Youth Theatre of Central Arkansas hosts musical theatre workshop

UCA Theatre’s Youth Theatre of Central Arkansas (YTCA) is offering a Musical Theatre Workshop for young people ages 10-13 in the Snow Fine Arts Center Black Box Theatre (Studio 210) on Saturday, September 19, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Workshop will help students develop and improve singing, moving, and acting skills. This will be under the instruction of Ruthann Curry Browne. There will b … [Read more...]

UCA Theatre to host Katie Campbell for puppetry workshop series

PRESS RELEASE University of Central Arkansas September 1, 2015 Contact: Christina Madsen, associate vice president for communications, public relations and marketing, at or (501) 852-2659 Melissa Kordsmeier, Theatre business manager, at or (501) 450-5092 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  UCA Theatre to host Katie Campbell for puppetry workshop … [Read more...]

Wynonna and The Big Noise kick off Reynolds season

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By Carley Conrad College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — Five-time Grammy winner and New York Times best-selling author Wynonna Judd and her band The Big Noise will open the 2015-16 UCA Reynolds Performance Hall season on Friday, Sept. 18. Tickets for the 7:30 p.m. concert range from $23‐$40 for the general public and $10 for children and students. Judd will perform s … [Read more...]

Community School of Music fall registration underway

The UCA Community School of Music (CSM) is registering students for the fall semester, according to Smokey Emerson, director. Now in its 26th year of offering exceptional musical training and instruction to children and adults in the Central Arkansas area, the faculty of the Community School consists primarily of UCA Music faculty and selected graduate and undergraduate students, along with … [Read more...]

Dying City is brought to life by UCA Theatre

The University of Central Arkansas Theatre will present Dying City by Christopher Shinn on September 1, 2, 3, and 4, at 7:30 pm, and September 5, at 2:00 pm in the Black Box Theatre (Studio 210) of the Snow Fine Arts Center. Dying City is a drama for mature audiences only. A year after her husband’s death in Iraq, Kelly, a young therapist confronts his identical twin brother, who shows up at h … [Read more...]

Professors to be featured on NPR

Two University of Central Arkansas professors will be featured on KUAR's radio show Arts & Letters (89.1 FM) on July 30, 2015 at 8:30 p.m. Fish writer and writing professor Mark Spitzer and biology professor Dr. Reid Adams will appear on the 30-minute program. Hosted by J. Bradley Minnick, the special program will focus on Spitzer’s nonfiction book, Return of the Gar, recently published by t … [Read more...]

CFAC Dean chosen for Delta Exhibition


Terry Wright, dean of the University of Central Arkansas College of Fine Arts and Communication, is one of the 46 Arkansas artists chosen for the 57th annual Delta Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture, scheduled for July 10-Sept. 20 at the Arkansas Arts Center in Little Rock. Wright’s piece, “Trapeze Anxiety,” is the only tie to UCA selected for the exhibition. “The Delta is widely conside … [Read more...]

UCA receives grant to preserve history of Japanese Americans

The University of Central Arkansas was recently awarded a $75,908 grant from the Japanese American Confinement Sites Grant Program and the National Park Service. UCA was one of 20 institutions across the nation awarded funding from the federal program. The goal of the program is to teach present and future generations about the history of 120,000 Japanese Americans who were relocated from their … [Read more...]

Youth Theatre of Central Arkansas summer productions

UCA Theatre’s Youth Theatre of Central Arkansas (YTCA) has been in full gear with their Summer Intensive Program for young people ages 10-18. This training culminates in a rehearsed performances open to the public on Friday, June 26 at 7:00 PM, and Saturday, June 27, at 2:00 PM in the Bridges/Larson Theatre. This year, the Junior Academy, ages 10-13, will be performing “The Ice Wolf” by Joanna Hal … [Read more...]

‘Fiddler’ sells out opening night


Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre’s sold out for the opening night of Fiddler on the Roof in Reynolds Performance Hall on Wednesday, June 10. Fiddler is being performed on the Reynolds stage in the intimate “in-the-round” configuration, allowing the audience to be as close to the action as possible. “We've set the production in the round with audience on all four sides of the action to include the … [Read more...]