Arkansas Repertory Theater to close 2021 ‘Rep Outdoors’ series with THE FANTASTICKS in concert

The Arkansas Repertory Theater will conclude its 2021 “Rep Outdoors” series with The Fantasticks in Concert. The event, which is a one-night-only concert of the classic musical, will be presented live at Murray Park on Sunday, October 3, 2021. As part of the ongoing “Rep Outdoors” partnership between The Rep and the Town of Little Rock and Little Rock Parks & Recreation, the concert will be free to the public.

The Fantasticks in Concert

A free concert staging of the classic musical
Book and lyrics by Tom Jones
Music by Harvey Schmidt
One night only, October 3, 2021, at Murray Park at 5 p.m.

Join The Rep to celebrate this magnificent score in one of the city’s magnificent outdoor settings. This concert is free for the public. However, it is strongly recommended that all participants register in advance online at to receive last minute updates.

Customers interested in supporting this free community event can purchase a premium experience ticket, which will include preferred parking, a pre-show picnic with drinks, and reserved seating. Picnic Party Patron tickets are available for purchase by calling the box office at 501-378-0405 or by visiting

Sponsorship opportunities are still available for The Fantasticks. Sponsorships include advertising on the Arkansas Repertory Theater website, a highlighted poster list, pre-show emails, and a VIP Picnic Party Patron package to share with friends, clients or colleagues. . For more information, contact Jennifer Owens Buie at [email protected]

“Try to remember” a time when this charming spectacle did not enchant audiences all over the world. The 1960 musical is a funny, romantic musical that tells a fable about a boy, a girl, and their two parents trying to keep them apart. The musical’s off-Broadway production spanned 42 years with more than 17,000 performances. This makes The Fantasticks the oldest musical in the world.

Preceding The Fantasticks in Concert, the 2021 “Rep Outdoors” series featured two unique and immersive outdoor theatrical experiences. Marie & Rosetta was a musical piece celebrating the life and music of Sister Rosetta Tharpe of Arkansas, performed on the grounds of War Memorial Park. Primating was the world premiere of a “wild” romantic comedy, performed inside the Little Rock Zoo. The Fantasticks in Concert will conclude the 2021 “Rep Outdoors” series and mark the return from theater to theater after 15 months of in-person activity due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


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