MARCH 11 2019 Walton Arts Center Announces 2019-20 Procter & Gamble Broadway Series

2019-20 Procter & Gamble Broadway Series

NORTHWEST ARKANSAS, March 11, 2019Walton Arts Center is excited to announce the 2019-20 Procter & Gamble Broadway Series, featuring seven must-see shows including the 2018 Tony Award® winners for Best Musical and Best Musical Revival.

Broadway subscriptions are on sale now and include Jimmy Buffet’s Escape to Margaritaville, The Play That Goes Wrong, A Christmas Story: The Musical, Once on This Island, Anastasia, Fiddler on the Roof and The Band’s Visit.

“Broadway producers love Northwest Arkansas partly because our audiences are not afraid to try new things. This season we are bringing remarkable Broadway productions directly to Northwest Arkansas with five shows on their first national tours, six shows making their Arkansas premieres and one returning favorite,” said Scott Galbraith, vice president of programming and executive producer. “We love introducing our audiences to the best of Broadway, and this season really does that.”

Broadway subscribers get the best seats for the best price, discounts on other shows, free ticket exchange and replacement - and they get priority access to new shows added to the season. Patrons who subscriber now can also purchase tickets to the newest production from Blue Man Group, headed toWalton Arts Center in September, and The Book of Mormon, returning to Walton Arts Center in July 2020.

Seven-show Broadway subscriptions packages range from $316-454 for Tuesday and Wednesday evening and Thursday matinees, and $365-515 for Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening and Sunday and Saturday matinees. Package prices vary depending on performance selected and include all fees. Dates, programs and prices are subject to change.

Subscriptions can be renewed or purchased now online at waltonartscenter.org or by calling the subscriber concierge at 479.571.2785. Single tickets to all Broadway and regular season shows will be available this summer.

2019-20 P&G BROADWAY SERIES

Escape to Margaritaville

  • Tuesday, Oct. 22 – Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019

Welcome to Margaritaville, where people come to get away from it all—and stay to find something they never expected. Get ready for a hilarious and heartwarming musical with the most unforgettable songs from one of music’s greatest storytellers. USA Today calls it "A little slice of paradise!" and Entertainment Weekly raves, "It will knock your flip-flops off!"

The Play That Goes Wrong

  • Tuesday, Nov. 12 – Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019

Co-written by Mischief Theatre company members Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayerand Henry Shields, The Play That Goes Wrongis a riotous comedy about the theater. The play follows the ‘Cornley University Drama Society’ who are attempting to put on a 1920s’ murder mystery. As the title suggests, everything that can go wrong does, as the accident-prone thespians battle on against all odds to get to their final curtain call. Huffington Post calls it “The funniest play Broadway has ever seen!” The Play That Goes Wrong received a Tony Award for Best Set Design, Broadway.com’s Audience Choice Award for Best Play and the Theater Fans Choice Award for Best Play.

A Christmas Story: The Musical

  • Tuesday, Dec. 10 – Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019

A Christmas Story, The Musicalchronicles young and bespectacled Ralphie Parker as he schemes his way toward the holiday gift of his dreams, an official Red Ryder® Carbine-Action 200-Shot Range Model Air Rifle. An infamous leg lamp, outrageous pink bunny pajamas, a maniacal department store Santa and triple-dog-dare to lick a freezing flagpole are just a few of the distractions that stand between Ralphie and his Christmas wish. Chock-full of delightful songs and splashy production numbers, A Christmas Story, The Musical,has proudly taken its place as a perennial holiday classic for the whole family.

Once on This Island

  • Tuesday, Feb. 11 – Saturday, Feb. 16, 2020

Winner of the 2018 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical, Once on This Island is the sweeping, universal tale of Ti Moune, a fearless peasant girl in search of her place in the world, and ready to risk it all for love. Guided by the mighty island gods, she sets out on a remarkable journey to reunite with the man who has captured her heart. The groundbreaking musical conjures up “a place where magic is possible and beauty is apparent for all to see!” according to the Huffington Post. With a score that is full of life from Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, the Tony Award-winning songwriters of Anastasia and Ragtime, Once on This Island is a timeless testament to theater’s unlimited possibilities.

Anastasia

  • Tuesday, March 10 – Sunday, March 15, 2020

From the Tony Award-winning creators of the Broadway classic Ragtime and inspired by the beloved films, Anastasia was declared “one of the most gorgeous shows in years!” by the New York Observer. This dazzling show transports us from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past. Pursued by a ruthless Soviet officer determined to silence her, Anya enlists the aid of a dashing conman and a lovable ex-aristocrat. Together, they embark on an epic adventure to help her find home, love and family.

Fiddler on the Roof

  • Tuesday, April 14 – Sunday, April 19, 2020

Fiddler on the Roof is the moving story of fathers and daughters, husbands and wives, and life, love and laughter. A classic musical, rich with Broadway hits Fiddler on the Roof includes the praiseworthy songs of “To Life (L’Chaim!),” “If I Were a Rich Man,” "Sunrise Sunset,” "Matchmaker, Matchmaker” and “Tradition.” This acclaimed revival proudlyintroduces a new generation to the iconic musical adored around the globe.

The Band’s Visit

  • Tuesday, May 19 – Sunday, May 23, 2020

Walton Arts Center is excited to present The Band’s Visit - one of the most Tony Award-winning musicals in history. The story starts when a mix-up happens at the border and an Egyptian Police Band is sent to a remote village in the middle of the Israeli desert. With no bus until morning and no hotel in sight, these unlikely travelers are taken in by the locals. Under the spell of the desert sky, their lives become intertwined in the most unexpected ways. The Band’s Visitcelebrates the deeply human ways music, longing and laughter can connect us all.

Walton Arts Center is Arkansas’ largest and busiest performing arts presenter. Each year more than 195,000 people from Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma and beyond attend more than 400 events at Walton Arts Center, including performances, rehearsals, community gatherings, receptions, weddings and more. Approximately 45,000 students and teachers participate annually in arts learning programs at Walton Arts Center, and almost 200 volunteers donate 21,000 hours of time each year to its operations. Walton Arts Center presents entertainers and artists from around the world including Broadway musicals, renowned dance companies, international artists, up-and-coming jazz musicians and more. As a non-profit organization, Walton Arts Center enjoys the generous support of public sector funding, corporate sponsorship and private donors who help bring world-class arts experiences to Northwest Arkansas. To learn more about Walton Arts Center, visit www.waltonartscenter.org.

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