Get a crash course in how to discover and explore the story at the heart of each song in the “Acting the Song Workshop” lead by Kristen BlossomKristen Blossom, assistant director of acting and directing at Louisiana Tech University. Blossom, visiting director for this summer’s production of “Hunchback of Notre Dame” will lead a workshop delving into the art of acting…while singing!

Scheduled for Saturday, May 18, the free workshop runs from 1-4pm. Please call the SAAC office at 870-862-5474 to register for this fun and enlightening experience.

Whether you want to delve deeper into a performance piece, hone your craft as an actor, or get prepared for “Hunchback” auditions, Blossom will help you unpack and understand your song you’re your character.

“Every song tells a story! Once you start to really understand what your character wants, then you’ll organically start to find natural physicality, power and confidence in your performance,” Blossom said.

Together with “Hunchback” music director Brent Miller as musical accompanist, Blossom will guide the group through exercises, as well as working one-on-one with individuals. Come prepared with sheet music if possible, and have at least 32 bars of your song memorized.

Thanks to support from the Homer and Gladys Rogers Entertainment and Educational Series, the workshop is free to participants.

“The Rogers Series committee was delighted to bring this workshop to SAAC, because it is the perfect lead-in to our summer musical,” said Jay Brooks, Rogers committee chair. “We at SAAC are fortunate to have the Rogers Fund, and we thank the family for their generosity in providing us the ability to sponsor this workshop and other worthy programs.”

Following the workshop, Blossom and Miller will be in the gallery beginning at 4 pm with the other members of the creative team to visit with the public at the Congregation and Choir Mixer.