A couple of weeks ago, I spent a “whirlwind weekend of fun” at Rogers, AR. And I’ll be blogging about all the highlights in the next couple of days. But the main reason I went was to meet up with some new friends to celebrate my birthday by watching a live production of Les Miserables at the historic Rogers Little Theater (RLT). Even though it was the 7th time I’ve seen this musical in some capacity around the country (including touring Broadway productions, regional shows, and young actors showcases), I was moved to tears yet again at the end and was VERY impressed with the talent on display. It was definitely not what I expected from a small-town show!
In fact, I wrote a review of the show, the theater itself, and even the food (oh, that pie!!) for the Visit Rogers tourism site – but all opinions are mine alone. The bottom line? This is a place that locals and tourists should check out. And a great place to spend a birthday. As I say in the story, it really did offer big city talent in a gorgeous setting that felt anything but small time.
NOTE: Les Miserables has ended its run but a full schedule of upcoming productions at the RLT, including the roller-skating extravaganza Xanadu, can be found on the theater’s site.