Last updated: May 22. 2014 2:49PM - 472 Views
By Dr. Bruce Caldwell Contributing columnist

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“Grease” is the next play to be performed at the Sampson Community Theatre, with its opening scheduled for 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 19. There are a large number of teenagers in this play and the enthusiasm can be felt at every rehearsal.

Although “Grease” was not written until the seventies, its roots go back to the fifties when rock and roll was becoming popular and appreciated by teenagers while all their parents could do was shake their heads. The show has a lot of singing and dancing but its themes are love, friendship and teenage rebellion and has not been seen on our stage for 11 years. Many members of the present casts(the show is double cast which means each cast member will perform in at least 4 shows) may remember seeing it with their parents but have forgotten the details. We look forward in welcoming as many members of the 2003 production as can make it to our revival of this show which can be enjoyed by everyone. Thanks to Performance Dodge for their sponsorship which helps to defray some of the costs for “Grease”.

Since there are two casts for “Grease,” one is named “Movers” and the other “Shakers.” For your information the Movers cast will perform on June 19, 21, 27, 29 while the Shakers cast will appear on June 20, 22, 26, 28. If there is a person you specifically want to see you will need to contact them to find out which cast they are in. Also it would be a good idea for you to get to the theater early because seats are not reserved and when all the tickets are sold you will be out of luck for this show.

In July, the board will begin considering plays for our 2015 season. If there is a special show you would like to see on our stage, you are requested to call us at 592-8653, leave us a message to include the play or plays you would like to see and your suggestions will be considered.

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-Rehearsals ongoing. Performances June 19-22, June 26-29. Sponsored by Performance Dodge.

LITTLE MERMAID, Jr. Auditions 10am Saturday June 21. Ages 4-15. Performances Aug. 14-17, Aug. 21-24


LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS- Auditions to be announced. Performances Oct. 3-5 and10-12.

JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT-Auditions to be announced. Performances Nov. 14-16 and Nov. 21-23

Thoughts until next week:

• Judge a person by their questions rather than their answers.

• The most that we can do is to hope for the best till we know the worst. Of course, we shall make the best of the worst when it comes.

• The best portion of a good man’s life is his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love.

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