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.

Fans of outer space, music, science and fun in general should blast off to the University of Central Arkansas on Saturday, March 11 for the Conway Symphony Orchestra‘s performance of the classic interstellar orchestral work Gustav Holst’s The Planets. But this is not your average symphony performance—there’s a full schedule of space-based activities planned pre- and post show. …
  The Arkansas Repertory Theatre, the state’s largest non-profit professional theatre company, has announced their 2017-2018 lineup. This will be their 42nd season and their first fully under new Producing Artistic Director John Miller-Stephany, who in a statement said the season might be “more varied than ever before,” a notion that fits with the Rep’s …
There’s an old saying about the month of March…“in like a lion, out like a lamb.” But March in the Arkansas Delta offers great fun, from musical performances to enjoying the natural beauty the region has to offer. The Fowler Center at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro welcomes Third Coast Percussion on March 11. The …
March means many things to people, but if you’re a kid in school, it means one thing…SPRING BREAK! And this March brings fun things to do for all ages throughout the Arkansas Delta. The Foundation of Arts in Jonesboro welcomes Ramona Quimby to the stage on March 17-19. Beverly Cleary’s famous rambunctious and imaginative 3rd …
There is so much going on in Central Arkansas in the coming week that it barely fits into seven days. Whether you’re in the mood for art, history, music, food, shopping or all of the above, we’ve got something to occupy you. Appreciate the arts A new exhibit of early works by photographer Ansel Adams …
There’s a something for all ages in Season 32 of the Arkansas Public Theatre in Rogers. APT recently announced its upcoming show line-up at its annual Season Announcement Party at its historic home stage, The Victory Theatre, located downtown. Season 32 features a mix of new, straight-from-Broadway productions and long standing classics. All performances are …
It may be a short month, February…but it’s not short on things to do in the Arkansas Delta! There is a quote from cultural anthropologist Margaret Mead that has been a favorite of mine for decades: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing …
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 …