Walton Arts Center Introduces Tootsie to New Audiences

NORTHWEST ARKANSAS, Dec. 16, 2022 – Tootsie, the hilarious Tony Award®-winning musical, is coming to Walton Arts Center Jan. 17-22 for eight performances. Part of the Procter & Gamble Broadway Series, this movie-turned-musical is a love letter to the ups and downs of a career in theater.

Tickets start at $41 and are available now at waltonartscenter.org, by visiting the Walton Arts Center Box Office weekdays 10 am – 2 pm or by calling 479.443.5600. It’s the perfect gift for people who love live theater, comedy and Broadway musicals.

Tootsie, called “musical comedy heaven” by Rolling Stone tells the story of Michael Dorsey, a talented but difficult actor who struggles to find work until one show-stopping act of desperation lands him the role of a lifetime. The musical is based on the 1982 Dustin Hoffman movie of the same name and features new original hits like “I Won’t Let You Down” and “What’s Gonna Happen.” With engaging choreography and creative lyrics, Tootsie is sure to get you tapping along.

Featuring a hilarious Tony-winning book by Robert Horn and an outrageously clever score by 2018 Tony-winner David Yazbek, composer of The Band’s Visit, The Full Monty and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, this New York Times Critic’s Pick is “a joyful delight” (The Washington Post). It is “so packed with punchlines, it should be called a jokebox musical!” (Bloomberg).

Show Days and Times:

  • Tuesday, Jan. 17 and Wednesday, Jan. 18 at 7 pm
  • Thursday, Jan. 19 at 1:30 and 7 pm
  • Friday, Jan. 20 at 8 pm
  • Saturday, Jan. 21 at 2 and 8 pm
  • Sunday, Jan. 22 at 2 pm

Support for Walton Arts Center is provided, in part, by the Arkansas Arts Council, an agency of the Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage, and Tourism, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Walton Arts Center is Arkansas’ largest and busiest performing arts presenter. Each year more than 215,000 people from Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma and beyond attend more than 300 public events at Walton Arts Center, including performances, rehearsals, community gatherings, receptions, weddings and more. Approximately 35,000 students and teachers participate annually in arts learning programs at Walton Arts Center, and almost 250 volunteers donate 28,000 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, allowing audience members to enjoy world-class performances at a great price. To learn more about Walton Arts Center, visit www.waltonartscenter.org.