Main Stage Productions

  2018-2019 Season

Akeelah and the Bee

Sept. 15 – Sept. 17; Sept. 21, 2018

Community means everything in our first show of the season. Set in the south side of Chicago, and based on the 2006 film starring Lawrence Fishburn and Angela Bassett, this story of 11-year- old Akeelah fighting the odds and making it to the National Spelling Bee will inspire us all.

The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Oct. 20 – Oct. 22; Oct. 25 & 26, 2018

This musical adventure follows disfigured Quasimodo, the bell-ringer of Notre Dame Cathedral, who bides his time locked away in a tower. With only gargoyles to keep him company, he longs to be with other people. Victor Hugo spun the tale, Disney created the script, and the FOA will deliver the story in a way that is sure to move everyone in the audience.
To those we couldn't cast: This project is so vocal-heavy. You would have brought something special to the project, but the numbers kept us from being able to cast you this time. Please come back, another project will fit better, we just know it! To those in the cast: This is a beautiful story with amazing music. Bring your A game! We have a lot of work to do to tell this story the way it should be told! And the arrangement of roles.... it could have gone a few other ways and still would be an equally excellent arrangement. This was a tough one to cast. Congratulations! Blessings to you all. Kristi
Hunchback cast list
Don't forget the mandatory cast meeting tonight at 5:30 pm!

The Nutcracker Ballet

Nov. 16 – Nov. 20, 2018

Christmas simply wouldn’t be Christmas without the Nutcracker. This Forum tradition never fails to delight the young and old alike with the tale of Clara and her new Nutcracker doll. Stunning ballerinas take audiences on a magical journey to far-off dream lands through dance. Magical fun for the whole family!
I am so excited and thrilled about our 2018 Nutcracker Cast List!!! We have an incredible group of choreographers this year and such a special and talented group of dancers. I am looking forward to working with you all. Sincerely, Mollie

A Christmas Story

Dec. 15 – Dec. 17; Dec. 20 – Dec. 21, 2018

“You’ll shoot your eye out with that Red Ryder BB gun!” Or at the very least get your tongue stuck on a frozen flagpole at recess. We’ll laugh and sing-along with Ralphie and the gang with this familiar holiday classic.
Wow! Thanks to all who came out to auditions and congrats to those cast! If you were not cast this time around, please please come back for Jungle Book! MANDATORY CAST MEETING at the Forum tonight @ 5:30!
Christmas Story Cast


The Jungle Book

Feb. 9 – Feb 11; Feb. 15, 2019

In this timeless Rudyard Kipling story, Mowgli must leave the only home he's ever known. Along the way, he learns valuable life lessons as his epic journey of self-discovery leads to fun and adventure. Join us as Mowgli, the monkeys, Bagheera, and Baloo dance and tumble their way into our hearts!
Thanks to all who came out for auditions and congrats to all who were cast! See you at the mandatory cast meeting tonight at 6:00! Please know if you were not cast this time around, we would love for you to come back and try out for future shows. 🙂
Jungle Book Cast List

Beauty and the Beast

March 9 – March 12; March 15, 2019

Be Our Guest with Belle and all of her enchanted friends Everyone knows this tale as old as time and we can’t wait to bring it back to the Forum stage!


Apr. 12 – Apr. 15, 2019

This beloved comedic ballet tells the story of a young couple in love and their battle between idealism and realism. Sure to make everyone giggle as our dancers leap across the stage. Come watch and learn more about the world of ballet at the FOA!
Congrats to the cast! See you tonight at the mandatory cast meeting at 6:30!
Coppelia Cast List

The FOA Music Show

May 17 – May 20

A real blast from the past AND present for ages 3 to 103, it's our very own music show! Our goal is for everyone in Northeast Arkansas to sing and dance along as we showcase all your favorite songs. Join us for a toe-tappin' good time!
Thanks for coming out to sing and dance with us, cast! See you at the mandatory cast meeting tonight at 5:30!  
Music Show Cast List

Mamma Mia!

June 22 – June 25; June 28 – June 29, 2019

Mamma Mia

Donna is preparing for her daughter's wedding with the help of two life-long friends. Meanwhile Sophie, the spirited bride, has a plan. She secretly invites three men from her mother's past in hopes of meeting her real father and having him escort her down the aisle on her big day. Hilarity and heartfelt moments ensue. Set to ABBA's greatest hits, this story will have us all rockin' and rollin' along. Don't miss the fun!