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ON THE COVER: APT unveils Season 331/3

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Arkansas Public Theatre:

Season 33

“Sunset Boulevard” — Sept. 14-16, 20-23 & 27-30 with auditions at 7 p.m. July 31. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Tony Award-winning masterwork of dreams and desire in the land called Hollywood includes lush, swelling standards “With One Look,” “As If We Never Said Goodbye” and “Perfect Year.”

“Things to Do in Munich” — Nov. 2-4 & 8-11 with auditions at 7 p.m. Sept. 17. Upon his arrival in Germany (circa 1974), Sheldon is confronted by a web of German bureaucracy, which leads to the confiscation, misplacement and redirection of his mother’s ashes, culminating in her remains being accidentally applied to the canvas of a beautiful Jewish painter who specializes in Holocaust imagery.

“The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” — Dec. 14-16 & 20-23 with auditions at 7 p.m. Nov. 5. This delightful comedy is adapted from the best-selling young adult book and has become a holiday staple — and the tradition will continue at APT.

“Jesus Christ Superstar” — Feb. 8-10, 14-17 & 21-24, 2019, with auditions at 7 p.m. Dec. 17. The first musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice to be produced for the professional stage, “Jesus Christ Superstar” has wowed audiences for over 40 years with an iconic 1970s rock score that includes “Superstar,” “I Don’t Know How to Love Him” and “Gethsemane.”

“Stupid Kid” — March 22-23 & 28-31, 2019, with auditions at 7 p.m. Feb. 11. “Stupid Kid” weaves the tale of a youngster of 14 who is wrested from his home, tried as an adult and convicted of his girlfriend’s rape and murder, a crime he swears he didn’t commit.

“A Kid Like Jake” — May 3-5 & 9-12, 2019, with auditions at 7 p.m. March 25. Daniel Pearle’s story of a husband and wife struggling to do right by their son, “A Kid Like Jake” is a study of intimacy and parenthood and the fantasies that accompany both.

“A Doll’s House, Part 2” — June 14-16 & 20-23, 2019, with auditions at 7 p.m. May 6. In the final scene of Henrik Ibsen’s groundbreaking masterwork, Nora Helmer makes the shocking decision to leave her husband and children and begin a life on her own. In Lucas Hnath’s sequel, she walks back in many years later.

“Annie” — July 26-28, Aug. 1-4 & 8-11, 2019, with auditions June 17. Based on the popular comic strip by Harold Gray, “Annie” has become a worldwide phenomenon and was the winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

INFO — 631-8988 or arkansaspublictheatre.org

Sunset Boulevard

Things to Do in Munich

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

Jesus Christ Superstar

Stupid Kid

A Kid Like Jake

Annie

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