A&E Advisory for July 24-29: Fosse and Trike’s first try

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ROGERS — Everyone’s tired of talking about how hot it is outside. It’s time for folks to start talking about how hot it is inside — inside Victory Theater, that is.

The theater, home of Rogers Little Theater, should be plenty warm when the cast of Chicago takes the stage Thursday through Sunday and then the weekends of Aug. 2-5 and Aug. 9-12.
Chicago — by Bob Fosse and Fred Ebb, music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb — is directed locally by Ed McClure and features choreography by Rogers native Zachary L. Denison.

Denison, now a working actor, attended the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York, appeared in Broadway tours of Cats and The Music Man and has performed with many New York dance companies. He came home for work on RLT’s rendition of Hairspray earlier this year.
Tickets can be purchased online here or by calling the box office at (479) 631-8988. Prices for the dinner theater are $45 per person and $16 per person for balcony seating. Show times are 8 p.m. Thursday – Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m.

July 27 & 28
Theater: Smaller actors, same grand scale

BENTONVILLE — Trike Theatre’s inaugural musical, Into the Woods Jr., will be at Arend Arts Center at 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Arend is the only place you’ll be able to see these performances by Trike, Northwest Arkansas’ professional theater for youth.

The show by James Lapine with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim has been described as The Brothers Grimm "go Broadway" as Sondheim and Lapine offer up a cockeyed fairy tale where favorite storybook characters such as Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the beanstalk and the witch meet and interact on their journeys. Into the Woods Jr. is a funny and engaging way to get young people to think about the stories with which they've grown up and the ethical issues raised by them.

Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 the day of the show; $5 and $8 for students. More information can be found here. The musical is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).

July 29
Impact: Wilson Park home tour

FAYETTEVILLE — Five historic homes in the Wilson Park area will be featured on a paid home tour 2-4 p.m. Sunday to benefit the Full Circle Campus Food Pantry on the University of Arkansas.
It’s important to note that all the homes are for sale and the tour was organized by brokers at Bassett Mix & Associates, Inc., a real estate company.

The homes included on the tour are at 402 Ila St.; 435 Hawthorn St.; 509 Forest Ave.; 526 Highland Ave.; and 607 Park Ave. There is no cost for admission but participants are encouraged to bring food and/or toiletries donations for the pantry.