An 'Awesome' First Half

APT opens 2018 with classic comedy ‘The Producers’

Posted: January 7, 2018 at 1 a.m.

Tom Karounos as Max Bialystock, left, and Patrick Edmunds as Leo Bloom, right, begin rehearsals for the Arkansas Public Theatre production of “The Producers” with musical director/conductor Lisa Auten.
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Tom Karounos as Max Bialystock, left, and Patrick Edmunds as Leo Bloom, right, begin rehearsals for the Arkansas Public Theatre production of “The Producers” with musical director/conductor Lisa Auten.

About this time, the arts community might be looking for a season announcement from Arkansas Public Theatre. It won't happen this year -- until March 2.

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APT ‘Second Season’

Arkansas Public Theatre finishes its 2017-18 season with these five shows:

Feb. 9-25 — “The Producers”: Bialystock and Bloom — names that should strike terror and hysteria in anyone familiar with Mel Brooks’ classic cult comedy film.

March 30-April 8 — “Living on Love”: This farce centers on an opera diva who discovers her larger-than-life maestro husband has become enamored with the lovely young lady hired to ghostwrite his largely fictional autobiography. To get revenge, she hires a handsome young scribe of her own. Auditions: Feb. 12.

May 4-13 — “Ann”: An intimate, no-holds-barred portrait of Ann Richards, the legendary late governor of Texas. Auditions: April 2.

June 8-17 — “An Act of God”: After many millennium, and in just 90 minutes, God (assisted by his devoted angels) answers some of the deepest questions that have plagued mankind since Creation. Auditions: May 7.

July 27-Aug. 12 — “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”: The Biblical saga of Joseph and his coat of many colors comes to life in this musical parable by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice. Auditions June 11-12.

INFORMATION — 631-8988.

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