Last updated: May 01. 2014 2:36PM - 549 Views
By Dr. Bruce Caldwell Contributing columnist

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Hear ye, hear ye, all teenage and adult actors!

If you would like to snare a coveted role in “Grease,” please be at the community theater this Saturday morning,. May 3, at 10 a.m .when auditions for this popular musical will be held. For students taking SATs, auditions will be at 3 p.m. on Saturday May 3 Be prepared to sing and/or speak lines from the show but be prepared to spend six weeks rehearsing nights and weekends until you become the character you will play.

“Grease” is a musical set in 1959 at fictional Rydell High School and follows a group of working-class teenagers (greasers) as they navigate the complexities of love.

“Grease” was first performed in 1971 in Chicago and was so popular it moved to off-broadway in 1972 and received seven 1972 Tony Awards. In June 1972 the show moved to Broadway where it ran until April 1980 after 3,388 performances making it the longest running Broadway musical at that time. It went on to become a hugely successful movie starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John. Our audiences will certainly enjoy this musical because it is so vibrant and lively as only teenagers can do it, so everyone has a grand old time.

“Grease” will have a large cast, eight performances and is sponsored by Performance Dodge.

It will soon be time to set our 2015 season schedule and would welcome input from our patrons. If there is any play you would like to see on our stage, tell us about it by calling our phone 592-8653 and leave your name, phone number and the play on our answering machine. We will call you back if you are serious.

Our website is available at: www.sampsoncommunitytheatre.org and we are on Facebook but if you visit us there, we ask that you “like” us while there.

Upcoming events

2014 Season(subject to change):

Grease-auditions Saturday May 3 at 10am and 3pm. Performances June 19-22, June 26-29. Sponsored by Performance Dodge.

Aug. 4-7: 9th Annual Children’s Theater Workshop

August-Little Mermaid, Jr.

October-Little Shop of Horrors

November-Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Thoughts until next week

• You are in charge of how you feel. Today why not choose happiness.

• Be yourself. Everyone else is taken.

• You were born. Don’t waste it.

(Editor’s note: Dr. Bruce Caldwell is a member of the Sampson Community Theatre board and a long-time columnist for The Sampson Independent)

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