LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- For all of you theater lovers out there, the Arkansas Rep releases its 2013-2014 season.
And producing artistic director Bob Hupp joined Stefanie and Tom on "THV 11 News at Noon" to talk about this year's season.
Perhaps, you've heard of 'Les Miserable'? The Award winning play returns to the Rep and will feature an all new set design.
We'll have all the details on the world's longest-running musical, and more on this season in today's C-block.
Here is the complete show list for The Rep's 2013 season:
PAL JOEY Sept. 6 - Sept. 29, 2013
Taking the stage Sept. 6 - Sept. 29, 2013 is a re-conceived version of the Rodgers & Hart 1940 classic Pal Joey. After an enthusiastically received concert reading at Pasadena's prestigious Boston Court Theatre last year, Director Peter Schneider was encouraged by the Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization to move forward with a fully realized production.
RED Oct. 25 - Nov. 10, 2013
In partnership with the Arkansas Arts Center's upcoming exhibit "Mark Rothko in the 1940's: The Decisive Decade," we are thrilled to announce the production of the revealing Rothko bio-drama Red, on stage Oct. 25 - Nov. 10, 2013.
Written by John Logan and set in abstract artist Mark Rothko's studio on the Bowery, Red drops you squarely inside the world of the painter and sets your heart pounding, chronicling the tormented artist's two-year struggle to complete a lucrative set of murals for Manhattan's exclusive Four Seasons restaurant.
BECAUSE OF WINN DIXIE Dec. 6 - Dec. 29, 2013
A world premiere musical brings a Tony Award-winning creative team to Little Rock this holiday season. On stage Dec. 6 - Dec. 29, 2013, Because of Winn Dixie, with book and lyrics by Nell Benjamin and music by Duncan Sheik, is a new musical based on the popular 2000 novel by Kate DeCamillo.
Because of Winn Dixie tells the story of lonely young girl who moves to Florida with her father. She goes into the Winn-Dixie supermarket and comes out with a large stray dog who helps her rekindle an almost lost relationship with her father.
CLYBOURNE PARK Jan. 24 - Feb. 9, 2014
Winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize and 2011 Tony Award for Best Play, Clybourne Park is a bitingly funny and fiercely provocative new play about the volatile combination of race and real estate.
Clybourne Park portrays fictional events set before and after the Hansberry play and is loosely based on historical events. In 1959, a white couple sells their home to a black family (the Younger family from A Raisin in the Sun), causing an uproar in their middle-class neighborhood.
LES MISERABLES March 7 - March 30, 2014
A co-production with Arizona's Phoenix Theatre, Les Miserables returns to The Rep stage March 7 - March 30, 2014, directed by Rep Producing Artistic Director Robert Hupp and featuring an all new set design.
Discover a nation in the grip of revolution, where convict Jean Valjean is on the run. Hunted relentlessly by the policeman Javert for breaking his parole, he must leave his past behind and keep his vow to raise the young orphaned Cosette. But with revolution in the air and Javert closing in, Jean Valjean has no choice but to fight for his life and sacrifice everything to protect the people he loves.
THE SECOND CITY April 21 - May 4, 2014
The Second City Touring Company loads up the tour bus and heads to Little Rock April 21 - May 4, 2014. Hilarious, fast-paced and always topical, and highly interactive with priceless audience interactions, The Second City has audiences rolling in the aisles all across the country. No institution escapes the satiric eye of The Second City - from the blowhards of the Beltway to the Hollywood elite.
"From John Belushi to Tina Fey to Stephen Colbert, The Second City alumni define comedy in America," says Hupp. "You'll want to be the first to check out the rising new stars on their all-new tour."
THE COMPLEAT WRKS OF WLM SHKSPR ABRIDGED June 6 - June 22, 2014
Life is short. The complete works of Shakespeare are long. Now all of the bard's most familiar pieces are condensed into one hilarious roller-coaster spoof. Ending The Rep's season is an entertaining romp on stage June 6 - June 22, 2014, as audiences will see all of Shakespeare 37 plays in only 97 minutes.
Directed by Rep Director of Education and Resident Director Nicole Capri, The Compleat Wrks of Wllm Shkspr (Abridged) is a parody of the 37 plays written by William Shakespeare, with all of them being performed in shortened, and side-splitting, form.
It has become one of the world's most popular shows, playing frequently in a variety of languages. The Compleat Wrks of Wllm Shkspr (Abridged) is most notable for holding the (self-proclaimed) world record for the shortest-ever performance of Hamlet, clocking in at just 43 seconds.
EDUCATIONAL WORK AND COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS
In addition to The Rep's MainStage productions, educational work and community partnerships fill The Rep's calendar.
The extremely popular Summer Musical Theatre Intensive (SMTI) workshops for young artists will be held July 7 - July 20, 2013. SMTI, under the direction of Nicole Capri, The Rep's Resident Director and Director of Education, is an intensive, audition-based theatre training program designed exclusively for motivated young artists who are serious about the arts and musical theatre.
Advance Season Subscriptions are on sale now and will range from $180 - $260 through March 31, making subscribing to The Rep the best way to get the best seats at the best price ahead of sellout shows. Subscription pricing will go up in April. Single ticket sales open to the public in August.
Call The Rep's Box Office at (501) 378-0405 for more information on Season Subscriptions or visit www.therep.org.