Beauty and the Beast coming to Little Rock

THE STUDIO THEATRE’S PRODUCTION OF
Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
DECEMBER 1-18, 2016

beauty and the beast

DATES AND TIMES
Performances are December 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 9, 10, 11, 15, 16, 17, 18, 2016
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday performances (December 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10,
15, 16, 17) will begin at 7:30pm
Sunday matinees (December 4, 11, 18 ) will begin at 2:30pm

TICKET INFORMATION
Tickets are $25.00 for general admission.
Tickets are $20.00 for Seniors (65+), Military, and Students.
Tickets are $15.00 for children 12 and under.
There are no assigned seats at The Studio Theatre.
The box office will open at 6:30pm on performance dates and the house
will open approximately 20 minutes prior to curtain.
Tickets may be purchased at eventbrite.com
We highly recommend that tickets be purchased in advance, as we
cannot guarantee availability at the door.
The Lobby Bar is open before and after the show and during intermission.
This production is rated G.

THEATRE LOCATION & CONTACT INFORMATION
THE STUDIO THEATRE
230 W. 7TH Street
Little Rock, Arkansas 72201
501.374.2615

Follow The Studio Theatre on social media:
@StudioTheatreLR (Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter)

Auditions at The Studio Theatre

THE STUDIO THEATRE’S AUDITIONS BY APPOINTMENT FOR
BONNIE & CLYDE – The Musical
November 12 &13, 2016

 

DATES AND TIMES

Auditions appointments are available:
Saturday November 12 from 12:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday November 13 from 6:00pm to 10:00pm

AUDITION INFORMATION

Auditions will be conducted by appointment only.
Those auditioning are encouraged to bring a head shot and resume, if
available, with them to auditions.
Those auditioning should prepare 32 measures in the style of the show.
Please bring sheet music for accompanist. Vocal range will also be checked. After singing, some auditionees may be asked to read selected sides from the show.
Appointments can be made by emailing studiotheatreauditions@gmail.com.

ABOUT OUR PRODUCTION

Bonnie & Clyde will be directed by Hannah M. Sawyer with music direction by Bob Bidewell.
Bonnie & Clyde has music by Frank Wildhorn, lyrics by Don Black, and book by Ivan Menchell.
Performances will be February 9-12 and 16-19, 2017. Thursday through Saturday performances begin at 7:30pm and Sunday at 2:30pm. Company read-through and meeting is scheduled for Monday, December 17, 2016. All other rehearsals will begin Tuesday, January 3, 2017.

SYNOPSIS

At the height of the Great Depression, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow went from two small-town nobodies in West Texas to America’s most renowned folk heroes and Texas law enforcement’s worst nightmares. Fearless, shameless and alluring, the Tony-nominated Bonnie & Clyde, from the legendary Frank Wildhorn (Jekyll & Hyde, Civil War, Dracula) is the electrifying story of love, adventure and crime that captured the attention of an entire country. When Bonnie and Clyde meet, their mutual cravings for excitement and fame immediately set them on a mission to chase their dreams. Their bold and reckless behavior turns the young lovers’ thrilling adventure into a downward spiral, putting themselves and their loved ones in trouble with the law. Forced to stay on the run, the lovers resort to robbery and murder to survive. As the infamous duo’s fame grows bigger, their inevitable end draws nearer. Bonnie & Clyde is a thrilling and sexy musical with a non-traditional score combining blues, gospel and rockabilly music.

ROLES AVAILABLE

• Clyde Barrow
A charming small-town boy who craves notoriety. Bonnie’s reckless, bold, daring lover.
Gender: Male
Age: 18 to 30
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: A2

• Bonnie Parker
A beautiful girl torn between love and fame. Clyde’s ambitious, stubborn lover.
Gender: Female
Age: 18 to 30
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: G3

• Marvin “Buck” Barrow
Clyde’s brother and an outlaw troubled by his wife’s distaste for his lifestyle. Adventurous and loyal.
Gender: Male
Age: 25 to 35
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: B2

• Blanche Barrow
A religious woman who disapproves of the criminal lifestyle. Honorable and righteous. Married to Buck Barrow.
Gender: Female
Age: 25 to 35
Vocal range top: Eb5
Vocal range bottom: G3

• Cumie Barrow
A kind woman among those suffering in the Depression. Loyal andselfless. Mother to Clyde and Buck.
Gender: Female
Age: 40 to 55

• Sherriff Schmid

• Ted Hinton
A police officer struggling to separate his feelings from his duties. Kind and honest. Madly in love with Bonnie.
Gender: Male
Age: 18 to 25
Vocal range top: A4
Vocal range bottom: C3

• Young Clyde
Gender: Male
Age: 8 to 13
Vocal range top: A5
Vocal range bottom: B3

• Young Bonnie
Gender: Female
Age: 8 to 13
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: C#4

• Emma Parker
Bonnie’s widowed mother. Fragile, caring, sensitive.
Gender: Female
Age: 40 to 55

• Preacher
The town’s evangelist. Loud, passionate, boisterous.
Gender: Male
Age: 45 to 65Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: A2

• Henry Barrow
A hard-working man, struggling to survive. Humble and quiet.
Father of Clyde and Buck.
Gender: Male
Age: 45 to 55

• Governor Miriam Ferguson
An enforcer of the law and Governor of Texas. Tough and harsh.
Gender: Female
Age: 40 to 60

• Captain Frank Hamer
A retired Texas Ranger who joins the hunt for Bonnie and Clyde.
Recruited by Governor Ferguson.
Gender: Male
Age: 45 to 65

• Bob Alcorn
The best sharpshooter in Texas. Recruited by Frank Hamer, he helps hunt down Bonnie and Clyde.
Gender: Male
Age: 30 to 45
Ensemble Store Clerks; Cops/Guards; Bank Customers; Choir; Bread Line
Folks

THEATRE LOCATION & CONTACT INFORMATION

THE STUDIO THEATRE
320 W. 7TH Street
Little Rock, Arkansas 72201

501.374.2615

thestudiotheatre@gmail.com

follow us on Social Media:
@StudioTheatreLR
(Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat)
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The Mercy Seat coming to The Studio Theatre

THE STUDIO THEATRE’S PRODUCTION OF
THE MERCY SEAT
SEPTEMBER 8 – 11, 2016

The Mercy SeatDATES AND TIMES

Performances are September 8, 9, 10, and 11, 2016.

Thursday, Friday, and Saturday performances (September 8, 9, 10) will begin at 7:30pm.

Sunday matinee (September 11) will begin at 2:30pm.

TICKET INFORMATION

Tickets are $20.00 for general admission.

Tickets are $15.00 for Seniors (65+), Military, and Students.

There are no assigned seats at The Studio Theatre.

The box office will open at 6:30pm on performance dates and the house will open approximately 20 minutes prior to curtain.

Tickets may be purchased at eventbrite.com through the link below:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-mercy-seat-neil-labute-tickets-27119078895

We highly recommend that tickets be purchased in advance, as we cannot guarantee availability at the door.

The Lobby Bar is open before and after the show and during intermission.

Recommended for Mature Audiences.

The Mercy SeatABOUT THE PLAY

Presented on the 15th Anniversary of September 11, 2001.

The Mercy Seat is a 2002 play by Neil LaBute that was among the first major theatrical responses to the September 11, 2001 attacks.

The Mercy Seat has also been produced in London, Lima, and Rio de Janeiro.

The Mercy Seat premiered Off-Broadway at the Acorn Theatre in an MCC Theater production on December 18, 2002, and closed on January 15, 2003. Directed by LaBute, the cast starred Liev Schreiber and Sigourney Weaver. It was both a commercial and critical success (it sold out for the length of its run).

The TheatreMania reviewer wrote: “…this 100-minute, intermissionless piece may not be the author’s most soul-searing, it’s the one in which the characters seem the most human.

SYNOPSIS

Set on September 12, it concerns Ben, a man who worked at the World Trade Center but was away from the office during the attack, with his mistress, Abby, who is also his boss. Expecting that his family believes that he was killed in the towers’ collapse, Ben contemplates using the tragedy to run away and start a new life with his lover.

THE MERCY SEAT CREATIVE TEAM

Play by
Neil Labute

Directed & Designed by
Michael Goodbar

THE MERCY SEAT CAST

Abby
Patrice D. Phillips

Ben
Brandon Nichols

THEATRE LOCATION & CONTACT INFORMATION

THE STUDIO THEATRE
230 W. 7TH Street
Little Rock, Arkansas 72201

501.374.2615

Follow The Studio Theatre on social media:
@StudioTheatreLR (Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter)

 

Local theatre production benefiting foster kids

Cover Photo by Katie Childs
(LtoR)  Jenny Moses, John Michael Murphy, Kayla Walker

 

THE STUDIO THEATRE’S PRODUCTION OF
JAMES and the GIANT PEACH
AUGUST 11-21, 2016

James and the Giant Peach

DATES AND TIMES
Performances are August 11, 12 (Special Performance), 13, 14, 18,19, 20, 21, 2016
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday performances (August 11, 12, 13, 19, 20, 21) will begin at 7:30pm.
Sunday matinees (August 14 and 21) will begin at 2:30pm.

TICKET INFORMATION
Tickets are $25.00 for general admission.
Tickets are $20.00 for Seniors (65+), Military, and Students.
There are no assigned seats at The Studio Theatre.
The box office will open at 6:30pm on performance dates and the house will open approximately 20 minutes prior to curtain.

Tickets may be purchased at Eventbrite. We highly recommend that tickets be purchased in advance, as we cannot guarantee availability at the door. The Lobby Bar is open before and after the show and during intermission. The show is rated PG.

SPECIAL PERFORMANCE AUGUST 12
On Friday, August 12, “James and the Giant Peach” will host a special performance, in which a portion of ticket sales will be donated to Project Zero. Tickets for this one night only even are $35 for adults, $25 for students/seniors. Additional donations will also be accepted.

Project Zero Mission statement:
The goal of Project Zero is to raise awareness about adoption through the state foster care system with the ultimate goal of finding a forever family for every child that is waiting.

Also, throughout the run of the show, a bin will be available for patrons to donate school supplies to The Call in Pulaski County.
Needed Items:
• New mesh backpacks
• Mead Composition Notebooks
• mechanical pencils
• Other school supplies are also accepted.
The CALL is a locally-founded, statewide nonprofit that recruits, trains, and supports the needed Christian foster and adoptive families for children in foster care in Arkansas. The CALL’s vision is to achieve no waiting children in foster care in Arkansas.

Tickets available at: Eventbrite

ABOUT THE SOURCE MATERIAL
James and the Giant Peach was Roald Dahl’s first classic novel for
children. Although The Gremlins is sometimes referred to as an earlier example of his writing for children, James was Dahl’s first conscious attempt to write for a younger audience after several years of writing primarily adult short stories. Dahl started writing James and the Giant Peach in 1959 after encouragement from his agent, Sheila St Lawrence. In the orchard at Dahl’s home there was a cherry tree. Seeing this tree made him wonder: what if, one day, one of those cherries just kept on and on growing bigger and bigger? From giant cherries Dahl also considered ever-increasing pears and even apples, but eventually settled on a giant peach as the method for James’ magical journey.

The book was first published in 1961 to glowing reviews and marked the beginning of Dahl’s prolific career as a children’s author.

James and the Giant PeachSYNOPSIS
When James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion that results in a tremendous peach… and launches a journey of enormous proportions. Suddenly, James finds himself in the center of the gigantic peach, among human-sized insects with equally oversized personalities, but after it falls from the tree and rolls into the ocean, the group faces hunger, sharks and plenty of disagreements. Thanks to James’ quick wit and creative thinking, the residents learn to live and work together as a family. The dangerous voyage is a success, but the adventure takes a whole new twist once they land on the Empire State Building.

THE STUDIO THEATRE
320 W. 7TH Street
Little Rock, Arkansas 72201
501.374.2615
FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA @StudioTheatreLR

Rock of Ages Coming to Little Rock, July 7-24

THE STUDIO THEATRE’S PRODUCTION OF

ROCK OF AGES

JULY 7 – 24, patient 2016

Rock of Ages

DATES AND TIMES

Performances are July 7, 8 (Grand Opening Celebration), 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 21, 22, 23, 24, 2016

Thursday, Friday, and Saturday performances (July 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23) will begin at 7:30pm

Sunday matinees (July 10, 17, 24) will begin at 2:30pm

TICKET INFORMATION

Tickets are $25.00 for general admission

Tickets are $20.00 for Seniors (65+), Military, and Students.

There are no assigned seats at The Studio Theatre

The box office will open at 6:30pm on performance dates and the house will open approximately 20 minutes prior to curtain.

Tickets may be purchased at eventbrite.com through the link below:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rock-of-ages-the-musical-tickets-25747129357

We highly recommend that tickets be purchased in advance, as we cannot guarantee availability at the door.

The Lobby Bar is open before and after the show and during intermission.

Rated R for language, adult humor, and suggestive clothing.

GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION INFORMATION

Tickets for the Grand Opening Celebration (July 8, 2016) are $50 and include a catered cocktail buffet and an open bar (beer and wine) from 6:00 pm-7:30 p.m.  Following the show, a champagne toast with the cast and crew will end this amazing evening!

Curtain is at 7:30 p.m.

Ticket link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rock-of-ages-grand-opening-gala-tickets-25747038084

ABOUT THE SHOW

Rock of Ages is a rock/jukebox musical, built around classic rock songs from the glam metal bands of the 1980s, including Styx, Journey, Bon Jovi, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister, Steve Perry, and Poison among other well-known rock bands.

The show is designed to be a hybrid experience that lies somewhere between rock concert and musical theatre.  During the performance, the performers directly address the audience.

Despite the musical’s title, the Def Leppard song of the same name is not included in the musical.

The original Broadway production ran for 2,328 performances, closing on January 18, 2015 as the 27th-longest running show in Broadway history.

On July 1, 2009, the cast set a new Guinness World Record for the Largest Air Guitar Ensemble. A total of 810 participants, including audience members and fans, shattered the previous record of 440 people playing air guitar simultaneously.

SYNOPSIS

It’s the tail end of the big, bad 1980s in Hollywood, and the party has been raging hard. Aqua Net, Lycra, lace and liquor flow freely at one of the Sunset Strip’s last legendary venues, a place where sex machine Stacee Jaxx takes the stage and scantily clad groupies line up to turn their fantasies into reality. Amidst the madness, aspiring rock star (and resident toilet cleaner) Drew longs to take the stage as the next big thing (and longs for small-town girl Sherri, fresh off the bus from Kansas with stars in her eyes). But the rock and roll fairy-tale is about to end when German developers sweep into town with plans to turn the fabled Strip into just another capitalist strip mall. Can Drew, Sherri and the gang save the strip–and themselves–before it’s too late? Only the music of hit bands Styx, Journey, Bon Jovi, Whitesnake and more hold the answer.

ROCK OF AGES CREATIVE TEAM

Music Arranged & Orchestrated by
Ethan Popp

Book by
Chris D’Arienzo

Director
Justin A. Pike

Music Director
Chuck Massey

Assistant Director
Tanner Oglesby

Chorerographer
Sara Adams Reynolds

Stage Manager
Beth Ross

Assistant Stage Manager
Jennifer Jackson Restum

Scenic Design
Justin A. Pike

Lighting Design
Joey DiPette

Costume Design
Trent Reese

Production Assistants
Tye Davis
Antwon Staton
Shawn O’Brien
Rachel Brown

ROCK OF AGES CAST

SHERRIE CHRISTIAN – Bridget Davis

DREW BOLEY – Micah Patterson

LONNY BARNETT – Michael Goodbar

DENNIS DUPREE – Danny Troillett

STACEE JAXX – Adam Smith

JUSTICE CHARLIER – Leiloni Brewer

HERTZ KLINEMANN – Harold Dean

FRANZ KLINEMANN – Benjanmin Mills

REGINA MCKAIG – Gabi Baltzley

MAYOR/JA’KEITH – Jeremiah James Herman

JOEY PRIMO – Michael Smith

WAITRESS/CONSTANCE SAK – Hannah Fairman

WATRESS/YOUNG GROUPIE – Brooke Melton

WAITRESS – Molly Rosenthal

WAITRESS – Reagan Hammonds

WAITRESS – Casey Labbate

PIT SINGERS
Tamara Murry Boggs
Cole Chandler
Mikala Hicks
Luke Johnson

THEATRE LOCATION & CONTACT INFORMATION

THE STUDIO THEATRE
320 W. 7TH Street
Little Rock, Arkansas 72201

501.374.2615

www.thestudiotheatre-lr.org

 
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it sucks to be me

I’ve had a rough couple of weeks. First diverticulitis diagnosis. Then seriously miserable results from antibiotic overload. Then I ended up in the ER Friday morning cause I can’t pee. Yeah, injection fun times. Turns out that my bladder has prolapsed, page and I’m gonna need surgery. Soon. Cause I can’t pee. So I have kinda been feeling sorry for myself.

To cheer me up, Anthony took me to see “Avenue Q” at The Rep on Friday night. The show is Sesame Street meets South Park. I mean, if you can’t handle full frontal puppet nudity, this show isn’t for you. And the opening song is “It Sucks To Be Me”:

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So guess my life could be worse… I could be Gary Coleman. 🙂  But seriously, I can really not complain. I have a wonderful life. I have a strong faith in Jesus Christ, and I know He loves me and has a plan for my life. I have an awesome husband. (He has been SUPER supportive during this sucky healthy phase.) And we have three fun, smart daughters who are happy and healthy.

It doesn’t suck to be me.