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July Newsletter

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Oklahoma! The Musical tickets now available online

The Royal Players will present Oklahoma! July 9-12 and 16-19 at the Royal Theatre in historic Downtown Benton. Directoris Kathy Bartholmey with music direction by Valerie Couch and choreography by Jenny Johnston. Oklahoma! was the first Rodgers and Hammerstein collaboration and one of the most produced musicals in America. The story is built around Laurey, a headstrong farm girl who doesn’t want to fall willingly into the arms of the handsome cowboy, Curly. In her attempts to avoid him, she turns to the dark-hearted farm hand, Jud Fry, who wants to do more than take her to the dance. In the Royal production Hannah Blacklaw portrays Laurey, and Matthew Burnett is Curly. Other featured actors areDaphne Shoppach as Aunt Eller, Kaede Wilson as Ado Annie, Michael Bartholmey as Will Parker, Brian Roberson as Ali Hakim, Jeremy Clay as Jud Fry, Clay Burnett as Andrew Carnes, Nonia Gordey as Gertie Cummins, Jason Green as Ike Skidmore, and Matthew Burns as Cord Elam. The ensemble includes Rylee Bolls, Claire Green, Annie Harris , Morgan Potter, Eliana Scully, Madison Treat, Elizabeth Winkler, Lillian Morrison, Rachel Jones, Hannah Curry, Michael Fuhrman, Will Davis, Nathan Clay, Gabe Gordey, Max Green, Darren Winkler.Thursday through Saturday performances are at 7 p.m. and Sunday matinees are at 2:00 p.m. This production is sponsored by the W. W. and Anne Jones Charitable Trust. Tickets are $12 adult, $10 senior, $5 student and may be purchased at theroyalplayers.com. Reservations may be made at 501-315-5483

June Newsletter Posted

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Young Players Early Stages Announce Cast of Disney’s Little Mermaid Jr!

The Young Players Early Stages is proud to announce the cast of Disney’s Little Mermaid Jr.
Director- Lisa Goodrich Student Director- Hannah Blacklaw
Musical Director- Jo Murry Choreographer- Stacy Hawking
Producers- Melissa Glover and Tracy Courage
Show Dates are August 6th-9th
Ariel- Annslee Clay
Mersisters- Syrah Mian, Meg Amason, Tierney Earnest, JuliAnne Flora,Makayla Shipe, Olivia Hicks
King Triton-Ryan Taneja
Prince Eric-Nathan Clay
Grimsby-Jack Clay
Pilot-Ty Jackson
Ursula- Meredith Medford
Flotsam and Jetsom- Makaylei Taylor, Mackenzie Taylor
Sebastian- Luke Ferguson
Flounder-Madison Stolzer
Scuttle- Isabella Hammonds
Gulls Chorus- Erin Johnston, Olivia Ward, Berkeley Courtney-Moore, Brooklyn Courtney-Moore
Seahorse-Zachary Glover
Carolotta-Isabelle Marchese
Chef Louis- Will Potter
Ensemble- Lucy Morgan, Ly’niya Hubbard, Sam Duncan, Elijah Harris, Jaelun Thomas, Emily Ayres, Amelia Nickols, Madison Fleck, Addison Lumpkins, Ryleigh Young, Libby Golleher, Paige Fuhrman, Hunter Thompson, Carson Clay,Lauren Long,Morgan Stolzer

Oklahoma Cast Announced

The Royal Players Announce the cast of Oklahoma! Directed by Kathy Bartholomey

Aunt Eller……………Daphne Shoppach
Laurey……………….Hannah Blacklaw
Curly…………………Matthew Burnett
Ado Annie…………Kaede Wilson
Will Parker………..Michael Bartholmey
Ali Hakim…………..Brian Roberson
Judd Frye…………..Jeremy Clay
Andrew Carnes………Clay Burnett
Gertie Cummins……..Rachel Bland
Ike Skidmore………….Jason Green

Ensemble: Rylee Bolls, Kaitlin Brooks, Matthew Burns, Nathan Clay, Hannah Curry, Jessica Elliff, Michael Fuhrman, Matthew Glover, Claire Green, Max Green, Charlotte Hammonds, Isabella Hammonds, Reagan Hammonds, Annie Harris, Charlee Morrison, Lillian Morrison, Morgan Potter, Madison Treat, Christian Waldren, Darren Winkler, Elizabeth Winkler.

Production dates are July 9-12;16-19

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Oklahoma Auditions Announced

The Royal Players will hold auditions for Oklahoma! May 4 and 5 at 6:30 p.m. at the Royal, 111 S. Market in downtown Benton. Rehearsals will start mid May. Director is Kathy Bartholmey with music direction by Valerie Couch and choreography by Jenny Johnston. Those auditioning should prepare a song in the style of the show and bring music for the accompanist; there will also be some simple choreography and cold readings from the script. Ages 16 and up will comprise major/minor roles and main ensemble. A few children may be cast for the 2 or 3 ensemble scenes as well (ages 10-15). However, children must be focused, musically inclined, and preferably have some stage experience. Production dates are July 9-12;16-19. Oklahoma! was the first Rodgers and Hammerstein collaboration and one of the most produced musicals in America. The story is built around Laurey, a headstrong farm girl who doesn’t want to fall willingly into the arms of the handsome cowboy, Curly. In her attempts to avoid him, she turns to the dark-hearted farm hand, Jud Fry, who wants to do more than take her to the dance. Royal Players website is theroyalplayers.com; phone 501-315-5483.

Young Players Information

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To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird tickets are now onsale online.

Young Players Announces Informational Meeting

Saturday March 4th at 10am there will be a meet and greet informational meeting at The Royal Theatre for the Young Players Early Stages ages 5-14