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Sam Warren Returns to HCT as Amahl

Sam Warren has enjoyed playing many roles at HCT, but none has required more dedication than his current role as the disabled young boy, Amahl, in the upcoming production of Amahl and the Night Visitors. Sam said, "This has been my most challenging role vocally, and I could not have done this without the work of my music teacher, Bob Smith. He has worked with me for 6 months on this difficult soprano part, making sure I can hit every note. I would like to dedicate my performance as Amahl to my music teacher, Bob Smith."

Bob Smith recalls seeing Amahl and the Night Visitors for the first time on his family's TV screen when he was a child. Subsequently, over a span of 40 years Bob and his wife, Lynda, directed and performed in this show in various venues throughout Florida and Georgia. Given the fact that this production has been such a significant part of Bob's theatre career, it has made his involvement in preparing Sam especially meaningful. Bob stated, "This has not come easy for Sam, and it is a joy to work with a young student who is so dedicated and willing to learn. In the beginning, I wasn't sure he could master this music, but true to form, Sam is ready to make this his best vocal performance to date."

Most recently Sam was seen on the Kollock stage as Kurt Von Trapp in The Sound of Music and Oliver Twist in Oliver! While he enjoys all musicals, he believes this production is unique and has a very powerful message. Sam said, "I am honored to be in this show because it presents what I believe is the true message of Christmas."

Under the direction of John Preece, Gian Carlo Menotti's musical and emotional delight, Amahl and the Night Visitors, opens December 5th.

Performances are December 5-7, 12-14 at 7:30 pm, and December 8 and 15 at 2:00 pm. Tickets are $20 for adults, and $12 for children and full-time students. To purchase, please call (706) 839-1315 or order online at

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