Fayetteville’s Walton Arts Center announces 2019-2020 season

Walton Arts Center has announced their 2019-20 Procter & Gamble Broadway Series, featuring seven must-see award-winning shows.

“Broadway producers love Northwest Arkansas partly because our audiences are not afraid to try new things,” said Scott Galbraith, vice president of programming and executive producer. “We love introducing our audiences to the best of Broadway, and this season does that.” 

Escape to Margaritaville: Tuesday, Oct. 22 – Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019. Welcome to Margaritaville, where people come to get away from it all—and stay to find something they never expected. Get ready for a hilarious and heartwarming musical with the most unforgettable songs from one of music’s greatest storytellers.

The Play That Goes Wrong: Tuesday, Nov. 12 – Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019. A riotous comedy about the theater. The play follows the Cornley University Drama Society who are attempting to put on a 1920s murder mystery. As the title suggests, everything that can go wrong does, as the accident-prone thespians battle on against all odds to get to their final curtain call.

A Christmas Story: The Musical: Tuesday, Dec. 10 – Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019. This musical chronicles a young and bespectacled Ralphie Parker scheming his way toward the holiday gift of his dreams; an official Red Ryder Carbine-Action 200-Shot Range Model Air Rifle. He encounters many distractions which stand between he and his Christmas wish. 

Once on This Island: Tuesday, Feb. 11 – Saturday, Feb. 16, 2020. Winner of the 2018 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical, Once on This Island is the sweeping, universal tale of Ti Moune, a fearless peasant girl in search of her place in the world, and ready to risk it all for love. Guided by the mighty island gods, she sets out on a remarkable journey to reunite with the man who has captured her heart.

Anastasia: Tuesday, March 10 – Sunday, March 15, 2020. This dazzling show transports us from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past. Pursued by a ruthless Soviet officer determined to silence her, Anya enlists the aid of a dashing conman and a lovable ex-aristocrat. Together, they embark on an epic adventure to help her find home, love and family.

Fiddler on the Roof: Tuesday, April 14 – Sunday, April 19, 2020. A moving story of fathers and daughters, husbands and wives, and life, love and laughter. A classic musical, rich with Broadway hits Fiddler on the Roof includes the praiseworthy songs of To Life (L’Chaim!), If I Were a Rich Man, Sunrise Sunset, Matchmaker, Matchmaker and Tradition. This acclaimed revival proudly introduces a new generation to the iconic musical adored around the globe.

The Band’s Visit: Tuesday, May 19 – Sunday, May 23, 2020. This story starts when a mix-up happens at the border, and an Egyptian Police Band is sent to a remote village in the middle of the Israeli desert. Taken in by the locals, and under the spell of the desert sky, the travelers lives become intertwined in the most unexpected ways. The Band’s Visit celebrates the deeply human ways music, longing and laughter can connect us all.

Broadway subscribers get the best seats for the best price, discounts on other shows, free ticket exchange and replacement - and they get priority access to new shows added to the season. Patrons who subscriber now can also purchase tickets to Blue Man Group, in September, and The Book of Mormon in July 2020. 

Seven-show Broadway subscriptions packages range from $316-454 for weekday matinees, and $365-515 for Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening and weekend matinees. Package prices vary based on performances and fees. Dates, programs, and prices are subject to change. 

Broadway subscriptions can be renewed or purchased now online at www.waltonartscenter.org or by calling (479) 571-2785. Single tickets to all Broadway and regular season shows will be available this summer.  

Walton Arts Center is Arkansas’ largest and busiest performing arts presenter. Here, approximately 45,000 students and teachers participate annually in arts learning programs. Walton Arts Center presents entertainers and artists from around the world including Broadway musicals, renowned dance companies, international artists, up-and-coming jazz musicians and more.

Copyright The Gayly – March 27, 2019 @ 7:05 a.m. CDT.