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…
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)
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)
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.
Hester / La Negrita Shamber Uzah
Chilli / Jabber Braxton O. Johnson
Reverend D. / Baby Chad Fulmer
The Welfare Lady / Bully Zelenka Hurts Gibson
The Doctor / Trouble Zachary Hickman
Amiga Gringa / Beauty Charmaine Foster
Col. Kenneth Penmark Drew Ellis
Rhoda Penmark Brooklyn Courtney-Moore
Christine Penmark Katy Fraley
Monica Breedlove Deb Lewis
Richard Bravo Dale Ellis
Miss Fern Amie White
Emory Jeff Riggs
Leroy Chad Fulmer
Tasker Brian Yeary
Mrs. Daigle Susan Thomey
Mr. Daigle Terry White
Posted by Jason Green on January 1, 2017 in News & Events
Auditions will be held Saturday, January 14 at 10:00 am and Sunday, January 15 at 6:00 pm at TWT (1001 W. 7th St., Little Rock, AR 72201. On the corner of 7th and Chester) for two spring plays, “Bad Seed” and “In the Blood.” You only have to attend one of the times. There will be cold readings from the provided script.
See the full audition announcement for more information.