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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
Arkansas Center for Music Education is a 501(c)3 tax-deductable non-profit organization whose goal is to provide quality and affordable (and free, if needed) music education in classroom instruction and instrumental and vocal ensembles to students, pre-Kindergarten to adult, who would not otherwise have such an education available to them.
It is our goal to instill in our students the desire to practice the use of music as a means by which to develop themselves wholly, as individuals and citizens, in private and in community service through performances and participation in such venues as community events and groups, churches, graduation ceremonies, public concerts, or wherever music can improve the quality of life.
Our instructors have degrees in music/music education or significant experience in music, such as private instrument instructors.
Our classes operate from September through May. Our students present excellent programs displaying their many talents and skills learned in the classroom.
We hope to eventually have some materials and classes online for those who like what we do, but don’t live near enough to attend classes in person.
So set us up in your Favorites on the Web, and then browse through our site! You can also “Like” us on Facebook!
Arkansas Center for Music Education
From their website:
The Center for the Arts…
Bringing Arts, Education and Entertainment to the Area
After nearly five years in the making, the dream of Russellville School District to have a performing art center serving the students of the district and residents of the River Valley came true as the doors to The Center for the Arts opened on April 15, 2012.
Thanks to a 6.9 millage property tax increase that was approved by voters in 2007, The Center for the Arts became the final portion of a construction project started by RSD to expand educational and cultural resources for students and the community. Earlier projects included the construction of a new 42,000 square foot band, choir and drama area that have been in use since the 2010 school year and the district’s new STEM center which houses science, math and engineering classes.
RSD set out to create a multi-purpose art center to house district events such as band and choir concerts, theatre and musical productions as well as assemblies and school related programs. Members of the district and the community also saw the importance of having a premier performance space for local artists and organizations as well. Looking into the future The Center would like to host activities such as summer art programs and camps, performing artist series and world class entertainment bringing in top name performers and Broadway shows.
Designed and constructed by Russellville based Crafton Tull Architecture and EWI Contractors, the 130,000 square foot Center stands prominently at the front of the Russellville High School campus. Blending state of the art technology along with a creative design, The Center is sure to be one of the largest theatres in the state equipped with superior acoustical quality.
The main feature of The Center is a 1,875 seat performance hall designed to support orchestra, Broadway, music and dance. The Center also boasts a grand lobby with a glass façade which will provide clear views from both inside and outside the building providing a versatile area perfect for gallery showings, receptions or intimate dinners. There is also a Black Box theatre perfect for smaller musical and theatrical performances as well as parties, formal dinners or meetings.
Grace takes dance, voice and acting lessons, is a Student Council Representative and a cheerleader at school. She is an honor roll student and is also involved in the youth program at church. Her grades, school activities, performing, family and friends are all are very important to her. Grace just finished a successful run of THE SECRET GARDEN at the Argenta Community Theater where she played Mary Lennox and had a wonderful time with the talented cast and production team. She has been in over 10 short films (one of them won first place in an international film contest and was screened in Hollywood), a television pilot, 14+ commercials, countless plays/musicals, and over ten full length storybook ballets. Her website is http://www.gracejpitts.com and IMDb page is imdb.me/gracepitts.
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:
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.
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.
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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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.
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.