Enjoy refreshments and a fun evening with new friends and old as the South Arkansas Arts Center launches a new summer musical season with “Singin’ in the Rain”. SAAC’s Theatre Committee invites you to a “Singin’ in The Rain” Meet and Greet with the production staff on Saturday, April 28, at 6:00pm on stage in the Callaway Theater. SAAC is thrilled to bring the musical production of this Hollywood classic to the stage. Are you ready for a toe-tapping good time? Have you always wanted to get your feet wet on stage? Now is your chance!

Come meet the three dynamic women who will lead the production staff for this summer’s upcoming musical Director Lisa Newton is a new presence on the SAAC stage from Texarkana, and she will be at the event with local Choreographer Hannah Marsh. Music director Charlsie Falcon, most recently seen on the SAAC stage playing Norma Desmond, will also be on hand to talk with anyone interested in auditioning.

The production team will help with any audition questions, music choices, and even a quick tap dancing lesson. The songs are iconic classics from the golden age of Hollywood musicals that are fun and easy to sing along with. Auditioners should expect a tap-style show with pops of musical theatre jazz dancing. Choreographer Hannah Marsh, owner and director of Lucy’s Ladies Dance Studio in El Dorado, will lead a “Tap Tune-up” in the ballet studio at 7pm. Learn the basic tap techniques that can turn anyone into a tap dancer in no time. About the dance Marsh said, “Don’t be scared to audition, because everyone brings something special.”

About the production, Newton said, “I am really loving prepping for this musical because there is something for everyone. The cameo and supporting roles are really good. There is everything from some great acting parts to starring roles for singers and dancers.”

Audition packets will be available, and show staff will answer any questions about the audition process and opportunities backstage and beyond at the Meet and Greet on April 28. Audition Call will be May 18-19, with the production of “Singin’ in the Rain”, sponsored by Murphy USA, on July 12-22.

For more information please call the SAAC office at 870-862-5474

Choreographer Hannah Marsh (left), Music Director Charlsie Falcon (center), Director Lisa Newton (right)

Early Registration Thursday, MAY 17, 6-8pm
or arrive early on day of auditions to register

6:30PM Friday OR 10AM Saturday
attend either session
Call backs Saturday, May 19, 2pm

Cast Meeting May 29
Rehearsal Begins May 30