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 ignite the imagination

 

 

Come take flight with us. 

Based out of Fayetteville, Arkansas we are an arts organization focused on musical theatre. We reserve the right to do other types of theatre as well...we just REALLY like musical theatre.

This is theatre for everyone. 

 

 

 

 
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 FLIGHTS

 (upcoming events)

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Footloose, the Musical

Music by Tom Snow | Lyrics by Dean Pitchford | Stage Adaptation by Dean Pitchford and Walter Bobbie | Based on the original screenplay by Dean Pitchford | Additional Music by Eric Carmen, Sammy Hagar, Kenny Loggins and Jim Steinman

One of the most explosive movie musicals in recent memory bursts onto the live stage with exhilarating results. When Ren and his mother move from Chicago to a small farming town, Ren is prepared for the inevitable adjustment period at his new high school. What he isn't prepared for are the rigorous local edicts, including a ban on dancing instituted by the local preacher, determined to exercise the control over the town's youth that he cannot command in his own home. When the reverend's rebellious daughter sets her sights on Ren, her roughneck boyfriend tries to sabotage Ren's reputation, with many of the locals eager to believe the worst about the new kid. The heartfelt story that emerges is of a father longing for the son he lost and of a young man aching for the father who walked out on him. To the rockin' rhythm of its Oscar and Tony-nominated top 40 score (the soundtrack album reached number one on the Billboard charts and has sold over 15 million copies!) and augmented with dynamic new songs for the stage musical, FOOTLOOSE celebrates the wisdom of listening to young people, guiding them with a warm heart and an open mind. 

Directed /Choreographed by Missy Gipson

Musical Director- Rebecca McBride, Assistant Music Director- Gini Law, Madi Watkins - Stage Manager, Luke Gramlich- Crew

 


Cast

Taylor Edwards -Ariel

Mike Myers – Ren McCormack

Sophia Biondolillo- Wendy Jo

Mack Burke – Reverend Shaw Moore

James Kirkendall – Wes Warnicker

Daniel Myers – Willard Hewitt

MacKayla Burke - Urleen

Victoria Greer - Rusty

Sarah Webb- Vi Moore

Shiloh Bemis - Jeter

Peter Cunningham- Garvin

Alex Ahuja- Bickle

Cody Robinson - Chuck

Brandtly Wheeler- Lyle/Cowboy Bob

Zayn Ward- Travis

Grace Morales – Principal Clark

Erin Hagar - Ethel McCormack

Kim Burke – Betty Blast

Jennifer Clampitt -Eleanor Dunbar

Jacinda Fletcher – Cop

Caleb Cooper - Ensemble

Sara Yeager- Ensemble

Jacquelyn Spillars - Ensemble

Blythe Heimer- Ensemble

Hollis Gipson - Ensemble

Lynette Fennell- Ensemble

Frances Mathis - Ensemble

Hadley Humphry- Ensemble

MacKimlee Burke – Ensemble

Hazel Mooney - Ensemble

Annabelle Yerby- Ensemble

Annsley Smith- Ensemble

Jess Bylak- Ensemble

McCayla Sawyer - Ensemble

Sydnee Marshall - Ensemble

Chloe Keeling- Ensemble


 

education. Let's learn.

Classes begin October 9th. Classes run for 8 weeks. Tuition is $100. Classes cap at 15 students. First timers or seasoned veterans welcome.  All classes are at Drake Field Airport, Fayetteville. 

Monday's:  

  • 4:00-5:00: First Time Flyer- a class that plays among all the aspects of theatre. Classes utilize theater games, guided improvisation activities, and scene work to develop characters and how to make a script come to life. . You better bring your silliness. Open to grades 3rd-5th. 
  • 5:00-6:00- Frequent Flyer- a class that infuses fun into the process of creating a character by finding moments of humor and spontaneity in the script. Theatre games and guided improvisation will be our tools in this fun session. Open to grades 6th-8th.
  • Both classes will get a sneak peek of a "Footloose" tech rehearsal.

Tuesday's: 

  • 4:00-5:00: New (Works)hop - a musical testing ground for new works.  Open to ages 14-Adult. Led by Missy Gipson.  This class will sing through new musical theatre pieces by emerging composers while examining the art of breaking down a song. No experience necessary but the love of singing. Come join us!


ABOUT OUR INSTRUCTORS:

AUDRA BOCKSNICK: MA, Theatre, NYU. She spent time in London and Dublin studying Educational Theatre. She has served as Chapter Director of the Arkansas Chapter of the International Thespian Society and was head of the Alma High School Theatre Department for 8 years. She also has been to Disney World over 10 times. 

MISSY GIPSON: BA, Theatre, Lyon College. She played the role of Mary Shelley in the Off- Broadway production of "Frankenstein: The Rock Musical" at LaMaMa ETC, among various other roles in a cornucopia of shows.  She is also the Executive Director of the Young Actors Guild of Fort Smith where she won National Youth Arts Award for her direction of "Les Miserables".  She is trying to break her addiction to Dr. Pepper.

 

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