LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (News release) - After a record-breaking 2016-2017 Broadway Season at the beautifully renovated Robinson Performance Hall, Celebrity Attractions is thrilled to announce its 2017-2018 Broadway Season.
Kick off your heels... or put them on this fall with Kinky Boots. Experience the epic story of love and redemption known as Les Misérables. Have the time of your life at Dirty Dancing and celebrate ‘One Fine Day’ at Beautiful-The Carole King Musical. And most notable of all, Pride Rock comes to Little Rock in the Arkansas premiere of Disney’s The Lion King.
October 13-15, 2017
KINKY BOOTS is the exhilarating Broadway musical that will lift your spirits to new high-heels heights! Winner of six Tony® Awards including Best Musical, this inspirational story follows a struggling shoe factory owner who works to turn his business around with the help from Lola, a fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos. Together this unlikely pair finds that they have more in common than they ever dreamed possible… proving that when you change your mind about someone, you can change your whole world. Inspired by a true story, KINKY BOOTS features a joyous, Tony®-winning score by Cyndi Lauper, direction and Tony®-winning choreography by Jerry Mitchell and a hilarious, uplifting book by four-time Tony® winner Harvey Fierstein. Come join the sold-out audiences who’ve discovered why – sometimes – the best way to fit in is to stand out!
November 29-December 3, 2017 (Subscription Dates: December 1-3, 2017)
Cameron Mackintosh presents the new production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg’s Tony® Award-winning musical phenomenon, LES MISÉRABLES, direct from an acclaimed two-and-a-half-year return to Broadway. With its glorious new staging and dazzlingly reimagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo, this breathtaking new production has left both audiences and critics awestruck, cheering “Les Miz is born again!” (NY1). Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, LES MISÉRABLES tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption – a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit. Featuring the thrilling score and beloved songs “I Dreamed A Dream,” “On My Own,” “Stars," “Bring Him Home,” “One Day More,” and many more, this epic and uplifting story has become one of the most celebrated musicals in theatrical history. Seen by more than 70 million people in 44 countries and in 22 languages around the globe LES MISÉRABLES is still the world’s most popular musical, breaking box office records everywhere in its 32nd year.
March 16-18, 2018
DIRTY DANCING – THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGE is an unprecedented live experience, exploding with heart-pounding music, passionate romance and sensational dancing. Seen by millions across the globe, this worldwide smash hit tells the classic story of Baby and Johnny, two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds who come together in what will be the most challenging and triumphant summer of their lives. Featuring the hit songs, “Hungry Eyes,” “Hey Baby,” “Do You Love Me?” and the heart-stopping “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life.” London’s Sunday Express says, “This crowd-pleasing stage adaptation hits the jackpot!” Don’t miss your chance to see this record-breaking live theatre sensation. You’ll have the time of your life!
Disney’s THE LION KING
April 18-May 6, 2018 (3 week engagement)
Giraffes strut. Birds swoop. Gazelles leap. The entire Serengeti comes to life as never before. And as the music soars, Pride Rock slowly emerges from the mist. This is Disney’s THE LION KING, making its Arkansas premiere at the Robinson Performance Hall!
More than 90 million people around the world have experienced the awe-inspiring visual artistry, the unforgettable music, and the uniquely theatrical storytelling of this Broadway spectacular – one of the most breathtaking and beloved productions ever to grace the stage. Winner of six Tony® Awards, including Best Musical, THE LION KING brings together one of the most imaginative creative teams on Broadway. Tony® Award-winning director Julie Taymor brings to life a story filled with hope and adventure set against an amazing backdrop of stunning visuals. THE LION KING also features the extraordinary work of Tony® Award-winning choreographer Garth Fagan and some of Broadway’s most recognizable music, crafted by Tony® Award-winning artists Elton John and Tim Rice. There is simply nothing else like THE LION KING.
BEAUTIFUL – The Carole King Musical
May 29-June 3, 2018 (Subscription Dates: June 1-3, 2018)
Long before she was Carole King, chart-topping music legend, she was Carol Klein, Brooklyn girl with passion and chutzpah. She fought her way into the record business as a teenager and, by the time she reached her twenties, had the husband of her dreams and a flourishing career writing hits for the biggest acts in rock ‘n roll. But it wasn’t until her personal life began to crack that she finally managed to find her true voice.
BEAUTIFUL—The Carole King Musical tells the inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Along the way, she made more than beautiful music, she wrote the soundtrack to a generation. It features a stunning array of beloved songs written by Gerry Goffin/Carole King and Barry Mann/Cynthia Weil, including “I Feel The Earth Move,” “One Fine Day,” “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,” “You’ve Got A Friend” and of course the title song. BEAUTIFUL has a book by Tony® Award-nominee and Academy® Award-nominated writer Douglas McGrath, direction by Marc Bruni, choreography by Josh Prince and took home two 2014 Tony® Awards and the 2015 Grammy® for Best Musical Theater Album. BEAUTIFUL is currently playing to sold out crowds at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre on Broadway.
To guarantee great seats for nationally touring productions, become a Celebrity Attractions’ 2017-2018 Broadway Season Subscriber. Current subscribers will notified and can renew their subscriptions the first week of March. Subscribers can choose from a 4 show or a 5 show packages, ranging in cost from $122-$441. 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 click here.
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