Those at the Sampson Community Theatre wish everyone a happy, healthful, prosperous new year as we take down our 2013 calendars and replace them with crisp new 2014 calendars. The year 2013 was a standout year for our audiences as we presented them with the musical “Hairspray” in late January and early February, which Angela Martin directed and which had six sold-out performances. In April you saw “Lost On The 4th of July,” directed by Tom Wilbur which had the playwright in attendance. The next show was directed by Susan Bristow who had a great cast as you enjoyed great performances of “The Wizard Of Oz” in June, and in August Angela Martin’s large cast enthralled you with stirring performances of the musical “Oklahoma.” In October Justin Lockamy had a small but wonderful cast present “Crimes Of The Heart,” which was enjoyed by all who saw it and in December Martin again filled the stage with actors as “It’s A Wonderful Life” was presented.
We are deeply grateful to our sponsors this year: Kosterman Chiropractic, sweetFrog, Clinton Appliance & Furniture, Go Automotive, Jordan Shopping Plaza and Matthews Gifts and Drugs. Thanks to everyone who supported the Sampson Community Theater by attending our shows, sponsoring a show, acting in our shows, painting a backdrop, erecting a set, selling concessions, and doing the lighting and sound for each show.
We will begin our new year this Saturday Jan. 4 at 10 a.m. when Kathy Day will hold auditions for “Dixie Swim Club.” She will need five female actors in this serio-comedy who will each age over a 35-year period of the play’s course!!
The 2014 Patron Sponsor tickets are now available for a donation to the theater. These consist of two complimentary tickets to every show we produce in 2014. Contact any board member to obtain yours and be entertained all year. If you would like a Gift Certificate for family members or friends they may be obtained for half the Patron Sponsor donation and you may get as many as you like by calling 990-1359.
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.
2014 Season(subject to change):
Dixie Swim Club-Directed by Kathy Day. Auditions Saturday Jan. 4, 10 a.m. Performances on Feb. 14, 15. 16 and Feb. 21, 22, 23.
April-Barefoot In The Park
August-Little Mermaid, Jr.
October-Little Shop of Horrors
December-Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
August 4-7: 9th Annual Children’s Theater Workshop
Thoughts until next week:
• Write it on our heart that every day is the best day in the year.
• A New Year’s resolution is something that goes in one year and out the other.
• Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.