Sampson Independent

The Sampson Community Theater is in serious rehearsals for “Hairspray” which opens in four weeks for 10 performances on July 6.

“Hairspray” won four Tony awards including one for the best musical and ran for 2,642 performances. It has had national tours, a West End Production, numerous foreign productions and in 2007 was adapted for a movie. The bottom line is; this show will be a crowd pleaser so get your tickets early at Matthew’s Gifts or at Inkspot. The box office will be open for one hour for each performance so come early and get the seat you want. Performance Dodge/Ford are the sponsors and we thank them for being so civic minded.

There will be three performances of “Annie, Jr” which will follow the 41 Summer Theater campers who will spend two weeks learning the fine points of theater acting and will demonstrate what they learned in our summer camp this year from Angela Martin. The performances will be on Saturday, July 21 at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday, July 22 at 2:30 p.m. This is not a patron event and tickets will be the usual price.

Upcoming events

Hairspray — Directed by Angela Martin. Sponsored by Performance Automotive Dodge/Ford. Performance dates Friday, July 6 and 13 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, July 7 and 14 at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, July 8 and 15, at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m.

Theater day camp — for ages 5-15. July 9-22. Concludes with “Annie, Jr” and directed by Angela Martin. Performance dates are July 21 at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and July 22 at 2:30 p.m.

Blithe Spirit — Directed by Tom Wilbur. Auditions Sept. 8 at 10 a.m. Performance dates Oct. 19, 20, 21 and Oct. 26, 27, 28.

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

Thoughts until next week

We would accomplish many more things if we did not think of them as impossible.

Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose.

Life is 10 percent what happens to you and 90 percent how you react to it.

The cast of ‘Hairspray’ continues rehearsals for opening night July 6. cast of ‘Hairspray’ continues rehearsals for opening night July 6. Tom Wilbur|SCT photo Wilbur|SCT photo

By Bruce Caldwell

Contributing columnist

Bruce Caldwell is on the board of directors for Sampson Community Theatre.