‘Beauty and the Beast’ opens Friday

By Bruce Caldwell - Contributing columnist
‘Beauty and the Beast’ opens at the Sampson Community Theatre tonight at 7:30 p.m., with additional shows Saturday at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 7:30 p.m. -
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There were 60 excited youngsters, dressed in their finery, that assembled at the Victor Small house (home to the Sampson Arts Council) this past Saturday to attend the “Tea with Belle” event.

They were exposed to story telling by Belle, face painting, lemonade, and iced muffins while Girl Scout Troop 4021 helped with maintaining order and seeing that everyone had a great time. The two Belles of the casts of “Beauty and the Beast” (Isabelle Moore and Madison Caim) enthralled the youngsters and had everyone’s attention as they read a few stories to the group in preparation for the opening of “Beauty and the Beast” this Friday, Jan. 26 at 7:30 p.m. with other performances at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 28.

The Clinton Rotary Club is a proud sponsor and the Sampson Arts Council has added a grant for this show. Tickets are available at Inkspot and Matthew’s Gifts so come on down to the Sampson Community Theater and be entertained by a group of talented individuals.

Patron tickets give two people admissions to every show we produce in 2018 with a reduced rate. A patron ticket would make a desirable gift for those who love the theater so call Brenda Martin at 990-4510 to make arrangements to surprise that special someone or couple with a Patron Ticket and they will thank you for a whole year.

Kathy Day has been cast in the Thalian Association’s production of “Oliver” which will be performed on Feb. 9-18 in Wilmington. Way to go Kathy!

SCT 2018 Season

Beauty and the Beast — Directed by Dr. L.J. Carr. Sponsored by the Rotary Club and Sampson Arts Council. Performance dates are Jan. 26 at 7:30 p.m., Jan. 27 at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Jan. 28 at 2:30 p.m. and Feb 1, 2, 3 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 4 at 2:30 p.m.

Fame — Directed by Angela Martin. Auditions TBA. Performance dates are April 20, 21 and April 27, 28, 29.

Hair Spray — Directed by Angela Martin. Auditions TBA. Performance dates July 6, 7, 8 and July 13, 14, 15.

Annie, Jr. — Directed by Angela Martin. Performance dates are July 20, 21, 22.

Boeing, Boeing — Directed by Logan Tart. Auditions TBA. Performance dates are Aug. 31, Sept. 1, 2 and Sept. 7, 8, 9.

TBA — Directed by Tom Wilbur. Auditions TBA. Performance are dates Oct. 19, 20, 21 and Oct. 26, 27, 28.

A Christmas Carol — Directed by Dan Holland. Auditions TBA. Performance dates are Nov. 30, Dec. 1, 2 and Dec. 7, 8, 9.

Thoughts until next week:

Do twins ever realize that one of them is unplanned?

Which letter is silent in the word Scent?, the S or the C?

If you replace “W” with “T” in “What, Where and When”, you get the answer to each of them.

‘Beauty and the Beast’ opens at the Sampson Community Theatre tonight at 7:30 p.m., with additional shows Saturday at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 7:30 p.m.
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By Bruce Caldwell

Contributing columnist