The Two Gentlemen of Verona

"Every member of the cast is extraordinary...brings out the best in one of Shakespeare's earliest plays." —The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette


The Comedy of Errors

"...A great success!... A packed-house audience was delighted by the twists and turns of this tale of mistaken identity." —The Winthrop Rockefeller Institute



"I was...completely blown away....I have read Shakespeare most of my life but nothing compares to seeing it acted on the stage." —Sharon K., audience member of the Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre 2014 season



"...amazing performance. The show was perfectly cast and simply outstanding! Bravo!"--Michelle C., 2014 AST Audience Member



At times funny and heartbreaking, the whole
family will enjoy this charming musical adventure.

Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre’s musical selection, Oliver!, based on the novel Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens, opens tonight. With Book, Music, and Lyrics by Lionel Bart, it was an instant hit when it opened in the West End in London in 1960, and later on Broadway in 1963, where it won three Tony Awards. (more…)

DJ. Salisbury

DJ. Salisbury

DJ Salisbury (Director, Oliver!) has set shows nationwide at Paper Mill (N.J.), Dallas Musicals, TOTS (Ga.), Music Circus (Calif.), Lyric Theatre (Okla.), Denver Center, Ogunquit Playhouse (Maine), Riverside (Fla.), and elsewhere. Favorites include Into The Woods, Man of La Mancha, La Cage Aux Folles, The Full Monty, Ragtime, Les Miz and Will Rogers Follies (9 times). NYC work includes a revised The Mystery of Edwin Drood (featuring Sally Struthers), Disney composer Alan Menken’s Lincoln Center concert, Broadway bound CHIX 6 and Femme Fatale (starring Grey’s Anatomy’s Sara Ramirez).

Rachael Fox as Cordelia

Rachael Fox as Cordelia in Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre’s production of King Lear.

Rachael Fox (Hero, Much Ado; Cordelia, Lear) Rachael’s New York Credits include The Forgotten,  and Montana. (more…)

Simon Marotte as Oliver in Oliver!

Simon Marotte as Oliver in Oliver!

Simon Marotte (Oliver, Oliver!) will be entering fourth grade at Marguerite Vann Elementary in the fall. He enjoys piano, voice, and violin lessons, and being a member of the Hendrix Aquakids Swim Team. (more…)

Chad Bradford

Chad Bradford

Chad Bradford (Bill Sykes, Oliver!; Edgar, Lear) couldn’t be more thrilled to return home to play with so many beautiful and talented friends and artists! (more…)




Matthew Peoples (Costume Designer, Much Ado) is in his third season at AST as a designer, having previously costumed Big River (2012) and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (2011). (more…)


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