Audition Information for Chills 'n Fills

Performance Dates: October 24 & 25 at 7 PM and October 26 at 5 PM at Mangiamo Italian Grill (107 W Michigan Ave, Saline, MI)

Audition Dates: Tuesday and Wednesday, September 9 & 10, 7 PM, Liberty School (7265 N Ann Arbor St, Saline, MI).

Rehearsals: They will be primarily on Tuesday and Wednesday nights with some additional ones, as needed, with mutually agreed upon times.

Audition Format: Auditioners should come in comfortable clothes and be ready to move. There will be cold readings from the script and improvisation exercises. Please bring a list of conflicts between the above dates. You will be asked to fill out an audition form as well. There is no need to prepare anything.

About the Show: The show is an interactive production made up of small vignettes, and urban legends brought to life, that are interspersed throughout the meal, intended to summon the Halloween spirit. The tales are full of suspense, although without blood and gore, and are adult-oriented in their content.

Characters: A mixture of 5-7 men and women will be cast. Actors will be asked to play more than one role, with the exception of the "waitress" who serves as the narrator/conductor of the show, and will need to be able to interact with the dinner guests as well as tell her stories. A story-telling technique will be taught to the actors. Comic bits will be used including a fortune teller, spirited call girls, and a couple of cops. One woman will need a strong eastern European accent. One pre-teen girl will be needed for a small speaking role and may double as a spirit later on.

If you like being interesting characters and want to try your hand at playing a variety of parts all on the same night, this show is for you. Additional questions about auditions should be directed to the writer/director, Tami Hindes, at chills@salineareaplayers.org

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Audition Information for Twisting with Aesop

Performance Date: October 5 at 1 & 3:30, Rentschler Farm
Audition Dates: Monday & Tuesday, August 18 & 19, 7-8 PM, Liberty School Auditorium
Rehearsals: There will be 4 rehearsals based on conflicts plus a dress rehearsal October 4 from 1-3:00

Audition Format: Auditioners should come in comfortable clothes and be ready to move. We will sing a little, move a little and read until our mouths go dry! Please bring a list of conflicts between the above dates. You will be asked to fill out an audition form as well. There is no need to prepare anything, except your enthusiasm and imagination.

About the Show: Saline Area Players have made it a tradition to perform at Rentschler Farm during Harvest Time on the Farm. This year, the show will be a rendition of some familiar Aesop fables, plus toe-tapping tunes, in a lovely outdoor, country atmosphere setting! Tales include the Tortoise and the Hare, The Ant and the Grasshopper and the Boy Who Cried Wolf.

Characters: The cast size will be flexible depending on who auditions, and actors may play more than one part.

Animals (male or female) - frogs, grasshopper, ant, hare, snake, tortoise, hedgehog, mouse, sheep, and wolf

People (1 male, others can be male or female) - shepherd boy, villagers, chorus, and narrators.

This is a fun family show and a great opportunity to try your hand at community theater with a limited time commitment. Additional questions about auditions should be directed to the writer/director, Patti Ringe, at harvestdays@salineareaplayers.org

Announcing our 2014 fall season

Twisted Fables - Rentschler Farm Harvest Days
October 5 at 1:00 & 3:30 PM
Written/produced by Patti Ringe

A fun rendition of some of your favorite Aesop Fables, with a "twist," including Tortoise and the Hare, The Ant and the Grasshopper and the Boy Who Cried Wolf
Auditions for all ages at the end of August. Check back for details. Four rehearsals plus a dress rehearsal.

Chills 'n Fills - Mangiamo Italian Grill (dinner theater)
October 24 & 25 at 7 PM and October 26 at 5 PM
Written/directed by Tami Hindes. Produced by Debra Warila

A collection of spooky tales, many taken from local lore, and portrayed by some eerie characters.
Auditions for late teens/adults in early September. Check back for details.

A Fairy Tale Christmas Carol - Stone Arch Arts and Events
December 4-7
Directed by Kara Cardella

A twist on Dickens' Christmas Carol story with fairytale characters playing the parts.
Auditions for men, women & children in mid October - check back for details.

Spring show - information coming soon!

Not interested in auditioning, but want to work behind the scenes with things like set building, set design, set painting, costumes, props, publicity, advertising, tickets, producing, programs, etc. Contact president@salineareaplayers.org with your interest!


Silent Night: The Real(ish) Story

The most beloved Christmas carol, "Silent Night," was written almost by accident. A young priest, an Austrian village and a damaged organ all took part in the creation of this classic hymn. With a bit of embellishment, some memorable characters, and favorite holiday tunes, this staging of the almost catastrophe will be a delight for the whole family!

The show is suitable for kids through adults and is a wonderful and magical theater experience for the whole family

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40th Anniversary Gala

Tickets:
Price: $10/person (includes show and afterglow party)
Order online: Click on the link below to order now using credit card. There is a $1 service charge per ticket.
Reserve "will call" tickets via email: Email tickets@salineareaplayers.org. Indicate the number tickets desired. This email may also be used for any questions.
At the door: Buy tickets at the door with cash or check.
Questions/"will call" by phone: Call 734-355-8898
Special Needs: Patrons are asked to call ahead if they have special seating needs.

Show:
Enjoy a retrospective of SAP's 40 years of entertainment in this community. The show will include performances of stars of the past, photos of past shows, cameo appearances of colorful characters, and some group singing. Hear songs from South Pacific, Oklahoma, My Fair Lady, Annie, A Funny Thing Happened on the way to the Forum, Bye Bye Birdie and others. Join others for a Saline Area Players reunion performance followed by a party at Mac's, and re-live shows from the past with us.

Party Attire encouraged!


Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka

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The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

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Steel Magnolias

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Announcing Our 40th Anniversary Season

Join in the celebration of our 40th anniversary season. Lots of opportunities for actors, builders, painters, costumers, ticket sellers, publicity help, graphic designers, audience members and more.

Rentschler Farm Harvest Days - Variety Show
October 7, 2012
Coordinated by Leo Babcock.

Steel Magnolias directed by Rebecca Groeb-Driskill
Performance Dates: October 26 - 28, 2012

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The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
Performance Dates:
November 29 & 30 at 7:00PM
December 1 & 2 at 1:00PM & 3:30PM

Auditions:
October 15 & 16 at 7:00 p.m. at MS orchestra room
Callbacks October 17 at 7:00 p.m. at MS orchestra room

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Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka (musical)
directed by Tami Hindes
April 19-21, 2013
Auditions TBD - likely in late January

GALA EVENT celebrating 40 years of performances with stars from the past!
June 2013
Stay tuned for more details to come!!!



The Carol Burnett Show: Your Favorite Sketches


Join the Saline Area Players for a nostalgic look back to the days of The Carol Burnett Show. Experience the humor and creativity of the good old days of comedy sketches, under the direction of Tami Hindes.



The show will be performed at Stone Arch Arts and Events at 8:00 PM on March 8 & 9 and 2:00 PM on March 10 & 11. A special dinner theater performance will be at 7:00 PM on March 10.



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RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER

Written and directed by Kara Cardella


The Saline Area Players are happy to launch this original production of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer directed by Kara Cardella with assistance by Patti Ringe and musical coaching by Robert Cindric.

Show dates and times: December 1 & 2 at 7:00 PM and December 3 & 4 at 1:00 & 3:30 PM

Location: Stone Arch and Events, 117 S. Ann Arbor St., Saline, MI 48176

Tickets
Price: $8/adults, $5/students & seniors 65+, $25/immediate family
Seating: General Admission
Reserve online: Tickets can be reserved up until 24 hours before the beginning of the performance. Email tickets@salineareaplayers.org and indicate the date and time you wish to attend, and the number of tickets you need in each category. If you are requesting an "immediate family" ticket (which generally means parents and their children), please indicate how many people are in your immediate family group. Tickets will be reserved for you at the door and held until 15 minutes before showtime. We will accept cash or check.
At the door: Some tickets will be available at the door. Please bring cash or check.
In Person: At Busch's, 565 E Michigan or Maureen's Designs, 101 S. Ann Arbor St. in Saline.

Cast: The cast includes Rudolph who is played by Abby Wilson, Santa and Mrs. Claus played by Leo and Barbara Babcock, and Blitzen and Mistletoe (Rudolph's parents) played by Jesse Ray and Jordan Louise Bauman. Krissa Rumsey's character narrates. Other cast include: Linus Babcock, Natalie Bauman, Hannah Burkhart, Mallory Castor, Claire Endres, Ben Faulkner, Adelaide Gregor, Arianna Gregor, Benedict Gregor, John Paul Gregor, Madeline Gregor, Maurita Gregor, Sammie Giannotti, Lauren Getsov, Rich Hamann, Tommy Hamann, Alex Jasman, Adair Jost, Giselle Jost, Mackenna Kofahl, Maggie McCormick, Natalie McQuade, Daniel Muzzi, Stephen Muzzi, Miranda Patterson, Ben Walsworth Purkiss, Maria Ray, Ella Rumsey, Josie Rumsey, Cezanne Smith, Marlowe Smith, and Lizzie Thomas.

Synopsis: The story is based on the famous song by the same name, and includes favorite characters like Rudolph, Santa and Mrs. Claus, reindeer and elves, plus some new characters. The story highlights the growing years of Rudolph, the reindeer that was born with a shiny nose and later goes on to lead Santa's sleigh. It is a family event filled with humor, a lovely message about celebrating our differences, and familiar music. Be prepared for some fun audience interaction. In addition, SAP will be supporting Toys for Tots by having a collection box at the play for those who want to donate new toys for kids.

Additional Information: Please call 734-429-1480 if you have any additional questions.


"Won't you guide my sleigh tonight?"


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JACK AND THE BEANTIN

by Peter Bond
Directed by Tami Hindes

When well-meaning Jack swaps the family cow for a tin of magic beans,
he has no idea it'll lead to fortune and a family reunion!

Show dates and times: 7:00 PM on Friday, September 23, 4:30 & 7:00 PM on Saturday, September 24, and 2:00 & 4:30 on Sunday, September 25.

Location: Rentschler Farm, 1265 E Michigan Avenue, Saline, MI 48176. The show will be held in the barn on the property. Dress for the weather as there is no heating or cooling system - bring a blanket if needed. There is a restroom on the property. Patrons are encouraged to contact us ahead of time if they have special seating needs. The show will be approximately 45 minutes in length.

Tickets:

  • Price: $8 for adults and $5 for students
  • Seating: General admission
  • At the door: Buy tickets at the door with cash or check
  • Reserve a seat that will be held for you until 15 minutes before showtime by sending an email to tickets@salineareaplayers.org specifying the show date and time and the number of adult and student tickets you would like to reserve. This email address may also be used for any questions.

A perfect play for the whole family, this delightful show is a British panto version of Jack and the Beanstalk, full of audience interaction and silliness. Be prepared to laugh with the characters, and watch sound effects be made in front of your eyes.

Jack and the Beantin Cast
Jack: Jordan Louise Bauman
Mrs. Broke: Lori Laurent Smith
Gert: Alex Crayne
Rude: Erian Williams
Beth: Gary Glover
Little: Tim Brayman
Mrs. Scrubba: Mary Rumman
Rover: Erian Williams
Beanseller: Pat Collins


THE SOUND OF MUSIC



The Saline Area Players are delighted to announce their presentation of The Sound of Music by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II with artistic direction by Carrie Jay Sayer and musical direction by Robert Cindric. This wonderful musical will be shown at 7:00 PM March 25, 2:00 & 7:00 PM on March 26, and 2:00 PM on March 27 at the Ellen Ewing Performing Arts Center in the Saline High School, 1300 Campus Parkway, Saline MI 48176.


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The Saline Area Players announce their production of How the Grinch Stole Christmas which will be performed on December 2 & 3 at 7:00 p.m. and December 4 & 5 at 1:00 & 3:30 p.m. at the Stone Arch Arts and Events Center, 117 S. Ann Arbor St, Saline MI (former Methodist Church). Ticket prices are $5/person or $25/immediate family. Seating is general admission. Tickets may be reserved by calling 734-677-3727.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas is an original adaptation written and directed by Kara Cardella. Be prepared for cameo appearances by The Cat-in-the-Hat, Horton and other favorite Seuss characters. Also included will be a clever rendering of "The Night Before Christmas." This show, which promises to be a delight for people of all ages, will be performed in collaboration with the Saline Area Chamber of Commerce during the Saline holiday parade weekend festivities. In addition, SAP will be supporting Toys for Tots by having a collection box at the play.

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RAVENSCROFT by DON NIGRO

Directed by Paul Bianchi

October 29 & 31, November 5 & 6 @ 8 p.m. October 31 & November 7 at 3:00 p.m.

Liberty School Theater, 7265 N. Ann Arbor St., Saline, MI

General Admission. $12 for adults, $10 for students through high school & seniors 65+.

Tickets are available at the door.

For information or to make a reservation for special needs seating, please call 734-355-8898.

This psychological drama is a thinking person's Gothic thriller, a dark comedy that is both funny and frightening. On a snowy night Inspector Ruffing (Kyle Newmeyer) is called to a remote house to investigate the headlong plunge of Patrick Roarke down the main staircase. He becomes involved in the lives of five alluring and dangerous woman, including Mrs. Ravenscroft (Elizabeth Atkinson), the lady of the manor, her teenage daughter Gillian (Lauren Branch), the governess Marcy (Halla Motawi), the cook Mrs. French (Kaarina Quinnell), and the maid Dolly (Susan Toth Bernard). They lead him through a bewildering labyrinth of contradictory versions of Patrick's demise and that of the late Mr. Ravenscroft.

It's the perfect show to watch during the Halloween season!!!

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Harvest Days

Photos and a news story link from the recent Harvest Days show at Rentschler Farm.

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Events

Twisting with Aesop
Rentschler Farm Harvest Days
October 5 at 1:00 & 3:30 PM
1265 E Michigan Avenue
Saline, MI

Chills 'n Fills
October 24 & 25 at 7 PM
October 26 at 5 PM
Mangiamo Italian Grill
107 W Michigan Ave
Saline, MI


Auditions

Twisting with Aesop
August 18 & 19
Liberty School
7265 N Ann Arbor St
Saline, MI

Chills 'n Fills
September 9 & 10, 7 PM
Liberty School
7265 N Ann Arbor St
Saline, MI

A Fairy Tale Christmas Carol
Auditions mid October

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