“The stories we’ll tell speak to the power of live theatre,” says Robert Hupp, Producing Artistic Director at Arkansas Repertory Theatre. “It’s a season of entertainment, for sure, but it’s also a season of firsts for The Rep and our audience: The new season features engaging plays and musicals, many brought to life for the very first time in our state, all created in our intimate home on Main Street. Three popular and crowd pleasing, over the top musicals complement three amazing plays that embody the best our art form.”
The Whipping Man
January 21, 2015 - February 08, 2015
An extraordinary tale of loyalty, deceit and deliverance, The Whipping Man by Matthew Lopez opened off-Broadway in 2011 to critical acclaim, winning the 2011 John Gassner New Play Award from the NY Outer Critics Circle and becoming one of the most produced plays in the country.
March 04, 2015 - April 05, 2015
With music and lyrics by the Academy Award-winning Sherman Brothers (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, The Jungle Book, Charlotte's Web, The Aristocats), with additional music and lyrics by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe (Peter Pan: A Musical Adventure) and a book by Julian Fellowes (Downton Abbey), Disney’s stage musical Mary Poppins is based on the similarly titled series of children's books by P. L. Travers and the 1964 Disney film.
May 05, 2015 - May 16, 2015
Project Elan is a bran new, work-in-progress musical written and conceived by The Rep's resident director and director of education, Nicole Capri, and seven alumni of The Rep's SMTI training program. A relevant and "culture-current" focus piece about the millennial generation, this project brings with it the realization that, no matter how our world may change and evolve, the only thign that remains the same for all of us is our need and desire to love and be loved.
August: Osage County
June 03, 2015 - June 21, 2015
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.