Arkansas Repertory Theatre Announces 2024 Season

The stage is set at 601 Main St. as the Arkansas Repertory Theatre has just released the lineup for its upcoming 2024 season.

Currently, The Rep is working on a Veteran’s Day production of “The Breach” in partnership with  Riverside Actors Theatre and will produce “A Very Merry Motown Christmas” Dec. 20-23 with holiday tunes getting a fresh take from performers like Bijoux and Jerron Liddell.

The 2024 schedule is a departure from the traditional timeline with next year’s lineup running June through September, rather than the typical September through June. But despite the date changes, audiences will find the same magic they’ve come to expect from The Rep stage.

“It is with great excitement that I announce our first summer season at The Rep as we celebrate a new opportunity to experience high quality art in central Arkansas,” says Ken-Matt Martin, the theater’s interim artistic director.

“This season is filled with stories that center communities: various families, both blood and found, and the camaraderie of friends, all finding ways to navigate life’s challenges through love, laughter, dance, music and of course, a little bit of drama.

“With vibrant productions of old classics staged afresh and new works stepping into timely and relevant issues, The Rep is proud to present a season full of theater for all people and ages! Come celebrate our community with us!”

Without further ado, here’s The Rep’s 2024 season.

 

“Pride & Prejudice”

June 18-30

A fresh, comedic take on the beloved classic novel, this new adaptation is fast-paced and filled with surprises, laughs and romance. Lizzy Bennet does not believe in marriage, or even love. That is, until the handsome, amusing and impossibly aggravating Mr. Darcy starts popping up at every turn, causing her to question her resolve. This timely theatrical retelling of literature’s greatest tale of latent love explores the insanity and exhilaration of finding your perfect (or imperfect) match in life.

 

“Footloose”

July 9-28

Toes will be tapping and spirits will be soaring when this explosive movie musical bursts onto the live stage! With dynamic new songs, coupled with the powerhouse hits from its bestselling Oscar-nominated score, this musical celebrates the exhilaration of youth, the wisdom of listening to one another and the power of forgiveness.

 

“Jitney”

Aug. 6-18

Set in 1970s Pittsburgh, this richly textured, humor-filled drama follows a group of men trying to eke out a living by driving unlicensed taxis. When the city threatens to board up the business and the boss’ son returns from prison, tempers flare, potent secrets are revealed and the fragile threads binding these people together may come undone at last.

 

“Hello, Dolly!”

Aug. 22-24

Taking place at the Robinson Center

This Broadway blockbuster is golden-age musical theater at its finest. Follow the romantic and comedic exploits of Dolly Gallagher-Levi, a turn-of-the-century matchmaker forging her own path in a world that constantly underestimates her. Boisterous and charming from start to finish, “put on your Sunday clothes” for The Rep’s concert production, performed at Robinson Center with the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra.

 

“Responders”

Sept. 3-15

Things go from bad to ridiculous in this genre-bending dark comedy written by Little Rock native Joseph Scott Ford. When two small-town paramedics and an ambitious reporter arrive at the roadside scene of an expected suicide, we join them on a journey of trying one’s best to do the right thing. This world-premiere production by an Arkansas artist is produced in partnership with TheatreSquared.

(Show descriptions provided by The Rep.)

Season subscriptions are on sale now, as are single tickets for “A Very Merry Motown Christmas.” Tickets are available online and by calling The Rep’s box office at 501.378.0405.

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