Have you always wanted to be in musical on stage, but you were intimidated by the audition process? If you are 16 or older, this is the workshop for you! Hali Pinson, Assistant Director for SAAC’s summer musical Singin’ in the Rain, will provide you with tips and tricks to wow the director at your next audition! Come get a leg up on Singin’ in the Rain auditions, and learn how to put together a great resume and the perfect audition piece – and gain all of the confidence you will need.

The Musical Theatre Audition Workshop will be held on Saturday, May 12, from 2:00-5:00pm. Find out all you need to know to write a great resume, put together your lucky outfit, find the perfect audition piece, and gain all the confidence you’ll need. The cost of the workshop is $30.00, and you do not need to have previous acting experience to sign up.

This workshop will be taught be Hali Pinson, who has performed in many musicals at Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia and SAAC. A native of Nashville, Arkansas, she has been working in theatre for 6 years. She graduated from SAU with a Bachelor’s of Arts in Vocal Music and a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Music Theatre. Currently, she works as a sound engineer for the Murphy Arts District, using the skills she learned from live theatre to expand her technical knowledge. Her true passion, however, is performing. Pinson has been in numerous shows at SAAC including “110 in the Shade”, “The Addams Family Musical”, and most recently, “Sunset Boulevard”.

“My idea for the workshop will be to have the participants do a mock audition and use their actions as a starting point for what to do and what not to do. I also plan to touch on how to select a song, some good resources to use to find musical pieces, and additional information. I’ll have a list of websites that day. Also, I will speak about wardrobe selection and video submissions for auditions.

“This workshop will be really great for people who are interested in being cast in a role instead of always in the ensemble. Many actors want to make that move, but need to know what to do to ‘up their game’ for auditions. This will be some very good information on how to go about that.” Come and get a leg up on SAAC’s summer musical, “Singin’ in the Rain”, auditions!

Workshop participants should bring sheet music of pieces they already know or would like to learn, a copy of their current resume and a notebook and pen for notes. Registration is open for actors 16 and up.

For more information about this workshop, please call the SAAC office at 870-862-5474.