Class Acts performances are provided as a public service of the Sampson CenterStage Performing Arts Series, the Sampson County Exposition Center, and the County of Sampson. Class Acts performances are totally funded and underwritten through the financial contributions of many businesses, corporations, civic organizations, and individuals from across Sampson County and are provided FREE to students in Clinton City Schools and Sampson County Schools.
The study guides provided and information below are designed to aid in preparing students for a educational and exciting performance. We encourage you to make use of these valuable resources designed to not only enhance each student’s theater-going experience; but to also complement their total educational experience.
Grade Level(s): Time(s):
3rd Grade 10:00 am
4th Grade 1:00 pm
Carolina Live! - Our Musical History introduces North Carolina’s rich musical history to students through a compelling, high energy 50-minute performance featuring twelve of NC’s finest professional musicians. The program highlights famous musicians from North Carolina and the social and cultural conditions which influenced their development. Artist’s covered include: John Coltrane, Doc Watson, Blind Boy Fuller and the 5 Royale's. Seven genres of music are covered including Old Time, Blues, Moravian Music, Blue Grass, Jazz, Gospel and early R&B. There is also a power point component featuring images of the musicians discussed along with short narrations between songs providing informational anecdotes about each musician.