Collins to work toward increasing visitation to Arkansas by groups and promoting the state's appeal
ARKANSAS REPERTORY THEATRE
Now in its 2010/2011 season, the Arkansas Repertory Theatre is again offering patrons and visitors to Little Rock an impressive lineup of professional productions. Affectionately called "The Rep" by locals, this downtown theatre has received national recognition for its performances that include drama, original pieces, comedy and musicals. Visit their website for a complete listing of upcoming performances.
601 Main St. For show times or ticket information, call 378-0405 or go to www.therep.org
ARKANSAS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Indoors or outdoors, this group marks the seasons, such as Christmas and the Fourth of July, in its own special way. Also, there are performances with internationally known entertainers running September through May. The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra calls the downtown Robinson Center Music Hall home.
7 Statehouse Plaza. For show times or ticket information, call 666-1761 or go to www.arkansassymphony.org
The only professional ballet company in the state, Ballet Arkansas is a popular downtown attraction staging four major productions annually, including the holiday favorite, "The Nutcracker Suite."
For show times or ticket information, call 223-5150 or go to www.balletarkansas.org
This company brings a steady stream of nationally touring plays, musicals and other performances to downtown's Robinson Center Music Hall.
300 S. Spring St. For show times or ticket information, call 244-8800 or go to www.celebrityattractions.com
COMMUNITY THEATRE OF LITTLE ROCK
Founded in 1956, the Community Theatre of Little Rock is central Arkansas's oldest theater tradition. This downtown theater strives to enlighten, educate and entertain the community. 616 Center St. For show times or ticket information, call 663-9494.
MURRY'S DINNER PLAYHOUSE
Murry's Dinner Playhouse has been dishing up supper and live performances for more than 30 years. From Broadway to comedic relief, entertainment is served with buffet choices of roast beef, poultry, fish, pasta, vegetables, salads and desserts. Reservations recommended.
6323 Colonel Glenn Rd. For show times or ticket information, call 562-3131 or go to www.murrysdinnerplayhouse.com
This downtown theatre focuses on improv and other stage productions. As its name suggests, The PUBLIC Theatre is a place where creative artists can develop and express their ideas in an open-spirited, collaborative environment, while at the same time, offering quality entertainment.
616 Center St. For show times or ticket information, call 374-PLAY (7529) or go to www.thepublictheatre.com
This well-known downtown community group stages high-quality productions, ranging from avant-garde and experimental theater to more mainstream plays. The season runs all year long featuring weekend shows and modestly priced tickets.
Seventh and Chester streets. For show times or ticket information, call 374-3761 or go to www.weekendtheater.org
WILDWOOD PARK FOR THE ARTS
This scenically set west Little Rock venue brings big names and local performers to its intimate, state-of-the-art performance hall. There's also the Blooms Festival in the spring, as well as other events scheduled throughout the year.
20919 Denny Rd. For show times or ticket information, call 821-7275 or go to www.wildwoodpark.org