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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…


TWT Announces Auditions for Little Brother


Posted by Jason Green on May 27, 2017 in News & Events


The Weekend Theater announces auditions for Little Brother, directed by Ryan Whitfield and Jason Green, June 24 at 10:00 am or June 25 at 6:00 pm at the Weekend Theater, 7th and Chester, Little Rock. You need to attend only one audition time.

Adapted from the Campbell and Prometheus award winning novel by Cory Doctorow, the play tells the story of San Francisco teenagers who, while skipping school and playing an alternate reality game, end up in the middle of a terrorist attack and on the wrong side of the Department of Homeland Security. This play asks “What is the right thing to do when authorities become oppressors?”

More information is available on the Weekend Theater audition page.

 


Annie Cast Announced


Posted by Jason Green on May 2, 2017 in News & Events


Cast of Annie

 

Annie – Madison Stolzer

Duffy – Emily Pyron

July – Mia Parker

Kate – Isabella Nguyen

Molly – Lauren Lasseigne

Pepper – Sophia Lehman

Tessie – Leigh Johnston

 

Orphan Chorus:

Madison Courage Fleck (Annie Understudy)

Alexandra Lanier

Paige Quast

Olivia Ward

Kathryn Morris

Katy Belle Bailey

Dylynn Smith

Beatrice Robinson

Amber Thompson

 

 

Oliver Warbucks – Drew Ellis

Grace Farrell – Amanda Gillmore

Miss Hannigan – Claire Rhodes

Rooster – Justin Holzknecht

Lily St. Regis – Beth Ross

Bert Healy – Byron Taylor

Roosevelt – Eric Harrison

Drake – Perry Bland

Dog Catcher / House Staff / Ensemble – Samuel Rhee

Boylan Sister / House Staff / Ensemble – Adriana Napolitano

Boylan Sister / House Staff / Ensemble – Jacey Russell

 

 

House Staff / Cabinet Staff / Ensemble:

Tapp Langley

Lauren Naeyaert

Libby Smith

Marie Lehman

Leslie Tate

Stephanie Johnston

James West


Violet Cast Announced


Posted by Jason Green on May 2, 2017 in News & Events


Cast of Violet

Hannah M. Sawyer – Violet

Chris Straw – Flick

Brandon Nichols – Monty

Izzy Hammonds – Young Vi

Josh Campbell – Father

Stefanie Johnston – Old Lady, Hotel Hooker

Duane Jackson – Preacher, Radio Singer, Bus Driver 1, Bus Driver 4

Samuel Rhee  – Virgil, Billy Dean, Bus Passenger

Drew Ellis – Radio Singer, Bus Driver 2, Bus Passenger

Rachel Brown –  Music Hall Singer, Bus Passenger

Danette Scott Perry – Lula Buffington, Almeta, Bus Passenger


Announcing Our Summer Musicals: Annie & Violet


Posted by admin on April 17, 2017 in News & Events


ANNIE

June 23 – July 16, 2017

Based on the popular comic strip by Harold Gray, “Annie” has become a worldwide phenomenon and was the winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The beloved book and score by Tony Award winners, Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, features some of the greatest musical theatre hits ever written, including “Tomorrow.”

With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. She is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City Orphanage that is run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. With the help of the other girls in the Orphanage, Annie escapes to the wondrous world of NYC. In adventure after fun-filled adventure, Annie foils Miss Hannigan’s evil machinations… and even befriends President Franklin Delano Roosevelt! She finds a new home and family in billionaire, Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.

“Annie” is the perfect family-friendly musical and an ideal show for a largely female cast.

Directed by Matthew Mentgen
Music Direction by Lori Isner

(Tickets Not Yet Available)

VIOLET

August 11 – 27, 2017

Winner of the Drama Critics’ Circle Award and Lucille Lortel Award for Best Musical when it premiered Off-Broadway in 1997, and then on to a Tony-nominated Broadway debut in 2014 with a revised version, “Violet” is a moving musical featuring show-stopping anthems, ranging from American-roots to folk to gospel. With a score from Tony-winning composer Jeanine Tesori (Caroline, or Change; Thoroughly Modern Millie; Shrek; Fun Home) and book and lyrics by the acclaimed Brian Crawley (A Little Princess), “Violet” is inspired by the short story, The Ugliest Pilgrim by Doris Betts, astounding critics and audiences alike in two separate decades.

With a ticket, a suitcase and a heart full of expectations, Violet Karl waits for a Greyhound Bus in Spruce Pine, North Carolina. It is September 4, 1964. For a moment she sees herself as a young girl, carefree, before her face was horribly disfigured in an accident. A local’s nosy question prompts her to look forward to the healing she expects to receive from a televangelist in Tulsa that will help her transcend her provincial little town and the eventual discovery of the true meaning of beauty. Nominated for four Tony Awards in 2014.

Music is Bluegrass, Memphis Blues and Gospel.

Directed by Sarah Scott Blakey

(Tickets Not Yet Available)


TWT Announces Summer Musical Auditions


Posted by Jason Green on March 28, 2017 in News & Events


We can’t wait to tell you about our first musical of TWT’s 25th season, , but unfortunately we have to (wait, that is)  Come back April 6 to learn what classic of American musical theater you’ll be auditioning for.

Saturday, April 8         10:00 to 1:00    Children only

2:00 to 5:00      Adults only

 

Sunday, April 9           6:00 to 9:00      Adults only

Audition details (the ones we can tell you about) can be found on our auditions page.  Please note the change in times.

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