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February Theatrical Shows in Arkansas

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Any performer can tell you that there is no better feeling than connecting with an audience through a performance that you and your castmates have been working on for weeks or months. You just can’t beat seeing a show LIVE, and in February, Arkansas offers plenty of opportunities for you to check out a show. Be sure to check out their respective websites for ticket information and showtimes. 

On Golden Pond (Searcy)

Center on the Square is telling the love story of Ethel and Norman Thayer, who are returning to their summer home on Golden Pond for the 48th year.

When: Saturday, Feb. 1, Friday and Saturday, 7-8 and Friday-Sunday, 14-16
Venue: Center on the Square
Location: 219 W Arch Ave., Searcy, Arkansas 72143

On Golden Pond (Little Rock)

When: Saturday, February, 1-8 Dark Mondays
Venue: Murry’s Dinner Playhouse
Location: 6323 Col Glenn Rd, Little Rock, Arkansas 72204

Trike Theatre’s “A Year with Frog and Toad” (Fayetteville)

Trike Theatre in Fayetteville presents A Year With Frog and Toad, which follows two great friends – the cheerful, popular Frog and the rather grumpy Toad- through the different seasons along with many of their interesting associates. 

This show is aimed at the younger theatergoers.

When: Saturday, Feb. 1 and Sat Feb. 8
Venue: Studio Theater at Nadine Baum Studios
Location: 505 W Spring St, Fayetteville, AR 72701

Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None (Mountain Home)

Don’t miss your chance to catch the final weekend of Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None, with the Twin Lakes Playhouse in Mountain Home. This bestselling crime novel was adapted for the stage by Agatha Christie herself in 1939, and there are two possible endings for this show, both written by Agatha Christie.

When: Saturday and Sunday, February, 1 and 2
Venue: Twin Lakes Playhouse
Location: 600 West Sixth Street, Mountain Home, Arkansas 72653

The Royale (Fayetteville)

Theatre Squared brings The Royale, a story about a black boxer during the Jim Crow era, becoming the heavyweight champion of the world.

When: Saturday and Sunday, 1-2, Tuesday through Sunday, 4-9 and Tuesday through Sunday, 11-16
Venue:
Theatre Squared
Location: 477 W. Spring St., Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701

 

Wiener Day at the Rollercade (North Little Rock)

This is local comedy at its best! Join the Main Thing on Wiener Day, which is the biggest event of the year in Dumpster, Arkansas, as everyone in the Fertle household is gathering for the traditional Wiener Eve dinner.

When: Saturday, Feb. 1, Friday and Saturday, 7-8, 14-15, 12-22, 28-29
Venue: The Joint Theater & Coffeehouse
Location: 301 Main St. #102, North Little Rock, Arkansas 72114

The Miss Firecracker Contest (Hot Springs)

Wanting to leave Mississippi with a bang, Carnelle Scott (known locally as “Miss Hot Tamale”) rehearses for the Miss Firecracker Contest. However, things get complicated when her sister and a host of others bring even more drama to the situation.

When: Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 1 and 2, and Friday through Sunday 7-9
Venue: Pocket Community Theatre
Location: 170 Ravine St, Hot Springs, Arkansas 71901

ANN Starring Tony Award-Winning Elizabeth Ashley (Little Rock)

If you haven’t heard of the late Texas Gov. Ann Richards, you need to YouTube her now! You will understand why this is a one-woman show. 

When: Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 1 and 2, Tuesday through Sunday 4-9, Wednesday through Sunday, 12-16 and Thursday through Sunday 20-23
Venue: Arkansas Repertory Theatre
Location: 601 Main St, Little Rock, Arkansas 72201

Ann (Fayetteville)

If you didn’t catch Ann in Little Rock, Northwest Arkansas will have this masterpiece through the middle of March.

Dates: Wednesday through Sunday, Feb. 19-23, Tuesday through Saturday, 25-29 and through the middle of March
Venue: TheatreSquared
Location: 477 W. Spring St., Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701

Finding Neverland (Fort Smith)

The genius playwright J.M. Barrie, who wrote Peter Pan, struggles to find inspiration until he meets four young brothers and their beautiful mother.

When: Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020, at 7:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Venue: Arcbest Corporation Performing Arts Center
Location: Fort Smith, Arkansas

Driving Miss Daisy (Hot Springs)

Driving Miss Daisy is a working relationship that turns into a 25-year friendship…. and the dinner is excellent at the Hot Springs Bathhouse Dinner Theatre.

Date: Friday, Feb. 7, 2020
Venue: Hot Springs Bathhouse Dinner Theatre
Location: 701 Central Ave., Hot Springs, Arkansas 71901

Into the Woods (Springdale)

Weaving several different fairy-tale themes into one story, Into the Woods is one of my all-time favorite musicals! 

Dates: Friday through Sunday 7-9, and Friday through Sun, 14-16
Venue: Arts Center of the Ozarks
Location: 214 S Main St, Springdale, Arkansas 72764

Into the Woods (Conway)

If you can’t make it to Springdale, the Red Curtain Theatre is also putting on a production of Into The Woods in Conway. Directed by Kristen Dickerson Sherman, Into the Woods is part of RCT’s 2020 Main Stage.

Dates: Friday-Sunday, February14-16, and Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 22 & 23
Venue: Red Curtain TheatreStaples Auditorium on the Hendrix College campus
Location: 1600 Washington Avenue, Conway, Arkansas

 

Newsies (Rogers)

Disney’s Newsies the Musical follows the struggles of newsboys trying to make a living in New York.

Dates: Friday through Sunday 7-9, Thursday through Sunday, 13-16 and Thursday through Sunday, 20-23
Venue: Arkansas Public Theatre
Location: 116 S 2nd St, Rogers, Arkansas 72756

An American in Paris (Conway)

Gershwin’s music comes to life in postwar Paris, where romance is in the air and youthful optimism reigns. 

Dates: Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Venue: Reynolds Performance Hall
Location: 223 Beatrice Powell St, Conway, Arkansas 72035

Things My Mother Taught Me (Little Rock)

Olivia and Gabe get “help” from their parents when they pack up everything to start a new life in Chicago.

Dates: Tuesday, Feb. 11 through March 14-Dark Mondays
Venue: Murry’s Dinner Playhouse
Location: 6323 Colonel Glenn Rd, Little Rock, Arkansas 72204

Once On This Island (Fayetteville)

Coming for a week to the Walton Arts Center, Once On This Island is about a peasant girl ready to make her mark on the world.

Dates: Tuesday, Feb. 11 through Sunday, Feb. 16
Venue: Walton Arts Center
Location: 495 W Dickson St, Fayetteville, Arkansas 72702

I Do! I Do! (Hot Springs)

I Do! I Do! follows newlyweds Michael and Agnes through their 50 years together. 

Date: Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020
Venue: Hot Springs Bathhouse Dinner Theatre
Location: 701 Central Ave., Hot Springs, Arkansas 71901

The Wiz (Little Rock)

To Celebrate Black History Month, Drummerboyinfinity is bringing back The Wiz starring Crissy P as Dorothy.

Date: Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Venue: Revolution Music Room (The Rev Room)
Location: 300 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock, Arkansas 72201

 

Ragtime  (North Little Rock)

Ragtime tells the story of three ethnic groups’ struggles during early 1900s America.

Dates: Wednesday through Sunday, Feb. 19-23 and Tuesday through Saturday, Feb. 25-29
Venue: Argenta Community Theatre
Location: 405 Main St., North Little Rock, Arkansas 72114

The Wizard of Oz (Benton)

With two sets of casts, one older and one younger, The Royal Theatre will take you down the yellow brick road to find out that there is no place like home.

Dates: Thursday-Sunday, Feb. 20-23 and Thursday-Sunday, Feb. 27-March 1
Venue: The Royal Players
Location: 111 S Market St., Benton, Arkansas 72015

Waitress (Little Rock)

Coming to Little Rock, Waitress tells the story of an unhappy girl who will use her pies for a fresh start at happiness.

Dates: Friday through Sunday, Feb. 21-23
Venue: Robinson Center
Location: 426 West Markham St., Little Rock, Arkansas 72201

12 Incompetent Jurors (Batesville)

In this parody of 12 Angry Men, a man is accused of abducting half a dozen cats. How will these jurors handle the case?

Dates: Friday through Sunday, Feb. 21-23
Venue: Batesville Community Theatre
Location: Southside High School Auditorium, 70 Scott Dr., Batesville, AR 72501

Aristocats KIDS (Fort Smith)

Performed by the younger thespians, Aristocats KIDS is a jazzy Disney favorite about a rich cat and her kittens and their adventures. 

Dates: Saturday, Feb. 22
Venue: Community School of the Arts
Location: St. Boniface Catholic Church — Auditorium, 1820 North B Street, Fort Smith, AR 72901

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Theresa Bertram is an Honors Graduate of Arkansas Tech University with a Bachelors in Public Relations. Currently, she is the director of AIRS Radio, writes for Broadway World, and tries to maintain the Onstage Arkansas and Rialto Arts Center Facebook pages. When not working, Theresa chases after her 3 plus 3 kids and calls Petit Jean Mountain home. She can be reached at petitjeantheresa@gmail.com.

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