Local arts organizations are teaming up to provide a unique opportunity for patrons – a ticket sampler for different performing arts venues.
This collaboration between the Arkansas Repertory Theatre, Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, Celebrity Attractions, Ballet Arkansas and Opera In The Rock is aimed at providing Arkansans with a sample of the different arts events going on in 2019-2020. The program, entitled Rock The Arts, will give patrons five tickets to five Little Rock productions for only $223.
The shows that will be offered include Million Dollar Quartet, Beethoven & Blue Jeans, Wicked, Master/Worksand La Traviata.
Rock the Arts tickets will be available until August 26. The package will save customers more than 25 percent off the cost of purchasing individual tickets.
Check out the full listing of shows and dates below:
MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET
Arkansas Repertory Theatre – September 7, 2019 – 2:00 p.m.
Four musical legends. A one-in-a-million recording session. On December 4, 1956, in the studios of Sun Records in Memphis, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, and Jerry Lee Lewis gathered to meet with legendary producer Sam Philips. What happened next was pure rock and roll magic. A casual introduction of Lewis to Perkins unexpectedly evolved into an epic jam session of country, gospel and rock classics, captured on tape but not released until 1981.
With a collection of hit songs that includes “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Great Balls of Fire,” and “Hound Dog,” this Tony Award-winning musical is guaranteed to blow the roof off! So, put a nickel in the jukebox and prepare for a blast from that past that will have you dancing in the aisles!
BEETHOVEN & BLUE JEANS
Arkansas Symphony Orchestra at Robinson Performance Hall – November 9, 2019 – 7:30 p.m.
Explore the rich musical heritage of Arkansas with a pairing of composers with local roots – William Grant Still and Florence Price – with Beethoven’s groundbreaking Symphony No. 3, “Eroica.” Pianist Karen Walwyn, a specialist in the piano works of Florence Price, and guest conductor Andrew Grams take the stage with your ASO for BEETHOVEN AND BLUE JEANS, a casual concert which has become one of ASO’s most popular annual events.
Celebrity Attractions at Robinson Performance Hall – January 2, 2020 – 7:30 p.m.
So much happened before Dorothy dropped in. WICKED, the Broadway sensation, looks at what happened in the Land of Oz…but from a different angle. Long before Dorothy arrives, there is another young woman, born with emerald-green skin—smart, fiery, misunderstood, and possessing an extraordinary talent. When she meets a bubbly blonde who is exceptionally popular, their initial rivalry turns into the unlikeliest of friendships…until the world decides to call one “good,” and the other one “wicked.”
From the first electrifying note to the final breathtaking moment, WICKED—the untold true story of the Witches of Oz—transfixes audiences with its wildly inventive story that USA Today cheers is “a complete triumph! An original musical that will make you laugh, cry, and think.” Welcomed by the Little Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau, WICKED will send your spirits soaring to heights you’ll never forget.
Ballet Arkansas at UA-Pulaski Tech CHARTS Theater – April 26, 2020 – 2:30 p.m.
Ballet Arkansas, the professional ballet company in the State, presents MASTER/WORKS! Filled with works by choreographic luminaries, MASTER/WORKS combines the best of live music and cutting-edge contemporary dance with celebrated classical repertory. Sponsored by the Stella Boyle Smith Trust, MASTER/WORKS is the 3rd installment of a 3-year concert series designed to elevate the art form within the region. MASTER/WORKS has something perfect for every taste and is the final production of Ballet Arkansas’ 2019/20 Season.
Opera In The Rock at the Arkansas Repertory Theatre – May 31, 2020 – 2:30 p.m.
OITR’s production of this glamorous and dramatic opera in three acts will be set in Hollywood during the 1940’s, with the leading soprano role, Violetta, sung by Dover, Arkansas native Keely Futterer. Futterer was recently seen as Marie in La fille du régiment with Opera Saratoga. “Soprano Keely Futterer soar[ed] in cascades of sound over a wide range. Her agile coloratura and the sheer volume of her voice was something to hear” (The Daily Gazette). “Following our landmark production of Madama Butterfly with world-class soprano Francesca Mondanaro could prove to be challenging, but Keely will blow you away and is definitely up to the task,” Kate Sain, OITR Executive & Acting Artistic Director, stated.