VIDEO: Monty Python’s Spamalot From Script to Stage: Taking on a Cult Classic Like Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Check out what the cast of Spamalot had to say about taking on a cult classic like Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

August 31 – October 2, join us for Spamalot, a hilarious musical that will have you laughing in the aisles. Watch the video below to hear as cast members Carolann Sanita (Lady of the Lake), James Lloyd Reynolds (King Arthur) and Melissa Rain Anderson (Director) discuss what it is like to take on a cult classic like Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

Tickets are on sale now at or by calling the Box Office at (501) 378-0405, Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. #SpamalotatArkRep #ArkansasRep

VIDEO: Monty Python’s From Script to Stage: What is Your Favorite Monty Python and the Holy Grail Quote?

We’re so excited about Monty Python’s Spamalot kicking off our 41st MainStage Season! We wanted to share in the excitement by asking Spamalot cast and Arkansas Rep employees to give us their favorite Monty Python and the Holy Grail quotes! Check them out in this video.

Join us for Monty Python’s Spamalot August 31-October 2.  Tickets are on sale now at or by calling the Box Office at (501) 378-0405, Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. #SpamalotatArkRep #ArkansasRep

Local Lawyer’s Gridiron Returning to Rep Stage in August

GridironLogoThe Arkansas Repertory Theatre is thrilled to announce that more than 80 lawyers, judges and legal professionals will once again take The Rep stage with their production of Gridiron 2016: Bake America’s Cake Again.  The biennial musical production spoofing Arkansas and national politics and people will run Aug. 2-6.  Opening night on Tuesday, Aug. 2 will feature a reception with lite bites and complimentary wine and beer before the curtain at 8 p.m.  Four shows will follow on Wednesday, Aug. 3 (7 p.m.), Thursday Aug. 4 (7 p.m.), Friday, Aug. 5 (8 p.m.) and Saturday, Aug. 6 (8 p.m.).

Gridiron traces its origins back to 1916 when a few theatrically inclined lawyers banded together to write and perform a Vaudevillian-style luncheon show.  The show has been a success and this year celebrates its 100th Anniversary.

“We believe that our Gridiron may be the longest running production of its kind in the nation,” said Judge Mary Spencer McGowan, Gridiron’s producer for 20 years.  “Gridiron has evolved over the years from a male-only cast performing at luncheons at the Marion Hotel to a full-fledged professional production at The Rep with Director Jana Beard and Musical Director Lori Isner.”


  • Tuesday Opening Night, including reception and show  |  $65 for “A” seating; $60 for “B” seating
  • Additional performances  |  $35 for “A” seating; $30 for “B” seating

For tickets to Gridiron 2016:  Bake America’s Cake Again, call the Rep’s Box Office at (501) 378-0405 or visit

It’s Time to Subscribe for the 16-17 Season!

Faith Sandberg (Aster), Steve Pacek (Peter), Nathaniel Stahlke (Prentiss) and Garrett T. Houston (Ted) in The Rep's production of Peter and the Starcatcher. Photo by Stephen B. Thornton.

Faith Sandberg (Aster), Steve Pacek (Peter), Nathaniel Stahlke (Prentiss) and Garrett T. Houston (Ted) in The Rep’s production of Peter and the Starcatcher. Photo by Stephen B. Thornton.

We can’t believe we just finished our 40th MainStage Season here at Arkansas Repertory Theatre.

From a dramatic Shakespearean play to kick things off to a fantastic start to a heartbreaking love story and a hysterical world premiere directed by star Jason Alexander, this season has been filled with top-notch shows for just about any theatre lover.

And we are hoping to continue our momentum as we move into our big 41st MainStage Season! One of the best and most economical ways to see our new season is to become a subscriber. Not only will you always get the best seats at the best price (in advance of sold-out shows) but $5 off any additional orchestra tickets you buy all-season long.


The cast of The Rep’s production of Windfall. Photo by Stephen B. Thornton.

Here are some other benefits to being a subscriber:

  • No-charge flexible exchange policy: Need to switch your dates? No problem. Free ticket exchanges are reserved exclusively for season ticket holders and can be used as often as needed.
  • Lost ticket insurance: Season ticket holders can replace misplaced tickets right up to curtain time.

Whether you prefer flexibility or the ease of having the same seats all season-long, The Rep has to perfect option for you with plans starting at just $198! Here is what you can choose from:


    The Seats You Want, When You Want Them*
    You are guaranteed the same seats for all six MainStage productions, renewable from season to season. Just select your favorite seat (subject to availability) and date you wish to attend. If you are unable to attend on your preferred night due to an unexpected conflict, simply call the Box Office 24 hours in advance to attend another performance of the same production at no additional charge.


    Under 21 with a valid student ID?
    You get Six (6) Passes, one pass per show, for MainStage productions at a deeply discounted price.


    The Flexibility to Choose Your Shows
    Build your own season! You start with Six (6) Passes and choose which plays you want to see, when you want to see them. Your FlexPass may be used in any combination: two passes for one show, four passes for another, or two for each of three shows, etc. Simply call the Box Office to book your seats.

    Renewing subscribers were able to renew their subscription as is up until the end of Windfall on Sunday, June 26 and the Box Office started renewing with changes on Monday, June 27, followed by new subscribers.

    FlexPass Subscribers can book their tickets anytime throughout the season, but they will have a chance to book into their seats a week before single tickets go on sale from Monday, Aug. 1- Friday, Aug. 5. That’s the perfect time to get booked in before tickets go on sale to the public!

    Single tickets will go on sale for the new season on Monday, Aug. 8— four weeks before the 16-17 Season opening.

    If you’re a new subscriber, click here to subscribe now! And if you’re renewing your subscription, click here. You can also subscribe by calling the Box Office at (501) 378-0405 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday – Friday.

Business of Show Workshops Scheduled for July

171They don’t call it show business for nothing.

Learn the basics of the industry in our Business of Show workshops for adults and young artists this July. From branding to social media presence to getting an agent and video auditions, learn how to make your mark and discover opportunities no matter where you live.

From your own backyard to the bright lights of the Big Apple, this will be a part-informational seminar, part-instructional workshop. Actor Ethan Paulini, who has been in several shows at The Rep, will lead the workshop and Musical Director Mark Binns and Choreographer/Dancer Marisa Kirby will be on the panel.

    Ethan Paulini as Buddy the Elf in The Rep's production of Elf. Photo by Stephen B. Thornton.

Ethan Paulini as Buddy the Elf in The Rep’s production of Elf. Photo by Stephen B. Thornton.

A limited number of participants will present material of their choosing and receive constructive feedback as to how to best create a cohesive brand based on their type and unique talents and present themselves as a competitive member of the entertainment industry.

In addition to working on material, there will be an extensive Q&A session. Here are the dates to get signed up:

Adults 18+
The Business of Show, 6-8 p.m. Thursday, July 7

Young Artists (ages 10-17)
The Business of Show, 6-8 p.m. Friday, July 8

Call the Box Office at (501) 378-0405 to reserve your spot in the workshops! Payment is required at time of reservation.

Windfall Sign Interpreter Night on June 22

IKcjgzqMcqn an effort to make Arkansas Repertory Theatre more accessible, we have a Sign Interpreter section for the deaf on the third Wednesday of every production run through the season.

Raphael James, an instructor in the Interpreter Education program at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, will be positioned in front of the section, located on the First Mezzanine. He will sign directly for those who need his services.


Raphael James

We are gearing up for our next sign interpretation night, which will be the Windfall performance at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 22. There are still seats available! Any open seats in the section will be released to the public at 3 p.m. Tuesday, June 21, so get your seats now!

Interested in a subscription for ASL night? We are currently renewing and selling new subscriptions for our 2016-17 MainStage Season!

Contact the Box Office at (501) 378-0405 to book your Series Subscription (which guarantees one seat for each show) or reserve your seat at our upcoming interpreter nights and get more details at

Share Your Favorite Memory of Bob! Wish Him Well at First-Ever Open House

BobHeadshotCan you believe it? It’s Producing Artistic Director Bob Hupp’s last month at The Rep!

In anticipation of Bob Hupp’s departure at the end of June, we are asking friends and loyal patrons of The Rep, to share your favorite memories from Bob’s 17 years as Producing Artistic Director. We will share these throughout the month of June as we bid him farewell.

Please share your memories HERE!

Have a favorite photo with Bob? Send to Lauren at!

To send Bob in Rep fashion, we are hosting a special First Open House at Arkansas Repertory Theatre from 4-6 p.m. on Monday, June 20! All of the doors will be open for tours of the space (Costume Shop, Prop Shop, rehearsal spaces, included!) at every half-hour and patrons will have a chance to wish Bob the best at his next endeavor, Syracuse Stage!

Enjoy live music from local musician and Rep Board Member Ben Brenner and ice cream from the super-popular Loblolly Creamery, who will have their food truck parked right out front. Admission is free and open to the public.

See you there!

VIDEO: The Plot of Windfall with Jason Alexander & Scooter Pietsch

A new play by Scooter Pietsch and directed by Jason Alexander, Windfall is a dark comedy Rep audiences will get to experience first!

Watch our latest From Script to Stage video below to hear as Director Jason Alexander and Playwright Scooter Pietsch explain the plot of the show and why they think Arkansas audiences need to experience it.

Tickets are on sale now at or by calling the Box Office at (501) 378-0405, Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. ‪#‎WindfallatArkRep‬ ‪#‎ArkansasRep‬

ArtWorks XXVIII is Saturday! Here’s Your Guide

18202038165_fa78db5b98_kArt is the star of our special event coming this Saturday: ArtWorks XXVIII!

Are you a college graduate just building your art collection, a young family ready to dress the walls or a collector wanting to add a piece or two to your collection? This lively art auction is just what you need!

In its 28th year, the super-fun event taking over The Rep (601 Main St., Little Rock) will feature artwork from 90 of central Arkansas’ most notable artists that patrons can bid on in 18014288390_d40455f663_ksilent and live auctions throughout the night. For the first time ever, The Rep is using the online bidding system, Bidpal, to allow patrons to place bids during the silent auction. Get the rundown on how to use the program here!

Come a little early to make note of your favorite pieces while you enjoy lively music from The Goat Band. And while you’re taking in the art and enjoying the music, feast on light appetizers from local eateries, including Three Fold Noodles & Dumpling Co., The Southern Gourmasian, Bravo! Cucina 18203194481_a881113152_kItaliana, RSVP Catering and Sufficient Grounds (check out the food offered on Inviting Arkansas‘ blog here!). There will be bars set up throughout the theatre with drinks from L&L Imports, Rocktown Distillery, Ozark Brewing Co. and Public House Brewing Company.
The live auction will take over The Rep MainStage for the first time ever and will feature an awesome lineup of guest emcees (including cast members from Hooking Up with The Second City) who will be introducing each beautiful piece of art. Special guest emcees include:

  • Charlie Coleman, Attorney with Wright, Lindsey and Jennings LLP and The Rep Board Member
  • Alyson Courtney, KATV Anchor
  • Daniel Robinson, Senior Regional Investment Officer at Arvest Bank and The Rep Board Member
  • Drew Mitchell and Amber Glaze, Co-Hosts of “HotMess in the Morning” on 106.7 The Ride
  • Alan Rail, Lead IT Specialist at Southwest Power Pool
  • Bridget Davis, Former 17579383124_2739177f69_kYoung Artist
  • The cast of Hooking Up with The Second City:
    • Ali Barthwell
    • Katie Kershaw
    • Martin Morrow
    • Casey Whitaker
Schedule for the evening:
6:30 p.m. | Lite Bites, Drinks, Music by The Goat Band & Silent Art Auction
7:30 p.m. | Live Art Auction
Tickets are $50 and can be purchased by calling The Rep Box Office at (501) 378-0405.
Get more info here!








2016-2017 Student Matinee Dates Announced!

23899861173_2e884ef157_kArkansas Repertory Theatre’s 41st MainStage Season is lined up and we are excited to share the magic of theatre with students from across the state with our MainStage Student Matinee Series.

Did you know that the program allows more than 6,000 school children from across the state to see our professional performances each season for as little as $8 a seat? It’s almost time to get your school booked in for next season!

Check out the student matinee dates for each production on our website here.

You may reserve seats for the following shows beginning May 9, 2016:

  • Monty Python’s Spamalot
  • The Crucible
  • A Christmas Story

You may reserve seats for the following shows beginning Jan. 1, 2017:

  • Sister Act
  • Jar the Floor
  • Godspell

All student matinees are scheduled at 10:30 a.m. Thursdays. To reserve seats for your class, view dates here and email with this:

  • Name
  • School name
  • School address
  • Best way to reach you (phone, email)
  • Group size with chaperones, drivers and teachers who plan to attend with you

If a performance fills to capacity, we will keep a waitlist and you will be notified if seats become available! For more information about the program, click here.