Saline Area Players Fall Season Starts Soon

The Saline Area Players are a community theater group based in Saline. Their productions not only feature local area residents on stage, but often in the adaptation of the material. The Saline Area Players Fall Season will start on October 5 (shows at 1 & 3:30p) with Twisted Fables at Rentschler Farms during their Harvest Celebration.

SALINE AREA PLAYERS ANNOUNCE FALL SEASON

The Saline Area Players are plunging into children’s literature this fall as they prepare for their upcoming productions. Be ready for a season filled with numerous colorful characters taken right from the pages of many of your favorite stories.

October 5 will deliver a presentation of Twisted Fables at Rentschler Farm Museum during the Harvest Day on the Farm celebration. Performing this 30-40 minute show on the stage in the barn within the farm has become a SAP tradition. This year, the show will be produced/written by Patti Ringe and will be a fun rendition of some of your favorite Aesop tales, plus songs, with a “twist.” It’s a family friendly show with some very important lessons from stories such as Tortoise and the Hare, The Ant and the Grasshopper and the Boy Who Cried Wolf. Auditions will be at the end of August over two nights. There will be four rehearsals in September with the final dress rehearsal October 4 from 1-3:00. Shows will be October 5 at 1 & 3:30 pm, and are free with admittance to the farm.

The next SAP show will follow on the heels of the Rentschler gig, October 24-26, and is a collaboration between the Saline Area Players and Mangiamo Italian Grill. The dinner theater, titled Chills ‘n Fills will also be filled with characters, however, a bit more on the bone-chilling side, as we summon the Halloween spirit. The script will weave some Halloween or spooky tales together, many taken from local lore. The show is written and directed by Tami Hindes with Debra Warila producing. Audience members will be invited to wear Halloween costumes if they wish. The characters will represent common folks as well as rather uncanny characters, many with an eerie feel to them. Auditions for adults/older teens will take place in early September with cold readings from the script. Rehearsals will likely be 2-4 nights a week, depending on the parts assigned.

Then in December, SAP will repeat another tradition. We will be celebrating our 6th year of doing a holiday show at Stone Arch Arts and Events, the same weekend as the Saline Area Chamber of Commerce holiday parade. Kara Cardella will direct this year’s presentation – she has written three of the six holiday shows and directed five. This year’s offering, A Fairy Tale Christmas Carol, written by Flip Kobler & Cindy Marcus, is a twist on Dickens’ Christmas Carol story yet with fairytale characters playing the parts. Can you picture the Big Bad Wolf as Scrooge? And what about Mother Goose narrating? Auditions for this show will take place in mid to late October with rehearsals beginning soon after. There are parts for men, women, and many children. Show dates are December 4-7.

Details about auditions will be on the SAP website soon, so check www.salineareaplayers.org. Also, details will be on SAP’s facebook page: www.facebook.com/SalineAreaPlayers along with frequent updates, plus pictures! “Like” our page for updates. All are welcome to audition, even if you have never been in a show before. Audition information will include character descriptions to help you decide what parts might work for you. In addition, SAP is always thrilled to have people who would like to help behind the scenes with things like set building, set design, set paintings, costumes, props, publicity, advertising, tickets, programs etc. Contact president@salineareaplayers.org if you would like to be involved on a production crew.

Discussions are still underway for SAP’s spring show. Announcements will be coming soon, so stay tuned.

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