Rhythmic performance, ‘Pachuquísmo’ coming to Reynolds Performance Hall

The University of Central Arkansas’s Reynolds Performance Hall will present “Pachuquísmo” by Vanessa Sanchez on Thursday, April 7, at 7:30 p.m.  Recipient of the “Izzie Award,” the Isadora Duncan Award for Outstanding Production, “Pachuquísmo” is a multidisciplinary, rhythmic performance that overlays tap dance with Mexican zapateado, features a live band that brings together jazz with tradition … [Read more...]

‘Paddington Gets in a Jam’ coming to Reynolds

The University of Central Arkansas’ Reynolds Performance Hall will present “Paddington Gets in a Jam” at 6 p.m., Thursday, March 17.  For more than  60 years, British-born writer Michael Bond has delighted children and families all over the world with his stories about Paddington, the famous, accident-prone bear. “Paddington Gets in a Jam” debuted in New York City in 2019 and is a New York Times … [Read more...]

Tanya Orellana and Isabel Rubio join together for UCA’s artist-in-residence

By: Amber Austen Office of Media Relations Theatre designers Tanya Orellana and Isabel Rubio team up as artists-in-residence at the University of Central Arkansas on Wednesday, March 9 and Thursday, March 10, 2022.   This residency is a collaboration between UCA’s theatre and Spanish departments. Orellana and Rubio together will visit two classes within the departments on Thursday, March 10. … [Read more...]

‘The Choir of Man’ returns to Reynolds at UCA

The University of Central Arkansas’s Reynolds Performance Hall will present the worldwide smash and runaway hit “The Choir of Man” at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 8.  Known across the globe as “the ultimate-feel good show,” “The Choir of Man” offers up 90 minutes of indisputable joy. Featuring pop, classic rock, folk, Broadway and pub tunes, "The Choir of Man" has something for everyone. The multi- … [Read more...]

Reynolds Performance Hall to present ‘Warriors Don’t Cry’

The University of Central Arkansas Reynolds Performance Hall will present “Warriors Don’t Cry” at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 2, 2022. Inspired by Melba Pattillo Beals’s Little Rock Nine memoir “Warriors Don't Cry,” this production is a catalyst for deeper discussion about social responsibility, civil discourse, social media, community engagement and freedom. Reluctant to cope with one more t … [Read more...]

UCA Celebrates Black History Month

February is Black History Month, and the University of Central Arkansas is celebrating with a series of in-person and virtual programming to celebrate the accomplishments of the Black community. It’s a time to honor and recognize the central and significant role that African Americans have and continue to play at UCA and in U.S. history. In honor of Black History Month, the UCA Office of D … [Read more...]

‘Dogman: The Musical’ at Reynolds Performance Hall

The University of Central Arkansas Reynolds Performance Hall will present TheaterWorksUSA’s NY Times Critic’s Pick, “Dog Man: The Musical” on Thursday, Feb. 10, at 6 p.m. Based on the worldwide bestselling hit book series by Dav Pilkey, “Dog Man: The Musical” is a hilarious and heartwarming new production following the chronicles of Dog Man, who with the head of a dog and the body of a policeman … [Read more...]

UCA students serve community during The Big Event

The University of Central Arkansas will host the Big Event on Saturday, March 12 throughout Conway. This is the ninth year for The Big Event at UCA.  Organizations and residents of Conway are invited to submit a job request to propose a project for volunteers to complete on Saturday, March 12. Job requests are open through Feb. 11 and can be submitted at UCA’s The Big Event. Volunteers may also … [Read more...]

Grammy Award-winning mandolinist, Chris Thile, to perform in Conway

The University of Central Arkansas Reynolds Performance Hall welcomes Chris Thile Live in Concert at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 4, 2022. Thile is best known for his work in the acoustic trio Nickel Creek and the bluegrass quintet Punch Brothers. He is a 2012 MacArthur Fellow and in 2016 through 2020, he was the host of the radio variety show “Live from Here,” which was formally known as “A Prairie … [Read more...]

‘Schoolhouse Rock Live’ comes to Reynolds Performance Hall

The University of Central Arkansas Reynolds Performance Hall presents “Schoolhouse Rock Live!” at 6 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022. “Schoolhouse Rock Live!” is a pop culture phenomenon that explodes onto the stage, updated for a whole new generation, with imaginative image projections and a rock’n’roll feel. The show centers around Tom, a nervous young man on his first day of being a teacher, who … [Read more...]