Coleman Simpson and Simon Ussery, along with Angela Martin, are to be commended as the stars of “Seussical, the Musical” because they had the good fortune to be involved with all 12 of the performances that saw its final show this past Sunday.
Our audiences were entertained by three different casts and showered each cast equally with generous applause. Many thanks go to the mothers who helped the kids in the Green Room with their costumes and saw that they got on stage when they were supposed to, the boys and girls who worked the lights, the sound and the spotlights, the board members who sold concessions and helped with clean up and to every person in our audiences which made us a true community theater. We wish to thank our wonderful sponsors, Performance Dodge/Ford, who decorated our sidewalk with beautiful vehicles.
The next show at the Sampson Community Theater is “The Odd Couple,” female version, which is directed by Tom Wilbur and will have a cast consisting of Erica Miller, Felicia Buczynski, Greta Steffens, Lila Maxwell, Janet Rawls, Lisa Cain, Kirk Hudson and Roger Gonzales. Show dates are Oct. 20, 21, 27, 28 at 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 22 and 29 at 2:30 p.m.
Isabelle Moore has appeared on the big stage of the Sampson Community Theater many times but this summer she auditioned for and got the part of Rose Alvarez in “Bye Bye Birdie” which had a high school cast by the Playmakers Repertory Theater, a professional company at UNC Chapel Hill. There were eight shows performed at the Paul Green Theater on campus and at the end of the run Isabelle was presented with the coveted Jeffrey T. Meanza award for theater excellence. We are so very proud of Isabelle and will follow her career with interest.
The Odd Couple — Female version. Comedy directed by Tom Wilbur. Show dates are Oct. 20, 21, 27, 28 at 7:30 p.m. and Matinees at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 22 and 29.
Elf, Jr. — musical directed by Angela Martin. Auditions TBA. Show dates Dec. 1-3, 8-10.
Thoughts until next week:
As one’s fortunes are reduced, one’s spirit must expand to fill the void.
You may not be able to change the world but at least you can embarrass the guilty.
Our power is our ability to decide.
Dr. Bruce Caldwell is on the board at the Sampson Community Theatre.