MATILDA on stage of The Studio Theatre from June 6 to 23

Image may contain: 5 people, indoorThe Studio Theatre, in proud partnership with Barnes & Noble, presents MATILDA the MUSICAL June 6-23, 2019! C

urtain for evening performances is 7:30pm, and 2:30pm for matinees. Box office opens one hour prior to curtain.

MATILDA the MUSICAL is sponsored by: Arkansas Women’s Center, The Wonder Place, Advanced Allergy & Asthma, Apartment Hunters, and The Toggery!

Matilda is a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence and psychokinetic powers. She’s unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher, the highly loveable Miss Honey. Over the course of her first term at school, Matilda and Miss Honey have a profound effect on each other’s lives, as Miss Honey begins not only to recognize but also appreciate Matilda’s extraordinary personality.

Matilda’s school life isn’t completely smooth sailing, however – the school’s mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, hates children and just loves thinking up new punishments for those who don’t abide by her rules. But Matilda has courage and cleverness in equal amounts, and could be the school pupils’ saving grace!

The cast includes Berkeley Courtney-Moore, Marcia Brown, Duane Jackson, Rosalyn Williams, Cory Williams, Maggie Garrett, Isaac Sides, and Harper Keith.

Others in the cast are Jake Coffman, Brooklyn Courtney-Moore, Maddie Lentz, Gabrielle Neafsey, Ethan Patterson, Matthew Sewell, Sharayah Wallace, Hailey Weiner, and Bryce Wrote.

There are two casts of children playing students, one the Naughty Cast, the other the Miracle Cast.

The Naughty Cast plays June 7, 8 (evening), 13, 15 (matinee), 16, 21, and 22 (evening). It includes Sydney Crary, Libby Golleher, Erin Johnston, JD Kirby, John Isaac Small, and Beckham Wolf.

The Miracle Cast plays June 6, 8 (matinee), 9, 14, 15 (evening), 20, 22 (matinee) and 23.  It includes Reagan McCartney, Melissa Hutchinson, Emily Jones, Eli Lancaster, David Garrett and Xander Lucas.

Tickets can be purchased here.

Toil and Trouble, Sound & Fury, Damn Spots on stage at Arkansas Rep

ScottishPlayMurder, madness and magic haunt every shadowy corner in the most powerful of William Shakespeare’s great tragedies.

After receiving an ominous prophecy on a blood-soaked battlefield, the Thane of Cawdor and his ambitious wife claw their way to the Scottish throne, and damned be all who stand in their way! Each step closer to fulfilling his royal Fate leads the General deeper and deeper into a fiendish quagmire of carnage and corruption, from which none can survive; not even him.

“The original House of Cards. It’s fitting to start off a milestone season with the English language’s greatest author,” said Bob Hupp, Producing Artistic Director at Arkansas Repertory Theatre. “Shakespeare keeps us honest, and tests our mettle when we seek to tell great stories that demand to live on a stage. I’ve been reading and seeing productions of this play for more than 30 years, now I’m ready to direct it for you this fall.”

Join The Rep as it casts a spell on Arkansas audiences with this powerful production that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

The cast is lead by Michael Stewart Allen and Jacqueline Correa as the scheming couple.  Others in the cast are Ryan Allen, Oliver Archibald, Adam Cook, Courtney Bennett, Christina Clower, Berkeley Courtney-Moore, Brooklyn Courtney-Moore, Heather Dupree, Cary Hite, Robert Ierardi, Damon McKinnis, Joseph J. Menino, Gregory Myhre, Seth D. Rabinowitz, Jacques Roy, Marisol Sela, Kurt Benjamin Smith, Mitch Tebo, David Tennal and Damian Thompson.

The production is directed by Rep Producing Artistic Director Bob Hupp.  Other members of the creative team are Mike Nichols (scenery), Marianne Custer (costumes), Dan Kimble (lighting), Allan Branson (sound), Lynda J. Kwallek (props), Rob Pickens (wigs), Geoffrey Kent (fight director), Mark Binns (composer), Paige Martin Reynolds (dramaturg/assistant director) and Katie M. Dayley (AEA stage manager).

The production opens tonight and runs through September 27.