Corbin is an honor roll student at school, videographer for school and community projects, Student Council Historian, a Boy Scout, plays soccer on the competitive traveling team, and takes voice, dance, and acting lessons. Corbin has been in over 12 short films (many are award winning at film festivals around the country), a television pilot (won best tv pilot at a recent film festival in California), over 14 commercials (including the GAME OF WAR commercial-Mariah Carey is the spokesperson for this game), two full length storybook ballets, and countless plays/musicals (including 4 performances with Broadway stars Shirley Jones and Patrick Cassidy from the Broadway national tour of THE MUSIC MAN IN CONCERT). He just finished performing in THE NERD at Murry’s Dinner Playhouse as Thor Waldgrave and will begin work on the world premiere of DURING WIND AND RAIN- an Arkansas period piece set in 1895 written by Michael Rice and Margaret Jones Bolsterli (Judy Trice, director) at the Argenta Community Theater in April. He has been writing screenplays, created his own production company (Heroe Productions) and has cast many of his friends and former co-stars in his upcoming films. Corbin’s website is http://www.corbinpitts.com and his IMDb link is imdb.me/corbinpitts.
From the Argenta Community Theater website:
The Argenta Community Theater (ACT) is a non profit organization committed to serving the community through education and advancement of the performing arts. Through its facilities, ACT also seeks to strengthen cooperation among non-profits within the community.
ACT is the first of its kind in Arkansas. The strategic building design is such that any type of event for a maximum of 300 people* can be accommodated, and the black-box theater allows flexible staging techniques for smaller theater companies. ACT will feature local, regional, and national productions, book readings, private and business events.
ACT will enhance the community by providing arts education and development. Funds generated by ACT events will be turned back into the community and the state of Arkansas through grants for artistic organizations and student scholarships. Continuing education and entertainment for all ages will be presented by ACT through professional quality live productions. ACT is a 501-C3 organization.
Here at ACT we are always looking for volunteers that want to be a part of our mission to advance education through the performing arts.
To get involved please contact us at:
Information from: http://www.therep.org/about-us/default.aspx
Founded in 1976, the Arkansas Repertory Theatre is the state’s largest non-profit professional theatre company.
A member of the League of Resident Theatres (LORT D), The Rep has produced more than 300 productions including 40 world premieres on its 385-seat MainStage and 99-seat black box SecondStage located in its historic building in downtown Little Rock.
Robert Hupp, Producing Artistic Director, leads a resident staff of designers, technicians and administrators in the creation of eight to ten productions for an annual audience in excess of 70,000 for MainStage productions, educational programming and touring. The Rep employs guest artists from across the country to produce works, created, rehearsed and built in downtown Little Rock, ranging from contemporary comedies and dramas to world premieres to the classics of dramatic literature.
Arkansas Repertory Theatre exists to create a diverse body of theatrical work of the highest artistic standards. With a focus on dramatic storytelling that illuminates the human journey, The Rep entertains, engages and enriches local and regional audiences of all ages and backgrounds.
The PUBLIC Theatre, located at 616 Center Street in Little Rock, is a 49-seat performing-arts space focusing on theatre, independent film, and live music.
As its name suggests, The PUBLIC Theatre is a place where creative artists in theatre, film, and music can develop and express their ideas in an open-spirited, collaborative environment, while at the same time producing entertainment that will draw and satisfy as large an audience as possible.
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call 374-PLAY (7529)
From the Community Theatre Of Little Rock website:
Founded in 1956, Community Theatre of Little Rock (CTLR) is Central Arkansas’ Oldest and finest theater tradition. CTLR is a nonprofit, volunteer organization striving to enlighten, educate and entertain our community.
Since it’s inception, CTLR has performed in many venues in Little Rock. In the very early years, The Parish Hall at 9th and Louisiana, Trinity Parish Hall, Robinson Auditorium, a renovated feedstore at 609 Center Street and The Medical Center Auditorium provided performance stages. In the 1960s and 1970s, National Investors Life Building, the Arkansas Arts Center, Student Union became our venues. The 1980s found us performing again in the Arkansas Arts Center, UALR, the Excelsior Hotel, The Arkansas Repertory Theatre, Little Rock Garden Council and Hall High School. Capital Keyboard Theatre became our home until the Arkansas School for the Blind offered us the use of Woolly Auditorium beginning our 2002-2003 season. The 2008-2009 season was an exciting time for CTLR as we moved to The PUBLIC Theatre at 616 Center Street in downtown Little Rock six years ago. On July 1st, 2014 CTLR will move into it’s new home at The Studio Theatre on 7th Street. We’re so excited about this new venture.
We continue to provide our community with live theatrical productions of the highest quality, as well as providing opportunities for talented people of all ages to perform and participate in every phase of producing live theater.
From The Studio Theatre website:
Nestled on the corner of 7th and Spring in Little Rock, AR, The Studio Theatre is the newest community theatre venue in Central Arkansas. The theatre, with lush seating and balcony access, is home to The Studio Theatre and the Community Theatre of Little Rock.
Unique to the community theatre arena, The Studio Theatre is connected to The Lobby Bar, a laid-back bar that hosts events throughout the week in compliment to the theatre’s performance calendar. The bar, which serves wine and beer, is open Monday – Saturday from 5pm – midnight.
From The Weekend Theatre website:
Whether you are a person that enjoys the magical world of live theater or an amateur actor or technician wanting to do more on stage, The Weekend Theater is the place for you. The Weekend Theater is a non-profit theatrical community that produces socially significant plays for the Central Arkansas community. Although we are called The Weekend Theater, a more descriptive name might be community playhouse. We attempt to be a true community of people dedicated to the teaching, learning and practice of kindness, respect and honor.
The Weekend Theater is a unique black-box theater at the corner of 7th and Chester Streets in Little Rock, Arkansas. The audience can enjoy the intimacy of the small theater in a wonderful, comfortably remodeled theater House with a new stage lighting system to bring The Weekend Theater productions to life. The Weekend Theater is decidedly New York in character – apartments upstairs, theater downstairs, pizza joint/microbrewery across one street, and the local fire station across the other! And a nice-to-know fact about The Weekend Theater is that our productions run on weekends only. And the people who make up The Weekend Theater consist of volunteers, who also work at day-time jobs.
There are many opportunities to become involved at The Weekend Theater, as well as partaking in the excitement of live theater. For the actor, actress, and amateur, there are opportunities to audition for shows, become a member of cast, work backstage with running the lights or sound, stage managing or producing a show. If you are not interested in becoming involved in the production of the theater, there are also opportunities to volunteer your time for a non-profit organization. From volunteering to be the house manager or running the intermission bar to even donating your time to help with small things around the theater.
ABOUT THE AAC
The Arkansas Arts Center is an art museum and active center for the visual and performing arts. Featuring a world-class international collection of art, live theatre productions, art classes, lectures, films, family programs, shopping and dining, the Arkansas Arts Center offers something for everyone. Visit today and find your inspiration!
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The Royal Theatre in Benton is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the country’s official registry of historically significant properties. The two-story brick structure is home base for the Royal Players, the local community theater group. The distinction of being on the National Register gives the theatre the opportunity to be nationally recognized. It also gives the Royal Players the ability to apply for preservation grants and low-interest loans to help maintain the structure for the citizens of Saline County and the surrounding areas for years to come. The Royal has been a major cornerstone in the life of downtown Benton and a landmark in the community for generations.
The original section of the Royal Theatre was built in 1920 when it was known as the IMP, an acronym for Independent Motion Pictures. Alice Wooten was the original owner or the IMP, which was sold to Wallace and Lena Kauffman in 1922. The theater was remodeled and the name was changed to the Royal in 1949. In 1974, Wallace Kauffman relinquished control of the Royal to his son, Warren Lee and Warren’s wife, Mildred. Lynn Hoggard was assistant manager for several years. In 1986, Warren Lee passed ownership to his son, Randy Kauffman, who continued to manage it until 1996 when he sold it to actor Jerry Van Dyke. From 1996 to 2000, Jerri Lynn Van Dyke played an integral part in the management of the theater. In 2000 Jerry Van Dyke gave the theater to the Central Arkansas Community Players, which immediately changed its name to Royal Players.
This old theater has been the hub of entertainment in Saline County for nine decades. The Royal Players will continue to strive to bring quality entertainment to this stage for many years to come.
Arkansas’s Only Professional
Each year it produces a selection of the Bard’s plays, along with other productions, in its summer festival in Conway. Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre, which has been featured in the New York Times, is also a major educational force in Arkansas.
This professional company brings respected and experienced Shakespearean actors to Arkansas for each season, producing vibrant, engaging, lively and provocative performances for all Arkansans.
To entertain, engage, and enrich the community by creating professional and accessible productions of Shakespeare and other works that promote educational opportunities, community involvement, and the highest artistic standards.
Jeffery A Ward has had the chance to work with some of the best theaters around. Before moving to Chicago, Jeff had the privilege to do “Arsenic and Old Lace” and “The Music Man” at Murrays’ Dinner Playhouse and “Peter Pan” at the Arkansas Repertory Theater.
He left Arkansas in 1999, and moved to Chicago. During his 12 years in Chicago working for various Theater companies, Jeff had the privilege of performing in “Frosty the Snowman,” “Hans Brinker,” “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” “A Christmas Carol,” “A Wonderful Life,” “Christmas Schooner,” “High School Musical,” “Circle of Friends” (Mattel toys), and in Dennis Deyoung’s “Hunchback of Notre Dame,” which won a Joseph A Jefferson Award for Best Production 2008. Jeff also had the privilege of touring the country as Davy Crockett.
Since returning to Arkansas from Chicago, Jeff has joined the Board of Directors for the Lantern Theater in Conway. While serving, he had the privilege to work with many wonderfully talented people. Some of his favorite works include, “Amateurs,” “Next Fall,” “Moonlight and Magnolias,” “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged,” and “Circle Mirror Transformation.”
Jeff’s latest performance was in “Brigadoon” with Argenta Community Theater (ACT). Jeff has also performed with ACT in “Jesus Christ Superstar” and “Fiddler on the Roof.”
From their website:
Alma Education and Arts Foundation
The AEAF is a non-profit organization that strives to encourage post-secondary education, promote education in the arts and provide arts exposure to the local community. The foundation is run by a 7-member board of directors who represent different facets of the community. The foundation funds a variety of programs at the Alma Performing Arts Center including annual professional seasons, educational seasons, and the student scholarship program.
Alma Performing Arts Center
The Alma PAC is a facility shared by the AEAF and the Alma School District. The facility includes a full stage theatre with more than 1500 seats, black box theatre space with fluid seating capabilities, visual art gallery, greenroom and kitchen, dressing rooms, laundry room, build shop, costume shop, box office, and staff offices. The PAC is located at 103 E. Main Street, Alma, AR 72921.
From The Lantern Website:
Conway Community Arts Association (CCAA) endeavors to be a culturally enriching community presence by providing professional, dynamic, and unique theatrical experiences. CCAA has been a vital part of Conway and Faulkner County for over forty years. Anyone interested in becoming more involved, either by working on a production or making a financial donation, is encouraged to contact CCAA via email at ConwayLanternTheatre@gmail.com
Board meetings are held monthly and are open to the public. Meetings are held the second Monday of the month at 6:00 pm at The Lantern Theatre at 1021 Van Ronkle, downtown Conway.
From their website: http://auditorium.conwayschools.org/
This facility is operated by the Conway Public Schools and serves all the schools within the district and the community.
We encourage you to look through our current calendar for events upcoming. The Auditorium is available at certain times during the year for rentals. For more information you can email@example.com or call (501) 450-4890.
We are now on Facebook and Twitter. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/JamesHClarkAuditorium . Follow us on Twitter http:www.twitter.com/jhclarkaud We are very excited to add these two additional ways of getting important information out about our facility.
From the Conway Dinner Theater’s website:
Conway Dinner Theater exists to give opportunity to FAA students, community residents and our own trained professional musicians and actors to be involved in theater. Past performances have included award winning plays, Broadway musicals, operas and melodramas.
Auditions are open to the public and are held as announced in the calendar.
*All profits from catering and concessions go to scholarships for deserving
young musicians. (Vegetarian and gluten free options available when requested with ticket purchase.)
Child – 10 years and under. Must be accompanied by an adult.
Emma, age 12, is relatively new to acting, but she is comfortable on the stage. A musician by birth, Emma plays the piano and tuba. As a straight A student, she loves to read and make up stories, and when she grows up she wants to be a Meteorologist.
Emma’s acting credits include being the youngest Cratchet daughter in “A Christmas Carol” presented at University of Arkansas Community College-Morrilton in 2014 and being a Ziegfeld Girl in The Rialto’s “Broadway On Broadway” in 2015. She looks forward to her next production.
To book Emma, contact Theresa at firstname.lastname@example.org
From the Rialto’s website:
Located in the small town of Morrilton, Arkansas, the Rialto Theatre has a rich history stretching over 100 years.
Guy O. Vail opened what is now the Rialto in 1911. This was the first motion picture theatre in Morrilton and remained Vail’s until the spring of 1925 when it was sold to I.W. Nance of nearby Conway.
After years of decay, the city of Morrilton acquired the building in 1995. The Rialto Community Arts Center was formed in December of 1996 as a subsidiary of The Arts Council of Conway County. The Board of Directors agreed to begin renovation to return the Rialto to its former glory by reconverting the theatre into one open area with balcony and seating for 400.
The charm of the past with state-of-the art production at Pine Bluff’s historic Community Theatre
Imagine the atmosphere of an early 20th century theatre with state-of-the-art lighting, digital video, and surround sound. That’s what you’ll find in the meticulously renovated Community Theatre in Pine Bluff, Arkansas,
Our restoration is functionally complete, but we continue work on tweaks and details. We suspect that in a building this old, attention to tweaks and details are de rigueur activities.
From Center On The Square Website:
Performing Arts Center on the Square will nurture artists, technicians, administrators, volunteers, and audience members by providing opportunities for them to study and enjoy the art of theater. It will have a significant impact on the level of arts participation in the community by undertaking a wide range of artistic endeavors.
Center on the Square is a non-profit, 501(c )(3) corporation dedicated to the expansion and appreciation of the performing arts in the region. Our organization is supported in part by the Arkansas Arts Council, a division of the Arkansas Department of Heritage, the National Endowment for the Arts, and is a member of the Arkansas Community Theater Association.
|The Pocket Community Theatre, Inc.|
|The only year-round live theatre in Hot Springs, Arkansas, the Pocket Community Theatre is incorporated as a non-profit 501(C)(3) Corporation. Donations are tax deductible.|
|Where are we?
|What is our history?
The Pocket Theatre was “born” in 1991 at the former Hot Springs Factory Outlet Mall. Mark Britton and Linda Kercado’s newly formed production company, Marlin Productions, and the original owners and management of the Factory Outlet Stores teamed up to produce “Love Rides the Rails”.The mall donated $100, the use of a tent and folding chairs. Mark built the stage complete with foot lights, and formed a cast and crew from volunteer theater lovers. “We built it and they did come”, says Mark. An old-fashioned melodrama complete with popcorn throwing, booing, hissing and cheering! So many people came that they were encouraged to bring their own chairs!Its success led Mark and Linda to approach management with the idea of producing shows through the winter ‘”indoors” . An empty store and metal folding chairs were provided by the mall.The little production company (almost small enough to put in your pocket) moved indoors, built a little stage and put on great plays. Audiences grew and filled the 100 uncomfortable folding chairs for every show.
In late 1996, The Pocket Theatre incorporated as a non-profit 501 (C) (3) Corporation. (All donations are tax deductible.)
Audiences increased and the store facility was outgrown. In late 1997 The Pocket Theatre moved into its next location on Higdon Ferry Road. There were 177 comfortable seats, a larger stage and even a sound and light booth!
The first show at the Higdon Ferry theatre was “Angel Street” in January of 1998. We had 47 productions at the Higdon Ferry Theatre including our first Children’s Theatre Workshops and our first musical productions, and a couple of shows produced by other groups. Our tenth season inauguration was held at our Higdon Ferry location on May 2, 2002. Our last show at Higdon Ferry was “Second Time Around” in July of 2005.
A plan was developed to work toward owning our own building. In this way we could ensure stability and could choose a site where we didn’t have to deal with noise from neighboring businesses. After much effort and searching, a suitable location was chosen early in 2005 which we then aquired. After a great deal of work preparing the building for productions, we were able to open the new building with the final show of the 2005 season, October’s “Harvey”.
Our new building is located at the corner of Ravine and Ramble Streets off Park Avenue in downtown Hot Springs. The building is the former Ramble Elementary School auditorium which was closed as a school in the Spring of 1967 when Park Elementary opened. At least one of its former students has become fairly well known nation-wide, former President Bill Clinton. After closing the main school building was torn down and the auditorium has been used for a variety of purposes including a couple of churches before we acquired it.
The building is a two story structure with a large auditorium, lobby, restrooms in the lobby and backstage, rehearsal hall, kitchen, workshop, storage rooms, and a fenced-in, paved parking lot! It gives us room to grow and gives us more opportunity to present a wider variety of shows.
In September of 2006, thanks to the hard work of two “strapping” young men, Christopher Powers and Joshua Williams, the Pocket Theatre now has two stages in our building. The new stage is The Pocket Black Box , a black box theater located in the basement of our building at Ramble and Ravine and accessed through a back door located down a flight of steps at the rear of the building.
The purpose of the new stage is to allow actors and directors an opportunity to explore challenging and meaningful productions that may not have the support or popularity to be considered for the main Pocket Theatre stage. It should be noted that some of these plays are modern dramas and comedies which are written from a very frank and modern viewpoint. Therefore the emotions expressed and language used can be raw and mature in nature.
In particular, Back Pocket Productions, also founded by Christopher Powers and Joshua Williams, seeks to produce plays that specifically appeal to young adults, with the hopes of getting more young people interested in theatre. With the production of their first four plays, W.A.S.P. by Steve Martin, Naomi in the Living Room by Christopher Durrang, The Problem by A.R. Gurney Jr., andBoys’ Life by Howard Korder, it has definitely given our young actors further experience, and based on the audiences, we have seen more young people drawn to the theatre.
We are proud of this new stage and the contemporary art forms it promotes and we hope it continues to thrive and help the Pocket Theatre in its general growth as well.
In October of 2006, we completed a set of risers for our audience in time for the opening of The Trip to Bountiful. This corrects some of the sight line problems audiences were experiencing and should also help with some of hearing problems as well. This is the first of many capital improvements to the theatre we have planned to improve the experience for our patrons.
May of 2007 has seen the accomplishment of our second capital improvement project, in time for The Nerd, a proper sound and light booth. This will allow our light and sound technicians to have more flexibility in what they can do without interfering with the experience of the audience.
In the fall of 2009, the name of the theater was changed to the Pocket Community Theatre.
Our mission is to provide quality productions at reasonable prices for the citizens of Hot Springs and surrounding communities and to build for the future by involving young people today.
Who are we supported by and associated with?
The Pocket Community Theatre is incorporated as a non-profit 501 (C) (3) Corporation. (All donations are tax deductible.)
The Pocket Community Theatre is proud to be a member of The American Association of Community Theater
The Pocket Community Theatre is located in beautiful Hot Springs, Arkansas