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UCA’s Reynolds Performance Hall To Present Celtic Angels Christmas

By News | December 2, 2018

By Natalie Pierce, College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — The University of Central Arkansas’s Reynolds Performance Hall will hold the Celtic Angels Christmas show on Wednesday, Dec. 12, at 7:30 p.m. Celtic Angels Christmas was produced in Ireland. It is a family-friendly show that will capture audiences by encompassing vocal and instrumental seasonal favorites alongside Irish, contemporary and original Christmas themes, just with a Celtic twist to it. Attendees will hear “Ding Dong Merrily on High” performed as a toe-tapping instrumental reel, “In Dulci Jubilo” as an Irish jig and other Christmas music from across the …

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Reynolds Performance Hall To Present The Ten Tenors

By News | November 2, 2018

By Natalie Pierce, College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY—Reynolds Performance Hall, located on the campus of the University of Central Arkansas, welcomes The Ten Tenors, an Australian music ensemble, on Tuesday, Nov. 13 at 7:30 p.m. The Ten Tenors are one of Australia’s greatest entertainment success stories, with more than 2,500 headline concerts and over 20 years of sell-out performances around the world. Known for their colorful repertoire, breathtaking arrangements and powerful live performances, The Ten Tenors will celebrate their 20th anniversary and the release of their new album, “Wish You Were Here,” by performing songs from …

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Broadway’s Record-breaking Smash ‘Chicago’ Takes The Stage At Reynolds

By News | October 22, 2018

CONWAY– The longest-running American musical on Broadway, Chicago, is headed to Reynolds Performance Hall. Two performances are set for Oct. 27 at 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 28 at 2 p.m. With a legendary book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb, Chicago is the winner of two Olivier awards, a Grammy and six 1997 Tony awards including Best Musical Revival. “We are thrilled to bring this classic Broadway mega-hit to central Arkansas. This show offers stunning choreography, award-winning music and a dramatic plot that will have the audience mesmerized,” said Amanda Horton, director of Reynolds Performance …

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7 years of joy: ComiConway brings the love of reading & comics to Conway, Faulkner County

By Wells Thompson | October 17, 2018

Over the last forty years, comic book and pop-culture conventions have exploded in popularity and become staples of Americana in their own right. Found in almost every major city in the nation, these conventions attract tens and sometimes hundreds of thousands of people, allowing them to share their interests and take in the unique culture of each convention. San Diego Comic-Con, the largest, most well-known of these events, prides itself on premiering blockbuster movie trailers, attracting the biggest actors and directors to speak on a panel, and featuring leaders in the industry to talk about storytelling in all its different …

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UCA Theatre To Present ‘Tis Pity’

By News | October 16, 2018

16By Natalie Pierce, College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY—The University of Central Arkansas Theatre will present “Tis Pity” by John Ford in late October and early November in the Bridges/Larson Theater in Snow Fine Arts Center. Performances are 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 25-26 and Nov. 1-2, as well as a 2 p.m. matinee on Oct. 27. Chris Fritzge, director of the play and an associate professor of Theatre, described “Tis Pity” as a “story of forbidden love between two young individuals who get caught up in plots of love and revenge that ultimately decide their fate.” “‘Tis …

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Reynolds Performance Hall To Present Rita Moreno

By News | October 12, 2018

By Dylan T. Kinkade, College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY– Legendary actor, dancer and singer Rita Moreno will visit the Reynolds Performance Hall at the University of Central Arkansas on Oct. 23 at 7:30 p.m. Moreno’s career spans over 70 years, and she is one of only 12 living performers to have won entertainment’s grand slam of awards: Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony, dubbing her what is referred to as an EGOT. “What an honor and a privilege to have someone such as Rita Moreno here in Conway,” said Amanda Horton, director of Reynolds Performance Hall. “I …

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Buddy Guy To Open Reynolds Season On Sept. 20

By News | August 22, 2018

CONWAY – Legendary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Buddy Guy will perform live at Reynolds Performance Hall on Thursday, Sept. 20 at 7:30 p.m. Guy has received seven Grammy Awards, a 2015 Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award, 37 Blues Music Awards (the most any artist has received), the Billboard Magazine Century Award for distinguished artistic achievement, a Kennedy Center Honor and the Presidential National Medal of Arts. Rolling Stone Magazine ranked him #23 in its “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.” In 1957, he took his first makeshift guitar to Chicago, where he would permanently alter the direction of …

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Pictured in RCT Shrek 1 (left to right): Adeeja Rochele' (Little Rock) as Donkey, Joshua Steen (Corinth, MS) as Shrek, Cesiley Trevino (Little Rock) as Princess Fiona, and Daniel Cathers (Conway) as Lord Farquaad

Red Curtain Theatre to Present Shrek

By News | August 1, 2018

Conway, Arkansas – Red Curtain Theatre will present the hilarious stage spectacle, Shrek The Musical, August 3 rd through the 12th at Staples Auditorium on the Hendrix College campus. The musical is based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks animation smash hit film. Shrek brings all the beloved characters you know from the film to life on stage and proves there's more to the story than meets the ears. This Tony Award-winning fairy tale adventure follows Shrek, an embittered ogre, and his loyal wisecracking sidekick, Donkey as they attempt to rescue the beautiful yet headstrong Princess Fiona from a fire breathing, love-sick dragon. During …

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