SAAC’s Theatre Camp counselors Mackenzie Lee, Gary Hall and Hannah Davis go “quackers” for the production of “Honk, JR” that they will be heading up. The summer Theatre Camp is set for July 23-27, for grades 2-9, with a camp orientation being held Saturday, July 14 at 10am. The Theatre Camp attendees will be producing a fun and lively production of “Honk, JR.” from the MTI Broadway Junior series, during the week of camp.
Gary Hall, Makenzie Lee and Hannah Davis, all of whom have had many hours in theatre work, especially at SAAC. Hall, a veteran of the SAAC stage, has been recently seen as Uncle Fester in “The Addams Family, A New Musical” and Cogsworth in “Beauty and the Beast”. He also directed “Sunset Boulevard”. Hall has worked on The Penguin Project’s theatre productions, a performing experience for children with disabilities.
A recent graduate of Louisiana Tech University’s theater program, Hannah Davis has worked on many productions through the years, including a few on SAAC’s own stage. Most recently, she was onstage in “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” , as well as having directed “Disney’s Aristocats JR”. At Louisiana Tech, she was smitten with hair, makeup and costume design, and worked in that capacity on many LA Tech productions.
Mackenzie Lee, who hails from Malvern, has recently finished his first year of teaching music at Washington Middle School. He also worked with the kids in WMS’s production of “Alice in Wonderland JR.”, which he said “was everything a director could hope for.” When asked about his involvement in “Honk Jr”, Lee said, “It has been a joy working with this town’s students. I look forward to being the music director for this show and seeing what kind of talent these kids hold.”
Hall said about the production, “If you think you know the story of the Ugly Duckling, you’ll find with this show, it’s not all it was ‘quacked up’ to be. We are working hard and getting all our ducks in a row to be ready to bring this exciting piece to SAAC. The musical was actually written for all ages and plays much like a Disney story through the basic story everyone is familiar with as well as some additions that make it more entertaining and endearing. ”
For more information about Theatre Camp, sponsored by First Financial Bank, please call the SAAC office at 870-862-5474 or visit the SAAC website at 110 East Fifth Street, El Dorado, Arkansas. SAAC is located at 110 East Fifth Street, El Dorado, Arkansas.