LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Less than a month away until the curtain rises at the Arkansas Repertory Theatre featuring the Tony-Award winning musical “Chicago”.
This is the 43rd season for the intimate theatre. However, it is the first time an intern turned stage manager is helping to lead the entire production.
“It’s a pretty big deal,” says 28-year-old, Colin JB, stage manager at the Rep. “We have a cast of 18 people. We have a band of 10 on stage and I have a crew of four backstage, three dressers and they all work under what I manage for them.”
Set in the 1920’s, the musical follows the murder trial of Roxie Hart and her slick talking attorney.
“I am extremely humbled to have been given this opportunity,” explains JB. “It took me 4 years from when I started to become a stage manager – for most people it takes about 10 years.”
Tickets are already on sale and are going fast. The play will run from Feb. 20 to March 24.
“I wouldn’t be where I am today if it wasn’t for The Rep,” says JB. “This show is going to be great and I just urge everyone to get their tickets soon and come check it out.”
Tickets start as low as $20.