Actors • Singers • Dancers Needed!

This show has something for everyone with fun character roles and great ensemble parts!

• Jane & Michael look 9-12 yrs (not younger than 9)
• All other Roles Open to Anyone 14 yrs or older

For more information call 870-862-5474 or email

Auditions Wed and Thur, May 29-30, 6pm

Director Ian B. Aipperspach, Ph.D. • Ouachita Baptist University, Division of Music / School of Fine Arts
Attend Either or Both Days Arrive Early to Register  Dancers Only Welcome Video Auditions Accepted

Callbacks Saturday, June 1, 2pm • Rehearsal Begins June 3
Production Dates July 11-14, 18-21

Lobby opens a half hour before auditions. Arrive early to fill out an audition form and get a head shot. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes for a dance audition. Please bring your calendar and provide a complete list of rehearsal conflicts.
Singing: Prepare 16 bars from a song in the style of the show to sing at Auditions. Don’t forget to bring your music. There will be no accompanist at auditions. Bring a music track on your phone/iPad/laptop that can connect by bluetooth or with an AUX cord (head phone jack) to our sound system or on a CD. (Optional if auditioning to just dance in the ensemble.) For Callbacks, music from the show will be assigned.
Dancing: Come prepared to perform a short musical theatre dance/movement combination. Preview the dance video to be familiar with the basic steps.
Acting: If auditioning for a lead role prepare a 1-2 minute monologue to present at Auditions. For Callbacks expect to read from the script. Scene reading with be made available the week of auditions.


Do you need help finding an audition song or finding a monologue to read? The director have some great ideas!

SONG IDEAS: Prepare to sing, about a minute or 16 bars, from any musical theatre song.

from Theatre Trip – Audition Songs and Monologues

This link takes you to the article “The Best Audition Songs for Mary Poppins – by Character” by Stacy Karyn on the Theatre Trips website.  There are multiple song choices for ensemble roles and individual characters.

MONOLOGUES: If auditioning for a lead role, prepare a 1-2 minute monologue to present at auditions. Each link has lots to options.

from Theatre Trip – Audition Monologues (bottom of the page)

from Ace Your Audition – free monologues.

from Village Theatre – audition monologues.

from – monologues.

from Drama Notebook – for teenagers.


If you can not attend auditions in person, you can submit an audition video!

Record yourself singing your audition song (from 2 min cut to full song) and the audition dance combination. If interested in a dance role, you may also submit an additional video that shows your dance skills.
Send an email to by noon on May 29 with a link where your videos can be viewed online and attach the auditions form, a head shot and resume, if you have one. Also, in the body of the email, say if you can or can not be at SAAC for Callbacks on Saturday, June 2.

Questions? Call SAAC at 870-862-5474 or send an email to


Video 1 • Learn the Steps

Video 2 • Dance with the Music

Video 3 • View from the Front

Director: Ian B. Aipperspach

Assistant Director: Ruth Griffin

Choreographer: Hannah Marsh