Tonight, Fiddler on the Roof continues at the Argenta Community Theatre. It runs through Sunday evening. Tickets range from $30 to $50. Directed by Bob Hupp of the Arkansas Repertory Theatre, Fiddler on the Roof is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. The show opened on Broadway in September 1964. Choreographers are Christen Burke Pitts and Kristof Waltermire, with Kurt Kennedy as music director.
Two other productions are closing this weekend. Community Theatre of Little Rock’s Rent closes on Sunday at the new Studio Theatre space. Winner of both the 1996 Pulitzer Prize and Tony for Best Musical, Jonathan Larsen’s musical is an updated version of La Boheme. Directed by Frank O. Butler with music direction by Matthew Tatus, tickets for this production range from $8 to $18.
The Weekend Theater’s Next to Normal, also a Pulitzer Prize winner, closes on Sunday, as well. The story of a family dealing with the mother’s mental illness, it is both heart-wrenching and humorous. Directed by Ralph Hyman, with music direction by Lori Isner, tickets range from $16 to $20.