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Congratulations to the Cast of Aladdin Kids!

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Alden Jones-Aladdin
Ruby Reeves-Jasmine
Melody Small-Genie
Mary Grace Wells-Jafar
Berkley Courtney-Moore-Iago
Seth Nuss-Sultan
Libby Golleher-Avis the Flying Carpet
Erin Johnston-Avis the Flying Carpet
Elijah Harris-Lamp Vendor

Ensemble:

Bryana Hammock
Caylie Richardson
Harper Keith
Cadence Earles
Corley Bowman
Mackie Davis
Emily Jones
Maverick Burlison
Abby Jones
Adelyn Eiler
Adilyn Jones
John Isaac Small
Hattie Gore
Braden Lislowe
Addison Lumpkins
Olivia Kreulen
Amelia Nickols

PRODUCTION

Lisa Goodrich-Director
Tanner Oglesby-Music Director
Izzy Hammonds-Choreographer
Leah Golleher-Producer
Makayla Shipe-Student Director
Meredith Medford-Student Music Director
Sher Speer-Lights
Robbie Ballew-Set
Carissa Lumpkins-Parent Liaison

February Newsletter

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Congratulations to the Cast of Tom Sawyer the Musical!

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Congratulations to the new cast of the Royal Players’ production of “Tom Sawyer the Musical”! There were so many talented people that came out for auditions and the final decisions were difficult. 52 people auditioned for a cast of 28-32, so if you were not cast, we hope to see you at the next set of auditions at the Royal Theatre!

January Newsletter

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The Wedding Singer

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THE YOUNG PLAYERS SECOND STAGE AND EVERETT BUICK/GMC ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THEIR PRODUCTION OF
THE WEDDING SINGER
ON STAGE AT THE ROYAL THEATRE
January 5-15, 2017

BOOK BY CHAD BEGUELIN AND TIM HERLIHY
MUSIC BY MATTHEW SKLAR
LYRICS BY CHAD BEGUELIN

PERFORMANCE INFORMATION

Opening night: Thursday January 5, 2017 – 7pm

Additional Performances:
Friday January 6, 2017 – 7 pm
Saturday January 7, 2017 – 7pm
Sunday January 8, 2017 – 2pm
Thursday January 12, 2017 – 7 pm
Friday January 13, 2017 – 7pm
Saturday January 14, 2017 – 7pm
Sunday January 15, 2017 – 2pm

TICKET INFORMATION

Adults – $15.00
College students, seniors and military — $10.00
Students through 12th grade — $6.00

Tickets available for purchase at https://theroyalplayers.ticketleap.com/

Reservations made beginning January 2nd, 2017 by calling 501-315-LIVE (5483)

SUMMARY
The year is 1985. The place is New Jersey. A wannabe rock star (aka a professional wedding singer) is left at the altar and finally changes his tune. The Wedding Singer takes us back to a time when hair was big, greed was good, collars were up and a wedding singer might just be the coolest guy in the room. Based on the hit Adam Sandler movie, The Wedding Singer’s sparkling new score does for the “80s what Hairspray did for the ‘60s. Just say yes to the most romantic musical in twenty years.

ABOUT YOUNG PLAYERS SECOND STAGE

Young Players Second Stage (YP2S) is a branch of the Young Players program at the Royal Theatre. It exists to provide advanced theatrical opportunities to likeminded, creative young people in the greater central Arkansas area. YP2S stresses dedication, positivity, preparedness, community, and focus as a means to success. This program provides a unique youth theatre experience in that it combines the talents of young theatre enthusiasts with the talents of experienced adult mentors. YP2S was conceived in 2013 by Justin A. Pike and Daphne Shoppach and produced its first production in January 2014. Ages 13 to 23 are eligible to audition and participate.

PRODUCTION DETAILS

DIRECTED BY
JUSTIN A. PIKE

MUSIC DIRECTION
SANDRA SHIPE

CHOREOGRAPHY BY
JENNY JOHNSTON

STAGE MANAGED BY
ABBY SUDBURY

PRODUCED BY
MELISSA GLOVER & DAPHNE SHOPPACH

DESIGNED AND CONCEPTUALIZED BY
JUSTIN A. PIKE

CAST of THE WEDDING SINGER

Robbie Hart
Koty Mansfield

Sammy
Michael Pere

George
Ben Mills

Julia Sullivan
Brooke Melton

Holly
Bridget Davis

Glen Guglia
Payton Justice

Linda
Hannah Blacklaw

Male Ensemble Female Ensemble
Christian Waldron Abby Jo Windsor
Will Alverio Reagan Hammonds
Tye Davis Parker Mancino
Matthew Glover Emily Johnson
Andrew McBride Hannah Hill
Ryan Lynch Annslee Clay
Gretchen Bush
Annie Harris
Makayla Shipe

2017 Adult Mentors
Jane Morgan Balgavy (Rosie)
Cheryl Troillett (Angie)
Beth Ross
Angela Morgan
Greg Blacklaw
Danny Troillett
Michael Goodbar
Tony Clay

Congratulations to the new cast of Miracle Worker

The Royal Players is pleased to announce the cast list for Miracle Worker as follows:

Doctor…………….Jordan Sanchez
Kate……………..Ersella Hughes
Keller……………..Joshua Grandon
Helen……………..Berkley Courtney-Moore/Hannah Dickinson
Martha…………….Melody Small
Percy………………James Smith
Aunt Ev…………..Debbie Wright
James……………..Johnny Jackson
Anagnos……………Robert Ballew
Anne Sullivan……..April Bartholmey
Viney………………..Jaketa McClure
Blind Girls (and various flashback roles)……Kate Benham/Brooklyn Courtney-Moore/Madison
Courage Fleck/Julianne Flora/Isabelle Marchese/Katie McCallister/Makenzie Taylor/Amber Thompson

Assistant Director/Stage Manager……Destiny Marchese

December Newsletter

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A Charlie Brown Christmas

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The Young Players and Landers of Benton are proud to present A Charlie Brown Christmas on stage at The Royal Theatre, December 15-17, 2016 at 7 pm.

PERFORMANCE INFORMATION:

Opening Night:
Thursday, December 15, 2016-7:00 pm

Additional Performances:
Friday, December 16, 2016-7:00 pm
Saturday, December 17,2016-7:00 pm

There will be a Christmas Cabaret immediately following each performance.

TICKET INFORMATION:

Adult Tickets-$12
Senior Citizens 60 and over and Military-$10
Students from 3 to college student with i.d.-$5

Tickets are available for purchase at www.theroyalplayers.com through TicketLeap

Reservations may also be made by calling (501) 315-LIVE (5483) as early as November 1st, 2016

SUMMARY:

The classic animated television special A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS comes to life in this faithful stage adaptation in which Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the rest of the Peanuts Gang discover the true meaning of Christmas. When Charlie Brown Complains about the overwhelming materialism he sees among everyone during the Christmas Season, Lucy suggests that he become director of the school Christmas pageant. Charlie Brown accepts, but this proves to be frustrating endeavor. When an attempt to restore the proper holiday spirit with a forlorn little Christmas fir tree fails, he needs Linus’ help to discover the real meaning of Christmas.

PRODUCTION DETAILS:

Directed by Jeremy Clay

Music Direction by Sandy Shipe

Stage Managed by Amber Threlkeld

Costuming by Melissa D Earnest

Props by Misty Jezierski

Produced by Leah Golleher

CAST OF A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS

Charlie Brown- Luke Ferguson
Snoopy- Madison Stoltzer
Lucy- Meredith Medford
Linus- Jack Clay
Pig Pen- Noah Lee
Frieda- Olivia Kreulen
Schroeder- Caleb Burnett
Violet- Alex Lanier
Sally- Libby Golleher
Patty-Tierney Earnest
Shermy- Hayden Griffis
Marcie- Hannah Grace Fritz
Woodstock- Sascha Bass
Franklin- Isaac Hutson

Angel Choir
Izzy Hammonds- Cabaret
Gretchen Bush- Cabaret
Makenzie Taylor- Cabaret
Makaylei Taylor- Cabaret
Cadence Earles- Cabaret
Annie Harris- Cabaret
Reagan McCartney- Cabaret
Alana Dunn- Cabaret
Shelby Ward- Cabaret
Adelyn Eiler- Cabaret
Morgan Jones- Cabaret
Julia Gustafson- Cabaret
Caylie Richardson- Cabaret
Mary Grace Wells- Cabaret
Sam Duncan
Hannah Kuhlmann
Rylee Kate Horn
Addison Lumpkins
Amber Thompson
Mia Simone Parker
Rylee Woodard
Addie Woodard
Ty Wunderl
Madalyn Anderson

A Charlie Brown Christmas was written by Charles M. Schulz and is based on the television special by Bill Melendez and Lee Mendelson. Stage Adaptation by Eric Schaeffer. By special Arrangement with Arthur Whitelaw and Ruby Pearson. Play is produced by arrangement with TAMS-WITMARK MUSIC LIBRARY, INC., 560 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10022.

It’s a Wonderful Life is coming to the Royal!

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The Royal Players and Mayor and Nancy Mattingly are proud to present It’s a Wonderful Life, directed by Lisa Goodrich, December 1-4 and 8-11.

Show times are December 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 8th, 9th, 10th at 7:00 p.m. and December 4th and 11th at 2:00 p.m.

Ticket Prices are $10 for Adults, $8 for Seniors 60 and over, and members of the Military, and $5 for ages 3 years old to college student with i.d.

Tickets are available for purchase at www.theroyalplayers.com through TicketLeap or you may call 501-315-5483 for reservations and pay at the door.

Summary:

George Bailey is going to kill himself.

Or, at least, he’s toying with the idea. Fortunately, the prayers of his friends and family inspire some divine intervention: two senior angels commission one of their apprentices, Clarence, to save the despondent George. To bring him up to speed, they show Clarence (and us) some of the highlights of George’s life, with some freeze-frames for angelic editorial comments. Clarence is pumped. If he can help George, maybe he can finally get his wings. He’s been a little insecure about it.

Cast List for “Charlie Brown Christmas”

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The Young Players and Royal Players are happy to announce the cast for Charlie Brown Christmas, showing December 15-17

Charlie Brown- Luke Ferguson
Snoopy- Madison Stoltzer
Lucy- Meredith Medford
Linus- Jack Clay
Pig Pen- Noah Lee
Frieda- Olivia Kreulen
Schroeder- Caleb Burnett
Violet- Alex Lanier
Sally- Libby Golleher
Patty-Tierney Earnest
Shermy- Hayden Griffis
Marcie- Hannah Grace Fritz
Woodstock- Sascha Bass
Franklin- Isaac Hutson

Angel Choir
Izzy Hammonds- Cabaret
Gretchen Bush- Cabaret
Makenzie Taylor- Cabaret
Makaylei Taylor- Cabaret
Cadence Earles- Cabaret
Annie Harris- Cabaret
Reagan McCartney- Cabaret
Alana Dunn- Cabaret
Shelby Ward- Cabaret
Adelyn Eiler- Cabaret
Morgan Jones- Cabaret
Julia Gustafson- Cabaret
Caylie Richardson- Cabaret
Mary Grace Wells- Cabaret
Sam Duncan
Hannah Kuhlmann
Rylee Kate Horn
Addison Lumpkins
Amber Thompson
Mia Simone Parker
Rylee Woodard
Addie Woodard
Ty Wunderl
Madalyn Anderson