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Arkansas Repertory Theatre (The Rep) is the state's longest-running nonprofit resident theatre. Along with Northwest Arkansas's TheatreSquared, it is one of only two producing theatres in Arkansas affiliated with Actors' Equity Association and offering a year-round season.

The Rep's Executive Artistic director is Will Trice. Until April 2018, Producing Artistic Director John Miller-Stephany, who succeeded longtime artistic director Robert Hupp in 2016, led a resident staff of designers, technicians and administrators in the creation of six or seven productions annually. As a member of the League of Resident Theatres, The Rep had annually produced a diverse body of theatrical work attracting more than 70,000 patrons annually to its 377-seat theatre in downtown Little Rock, and offered performances over 200 nights each year. Since its founding in 1976 by Cliff Fannin Baker, The Rep has mounted more than 350 productions, including 45 world premieres. The Rep continues to offer culturally diverse programming to reflect its home community; a recent season included major stagings of The Crucible, Cheryl L. West's Jar The Floor and the musical Sister Act.

On April 24, 2018, the Arkansas Repertory Theater announced that it was suspending production, citing financial difficulties. A volunteer committee led by longtime board member Ruth Shepherd was formed to strategize a new vision and lead a campaign to settle debt and re-envision the organization, including a campaign to raise $2.33 million.[1] The Rep continued educational programming when production was suspended and resumed performances on February 20, 2019.

Current Season (2016-17)Edit

  • Monty Python's Spamalot
  • The Crucible
  • A Christmas Story
  • Sister Act
  • Jar the Floor
  • Godspell

Past seasonsEdit

2015-2016 Season

  • William Shakespeare's Macbeth
  • The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
  • Disney's The Little Mermaid
  • Peter and the Starcatcher
  • The Bridges of Madison County
  • Windfall

2014-2015 Season

  • Memphis
  • Wait Until Dark
  • Elf
  • The Whipping Man
  • Mary Poppins
  • August: Osage County

2013-2014 Season

  • Pal Joey
  • Red
  • Because of Winn Dixie
  • Clybourne Park
  • Les Miserables
  • The Compleat Wrks of Wllm Shkspr (Abridged)

2012-2013 Season

  • Henry V
  • Singin' on a Star
  • White Christmas
  • Gee's Bend
  • Treasure Island~ A New Musical
  • Death of a Salesman
  • Avenue Q

2011-2012 Season

  • Ring of Fire
  • The Second City
  • That 80s Show
  • A Christmas Carol, The Musical
  • To Kill a Mockingbird
  • The Wiz
  • Next to Normal
  • A Loss of Roses

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