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The Weekend Theater is a non-profit theatrical community that produces socially significant plays for central Arkansas, and our story dates back to a 1991 production staged at a local church. Today, though, our intimate theater is located in a wonderful, comfortably remodeled two-story building at the corner of 7th and Chester streets in Little Rock, AR. See what all the buzz is about…

A Sunday with Del Shores

Posted by Jason Green on March 12, 2018 in News & Events

A Sunday with Del Shores

Sunday, April 29

11 a.m.-1 p.m.

610 Center Bar & Grill in downtown Little Rock.


Enjoy fabulous fare, sip a Mimosa or Bloody Mary, enjoy a meet-and-greet with playwright Del Shores, and learn about our new season line-up. Then join us at The Weekend Theater for a matinee or evening performance of Del Shores’ new play “Six Characters in Search of a Play”

Brunch only: $35 (includes food, 2 drinks, music)

VIP ticket: Brunch + Show: $60

Show only: $30

Performances at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. on April 29.

TWT Announces Auditions for Summer Musicals

Posted by admin on March 7, 2018 in News & Events

The Weekend Theater announces auditions for Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and Bare: A Pop Opera. Auditions will be March, 24th, 2018 at 10 am and March 25th, 2018 at 6 pm. For more information see the auditions page.

Jamie Scott Blakey to Step Down as TWT Artistic Director

Posted by Jason Green on February 22, 2018 in News & Events

 The Weekend Theater Board of Directors today announced that Jamie Scott Blakey will be stepping down as Artistic Director and that the board will begin an immediate search for its third artistic director in the theater’s 25-year history.


Blakey is completing her third season as artistic director and will remain at the helm for the next few months as the theater completes its 25th anniversary season and finalizes its line-up for the new season beginning in June. She has served on the theater’s Board of Directors since 2006 and will continue in that position.


“We are grateful to Jamie for her leadership and artistic vision,” said Kim Labbate, president of the theater’s board of directors. “She is passionate about the mission of this theater in bringing socially conscious theater to central Arkansas, and The Weekend Theater would not have had the successes it has had without her.”


Blakey has been a longtime volunteer at The Weekend Theater for more than 20 years. She has been directly involved with nearly 100 productions and has directed, produced, stage managed, occasionally acted, and mentored numerous volunteers. She became artistic director in 2015 after former artistic director and TWT co-founder Ralph Hyman retired.


“The Weekend Theater has a huge part of my heart,” Blakey said. “And, as I have told many people, I will never be very far away. I am excited about watching TWT continue to produce meaningful and quality theater at the corner of Seventh and Chester with a new artistic director.”


The board is accepting applications for artistic director as well as a technical director. The Weekend Theater stages shows year-round and typically produces five plays and four musicals each season. Both jobs are volunteer positions. The application deadline is March 31. Interested persons should email a resume and letter of application to TWT Executive Director Andrea McDaniel  (

TWT Announces Summer Musicals

Posted by Jason Green on February 4, 2018 in News & Events

The Weekend Theater is pleased to announce its summer musicals:

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Music and Lyrics by David Yazbek
Book by Jeffrey Lane
Based on the film, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, written by Dale Launer and Stanley Shapiro & Paul Henning
June 14 – July 8, 2018

Two con men, a beautiful woman and the elite of the French Riviera collide in this sexy and irreverent farce. It’s hard to know who’s conning who and who the “bad guys” really are. And in the end we find that the “bad guys” can be “nice guys” until the next con comes along! Yes, on occasion, The Weekend Theater can put on a comedy!

Music by Damon Intrabartolo
Lyrics by Jon Hartmere
Book by Hartmere and Intrabartolo
July 27 – August 12, 2018

A rock musical in which the story focusses on two gay high school students and their struggles at their private Catholic boarding school. It resonates with audiences as it provides truthful accounts of the common complexities that teenagers face. It inspires youth, by showcasing the ability to break past the institutions of religion, education and family, that can force us to conform and hide behind a mask, rather than live a fulfilled life.


TWT Announces Auditions for Assassins

Posted by admin on January 10, 2018 in News & Events

The Weekend Theater announces auditions for Assassins. Audition will be January 13, 2018 at 10 am and January 14, 2018 at 6 pm. For more information see the auditions page.

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