‘Seussical’ to feature multiple casts


By Bruce Caldwell - Contributing columnist



The Sampson Community Theater was one busy place over last weekend as Angela Martin held auditions for the next show this summer which is a musical titled “Seussical” and which features many of the characters that Dr. Suess gave life to in his many books that are standard readings for children.

There were some 115 kids and adults who showed up for auditions, presenting something of a dilemma for Director Angela Martin and she had this to say on the theaters Facebook page.

“So I have sorted and organized and arranged and contemplated and figured and strategized and . . well you know . . and I am pleased to announce that I do not have one cast for Seussical, not two casts, but three casts — it is going to be an outstanding show — so get ready for some fun weeks ahead and I hope everyone will get ready to see this fantastic show. If you are listed under Cast A we will meet Monday, July 24 at 5:30- 6:30 p.m., Cast B will be 6:45 – 7:45 p.m. and Cast C will also meet that day from 8-9 p.m.

Seussical the Musical Cast A will perform the following shows: Friday, Aug. 18 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 19 at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Aug. 20 at 2:30 p.m.

Seussical the Musical Cast B will perform the following shows: Friday, Aug. 25 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 26 at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 27 at 2:30 p.m.

Seussical the Musical Cast C will perform the following shows: Friday, Sept. 1 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 2 at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 3 at 2:30 p.m.

You will be able to find out which cast your favorite actors are in by going to the Sampson Community Theaters Facebook page where all 120 cast members are listed by the cast they are in.

Seussical is sponsored by Performance Dodge/Ford and we thank them for keeping the arts alive in our community.

Tickets are available at Inkspot and Matthews Gifts.

Upcoming events

Seussical — Musical directed by Angela Martin. Show dates Aug. 18-20, 25-27 and Sept. 4-6.

The Odd Couple (Female Version) — Comedy directed by Tom Wilbur. Auditions Aug. 6 at 10 a.m. Show dates are October 20, 21, 27, 28 at 7:30 p.m. and matinees October 22 and 29 at 2:30 p.m.

Elf, Jr. — Musical directed by Angela Martin. Auditions TBA. Show dates December 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10.

Thoughts until next weekend:

Never miss an opportunity to make others happy … even if you have to leave them alone in order to do it.

Don’t wait for people to be friendly, show them how.

In a world full of people who couldn’t care less, be someone who cares more.

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By Bruce Caldwell

Contributing columnist

Bruce Caldwell is on the Board of Directors for the Sampson Community Theatre.

Bruce Caldwell is on the Board of Directors for the Sampson Community Theatre.

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