Set to a thrilling musical score and full of action, adventure and excitement, Treasure Island, A New Musical offers a fresh take on the famous story by Robert Louis Stevenson in its World Premiere on The Rep stage in March.
Rep audiences will be the first to see this production, created by Brett Smock, Carla Vitale and Corinne Aquilina and featuring set design by Stanley Meyer (Disney’s Beauty and the Beast), a Broadway and Tony-award winning cast (Wicked, The Addams Family, Billy Elliot, Dreamgirls) and The Rep’s own Rafael Castanera as costume designer after his amazing work on The Wiz and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.
Bored by his mundane life at the Admiral Benbow Inn, and entranced by the mysterious Captain Billy Bones and his wild seafaring tales, young Jim Hawkins yearns for a life of adventure. His wish is soon granted as members of the infamous Captain Flint crew pursue Bones and his hidden treasure map.
When Bones dies in a struggle for the map, Jim narrowly escapes with his life and Bones’ prize possession. With a sturdy crew in place led by Long John Silver, and with Jim under the protection of a doctor, a nobleman and a stoic ship’s captain, they set sail in search of their fortunes. As greed escalates, mutiny threatens and loyalties are forever broken.
As both pirates and crew battle to discover the coveted Isle of Treasure, the camps arrive where “X” marks the spot. Will they find the treasure? And if so, at what cost? Little Rock audiences will be the first to find out when this World Premiere production opens on The Rep stage. Visit www.therep.org for tickets.