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Fort Smith Little Theatre announces new season

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

Katy Featherston as Martha, Brenden Chick as Colin, Marie Gray as Mary and Eric Wells as Dickon rehearse for the Fort Smith Little Theatre’s 2017 production of “The Secret Garden.”

"We're over 70 years old, so we kind of have it down to a science," Carole Rogers says of the Fort Smith Little Theatre's season selection process. Operating on a calendar year schedule, not a school year one, the company starts work on its season in the spring and announces it before the end of the year.

Fort Smith Little Theatre

2018 Season

Feb. 15-24 — “The Little Foxes”: In an avaricious family of Southern entrepreneurs in 1900, a woman considers killing her husband, bartering her daughter and double-crossing her brothers to get the ruling interest in a cotton mill. Directed by Jim Moody.

April 5-14 — “Calendar Girls”: Carole Rogers’ favorite of the season, the play is based on the movie about 11 “mature” British women who raise money to fight leukemia by posing for a nude calendar. Directed by Eric Wells.

May 31-June 9 — “The Fox on the Fairway”: A Ken Ludwig comedy about how far arch-rivals will go to win the annual inter-club golf tournament. Directed by Duff Taylor.

July 19-Aug. 4 — “My Fair Lady”: In this beloved musical based on George Bernard Shaw’s play “Pygmalion,” Professor Henry Higgins attempts to transform a cockney flower girl, Eliza Doolittle, into a proper lady. Director: Valerie Valentine; musical director: George Mann.

Sept. 20-29 — “Night of the Living Dead”: A satellite probe shot goes to Venus and returns to Earth carrying mysterious radiation that leads to the creation of zombies in this cult classic horror movie brought to the stage. Directed by Rikkee and Scott Black.

Nov. 8-17 — “Noises Off”: A fictional show titled “Nothing’s On” crumbles during its 10-week run, and the audience watches the demise from backstage in this play within a play. Directed by Summer Robinson.

Off-season productions are “Mythical Creatures And How To Approach Them,” directed by Eric Wells, April 19-21; “Belle Starr By Herself,” directed by Jim Moody, Aug. 9-11; and “The Wackiest Tackiest Christmas,” directed by Shannon Stoddard, Dec. 6-8.

Regular season tickets for seven performances (six evening and one matinee) are $60. Opening night season tickets are $100.

INFO — 783-2966 or

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