Archives for May 2017

Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr.

Henry Louis Gates Jr.September 25, 2017
7:30 p.m.

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An Evening with Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

and Tania León: Turning History into Art 

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. is the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and Director of the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University. He is an Emmy Award-winning filmmaker, literary scholar, journalist, and cultural critic and has authored seventeen books and created fourteen documentary films. Host of the popular show Finding Your Roots, Professor Gates is one of the United States’ most influential cultural critics and is both an eloquent commentator and formidable intellectual force on multicultural and African American issues.

The lecture will include a moderated discussion conducted by UCA journalist Dr. Donna Lampkin Stephens, a preview performance of one of the arias of the Little Rock Nine opera (Tania León, composer) and audience Q&A.

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Jack Hanna’s Into The Wild Live

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October 27, 2017
7:30 p.m.

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America’s most beloved animal expert, Jack Hanna, brings his three-time Emmy Award winning television series to the live stage with Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild Live! In this awe-inspiring event, Jungle Jack will introduce you to some of the world’s most spectacular animals. Jack will also share humorous stories and amazing exclusive footage from his worldwide adventures. From the jungles of Rwanda to the savannas of Australia, Jack has explored the corners of the globe as one of the most visible and respected animal ambassadors. You’ve seen his countless appearances on David Letterman, Good Morning America and so many more  – now you can enjoy Jungle Jack’s infectious energy as he takes you “into the wild!” to see some of the world’s most fascinating animals, LIVE!

 

 

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America

AmericaNovember 4, 2017
7:30 p.m.

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The year 2015 marks the 45th Anniversary of perennial classic-rock favorite, America. Founding members, Gerry Beckley and Dewey Bunnell met in high school in London in the late 1960s and quickly harmonized their way to the top of the charts on the strength of their signature song “A Horse With No Name”. America became a global household name and paved the way with an impressive string of hits following the success of their first #1 single.  Forty plus years later, these friends are still making music together, touring the world and thrilling audiences with their timeless sound.

America’s journey has found them exploring a wide variety of musical terrain.  Their best-known tunes, which also include “I Need You,” “Ventura Highway,” “Don’t Cross The River,” “Tin Man,” “Lonely People,” and “Sister Golden Hair” were cornerstones of 1970’s Top 40 and FM rock radio.

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The Wizard of Oz

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November 12, 2017
3:00 p.m.

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There truly is no place like home as the greatest family musical of all time, the wonderful WIZARD OF OZ, twists its way into Conway! The entire family will be captivated as they travel down the Yellow Brick Road and beyond with Dorothy, Toto and their friends the Cowardly Lion, Tin Man and Scarecrow in this lavish production, featuring breathtaking special effects, dazzling choreography and classic songs.

A spectacular celebration of the iconic 1939 MGM film, THE WIZARD OF OZ will blow you away from the moment the tornado touches down and transports you to a dazzling Oz, complete with munchkins and flying monkeys. Don’t miss the chance to travel Over the Rainbow and experience this national treasure on stage.

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Charlie Brown Christmas

Charlie Brown Christmas

November 16, 2017
7:30 p.m.

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A Charlie Brown Christmas, the Emmy® and Peabody award-winning story by Charles M. Schulz, has warmed the hearts of millions of fans since it first aired on television over fifty years ago. Now the classic animated television special comes to life in this faithful stage adaptation featuring all of your favorite characters and classic Vince Guaraldi score. Join, Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus and the rest of the Peanuts gang as they mount a play, save a tree and uncover the true meaning of Christmas. The performance will run 80 minutes, with one intermission.

After the performance, there will be a fun concert of favorite Christmas tunes performed by the cast. The audience is invited to join along on some of the classic holiday songs. Stick around after the show, and sing along!

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An Evening with BJ Thomas

BJ ThomasJanuary 18, 2018
7:30 p.m.

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A true American institution whose iconic pop, country and gospel hits defined their respective generations and now transcend them, B.J. Thomas has found a unique way to celebrate an incredible half a century in music and some 47 years since his first gold selling hit on Scepter Records. The singer, a five time Grammy- and two time Dove-Award winner has sold more than 70 million records and is ranked in Billboard’s Top 50 most played artists over the past 50 years. Many of Thomas’ signature hits (from “Raindrops” to “Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song” and “Lonesome”) find him seeking some level of positivity to overcome the proverbial universal battle with loneliness. He extended this theme into his successful late 70’s-early 80’s foray into gospel music, which earned him the first four platinum albums in the genre’s history: Home Where I Belong, Happy Man, You Gave Me Love and Amazing Grace. Four of the singer’s Grammy Awards were earned from his work in gospel.

 

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Pixar in Concert

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February 3, 2018
7:30 p.m.

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From the Toy Story trilogy to The Incredibles and UP, Pixar has forever changed filmmaking while giving us some of the most beloved characters in cinematic history. Now, Pixar is coming to you like you’ve never heard or seen it before: in concert with live symphony orchestra.

This visually stunning, high-definition, multi-media family show features montages of memorable clips from every one of Pixar’s 14 films—including Cars, WALL•E, Ratatouille, A Bug’s Life, Finding Nemo, Monsters, Inc. and Brave—all accompanied by our very own Conway Symphony Orchestra.

These great scores by Randy Newman, Patrick Doyle, Thomas Newman and Michael Giacchino have won 10 Grammys and 3 Academy Awards, and have received 10 Oscar nominations. Presentation licensed by Disney Concerts. © All rights reserved.

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Pinkalicious

VIT-Pink-Web-800x800February 12, 2018 – 10:00 a.m. & 12:30 p.m. – STUDENT MATINEES

Grade recommendation: Pre-K – 4th

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February 11, 2018 – 3:00 p.m. – PUBLIC PERFORMANCE

Buy Tickets to Public Performance - $5 childrens, $10 adults Tea Party with Pinkalicious Tickets

Join Pinkalicious for tea after the public performance on February 11. Tickets are $25, and all proceeds go to support the Main Stage Education Series.

Pinkalicious can’t stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor’s office with Pinkititis, an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe – a dream come true for this pink loving enthusiast. But when her hue goes too far, only Pinkalicious can figure out a way to get out of this predicament.

Book by Elizabeth Kann & Victoria Kann
Music by John Gregor
Lyrics by John Gregor, Elizabeth Kann & Victoria Kann
Based on the book “Pinkalicious” by Victoria Kann & Elizabeth Kann

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Million Dollar Quartet

February 5, 2018
7:30 p.m.

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MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET is the new smash-hit musical inspired by the famed recording session that brought together rock ‘n’ roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for the first and only time.

On December 4, 1956, these four young musicians gathered at Sun Records in Memphis for what would be one of the greatest jam sessions ever. MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET brings that legendary night to life, featuring a score of rock hits including “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Fever,” “That’s All Right,” “Sixteen Tons,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Walk the Line,” “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On,” “Who Do You Love?,” “Matchbox,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Hound Dog” and more.

This thrilling musical brings you inside the recording studio with four major talents who came together as a red-hot rock ‘n’ roll band for one unforgettable night. Don’t miss your chance to be a fly on the wall of fame… at MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET!

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Dublin Irish Dance

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February 17, 2018
7:30 p.m.
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A dance troupe of world champion Irish step dancers together with a sensational eight member traditional Irish band and vocalist. Dublin Irish Dance is an exhilarating company whose members have performed throughout the world with Riverdance, Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance, and Celtic Woman. Production/Direction by Eric Cunningham and original Choreography by Siobhán Manson. The all-star cast brings to life the epic tale of Celtic culture, carrying its traditional melodies and steps to the New World with a Gala celebration of Irish Music and Dance. 

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Jenna Bush Hager

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February 27, 2018
7:30 p.m.

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Jenna Hager is a contributing correspondent on NBC’s Today show and an editor-at-large for Southern Living magazine. She is also the author of The New York Times best seller Ana’s Story: A Journey of Hope, which she wrote after traveling to Latin America in 2006 as an intern with UNICEF. Ana’s Story is based on the life of a 17-year-old single mother with HIV, who struggles to shield her child from the life she had of abuse and neglect. Hager remains involved with UNICEF and is currently the chair of its Next Generation initiative, which is dedicated to reducing childhood deaths around the world.

Hager holds a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Texas at Austin. She is also co-author of the children’s book Read All About It! Hager is the daughter of former U.S. President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush. In 2008, she married Henry
Hager. Jenna and Henry are the proud parents of their daughters, Margaret Laura “Mila” and Poppy Louise Hager.

Tao: Drum Heart

 

Drum HeartMarch 4, 2018
7:30 p.m.

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TAO: Drum Heart is the latest production from TAO, internationally-acclaimed percussion artists. TAO’s modern, high-energy performances showcasing the ancient art of Japanese drumming have transfixed audiences worldwide. Combining highly physical, large-scale drumming with contemporary costumes, precise choreography, and innovative visuals, the performers of TAO: Drum Heart create an energetic and unforgettable production.

“Extraordinarily talented percussion artists, and they’re seductive, alluring performers…The crowd was unmistakably wowed.” – Chicago Tribune
“[An] extraordinary performance… Undoubtedly one of the finest shows on offer.” – Edinburgh Evening News

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Home Free

Home FreeMarch 13, 2018
7:30 p.m.

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Reynolds is excited to welcome back HOME FREE, whose sold-out show in 2016 wowed the Conway audience and brought people from all surrounding states to hear their fun takes on country tunes!

When country a cappella band Home Free was crowned Season 4 Champions of NBC’s The Sing-Off, their victory was by no means the beginnings of a career for the five country stars from Minnesota… rather it was a satisfying culmination of nearly a decade of hard work and commitment to a vocal craft growing in popularity.

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Cameron Carpenter

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April 3, 2018
7:30 p.m.

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Cameron Carpenter is having a ball smashing the stereotypes of organists and organ music, and all the while generating international acclaim and controversy unprecedented in his field. Cameron’s repertoire – from the complete works of J. S. Bach to film scores, his original compositions and hundreds of transcriptions and arrangements – is probably the largest and most diverse of any organist. He is the first ‘concert organist’ in history to prefer the digital organ to the pipe organ, and to champion it as the future of the instrument. In 2014, Cameron launched his International Touring Organ – a monumental cross-genre digital organ built by Marshall & Ogletree to his own design – in extensive tours in Europe and the USA. His Sony Music debut album If You Could Read My Mind entered Billboard’s Traditional Classical chart at No. 1 on its US release. A former child prodigy, Cameron Carpenter trained at the American Boychoir School, the North Carolina School of the Arts and has two degrees from The Juilliard School. He holds the 2012 Leonard Bernstein Award, is the first solo organist ever nominated for a GRAMMY® Award for a solo album, and has appeared with many of the great orchestras around the world; he has spoken and debated at think tanks and conferences including TED, IdeaCity, The Entertainment Gathering, and many more. For more information please visit www.cameroncarpenter.com.

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