Performing Arts

You’ll find orchestras performing all types of compositions, from classical and symphonic to modern and pop music. You can also catch great live music, including some of the best bluegrass bands around, right here in the Natural State.

The touring production of the Broadway musical Elf may be the biggest news in theatrical events this week, but it’s not the only thing happening on a stage near you. Whether you couldn’t snag tickets to the all-but-sold-out show or Elf just isn’t your thing, these special events in Conway and at Wildwood Park for the …
December in the Arkansas Delta is a magical time. This month brings holiday music events and beautiful light displays, all guaranteed to get everyone in the holiday spirit. The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Philip Mann, presents Home for the Holidays at the EACC Fine Arts Center in Forrest City on Dec. 3. …
The Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville celebrates the grand reopening of its newly renovated facility this Saturday, Nov. 19. Events begin at 9:50 am with remarks and a ribbon cutting ceremony on Tyson Plaza at the corner of West Avenue and Dickson Street. The grand reopening celebration kicks off WAC’s 25th anniversary season. Activities include …
When you’re watching a performance at the Arkansas Repertory Theatre, you are probably so engrossed that you aren’t thinking about what exactly goes into bringing another world to life onstage. But after the curtain falls and the applause dies down, you might find yourself scratching your head thinking, how on earth did they do that? If so, you’re in …
The future permanent home of TheatreSquared in Fayetteville is a 50,000-square-foot building that unites two intimate theatres, design workshops, offices, dedicated artist housing, and always-open public spaces. The finished designs were unveiled Nov. 3 during the annual Gala for Education by TheatreSquared Executive Director Martin Miller and Artistic Director Robert Ford. London-based theatre planners Charcoalblue joined the presentation …
From a nutcracker to bubbles galore, this month offers exciting performing arts opportunities for kids of all ages. The Grand Prairie Center in Stuttgart offers B: The Underwater Bubble Show on Tuesday, Nov. 1. The show is a unique experience with amazing sea creatures that take the audience into a dreamlike atmosphere, featuring lasers, snow …
The moment we’ve all been waiting for is almost here: the grand reopening of the historic Robinson Center after a two-year, $70-million renovation (affectionately dubbed its “Second Act”). The celebration kicks off Nov. 10 with a press conference and ribbon-cutting; following that is a flurry of music, dance and theatre programs that will showcase all …
Illusionist Maxwell Blade has been performing in Hot Springs for around two decades at Maxwell Blade’s Theatre of Magic, the theater he owns at 121 Central Avenue. An extension next door to the theater has recently opened called Maxwell Blade’s Museum of Oddities and Curiosities, where one can see Blade’s collection of over 300 unusual …