SAAC welcomes the members of the orchestra who will be playing for the summer musical “110 in the Shade”.  The musical director and conductor, Sarah Dailey, has selected a group of very talented musicians from the area to play the score for this golden age of Broadway musical.

Members of the orchestra are conductor and pianist, Sarah Dailey; trumpet, Aubrey Talley; percussion, Jake Reynolds; bass trombone, Xavier Broughton; and clarinet, Dalton Cate.

Sarah Dailey, the conductor, will also be the pianist in this orchestra, which is an unusual set of circumstances.  When asked about this, she explained what this will mean to the other musicians.  “While I will still be directing, I’ll also be playing.  Instead of having them watch me for prompts and timing, we will all be listening to each other and feeling the music together.    It’s pretty much like team play- like a sports team, where you know who is where and what they are doing at all times.  When I am only conducting, I am sort of like a traffic coordinator!”

The musical will run July 14-17 and 21, 23, 24.  The curtain goes up at 7:30 pm or 2:30 for Sunday matinee.

Friday, July 15, is a special night for anyone age 35 and under – tickets for anyone under 35 years old can buy tickets for $10 each!

The box office is open for tickets for “110 in The Shade”, which is sponsored by Murphy USA,  and reservations can be made by calling the SAAC office at 870-862-5474, or you may drop by the office at 110 East 5th Street, El Dorado, Arkansas.