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September 04, 2013 - September 29, 2013
Edgy for its time, Pal Joey is perhaps best known for the film version starring Frank Sinatra. Peter Schneider’s production breathes new life into this classic tale and brings new relevance to the story that unfolds amidst this richly romantic score.
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Memphis |

Music by Richard Rodgers

Lyrics by Lorenz Hart
New book by Patrick Pacheco
Based on the original book by John O’Hara

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Music by David Bryan, Lyrics and books by Joe DiPietro
Based on the original book by John O’Hara, Written by John Logan and
September 3, 2014 - September 28, 2014

A regional theatre premiere at Arkansas Rep, Memphis is a new musical loosely based on Memphis disc jockey Dewey Phillips, one of the first white DJs to play black music in the 1950s. Memphis tells the story of a local DJ with a passion for R&B music and an up-and-coming singer that he meets one fateful night on Beale Street.  As their careers rise, their relationship is challenged by personal ambition and the pressures and prejudice of the outside world.  

Memphis garnered eight 2010 Tony Award nominations, and won four 2010 Tony Awards, including Best Book of a Musical, Buest Original Score, Best Orchestrations and Best New Musical.

Wait Until Dark | Written by Frederick Knott
October 22, 2014 - November 9, 2014
Contains adult language

Just in time for Halloween, a masterfully constructed thriller will take Rep audiences from one moment of suspense to another toward an electrifying, breath-stopping finale in Wait Until Dark.  A sinister con man and two ex-convicts are about to meet their match.  They have traced the location of a mysterious doll to the Greenwich Village apartment of Sam Hendrix and his wife, Susy.  With murder afoot, a deadly game of cat and mouse ensues, as susy discovers the only way to play fair is to play by her rules.

Elf | Adapted by Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin, Score by Matthew Sklar and Chad Bueguelin
December 04, 2013 - December 29, 2013

Elf turns one of Hollywood's most beloved holiday hits into a hilarious and heartwarming musical that towers above the rest.

When a young orphan who mistankenly crawls into Santa's bag of gifts is raised in the North Pole, unaware that he is actually a human, his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities eventually casue him to face the truth.  As he embarks on a journey to New YOrk City to find his birth father and discover his true identiy, Buddy strives to win over his new family and help New York, and us all, remember the true meaning of Christmas.

The Whipping Man | Written by Matthew Lopez
January 21, 2015 - February 8, 2015
Contains adult language.

An extraordinary tale of loyalty, deceit and deliverance, The Whipping Man won the 2011 John Gassner New PLay Award from the NY Oter Critics Circle, and became one of the most produced plays in the country.

On Passover 1865, the Civil War has just ended and the annual celebration of freedom from bondage is being observed in Jewish homes across the country.  One of the homes sits in ruins.  As Jewish confederate officer Caleb DeLeon returns from the war, badly wounded, to find his family missing and only two former slaves remaining.  The two men, Simon and John, are forced to care for him.

As Caleb, Simon and John wait for the family's return, they wrestle with their shared past as master and slave, digging up long-buried family secrets as well as new ones.  With Passover upon them, the three men unite to celebrate the holiday, even as they struggle to comperehend their new relationships at a crossroads of personal and national history and to come to terms with the sordid legacies of slavery and war that threaten each of their future freedoms.

Mary Poppins | Music and lyrics by the Sherman Brothers, Additional music and lyrics by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, Book by Julian Fellowes
March 4, 2015 - April 5, 2015

Including a score filled with timeless classics such as "Feed the Birds," "Jolly Holliday," "Step in Time," "A Spoonful of Sugar," "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" and the Academy Award-winning "Chim-Chim Cheree," Mary Poppins received nominations for seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical, six Drama Desk Awards, including Outstanding Musical and nine Olivier Award nominations.

The Banks family live in a big house in London on Cherry Lane, and things are not going well.  The children, Jane and Michael, are out of control and in need of a new nanny.  While the children have their own ideas about what sort of caretaker they should ahve, their parents - in particular Mr. Banks - prefer someone strict for the job.

August: Osage County | Written by Tracy Letts
June 3, 2015 - June 21, 2015

Contains adult language and adult content

One of the most bracing and critically acclaimed plays in recent Broadway history, August: Osage County is a darkly comedic portrait of the dysfunctional American family at its finest - and absolute worst.

August: Osage County was the recipient of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, in addition to winning five 2008 Tony Awards, including Best Play, three 2008 Drama Desk Awards, including Outstanding Play, the 2008 New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best Play, the 2008 Drama League Award for Distinguished Production of a Play and the 2008 outer Critics' Circle Award for Outstanding Broadway Play.

When the patriarch of the Weston clan disappears one hot summer night, the family reunites at the Oklahoma homestead, where long-held secrets are unflichingly and uproariously revealed, dramatizing three generations of unfilfilled dreams and leaving each family member changed forever.