This year’s season marks the 40th for the Saline Area Players. The group has been providing theater for the entire family since 1973. In addition to the musicals, drama, comedy and dinner theater that are the group’s main fare, they have also participated in such events as Santa’s Village, the holiday and fair parades, Relay for Life, Rentschler Farm’s harvest days, and the Celtic Festival, to name a few. With the support of neighbors and friends, SAP continues to be a contributing part of the Saline community.
The anniversary season is as follows:
• Steel Magnolias directed by Rebecca Groeb-Driskill, whose family was one of the founding members of the group. Show dates will be October 26-28 and auditions will be August 27-29.
• The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. Show dates are November 29 - December 2. SAP is currently seeking an artistic director for this show. Interested persons should contact[email protected] Auditions will be mid-October.
• Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka (musical). The show will be directed by Tami Hindes and performed April 19-21 Auditions dates are to be determined, but will likely be in late January.
The year will culminate with a GALA EVENT celebrating 40 years of performances with stars from the past, in June 2013. This community event will underscore some of the history of the group, and draw on highlights from performances of years gone by.
If you are interested in learning more about the season, check the group’s website for details as they become available: www.salineareaplayers.org
In addition, the group is always looking for people who are interested in either sharing their talents or learning new ones. There are many opportunities for people who enjoy using a hammer and saw and building sets. For those less handy with the tools, there are plenty of painting jobs available for all skill levels. SAP can also use help with costumes, either finding clothes or doing some sewing for the group. Other jobs include help with publicity, selling tickets, graphic design, finding props, and working on the nights of the shows themselves. If you have any interest or want to learn more, please email [email protected] Saline Area Players is a very welcoming group and an excellent way to meet new friends!