Little Rock Musicals to See This Season

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Looking for a fun musical to see in Little Rock this season? Check out our top picks! From classics like “The Phantom of the Opera” to newer shows like “Hamilton,” there’s something for everyone.

“The Wiz”

This retelling of The Wizard of Oz, with an all-black cast, first opened on Broadway in 1975. It tells the story of young Dorothy Gale, who is transported to the land of Oz by a tornado. Along the way, she meets some interesting characters, including the Scarecrow, Tin Man and Lion. The Wiz was made into a movie in 1978 and starred Diana Ross and Michael Jackson.

“The Addams Family”

The Addams Family, a new musical comedy, has arrived on Broadway! This musical is based off of the original television series that ran from 1964 to 1966. The show follows the lives of the Addams family, who are anything but normal. The family includes Gomez, Morticia, Wednesday, Pugsley, Uncle Fester, Lurch, and Grandmama. Together, they face challenges that test their unique way of life.

The Addams Family is a must-see for all fans of the television series. The new musical comedy brings the iconic characters to life on stage in a whole new way. Be sure to catch “The Addams Family” on Broadway this season!

“The Sound of Music”

“The Sound of Music” is a Rodgers and Hammerstein musical about Maria von Trapp, a nun who leaves her convent to become a governess for the seven children of Captain Georg von Trapp. The family live in Austria in the late 1930s, on the eve of the Anschluss, when Nazi Germany annexed Austria. The show premiered on Broadway in 1959 and was made into a 1965 film starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer.

“The King and I”

“The King and I” is a Rodgers and Hammerstein musical that tells the story of Anna, a British schoolteacher who is hired to teach the wives and children of the King of Siam. The King is a widower, and Anna falls in love with him, but their relationship is threatened by the political unrest in Siam. The musical has been revived several times on Broadway, and was made into a movie in 1956 starring Deborah Kerr and Yul Brynner.


This season, don’t miss the chance to see “Annie” at the Arkansas Repertory Theatre! This Tony Award-winning musical has been cherished by generations, and this production is sure to be a delight for all ages.

“Annie” tells the story of a young girl living in a New York City orphanage during the Great Depression. When Annie is chosen to spend Christmas with billionaire Oliver Warbucks, she believes her life will change forever. However, when Warbucks’ plans to adopt Annie fall through, she must return to the orphanage. With the help of Warbucks, Annie sets out on a journey to find her real parents. Along the way, she learns that family is not always defined by blood – sometimes, it’s the people who show you they care that matter most.

Filled with iconic songs like “Hard Knock Life” and “Tomorrow,” “Annie” is a heartwarming tale of hope and resilience that will stay with you long after the curtain falls. Don’t miss your chance to see this timeless musical come to life on stage!


One of the most popular musicals of all time, “Grease” is a classic love story set in the 1950s. Danny and Sandy fall in love at summer camp, but when they return to their respective high schools, they find that they may be too different to make it work. This musical is full of classic songs like “Summer Nights” and “Greased Lightning.”


“Oklahoma!” is a musical written by Rodgers and Hammerstein that debuted on Broadway in 1943. The story is set in the Oklahoma Territory in the early 1900s, and follows the love story of Curly McLain and Laurey Williams. The musical includes well-known songs such as “Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'” and “Surrey with the Fringe on Top.” “Oklahoma!” will be playing at the Little Rock Repertory Theatre from March 31-April 30.

“The Phantom of the Opera”

“The Phantom of the Opera” is a timeless story about unrequited love, obsession, and sacrifice. The Little Rock production features a live orchestra, stunning sets and costumes, and of course, the famous chandelier.

“Les Misérables”

One of the most popular musicals of all time, “Les Misérables” is making its way to Little Rock this season. The Tony Award-winning musical is based on the novel of the same name by Victor Hugo and tells the story of an unlikely group of characters who come together during the French Revolution.

With music by Claude-Michel Schönberg and lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer, “Les Misérables” is a moving and emotional journey that has captivated audiences around the world. The show has been running on Broadway since 1987, and has been adapted into a number of film and television productions.

If you’re looking for a powerful and moving musical to see this season, “Les Misérables” is definitely one to put on your list.

“Into the Woods”

This fall, bring the family to see “Into the Woods” at the Arkansas Repertory Theatre. The Tony-award winning musical tells the stories of classic fairy tale characters, like Cinderella and Little Red Riding Hood, who all find themselves in the same woods, at the same time. With music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, this is sure to be a memorable show for all ages.

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