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Feb. 20-March 24, 2019
Opening Night on Friday, Feb. 22, 2019

book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse • music by John Kander • lyrics by Fred Ebb
based on the play by Maurine Dallas Watkins • script adaptation by David Thompson
directed and choreographed by Ron Hutchins

Opportunity knocks when a crime of passion earns Roxie Hart the kind of notoriety that slick-talking attorney Billy Flynn can exploit for her dreams of fame and his hunger for fortune. Roxie’s story captures the imaginations of newspaper readers and reporters who fall hook, line and sinker for Billy’s clever manipulation. Roxie quickly overshadows previous murderess, media darling, and fellow Cook County inmate – vaudevillian Velma Kelly. Set in the Jazz Age, Kander and Ebb’s legendary, Tony Award-winning musical takes a tantalizing look at how the times may change, but the allure of fame remains a fundamental motivation for those willing to sacrifice their scruples for the spotlight.

 

Preview Performances

Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 7 p.m.*

Thursday, Feb. 21 at 7 p.m.

*Pay What You Can Night
Sponsored by Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Patrons are invited to attend the first preview of Opening Week by paying any amount they wish for their tickets. Tickets must be purchased in person at the Box Office at 601 Main Street the day of the performance. The Box Office opens at 9 a.m. There are at least 100 tickets available for purchase, and tickets are limited to two per person.

Regular Performances

Wednesdays-Thursdays at 7 p.m., Feb. 27-28, March 6-7, 13-14 and 20-21

Fridays at 8 p.m., Feb. 22, March 1, 8, 15 and 22

Saturdays at 2 p.m., February 23, March 16 and 23

Saturdays at 8 p.m., Feb. 23*, March 2, 9, 16 and 23

Sundays at 2 p.m., Feb. 24, March 3, 10, 17 and 24

Special

Wednesday, March 13, at 7 p.m., is an American Sign Language-interpreted performance

Director’s Talk

Wednesday, Feb. 20, 6:15 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 21, 6:15 p.m.

Clinton School of Public Service Distinguished Speaker Series

Thursday, Feb. 21, 12 p.m.

Join Director Ron Hutchins and members of the cast and creative team for a panel discussion on this production.

Opening Night Champagne Reception

Friday, Feb. 22

Party with the cast after the Opening Night performance. Enjoy a special champagne toast and light hors d’oeuvres.

Pay Your Age Night

Saturday, Feb. 23, 7 p.m.
Sponsored by Little Rock Soiree and Zetêo Coffee

If you’re age 22-40, you can pay your age at The Rep! Enjoy great theatre at a great price. Plus, enjoy complimentary beverages from Zetêo Coffee. There are 50 tickets available for purchase, and tickets are limited to four per household. Purchase through the Box Office in person or by phone (sorry, no online sales). Ticket price is based on the age of the oldest person in the group. Proof of age for each member of the party is required at time of pick-up. Offer is based on seating availability.

Post-Show Talk Back

Wednesday, Feb. 27, immediately following the performance

Stay after the performance for a discussion with members of the cast. Epilogue talkbacks will take place in the theatre and are free with your show ticket.

Beer Night with Stone’s Throw Brewing

Thursday, Feb. 28, 6 p.m.

Enjoy a complimentary beer tasting provided by Stone's Throw Brewing.

Because each individual theatregoer is different, The Rep offers suitability suggestions for every production. If you have any questions about content, age-appropriateness, or stage effects that might have a bearing on your comfort, please call the Box Office at (501) 378-0405.


CONTENT

Characters Smoke Onstage Yes Cigars and cigarettes
Characters Drink “Liquor” Onstage Yes Drunkenness depicted
Drug Use Depicted No  
Violence Depicted/Referenced Yes Physical violence, domestic violence, murder by gun, poisoning, and knife, silhouette of a hanged woman, attempted sexual assault
Partial Nudity Yes Risqué dress
Sexual/Suggestive Content Yes Allusion to sex, sexual acts, and sexual situations, reference to genitals, reference to sexual assault, comedic treatment of cross-dressing, infidelity leading to pregnancy
Profanity (including colloquial profanity) Yes whoopee (2), pee, tramp, goddamn (5), son of a bitch (2), ass (5), screw/screwing (4), hell/go to hell (18), shit (3), damn (4), bastard, boobs (2), knocked up, copulate (2), mick (Irish slur), hunky (Hungarian slur), whore, rape, crotch, temptress, adulteress


EFFECTS INFORMATION

ONSTAGE Gunshots Yes  
OFFSTAGE Gunshots Yes  
Fog/Smoke TBD  


SENSORY INFORMATION

The exact use potentially sensory-disturbing production elements are not determined until at least one week prior to the opening of the show. 

Lights

Yes Bright lights onstage, strobe lights TBD, dark in audience seating
Sounds Yes Onstage yelling, gunshots on and offstage
Music Yes Throughout


ADDITIONAL NOTES & INFORMATION

Murder, gun violence, physical violence, adultery, sexuality, alcohol, criminal behavior, jazz clubs of the 1920s, risqué dress, domestic violence, execution by hanging, deceit in court, prison, polygamy, infidelity, divorce, theft, pregnancy, gambling, execution of an innocent immigrant person

Comedic treatment of: murder, gun violence, physical violence, adultery, sexuality, criminal behavior, risqué dress, domestic violence, deceit in court, polygamy, infidelity, divorce, theft, pregnancy, gambling

 

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