After a shining return to the stage over the past year, the Arkansas Repertory Theatre has just released the lineup for its upcoming 2022-2023 season.
The Rep is currently wrapping up its production of "Into the Woods," but is already working ahead on the mix of classic musicals, comedies and dramas hitting the stage this fall with a few familiar faces.
Without further ado, here's The Rep's 2022-2023 season.
Neil Simon’s "Laughter on the 23rd Floor"
Sept. 27 - Oct. 16
Starring Judge Reinhold
"In the writers’ room of 'The Max Prince Show,' zingers are the name of the game; the harried staff scrambles to top each other with gags while competing for the attention of their star madman. Inspired by Neil Simon’s experience as a young staff writer on Sid Caesar’s 'Your Show of Shows,' this comedy about comedy features a hysterical performance from Judge Reinhold in his Rep debut."
Rated PG-13 for adult language.
"Guys & Dolls"
Nov. 29 - Dec. 30
"With its brassy, immortal score, this oddball romantic comedy is considered by many to be the perfect musical. Will Nathan Detroit find a location for the secret craps game? Will Adelaide finally get a wedding after her 14-year engagement? Will what happened in Havana, stay in Havana? This fun, new production, filled with exciting choreography, is the perfect outing for family and friends during the holiday season."
Rated PG for adult situations.
"Every Brilliant Thing"
Jan. 31 - March 19
Taking place in The Rep’s Black Box
"You’re six years old. Mom’s in the hospital. She finds it hard to be happy. So you start to make a list of everything that’s 'brilliant' about the world. Everything that’s worth living for. Soon, the list will take on a life of its own. As you grow, the list takes on a life of its own. Hilarious and heart-wrenching, this critically-acclaimed play is a unique, theatrical experience you will never forget."
Rated PG-13 for adult situations.
"Little Shop of Horrors"
"There’s a new breed of plant in town — foul-mouthed, R&B-singing, carnivorous. And if Seymour doesn’t stop Audrey II, it just might take over the world. Don’t miss a fresh, new vision of this ridiculous, beloved musical, from the associate choreographer of Broadway’s 'Hamilton.' You’ll laugh. You’ll scream. You’ll give up gardening for good."
Rated PG for adult situations and violence.
"In this stirring new play, direct from Broadway, a truck stop sandwich shop offers its formerly incarcerated kitchen staff a shot at reclaiming their lives. Even as the shop’s callous owner tries to keep them under her thumb, the staff members are given purpose and permission to dream through their shared quest to create the perfect sandwich."
Rated R for adult language and situations.
Bonus digital production for The Rep subscribers
"'Flex' tells the story of a girls’ high school basketball team from Plainnole, Arkansas. It’s 1997, and the women of the Lady Train team are inspired by the successes of the WNBA. With aspirations of going pro, they must first navigate the pressures of being young, Black and female in rural Arkansas. Will their fouls off the court tear their team apart? Or can they keep their pact to stick together through hell or high water? This powerful new play celebrates the fierce athleticism of women’s basketball with all the adrenaline and swagger of a four-quarter game."
Rated R for adult language and adult situations.
(Show descriptions provided by The Rep.)
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The Rep is following the latest public health recommendations and will update safety protocols closer to each show.
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