UCA Theatre to Hold Auditions for Community

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:  Greg Blakey 501-450-5608     UCA Theatre to Hold Auditions   Auditions for several adult roles in the play, Our Town, by Thornton Wilder, will be held Tuesday, November 8 at 6:00 pm in the Studio Theatre of the Snow Fine Arts Center.  The play is being produced by UCA Theatre, under the direction of Dr. Greg Blakey,  and will fe … [Read more...]

Don Giovanni to continue Met series at UCA

DON GIOVANNI

CONWAY — A new production of Mozart’s Don Giovanni will continue the 2011-12 season of Captured Live from the Met @ UCA at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30. The opera will be aired in high definition in the Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall on the University of Central Arkansas campus. It is sung in Italian with Met titles in English, German and Spanish. Running time is approximately three hours, 25 min … [Read more...]

Profzilla Halloween bandfest to raise funds for Toad Suck Review

PRESS RELEASE UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL ARKANSAS COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS AND COMMUNICATION October 11, 2011 CONTACT: Mark Spitzer (501) 450-3339; toadsuckreview@gmail.com By Ariel Moore UCA Department of Writing Conway—The University of Central Arkansas’s literary journal, the Toad Suck Review, will host Profilla, a Halloween bandfest fundraiser, at Bear’s Den Pizza on Friday, Oct. 28 … [Read more...]

Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre sets auditions for 2012 Festival

CONWAY — The Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre will hold auditions for its 2012 summer season on Saturday, Nov. 19, in the Snow Fine Arts Center on the University of Central Arkansas campus. Auditions will begin at 9 a.m. and conclude at 3 p.m. “We will cast actors of a variety of ages and ethnicities,” said Rebekah Scallet, artistic director of AST. “All are encouraged to apply.” To arrange an … [Read more...]

Fiction writer Dan Chaon to be in residence Oct. 25-26

Photo Dan Chaon_Credit Philip Chaon

CONWAY — Fiction writer Dan Chaon will visit the University of Central Arkansas as artist in residence Oct. 25-26. Chaon, who heads the writing program at Oberlin College, is the author of the 2009 national bestseller, Await Your Reply, named one of the 10 best books of the year by Publisher’s Weekly, Entertainment Weekly, The New York Times and salon.com. On Tuesday, Oct. 25, Chaon will giv … [Read more...]

Free Workshop Set On 1957 Central High Crisis

PRESS RELEASE UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL ARKANSAS COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS AND COMMUNICATION September 30, 2011  CONTACT: Donna Lampkin Stephens, (501) 450-5605; donnals@uca.edu   FREE WORKSHOP SET ON 1957 CENTRAL HIGH CRISIS   CONWAY — A free workshop on the role of the Arkansas Gazette in the Central High Crisis and the aftermath of those events is set for Oct. 26 at the University of Central Arka … [Read more...]

Cirque Mechanics to bring Boom Town to Reynolds

By Michael Moses College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — Conway will enjoy a rare opportunity to see one of the largest Cirque Mechanics productions ever produced when Boom Town comes to the Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall on Tuesday, Oct. 25, at 7:30 p.m. The event is part of UCA Public Appearances’ Night Out Series. Jerry Biebesheimer, director of Public App … [Read more...]

Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone to join The Lettermen at UCA

By Shealyn Sowers College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — Herman’s Hermits, starring Peter Noone, and The Lettermen will perform at the University of Central Arkansas at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 27 at the Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall. The concert, part of UCA’s homecoming festivities, is part of UCA Public Appearances’ Nostalgia Series. “We wanted to kick off the homec … [Read more...]

Documentary filmmaker Sam Green to visit UCA

Sam Green

By Han Zhao College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — Sam Green, the documentary filmmaker whose film The Weather Underground was nominated for an Academy Award in 2004, will be in residence at the University of Central Arkansas Oct. 17-18. As part of the residency, Green will screen The Weather Underground at the Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall on Monday, Oct. 17, a … [Read more...]

Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre sets fall membership party

CONWAY — The Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre will host a Fall Membership Party on Oct. 21 at 7 p.m. at the home of Jeff and Mary Ruth Marotte, 369 Pippinpost Drive in Conway. The party's theme is "Set Sail with Shakespeare." Rebekah Scallet, producing artistic director of AST, said the theme was a hint of the lineup for the 2012 Festival. “In the productions I have chosen for next summer, the ch … [Read more...]