It’s true that all the world’s a stage, but sometimes the best shows can be found right in your backyard. Luckily for Central Arkansas dwellers, the Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall serves as a stronghold for a variety of performances.
Since the first of August, tickets for the 2016/17 season have officially been on sale to the public. “We’ve had a great deal of interest and support from our subscribers this summer,” said Amanda Horton, Director of Reynolds. “We’re looking forward to seeing how the general public responds to our 16-17 lineup. If past years are any indication, Aug. 1 will be a busy day, and we encourage people to buy online or come in person to the box office, as phone sales will be the slowest way to purchase tickets.”
The performance hall is located on the University of Central Arkansas campus and boasts of 19 performances available to the public this season.
There’s enough variety in the line-up to ensure that everyone can find a favorite show. The musical fanatic will be stoked to see Once the Musical along with 42nd Street. Families can get involved with the seasonal production of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, as well as Annie. There are also various musical productions including the New York a cappella group The Doo Wop Project, Country Music Star Ronnie Milsap, and even Danny Elfman’s Music from the Films of Tim Burton.
“We are thrilled to bring the best in entertainment to central Arkansas,” Horton commented. “From the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, who will kick off our season, to the illustrious Russian National Ballet Theatre who will dance their gorgeous Sleeping Beauty to end it, we truly have something for everyone.”
Along with these programs there will also be two shows put on in conjunction with The Main Stage Education Series. The performances are meant primarily as daytime field trip experiences with direct curriculum connections, but there will be two public performances open to the general public. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children, and will go on sale on Aug. 1. Those events are: Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live, Feb. 24, 6 p.m. and Junie B’s Essential Survival Guide to School, March 17, 6 p.m.
For tickets or more information, call the box office at (501)450-3265 or visit their site.
(Top image provided, Once the Musical)