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Sounds Too Familiar: UA play considers dystopian future

Jose Rivera’s “Marisol” — a University Theatre production directed by Huan Bui that is now on stage at the Nadine Baum Theatre — is a wild fable, a roller coaster

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Godmother of Rock ‘n’ Roll: T2 raises the roof with story of Sister Rosetta Tharpe

Famed rocker Chuck Berry said that his whole career was “one long Sister Rosetta Tharpe imitation.” Arkansas-born Tharpe, the most famous gospel singer of her day and largely considered the

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You’ve Got Mail! FSLT turns back clock to popular rom-com’s origins

If the show title “Parfumerie” doesn’t ring any bells, how about “The Shop Around the Corner” (1940), “In The Good Old Summertime” (1949) or the 1998 rom-com “You’ve Got Mail”

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Feeding The ‘Wolves’: UA play a challenge for cast of young women

Playwright Sarah DeLappe’s play “The Wolves” is, ostensibly, a play about high school girls playing soccer: The audience eavesdrops on seemingly mundane conversations held over practice sessions. Insults are hurled,

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All The Emotions: ‘Tiny Beautiful Things’ proves no one is alone

The practice of writing a stranger for help with a problem — advice columns, in other words — dates back at least to the 17th century. Yet when memoirist Cheryl

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APT promises Ken Ludwig’s madcap farce full of laughter

“I hope audiences laugh so much that they leave the show feeling 10 pounds lighter,” says Juliette Robinson. “I hope they laugh at us and in doing so laugh at

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Trike On The Move: New season, new opportunities for children’s company

There’s no doubt that 2020 was hard on arts organizations around the country. Some, like Bentonville’s Trike Theatre, Northwest Arkansas’ professional theater for children, were able to deliver their art

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ACO Becomes Arts One Presents: New entity promises continuing commitment to visual arts, theater

What was the Arts Center of the Ozarks is gone: The building at 214 S. Main St. in Springdale is now used by another entity, CACHE, the Creative Arkansas Community Hub &

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‘Love’s Labour’s’ Found: UA stages play 18 months in the making

Paul Barnes, guest artist in the University of Arkansas Theatre Department, says the show he’s directing — William Shakespeare’s “Love’s Labour’s Lost” — is a good choice for the first

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Puppets Gone Wild! But love story is real in APT’s ‘Avenue Q’

BECCA MARTIN-BROWN bmartin@nwadg.com Whether Princeton and Kate Monster find their happy ending on “Avenue Q” is in the hands of the puppet gods — and the wacky minds who conceived