Williams wants to ‘spread the love around’

Commentary by Madeline Perrou, Hannah Thigpen and Evan Mertz
Special to the Times-News

The cast of Williams High School's Musical Revue "Spread the Love Around" poses for a recent photo. Jon Upchurch / Special to the Times-News

It’s that special time of year again that no one in Burlington will want to miss. The Williams High School annual Musical Revue, “Spread the Love Around,” is guaranteed to have people dancing in their seats and singing all night long. This year’s talented cast will deliver Broadway hits in an extravagant and show-stopping way.
   The musical revue, under the direction of Williams’ choral director, Laura Sam, includes 24 songs representing many musical theater styles from the classic “Circle of Life” from “The Lion King” to “You Can’t Stop the Beat” from Hairspray. The performances will be at 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday in the Williams High School auditorium, 1307 S. Church St., Burlington.
   This musical is incredibly important to the Williams High School and Burlington community because it is Laura Sam’s last musical at Williams. She will retire at the end

of this year after 29 years of dedicated service to our school community.
   “I love being part of the students’ development on and offstage as musicians and performers. I love helping to teach students some of life’s lessons of dedication and responsibility to themselves and one another,” Sam said. “Perhaps most of all, I love the family feeling and close friendships that develop among the students and in the community of parents and volunteers who have been with me for many, many years.”
   This year’s musical revue will provide a family fun night of incredible singing and great dancing that will not disappoint. You don’t want to miss the amazing Laura Sam’s last production at Williams High School. Trust us, you will be glad that you came to the show.
   Tickets will be on sale at the door for $5 for students (through 12th grade) and $7 for adults.

 Madeline Perrou is a senior; Hannah Thigpen is a junior and Evan Mertz is a sophomore; they all attend Williams High School.


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