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Dr. Bruce Caldwell SCT

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The next production at the Sampson Community Theatre is “Dixie Swim Club” directed by Kathy Day. Kathy held auditions for this drama-comedy this past weekend and has the full cast of five females ready to begin rehearsals this week.

The cast includes Greta Steffens, Lisa Turlington, B. J. Lockamy and Sandra Clifton who are all veterans of the big stage while Janet Rawls is the sole newcomer. Jan has lived in Roseboro simce 2007. She was raised in Lancaster, NY with four brothers — Gerry, Jackie, Jimmy, and Jeffrey. She graduated from Lancaster High School then served in the US Air Force for 10 years where she met her husband Bruce. They have one son, Cody, who graduated in 2012 from Lakewood High. Jan describes herself as a Northern Southerner, not a Yankee. She has lived in numerous states and countries, including Saudi Arabia, Iceland, England and Germany. She paticipated in many plays and musicals in high school and was most recently was a cast member of the dinner theater production of “The Beverly Hillbillies” at Millcreek Baptist Church in Roseboro.

Jan now works as a US Navy Civilian and she is an aerobics instructor at the Health and Wellness Center. She is very excited to have a part in “Dixie Swim Club” and hopes she will be in more of our productions at the Sampson Community Theatre.

All playgoers are in for a treat on Thursday Jan. 30 at 7:30 p.m. It’s a free admission to a program presented by Lee Howard called “Come Fly With Me” where Lee will entertain you with an hour or so of storytelling done only in her unequaled humorous style. You will not want to miss this program as it promises to make you laugh and perhaps cry, and you certainly cannot beat the admission cost.

2014 Patron Sponsor tickets are now available for a donation to the theater. These consist of two complimentary tickets to every show we produce in 2014. Contact any board member to obtain yours and be entertained all year. If you would like a Gift Certificate for family members or friends they may be obtained for half the Patron Sponsor donation and you may get as many as you like by calling 990-1359.

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:

Special Event:

“Come Fly With Me” an evening of Storytelling with Lee Howard. Admission FREE!

2014 Season(subject to change):

Dixie Swim Club - Directed by Kathy Day. Rehearsals ongoing. Performances on Feb. 14, 15. 16 and February 21, 22, 23.

April-Barefoot In The Park


August-Little Mermaid, Jr.

October-Little Shop of Horrors

December-Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

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

Thoughts until next week:

• If it takes a lot of words to say what you have in mind, give it more thought.

• Always and never are two words you should always remember never to use.

• Alcohol is the irrigation that problems use to grow and multiply.

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