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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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Townsend finds her way back home after loss

By Todd E Jones | July 19, 2018

What does it take to find your way back home from tragedy? For one Conway singer and songwriter, the answer came, of course, in the form of a song. For Townsend, music has been a part of her life for a long time. “So, I’ve been playing music for as long as I can remember. Throughout Junior high and High School, I was the drummer for a punk rock band,” she told me by email. “Once I got to college, some friends heard me play guitar and really pushed me to start playing for people. I’ve had some really top-notch supporters …

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12th Season of Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre Starts in June

By News | April 29, 2018

CONWAY — Tickets for the 12th season of Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre went on sale April 16. The lineup for the June 8-July 8 season, which explores the theme of transformation, includes Shakespeare classics The Winter’s Tale; Henry IV, Part One; and a family adaptation of Much Ado About Nothing, as well as Lerner and Loewe’s My Fair Lady. Tickets to the Reynolds Performance Hall productions of Henry IV, Part One and My Fair Lady are $32 per person ($25 for seniors/active military/students); tickets for Much Ado About Nothing are $15 for adults, $10 for students. Two-play packages for Henry IV, …

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UCA Film Festival Set for May 3

By News | April 28, 2018

By Jordan Ballentine and Jennifer Cranford, College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — University of Central Arkansas film students will present their short films at the 14th annual UCA Film Festival on May 3 starting at 7 p.m. in Reynolds Performance Hall. The event is free and open to the public. Audience members can expect diversity among the filmmakers, genres and stories told. “There is a lot of talented people here with really strong visions and personal stories,” senior Film Club Supervisor Donavon Thompson said. “They’re going to tell those stories, and it’s good for us as …

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The Missing Voice in The Shape of Water

By Wells Thompson | March 2, 2018

Editor’s Note- The Academy Awards is March 4, 2018. We have asked our resident Movie Reviewer, Wells Thompson, to review several of the movies up for Academy Awards leading up to the Oscars. It’s not often that we remember which films were nominated in any given year. After the awards are over and the winners are chosen, films aren’t usually described as being nominated for best picture anymore, unless it’s a memorable snub or a really unexpected entry. I bring this up because no matter who wins Best Picture this upcoming Sunday (probably The Post), it’s definitely noteworthy that The Shape of …

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