REYNOLDS PERFORMANCE HALL ANNOUNCES 2018-19 SEASON

Terra C MacLeod as Velma Kelly and Ensemble of CHICAGO
Photo Credit Paul Kolnik

Kicking off with a Sept. 20 performance by blues legend Buddy Guy, and two performances of the musical CHICAGO, Reynolds Performance Hall will feature 22 events for the 2018-19 season at the University of Central Arkansas.

Buddy Guy

The season will include Broadway, Pops and Night Out Series, two Distinguished Lectures and one Add-On Special, as well as six Main Stage EdUCAtion shows and a benefit performance for Main Stage.

“We are honored to host some iconic entertainers next season, including blues phenomenon Buddy Guy, Emmy-Grammy-Oscar-Tony award-winner Rita Moreno, and legendary football coach, Lou Holtz,” says Amanda Horton, Director of Reynolds. “Another thrilling aspect is our Broadway line-up that includes Kinky Boots and CHICAGO, both which won multiple Tony awards. We are proud to provide performing arts that entertain, inspire and provide cultural enrichment to the central Arkansas community.”

Lou Holtz

The season includes:

Broadway Series

  • CHICAGO, Oct. 27, 7:30 p.m. & Oct. 28, 2 p.m., presented by the Log Cabin Democrat
  • Rat Pack Christmas, 1, 7:30 p.m., presented by My Country Y107.1
  • SOMETHING ROTTEN, Jan. 23, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
  • Kinky Boots, Feb. 4, 2019, 7:30 p.m., presented by WINC magazine

Travis Tritt

Pops Series

  • Buddy Guy, Sept. 20, 7:30 p.m., presented by the Arkansas Times
  • The TEN Tenors, Nov. 13, 7:30 p.m.
  • Travis Tritt, Jan. 26, 2019, 7:30 p.m., presented by My Country Y107.1
  • Dailey & Vincent, April 14, 2019, 7:30 p.m.

Night Out Series

  • The New Chinese Acrobats, Oct. 21, 7:30 p.m., presented by 501 Life magazine
  • We Shall Overcome, Feb. 11, 2019, 7:30 p.m., presented by the UCA College of Fine Arts and Communication
  • Steel Magnolias, Feb. 22, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
  • Currents, April 1, 2019, 7:30 p.m., presented by the Log Cabin Democrat

Rita Moreno

Distinguished Lectures

  • Rita Moreno Oct. 23, 7:30 p.m., presented by the Conway Chamber of Commerce Minority Enterprise Development Awards
  • Lou Holtz, March 7, 2019, 7:30 p.m., presented by 501 Life magazine

Add-on Special

  • Rock of Ages, March 4, 2019, 7:30 p.m., presented by Conway Printing

Main Stage EdUCAtion

  • Diary of a Worm, a Spider, & a Fly, 30, 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
  • The Science of Magic with Bill Blagg, 12, 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
  • Junie B. Jones in Jingle Bells Batman Smells, Dec. 18, 6 p.m. (public performance), and Dec. 19, 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
  • Freedom Bound, 28, 2019, 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
  • Pete the Cat, March 15, 2019, 10 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 6 p.m. (public performance)
  • Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium Adventure, April 28, 2019, 3 p.m. (public performance), and April 29, 2019, 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

Benefit for Main Stage EdUCAtion

  • Celtic Angels Christmas, Dec. 12, 7:30 p.m.

The Main Stage EdUCAtion series, aimed at Arkansas school districts, debuted in 2015-16. Horton said then the goal was to increase access to the arts for kindergarten through 12th-grade students. 

“The Main Stage Education Series continued to grow in its third season with 10,000 students, teachers and parents served,” she said. “We had school groups attend from across Arkansas, including Mountain View, Little Rock, Searcy, Cabot and Conway.”

Subscription renewals for current season ticket holders are available now. New subscriptions will go on sale to the general public July 2. Subscriber Courtesy Week, when those who bought packages for the season may purchase individual tickets to any show before they open to the general public, will be July 30-Aug. 3. Single tickets will go on sale to the general public Monday, Aug. 6.

To purchase a new subscription package beginning July 2, call 501-450-3265 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Individual tickets may be purchased in person at the box office, online at uca.edu/reynolds, or by calling 501-450-3265 beginning Aug. 6. 

Individual series prices range from $90-$130; Performing Arts Package (all three series) range from $245-$380; individual tickets for all shows except lectures are $30-$40; lectures are $15. A “Pick Six”, build-your-own package is available to donors of $100 or more. 

For more information, contact Horton at 501-450-3682 or ahorton@uca.edu or visit www.uca.edu/reynolds. Details about all the upcoming performances as well as information about Reynolds Performance Hall may be found there.

The UCA College of Fine Arts and Communication includes the Departments of Art, Music, and Film, Theatre and Creative Writing, as well as the School of Communication. The college’s primary mission is the preparation of the next generation of artists, educators and communicators. For more information about CFAC, visit www.uca.edu/cfac or call 501-450-3293.