Community theater continues ‘Fame’ rehearsals

By Bruce Caldwell - Contributing columnist

The cast of “Fame” still has weeks of rehearsals ahead of them, but most of them are young or energetic while a majority are young and energetic with a few being older and energetic.

While this large group continues rehearsals, it is heartwarming to see what has happened to some of our veterans. Sarah Day is in school at UNC-Greensboro were she is studying theater art. Lucas Jackson, Kayla Morris, and Delaney Thornton have received Simple Gifts scholarships which allows them to attend a liberal arts school for eight semesters (or 4 years).

Isabelle Moore has been accepted for admission to the musical theater program at Marymount Manhattan College in New York City. There are only 14 individuals accepted to the musical theater program and Isabelle was one of those chosen. Also a young man who grew up in our theater is entertaining for a living — Clay Boney has been employed all summer at Dollywood in Pigeon Forge in East Tennesee and Garrett Whipkey is singing with the Asheville Chorale after attending college at Western Carolina University. So if you want to be on stage a lot, one place you can develop your talent is on the big stage of the Sampson Community Theater.

SCT 2018 Season

Fame — Directed by Angela Martin. Rehearsals ongoing. Performance dates are April 20-21, 27-28 at 7:30 p.m. and April 22, 29 at 2:30 p.m.

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.

Blithe Spirit — Directed by Tom Wilbur. Auditions Sept. 8 at 10 a.m. Performance dates are Oct. 19-21 and Oct. 26-28.

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:

Only you can change your life. No one can do it for you.

There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved.

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always try just one more time … Thomas A. Edison

By Bruce Caldwell

Contributing columnist