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HSU ensemble features cast from all over Arkansas

HSU ensemble features cast from all over Arkansas

ARKADELPHIA, Ark. – Henderson State University Theatre will present seven performances of Almost, Maine, by John Cariani, at 7:30 p.m. on February 17, 18, 19, 21, 24, 25, and 26.  A reception will follow the opening night performance.

On a cold, clear, moonless night in the middle of winter, all is not quite what it seems to be in the remote, mythical town of Almost, Maine. As the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, Almost’s residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways in this delightful midwinter night’s dream.

The ensemble cast includes Thomas Cooper, junior from Royal; Joey Farley, freshman from Paragould; Whitney Glover, sophomore from Texarkana, Texas; Jonathan Lindsey, freshman from Hot Springs; Evan Park, junior from Lonoke; Heather Seanor, sophomore from Rolla, Missouri; Casey Sparks, junior from Sherwood; and Daphne Willis, freshman from Hot Springs.

President Clinton stars in Argenta Theatre opening gala

President Clinton stars in Argenta Theatre opening gala

by Karen Martin, InArkansas.com

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - RSVP by Feb. 10 to attend the Opening Act Gala Celebration -- featuring President Bill Clinton -- in honor of the grand opening of Argenta Community Theater, 501 Main St., North Little Rock, at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 19. 

The theater is a non-profit organization committed to serving the community and state through education and advancement of the performing arts.

Main Street in North Little Rock will be closed and transformed into a dining and performance venue for the Gala Celebration, featuring entertainment by Lawrence Hamilton, Arkansas Festival Ballet and Ballet Arkansas. The evening will begin with a VIP reception at 6:30 p.m. followed by dinner and a program at 7:30 p.m. Guests include Gov. Mike Beebe, attorney general Dustin McDaniel and North Little Rock mayor Patrick Henry Hayes.

Literary Festival seeks "Tales from the South"

Literary Festival seeks "Tales from the South"

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - "Tales from the South" radio show, in conjunction with William F. Laman Public Library and the 2011 Arkansas Literary Festival, is looking for great true stories to be told by the people who lived them. Top three stories will receive $100 each, and writers will read their winning story on the internationally-syndicated radio show on Tuesday, April 12, 2011 at Starving Artist Cafe' in the Argenta Arts District of North Little Rock, AR. Judging is by a panel of writers, professors, and editors.

Your chance to be a star at Weekend Theatre

Your chance to be a star at Weekend Theatre

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - The Weekend Theater, 7th & Chester in downtown Little Rock, announces auditions for three musicals on Saturday, March 19 at 10 a.m. and Sunday, March 20 at 5 p.m. Actors only need to attend one audition day although they should be prepared to stay up to five hours.

Gypsy will be directed by Andy Hall with music direction by Lori Isner.  It will rehearse May 7-June 16 with performances June 17-July 10. The role of Mama Rose has been precast.  There are roles for boys and girls ages 8-18 as well as adults.  There are a few roles that are non-singing/dancing roles.  Those auditioning for Gypsy should wear comfortable clothing for a dance audition.

My Fair Lady will be directed by Allison Pace with music direction by Lori Isner.  It will rehearse June 18-July 21 with performances July 22-August 13. There are roles for actors age 16 and up.

Auditions rescheduled for next week

Auditions rescheduled for next week
SHERWOOD, AR - "Top of the Rock" chorus rehearsal and auditions are canceled for tonight, Tuesday, January 11, 2011.  Auditions will resume as scheduled next Tuesday, January 18 at 7 PM at Cornerstone Bible Fellowship Church,  7351 Warden Road,  Sherwood,  Arkansas.