Arkansas Interviews

The latest interviews about live + streaming theatre in Arkansas.

Interview: Ben Grimes, Ben Barham, Ruth Shepherd of THE BREACH at Arkansas Repertory Theatre
by Theresa Bertram - November 10, 2023

Arkansas Repertory Theatre has partnered with Riverside Actors Theatre for a new type of production in time for Veterans. THE BREACH is a docutheater experience you do not want to miss, and Broadway World was thrilled to be able to sit down with creators Ben Grimes and Ben Barham to talk about their...

Interview: Wyatt Hamilton, Evanee Dra'a Dokes, Lily Hirscheider, Zynlee Anderson, Raegan Lipsey of DISNEY'S FROZEN at North Little Rock High School Performing Arts Center
by Theresa Bertram - November 08, 2023

Last year, The North Little Rock High School Theatre Arts Department was chosen by a panel of judges from Music Theatre International, the Educational Theatre Association, and Disney to present FROZEN THE MUSICAL, and after taking the time to decide how this magical feat was going to be achieved, th...

Interview: Corey Deitz of COREY & PATRICK IN THE MORNING At 100.3 The Edge Announces Retirement
by Theresa Bertram - October 02, 2023

When you think of radio in Arkansas, there are very few that would come to mind worthy enough to make the Mount Rushmore of Radio in Central Arkansas-- Bob Robbins, Tommy Smith, Craig O’Neill, Broadway Joe Booker and Corey Deitz would be the five making up that monument of honor....

by Theresa Bertram - September 23, 2023

Broadway World was thrilled to be able to chat with New York based company BALLET WITH A TWIST Artistic Director and Choreographer Marilyn Klaus about their show and visit to North Little Rock ...

Interview: Arkansas Concert Producer Dennis Stone Talks About Growing up In the Music Business
by Theresa Bertram - September 21, 2023

Sometimes when you travel, the trip is long and boring. There are crying babies, you sit next to someone who snores, and/or you’re lonely. This was not the case with Broadway World’s favorite MC and guest writer Blake Woodson during his recent trip to Denver. Blake had the privilege to sit next to A...

Interview: Wyatt Clem & Shawn Abhari of THE IVY
by Theresa Bertram - September 15, 2023

There is nothing that gets me more excited than discovering new music that makes me instantly fall in love. You know what I’m saying...those artists and songs that make your mind drift away to a fantasy world for a few minutes of escape...that’s what THE IVY does with their new single “Good Faith.” ...

Interview: Radio Royalty Sharpe Dunaway talks about ROCKSTARS and brushes with Greatness
by Theresa Bertram - August 16, 2023

Arkansas is saturated with an abundance of talent, whether it be on a theatrical stage, a concert hall, or on the radio. Quite often the talent overlaps from one avenue to the next. This can be said about Radio Royalty Sharpe Dunaway. Though he has switched from radio to videography (you know....vid...

Interview: Leah Paige Smith Talks SHAKESPEARE CABARET At Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre
by Theresa Bertram - June 12, 2023

To round out the offerings from the Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre season, some of the cast of THE TEMPEST will present SHAKESPEARE CABARET beginning Thursday, June 22, in the new Windgate Center for Fine and Performing Arts at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway. What exactly is a Shakespear...

Interview: Selena Mykenzie Gordon (Miranda) And Jordan Williams (Ferdinand) of WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE'S THE TEMPEST with The Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre
by Theresa Bertram - June 05, 2023

Join Broadway World for an exclusive interview with Selena Mykenzie Gordon and Jordan Williams, the stars of William Shakespeare's The Tempest, as they discuss the romance and adventure in the play, the process of getting into their characters, and more....

INTERVIEW: Arkansas Emcee, Blake Woodson, or Lunchbox, or Santa Blake or Arkansas Hangover Alan or whatever you want to call him
by Theresa Bertram - June 01, 2023

It’s no secret that the field of radio has changed significantly. Just in my time on the radio, it went from there needing to be someone at the station 24/7 to satellite and automation. On-Air shifts became less and less, and unless you were a household name (and ultimately that didn’t really matter...

Interview: Dan Matisa of THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED) with the Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre at UCA in Conway
by Theresa Bertram - May 31, 2023

Are you afraid of Shakespeare? Well fear not young squires. Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre’s programming this year is assessable to all who shy away from The Bard. Starting June 15th at the beautiful new Windgate Center for Fine & Performing Arts on the University of Central Arkansas campus, there are...

Interview: Erin Eppinette, Miriam Bennett, Issac Linnett, Braden Craig, And Susannah Linnett of SINGIN IN THE RAIN at Silvermoon Children's Theatre
by Theresa Bertram - April 21, 2023

I feel that the most important thing I do as a writer for Broadway World is assist theatres in cultivating excitement for the next generation of storytellers. Whether I am there to review a show, give feedback, or talk with the budding thespians, spotlighting their ideas and accomplishments brings m...

Interview: Louise Barry & Olivia Bradley of CELTIC ANGELS IRELAND at Reynolds Performance Hall
by Theresa Bertram - March 17, 2023

Just in time for the St. Patrick's Day celebration, Reynolds Performance Hall, 223 Beatrice Powell St, in Conway, brought in the fabulous CELTIC ANGELS IRELAND Tuesday, March 14, for a one-night only performance. They brought grace, culture, and fantastic music to our town, and I was thrilled when I...

Interview: Austin Brown Talks HOME FREE at TempleLive Fort Smith & Robinson Center
by Theresa Bertram - February 18, 2023

We love our music here at BroadwayWorld Arkansas, whether it be in a big Broadway musical or a touring country act. I was ecstatic to hear that HOME FREE, which consists of Adam Rupp-beatboxer extraordinaire, Rob Linquist - smooth lead tenor, Tim Foust - with his sexy bass singing (HEY! any fan will...

Interview: Aaron Choi of DISNEY'S ALADDIN THE MUSICAL at Robinson Center
by Theresa Bertram - January 25, 2023

There are not enough words to express how excited I am about Celebrity Attractions bringing DISNEY'S ALADDIN THE MUSICAL to Robinson Center, 426 West Markham St., in Little Rock, Wednesday, Feb. 1, through Sunday, Feb. 5....

Interview: Professional Opera Singer Frank Pitts is Guest Music Director of BIG FISH at Arkansas State University Beebe
by Theresa Bertram - November 02, 2022

In theatre, as well as in life, we all need a little help from our friends. This holds true for Director Ryan Gibbins at Arkansas State University-Beebe Theatre Department, who will be presenting BIG FISH this Thursday through Saturday, November 3 through 5, in the Owen Center Theatre, beginning at ...

Interview: Dr. Jeffrey Neuhauser, Dr. James Moses, Kristen Dempsey, Bruce Benson of THE BACK BEATS Bring Vintage Rock-N-Roll to the Rialto Theatre
by Theresa Bertram - October 07, 2022

Taking care of a historic theatre, especially in a small town, can be a challenge with or without the threat of a plague. Many times, the buildings need upgrading, things break down, or sometimes go into disrepair altogether. So far, the folks with the Arts Council of Conway County have managed to k...

Interview: ANASTASIA's Willem Butler Talks Life After BroadwayWorld's NEXT ON STAGE & Making His Touring Debut
by Chloe Rabinowitz - September 25, 2022

Willem Butler, winner of BroadwayWorld's first ever season of Next on Stage, is currently shining bright on stages across the country as Dmitry in the National Tour of Anastasia. A recent graduate from Elon University, Anastasia is Butler's touring debut! Read BroadwayWorld's interview with Willem B...

Amanda Fallon Smith of WICKED at Robinson Performance Hall
by Mike Noland - December 14, 2019

Amanda Fallon Smith shares her journey from farm girl to Wicked cast....

Ember Reynolds, Elisha Summers, Kevin Shipp, Katharine Nelson, Falon Scott of I AM FRANKENSTEIN at Maumelle High School Performing Arts Center
by Theresa Bertram - October 29, 2019

Just in time for Halloween, Maumelle High School will be presenting I AM FRANKENSTEIN, an adaptation from Arkansas playwright John Haman, Thursday, Oct. 31, and Friday, Nov. 1. 'It's the story of two tortured creatures,' says Haman. 'Victor's famous monster, and the novel's troubled author, Mary She...

Wyatt Crow, Susan Gunther, Kaeden Porter, Kayla Chassels of WAR OF THE WORLDS: THE PANIC BROADCAST at Morrilton High School enjoys performing radio play
by Theresa Bertram - October 23, 2019

This weekend, Thespian Troupe 3131, under the direction of Heather Hooten, at Morrilton High School will recreate the dramatization of Orson Welles' reading of H.G. Wells' book THE WAR OF THE WORLDS. Considered the first of its kind to imagine what the world would look like if aliens invaded Earth, ...

Sarah Hinrichsen of ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE at Robinson Performance Hall
by Mike Noland - October 22, 2019

'Small town' Cali girl follows in the family business, Theatre, and is seeing the country. Meet the wonderful Sarah Hinrichsen and see how growing up in Theatre was just the overture for her professional life....

Cast of WILLY WONKA JR. at Arkansas Repertory Theatre tells of experiences
by Theresa Bertram - June 19, 2019

For the candy lover in all of us, the Arkansas Repertory Theater, will present Willy Wonka Jr., their first all-kids cast on the main stage June 21-30....

Tyler Leahy of THE BOOK OF MORMON at Robinson Performance Hall
by Mike Noland - February 08, 2019

From the suburbs of Chicago to all over this great country. Tyler Leahy is really enjoying his time with, The Book of Mormon...

Jeff Sullivan of FINDING NEVERLAND at Robinson Performance Hall
by Mike Noland - December 18, 2018

Jeff Sullivan has that Star Quality plus intelligence, kindness and talent. Broadway stardom can't be far behind for this Canadian import....

Sean Thompson of LOVE NEVER DIES at Robinson Performance Hall
by Mike Noland - November 04, 2018

A Philly boy, Sean Thompson, sees the country in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Love Never Dies. See how he got to be so lucky....

Nia Holloway of THE LION KING at Robinson Performance Hall
by Mike Noland - April 23, 2018

Becoming the future Queen of the Pride Land's in the Lion King tour, Nia Holloway took her own path. And oh, what a journey it's been. Meet this charming talent and remember her name because she's just getting started....

How Being SORDID, Queer & SISSY Made Del Shores the Southern Gentleman He Is Today
by Gil Kaan - February 21, 2018

Most people know Del Shores as the creator/writer/director of the play and film SORDID LIVES, which morphed into the TV series Sordid Lives: The Series. Del also has utilized his producing and writing talents on Showtime's Queer As Folk and ABC's Dharma & Greg, among others. Del has been touring his...

With the Exuberant Patrick Hinds, Creator of Theaterppl and Broadway Backstory Podcasts
by Mike Noland - January 18, 2018

The Broadway podcaster, Patrick Hinds talks about how he started, what led him to podcasting and how it's changed. You can feel his combustable energy and excitement as he talks about his life and what brought him to this world that he is 'Obsessed with.'...

Sydney Patrick of KINKY BOOTS at Robinson Performance Hall
by Mike Noland - October 17, 2017

Getting that first National tour seems like a right of passage among Broadway's next generation of stars. Sydney Patrick could not be more excited to be on that path while starring as Lauren in the National tour of Kinky Boots. Her incredibly powerful voice, brilliant timing and adept physical com...

The New Girl In Town: Taylor Quick of THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE at Goodspeed Musicals
by Kyle Christopher West - June 13, 2017

Taylor Quick moved to New York just nine short months ago, but she's already achieved the role of a lifetime: playing the title role in THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE alongside some of New York's brightest stars. But, the young actress, who has family ties to the Great White Way, has neither lost her tena...

BWW Interviews: Touring Veteran Reaches Milestone Performance In 42ND STREET
by Kyle Christopher West - February 16, 2017

Most actors receive a standard show contract for around 12 months, but that doesn't mean every actor hangs up their shoes and immediately walks into another show. In fact, not only do some actors extend their contracts, but some make an entire career out of an individual credit. Rob Ouellette, who i...


Tina: The Tina Turner Musical in Arkansas Tina: The Tina Turner Musical
Walton Arts Center [Baum Walker Hall] (12/12 - 12/17)
26 Pebbles in Arkansas 26 Pebbles
Actors Theatre of Little Rock (5/29 - 6/8)
Chicago in Arkansas Chicago
Actors Theatre of Little Rock (7/10 - 7/27)
The Cher Show (Non-Equity) in Arkansas The Cher Show (Non-Equity)
Reynolds Performance Hall (1/21 - 1/21)
To Kill a Mockingbird in Arkansas To Kill a Mockingbird
Walton Arts Center [Baum Walker Hall] (4/16 - 4/21)
Les Miserables in Arkansas Les Miserables
Walton Arts Center [Baum Walker Hall] (1/2 - 1/7)
Spring Awakening in Arkansas Spring Awakening
Actors Theatre of Little Rock (3/6 - 3/23)

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