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Cinema Society staff

The Arkansas Cinema Society has announced new members to its staff and board, naming Jacqueline Gibson as its new director of development. Larry Stone, who has served on the society board for two years, is its new board president. Rett Tucker, Bud McLarty and Alison Williams have been named to the board's at-large executive committee.

"I am thrilled to be joining a team full of passionate film advocates who are just as dedicated to the people of this state," Gibson says in a news release. The release states that the society is "committed to building a film community in Arkansas where film lovers can watch films, share ideas, connect with each other, and nurture the new and existing film talent within our state through increased exposure to filmmakers and their art."

9 to 5 auditions

Benton's Royal Players will hold auditions for performers 18 and older, by appointment, for 9 to 5 The Musical (songs by Dolly Parton, book by Patricia Resnick, based on her screenplay for the movie of the same name), 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday in the auditorium at Bauxite High School, 800 School St., Bauxite. Prepare and sing, from memory and with feeling and character, 16 bars of music from the show or in its style and provide sheet music for the accompanist (no a cappella auditions). Some auditioners will be asked to do a cold reading from the script. Callbacks, if necessary, will be announced for a later date.

Fill out and submit an audition form at You'll receive your audition time via email. For more information, email [email protected] Production dates are April 16-19 and 23-26 at Benton's Royal Theatre; rehearsals begin the first week of March. Tammy Friend is directing, with Ashlyn Wilcox as music director and Brooke Finley as choreographer.

Style on 02/11/2020


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