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MUSIC ETC.: CHARTS season
Folk-rock singer Ani DiFranco returns to the University of Arkansas-Pulaski Technical College, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 29 in the Center for Humanities and Arts Theater, on Pulaski Tech’s main campus, 3000 W. Scenic Drive, North Little Rock, to kick off the college’s 2022-23 CHARTS Live performing arts series. Tickets will be $45-$65.
The rest of the lineup (except as noted, all shows at 7:30 p.m. in the CHARTS Theater):
◼️ Nov. 29: “Potted Potter,” all seven “Harry Potter” books performed live on stage in 70 minutes. $45-$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-$65.
◼️ April 13: Naturally7, a cappella group. $45-$55.
◼️ April 27: Patti LuPone, actress-singer, winner of Tony, Olivier, Grammy, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Drama League awards. $75-$110.
Season ticket packages can save patrons 10%-20% off individual ticket prices. Call (501) 812-2831 or visit uaptc.edu/charts. Single tickets go on sale Aug. 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 in “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 St., North Little Rock, stages it, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday and 26-30 and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets for this Wednesday-Thursday preview performances are $25; for all other shows, $35. Visit argentacommunitytheater.org.
Season tickets — $168-$482 — are now on sale for Celebrity Attractions’ 2022-2023 Broadway Season:
◼️ Sept. 9-11: Blue Man Group.
◼️ Jan. 13-15: “Tootsie,” music and lyrics by David Yazbek, book by Robert Horn, based on the 1982 film.
◼️ Feb. 1-5: “Disney’s Aladdin,” with music, some of it new for Broadway, by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice and a book by Chad Beguelin, based on the Disney animated film.
◼️ 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 Lerner & Loewe’s “My Fair Lady.”
Call (501) 244-8800, visit CelebrityAttractions.com or pick up tickets in person at the Robinson Center Box Office, 426 W. Markham St. at Broadway, Little Rock.
The Arkansas Repertory Theatre is offering three fall-semester nine-week classes for middle- and high school students, Mondays, Sept. 12-Nov. 14, at the theater 601 Main St., Little Rock:
◼️ “Teen Ensemble,” grades 9-12, 7:30-9 p.m., culminating in a showcase, 8 p.m. Nov. 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, culminating in a showcase performance, 5:30 p.m. Nov. 14. Tuition: $250.
Full and partial need-based scholarships and payment plans are available.
All classes will require an audition, by appointment only, Aug. 6. Email [email protected] for a time slot. Students will need to prepare 32 bars of a song (musical theater repertoire, provide sheet music for the accompanist) and a one-minute monologue and provide a head shot and resume. 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.