Orchestra’s chamber series features Tchaikovsky’s Trio
Arkansas Symphony Orchestra co- concertmaster Kiril Laskarov, violin; Stephen Feldman, cello; and Kara Benyas, piano, will play the Piano Trio in a minor, op.50, by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky for the orchestra’s River Rhapsodies Chamber Music Series, 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Clinton Presidential Center, 1200 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock.
The orchestra’s Rockefeller String Quartet — Trisha McGovern Freeney and Katherine Williamson, violin; Katherine Reynolds, viola; and Ethan Young, cello — will play John Adams’ String Quartet No. 1.
Tickets are $23, $10 for students and active duty military. Call (501) 666-1761, Extension 100, or visit ArkansasSymphony.org.
Driving Miss Daisy cast members Candyce Hinkle, Jeff Bailey and Ralusrai Richardson put on a reunion production of Alfred Uhry’s award-winning play, opening Tuesday and running through March 25 at Murry’s Dinner Playhouse, 6323 Col. Glenn Road, Little Rock, and part of Murry’s 50th anniversary lineup.
Doors and buffet open 90 minutes before curtain: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 12:30 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday (Wednesday matinees only, March 1, 8, and 15). Tickets are $35-$37, $23 for children 15 and younger; show only, $25 and $15. Call (501) 562-3131 or visit murrysdp.com.
Troika Entertainment’s national tour of the musical 42nd Street — music by Harry Warren, lyrics by Al Dubin, book by Mark Bramble and Michael Stewart, based on the novel by Bradford Ropes — will make two stops in Arkansas this week:
7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall, University of Central Arkansas, 201 Donaghey Ave., Conway. Tickets: $30-$40, $10 for children and students, discounts for senior citizens and UCA alumni. Call (501) 4503265 or (866) 810-0012 or visit uca.edu/reynolds.
7:30 p.m. Wednesday, ArcBest Corp. Performing Arts Center, Fort Smith Convention Center, 55 S. Seventh St., Fort Smith. Tickets are $42$45. Call (479) 788-7300 or visit tickets.uafs.edu.
Four Bitchin’ Babes
Four Bitchin’ Babes — Debi Smith, Sally Fingerett, Nancy Moran and Deirdre Flint — will perform comedic music at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Blue Lion at UAFS Downtown, 101 N. Second St., Fort Smith, part of the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith’s Season at the Blue Lion. Tickets are $25. Call (479) 7887300, email email@example.com or visit tickets.uafs.edu.
SoNA plays Sibelius
Violinist Alexi Kenney joins the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas and conductor Paul Haas to play the Violin Concerto by Jean Sibelius, 7: 30 p. m. Saturday, Baum Walker Hall, Fayetteville’s Walton Arts Center, 495 W. Dickson St.
Also on the program: Fratres for strings and percussion by Arvo Part and Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 in c minor, op.67. Concert sponsor is Highlands Oncology; underwriting for Kenney’s appearance comes from Arvest. Tickets are $30-$52, $10 for college
students with a valid student ID. Call (479) 443-5600 or visit sonamusic.org.
Big-wave surfer, artist, scientist and explorer Easkey Britton will give a talk titled “Be Like Water: Reflections on Developing a Cross-Cultural Program for Women, Surfing and Social Good,” 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Rogers Conference Center at University of the Ozarks, 415 N. College Ave., Clarksville, part of the University’s 201617 Walton Arts & Ideas Series. Admission is free. Call (479) 979-1433.
The Kevin Prater Band — Prater, mandolin; Tom Timberlake, guitar; Adam Burrows, fiddle; Danny Stiltner, bass; and Jake Burrows, banjo — will perform for Jonesboro radio station KASU-FM, 91.9’s Bluegrass Monday series at 7 p.m. Monday at the Collins Theatre, 120 W. Emerson St., Paragould. The station will literally “pass the hat” to pay the musicians; suggested donation is $5 per person. Call (870) 972-2367, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Bluegrass Monday Facebook page.
A man ( Billy Bryant) whose wife died two years before finally learns to keep on living in To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday by Michael Brady, onstage at 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday and March 10-11 and 3 p.m. March 5 at the Arts Center of the Ozarks, 214 S. Main, Springdale. Tickets are $15, $10 for students. Call (479) 751-5441 or visit acozarks.org.
Community Theatre of Little Rock will hold auditions for Life Is Short by Craig Pospisil, 3 p.m. Saturday and 6:30 p.m. March 5 at the Studio Theatre, 320 W. Seventh St., Little Rock. Director Trisha H. Spione will cast several men and women over age 18 via cold readings from the script. Production dates are May 11-21. Call (501) 410-2283 (ACT3) or visit ctlr-act.org.
March 27 is the deadline for students attending or planning to attend an Arkansas college and major in music to apply to audition for the Arkansas Choral Society’s $1,000 Wang Music Scholarship, 7 p.m. March 30 at Calvary Baptist Church, 5700 Cantrell Road, Little Rock. Auditioners should prepare one selection and provide sheet music for the accompanist. Judges will be University of Central Arkansas faculty member Martha Antolik and Choral Society Music Director Kent Skinner (also director of choral activities at the University of Arkansas at Monticello). Application forms are available online at lovetosing.org. Call (870) 460-1288.
Cleveland area-based Resonanz Opera will hold auditions, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. March 18 in the Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall, Fine Arts Building, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, 2801 S. University Ave., Little Rock, for its 2017 Singing Arts Festival, a three-week study program in conjunction with the Louise Davis Savage Mainstage Opera Festival, Aug. 14-27 in Willoughby, Ohio.
To apply for an audition, email to Resonanz founder, president and artistic director Heidi Skok (email@example.com) your resume, curriculum vitae or short biography; a head shot; the audition location (additional auditions will take place in New York, Chicago and Cleveland); and a list of at least three arias that show your voice and stage presence to your best advantage (at least one aria must be in English). Singers can submit a high- quality DVD in place of an in-person audition. Additional details are available at resonanzopera.org/auditions.
Resonanz bills itself as “a national opera company with a holistic approach to the development of top-tiered opera singers.” The festival will include performances of Maurice Ravel’s L’Enfant et les sortileges (sung in English), Francis Poulenc’s Dialogues of the Carmelites, Thomas Pasatieri’s Before Breakfast and Peter Skoggard’s La voix perdue.
Skok, a mezzo- soprano who has sung at the Metropolitan Opera, will also conduct master classes March 16 in Conway — 1:30 p.m. in the Snow Fine Arts Building, University of Central Arkansas, 201 Donaghey Ave., and 3 p.m. in Reves Recital Hall at Hendrix College, 1600 Washington Ave. Both are free and open to the public. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
42nd Street will be onstage Tuesday in Conway and Wednesday in Fort Smith.
Four Bitchin’ Babes — (clockwise from top) Debi Smith, Sally Fingerett, Deirdre Flint and Nancy Moran — perform Saturday in Fort Smith.
Easkey Britton, big-wave surfer, artist, scientist and explorer, will give a talk Wednesday at the University of the Ozarks in Clarksville.