April 28 – May 14, 2017
Fridays 7 p.m. | Saturdays 2 p.m. | Sundays 2 p.m.
$12.50 General ticket price
$10 for Arkansas Arts Center Members
$10 per person for groups of 10 or more
Children 2 years of age and under are free, however the child must remain in an adult’s lap at all times.
April 28 – May 12, 2017
Rapunzel is a sunny child. Her mother’s garden is her playground. Her mother’s servants her playmates—and curious playmates they are, with curious names like Singer, Scholar, Lover, and Fool. These four are Rapunzel’s true friends and constant companions as her happy younger years fly by. Birthday after birthday, gift after gift, anything her heart desires is hers for the asking—until the day she dares to ask for freedom. On that day, the woman who Rapunzel knows as “Mother” reveals herself to be Gothel the witch and locks the young lady away in a tower. But even caged, a bird can sing. Enjoy this heart-swelling musical as Rapunzel of the enchanted tresses discovers the song that will teach her to fly.
Rapunzel engages the universal themes of growing into adulthood and discovering love and freedom. Following the Grimm folktale, this adaptation contains elements of violence presented in a manner that is thoughtful, tempered and sensitive to the needs of our young audience.
Adapted from the Brothers Grimm by Keith Smith
Illustration by Erika Steiskal
Additional Support Provided by
Morris Foundation, Inc.
Arkansas Arts Center Children's Theatre is supported in part by: the City of Little Rock; the Little Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau; the City of North Little Rock; The Shubert Foundation and the Arkansas Arts Council, an agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage and the National Endowment for the Arts.