‘Little Women’ hits stage this weekend


By Bruce Caldwell - Contributing columnist



Performers Taylor Blanchard, Emma Moore, Angela Martin, Isabelle Moore and Yvonne Cano run through a scene at Sampson Community Theatre’s upcoming musical production of ‘Little Women’.


It seems that “little women” have taken over the big stage of the Sampson Community Theater and for the next two weekends will be singing and dancing while the Civil War is going on in the background.

Their father is not readily available because he is serving as a Chaplain in the Union Army. One of the four March girls is Jo who aspires to be a writer. She is being played by a beautiful young lady from Goldsboro by the name of Emily Tucker. If that name sounds familiar it is because she has earned the crown as Miss Greater Sampson County by singing operatic selections as her talent genre so you can listen for her to hit some high notes as she sings to our audiences. Emily lives in Goldsboro and works for a credit service company. She has been in productions in Goldsboro but this is her first time on our stage.

Our own Angela Martin will be playing the part of Jo next weekend and we know her vocal capabilities. This musical is being sponsored by Performance Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram and a grassroots grant from the NC Arts Council. Tickets are available now at Inkspot and Matthews Gifts.

The next two weeks are your last chance to either renew your Patron Sponsor ticket or to become a new Patron Sponsor 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. Y

ou may purchase your 2016 Patron Sponsor tickets by contacting any Board member. Our proposed 2016 shows are listed below. Additionally 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.

Board Member Dan Holland is home now after spending several days in the hospital because of a farm accident. Get well soon Dan, we are all pulling for you.

Our website is available at: www.sampsoncommunitytheatre.org.

Upcoming events

Little Women — Sponsored by Performance Dodge and a Grassroots grant from NC Arts Council. Directed by L.J. Carr. Performances Friday, Feb. 5, 12 at 8 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 6, 13 at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 7, 14 at 3 p.m.

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:

Don’t forget you’re the main character in your story, and you get to decide how things turn out.

Realize that other people’s opinions of you say much more about them than they do about you.

Remember that dogs will love you no matter what.

By Bruce Caldwell

Contributing columnist

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Performers Taylor Blanchard, Emma Moore, Angela Martin, Isabelle Moore and Yvonne Cano run through a scene at Sampson Community Theatre’s upcoming musical production of ‘Little Women’.
http://clintonnc.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_E-Little-Women-1-30-16-03.jpgPerformers Taylor Blanchard, Emma Moore, Angela Martin, Isabelle Moore and Yvonne Cano run through a scene at Sampson Community Theatre’s upcoming musical production of ‘Little Women’.
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