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Arkansas Public Theater Brings 'The Music Man' to Rogers

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theater: Rogers “Music Man”

Arkansas Public Theater stage “Music Man” By Meredith Wilson, September 22-24 and September 29-October, Friday-Saturday, 8 pm. 1; 2:00 pm Victory Theater, 116 S. Second St., Rogers, Sept. 18, 25, Oct. 2; Doors and concession stand open one hour prior to showtime. Tickets are $25-$55. Visit For more information, please call (479) 631-8988.

Marie’s “Bridesmaid”

Four friends who vowed to attend each other’s weddings while still in high school discover how difficult it is to keep their promise. “Always Bridesmaid” By Jesse Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wootton, Tuesday through October 15 at Mary’s Dinner Playhouse, 6323 Colonel Glen Road, Little Rock. The cast includes Kelly Ponder, Julie Best, Emory Molitor, Lee Ann Marchage, Sarah Nichols, and Paige Reynolds. Buffet open 90 minutes before showtime (7:30 PM Tuesday to Saturday) (the first three Wednesdays (14, 21 and 28 September) are matinees), Sundays at 12:30 PM Open at 6:30pm and 6:30pm. Tickets (including food and show) are $37-41, $27 for children 15 and under. $27 show only. Call (501) 562-3131 or visit

ASU season

‘A tragic playground injury’ Straddling a 30-year relationship between two “broken souls” by Pulitzer Prize nominee Rajiv Joseph, the 2022-23 season of the Arkansas State University Theater Department runs Sept. 23-24 and 30 at 7:30 p.m. Minutes, starting at 2:00 PM on October 2nd. Located at ASU’s Fowler Center, 201 Olympic Drive, Jonesboro.

Remaining line-up (7:30pm Friday-Saturday, 2pm Sunday at Simpson Theater unless otherwise noted):

◼️ November 11, 13, 18-19, Drama Theater at Fowler Center: “Little Women,” music by Jason Howland, lyrics by Mindy Dickstein, by Alan Nee, based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott

◼️ February 17-18 and 24-25: “Peter and the Starcatcher” by Rick Ellis

◼️ April 14-15, 21-22: “Road to Oregon!” Musical satire based on the educational video game The Oregon Trail, by Jeff Brim, Matt Lang and Nick Lang.

Ticket information is available at Call (870) 972-2037 or visit

music: elected conductor

Nerio Zamorano will be appointed conductor of the Arkansas Symphony Community Orchestra this fall. (Special to Democratic Gazette)
Nerio Zamorano takes over as conductor this autumn Arkansas Symphony Community OrchestraVictor Ellsworth, who has been leader of the orchestra since 1998, has retired.

A violinist from Cochabamba, Bolivia, Zamorano has been a member of the Conway Symphony Orchestra for five years and has also been a member of the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra. He has taught string music at the Anthony School in Little Rock, has taught violin at Young Musicians of America in Little Rock and the Palmer School of Music in Conway, and is an adjunct violin instructor at Central Baptist College in Conway. .

Founded at the University of Arkansas in Little Rock, the Community Orchestra is now part of the Education and Community Outreach Mission of the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra. Musicians of all experience levels rehearse her once a week and don’t need to audition. His 2022-23 schedule for the community orchestra has yet to be announced.

dance: “Sinatra” fundraiser

The Fort Smith-based Western Arkansas Ballet is pleased to announce that Frank Sinatra and Original choreography to music by other “Rat Pack” entertainers. They are 427 Main St. and 427 Main St. in Van Buren, respectively. The evening includes a pre-performance reception and dinner party. Tickets are $80. His second extended matinee performance on Oct. 9 at 2:00 p.m. will include additional dances that weren’t performed Saturday night. Tickets are $15. Call (479) 785-0152 or visit by October 5.

movie: Screen cooperation

Arkansas Film Institute is working with Northwest Arkansas-based Michaud Film Lab to present a documentary screening and production training for creators of color in Central Arkansas this week.

◼️“Dream Land: West 9th Avenue in Little Rock” plays Thursdays at 6:30 PM at the Ron Robinson Theater at 100 River Market Avenue in Little Rock. Doors open at 6 o’clock. A Q&A discussion about cinema as a cultural preservation with producer Tanisha Jo Conway follows. Admission is free, but registration is required. Visit

◼️ Filmmaking Workshops for Creators of Color will be held Saturday, 1-4pm at Waymack and Crew, 301 Main Street, Little Rock, offering hands-on education from working filmmakers (mentored by DeShunn Berry of “Nice Guys Finish Last,” and the web series “Change Gonna Come”) and provides an opportunity for aspiring filmmakers to shoot experimental short films. Admission is free. Space is limited and registration is required — visit Post-lab networking social at Rock It! from 5-7pm. The Lab, 120 River Market Ave., Little Rock will feature wines from the Flyght Black collection, music by Sean Fresh, screenings from the Film Lab, and his panel discussion on the experience of creatives of color. This event is open to the public, but registration is required.

etc. : window workshop

QQA has partnered with the Dunbar Historic Neighborhood Association and historic preservation workforce advocate Marshall Ray to Window Repair and Weatherproofing Boot Camp, October 25-29, Ernest Green House, 1224 W. 21st St., Little Rock’s Historic Dunbar District. Green was one of the Little Rock Nine hens and the first black graduate of Little Rock Central High School.

Bob Yap provides hands-on instruction to a group of 18 artisans. By the end of the week-long workshop, participants will have restored at least nine of Landmark’s property’s original windows.

QQA recruits students from across the state. The ideal trainee “has a strong desire to acquire or improve skills with the hand tools used in the restoration of wooden windows, [in] According to the news release, considering the construction industry as a profession,[s]As this is a workforce development training program, we are looking for candidates between the ages of 18 and 25. Out-of-town students stay at the Little Rock Fire House Hostel. QQA will provide lunch daily at the construction site. Even dinner at the hostel.

If selected, there is a $500 registration fee. Each candidate is expected to be sponsored by a community or organization and given appropriate recognition for their achievements. Due to the generosity of program sponsors such as Arkansas Preserve, City of Little Rock, and Carol St. John Young, scholarships to help cover costs are limited.

Please submit letters of interest by September 16th by email to The program steering committee will review all applications and notify participants of their approval by September 23rd. For more information, call (501) 371-0075, extension 4.