Annie at Arts Live Theatre + Oz auditions!


We wanted to share a few announcements with you from Arts Live Theatre, a children’s and youth theatre company in Northwest Arkansas. If you have an up-and-coming little actor at home, this might be fun for them to try: Arts Live is holding auditions for The Wizard of Oz. They’ve also got a production of Annie, Jr.! coming up, too.

Auditions for The Wizard of Oz will be held on Saturday, February 27th, 1-4pm and Sunday, Februray 28th, 2-5pm at Arts Live Theatre, 828 North Sang Avenue, Fayetteville. Production dates are May 20-23 at the UArk Ballroom in Fayetteville. Directed by Jules Taylor, this production will be an original, non-musical adaptation of the beloved children’s book and will star at cast of approximately 35 young actors.  Actors grades 1-12 are encouraged to audition; no previous experience or appointment is necessary.  For complete audition information visit

Annie, Jr! will be shown at the UArk Ballroom in Fayetteville on the following dates:

  • Thursday, March 11, 7pm
  • Friday, March 12, 7pm
  • Saturday, March 13, 2pm & 7pm
  • Sunday, March 14, 2pm

For ticket & production information visit Annie Ticket Information

This family favorite musical stars a cast of 32 regional young actors and features such songs as “Tomorrow”, “Hard Knock Life”, and “Maybe.” Tickets are $8 for ages 12 and under; $12 for ages 13 and up and may be purchased online at, via email at, via phone at 479.521.4932 or at the door the day of performance.  Directed by Missy Gipson.

For Spring Break classes or summer camps, click HERE.

Arts Live Theatre has been a NWA institution for 26 years. Founded in 1984, the mission of Arts Live theatre is to empower youth and enrich lives through excellence in children’s theatre and education.  Through a series of year-round classes and camps, mainstage and second stage production, Arts Live Theatre provides multiple opportunities for children and youth to be creative, develop self-confidence, team-building skills, responsibility, accountability and self-expression. For more information about Arts Live Theatre visit