Call for Auditions for Wildwood’s New Touring Production

The Bremen Town Musicians

Children’s Musical Theatre based on the Brothers Grimm folktale

TOURING MAY 11 – MAY 22, 2015

Music by: Jacques Offenbach, Gioacchino Rossini, Gaetano Donizetti, Sir Arthur Sullivan, and Guiseppe Verdi
Words and story adaptation by: John Davies 

(Stage manager with prior experience is also sought for this tour. Contact Sofia Gonzalez at sofia@wildwoodpark.org to apply.)

Characters and Voice Types
Eddie Pensier
A singing rooster with artistic aspirations – Tenor

General Boom
     A retired Army donkey and percussionist – Bass or Baritone

     An old dog and best friend of Dorabella – Mezzo or Soprano

An old cat and best friend of Barcarolle – Soprano or Mezzo

With featured songs including:
“Eh hop! Eh Hop” from Orphee Aux Enfers by J. Offenbach
“Pace e gioa sia con voi” from Il Barbiere Di Siviglia by G. Rossini
“Ai capricci, della sorte” from L’Italiana In Algeri by G. Rossini
“Things are seldom what they seem” from H.M.S. Pinafore by A. Sullivan
Interested in auditioning for The Bremen Town Musicians?

Audition appointments are available at Wildwood Park for the Arts on Tuesday, March 10,  2015 from 6 pm to 10 pm with Director Bevan Keating. 


If you are interested in auditioning, please be prepared to perform and bring:
• Current resume and headshot
• One aria in any language
• 16/32 Bars of a musical theatre selection
• Please provide our accompanist sheet music (No CD’s)
When: Tuesday, March 10, 2015 from 6 pm – 10 pm
Where: Cabe Festival Theatre, Wildwood Park for the Arts
20919 Denny Rd
Little Rock, AR 72223
Please contact Sofia Gonzalez at sofia@wildwoodpark.org or 501-821-7275 to make your audition appointment. Rehearsal spans two weeks beginning Monday, April 27, 2015 – May 10, 2015. Tour dates begin May 11 through May 22, 2015. Art to Go! is a full-time commitment and paid position for the two weeks of rehearsal and two weeks of touring. Please be prepared to present a valid driver’s license as actors and stage managers should be ready and able to drive the touring van. To learn more about Wildwood Park for the Arts’ Art to Go! Program, please click here.
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WAMA Interest Survey for 2015 Students

For those interested in the 2015 sessions of the Wildwood Academy of Music & the Arts, please fill out the following survey. Information on WAMA 2015 will be made available in the coming weeks.

More information about last summer’s WAMA activities can be found here.


Artist Stephanie Thibeault Spends a Week at Chenal Elementary

Teaching Artist Stephanie Thibeault of Jonesboro, AR  spent last week with first graders at Chenal Elementary. Drawing upon her career as a ballet dancer, Thibeault uses dance and movement to explore American history and symbols from Harriet Tubman to the Statue of Liberty and the American flag. You can learn more about Wildwood’s Arts in Education program and Stephanie Thibeault here.

Below is a video of Thibeault and her students learning about the bald eagle through movement.



Holiday Hours at Wildwood Park

Wildwood Park for the Arts will be closed December 24, 25, and 26.

Wildwood will be open from 9am until 12pm on December 31, and will be closed all day on January 1.

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Announcing WILDKids Cook! Winter Classes

We are delighted to invite your children and teens ages 8 and up to register and join us for WILDKids Cook! January 25, February 1, and February 8 from 2:00-4:00 PM. Faith Anaya from Kids Cook! Arkansas will be sharing some creative recipes that will give your WILDKid hands on experience in the kitchen. Space is limited to only 12 students, so please register soon to ensure your child’s participation. Each class will have a different menu, so sign up for as many as you like!

Click here to register for all 3 classes for just $150

Click here to sign up for individual classes for $55.


Give the Gift of Wildwood

Give the gift of Wildwood with three exciting event packages for Wildwood’s spring season!


For the music lover in your life, the Concert Package is the perfect gift. Enjoy all three of Wildwood’s spring concerts, a $90 value, for just $70. Click here to purchase this package.


Weekend pass

If you know someone who has always wanted to see the world, Wildwood’s Weekend Pass is the perfect gift. This package combines a performance by the world renowned Vienna Boys Choir with a ticket to Wildwood’s annual LANTERNS! Festival that celebrates the diverse cultures of the world. A $45 value for just $35, you can reserve your seat here. 




If you’re shopping for someone who loves food and fun, Wildwood’s Festival Package is gift you’ve been looking for. This package combines a two of Wildwood’s most popular events: the LANTERNS! Festival celebrating global culture, and the Wine & Food Festival that brings together some of the best chefs in Little Rock and over one hundred wines for festival goers to sample. Purchase this package here. 


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Keep Wildwood Growing!

#GivingTuesday is a nationwide movement to give back to the nonprofit organizations that play a vital role in your community.

Click here to donate. 

Want to give back without giving a dime? Click here to get updates about volunteering at Wildwood.

Photos from the John Corigliano Workshop


Wildwood and the Wildwood Academy of Music & the Arts hosted a workshop with Grammy, Oscar, and Pulitzer winning composer John Corigliano on Nov. 8. Check out some of the pics from this exciting event!


Peter Janson and Steve Davison to Play Oct. 24

The popular House Concert Series continues with American Guitar Masters Peter Janson and Steve Davison on Oct. 24 at 7pm.

Acoustic guitarists Peter Janson, from Boston, MA, and Steve Davison, from Little Rock, AR, will perform a House Concert in Wildwood Park’s Pavilion in the Asian Woodland Garden on October 24, 2014, at 7pm. If weather is inclement, the concert will be held indoors.

Guitarists Janson and Davison perform Celtic tunes, American Roots, Delta blues, folk-songs, solos and duets. Both guitarists have won numerous awards including “Solo Competition Winner” (Arkansas Acoustic Music Festival), “Best Album” and “Best Acoustic Album” (ZMR Music Awards). They are experienced independent performers having played across the US and Canada – from Berkley, CA, to the Montreal International Jazz Festival, to Boston, MA.

Wildwood’s House Concert Series is an intimate opportunity to hear great music of diverse genres in a relaxed atmosphere. There is a suggested minimum donation of $15 per person, and refreshments will be available for purchase.