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  LITTLE ROCK, Ark.—A local cast of 39 young actors will present Willy Wonka Jr. on the MainStage at Arkansas Repertory Theatre this summer. The production, which runs June 21-30, is based on the classic tale by Roald Dahl, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. “We were amazed by the level of interest and talent at auditions,” said Anna Kimmell, Director of Education at The Rep, ...

REP’S ARTWORKS AUCTION FEATURES WORK OF LOCAL ‘UNDER 40’ ARTISTS (LITTLE ROCK, Ark.) – Arkansas Repertory Theatre will host its 31st annual ArtWorks auction on May 11 featuring artwork by local artists under age 40. The fundraiser also includes live music, an open bar and appetizers from local eateries. Doors open at 6 p.m. with the live auction starting at 7 p.m. Tickets are ...

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.—A hilarious new comedy where cultures and gardens clash, turning well-intentioned neighbors into feuding enemies, is up next in Arkansas Repertory Theatre’s 2019 Season. Native Gardens, by Karen Zacarías, runs April 17-May 5. Tickets are available at TheRep.org. “This hilarious comedy is going to have all the staples of a Rep production including a beautiful ...

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.—Arkansas Repertory Theatre is offering free tickets to a performance of their season opener, Chicago, for federal employees who have been furloughed or working without pay during the government shutdown. “These are our friends and neighbors feeling the impact,” said Karen Rudolph, director of marketing and audience engagement. “We talked as a staff and decide ...

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.—Opportunity knocks as Arkansas Repertory Theatre opens its 2019 Season with the Tony Award-winning production, Chicago. The musical—book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse; music by Jon Kander; lyrics by Fred Ebb—is based on a play of the same name by Chicago Tribune reporter and playwright Maurine Dallas Watkins. Ron Hutchins will direct and choreograph Chicago which ...

Arkansas Repertory Theatre announced today that William Trice has been named the theatre’s new executive artistic director. Trice, a Little Rock native, has served as Broadway producer in New York since 2010, producing work that has earned him three Tony Awards and five nominations.  “After the year we’ve been through with suspending productions and re-evaluating our entire op ...

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