Actors • Singers • Dancers Needed!

This show has something for everyone! Great MALE & FEMALE opportunities of ALL AGES. Character Roles and Great Ensemble parts for Adults, Young Adults & Teens! The minimum age to audition is 12 for the part of the youngest Newsie, Les Jacobs.

For more information call 870-862-5474 or email

Auditions Saturday 6pm & Sunday 2pm

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 Monday, June 5, 6pm • Rehearsal Begins June 6
Production Dates July 20-23, 26-30

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. Either a karaoke CD or a music track on your phone/iPad/laptop that can connect to the AUX cord (head phone jack) on our sound system is acceptable. (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? Our directors have some great ideas!

SONG IDEAS: Prepare to sing, about a minute or 16 bars, from any musical theatre song. Here are a few you might like. The link will take you to a karaoke track posted on YouTube.

Go The Distance” – Hercules

Proud of Your Boy” – Aladdin

My Petersburg” – Anastasia

Journey To The Past” – Anastasia

I Won’t Say I’m In Love” – Hercules

Beyond My Wildest Dreams” – The Little Mermaid

When I Get My Name In Lights” – The Boy From Oz

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

from Ace Your Audition – free monologues.

from Village Theatre – audition monologues.

from – monologues.

from Drama Notebook – for teenagers.

If you can not attend auditions, 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 June 3 with a link where your videos can be viewed on-line 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 on Monday, June 5th if you receive a callback.

Director: Ian B. Aipperspach
Music Director: Charlsie Langley
Choreographer: Hannah Marsh
Assistant Director: Kaila Emery