthews Gifts and at the box office.

Upcoming events

Cats — Final performances June 23, 24, 25 at 8 p.m. and June 26 at 3 p.m.

Lion King Jr. — Sponsored by Prestage Farms. Director Angela Martin. Auditions June 25 at 9 a.m. for kindergarten to rising ninth graders. There will be eight shows Aug. 4-7 and Aug. 11-14.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat — Performances first two weekends of October. Auditions TBA.

How to Succeed Without Really Trying — TBA

Community Theater Summer Camp — Angela Martin is directing. Aug. 8-11, 9 a.m. – noon each day. Contact Angela if interested to secure a spot for your child at 910-379-8737 or by email at Alm2sing@yahoo.com.

Christmas show — TBA

Thoughts until next week

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.

Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired.

One must have a good memory to be able to keep the promises one makes.

Dr. Bruce Caldwell is on the board of directors for the Sampson Community Theater.

By Bruce Caldwell

Contributing columnist


Dr. Bruce Caldwell is on the board of directors for the Sampson Community Theater.

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