Bob Bidewell is the founder of The Studio Theatre, organist, musical director, musician, singer, actor and theatre director. In addition to The Studio Theatre, he has long been involved in the Central Arkansas Chapter of the American Guild of Organists and Little Rock Wind Symphony (both of which have upcoming events this week). He has served in leadership roles of those and many other arts organizations in Central Arkansas. As an actor, he has shared the stage with Broadway stars Matt Cavenaugh and Kyle Dean Massey. Later this month The Studio Theatre will be performing the musical satire Reefer Madness.
-My earliest memory was (age and incident):
1-2 years old. Hearing train whistles and begging my parents to take me to see the trains.
-When I was in high school and imagined my adulthood, I thought I would be…
-Star Wars, Star Trek, Battle of the Network Stars, or Dancing with the Stars?
-I most identify with the Winnie the Pooh character of…
Owl (not because I’m intelligent and brilliant but that I’m older, somewhat wiser and love to teach).
-The performer I’d drop everything to see is…
-My first paying job was…
Mowing Neighbors Lawns.
-A book I think everyone should read is….
A Time to Kill (John Grisham).
-My favorite season is…
-We are all geeks (or experts) about something. My field is….
Leapin’ Lizards, the John Huston-directed 1982 version of ANNIE is being shown on the big screen at the Ron Robinson Theater tonight. The film starts at 7pm; admission is $5.
Based on the 1977 Tony winning musical and the 1930s Harold Gray comic strip, the film stars Albert Finney, Carol Burnett, Bernadette Peters, Ann Reinking, Tim Curry, Raymond Thorne, and Geoffrey Holder. Playing the title role is Aileen Quinn.
In the depths of the 1930’s, Annie is a fiery young orphan girl who must live in a miserable orphanage run by the tyrannical Miss Hannigan. Her seemingly hopeless situation changes dramatically when she is selected to spend a short time at the residence of the wealthy munitions industrialist, Oliver Warbucks. Quickly, she charms the hearts of the household staff but can Annie charm the seemingly cold-hearted Mr. Warbucks or discover what happened to her real parents?
“Let’s Go to the Movies” is a song from the family film Annie which will close out the 2012 Movies in the Park season.
Albert Finney, Carol Burnett, Bernadette Peters, Ann Reinking, Tim Curry, Edward Herrmann and Geoffrey Holder star in this adaptation of the Broadway show. Newcomer Aileen Quinn stars in the title role. John Huston directed the 1982 film which featured several songs written especially for the movie — but did not drop the anthem “Tomorrow.”
Movies in the Park is a free outdoor movie series in Little Rock’s River Market. The mission of Movies in the Park is help foster a sense of community and enjoyment in downtown Little Rock and throughout Central Arkansas by bringing people together to enjoy a movie in a unique setting along the scenic banks of the Arkansas River.
Movies start at dark.You’re welcome to bring picnics but please no glass containers and pick up afterwards. If you choose not to bring your own picnic we do have concessions available for sale. Bring your bug spray, picnic and family and have a good time!
The park opens at 6:30 pm.
The Little Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau Technical Services department provides all the equipment for the movies.