This is the state's largest nonprofit professional theater company and a member of the League of Resident Theatres. Its main stage seats 385 and a black box theater seats 99. Typically produces eight to 10 shows every season.
You can’t help but feel the heat of summertime Memphis in 1958 as the forbidden love story of white radio DJ Huey Calhoun (Brent DiRoma) and black club singer Felicia Farrell (Jasmin Richardson) unfolds before you on the stage of the Arkansas Repertory Theater. It’s one of the hottest, loudest musicals I’ve ever seen at The Rep, and perhaps the most uplifting since “Les Mis” came to Main Street in 2008.
Andrew Droz Palermo and Tracy Droz Tragos are cousins, filmmakers and co-directors of the new documentary "Rich Hill," which won the the Documentary Grand Jury Prize at this year's Sundance Film Festival. The film follows three kids and their families in a small town in Missourri, Rich Hill (population 1,396). Variety calls it "an open-hearted portrait of impoverished American life," and Indiewire's Kate Walsh writes, "'Rich Hill' is the type of media object that could and should be put in a time capsule for future generations."
Times photographer Brian Chilson went to a dress rehearsal of Ballet Arkansas' new production "Momentum," which opens tonight at 7:30 p.m., and brought back these photos. The show will run through Sunday, April 27 (Sunday's show is at 2 p.m.). Tickets are $30-$35.