Monterey Jazz Festival to visit UCA on Jan. 22

By Carley Conrad College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — The world-renowned Monterey Jazz Festival will visit the University of Central Arkansas’s Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall on Friday, Jan. 22, for a 7:30 p.m. performance. The performance is part of the Monterey Jazz Festival’s fourth North American Tour, featuring critically-acclaimed GRAMMY®-winning jazz artis … [Read more...]

Hit musical Mamma Mia! to visit UCA for two shows

By Carley Conrad College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — The long-running hit musical Mamma Mia! will visit the University of Central Arkansas’s Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall for two performances in February. The original date — Monday, Feb. 15, 7:30 p.m. — sold out quickly, so UCA Public Appearances has scheduled a second show for Wednesday, Feb. 17, at 7:30 p.m. … [Read more...]

McNally to be featured in opera and social justice conversation

College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — Terrence McNally, the Tony- and Emmy-winning playwright, will wind up his residency with the University of Central Arkansas’s College of Fine Arts and Communication on Dec. 4 with a conversation about the power of opera to tell important stories. “Contemporary Opera and Social Justice: An Interview with Terrence McNally,” will be an … [Read more...]

UCA Chamber singers set Dec. 2 performance

By Flora Violleau College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office  CONWAY — The University of Central Arkansas Chamber Singers will perform Wednesday, Dec. 2, in the Snow Fine Arts Center Recital Hall. The 7:30 p.m. concert, free and open to the public, will highlight the Christmas spirit by featuring a variety of carols. “People should come hear this concert if they would like to enj … [Read more...]

Voices of Central Arkansas to be in concert Dec. 8

By Flora Violleau College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — The Voices of Central Arkansas will perform a Christmas concert, “Sing Alleluia!” on Tuesday, Dec. 8, in Ida Waldran Auditorium on the University of Central Arkansas campus. “This concert will get the audience in the Christmas spirit with a combination of traditional carols along with new holiday offerings,” said … [Read more...]

UCA Wind Ensemble/Symphonic Band to perform Dec. 1

By Elizabeth Sandoval College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — The University of Central Arkansas Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band will host a joint performance at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 1, in the Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall on the UCA campus. The performance is free and open to the public. The Wind Ensemble will be conducted by Director of Bands Dr. Ricky B … [Read more...]

McNally work to be focus of Festival of One-Act Plays

By Anastassiya Khvan College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — The University of Central Arkansas Theatre will present a Festival of One-Act Plays on Dec. 1, 2, and 3, at 7:30 p.m. in the Bridges/Larson Theatre of the Snow Fine Arts Center. The Festival of One-Act Plays, free and open to the public, has become one of the most popular annual events in the UCA Theatre P … [Read more...]

UCA Band extravaganza set for Dec. 3

By Cassidy Crawford College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — The University of Central Arkansas Bear Marching Band, Wind Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble I will perform in the annual Band Extravaganza concert at Reynolds Performance Hall on Thursday, Dec. 3. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. and is presented in conjunction with the High School Honors Wind Ensemble that is h … [Read more...]

Playwright Terrence McNally to be in residence

By Kendra Beattie College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office  CONWAY — The University of Central Arkansas will round out its artist-in-residence program this semester with critically acclaimed playwright Terrence McNally, who will be on campus Dec. 2–4. This year marks the 50th anniversary of McNally's first Broadway play, “And Things That Go Bump in the Night”. UCA’s is the only ca … [Read more...]

Jazz Ensembles to be in concert Nov. 22

By Carley Conrad College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office  CONWAY — The University of Central Arkansas Department of Music will host its final jazz ensemble concert of the fall semester on Sunday, Nov. 22, in the Snow Fine Arts Center Recital Hall. The 4:30 p.m. performance, free and open to the public, will feature Jazz Ensemble I and II and the UCA Dixieland Band. Larry Jo … [Read more...]