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
DON'T FORGET THE MANDATORY CAST MEETING TONIGHT AT 5:30!
A Christmas Story
Dec. 15 – Dec. 17; Dec. 20 – Dec. 21, 2018
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!
December 15th @ 10 am
December 16th @ 2 pm
Beauty and the Beast
March 9 – March 12; March 15, 2019
Apr. 12 – Apr. 15, 2019
The FOA Music Show
May 17 – May 19
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!
June 22 – June 25; June 28 – June 29, 2019
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!
April 27th @ 10 am
April 28th @ 2 pm