Courtesy It was less an instance of fortune and one more rooted in clever planning that matched up the 450th birthday of William Shakespeare with a performance by a troupe steeped in the Bard’s work. The Improvised Shakespeare Company performed Wednesday night at the Walton Arts Center to an enthusiastic crowd. And, whether the audience
“This is not your mother’s or your grandmother’s Hamlet. That was evident from the very start of the preview performance offered Thursday night at Nadine Baum Studios.”
The essence of the movie remains in this musical, but this presentation makes the story alive again both for new audiences and for those who have the songs and characters etched on their hearts and minds and souls.
Chicago has three strong qualities: fantastic music presented by the orchestra from center stage; solid, high-energy dancing and singing from the entire ensemble; and cast members who have created distinctly memorable, and sometimes loveable, characters.
There’s a moment in “Cirque Ziva” where the eager desire to be impressed and wowed transforms into an almost routine expectation for the same. That moment happened sometime early on in the first act of the two-hour show that was presented Sunday night at the Walton Arts Center.
We all come from somewhere. And sometimes, we carry more of it with us than we realize — even if we never leave.
This new look at the old show easily reminds the audience why everyone loved Lucy so much — and why her simple, goofy humor, and the fundamentals of the classic comedy, endure.
As Scrooge recalls and reflects on his life, this show raises the questions: What is the real value of happiness? And what is the true cost of living without it?
It’s the week before Thanksgiving, but the Christmas spirit is undeniably in the air.
A drizzly Friday night didn’t keep dozens of little girls dressed up as Belle, or the rest of the crowd, away from Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, the current production at the Walton Arts Center.
A person can change a lot during a journey. That change often happens in ways he never could have anticipated, and it sometimes isn’t fully understood until later reflection. That’s exactly what happens in 4,000 Miles, the current production by TheatreSquared.
Locher will present a lecture titled “From Earth to Sky: Elements of Traditional Japanese Architecture” at 5:30 p.m. April 16 in Hembree Auditorium, in the Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences Building (Room 107E), at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.
David Basulto and David Assael will present a lecture titled “Opportunities for Architects” at 5:30 p.m. April 9 in Hembree Auditorium, in the Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences Building (Room 107E), at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.