Elsewhere in Entertainment, Events and Arts:
THEATRE: Macheath dear
The University of Arkansas at the Little Rock School of Literary and Performing Arts will stage a fall musical production of “The Threepenny Opera” by Bertolt Brecht (with music by Kurt Weill), 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the University Theatre, Center for Performing Arts, UALR, 2801 S. University Ave., Little Rock. Tickets are $10, $5 for University of Arkansas System students and employees, seniors and military members. Visit tix.com/ticket-sales/ualrtheatre/5517. For more information, call (501) 916-3291 or email [email protected]
Ive’s one-act play
The University of Central Arkansas theater program opens its 2022-23 season with “An Evening of David Ives One Acts”, three one-act plays – “Sure Thing”, https://news.google.com/__i/rss/rd/articles/ “The Philadelphia” and “The Mystery at Twicknam Vicarage” – by the American playwright, 7:30 am Wednesday-Friday , 2 p.m. Saturday at the Bridges-Larson Theater, Snow Fine Arts Center, UCA, 201 Donaghey Ave., Conway. Tickets are $10 and are free for UCA students, faculty and staff. Call (501) 450-3265 or (866) 810-0012 or visit web.ovationtix.com/trs/dept/2176.
Bridget Davis is the new Associate Director of Education for Argenta Community Theater, having previously worked as the Theater Education Program Manager at the Arkansas Repertory Theater, with which Argenta Theater has entered a new educational partnership for classes and programs. Partnership details are due in early 2023.
Argenta Theater recently opened its Sharon Heflin Performing Arts Education Center at 315 Main St., North Little Rock, half a block from the theater. The 2,000-square-foot space offers performing and technical arts classes, including singing and acting classes, and plans for TV/film, technical production and dance classes to follow in the spring and summer.
MUSIC: ‘Porgy’ moved
Opera in the Rock has postponed its planned performance of the opera Porgy and Bess by George and Ira Gershwin in the concert version, originally scheduled for November 19-20 at The Hall on West Ninth Street in Little Rock, to autumn 2023. Exact dates have not yet been announced. Tickets for the original dates will be redeemed for the 2023 performances, or patrons can receive a refund by contacting The Hall at (501) 406-1364. Visit oitr.org.
ART: outdoor exhibition
January 13 is the deadline for local artists to respond to a call from the Hot Springs Area Cultural Alliance for their fourth year art moves Outdoor art exhibition opening during the 10-day Arts & The Park festival from April 28th to May 7th. “Art & Soul” is the theme for the 2023 festival and for the exhibition, which focuses on art as “a tool for the artist,” according to a press release. The exhibition consists of paintings, drawings and/or photographs reproduced on metal panels Artists can submit works that are “self-reflective, provide insight into how they use their art to communicate something about themselves, or as a vehicle to express emotion, communication, healing, etc.,” the press release reads. Judges will select up to 25 works to be reproduced on metal.Plans for 2023 include expanding the exhibit, which has been displayed along the Hot Springs Creek Greenway Trail for the past three years, to include an additional Hot Springs City Park in the next year; The exhibition, which will open during the festival, will remain open throughout the year with a QR code attached to the frame providing information about artists, Provides artwork and exhibition. Visit hotspringsarts.org/calls-for-artists for more information.
ETC.: PostSecret project
PostSecret Project Creator Frank Warren will be discussing the project, sharing secrets, promoting mental health, reducing stigma and building a community of support Friday at 7:30 p.m. in the Reynolds Performance Hall at the University of Central Arkansas, 201 Donaghey Ave., Conway.
Warren started a community art project, inviting strangers to anonymously submit their never-before-spoken secrets on homemade postcards. The collection now exceeds 1 million such “ornate secrets”. Each month, more than 4 million people visit the PostSecret website, which has raised over $1 million for the National Suicide Prevention Hotline. Admission is $15 and $5 for students. Call (501) 450-3265 or (866) 810-0012 or visit uca.edu/reynolds.
AUDITING: ‘Tuna Christmas’
The Arkansas Public Theater hosts auditions for “A Tuna Christmas” by Ed Howard, Joe Sears and Jaston Williams, Monday 7pm at the Victory Theater, 116 S. Second St., Rogers. Doors open at 6:30am. The audition is based on readings from the script; Download the Audition Pack, which includes audition times, scenes, character descriptions, and a rehearsal schedule at arkansaspublictheatre.org/castingandvolunteering. If necessary, callbacks will be made on Tuesday. Production dates are 9.-11. and 15.-18. December.
TICKETS: “King of Rants”
Comedian Lewis Black, known as “The King of Rant,” is bringing his show “Off the Rails” to Little Rock on April 20 at 7:30 p.m. at the Robinson Center Performance Hall, 426 W. Markham St. on Broadway. Tickets range from $21 to $62 plus fees. Call (501) 244-8800 or visit Ticketmaster.com.