Opening Week of Peter and the Starcatcher: Engage with Us!

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Hugh Kennedy as Black Stache in The Rep’s production of Peter and the Starcatcher. Photo by Beth Hall.

It’s the Opening Week of our Tony Award-winning show, Peter and the Starcatcher– the fourth production in The Rep’s landmark 40th MainStage Season!

Now that we are in our third week of January (can you believe it?), we are excited to get this Peter Pan prelude started and give our patrons engaging activities, despite the looming winter weather slated for Thursday night.

Here is this week’s lineup of fun events:

Thursday, Jan. 21:

  • Preshow Director Talk, 6:15-6:45 p.m.: Get exclusive insight into our production of The Little Mermaid from Director Bob Hupp and the creative team before the start of the preview performances. FREE!

Friday, Jan. 22:

 

  • Clinton School Speaker Series, 12-1 p.m. Clinton School Join Producing Artistic Director Bob Hupp and members of the cast and creative team for a panel discussion on this musical. RSVP by calling the Clinton School at (501) 683-5239. FREE!

 

  • Opening Night performance and post-show party, 8 p.m.: Opening Night for Peter and the Starcatcher will include a post-show reception with the cast immediately following the show. Complimentary champagne and light hors d’oeuvres will be provided.

Sunday, Jan. 24:

  • Pay Your Age Night, 7 p.m.: Little Rock Soiree presents The Rep’s “Pay Your Age Night” on Sunday, Jan. 24. Are you age 22 – 40? Pay Your Age at The Rep! Top off your weekend with great theatre at a great price. Plus, enjoy a complimentary wine tasting provided by Colonial Wines and Spirits. Tickets are limited to four per household, Proof of age for each member of the party is required at time of pick-up.

Check out our full lineup of surround events during the show’s run from Jan. 22- Feb. 14 here and book your tickets by calling (501) 378-0405 or visiting TheRep.org.

Help Name Special Beer for Peter and the Starcatcher

PeterandtheStarcatcherWith our production of Peter and the Starcatcher taking The Rep MainStage here in January, we have teamed up with Stone’s Throw Brewing to create a beer for the swashbuckling production.

And guess what? We need your help naming it!

Here is the scoop on the beer contest:

Beer Naming Contest

Starting Wednesday, Jan. 13, The Rep is following up with a Peter and the Starcatcher Beer Naming Contest, where we will be accepting entries for the brew– a “Dark Mild” English-style brown ale with light to medium roasted notes

Here is the rundown of the contest:

1. Submit your clever beer name from 9 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 13 to 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 15  Bonus points if you include “Rep” somewhere in the name! Enter here.

2. Our top five favorite names will be selected and fans will be allowed to vote for their mild-ale-2favorite on our Facebook page from 9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 16 to 5 p.m. Monday, Jan. 18. The name with the most ‘Likes’ at the end of the voting period will be the winner!

3. The winner will receive a growler of the special flavor and a pair of tickets to see Peter and the Starcatcher!

The special brew will be on tap at Stone’s Throw Brewing, 402 E. 9th, Little Rock, and in Foster’s, located on the First Mezzanine at The Rep, during the run of the show, Jan. 20-Feb. 14, 2016.

Don’t miss your chance to try this one-of-a-kind beer celebrating this magical prelude to Pete Pan and get your tickets to Peter and the Starcatcher online or by calling the Box Office at (501) 378-0405.

Vote for your favorite beer name here!

Opening week of The Little Mermaid: Engage with Us!

Arkansas Repertory Theatre's production of The Little Mermaid. photos by STEPHEN B. THORNTON

The cast of Arkansas Repertory Theatre’s production of The Little Mermaid. Photo by STEPHEN B. THORNTON

It’s the Opening Week of our blockbuster holiday musical, The Little Mermaid, the third production in The Rep’s landmark 40th MainStage Season!

Now that we are in our first week of December (can you believe it?), we are excited to get our big musical started and give our patrons engaging activities.

Here is this week’s lineup of fun events:

Wednesday, December 2:

  • Preshow Director Talk, 6:15-6:45 p.m.: Get exclusive insight into our production of The Little Mermaid from Director Bob Hupp and the creative team before the start of the preview performances. FREE!
  • Pay What You Can Night, 7 p.m.: The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette presents The Rep’s “Pay What You Can Night” on Wednesday, Oct. 14. Patrons can pay any amount they wish for their ticket. Tickets must be purchased in person at the Box Office at 601 Main Street the day of the performance. The Box Office will be open from 9 a.m. until curtain. Tickets are limited to (2) two per person. Offer is based on seating availability.

Thursday, December 3:

  • Clinton School Speaker Series, 12-1 p.m. Clinton School Join Producing Artistic Director Bob Hupp and members of the cast and creative team for a panel discussion on this musical. RSVP by calling the Clinton School at (501) 683-5239. FREE!
  • Preshow Director Talk, 6:15-6:45 p.m.: Get exclusive insight into our production of The Little Mermaid from Director Bob Hupp and the creative team before the start of the preview performances. FREE!

Friday, December 4:

  • Opening Night performance and post-show party, 8 p.m.: Opening Night for The Little Mermaid will include a post-show reception with the cast immediately following the show. Complimentary champagne and light hors d’oeuvres will be provided.

Sunday, December 6:

  • Pay Your Age Night, 7 p.m.: Little Rock Soiree presents The Rep’s “Pay Your Age Night” on Sunday, Oct. 18. Are you age 22 – 40? Pay Your Age at The Rep! Top off your weekend with great theatre at a great price. Plus, enjoy a complimentary wine tasting provided by Colonial Wines and Spirits. Tickets are limited to four per household, Proof of age for each member of the party is required at time of pick-up.

Check out our full lineup of surround events during the show’s run from December 2- January 3 here and book your tickets by calling (501) 378-0405 or visiting TheRep.org.

Help Name Special Beer for The Little Mermaid

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With our production of The Little Mermaid taking The Rep MainStage in December, we have teamed up with Moody Brews to create a beer for the underwater wonderland production.

And guess what? We need your help naming it!

Here is the scoop on the beer contest:

Beer Naming Contest

Starting Monday, Nov. 23, The Rep is following up with a Little Mermaid Beer Naming Contest, where we will be accepting entries for the tropical brew– a tropical saison. 5% ce46c3e5297f7bd48b1b154bab2da76354942964_gold-recipeabv farmhouse/saison style ale fermented atop citrus fruits of lemon, tangerine, pineapple, and hibiscus and lightly dry hopped with amarillo (orangey, apricot aroma) hops.

Here is the rundown of the contest:

1. Submit your clever beer name from 9 a.m. Monday, Nov. 23 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 25.  Bonus points if you include “Rep” somewhere in the name! Enter HERE!

2. Our top five favorite names will be selected and fans will be allowed to vote for their favorite on our Facebook page from 9 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 26 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 29. The name with the most ‘Likes’ at the end of the voting period will be the winner!

3. The winner will receive a growler of the special flavor and a pair of tickets to see The Little Mermaid!

The special brew will be on tap at Vino’s Brew Pub, 923 W. 7th, Little Rock, and in Foster’s, located on the First Mezzanine at The Rep, during the run of the show, Dec. 2, 2015 – Jan. 3, 2016.

Don’t miss your chance to try this one-of-a-kind sweet treat (and beer!) celebrating our holiday musical and get your tickets to The Little Mermaid online or by calling the Box Office at (501) 378-0405.

Vote for your favorite beer name HERE!

Win Cool Prizes in First-Ever Saints and Sinners Raffle

photoThink of what you could do with $5,000 or who could use 10 tickets to the hottest ticket in town this holiday season, The Little Mermaid, or who would like to hone their acting skills.

By buying a Saints and Sinners Raffle ticket, you would have a chance to win one of these cool prizes!

While the annual gala may be months away, the fun begins now with this special raffle, which includes three amazing prizes. The three raffle prizes include:

  • $5,000 Cash
  • 10 Tickets to The Rep’s Production of Disney’s The Little Mermaid Includes ice cream and drinks
  • Private Performing Arts Workshop for up to eight young artists (or adults). Minimum age 10.

Winners will be announced during a live online drawing at 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 23. The public can follow along on Facebook and Instagram as the winners are announced.

Tickets cost $20 each and are $100 for six. They can be purchased online at www.TheRep.org/saintsraffle; by calling Ronda Lewis at (501) 378-0445, ext. 203; or at The Rep’s Box Office at 601 Main Street, between 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

The Saints and Sinners Raffle benefits The Rep. For more information, visit www.TheRep.org or call Ronda at (501) 378-0445, ext. 203.

Closing Week of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee: Engage with Us!

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The cast of The Rep’s production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Photo by Stephen B. Thornton.

Just a few more rounds of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee are left and for the final week, there are a few things to look out for!

Here is this week’s lineup of fun happenings:

Tuesday, Nov. 3

Preshow pizza: Take a bite out of FREE Vino’s pizza before the 7 p.m. performance!

Thursday, Nov. 5

Beer Night with Arkansas Times and Lost 40: Get your evening started early with a preshow beer tasting. Sponsored by Arkansas Times and Golden Eagle.

Saturday, Nov. 7

The After-Party: Stick around after the performance of Spelling Bee for drinks and look for members of the cast to make an appearance in Foster’s.

Don’t miss the highly acclaimed musical The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee as it runs through Nov. 8– book your tickets by calling the Box Office at (501) 378-0405 or visit TheRep.org.

And don’t forget: we are offering $10 off all remaining tickets to the musical. Get yours now!

New This Season: Pay Your Age Night!

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The cast of The Rep’s production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Photo by John David Pittman.

With our 40th MainStage Season in full swing, it’s only fitting that we have even more events and specials to offer our patrons.

We already have Pay What You Can Night that takes place the first Wednesday preview performance of every production. Now, we have another special performance for patrons: Pay Your Age Night, sponsored by Little Rock Soiree magazine, Colonial Wine and Spirits, and The Point/The Ride!

Are you 22-40 years young? You can pay your age for the first Sunday evening performance (7 p.m.) for every production this season! Check out the full season lineup here.

Our next special Pay Your Age Night is Sunday, Oct. 18!

Tickets are available by phone at (501) 378-0405 or in person at The Rep, 601 Main St., Little Rock. Tickets are limited to four per household. Proof of age for each member of the party is required at time of pickup before the performance.

See you here!

Sign Interpreter Night for Macbeth on Sept. 23

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.

We are gearing up for our next sign interpretation night, which will be the Macbeth performance at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23. There are still seats available! Any open seats in the section will be released to the public at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22, so get your seats now!

Here are the remaining sign interpreter performances:10653652_10152240681971105_882036142166987126_n

  • 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28
  • The Little Mermaid: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 16
  • Peter and the Starcatcher: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016
  • Bridges of Madison County: 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 20, 2016
  • Windfall: 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Contact the Box Office at (501) 378-0405 to reserve your seat at our upcoming interpreter nights and get more details at www.therep.org/attend.

Opening Week of Macbeth: Engage With Us!

Michael Stewart Allen as Macbeth. Photo by John David Pittman.

Michael Stewart Allen as Macbeth. Photo by John David Pittman.

Can you believe it? It’s the Opening Week of Macbeth and the kickoff to The Rep’s landmark 40th MainStage Season!

Now that Labor Day weekend is over and the summer is coming to a close, we are excited to get this season started and give our patrons engaging activities in addition to our productions.

Here is this week’s lineup of fun events:

Wednesday, Sept. 9

  • Macbeth 101, 12-1 p.m.: Dramaturg and Assistant Director Paige Reynolds leads a brown bag lunch that enriches your play going experience. CLICK HERE to RSVP.
  • Preshow Director Talk, 6:15-6:45 p.m.: Get exclusive insight into our production of Macbeth from Director Bob Hupp and the creative team before the start of the preview performances. FREE!
  • Pay What You Can Night, 7 p.m.: Patrons are invited to attend the first preview of Opening Week by paying any amount they wish for their ticket. Tickets must be purchased in person at the Box Office at 601 Main Street the day of the performance. The Box Office opens at 9 a.m. There are 100 tickets available for purchase, and tickets are limited to (2) two per person.

Thursday, Sept. 10

  • Clinton School Speaker Series, 12-1 p.m. Clinton School Join Producing Artistic Director Bob Hupp and members of the cast and creative team for a panel discussion on this production. RSVP by emailing the Clinton School of Public Service. FREE!
  • Preshow Director Talk, 6:15-6:45 p.m.: Get exclusive insight into our production of Macbeth from Director Bob Hupp and the creative team before the start of the preview performances. FREE!

Friday, Sept. 11:

  • Opening Night performance and post-show party, 8 p.m.: Opening Night for Macbeth will include a post-show reception with the cast immediately following the show. Complimentary champagne and light hors d’oeuvres will be provided.

Sunday, Sept. 13

  • Pay Your Age Night, 7 p.m.: Little Rock Soiree presents The Rep’s “Pay Your Age Night” on Sunday, Sept. 13. If you’re age 40 or under, you can pay your age at The Rep! Tickets are limited to four per household. Proof of age for each member of the party is required at the time of pick-up. Call the Box Office at (501) 378-0405 to book your tickets!

Check out our full lineup of surround events during the show’s run from Sept. 11-27 here and book your tickets by calling (501) 378-0405 or visiting TheRep.org.

And learn everything else you need to before seeing the drama by checking out our study guide here!

The Rep and Stone’s Throw Partner for Macbeth Beer: Vote CLOSED!

stones-throw-brewing-coming-to-little-rock-ar-L-nrEb8pAre you a beer lover? Well, you’re in for a special treat!

With our production of William Shakespeare’s Macbeth taking The Rep MainStage in September, we have teamed up with the popular brewery to create a special beer for the dark drama– a Scottish Red Ale with a small inclusion of rye that adds spice. And guess what? We need your help naming it!

Starting Monday, Aug. 17, The Rep is launching its Macbeth Beer Naming Contest, where we will be accepting entries for the special beverage.

With a reddish hue that pays tribute to the battles of Macbeth, it’s a malty, full-bodied beer that is easy to drink.

After we chose our top five favorite names, then, you, the fans, will vote for your favorite! The winner will receive a growler of the beer and a pair of tickets to see Macbeth!

Here is how the contest will work:

1. Submit your awesome beer name from Monday, Aug. 17 to Friday, Aug. 21.

2. Our top five favorite names will be selected and fans will be allowed to vote for their beer-closeupfavorite on our Facebook page from Monday, Aug. 24 to Wednesday, Aug. 26. The name with the most ‘Likes’ at the end of the voting period will be the winner!

3. The winner will receive a growler of the beer and a pair of tickets to see Macbeth!

The special beer will be on tap at Stone’s Throw, located at 402 E. Ninth St., Little Rock, throughout the run of the show from Sept. 11-27 and will also be incorporated into a special ice cream flavor created by Loblolly Creamery. The ice cream will be sold at Loblolly Creamery, located inside the Green Corner Store, 1423 Main St., Suite D, Little Rock, and at The Rep throughout the run.

Don’t miss your chance to try this one-of-a-kind brew celebrating one of Shakespeare’s greatest tragedies and get your tickets to Macbeth online or by calling the Box Office at (501) 378-0405.