The Theatre Committee of the South Arkansas Arts Center is now accepting director applications for their 2014 summer production of “9 to 5: The Musical.” Auditions dates are set for May 5-7, 2014 with performances running July 10-20, 2014. The award winning musical, with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton and book by Patricia Resnick, is part of SAAC’s 50th Anniversary Celebration

Qualified applicants should submit a letter of introduction, brief production plan, and a short resume. SAAC’s salary schedule is competitive and will be set according to experience. Lodging will also be provided if necessary. There will also be opportunities for the director to teach workshops and classes. Qualifications include some directing experience and knowledge of community theatre.

“9 TO 5: The Musical” is a high-energy show, ideal for a large, mostly female cast with its jubilant score and easily relatable characters. Pushed to the boiling point by their boss, three female co-workers concoct a plan to get even with the sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot they call their boss. They conspire to take control of their company and learn there’s nothing they can’t do — even in a man’s world. Set in the late 1970s, “9 TO 5: The Musical” is a hilarious story of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era. Outrageous, thought-provoking, and even a little romantic, the musical is about teaming up and taking care of business.

SAAC is a complete visual and performing arts center that includes three gallery spaces, a ballet studio, a 206 seat theatre, a scene and costume shop, classrooms, a photography studio, and offices all of which provide AIE residencies, monthly gallery exhibits, community theatre productions, classes in visual arts, ballet, photography, drama, and music for people of all ages and people with special needs.

All applications should be sent to SAAC, 110 East 5th Street, El Dorado, AR 71730, ATTN: Executive Director. Application deadline is Feb 28, 2014.

For more information, contact the SAAC office at 862-5474.