DiFranco is the first to play CHARTS in an art series


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Folk-rock singer Ani DiFranco returns to the University of Arkansas-Pulaski Technical College, Sept. 29 at 7:30 p.m. at the Center for Humanities and Arts Theater, Pulaski Tech Main Campus, 3000 W. Scenic Drive , North Little Rock, for college kick off 2022-23 CHARTS Live Performing Arts Series. Tickets will be $45 to $65.

The rest of the lineup (unless otherwise indicated, all shows at 7:30 p.m. at the CHARTS Theatre):

◼️ November 29: “Potter in pot”, the seven books of “Harry Potter” presented live on stage in 70 minutes. $45 to $55.

◼️ March 1: “A Bronx Tale with Chazz Palminteri”, an autobiographical one-man show about a young New Yorker torn between the temptations of organized crime and the values ​​of his hardworking father. $55 to $65.

◼️ April 13: Naturally7, a cappella group. $45 to $55.

◼️ April 27: Patti LuPone, actress-singer, Tony, Olivier, Grammy, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Drama League winner. $75 to $110.

Season pass packages can save customers 10% to 20% off individual ticket prices. Call (501) 812-2831 or visit uaptc.edu/charts. Single tickets go on sale August 15.

THEATER: “Memphis the Musical”

A white radio DJ (Craig Wilson as Huey Calhoun) who wants to change the world and a black club singer (Satia Spencer as Felicia Farrell) who is ready for her big break are at the center of a show set in the underground dance clubs of Memphis in the 1950s “Memphis the Musical” (music and lyrics by David Bryan, book by Joe DiPietro, based on a concept by George W. George). The Judy Kohn Tenenbaum Argenta Community Theater, 405 Main Street, North Little Rock, stages it at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and 10:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets for these Wednesday-Thursday preview performances are $25; for all other shows, $35. Visit argentacommunitytheatre.org.

celebrity season

Season tickets — $168 to $482 — are on sale now for 2022-2023 Broadway Season of Celebrity Attractions:

◼️ Sept. 9-11: Blue Man Group.

◼️ January 13-15: “Tootsie”, music and lyrics by David Yazbek, book by Robert Horn, based on the 1982 film.

◼️ February 1-5: “Disney’s Aladdin,” featuring music, some new to Broadway, by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, and a book by Chad Beguelin, based on the film Disney animation.

◼️ April 21-23: “Legally Blonde — The Musical”, music and lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe and Nell Benjamin, book by Heather Hach, based on the 2001 film.

◼️ May 19-21: The Lincoln Center Theater production of “My Fair Lady” by Lerner & Loewe.

Call (501) 244-8800, visit CelebrityAttractions.com or pick up your tickets in person at the Robinson Center box office, 426 W. Markham St. in Broadway, Little Rock.

Repeat classes

The Arkansas Repertory Theater is offering three nine-week courses in the fall semester for middle and high school students, Monday, September 12 through November 12. 14, at 601 Main St. Theater, Little Rock:

◼️ “Teen Ensemble,” Grades 9-12, 7:30-9 p.m., culminating with a showcase, 8 p.m. November 14. The small company of pre-professional actors meets weekly for advanced training and rehearsals. Tuition: $285.

◼️ “High School Acting: The Actor’s Toolbox,” grades 9-12, 6-7:15 p.m. Tuition: $225.

◼️ “Musical Theatre,” Grades 6-8, 4:30-5:45 p.m. Mondays, ending with a showcase performance, Nov. 14 at 5:30 p.m. Tuition: $250.

Full and partial need-based scholarships and payment plans are available.

All classes will require an audition, by appointment only, on August 6. Email education@therep.org for a time slot. Students will be required to prepare 32 bars of a song (musical theater repertoire, provide sheet music for the accompanist) and a one-minute monologue and provide a profile and CV. Space is limited. Information, including course descriptions, dates and times, how to register, audition information, and how to apply for scholarships, is available at TheRep.org/classes-and-camps.


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