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Treasure Island, A New Musical


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March 06, 2013 - March 31, 2013

THE WORLD PREMIERE PRODUCTION OF A NEW MUSICAL

Directed and Choreographed By Brett Smock
Book By Brett Smock and Carla Vitale
Music and Lyrics By Corinne Aquilina


This new musical offers a fresh take on the famous story by Robert Louis Stevenson. Set to a thrilling musical score and full of action, adventure and excitement, treasure hungry pirates and mutinous crew battle to discover the coveted Isle of Treasure, as a young boy sets sail on an adventure that will change him forever. 


(L to R) Michael Thomas Holmes as Squire John Trewlaney, David Hess as Doctor Livesey, Logan Rowland as Jim Hawkins, Kristy Cates as Mary Mother Hawkins, Richard B. Watson as Long John Silver. Photo by Justin Bolle, ThinkDero Photography.

Bored by his mundane life at the Admiral Benbow Inn, and entranced by the mysterious Captain Billy Bones and his wild seafaring tales, young Jim Hawkins yearns for a life of adventure. His wish is soon granted as members of the infamous 
Captain Flint crew pursue Bones and his hidden treasure map.

“Treasure Island shines with extraordinary cast, thrilling score..." - InArkansas.com


When Bones dies in a struggle for the map, Jim narrowly escapes with his life and Bones’ prize possession. With a sturdy crew in place led by Long John Silver, and with Jim under the protection of a doctor, a nobleman and a stoic ship’s captain, they set sail in search of their fortunes. As greed escalates, mutiny threatens and loyalties are forever broken.

"...an absolute blast, with riveting action, soaring music, deft choreography and a cast that, by turns, makes the audience laugh, grimace and cheer.” - Arkansas Times


Armed and hungry for the treasure, the camps arrive where “X” marks the spot. Will they find the treasure? And if so, at what cost? Rep audiences will be the first to find out!

"Not only did the production encapsulate the story on just about every level, the tale stayed true to coming-of-age classic by Robert Louis Stevenson while adding a fresh take.” - InArkansas.com

 


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Cast

Cross Brandon ... US Jim Hawkins
Gregory Butler* ... Black Dog/Israel Hands
Mark Campbell* ... Abraham Gray/US Long John Silver
Christopher Carl* ... Billy Bones/Captain Alexander Smollett
Kristy Cates* ... Mary Mother Hawkins
Cleavant Derricks* ... George Merry
Matt Farcher ... Dick/US O'Brien/US Abraham Gray
Eric Gunhus* ... Pew/Job Anderson/US Captain Smollett
David Hess* ... Doctor Livesey
Michael Thomas Holmes* ... Squire John Trewlaney
Patrick Richwood* ... Ben Gunn/O'Brien
Logan Rowland* ... Jim Hawkins
Bruce Warren* ... Swing/Fight Captain
Richard B. Watson* ... Long John Silver

Crew

Director/Choreographer/Book Writer: Brett Smock
Musical Director/Composer: Corinne Aquilina
Book Writer/Dramaturge: Carla Vitale
Orchestrator/Arranger: Frederick Alden Terry
Set Designer: Stanley A. Meyer
Resident Set Designer/Technical Director: Mike Nichols
Costume Designer: Rafael Colon Castanera
Lighting Designer: Dan Ozminkowski
Properties Designer: Lynda J. Kwallek
Sound Designer: Allan Branson
Assistant Musical Director: Mark Binns
Fight Director: D.C. Wright
AEA Stage Manager: Danny Kuenzel*
AEA Assistant Stage Manager: Katie M. Dayley*
Dramaturgy: Bill Jones

Additional Info

ACT I: 45 minutes

ACT II: 59 minutes

There will be one 15 minute intermission 

KIDS 1/2 PRICE TICKETS | ADDED SATURDAY MATINEES

Saturday, March 23 | 2 p.m. | LITTLE ROCK FAMILY DAY

PERFORMANCES & SPECIAL EVENTS

PAY WHAT YOU CAN NIGHT

Wednesday, March 6 | 7 p.m.
Arkansas Repertory Theatre, 601 Main Street, Little Rock
The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette presents The Rep’s “Pay What You Can Night” on Wed., March 6 Patrons can pay any amount they wish for their ticket. Tickets must be purchased in person at the Box Office at 601 Main Street the day of the performance. The Box Office will be open from 9 a.m. until curtain. Tickets are limited to (2) two per person. Offer is based on seating availability.

PRESHOW DIRECTOR TALKS
Wednesday, March 6 and Thursday, March 7 | 6:15 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.
Arkansas Repertory Theatre, 601 Main Street, Little Rock. A preshow talk will take place on the set of Treasure Island, A New Musical with Director Brett Smock and members of the creative team.

CLINTON SCHOOL OF PUBLIC SERVICE Distinguished Speaker Series 
Thursday, March 7 | 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Clinton School of Public Service, 1200 President Clinton Avenue, Little Rock

Join Rep Producing Artistic Director Bob Hupp,Treasure Island director Brett Smock and the creative team as they discuss the brand new musical production Treasure Island and how it came to be staged at The Rep. What is involved in creating an entirely new take on such a famous story?

Arkansas Repertory Theatre works in partnership with the Clinton School of Public Service to participate in their Distinguished Speaker Series, hosting educational panel discussions on various Rep productions. The panel discussions are led by Producing Artistic Director Bob Hupp and include insights from guest directors, actors and Bob himself on bringing compelling stories to The Rep stage. Call the Clinton School at (501) 683-5239 for reservations.

OPENING NIGHT
Friday, March 8 | 8 p.m.
Arkansas Repertory Theatre, 601 Main Street, Little Rock
Opening Night for Treasure Island, A New Musical will include a post-show reception with the cast immediately following the show. Complimentary champagne and light hors d'oeuvres will be provided.

CENTRAL ARKANSAS LIBRARY SYSTEM NIGHT AT THE REP
Sunday, March 10 | 7 p.m.

Present your CALS Library card for $10 off tickets to Treasure Island on Sunday, March 10. Sponsored by the Central Arkansas Library System. Must call The Rep Box Office for discount. Discounts cannot be combined.

REEL CLASSICS WITH THE REP
Monday, March 11- Treasure Island
Movie: “Treasure Island”
At 6 p.m. members of The Rep’s creative team will discuss the World Premiere of Treasure Island, The Musical by Brett Smock, Carla Vitale and Corinne Aquilina at Laman Library, 2801 Orange St. North Little Rock.For details, call Laman Library 501-758-1720.


LITTLE ROCK FAMILY DAY
Saturday, March 23 | 1 p.m.- 4 p.m.
Arkansas Repertory Theatre, 601 Main Street, Little Rock
A fun day for families with activities in The Rep lobby, a preshow talk and a matinee performance of Treasure Island, A New Musical at 2:00 p.m. Sponsored by Little Rock Family.



PARTY LIKE A PIRATE sponsored by Colonial Wines & Spirits
Thursday, March 28 | 6 p.m. -7 p.m. |

Sample light bites, specialty rums and rum drinks in Foster’s prepared especially for you by local mixologist Joel DiPippa! Then grab your VIP seating in the First Mezzanine for Treasure Island, A New Musical at 7:00 p.m. Sponsored by Colonial Wines & Spirits.

Admission to 'Party Like a Pirate' is limited. Tickets not available online. Must be 21 or older to attend. Call the Box Office at (501) 378-0405 for these exclusive tickets!






SIGN INTERPRETATION

The performance of Treasure Island, A New Musical on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. will be sign interpreted for the hearing impaired.

PERFORMANCE RUN
Treasure Island, A New Musical will run for four weeks with performances from March 6-March 31, 2013, Wednesday through Sunday.

SHOW TIMES
Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday evening performances 7 p.m. Friday, Saturday evening performances 8 p.m. Sunday Matinees performances 2 p.m.

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