LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (News release) - Celebrity Attractions brings the best of Broadway home to Little Rock and returns to the newly renovated Robinson Performance Hall this fall with a season featuring Broadway classics, blockbusters, and the hottest new shows on tour in Celebrity Attractions’ 2016-2017 Broadway Season. Phantastically extravagant, phantastically musical, phantastically magical, phantastically romantic, and phantastically funny– this is a phantastic season we are very proud to present.
“This is a very exciting season – with the reopening of Robinson Center and our return to downtown Little Rock. Our season features four big nationally touring Broadway shows—one of which is the Arkansas premiere of Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA,” said Ed. L. Payton, Celebrity Attractions CEO. “Thanks to our sponsors and Arkansas’ continuing support, we at Celebrity Attractions are thrilled to offer a lineup featuring heart, soul, song, dance and great story-telling. These shows all feature moments that have touched, and in many ways shaped our lives. Join our Celebrity Attractions’ 2016-2017 Broadway Season and experience live theatre at its best and right here at home where we bring big Broadway to Arkansas!”
ELF The Musical December 3-4, 2016
ELF The Musical is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Unaware that he is actually human, Buddy’s enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father, discover his true identity, and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. Based on the beloved 2003 New Line Cinema hit, ELF features songs by Tony® Award nominees Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin (THE WEDDING SINGER), with a book by Tony® Award winners Thomas Meehan (ANNIE, THE PRODUCERS, HAIRSPRAY) and Bob Martin (THE DROWSY CHAPERONE). This modern day Christmas classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner ELF.
Rodgers and Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA January 13-15, 2017
Rodgers and Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA is the Tony® Award- winning Broadway musical from the creators of THE SOUND OF MUSIC and SOUTH PACIFIC that’s delighting audiences with its contemporary take on the classic tale. This lush production features an incredible orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations and all the moments you love— the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball and more—plus some surprising new twists! Be transported back to your childhood as you rediscover some of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s most beloved songs, including “In My Own Little Corner,” “Impossible/It’s Possible” and “Ten Minutes Ago,” in this hilarious and romantic Broadway experience for anyone who’s ever had a wish, a dream... or a really great pair of shoes.
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA March 8-19, 2017
Following an acclaimed sold-out tour of the United Kingdom, Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s phenomenal musical success, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, will come to Little Rock as part of a brand new North American Tour. Hailed by critics as “bigger and better than ever before,” this production boasts many exciting special effects including the show’s legendary chandelier, new scenic and lighting designs, new staging and choreography. The beloved story and thrilling score will be performed by a cast and orchestra of 52, making this PHANTOM one of the largest productions now on tour.
RIVERDANCE - The 20th Anniversary World Tour April 14-16, 2017
The international Irish dance phenomenon is back by popular demand in RIVERDANCE-The 20th Anniversary World Tour. Drawing on Irish traditions, the combined talents of the performers propel Irish dancing and music into the present day, capturing the imagination of audiences across all ages and cultures in an innovative and exciting blend of dance, music and song. RIVERDANCE – The 20th Anniversary World Tour is composed by Bill Whelan, produced by Moya Doherty and directed by John McColgan and comes directly to North American from a sold out tour across Europe and Asia. Of all the performances to emerge from Ireland, - in rock, music, theatre and film – nothing has carried the energy, the sensuality and the spectacle of RIVERDANCE.
To guarantee great seats for all four nationally touring Broadway productions at the newly renovated Robinson Performance hall, become a Celebrity Attractions’ 2016-2017 Broadway Season Subscriber. Season Ticket Packages are priced at $345, $297, $226, $135, and $114. Season Subscriber benefits include many advantages: the best seats at the lowest prices, the same great seats for every show, the ability to buy additional tickets to individual shows before the public, the option to exchange show tickets to another performance before the public on sale, and the opportunity to purchase tickets to any special add-on productions before the general public.
To learn more about becoming a Season Subscriber, call Celebrity Attractions at (501) 244-8800 or for more information visit www.CelebrityAttractions.com.
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