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Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Tickets are now on sale online

The Royal Players and Floors and More will present Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice at the Royal Theatre in historic Downtown Benton on May 2, 3, 4 and May 9, 10, 11. Friday show times are 7 p.m.; Saturdays 2 and 7 p.m.; Sundays 2 p.m. This production is directed by Justin Pike with music direction by Jo Murry and choreography by Laura Stilwell. Ticket prices are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $5 for students. Tickets are now available at theroyalplayers.com. Reservation number is 501-315-5483.

Joseph is a Biblical story about love, family, strife, and the power of forgiveness. Found in the Hebrew Bible’s Book of Genesis, the story of Joseph and his brothers has influenced everything from theatre (the obvious) to country music (Dolly Parton’s 1971 hit ‘Coat of Many Colors’). Pike says this production pays homage to the spirit of the 1960s in which it was created. The Royal Production features Tanner Oglesby in the title role with Erin Murphey Martinez as Narrator. Jeremy Clay is Pharaoh (as well as Levi). Greg Blacklaw doubles as Jacob and Potiphar with Kaede Wilson as Mrs. Potiphar. The ensemble of Jacob’s sons and wives includes Duane Jackson, Tamara Murry Boggs, Beth Ross, David Weatherly, Amber Combs, Michael Bartholmey, Danny Troillett, Rachel Caffey, Michael Pere, Destiny Marchese, Luke McFatrich, Hannah Blacklaw, Austin Gregory, Anneliese Davis, Ryan Lynch, Sharayah Wallace, Ben Mills, Wendy Darr, Matthew Glover, Cassie Lovell, and Alyssa Cooley. The Youth Chorus rounds out the cast: Emily Broach, Bishop Butler, Carson Clay, Zachary Glover, Noah Lee, Matthew McCallister, Isabelle Marchese, Alex Pavilionis, Lisa Pavilionis, Lauri Simmons, Ella Tappe, and MaKaylei Taylor.

For the convenience of our patrons, a volunteer will be at the theater on the following Wednesdays and Fridays from 3-5 p.m. to answer reservation calls: April 16, 18, 23, 25, 30, May 2 and 7. At other times callers leave a message or order online. For each ticket purchased online, the patron gets $1 off a medium or large drink at the concession stand.

South Pacific Auditions Announced

Auditions for Rogers and Hammerstein’s South Pacific will be held Sunday, May 18, at 2 p.m. and Monday, May 19, at 6 p.m. at the Royal Theatre in historic Downtown Benton (111 S. Market). The production, directed by Jeremy Clay with music direction by Jo Murry and choreography by Jenny Johnston, is scheduled for July 10-13 and 17-20.

Those auditioning should prepare 16 bars of a song and a one minute monologue in contrast to the song selection. Please bring sheet music for accompanist. (Because there are both serious and comedic characters in the cast, the director would like to hear a funny song and serious monologue or vice versa.) Come dressed to learn simple choreography. Although there are no roles specifically for teens, characters will be cast by the age they can appear, rather than real age.

The plot centers on an American nurse stationed on a South Pacific island during World War II who falls in love with a middle-aged expatriate French plantation owner but struggles to accept his mixed-race children. A secondary romance, between a U.S. lieutenant and a young Tonkinese woman, explores his fears of the social consequences should he marry his Asian sweetheart. Supporting characters, including a comic petty officer and the Tonkinese girl’s mother, help to tie the stories together. Several of its songs, including “Bali Ha’i,” “I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair,” “Some Enchanted Evening,” “There Is Nothing Like a Dame,” “Happy Talk,” “Younger Than Springtime,” and “I’m in Love with a Wonderful Guy” have become popular standards.

Theater phone is 501-315-5483; website is theroyalplayers.com.

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Auditions announced

Audition notice

Auditions for the Young Players production of Aladdin will be held Saturday, April 12 beginning at 2:00 p.m.and Monday April 14 beginning at 6:30 p.m.  Auditions are open to Young Players ages K-8th grade.  Preparations for this audition should include a one minute monologue and 32 bars of music, please provide the accompanist with sheet music.  Aladdin will be directed by Dustin Baylan.  Production dates are August 7-10.  For audition appointment please email youngplayers@hotmail.comor text 501.317.7276 with your name, age, and preferred audition time.

Royal Film Festival

We are proud to announce The Royal Film Festival in Benton, Arkansas at The Royal Theatre 111 South Market Street. Benton, Ar 72015
Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door. For tickets in advance go to http://royal-film-festival.ticketleap.com/royal-film-fest/.For any questions e-mail Jasmine Greer at royalfilmfest@gmail.com. The official schedule is below.
- Opening Feature
11:00 am Tuckerman
12:30 PM – 2013 Little Rock 48 Hour Film Projects
La Grande Fete
The Plunge
Drain
Now You See Me
1:00 PM – Documentaries
Build Communities Not Bullies
Westland
Root Hog of Die: Resilience at War
Mile High Pie
2:15 – Arkansas Short Films
Twinkletown
Ozark Folktales
Lego Batman 3
Citizen Noir
Of Hope and Futility
Forgiveness
The Conversation: The Story of a Blind Hit Man
D.C. & Jess
A Wheel & the Moon
4:30 – Out-of-State Shorts
Another Day
Full Moon Series, Fugue Fragment and Vanity
Killer Kart
5:15 – Closing Feature
Come Morning

Steel Magnolias

Tickets are now for sale for Steel Magnolias or you can make reservations after Feb 25 at 501-315-5483.

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Announcing Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Auditions

Auditions for Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT directed by Justin A. Pike will be Sunday, February 16, and Monday, February 17. The director is looking for actors, singers, and dancers of all ages and types for this production. Those auditioning need only prepared 16 bars of any song and provide sheet music for their selection. They should come in comfortable clothing and shoes to move on stage.The auditions will be held at The Royal Theatre in Benton, and will begin at 6:30 pm both nights. Rehearsals are slated to begin March 17 and the performances are scheduled for the first two weekends in May. If there are any additional questions please feel free to contact Justin Pike at beaconlightbiscuit@gmail.com. The theater phone is 501-315-5483; the website is theroyalplayers.com.

Kelly James Memorial Scholarship Application

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Steel Magnolias

We are pleased to annouce the cast of Steel Magnolias

Annelle-Tiffany Martin
Truvy-Caroline Simmons
Ouiser-Susan Troillett
Clairee-Maryanne Waldemeyer
M’Lynn-Malinda Sandlin
Shelby-Paige Carpenter

30 very talented women showed up for auditions. This show could be cast 3 different times and the director had a very hard job. Please dont miss the hilarious show
Production dates: March 7-9;14-16
Director Gina Welch, producer Lisa Goodrich