Delight in insightful conversations hosted by Walton Arts Center's Vice President of Programs & Executive Producer, Scott Galbraith.
Along with occasional special guests, Scott will provide context, backstage stories and historical perspectives designed to enhance your theatergoing experience.
This FREE event allows you to feed your appetite with appetizers provided by Bordinos while meeting other Broadway enthusiasts and discussing the upcoming production. Register with the link below!
Arts & Apps: Monday, Sept. 24 at 7 pm
Jersey Boys is the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi. This is the story of how a group of blue-collar boys from the wrong side of the tracks became one of the biggest American pop music sensations of all time. They wrote their own songs, invented their own sound and sold 175 million records worldwide – all before they were thirty years old. The musical features such Four Seasons’ hits as “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Sherry,” “Walk Like A Man,” “Oh, What A Night” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You.”
Show Dates: Oct. 5-7
School of Rock
Arts & Apps: Monday, Oct. 15 at 7 pm
Based on the hit film, School of Rock – The Musical is a hilarious new musical that follows Dewey Finn, a failed, wannabe rock star who decides to earn a few extra bucks by posing as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school. School of Rock – The Musical was nominated for four 2016 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Score (Lloyd Webber and Slater), Best Book (Fellowes), and Best Leading Actor in a Musical (Alex Brightman). School of Rock – The Musical also won the 2017 Oliver award for Outstanding Achievement in Music.
Show Dates: Oct. 23-28
On Your Feet!
Arts & Apps: Monday, Nov. 26 at 7 pm
Gloria Estefan has sold over 100 million records and sold out stadiums around the world. Emilio and Gloria Estefan together have won 26 Grammy Awards® – but their music is only half the story. From the heart of Havana to the streets of Miami came a cultural phenomenon unlike anything the music industry had ever seen. ON YOUR FEET! is the new Broadway musical that follows the Estefans' journey to superstardom, set to their chart-topping, smash hits, including “Rhythm Is Gonna Get You,” “Conga,” “1-2-3,” “Get On Your Feet,” “Mi Tierra,” Don’t Want To Lose You Now,” and “Reach,” in addition to an original song written by Gloria and her daughter Emily Estefan.
Show Dates: Dec. 4-9
Arts & Apps: Monday, Jan. 28 at 7 pm
Falsettos revolves around the life of a charming, intelligent, neurotic gay man named Marvin, his wife, lover, about-to-be-Bar-Mitzvahed son, their psychiatrist, and the lesbians next door. It’s a hilarious and achingly poignant look at the infinite possibilities that make up a modern family… and a beautiful reminder that love can tell a million stories. This production was nominated for five Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival.
Show Dates: Feb. 8-9
A Bronx Tale
Arts & Apps: Monday, Feb. 18 at 7 pm
Based on the one-man show that inspired the now classic film, A Bronx Tale is a streetwise musical will take you to the stoops of the Bronx in the 1960s—where a young man is caught between the father he loves and the mob boss he’d love to be. Featuring an original doo-wop score, this is a tale about respect, loyalty, love and above all else- family.
Show Dates: Feb. 26- March 3
Arts & Apps: Monday, April 1 at 7 pm
Inspired by Adrienne Shelly's beloved film, Waitress tells the story of Jenna - a waitress and expert pie maker, Jenna dreams of a way out of her small town and loveless marriage. A baking contest in a nearby county and the town's new doctor may offer her a chance at a fresh start, while her fellow waitresses offer their own recipes for happiness. But Jenna must summon the strength and courage to rebuild her own life.
Show Dates: April 9-14
Arts & Apps: Monday, May 20 at 7 pm
Rediscover CATS—the beloved musical with breathtaking music—including one of the most treasured songs in musical theater, "Memory.” Featuring new sound design, direction and choreography for a new generation — experience CATS for the first time as it begins a new life, or let it thrill you all over again!
Show Dates: May 28- June 2
Arts & Apps: Monday, June 10 at 7 pm
Set against the backdrop of 19th‐century France, Les Misérables tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption – a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit. Featuring the thrilling score and beloved songs “I Dreamed A Dream,” “On My Own,” “Stars," “Bring Him Home,” “One Day More,” and many more, this epic and uplifting story has become one of the most celebrated musicals in theatrical history.
Show Dates: June 18-23