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.

If you are in El Dorado this Saturday, you can catch a performance by the South Arkansas Symphony. Trumpeter Byron Stripling will be performing  “What a Wonderful World, a Tribute to Louis Armstrong” with the symphony, which is led by conductor Kermit Poling. The symphony is the largest performing arts organization in South Arkansas and …
The Arkansas Arts Center Children’s Theatre presents for a limited engagement this weekend a reinterpretation of the classic children’s story “Stone Soup.” In the traditional version, some hungry travelers alight in a village and basically trick the villagers into feeding them by contributing ingredients to their cooking pot, which contains nothing but water and a …
Plato wrote “Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.” Music is the soundtrack of our lives. In January, two great musical performances are being offered in the Arkansas Delta. Three Dog Night dominated the …
Celebrate the start of the New Year by enjoying two classic tales, guaranteed to intrigue youngsters of all ages! Gather the kids and head to Forrest City and the EACC Fine Arts Center on Jan. 14 for a performance of The Ugly Duckling and The Tortoise and the Hare. Lightwire Theater brings both of the …
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 …