Director looking for Dalmatians for production

Director Linda Jewel Carr needs a couple of real live Dalmatians to complete her casting for “101 Dalmatians” and is sending out a last minute plea for anyone who owns a Dalmatian to contact her at 336-1111 as soon as possible because the show starts next Thursday and there are only a few rehearsals left.

If you know of anyone who owns a Dalmatian ask them if they would let their pet become a big hit on the big stage of the Sampson Community Theater by calling Dr. Carr at the above number today. These Dalmatians are only needed for the concluding scenes at the Dalmatian Plantation.

Watch “101 Dalmatians” come to life on the big stage of the Sampson Community Theater sponsored by Prestage Farms and a Grassroots Grant and directed by Dr. L. J. Carr and performed by two casts of Sampson County young folks. Tickets are available now at Inkspot and Matthews Gifts.

Make your plans to come out and support this great group of kids who are having a wonderful time during rehearsals singing about their favorite friends, their dogs. If you need something to make you feel good just make plans to come on down to the Sampson Community Theater. Performances are Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights at 8 p.m. on June 18, 19, 20, 25, 26 and 27, Sunday afternoon at 3 p.m. on June 21 and 28.

On Wednesday June 24 at 10 a.m. a special performance is planned for Summer Care Camps and pre-schools only (the public is not invited). Day Care facilities need to call the Director L.J. Carr at 336-1111 for details of this performance.

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Upcoming events:

101 Dalmatians — Directed by L.J. Carr. Ages 5 to 18. Sponsored by Prestage Farms and a Grassroots Grant though the N.C. Arts Council. Performances June 18-20 and June 25-27 at 8pm and Sunday afternoon at 3 p.m. on June 21 and 28 and a special show for day care facilities at 10 a.m. June 24.

High School Musical 1 — Directed by Angela Martin. Grades 9-12 Auditions-Sunday July 12 at 2 p.m. Performances August 21-23 and August 28-30 (8 Shows with 8 p.m. shows on Aug 21, 22, 28, 29 and 3 p.m. matinees on Aug 22, 23, 29, 30.

Big River — Directed by Dan Holland. Auditions August 8, 2015 at 10 a.m. Performances September 25, 26, 27, October 2, 3, 4.(6 Shows)

Best Little Christmas Pageant Ever — Auditions Oct 3. Performances Nov 13-15 and Nov 20-22.(6 shows)

Taylor Michaels Music and Magic Christmas Show — Performances December 18, 19 at 8 p.m. and Sunday Dec 20 at 3 p.m. This is a fundraiser for the theater and not a patron sponsor event.

Thoughts until next week:

When given the choice between being right and being kind, choose kind.

Don’t regret the things you’ve done, regret the things you didn’t do when you had the chance.

The beginning of wisdom is silence. The second step is listening.