Kristen BlossomSAAC is thrilled to welcome back Kristen Blossom as director for the 2023 summer musical “Newsies”. Blossom is delighted to be returning to SAAC where she is a veteran to the stage, having been the director and choreographer for “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” in the summer of 2019.

Audition Workshop • February 25-26
Audition Call • June 3-4

Blossom has extensive experience directing both children and adults at the community theatre and collegiate levels. She holds an MFA in Acting, from the FSU/Asolo Conservatory, which has been rated one of the top 20 acting schools in the world. She is a member of the Actors Equity Association and has extensive experience performing and directing on stages all over the country. She is a trained dancer and registered yoga teacher, allowing her to incorporate her teaching techniques into all elements of a production. She has worked on stage in New York and in film in Los Angeles. She is currently the Assistant professor of acting, voice and musical theatre at Stephen F Austin University.

“I’m thrilled to work with everyone again. SAAC is a magical place with wonderful people. I love NEWSIES because it reminds me that one small idea from a young person, when taken seriously, can change entire systems of injustice. I want everyone to walk away from show feeling really, truly inspired, to stand together and use their voices to promote the change they want to see in our world right now. Like the NEWSIES sing, ‘Wrongs will be righted, If we’re united!’,” said Blossom

Set in turn-of-the century New York City, “Newsies” is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teenaged ‘newsies.’ When titans of publishing raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack rallies newsies from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions and fight for what’s right! “Newsies” is packed with non-stop thrills and a timeless message, perfect for the whole family and every audience.

Get ready to audition for “Newsies”, with an audition prep workshop hosted by Kristen Blossom on February 25th and 26th. Get a crash course in the “Newsies” universe at this FREE two-day workshop for adults and teen on Saturday 6:30-9:30pm and Sunday 1:00-4:00pm. The workshop is free, but advance registration is required.