ignite the imagination





Tuck Everlasting, 2018. Photo: Emily Allen Photography

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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 (upcoming events)


DATE: Sunday, September 23rd from 3:30-6:30 pm and Monday, September 24th from 7:30- 9:00 pm.
VENUE: Drake Field Airport, Community Room. 4500 S. School Avenue, Fayetteville, AR 72701. 
* Drake Field Airport is located in the same building as the Greenland Post Office. 

WHAT TO PREPARE:  You will read from the script and sing. Please bring sheet music for your song, an accompanist will be provided. 16-32 bars is plenty.  If you don't have sheet music, prepare a song to sing a capella. Most of all, sing something that shows off your voice and tells a story. If this is your first audition, just sing what you know, and just have fun! 

A recent photo is appreciated. Please bring your calendar to mark down conflicts with the rehearsal schedule.

Rehearsals begin with a cast read/sing on September 30th. Rehearsals will take place a few evenings a week and Sunday afternoons. As we move closer to the show, rehearsals will increase. 

PRODUCTION DATES: November 14-18, 2018 at the historic Arkansas Air and Military Museum, Fayetteville, AR. Live band. Rockin' dancing and singing... and one heck of a good time. 



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education. Let's learn.

Classes run for 8 weeks. Tuition is $100. Classes cap at 15 students. First timers or seasoned veterans welcome.  Classes will be held at Drake Field Airport, 4500 S. School Avenue, Fayetteville, AR 72701

SEASON 2019 classes to be announced soon. 


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.

ERIN HAGAR: BA, Theatre, University of the Ozarks. She recently was seen as Ethel McCormack in Pilot Arts debut production, Footloose.  She served as costume designer for Stagedoor Manor Performing Arts Center, NY, as well as directing for Arts Live Theatre and the Young Actors Guild. She has a 3 year old named Sullivan and has been known to burst into random acts of singing. 



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 Arkansas Air & Military Muesem, Footloose, 2017

Arkansas Air & Military Muesem, Footloose, 2017

Support Pilot Arts

Donations provide necessary support for all Pilot Arts productions and educational program expenses throughout the year. Ticket sales cover less than 60% of the cost of running our theatre company. Outside support from individuals, corporations, and foundations is absolutely necessary.

Every gift received is important to the future of Pilot Arts and to the actors, designers, directors, and technical staff of each production. All donations of $50 or more receive a "shout-out" in the playbill of each production for one calendar year.

Every Gift Matters

Each gift of $50-$250 supports set pieces and props

Each gift of $250-$500 funds a local orchestra musician

Each gift of $500-$1000 provides costumes for a performance

Each gift of $100-$1500 helps design and construct the set of a production

Each gift of $1500-$5000 invests in technical and production equipment for long-term use. 

Corporate Sponsorship

Each Pilot Arts performance allows for funding opportunities for area businesses and organizations to support our mission. An alliance with Pilot Arts connects your business with over 5,000 NWA residents annually - a diverse and well educated audience - individuals who are committed to supporting those who support the arts. 

Corporate Sponsors enjoy unique opportunities for business branding, client exposure, and community engagement while demonstrating a strong commitment to civic leadership. Opportunities begin at $1,000. Contact Missy for more information at 479.879.1034

Aviator's Circle

help the arts take flight

Our annual giving circle is designed to recognize our donors (individuals and businesses) who commit to support Pilot Arts on an annual basis of $500 or more. Visit for more information on how you can be a part of the Aviator's Circle and support Pilot Art's overall mission.