Spotlight event huge success


By Bruce Caldwell - Contributing columnist



Blake Bellanger organized the Sampson County Spotlight talent event to raise money for his Eagle Scout project, renovating the theater green room.


This past Saturday, a large crowd of folks attended a special program labeled as Sampson County Spotlight Talent Showcase.

This program was designed, developed, organized and brought to fruition by Blake Bellanger as his project to obtain his Eagle Scout award. There were around 20 different acts during the evening, which included singers alone and in groups, dancers alone and in groups, participants from ages 8 to 70, and not a dull moment due to the host, Bruce Creech, who kept the action going from start to finish.

All the proceeds are to be used to renovate the theater Green room which is next door to the theater and is where actors change costumes, apply makeup and fix their hairdos.

Many thanks to all who participated in bringing some of the counties finest talent to our big stage in a show that was enjoyed by everyone.

Currently ongoing at SCT are rehearsals for “Little Women” where L. J. Carr has double casted this musical with the two casts numbering around forty performers. Rehearsals will continue over the month of January which goes to show the dedication needed to be a cast member and you can expect perfection when the show opens on Feb. 5, 2016. The set is being built by a group of dedicated volunteers. A big “Thank You” to each and everyone of you.

It’s time to become a new Patron Sponsor or renew your Patron Sponsor tickets for our 2016 season. A Patron Sponsor ticket allows two people to attend all of our shows at a reduced rate and also get the name of the patrons or business in all our programs.

You may purchase your 2016 Patron Sponsor tickets by contacting any Board member. Our proposed 2016 shows are listed below. In addition there is planned a special program for patrons only this summer where all valid patrons may see a Las Vegas style show on our stage free of charge as a thank you for supporting the Sampson Community Theater.

Our website is available at: www.sampsoncommunitytheatre.org and we are on Facebook but if you visit us there, we ask that you “like” us while there.

Upcoming events

Little Women — Rehearsals ongoing. Sponsored by Performance Dodge and a Grassroots Grant from the N.C. Arts Council. Directed by L.J. Carr. Performances Feb. 5, 6, 7 and Feb. 12, 13, 14.

I Ought to be in Pictures — Directed by Tom Wilbur. Sponsored by The Florist and Antiques of Warsaw. April 8, 9, 10 and April 15,16, 17.

Cats — June 16, 17, 18, 19 and June 23, 24, 25, 26.

In the Heights — Date To Be Determined

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying — Date to be determined

Elf, Jr. — Dec. 2, 3, 4 and Dec. 9, 10, 11

Thoughts until next week

“O, wind, if Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?” — Percy Bysshe Shelley

Spring, Summer, and Fall fill us with hope. Winter alone reminds us of the human condition.

One kind word can warm three winter months.

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

By Bruce Caldwell

Contributing columnist

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Blake Bellanger organized the Sampson County Spotlight talent event to raise money for his Eagle Scout project, renovating the theater green room.
http://clintonnc.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/web1_IMG_0691.jpgBlake Bellanger organized the Sampson County Spotlight talent event to raise money for his Eagle Scout project, renovating the theater green room.

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

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