Walton Arts Center announces 2024-2025 Broadway season

In addition to the main season, the arts center announced four bonus Broadway shows.
(Walton Arts Center)

Walton Arts Center on Monday unveiled the lineup for the 2024-25 Broadway season.

The season includes a mix of new hits and returning classics, including the first national tours of “Peter Pan,” “Beetlejuice,” “Shucked,” “Funny Girl,” “Back to the Future: The Musical,” and “MJ,” with four making their Arkansas premiere at the WAC.

“This is the biggest Broadway season yet for Walton Arts Center,” said Jennifer Ross, vice president of programming.

In addition to the main season, the arts center announced four bonus Broadway shows: “Hamilton,” “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical,” “Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of The Temptations,” and “THE BOOK OF MORMON.”

Subscription packages range from $339-$554, varying by showtime and seat location. Subscriptions are available for a limited time and can be purchased online, via phone, or in person at the Walton Arts Center’s box office. Single tickets will be released later this summer.

2024-25 Broadway Series

Peter Pan (Sept. 24-29) – A new adaptation by Larissa FastHorse brings this classic to life with iconic songs and an adventurous spirit.

Beetlejuice (Oct. 22-27) – The ghost-with-the-most from Tim Burton’s film hits the stage in this haunting comedic musical.

Shucked (Dec. 17-22) – A Tony Award-winning comedy with a score by Grammy winners Brandy Clark and Shane McAnally.

Funny Girl (March 18-23) – The Broadway revival of this musical comedy tells the story of Fanny Brice’s rise to fame.

Back to the Future: The Musical (April 8-13) – The cinematic classic turns into an Olivier Award-winning musical, bringing Marty McFly’s time-traveling adventures to the stage.

MJ (May 20-25) – A musical journey into Michael Jackson’s artistry and the making of his 1992 Dangerous World Tour.

Broadway bonus shows

Hamilton (Aug. 16-25) – Lin-Manuel Miranda’s revolutionary musical that blends hip-hop, jazz, and R&B to tell the story of American Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, showcasing a journey of politics, ambition, and love.

Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical (Nov. 12-17) – A heartwarming holiday classic that brings the whimsical world of Whoville to life, as the Grinch plans to steal Christmas, only to discover the true meaning of the holiday.

Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of The Temptations (Jan. 22-23) – A chronicle of the journey of The Temptations, from the streets of Detroit to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, set to the beat of the group’s hits.

THE BOOK OF MORMON (Feb. 21-23) – A satirical musical comedy from the creators of “South Park” that follows two young Mormon missionaries as they attempt to spread their faith in a remote Ugandan village, delivering a mix of humor, heart, and thought-provoking themes.