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You have all heard the saying “the squeaky wheel gets the grease” so it’s fitting to say that Sampson County is a “squeaky wheel” for the next two weekends as the Sampson Community Theatre brings to the big stage the rock and roll musical that celebrates the youth of the 1950’s aptly name “Grease.” The two casts of mainly talented teenagers will be singing and dancing their way into your heart, and you will find yourself humming and moving to the numerous songs in the show.

We can almost guarantee you will leave the theater with a smile on your face and a little more bounce to your step than you had before seeing and hearing “Grease,” so plan to be with us as Taylor Gilbert, Logan Tart, Sarah Day and a whole stage full of lively, vivacious youngsters take you back to your high school days which were over before you had a chance to know how much fun you were having at the time.

We thank Performance Dodge for their generous sponsorship of “Grease” and we look forward to seeing them in our audiences. You may pick up your tickets early at Inkspot or at Matthews Cards and Gifts but we still recommend you get to the theater early to get the seats you want.

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.

ATTENTION: HEAR YE, HEAR YE!!!! Auditions for DISNEY’S LITTLE MERMAID, JR. are scheduled for 10am on Saturday, June 21 and at 7 p.m. on Sunday, June 22. Actors needed ages 4-15. Performances in Mid August.

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-Opens this weekend!!!! 8 p.m. Performances Thursday, June 19, Thursday, June 26, Friday, June 20, Friday, June 27, Saturday, June 21, Saturday June 28; 3 p.m. performances Sunday, June 22, Sunday, June 29. Sponsored by Performance Dodge.

DISNEY’S LITTLE MERMAID, Jr. Auditions 10am Saturday June 21 and at 7pm on Sunday June 22. Ages 4-15. Performances Aug.14-17, Aug. 21-24


LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS- Auditions to be announced. Performances Oct. 3-5 and 10-12.

JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT-Auditions 10am Saturday September 6. Performances Nov. 14-16 and Nov. 21-23

Thoughts until next week:

• Nothing cures insomnia like the realization that it’s time to get up.

• The real test of good manners is to be able to put up with bad manners pleasantly.

• My favorite thing about winter is when it is over.

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