Happenings in Arkansas leisure, occasions and the humanities:
FUN: ‘Birdhouse’ Cirque
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The present focuses on a fowl by chance injured by the principle steam boiler in a “widgets” manufacturing facility circa 1935, the place the employees (acrobats, contortionists, unicyclists, trapeze artists, and many others.) subsequently are impressed to make use of their our bodies and machines to construct birdhouses in a joyful and soulful, although admittedly much less environment friendly, means.
Tickets are $30-$40, $10 for kids and college students, with reductions for senior residents and UCA college students, school, employees and alumni. Name (501) 450-3265 or (866) 810-0012 or go to uca.edu/Reynolds.
THEATER: Farewell to ‘Lease’
Jonathan Larson’s musical “Lease” marks its twenty fifth anniversary and bids audiences throughout the nation farewell with the “Lease twenty fifth Anniversary Farewell Season of Love Tour,” onstage 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Robinson Middle Efficiency Corridor, 426 W. Markham St., Little Rock. Tickets are $29-$74. Name (501) 244-8800 or go to Ticketmaster.com.
The Tony- and Pulitzer Prize-winning present, loosely primarily based on Giacomo Puccini’s opera “La Boheme,” focuses on a 12 months within the lives of artists and associates struggling to observe their goals with out promoting out. It premiered off-Broadway at New York Theatre Workshop on Feb. 13, 1996, and transferred to Broadway on April 29, 1996.
TheatreSquared, 477 W. Spring St., Fayetteville, is providing three reveals to shut out the 12 months:
◼️ “Marie and Rosetta” by George Brant, opening Wednesday, working 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 2 and seven:30 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday (no efficiency on Thanksgiving Day; extra efficiency 7 p.m. Nov. 28). Following a summer season run on the Arkansas Repertory Theatre in Little Rock, Miche Braden performs gospel-rock legend Sister Rosetta Tharpe with Johnique Mitchell as her protege, Marie Knight, directed by Steve Broadnax III. Streaming digitally Nov. 30-Dec. 12.
◼️ “A Christmas Carol,” tailored by TheatreSquared’s Amy Herzberg and Robert Ford from the novel by Charles Dickens, 7 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 2 and seven p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3-26 on the Fayetteville Public Library Occasion Middle, 401 W. Mountain St., Fayetteville. Further performances: 2 and seven p.m. Dec. 23, 2 p.m. Dec. 24; no efficiency Dec. 25; streaming Dec. 14-26.
◼️ “The Coronary heart of Christmas: Songs and Tales of the Season,” written and carried out by Rob Sutton, an Arkansas native, a graduate of the College of Arkansas and a TheatreSquared alumnus, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 6 and eight p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11-26 (no efficiency Christmas Day).
Tickets for every present are $18-58. Name (479) 777-7477 or go to theatre2.org.
MUSIC: Cheek to Cheek to …
The sister-brother duo of pianists Julie and John Cheek and pianist Johan Botes will carry out at 7 p.m. Tuesday at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 4106 John F. Kennedy Blvd., North Little Rock.
The Cheek siblings will play the “Suite No. 2” for 2 pianos in c minor by Sergei Rachmaninoff. John Cheek will play “Dances of Marosszek” by Zoltan Kodaly and one among his personal compositions. Julie Cheek will play “Widmung” (“Dedication”) by Robert Schumann, organized by Franz Liszt, and Botes will play the “Schatz” (“Treasure”) Waltz by Johann Strauss Jr., organized by Ernst von Dohnanyi.
The live performance is a part of the church’s Pageant of the Senses. Admission is free. Attendees are requested to put on masks and observe social distancing. Name (501) 753-3578, e-mail [email protected] or go to stlukeepiscopal.org.
OBU Jazz Band
Ouachita Baptist College’s Jazz Band will carry out at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Jones Performing Arts Middle at OBU, 410 Ouachita St., Arkadelphia.
This system consists of “Garaje Gato” by Gordon Goodwin, “Pharaoh’s Funk” by Erik Sherburne and preparations of “Artistry in Rhythm” by Stan Kenton, “Besame Mucho” by Consuelo Velazquez, “Theme from ‘The Summer season of ’42″https://www.nwaonline.com/information/2021/nov/14/birdhouse-cirque-lands-at-reynolds/” by Michel Legrand, “Spain” by Chick Corea, “Opus De Funk” by Horace Silver, “The Days of Wine and Roses” by Henry Mancini, “You’ve got Acquired a Pal in Me” by Randy Newman and “Africa” by David Paich and Jeff Porcaro. Jim Lloyd conducts.
FILM: D-Day documentary
The MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Army Historical past, 503 E. Ninth St., in Little Rock’s MacArthur Park, will display screen the documentary “D-Day 360” as a part of its “Motion pictures at MacArthur” collection, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. The documentary, produced for the seventieth anniversary of D-Day, focuses on the invasion of Omaha Seaside by the American forces below Gen. Omar Bradley, utilizing uncooked knowledge gathered by way of forensic laser scanning, 3D laptop modeling and eyewitness accounts. Admission is free. Name (501) 376-4602 or e-mail [email protected]
TICKETS: Salonga @ Pulaski Tech
Tickets — $20-$65 — are on sale for a efficiency by actress and singer Lea Salonga, who gained a Tony Award for her main position in “Miss Saigon” on Broadway, 7:30 p.m. April 25 on the Middle for Humanities and Arts Theater on the College of Arkansas-Pulaski Technical Faculty, 3000 W. Scenic Drive, North Little Rock. Go to uaptc.edu/charts.