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Red Octopus cancels Friday show

Red Octopus cancels Friday show

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Although Red Octopus battled its way through the snowpocalypse, The Thawmageddon has put up a mighty fight, and we unfortunately have to cancel Friday night's show, as well. We will be performing Saturday night unless the asphalt turns to molten lava and Chia Pets start raining from the sky.

Red Octopus cancels Thursday show

Red Octopus cancels Thursday show

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Unfortunately, due to the coming Snowpocalypse and the inevitability of climate change, Red Octopus Theater has been forced to cancel Thursday night's performance of "The St. Valentine's Day Massacre." We are not happy about this, but we must bow to the overwhelming challenges presented by the inclement weather. We will open On Friday night, and continue on Saturday. Apologies all around.

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Symphony orchestra steals hearts

Symphony orchestra steals hearts

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra presents Couples that Stole your Heart on Saturday, February 12 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, February 13 at 3 p.m. at the Robinson Center Music Hall. This concert is the third concert in the ACXIOM Pops Live! Series and is sponsored in part by Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield and friends in honor of Dale and Lee Ronnel’s 50th Anniversary.

Associate Conductor Geoffrey Robson conducts this concert full of music to remind you of some of the very best movie couples. Also at the Saturday evening performance, the Stella Boyle Smith Trust, purchaser of the guest conducting role auctioned at Opus XXVI, will pass the baton to Dr.

Your chance to be a star at Weekend Theatre

Your chance to be a star at Weekend Theatre

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - The Weekend Theater, 7th & Chester in downtown Little Rock, announces auditions for three musicals on Saturday, March 19 at 10 a.m. and Sunday, March 20 at 5 p.m. Actors only need to attend one audition day although they should be prepared to stay up to five hours.

Gypsy will be directed by Andy Hall with music direction by Lori Isner.  It will rehearse May 7-June 16 with performances June 17-July 10. The role of Mama Rose has been precast.  There are roles for boys and girls ages 8-18 as well as adults.  There are a few roles that are non-singing/dancing roles.  Those auditioning for Gypsy should wear comfortable clothing for a dance audition.

My Fair Lady will be directed by Allison Pace with music direction by Lori Isner.  It will rehearse June 18-July 21 with performances July 22-August 13. There are roles for actors age 16 and up.

Southern Journeys exhibit opens at Mosaic Templars

Southern Journeys exhibit opens at Mosaic Templars

Join us for the opening of the critically acclaimed exhibit, Southern Journeys: African American Artists of the South. Be the first to see this wonderful exhibit and enjoy wine, hors d'oeuvres, and great music in the Auditorium. The reception is open to the public.

This exhibit examines the work of African American artists who have chronicled the history of southern culture in their art. Memory of place, rather than geographic location, is the hallmark of this chronical. While many of the featured artists were born in the south and have remained there, others migrated beyond its regional borders. Some became international expatriots, finding a more welcoming home outside of the United States. Nonetheless, for all of them the persistent memory of southern culture still defines or defined their work.

Rep opens "A Raisin in the Sun"

Rep opens "A Raisin in the Sun"

By Karen Martin

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - The Arkansas Repertory Theatre’s production of “A Raisin in the Sun” opens today and runs through Feb. 6.

Lorraine Hansberry's celebrated drama tells the story of an African-American family living on Chicago's south side in the 1950s. Recently widowed, Lena Younger receives a life insurance check for $10,000 and plans to buy a house for her family, freeing them from the cramped tenement she shares with her two children, daughter-in-law and grandson. Her son Walter Lee has other ideas.

Showtimes are 7 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sundays. Ticket prices start at $20. To purchase click here.

A review of the production will appear on InArkansas.com Saturday.

Source: InArkansas.com

Special guest performs with Arkansas Symphony Orchestra

Special guest performs with Arkansas Symphony Orchestra

LITTLE ROCK, AR – The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra welcomes cellist Julie Albers for her encore performance on Saturday, January 29 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, January 30 at 3 p.m. at the fourth Stella Boyle Smith Masterworks Concert in the Robinson Center Music Hall.

Barber’s Overture to The School for Scandal, Elgar’s Cello Concerto and Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 5 are featured on this program. Ms. Albers previously performed with the ASO in January 2009. This concert is sponsored in part by Metal Recycling Corporation.

Kids kindergarten through 12th grade can attend our Sunday matinee performances for free (with the purchase of an adult ticket) using the Entergy Kids Ticket – available for download at http://www.arkansassymphony.org/.