For SAAC’s 2016 summer musical, the theatre task force has selected the overlooked gem “110 in the Shade.” The musical is based on N. Richard Nash’s 1954 play “The Rainmaker.” Nash himself wrote the book for the musical with lyrics by Tom Jones, and music by Harvey Schmidt, the creative team behind the Off-Broadway hit “The Fantasticks.”
“110” is a slice of Americana that focuses on Lizzie Curry, a spinster living on a ranch in the American southwest, and her relationships with the local sheriff File. File is a cautious divorcé who fears being hurt again. With their relationship as a background, a charismatic con man Bill Starbuck appears, posing as a rainmaker who promises the locals he can bring relief to the drought-stricken area. Auditions for “110” are scheduled for May 20 and 21, 2016, and performances are scheduled for July 14-17 and 21-24, 2016.
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.
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.