The big stage of the Sampson Community Theater is once again alive with the sound of children laughing, singing and dancing as the 74 cast members from the counties of Sampson, Duplin, Wayne, Bladen and Cumberland rehearse for “The Lion King Jr” performances which are scheduled to open at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 4 for the first of eight shows.
The cast has been split into two casts so that each child will be in four shows. This is nice for the cast but it is a challenge for the Director Angela Martin and others (light and sound, green room workers, etc.) because it means twice as many rehearsals while the cast learns its lyrics and choreography separately. Prestage Farms is proudly sponsoring this show and they have been joined by Larry King Associates of White Lake who has agreed to sponsor the costumes which are complex and costly. As a side note the Sampson Community Theater is one of first community theaters to produce “The Lion King, Jr.”
Any youth groups or daycares that are interested should know there will be two daycare shows on Aug. 4 and Aug. 11 at 10 a.m. Contact Angela Martin at 910-379-8737 for more information.
Lion King Jr. — Currently in rehearsal. Sponsored by Prestage Farms and Larry King Associates. Director Angela Martin. Eight shows Aug. 4-7 and Aug. 11-14.
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat — Directed by Dan Holland. Performances first two weekends of October. Auditions TBA.
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying — TBA
Community Theater Summer Camp — Angela Martin is directing. Aug. 8-11, 9 a.m. – noon each day. Contact Angela if interested to secure a spot for your child at 910-379-8737 or by email at [email protected]
Christmas Show — TBA
Thoughts until next week
You can fool some of the people all of the time, and some of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time — A. Lincoln
To avoid criticism do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.
All that we are is the result of what we have thought.
Bruce Caldwell is on the Board of Directors for Sampson Community Theatre.