When the curtains open on “Honk! Jr” at the Sampson Community Theater you will see a bunch of cattails growing and in the middle there is a large nest in which there appear to be large white oval objects which turn out to be duck eggs.
As the eggs hatch “Ida” the mother duck appears to sing to the ducklings. “Ida” is being played by a Catherine Smith who is a teenager with a lot of experience on the stage having been seen in multiple shows at SCT and at Clinton High School. Ida and the ducklings are dressed in yellow costumes but when one arrives that does not have on yellow the ducklings begin giving it a hard time and calling it an ugly duckling.
Many songs and dances follow as the yellow ducklings learn to accept the Ugly duckling. Along the way, Ugly meets a whole flock of unique characters and finds out being different is not a bad thing to be. There will be eight shows of “Honk! Jr.” at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 22 and 29, Friday, June 23 and 30, Saturday, June 24 and July 1, and at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 25 and July 2.
Also on Thursday, June 22 and Friday, June 30 special performances at 9:30 a.m. will be for Summer Day Cares and preschools. Please call Linda Carr at 336-1111 to reserve spaces and get details.
Tickets are available now at Matthews Gifts and at Inkspot. Star Communications is sponsoring this production and we thank them for giving back to the community that supports them.
Honk! Jr. — Musical directed by Dr. L.J. Carr.
Seussical the Musical — Musical directed by Angela Martin. Auditions July 15 at 10 a.m. and July 16 at 2 p.m. Show dates August 25-27 and Sept. 4-6.
The Odd Couple (Female Version) — Comedy directed by Tom Wilbur. Auditions TBA.
Elf, Jr. — Musical directed by Angela Martin. Auditions TBA. Show dates Dec. 1-3 and 8-10.
Thoughts until next week
Waste your money and you’re only out of money, but waste your time and you’ve lost part of your life.
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is wasted.
One only needs two tools in life: WD-40 to make things go and duct tape to make them stop.
Bruce Caldwell is on the Board of Directors for Sampson Community Theater.