Tis the season for Theater! | Central Arkansas Confidential

Tis the season for Theater!



Pagans on Bobsleds XV: The Snowman Cometh!
Easy Street Cabaret
307 W 7th Streetr, downtown Little Rock
December 11-16 at 8:00PM

501-372-3530 for more information

Everyone's favorite Cephalopodan Sketch Comedy Troupe is celebrating fifteen years of Holiday Funniness with it’s new show at the Easy Street Cabaret Room.  Red Octopus continues with long time holiday favorites like Mr. Santa and promises to keep everyone jolly as old St. Nick.  Adult language, situations, subject matter and just about everything else.  



"An American Daughter"
By Wendy Wasserstein
December 1 - 2, 8-9, 15-16, 2006
Performances at 7:30 PM
Weekend Theater, Chester and 7th St.

Described as a political comedy, a Jewish feminist play, and a smart-talking living-room family play, An American Daughter tells the story of Lyssa Dent Hughes, daughter of a conservative senator, great-great-granddaughter of a president and nominee for the position of Surgeon General, who, through a miscalculation and its subsequent media exposure, finds her political, social and family lives beginning to unravel. An American Daughter tackles many concerns these amazing women of Wasserstein's generation must face including the slings and arrows of intense personal scrutiny not given to their male counterparts. Finally, this drama exposes that soft underbelly of American political life, its media awareness and its consequent confusion of public opinion polls with democracy. Directed by Duane Jackson.

Tickets: $14.00/adults, $10.00/students and seniors.

For reservations and additional information, call 501-374-3761 or

 visit: http://weekendtheater.org /  www.myspace.com/theweekendtheater


A Year With Frog and Toad

Arkansas Children's Theater

November 24- December 17, 2006

Performance times: Fridays 7:00 pm; Saturdays 3:00 pm; Sundays 2:00 pm Adult $14, Children $11,  Groups of 10 or more $10

Winner of the 2003 Tony® Award for Best Regional Theatre
Based on the Newbery and Caldecott Honor children’s books by Arnold Lobel
Directed by Scott Ferguson, creator of Schoolhouse Rock Live
Music by Robert Reale
Lyrics by Willie Reale, Illustration by David Hohn
Frog and Toad couldn’t be more different, but that doesn’t matter because they are the best of friends. The story follows the adventures of Frog and Toad as they wake from a long winter hibernation and spring upon a fun-filled year of singing, dancing, and adventure. Frog and Toad, along with their forest friends, bring life into this tale of friendship with hilarious and heart-warming songs using jazzy 40’s style music. Then, when the cold rolls round once again, they celebrate a peaceful Christmas Eve by the fire and settle in for another long winter’s nap filled with dreams of cookies and kites and, of course, best friends.


Best Christmas Pageant Ever
Based on the book by Barbara Robinson
Benton Royal Players

211 Market Street, in downtown Benton, AR.
November 30-December 3 & December 7-10
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever focuses on the poorly-behaved children of the Herdman family, who discover the true meaning of Christmas through participation in a church play about the birth of Jesus.

To make reservations call 501-315-LIVE(5423) or
E-Mail to tickets@royalplayers.com
(Include your name, the number of reservations you wish to make, and your phone number. The theater will contact you to confirm your reservations.)


Here Lies Jeremy Troy
By: Jack Sharkey
Murry's Dinner Playhouse

Author Jack Sharkey is one of America’s funniest and prolific writers. The more Jeremy Troy strays from the truth, and the more trouble he makes for himself, the more you’ll be laughing at this comedy of love, lies and misunderstanding. The perfect gift-wrapped holiday party for everyone, and that’s no lie! http://www.murrysdinnerplayhouse.com/tickets.asp
For information on shows, tickets, parties and other services, call (501) 562-3131.



Public Theater, 616 Center Street, Downtown Little Rock
Dec 02 -   10:00P MICETRO: Improv Battle Royale!
Dec 03 -    7:00P THEATRESPORTZ
Dec 16 -  10:00P reQuest 20/90
Dec 17 -   7:00P The Best X-Mas Pageant Ever

Little Rock's only functioning improv troupe (if you know of another let me know) has four differently themed shows coming up in the next few weeks. Try to take in at least one of them, funny funny funny.
Tickets are usually around $5-$10
For more information, call 375-7529



"Romeo and Juliet."
NOV. 30-DEC. 1, DEC. 3
A modern spin on the Shakespeare classic, with setting in the 1920s.
Presented by Episcopal Collegiate School Theater Department
7:30 p.m. Thu.-Fri., 3 p.m. Sun., school auditorium.
$5 adults, $3 students. 372-1194.



The King and I
The Arkansas Repertory Theater

Set against the lush backdrop of Bangkok in the mid-1800s, The King and I is one of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s most enchanting love stories. Cultures clash when Anna, a young English widow, is hired by the willful king of Siam to tutor his many children in Western ways. The show’s memorable songs include I Whistle a Happy Tune, Getting to Know You, Shall We Dance, Hello Young Lovers, Something Wonderful and more.

Performances are 7 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays and 2 p.m. Sundays, Dec. 1-31, with additional public evening performances Dec. 19 and Dec. 26 at 7 p.m.
Additional public matinee performances are Dec. 2, Dec. 20, Dec. 21, Dec. 23, Dec. 27 and Dec. 30 at 1 p.m.

There are no evening performances Christmas Eve or New Year’s Eve. A special sneak preview performance Thursday, Nov. 30, includes a pre-show discussion with the director at 6:15 p.m. Opening Night, Friday, Dec. 1, includes a post-show reception with the cast in the lobby. The Dec. 6 performance is sign-interpreted for the hearing impaired.

Tickets are $50 for orchestra seating, $40 for first mezzanine seating and $30 for second mezzanine seating and may be purchased by calling the box office at 501-378-0405 or 1-866-6-THEREP or online at www.therep.org.


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