‘Joseph’ continues into final rehearsals


By Bruce Caldwell - Contributing columnist



Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat opens on the Sampson Community Theater stage next weekend, with productions Friday, Saturday and Sunday.


The cast of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”, which numbers about 25 plus, has but one week for rehearsals before they face one of the finest audiences in eastern North Carolina on Friday, Oct. 7, at 8 p.m. on the big stage of the Sampson Community Theater.

Come prepared to see and listen to a production that has no dialogue but plenty of songs and singing and a children’s ensemble that stays on the stage for a majority of the play. One family is well represented in this show. The Jackson family of Turkey has the parents, Tracy and Natalie, and their daughter, Lydia, in the show and their son, Lucas, plays the part of Joseph and his “coat-of-many -colors” while another son, Noah, is in charge of the sound.

We thank them for their involvement although it meant many late suppers during the rehearsals. “Joseph” is appropriate for all ages and moves rapidly from one scene to another that all can enjoy so get your tickets now at Inkspot, Matthew’s Gifts or at the box office on production days. We are grateful to Performance Dodge for sponsorship of this show.

Don’t forget Angela Martin will be holding auditions for How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying on Oct. 15 at 10 a.m. Performances are the first two weekends of December.

The 2017 shows that we have scheduled so far is “Mary Poppins” scheduled for February, “Fiddler on the Roof”, “Suessical the Musical”and “Les Miserables”. The other shows are listed below but are subject to change.

Upcoming events

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat — Directed by Dan Holland. Sponsored by Performance Dodge. Performances Friday, Oct. 7 and 14, Saturday, Oct. 8 and 15, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 9 and 16, at 3 p.m.

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying — Directed by Angela Martin. Sponsored by Jordan Shopping Plaza and Matthew’s Gifts. Auditions Saturday, Oct. 15, at 10 a.m. Performances Dec. 2, 3, 4 and 9, 10, 11.

Mary Poppins — Directed by Dr. L.J. Carr. Auditions Saturday, Dec. 3 (12 p.m. adults, 1:30 p.m. children), Saturday, Dec. 10, (12 p.m. adults, 1:30 p.m. children). Eight Performances Feb. 3-12 with matinees on Saturday and Sunday.

2017 Season:

Mary Poppins — Show in February. Rights have been obtained.

Seussical the Musical —Rights obtained

Fiddler on the Roof — Rights obtained

Les Miserables — Rights obtained

The Odd Couple — Female Version

Elf — Christmas Show

Thoughts until next week:

“Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom,” — Marcel Proust

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life,” — Steve Jobs

“He who is not satisfied with a little is satisfied with nothing,” — Epicurus

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat opens on the Sampson Community Theater stage next weekend, with productions Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
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By Bruce Caldwell

Contributing columnist

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