UCA Public Appearances announces 2024-25 season

University of Central Arkansas Public Appearances has announced its new season of performances including Broadway hits “Pretty Woman: The Musical” and “Shrek the Musical,” family-friendly shows such as “Stomp” and “Ghostbusters in Concert” with the Conway Symphony Orchestra, and award-winning musicians including the Indigo Girls, Vitamin String Quartet, Larry Fleet, Straight No Chaser and many more throughout the year.  

Reynolds Performance Hall will feature twelve shows from the Broadway, Pops and Night Out Series; two from the Distinguished Speakers; five Main Stage EdUCAtion shows; a Benefit performance and a special 25th Anniversary Add On show. Three Windgate Collection shows will be featured at the Windgate Center for Fine and Performing Arts.   

UCA Public Appearances Executive Director Amanda Horton said, “This season we will celebrate our 25th Anniversary at Reynolds Performance Hall. We are thrilled to introduce our new UCA Public Appearances logo which celebrates the growth we have had with the addition of the Windgate Center for Fine and Performing Arts. We are now programming in multiple venues and are able to add a greater mix of entertainment opportunities for our community.”

The season includes the following series and performances:

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Broadway Series

  • Shrek the Musical – 7 p.m., Monday, Sept. 9, 2024, sponsored by Dixon Properties, LLC and KURB B98.5
  • Stomp – 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2024, sponsored by Conway Copies and Alice 107.7
  • Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical – 4 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 24, 2024, sponsored by The Fish 93.3
  • Pretty Woman: The Musical – 7 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 23, 2025, sponsored by First Security Bank
Malevo group photo


Night Out Series

  • Malevo – 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 3, 2024, sponsored by Hilton Garden Inn Conway
  • Heather Land LIVE! – 7 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 18, 2025, sponsored by KURB B98.5
  • Step Afrika! – 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2025, sponsored by Acxiom and Log Cabin Democrat
  • Ghostbusters in Concert with the Conway Symphony Orchestra – 7 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 8, 2025, sponsored by Netherton Promotions and 501Life Magazine
Indigo Girls

Indigo Girls

Pops Series

  • Indigo Girls – 7 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 13, 2024, sponsored by UCA Office of the President, Arkansas Times, and UCA College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Larry Fleet – 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 14, 2024, sponsored by Y107.1 My Country 
  • Preservation Hall Jazz Band: Creole Christmas – 7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 14, 2024, sponsored by Eric, Rob and Isaac
  • Hot Club of Cowtown and Tyler Hilton Celebrate the Music of Sun Studio – 7 p.m., Saturday, March 1, 2025, sponsored by Log Cabin Democrat

Distinguished Speakers

  • Evelyn from the Internets – 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2024 
  • Our Planet Live: Frozen Worlds with Sophie Lanfear – 7 p.m., Thursday, April 3, 2025, sponsored by Arkansas Times

25th Anniversary Add On 

  • Straight No Chaser: Top Shelf– 7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 1, 2024, sponsored by JACK FM 92.7 and Chicken Salad Chick
Vitamin String Quartet

Vitamin String Quartet

Windgate Collection (Windgate Center for Fine and Performing Arts)

  • Some Enchanted Evening – 7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 12, 2024 
  • Vitamin String Quartet: The Music of Taylor Swift, Bridgerton, and Beyond – 7 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 3, 2024, sponsored by 501Life Magazine
  • An Evening with Suzy Boggus – 7 p.m., Sunday, April 13, 2025, sponsored by Kat Country 98.9 

Main Stage EdUCAtion

  • Charlotte’s Web – 10 a.m., 12 p.m., Friday, Nov.  8, 2024, sponsored by Partners Bank 
  • Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny – 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, 2024
  • Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus – 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, 2025, sponsored by Toad Suck Daze
  • Step Afrika! – 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2025 
  • Ada Twist Scientist and Friends – 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, 2025, sponsored by Conway Corp and H + N Architects

Benefit for Main Stage EdUCAtion

  • Charlotte’s Web – 6 p.m., Friday, Nov. 8, 2024 

“The Main Stage EdUCAtion Series also has a momentous anniversary in the upcoming year as we celebrate 10 years of bringing school children from across the state to Reynolds Performance Hall.  Many of the children we serve have never experienced live, professional theatre and do not have access to the arts in their own communities.  This program opens doors to culture and arts for children in pre K to high school,” said Horton. 

Subscription renewals for current season ticket holders are available now. New subscriptions will go on sale to the general public starting July 1. Subscriber Courtesy Week — when those who bought season packages may purchase individual tickets to shows before they open to the general public — will be from July 22 to July 26. Single tickets will go on sale to the general public on Monday, July 29.  

To purchase a new subscription package beginning July 1 or individual tickets beginning July 29, call (501) 450-3265 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday or go online at uca.edu/pa.

Individual series prices range from $41-$160; Performing Arts Package (all three series) range from $260-$480; individual tickets for all shows in the Broadway, Pops and Night Out series are $27-$50. Speakers are $15 for adults and $5 for children/students, Main Stage shows are $10 for adults and $5 for children/students. The Charlotte’s Web Benefit show is $10 for adults and $5 for children/students. The Windgate Collection shows range from $17 – $40 for adults and $10 for children/students. A “Pick Six,” build-your-own package, is available to donors of $100 or more.

For more ticket information or event details, please visit uca.edu/pa or contact the box office at (501) 450-3265.