Opening Week of 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 John David Pittman.

Can you believe it? It’s the Opening Week of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, the second production in The Rep’s landmark 40th MainStage Season!

Now that we are in our third week of October, we are excited to get our fall musical started and give our patrons engaging activities.

Here is this week’s lineup of fun events:

Wednesday, October 14:

  • Preshow Director Talk, 6:15-6:45 p.m.: Get exclusive insight into our production of Spelling Bee 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, October 15:

  • 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 emailing the Clinton School of Public Service. FREE!
  • Preshow Director Talk, 6:15-6:45 p.m.: Get exclusive insight into our production of Spelling Bee from Director Bob Hupp and the creative team before the start of the preview performances. FREE!

Friday, October 16:

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

Sunday, October 18:

  • 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 Wine 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 October 14-November 8 here and book your tickets by calling (501) 378-0405 or visiting TheRep.org.

Join the Fun at Little Rock Family Day Saturday

To add even a little more fun to your theatre experience here at The Rep, Little Rock Family magazine is hosting a special Little Rock Family Day right before the 2 p.m. Saturday matinee performance of Elf!

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Ethan Paulini. Photo by Stephen Thornton

Starting at 1 p.m. in the lobby of the theater, 601 Main St., Little Rock, families can spread the Christmas cheer early with kids’ craft stations (Elf Christmas ornaments, anyone?), holiday coloring sheets, tons of giveaways and photos with the big man, himself, Santa Claus! Photos with Santa will be posted on LittleRockFamily.com next week, so be sure check back then!

We are especially excited to be selling our brand-new Loblolly Creamery ice cream, Rep-permint Chunk (reminder: it’s sweet cream ice cream with peppermint chunks and housemade mallows!) inside the theatre. Additionally, Loblolly will have their ice cream truck parked in front with tons of their delicious offerings, including a hot chocolate bar. Yum!

Don’t have tickets to the performance? No problem! This free event is open to the public.

Get your tickets to Elf online or by calling the Box Office at (501) 378-0405. Great seats are available after the Christmas holiday.