Theater prepares for next feature

By: By Bruce Caldwell - Contributing columnist

In two short weeks, the big stage of the Sampson Community Theater will become a comic strip as the cast of ten, under the direction of Dan Holland, will present “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown” which is based on the Charles Schultz drawings of “Peanuts”.

You will get to see Snoopy (Erica Miller) do the famous dance when excited, Linus (Jerred Yaw) try to get rid of his blanket and Schroeder (Judson Clark) play a Beethoven piano piece while Lucy (Angela Martin) tries to run the whole show and Sally (Sarah Day) complains about the grade she got for her clothes hanger sculpture.

Peppermint Patty is being played by Laura Caraway who has been in “Hairspray” and “Grease”. Laura is the mother of a 16-year-old son and a 9-year-old daughter and took her part because it’s not often an adult gets to play a child.

We thank Kent Fann of Fann Farms for the sponsorship of this musical comedy that you will enjoy because for a few short hours you are a child again.

We said goodbye to our beloved friend and fellow thespian Gary Wilson this past Saturday with a full theater of family members and theater lovers. It was eerie when the memorial started with a recording of Gary welcoming folks to the theater and asking them to properly dispose of their trash and to turn off their cellphones in his deep baritone voice that we all have learned to love. So long dear friend.

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Upcoming events

You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown — Directed by Dan Holland. Sponsored by Fann Farms. Rehearsals ongoing. Performances Oct. 2-4 and Oct. 9-11. (6 Shows)

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

Taylor Michaels Music and Magic Christmas — Performances Dec. 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:

Life is long to the miserable but short to the happy.

Not admitting a mistake is a bigger mistake.

Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.

Bruce Caldwell is a member of the Sampson Community Theatre Board of Directors.

By Bruce Caldwell

Contributing columnist

Bruce Caldwell is a member of the Sampson Community Theatre Board of Directors.