‘Pictures’ hits the stage tonight


By Bruce Caldwell - Contributing columnist



Libby Tucker (left) loses it when she hears that Steffy (Erica Miller) works at Columbia Studios in SCT’s upcoming mature comedy by Neil Simon, proudly sponsored by The Florist & Antiques at Warsaw and directed by Tom Wilbur.


This is a week of firsts for the Sampson Community Theater since “I Ought To Be In Pictures” is having its debut in Sampson County after opening on Broadway in 1980 and having a movie adaptation in 1982.

Also for the first time a sponsor has requested the opportunity to introduce the show to the audience. Yes, Mr. Bobby Martin, the owner of The Florist and Antiques of Warsaw, will address the theater goers this Friday evening at 8 p.m. prior to the curtains parting on “I Ought To Be In Pictures”.

Repairs are being made to our heating and cooling systems but just in case they are not complete it would behoove you to bring a coat with you to ward off any cold air which is possible because of our recent cold snap. The play has much sharp wit in it since it was authored by Neil Simon and the characters have a bunch of lines to remember so come prepared to be entertained by some stage veterans from the playwright to the Director (Mr. Tom Wilbur) to the members of the cast.

All patrons are asked to mark your calendar for the Patron Appreciation Event Saturday, April 23, at 8 p.m. where all valid patrons will be freely entertained with a Las Vegas type show which will be taped to submit as an audition tape for potential entertainment on a cruise ship over the summer by Taylor Michaels and which will be a mix of music and magic.

Patron Sponsor tickets are available by calling Brenda Martin at 990-4510. These tickets allow two people to attend every show we produce and get their names included in every program at a reduced rate.

Upcoming events

I Ought to be in Pictures — Directed by Tom Wilbur. Sponsored by The Florist and Antiques of Warsaw. Performances: Friday, April 8 and 15 and Saturday, April 9, 16 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, April 10, 17 at 3 p.m.

Cats — Auditions on Sunday, April 24, at 2 p.m. and Tuesday, April 26, at 6 p.m. Needed are college age and teenage dancers and singers. If you have tap shoes, bring them with you to auditions.Only minor parts for children but plenty of room for a lot of kittens. College students may call the director to request an audition time at 910-366-1111. Performances 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:

You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think.

No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted…..Aesop

If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.

By Bruce Caldwell

Contributing columnist

Libby Tucker (left) loses it when she hears that Steffy (Erica Miller) works at Columbia Studios in SCT’s upcoming mature comedy by Neil Simon, proudly sponsored by The Florist & Antiques at Warsaw and directed by Tom Wilbur.
http://clintonnc.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/web1_Pictures.jpgLibby Tucker (left) loses it when she hears that Steffy (Erica Miller) works at Columbia Studios in SCT’s upcoming mature comedy by Neil Simon, proudly sponsored by The Florist & Antiques at Warsaw and directed by Tom Wilbur.

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