2017 Spring Season
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Santa Claus Conquers the Martians
JULES TAYLOR, director
Performances:  October 15-October 18, 2015, Arts Live Theatre Second Stage.
Auditions:  TBA August, 2015. Actors ages 8-18 are invited to audition.

Synopsis:  Martians, upset that their children have become obsessed with TV shows from Earth which extol the virtues of Santa Claus, start an expedition to Earth to kidnap the one and only Santa. While on Earth, they kidnap two lively children that lead the group of Martians to the North Pole and Santa. The Martians then take Santa and the two children back to Mars with them. Voldar, a particularly grumpy Martian, attempts to do away with the children and Santa before they get to Mars, but their leader Lomas stops him. When they arrive on Mars, Santa, with the help of the two Earth children and a rather simple-minded Martian lackey, overcomes the Martians by bringing fun, happiness and Christmas cheer to the children of Mars

Appropriate for audiences of all ages.  60 minute run time with no intermission.



adapted for the stage MARK LANDON SMITH
An original Arts Live Theatre adaptation by 
Arts Live actor/playwright,     CAROLINE ELSER

Performances:  February 16-19, 2017, Arts Live Theatre Second Stage, 818 North Sang Avenue, Fayetteville, Ar.
Auditions:  Saturday, December 10, 2016. 1 pm - 4 pm at Arts Live Theatre, 818 North Sang Avenue, Fayetteville, Ar.
Actors ages 6-18 are invited to audition.



SYNOPSIS:
A fun-filled adaptation of the classic fable chronicles King Arthur's humble beginnings. As an orphaned child, Arthur wants to help his foster brother, Kai, succeed in becoming a knight. While helping Kai train, Arthur stumbles upon a cabin belonging to Merlin, a bumbling but talented wizard. Merlin does his best to convince the boy that he is bound for greatness, and through magic and dragons, they learn that Merlin was right.


Appropriate for  audiences 6 and up.  50 minute run time with no intermission.



THE BREAKFAST CLUB by JOHN HUGHES
Directed by MARK LANDON SMITH
Performances:  March 9-12, 2017, Arts Live Theatre Second Stage, 818 North Sang Avenue, Fayetteville, Ar.
Auditions:  Saturday, February 18, 2017. 10 am - 12 noon at Arts Live Theatre, 818 North Sang Avenue, Fayetteville, Ar.
Actors ages 12-18 are invited to audition.



SYNOPSIS:
Five high school students from different walks of life endure a Saturday detention. The disparate group includes rebel John, princess Claire, outcast Allison, brainy Brian  and Andrew , the jock. Each has a chance to tell his or her story, making the others see them a little differently -- and when the day ends, they question whether school will ever be the same.

Appropriate for audiences 10 and up.  90 minute run time with no intermission.



Please note this is a staged reading. Not a full staged production.
MY SON PINOCCHIO
Directed by JULIE GABEL
Performances:  April 26-30, 2017, The Arts Center of the Ozarks, Springdale, AR
Auditions:  Saturday, February 11, 2017. 10 am - 12 noon at The at Arts Live Theatre, 818 North Sang Avenue, Fayetteville, Ar.
Actors ages 6-18 are invited to audition.



SYNOPSIS:
​In Disney's My Son Pinocchio JR., the classic tale of toymaker, Geppetto’s, little wooden puppet is given new life. This new musical, which retells the classic Disney story from Geppetto’s perspective, features the beloved classic songs, “When You Wish upon a Star” and “I’ve Got No Strings.


Appropriate for audiences 5 and up.  60 minute run time with one intermission.



SHERLOCK HOLMES HIGH SCHOOL
Directed by JULES TAYLOR
Written by MARK LANDON SMITH
Performances:  June 22-25, 2017, Arts Live Theatre Stage, 818 North Sang Avenue, Fayetteville, Ar.
Auditions:  Sunday, May 7, 1 pm - 5 pm
Actors ages 8-18 are invited to audition.



SYNOPSIS:
Sherlock Holmes High School is where young and aspiring detectives crack the books and crack the case! While studying for their super, duper final exams, these young sleuths stumble upon a mystery of their own to be solved!


Appropriate for audiences 6 and up.  60 minute run time with no intermission.



LITTLE WOMEN 
Directed and adapted for the stage by NATALIE LANE
Performances:  May 18-21, 2017, Arts Live Theatre Stage, 818 North Sang Avenue, Fayetteville, Ar.
Auditions:  Saturday, March 11, 2017. 10 am - 12.30 pm. Sunday, March 12, 4 pm - 7 pm. at Arts Live Theatre, 818 North Sang Avenue, Fayetteville, Ar.
Actors ages 10-18 are invited to audition.



SYNOPSIS:
Under the guidance of their beloved mother, the four young March sisters -- tempestuous Jo, motherly Meg, shy Beth, and spoiled baby Amy -- struggle to keep their family going while Father's away in the Civil War. In this beautifully dramatized adaptation of the classic novel, even as privation, illness, and sibling rivalry cast their shadows, each girl strives to find her true self.


Appropriate for audiences 9 and up.  60 minute run time with no intermission.



HIGH SCHOOL
An Arts Live Theatre 
original production!
The story of Young King Arthur
with an all-female cast