South Arkansas Arts Cen­ter to an­nounce 2017-2018 theater sea­son

El Dorado News-Times - - Local -

South Arkansas Arts Cen­ter will an­nounce its 54th theater sea­son with a Hol­ly­wood in­spired soiree and the salute to Hol­ly­wood an­nounce­ment party at 7 p.m. Aug. 19 in the Price and Merkle Gal­leries at the arts cen­ter, 110 E. Fifth St., El Do­rado.

The theater com­mit­tee has made its choices for the next sea­son and the plays are all re­lated to clas­sic movies from the Golden Era, ac­cord­ing to a news re­lease from Su­san Harper at the arts cen­ter.

She said the se­lec­tion in­cludes one iconic com­edy, as well as two mu­si­cals and a hol­i­day re­vue for the sea­son, and the names of the pro­duc­tions will be re­vealed dur­ing the an­nounce­ment party. Set­ting the tone for the evening, SAAC ac­tors will present “Com­pletely Hol­ly­wood (Abridged),” a fast-paced, ac­tion packed salute to Old Hol­ly­wood. Cos­tumes are sug­gested for the night and the com­mit­tee asks that ev­ery­one em­brace the Hol­ly­wood theme and come dressed as their fa­vorite movie star from the silent era through the

’50s. Food and cock­tails will be Hol­ly­wood in­spired, as well, Harper said.

“The Golden Age of Hol­ly­wood brings with it an aura of mys­tique and ro­mance un­matched by the film in­dus­try to­day,” said Gary Hall, chair­man of the theater com­mit­tee. “This was the era of stars who shone brighter than the heav­ens. Each of th­ese stars and films brought with them iconog­ra­phy that is still part of our cul­ture to­day.

“We sim­ply can­not wait to un­veil our choices and hope the com­mu­nity will em­brace the sea­son and the party by dress­ing in the style of fa­mous celebri­ties from the ages past. Peo­ple love to dress up and cre­ativ­ity abounds when our com­mu­nity puts its col­lec­tive heads to­gether. We can prom­ise an evening of fun, en­ter­tain­ment and hope­fully, pleas­ant sur­prises. We hope you’ll be say­ing with all of us: ‘Hooray, It’s Hol­ly­wood,’” Hall said.

Tick­ets for the event will be $10 for ev­ery­one. For more in­for­ma­tion or to re­serve tick­ets, call the SAAC of­fice at 870-862-5474 or visit


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