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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…

In the Blood Cast Announced

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

Hester / La Negrita            Shamber Uzah
Chilli / Jabber                      Braxton O. Johnson
Reverend D. / Baby             Chad Fulmer
The Welfare Lady / Bully    Zelenka Herts Gibson
The Doctor / Trouble           Zachary Hickman
Amiga Gringa / Beauty        Charmaine Foster

Bad Seed Cast Announced

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

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

Auditions for Spring Plays January 14 and 15

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.


Posted by admin on December 18, 2016 in News & Events

Andrea McDaniel

Andrea McDaniel

Effective January 1st, 2017, Andrea McDaniel will take the reins of Executive Director from James Norris, who has held the position since November of 2013.

“I’m thrilled to be taking over the position of Executive Director at The Weekend Theater,” says Andrea McDaniel. “This is what I went to school for, this is what I love to do, and The Weekend Theater is a wonderful organization, with a long history of producing high-quality, thought-provoking theater. I can’t wait to get started!”

McDaniel, who has served as Assistant to the Executive Director for the past year, has a BA in Theatre from Henderson State University with an emphasis in theater administration and directing. Andrea has extensive experience with all of the technical and non-technical aspects of theater and has been involved with several theaters around central Arkansas, including the Arkadelphia Little Theater and Red Door Studios.

“I am delighted to have Andrea joining us as Executive Director,” says Kim Labbate, TWT Board President. “She has been volunteering at the theater for some time now and is ready to hit the ground running. I am confident TWT management will be in good hands as we finish our current season and prepare for our 25th Anniversary Season.”

“It’s been a wonderful and challenging three years,” says Norris. “Deciding to step down was tough, since I really love the job, but I’ve experienced so much change these past months — the grandest being the birth of my wife Heather and my beautiful son Spencer Matthew Norris — that I just have to realign my energies. And I couldn’t be happier with the Board’s decision to hire Andrea. She’s got such great energy and drive, and with her solid balance of theater administration training and behind the scenes experience to back it up, there’s nothing she won’t be able to do. And above all, she truly appreciates and values our credo and our mission to reduce prejudice, cruelty, and indifference through live theater. I consider Andrea a true friend of The Weekend Theater, and I look forward to working alongside her in my new role as Board Member!”

Titanic: The Musical Cast Announced

Posted by Jason Green on November 23, 2016 in News & Events

Captain E.J. Smith                        Doug Killgore
Thomas Andrews                         Harold Dean
Officer William Murdoch             Douglas Hammon
Officer Charles Lightoller            Mark Burbank
Harold Bride                                  Daniel Collier
Steward Henry Etches                 Drew Ellis
Frederick Barrett                          Michael Bartholmey
Jim Farrell (And others)               Christopher France
Frederick Fleet (And others)       Zachery Hickman
Wallace Hartley (And others)      Tommie Tinker
George Widener (And others)     Terry White
Bellboy                                            Mia Simone Parker
Kate McGowan                              Angela Kay Collier
Kate Murphey (And others)         Tapp Langley
Kate Mullins (And others)              Betsey Ledbetter
Charlotte Cardoza (And others)    Tricia Spione
Ida Strauss (And others)                Elizabeth Reha
Alice Beane (And others)               Susan Thomey
Mme. Aubert (And others)              Danette Scott Perry
Caroline Neville (And others)         Katy Fraley
Marion Thayer (And others)           Stephanie Johnston
Eleanor Widener (And others)       Kristen Knight

Ensemble                                         Libby Smith
Ensemble                                         Haley Coughlin
Ensemble                                         Lauren Naeyaert
Ensemble                                         Alisa Dixon

Titanic: The Musical, February 17 – March 12 at The Weekend Theater

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