Opera in the Ozarks opens summer music festival

Opera in the Ozarks opens summer music festival | Pro Club Bd

Elsewhere in entertainment, events and arts this weekend:

MUSIC: Opera on the mountain

Opera in the Ozarks kicks off its 2022 Summer Music Festival with Giacomo Puccini’s opera “La Rondine” Friday 7:30 p.m. at Inspiration Point Fine Arts Colony Theater, 16311 US 62, five miles west of Eureka Springs.

The 2022 season, titled Love on the Rocks, focuses on love gone wrong and features a group of 37 young singers and a professional orchestra from across the country in a total of 22 fully staged and costumed opera performances through June 22 . July.

“La Rondine” runs in the repertoire (7.30pm Wednesday and 2nd, 6th, 13th, 16th and 22nd July and 3pm July 10th) with productions of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “Cosi fan tutte” (7.30pm Saturday and 30, 5, 8, 12 and 21 July and 17 July 3pm) and Stephen Sondheim’s “A Little Night Music” (Tuesday 7.30pm and 1, 7, 9, 15 and 20 July and July 3 at 3 p.m.).

The season also includes:

◼️ “Pinocchio”, an outreach children’s production (adapted and with a libretto by John Davies, set to music by Mozart, Jacques Offenbach, Gaetano Donizetti, Giovani Pergolesi, Sir Arthur Sullivan and Giuseppe Verdi) at venues throughout Northwest Arkansas.

◼️ A chamber music concert on July 18 at 7:30 p.m. at Inspiration Point.

◼️ Two Broadway cabarets on July 14 at 7:30 p.m. at the Millar Lodge on Mount Sequoyah, 150 N. Skyline Drive, Fayetteville, including heavy hors d’oeuvres, and on July 19 at 6:00 p.m. at the Crescent Hotel, 75 Prospect Ave., Eureka Springs, which includes dinner. (Both cabaret venues will have cash bars.)

Single tickets are $25 to $30, with discounts for children and students under 18; $40 for Fayetteville Cabaret, $65 for Eureka Springs Cabaret. Call (479) 253-8595 or visit opera.org.

child shock

Hosted by the Arkansas Arts Council and the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center “And the beat doesn’t stop” a performance for children with hip-hop lyrics, Saturday 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at The Center, 501 W. Ninth St., Little Rock. Youngsters will perform songs they created at a workshop on May 28 at the center. Admission is free. The workshop is a partnership between the Center, the Central Arkansas Library System—specifically the Hillary Rodham Clinton Library and Learning Center—and the Arkansas Arts Council, and aligns with the Center’s current exhibition, And the Beat Don’t Stop: 50 Years of Hip-Hop.” Visit facebook.com/events/2035474653313711 or send an email [email protected] or [email protected]

THEATRE: ‘Practical Cats’

Jonesboro’s Foundation of Arts is staging the musical “cats” (Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, based on “Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats” by TS Eliot), 7:30 p.m. today through Friday, 6 p.m. Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Forum Theater 115 E. Monroe Ave. , Jonesboro . Neale Bartee conducts the Delta Symphony Orchestra. Sponsored by St. Bernard’s Healthcare and Medical Group Tickets are $18-20, $16-18 for children, seniors, students, faculty and staff of Arkansas State University. Sunday’s show is pay what you can. Call (870) 935-2726 or visit foajonesboro.org.

FUN: celebrate moose

The Buffalo River Moose Festival returns to Jasper’s Downtown Square near Arkansas 7 Friday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. and features entertainment, local arts and handcrafted goods, food vendors, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s annual Moose Tag Lottery, and activities outdoors. (Newton County is dubbed the “Moose Capital of Arkansas,” according to a press release.)

The Friday schedule includes music starting at 1 p.m. and headlining 7 South Country and Southern Rock. Saturday activities actually start at 7am with a pancake breakfast at the American Legion Hut, followed by a children’s fishing derby at Bradley Park (registration from 8am). Judging for the Dutch Oven Cook-off begins at 1:00 p.m. at Harp’s Realty, Arkansas 7, after which festival-goers can taste the results; the winner will be announced at 3. The Arkansas State Championship Elk Calling contest begins at 1:15. After a series of live music performances, the festival ends with a fireworks display at 9:50 p.m

Entry to the festival is free; There is a fee for tasting bowls for the cook-off. For a full schedule and map of activities, visit buffaloriverelkfestival.com. Call (870) 416-2708.

Ian Holm (left to right), Bruce Willis and Milla Jovovich save the world from the ultimate evil in The Fifth Element. (Special issue of the Democrat Gazette/Fathom Events)
‘Elemental’ performances

Fathom Events and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment are celebrating the 25th anniversary of the release of Luc Bessons “The fifth Element” performing Sunday at 3 p.m. and Wednesday at 7 p.m. at 12 Breckenridge and Colonel Glenn 18 in Little Rock, Cinemark Town Center in Conway, Razorback Cinema in Fayetteville and Malco Ft. Smith Movie Theater in Fort Smith. The screening will also include an interview with Besson and clips from the film. Visit fathomevents.com for ticket information.

ETC.: ‘Potluck, Poison Ivy’

Stephanie Streett, executive director of the Clinton Foundation, made headlines this month Potluck & Poison Ivy, today at The Joint, 301 Main St., North Little Rock. Entry is at 6 p.m. The Salty Dogs are the “musical guests”. Tickets, $35, include dinner. Visit potluckandpoisonivy.org.

Streett oversees the strategy and management of the Clinton Presidential Center and the Presidential Leadership Scholars program on behalf of the Foundation. Streett served in the Clinton White House for eight years and previously worked on Capitol Hill as a staffer on the US Senate Budget Committee.

photo Isabelle McCalla (from left), Christy Altomare, Syndee Winters and Susan Egan will “be” Disney princesses for “Disney Princess – The Concert” on October 29 at the Robinson Center Performance Hall in Little Rock. Tickets go on sale on Friday. (Special issue of the Democrat Gazette)
Singing Princesses

Tickets — $31-$66 plus possible fees — go on sale Friday at 10 a.m “Disney Princess – The Concert”, October 29, 7:00 p.m. at the Little Rock Robinson Center Performance Hall, 426 W. Markham St. on Broadway. “An all-star quartet of Broadway and animated film icons” — Christy Altomare, Susan Egan, Courtney Reed and Syndee Winters (subject to change) — will perform more than 30 Disney Princess songs with “their magical music director.” [Benjamin Rauhala] and charming prince [Adam J. Levy]to celebrate all Disney Princesses in an unforgettable evening of song, animation and storytelling.” Call (501) 244-8800 or (800) 745-3000, or visit RobinsonCenter.com or Ticketmaster.com.

Royal Comedy Tour

Comedians Sommore, Bruce Bruce, Arnez J and Lavell Crawford, on a 17 city Royal Comedy Tour This fall there will be a stop at North Little Rock on October 28th at 8pm [email protected] Bank Arena, the more intimate arena footprint with reduced seating. Tickets — $63 to $103 plus taxes and fees — go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. via Ticketmaster.com or at the arena box office.

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