The 2017-18 Procter & Gamble Broadway Series debuts this fall at Walton Arts Center, and it might just be the biggest season yet with eight brilliant productions. It’s a great combination of timeless classics and some of Broadway’s hottest new hits.
2017-18 Procter & Gamble Broadway Series
1. Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I: October 3-8, 2017
Kicking off the series is Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I, which tells the timeless story of an unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna Leonowens, a British schoolteacher who the modernist King, in an imperialistic world, brings to Siam to teach his many wives and children. Winner of the 2015 Tony Award® for Best Musical Revival.
2. Irving Berlin’s White Christmas: November 7-12, 2017
The next Broadway musical will put you in the holiday spirit and remind you that “The Best Things Happen While You’re Dancing.” Irving Berlin’s White Christmas has been adapted for the stage in a lavish new production that is full of dancing and laughter, and some of the best songs ever written.
3. Finding Neverland: December 19-23, 2017
The winner of Broadway.com’s Audience Choice Award for Best Musical, Finding Neverland tells the incredible story behind one of the world’s most beloved characters: Peter Pan. The magic of playwright J.M. Barrie’s classic tale spring to life in this heartwarming theatrical event.
4. Cabaret: January 19-21, 2018
Cabaret makes its Walton Arts Center debut in January. This award-winning production invites you into the Kit Kat Klub where a raucous ensemble takes the stage nightly to tease the crowd. Leave your troubles outside. Life is beautiful at Cabaret.
5. An American in Paris: February 6-11, 2018
The next musical takes us to Paris for a romantic story about an American soldier and a mysterious French girl, each yearning for a new beginning in the aftermath of war. An American in Paris brings with it the unforgettable songs from George and Ira Gershwin in a show that earned more awards than any other musical in the 2015 season.
6. RENT 20th Anniversary Tour: March 2-4, 2018
Two decades after its initial and unprecedented debut, RENT The 20th Anniversary Tour comes to Northwest Arkansas in March. With its inspiring message of joy and hope in the face of fear, RENT is a timeless celebration of friendship and reminds us to measure our lives with the only thing that truly matters—love.
7. Beautiful – The Carole King Musical: April 24-29, 2018
The celebration of love and courage continues with Beautiful – The Carole King Musical, the true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom. Long before she was Carole King, chart-topping music legend, she was Carol Klein, Brooklyn girl with passion and chutzpah. She fought her way into the record business as a teenager and, by the time she reached her twenties, had a flourishing career writing hits for the biggest acts in rock ‘n’ roll. But it wasn’t until her personal life began to crack that she finally managed to find her true voice.
8. The Sound of Music: May 15-20, 2018
Our Broadway series ends with another Rodgers & Hammerstein classic, The Sound of Music. This spirited, romantic and beloved story of Maria and the von Trapp Family will once again thrill audiences with its Tony®, Grammy® and Academy Award® winning Best Score, including “My Favorite Things,” “Do-Re-Mi,” “Edelweiss” and the title song.
With this amazing lineup of shows, who wouldn’t love the chance to secure your seats to each one today? Each Broadway subscription includes Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I, Finding Neverland, An American in Paris, Beautiful – The Carole King Musical and The Sound of Music. You can complete your package by choosing between Cabaret, RENT The 20th Anniversary Tour and Irving Berlin’s White Christmas—or by selecting all three.
“We’ve given our season ticket holders the opportunity to customize their subscription this year by including five standard shows in every package then allowing subscribers to select one, two or all three additional shows to complete their package,” says Scott Galbraith, VP of Programming and Executive Producer.
A Broadway Subscription also gives you priority purchasing opportunities for Walton Arts Center shows and special events, discounted pricing on shows throughout the season and the ability to exchange your seats for tickets to another show within the same production to better suit your schedule.
With these added benefits and the power to choose exactly what you want to see, what’s not to love about being a Broadway subscriber? Mark your calendars and start planning the shows you’ll choose to complete your package.