UCA announces performing arts season

The Legendary Temptations, featuring Otis Williams, will open UCA Public Appearances? 2003-2004 Season in Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall on October 3. Tickets for all shows are on sale now. The toll-free box office number is 1-866-810-0012.

On October 3, when the 2003 Temptations ? Otis Williams, Ron Tyson, Barrington, ?Beau? Henderson, Harry McGilberry, and Terry Weeks ? step away from the microphones and execute a synchronized hip move and toe slide, both history and mythology will be stepping in those footsteps.

Join UCA President and Mrs. Lu Hardin as UCA Public Appearances opens it 2003-2004 Season by celebrating one of the world?s most beloved groups, the Temptations. Thrill with songs like ?My Girl,? ?The Way You Do The Things You Do,? ?Papa Was A Rolling Stone,? and ?Just My Imagination.?

?The Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall at UCA offers all of Central Arkansas a venue for the performing arts equal to the finest in the world. Please join me at Reynolds Performance Hall for your favorite performance or for the entire season. It will be an unforgettable experience,? said UCA President Lu Hardin.

Following The Temptations are The Shaolin Warriors, a production featuring Chinese monks who developed the art of Kung Fu (October 24); ?American Pie? singer/songwriter Don McLean (October 30); and a new violin extravaganza called Bowfire (November 16).

Titanic ? The Musical, which won five Tony Awards including Best Musical on Broadway in 1997, opens the spring season on February 3. The Nuclear Whales Saxophone Orchestra plays February 26, followed by the modern dance company Momix: Opus Cactus on March 11th and 12th. The Season ends with the Toad Suck Jazz Daze concert by noted trumpeter, composer, bandleader, and film score composer Terence Blanchard and his septet on April 23.

All performances are at 7:30 pm, except Bowfire, which is at 7 pm on Sunday night, November 16.

UCA Public Appearances Director Guy Couch said, ?Some of the Season shows may be unknown in Central Arkansas, but they are high-quality, high-powered, and high-impact performances by some of the best professional touring companies in the world. This is a true variety arts season ? a blend of music, dance, theatre, and world arts ? presented not only for UCA and Conway, but for the entire State.?

Ticket prices vary from show to show, and there are discounts available for seniors, UCA Alumni Association members, UCA students, faculty, staff, retirees, and residents of College Square (UCA-owned retirement center), non-UCA students, and others. Group rates are also available. Call the Box Office toll free at 1-866-810-0012 for a free season brochure and/or ticket information. Box Office hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Friday, with extended hours on performance days. Season information is also available online at www.uca.edu/reynolds.