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Fall/Winter 2016-17

Walton Arts Center Celebrates 25 Years in Northwest Arkansas

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From the President/CEO

Welcome to the 25th Anniversary Season of Walton Arts Center! On behalf of our staff and volunteers, I would like to thank you for “Playing a pART” in our expansion and renovation project. Since we opened in 1992, you have helped us grow and build our world-class arts center. With an additional 30,000 square feet and amenities like the expanded Walker Atrium, new Sudduth Garden Room and a new Starr Theater, Walton Arts Center is beginning a new chapter with one-of-a-kind experiences and programs. There is much to celebrate and we invite you to enjoy the new facility while you experience world-class performing arts. We have something for everyone this season. In our newly renovated Starr Theater, you can enjoy artists like Amy Helm and Marcia Ball through the new West Street Live Series, or see firsthand how jazz music can open a child’s imagination with Oran Etkin’s Timbalooloo. In Baum Walker Hall, we will present Tony Award® -winning Broadway musicals and plays, legendary artists such as Buddy Guy and Art Garfunkel, as well as classic family shows like The Nutcracker. At Walton Arts Center, we believe every person deserves access to high quality performing arts programming. Thanks to your support, we will continue to impact the lives of thousands of children and families in Northwest Arkansas through our Arts Education programs, and provide low-cost performances through our 10x10 Arts Series, Artosphere Festival and Take A Seat program. While we are excited to showcase our new space and amazing shows this season, YOU are the ones who deserve a standing ovation as we present Walton Arts Center’s 25th Anniversary Season! Thank you for making Northwest Arkansas such a great place to live.

Walton Arts Center Council Greg Lee, Chair Dr. Hershey Garner, Vice Chair Jeff Gearhart, Vice Chair Mike Johnson, Vice Chair Arist Mastorides, Vice Chair Jerry Walton, Secretary/Treasurer Bob Alexander Steve Clark Doug Cummins Adam Dill Dr. David Gay Mark Henneberger Dr. Sarah E. Lewis Sara Lilygren Anne O’Leary-Kelly Dr. Luis Restrepo Marti Sudduth Barbara G. Taylor Mindy Sherwood Matt Trantham Scott Varady Bill Waite

Walton Arts Center Foundation Les Baledge Dale Caudle Clayton Hamilton Anne Jones Tim O’Donnell Neal R. Pendergraft Dr. Karen V. Pincus Craig Shy Dick Trammel

Peter B. Lane President/CEO This publication may not be reproduced in whole or in part without permission. Contents © 2016. All rights reserved. Produced by Vantage Point Communications.

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Event Calendar Feature: Celebrating 25 Years Feature: Expansion/Renovation Completion & Grand Reopening Broadway Series 10x10 Arts Series Popcorn, Indiana American Music Series Family Fun Series Kids Series Coca-Cola Night Out Series

The Book of Mormon

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Starrlight Jazz Series West Street Live Series Holiday Gift Market Learning & Engagement Visual Arts VoiceJam Resident Company: SoNA Resident Company: TheatreSquared Resident Company: Trike Theatre Resident Company: CCC

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Walmart AMP Masquerade Ball Volunteer Thanks Foundation Support Advertiser Index Walton Arts Center Media Partners Walton Arts Center Sponsors Walton Arts Center Staff Friends of Walton Arts Center Walton Arts Center Donors

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Tips for Audience Members Different performances bring different audience and artist expectations. Monitors in the lobby and curtain speakers will share specific restrictions, but here are some general tips to help you and your fellow audience members enjoy the show. What do I need to know? Be aware of the kind of show you are attending – a classical music performance, for example, is different from a rock or comedy show, and the etiquette norms may differ. Need help? Ask an usher or staff member for advice and check lobby monitors. We welcome children to most shows and know their behavior can sometimes be unpredictable. If your child/children are disruptive to other patrons, we may ask that you move to the lobby until they are ready to return to the quiet environment of the theater. Parents can enjoy the

performance on the monitors in the lobby while outside the theater. Picture taking is generally not allowed, unless the curtain speaker or artist has indicated otherwise – and please set your phone to “silent” mode and do not text during the show. When concessions are allowed in the theater, please enjoy them quietly and with respect for the performer(s) and your fellow audience members.

Hearing and vision enhancement devices are available, free of charge, on a first-come, firstserved basis. Please let a House Manager or usher know if we can help you with any of the devices. We can make your experience better! If something is bothering you, please find an usher or House Manager for assistance. Walton Arts Center is a tobacco-free facility.

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Elizabeth Cook

The Book of Mormon

Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man

Chris Botti

The Nutcracker

Circus Oz

Welcome to our 25th Anniversary Season 2016 NOVEMBER Elizabeth Cook Nov. 20 Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s The Nutcracker Nov. 25-27

The Book of Mormon Dec. 13-18

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The Hip Hop Nutcracker Dec. 22

Circus Oz Feb. 15-19

A Very Electric Christmas Dec. 23

Barnstorm Theatre Company’s The Bockety World of Henry & Bucket Feb. 18

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Think Outside the Drum: An Interactive Family Concert Event with Third Coast Percussion Feb. 23

DECEMBER The Acoustic Living Room: Songs & Stories with Kathy Mattea featuring Bill Cooley Dec. 1 An Evening with Chris Botti Dec. 2 The Snowman: A Family Concert presented by Walton Arts Center and Symphony of Northwest Arkansas Dec. 4 Dover Quartet with Avi Avital Dec. 6 Art Garfunkel: In Close-Up Dec. 9 Tim Warfield’s All-Star Jazzy Christmas Dec. 10

JANUARY A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder Jan. 10-15 Croce: Two Generations of American Music Jan. 12 Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man Jan. 26-28 Classic Albums Live Presents: Led Zeppelin II Jan. 27 FEBRUARY Compagnie Hervé Koubi Feb. 2 Still on the Hill: Still A River Feb. 3

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Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Feb. 4

Third Coast Percussion Feb. 24 MVP Jazz Quartet Feb. 25 Wild Kratts - Live! Feb. 26 MARCH BODYTRAFFIC March 2 An Evening with Amy Helm & The Handsome Strangers March 4


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Dirty Dancing

Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia’s Brown Bear, Brown Bear and other Treasured Stories by Eric Carle March 5 Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage March 8-12 Etienne Charles Creole Soul March 10 Edward Simon & Afinidad with Imani Winds March 18

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Janoska Ensemble March 28 VoiceJam: Naturally 7 March 31

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Celebrating 25 Years as NWA’s Performing Arts Powerhouse

With Progressive Programming and Community Support Stronger than Ever, WAC’s Future is Incredibly Bright

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Northwest Arkansas is becoming a nationally recognized cultural destination. While the arts and culture scene has flourished in recent years, Walton Arts Center has been supporting the arts for decades. For a quarter of a century, Walton Arts Center has continually pursued its mission of bringing great performing artists and entertainers from around the world to Northwest Arkansas. Looking forward, WAC is staying relevant with bold, diverse programming, including a new multi-genre live music series debuting in the renovated Starr Theater.

Walton Arts Center formed out of a unique partnership between the University of Arkansas and the city of Fayetteville. In the late 1980s, the university and the city were looking at building a performing arts center and a multi-use community arts facility, respectively, so the two entities decided to work together.

Each year, more than 190,000 patrons attend over 275 public events at Walton Arts Center including Broadway productions, theater presentations, symphony and orchestral performances, community gatherings, receptions and graduations. A dedicated staff operates the non-profit organization with the help of nearly 200 volunteers who donate more than 21,000 hours of their time.

“Thinking back, it was something you’d get up every morning and do and believe in,” Starr says. “It was a labor of love for me, and I felt that if my kids were going to benefit, so were everybody else’s.”

Longtime supporter Billie Jo Starr was the director of a local symphony 25 years ago when she was asked to join a committee forming to discuss creating an arts center. She jumped at the chance to have input.

The goal was to create a regional center that was not elitist. Rather it would provide affordable performances for everyone including teachers and students.


Starr says they wanted the community to have ownership of the arts center. “People have to want and need it if they’re going to help support it ... because if they don’t have ownership, you’re never going to be a success.” Through the effort of many, more than $7 million was raised for the construction of the new arts center, which officially opened on April 26, 1992. Over the past two decades, Starr says Walton Arts Center has stood the test of time.

Billie Jo Starr and Helen Walton at the WAC Opening Celebration

“We feel lucky and we feel very proud of what it’s become,” she says.

Arts Education Jenni Taylor Swain, former Vice President of Programming, was with the arts center quite literally from the ground up. On her first day of work she toured the construction site where dynamite explosions had created a hole for the orchestra pit. “I got to meet Mrs. Helen Walton and we stood together at the hole and looked down at it and said ‘Well, that’s a big hole,’ and we tried to imagine it full of musicians and what it would look like,” Swain says. Swain was hired to work on WAC’s education programming and says the decision was made early on to be an arts integration-based arts center rather than an “arts for arts sake” organization.

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WAC impacts more than 45,000 students and teachers annually through several education initiatives. Thanks to the generous support of sponsors, most school programs are offered at low or no cost. The center’s oldest education program, the Arts With Education Institute, prepares teachers to use the arts to make teaching across the curriculum more engaging and effective. For students, the Colgate Classroom Series offers live matinee performances of dance, theater, puppetry and world music, reaching more than 32,000 youth each year.

Walton Arts Center President and CEO Peter B. Lane maintains that providing every child the opportunity to experience the performing arts can have a positive long-term impact. “We know what the arts do for children,” Lane says. “We know that they become more empathetic. We know that they are more culturally minded. We know that they’re more likely to participate in cultural or arts activities.”

For a quarter of a century, Walton Arts Center has continually pursued its mission of bringing great performing artists and entertainers from around the world to Northwest Arkansas.

WAC’s Arkansas History Through the Arts program reaches children through productions like Digging Up Arkansas, an educational play that aligns with third through fifth grade curriculum goals and has been performed in all 75 of the state’s counties. Local playwright and educator Mike Thomas wrote the play, which is performed by WAC Resident Company Trike Theatre. Trike Theatre, and WAC’s other resident companies — Community Creative Center, the Symphony of Northwest Disney’s Beauty Arkansas (SoNA) and and the Beast TheatreSquared — all produce and present arts and education programs that employ local artists and professionals. WAC supports its resident companies by providing them with space to house their organizations, marketing support and other services.

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Artosphere Celebration with The Fruits

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Progressive Programming As the community has evolved, so too has the programming at WAC, yet one thing has remained the same: the goal of providing audiences with quality arts experiences. “When you come, you can see some of the finest in all genres whether it’s theater, jazz, music, dance, or Broadway – we have the best of the best,” Lane says. Broadway performances have always been an important part of WAC’s programming. During its first Broadway season, audiences were treated to performances of CATS, The Buddy Holly Story, Grand Hotel, Lend Me a Tenor, Peter Pan, and Sophisticated Ladies. In 2006, support from Procter & Gamble helped WAC develop what is today an even more robust and relevant Broadway Series. Prior to the company’s involvement, seasons included Broadway shows, but they were mostly non-equity and presented near the end of their run. Today WAC has become a frequent stop for Tony Awardwinning, national touring productions like Les Miserables, Hairspray, Rent, Kinky Boots, and headlining the 2016-17 Broadway Series, The Book of Mormon. Artists who have performed at WAC during the last 25 years have come from around the world and presented a variety of art forms including theater, circus, dance, and music from a wide range of genres, 12

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including jazz, blues, rock-and-roll, symphonic and folk. Over the years, the number of shows has grown and the lineup has diversified. One way WAC has successfully engaged more patrons is through its 10x10 Arts Series, which offers $10 tickets to their bold, unique and diverse performances. Lane says that while people are not always familiar with 10x10 artists, the shows are often 80 to 85 percent full. “That to me says people are willing to explore and try new things and take a taste of the arts,” Lane adds.

Remaining Relevant In the future, WAC will continue bringing audiences performances they are accustomed to as well as introduce them to new programming. In addition to the renovation, a $1 million grant from the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation is supporting a new multi-genre series for live music fans called West Street Live, presented by Neal R. Pendergraft. Starr Theater will host concerts featuring A.J. Croce, Amy Helm and Marcia Ball during the inaugural season. As Lane eyes the future of WAC, he says the organization is looking at producing more work, partnering with even more community groups, and being at the forefront of programming content.

“Those involved are doing an amazing job of making sure the arts center continues to be relevant now and in the future,” Lane adds.

“We are fortunate that we have an organization with some very talented and dedicated people who care about the arts and what it means to the community” - Peter B. Lane President/CEO

Part of being relevant means serving the needs of an ever-growing population. Northwest Arkansas is home to more than half a million people and even if that doubles, Lane says, WAC’s mandate won’t change. The arts center will continue to be guided by its mission to serve the entire region, though what that may look like remains to be seen. “I just think that it’s a really blank canvas,” Lane explains. “I think we build on our strengths and we learn from those things that don’t always work when we take small risks and we move forward with that. I think the future is incredibly bright.”


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Expansion Project Makes Walton Arts Center Shine Brighter Than Ever

New Dickson Street Entrance

Grand New Walker Atrium, Expanded Starr Theater and More Walton Arts Center has always understood that “the show must go on.” Two hours prior to its inaugural ribbon cutting ceremony on April 24, 1992, bulldozers and heavy equipment were being operated on-site. The machinery stopped in time for the ceremony, but work continued on the inside of the building while a crowd of supporters celebrated outside. Those multitasking skills have served Northwest Arkansas’ premier performing arts center well during its most recent expansion project. The 2015/16 Season was dubbed the “hard hat season” as Walton Arts Center staff worked in concert with construction contractor, CDI, to continue serving patrons as renovations progressed. “We had to navigate through the challenges of an expansion without closing for an entire season,” President and CEO Peter B. Lane says. “It was more than just a place. It was an organization that had a mission to serve the cultural arts needs of all of Northwest Arkansas.” In order to evolve and move forward with best serving the community, Walton Arts Center worked with theater design and construction teams to “enhance and update the great amenities

that we already had and expand the facility to better serve our patrons and the artists who have come to love our venue,” Lane says.

New Walker Atrium

To do so, in November 2013 the citizens of Fayetteville overwhelmingly voted in favor of reauthorizing bonds which helped fund the renovations with more than $7 million. Since then, more than 200 donors invested in the $23 million project to add 30,000 square feet to the arts center while upgrading, renovating and optimizing existing assets and infrastructure. The “Investing in Our Future” campaign included significant renovations to the expanded Starr Theater, much needed back-of-house space for technical and theatrical equipment, new administrative offices, and the creation of a new and expanded atrium that connects and reorients the entrance of the arts center to Dickson Street. “Walton Arts Center has been the cornerstone for the entertainment district since we opened in 1992. This expansion ensures we are going to be a vibrant destination for patrons and artists for the next 25 to 50 years,” says Vice President of Operations Wendy Riggs. “It is going to be very exciting!” waltonartscenter.org

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Feature The arts center’s red brick exterior is now complemented with a gray, chevron-ribbed metal panel system that acts as a rain screen. A waterproof membrane is located behind the panels. The renovation has also transformed Tyson Plaza into a new linear plaza along Dickson Street and West Avenue. About 75 percent of the brick pavers from the original plaza were repurposed throughout the project including the original donor pavers which were reinstalled in the Rosen Memorial Rose Garden. Perhaps the most striking change to the building is the installation of 3,960 square feet of glass walls facing Dickson Street. The expanded space of the two-story, glass-enclosed Walker Atrium includes the Starr Concierge Counter in the new Walmart Lobby where patrons can access food, beverages and merchandise. The new J.B. Hunt Transport Staircase leading to the balcony, and many of the lobby walls, are clad in white oak. Riggs says the patrons are going to really enjoy the gorgeous new space. New Sudduth Garden Room

New Starr Concierge Counter

New West Avenue Entrance

In addition to the Walker Atrium’s stunning glass walls, windows and sliding glass doors have been installed throughout other parts of the building. In fact, Baum Walker Hall is now the only event space in the building that does not have a view of outside. Riggs is delighted with the increased access to natural light. “When you grow up in the theater or work in theater, you become what we jokingly call a ‘theater mole’ because you never see light,” she says. “And it’s really great that a lot of the updates are bringing light into our spaces for the first time.” Baum Walker Hall now offers additional wheelchair seating on both floors and increased legroom in the balcony’s front row. The construction of new ramps throughout the facility improves accessibility, which makes WAC a friendlier destination for patrons. Technical upgrades such as new lighting, as well as audio and

Art and Nature Come Together in the New Underwood Family Plaza While many performances take place inside, Walton Arts Center has been known to take its art outdoors and celebrate the Natural State. Most outdoor programming has been seasonal, but now the newly renovated Underwood Garden at the Bill and LeAnn Underwood Family Plaza is a year-round destination where the public can enjoy access to both art and nature. Native plants and flowers once located around the campus now have their home in the Underwood Family Plaza. 16

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The Underwood Family Plaza features public art including two statues familiar to our patrons by sculptor Seward Johnson. A new piece designed by California artist Robert Patterson called “Nature’s Flow” is a hammered copper sculpture which stands approximately 10 feet tall in a pool filled with rocks in the center of the plaza. This water feature is surrounded by engraved, personalized bricks as well as commemorative bricks celebrating artists

who have performed at Walton Arts Center since opening in 1992. These new bricks purchased by donors reaffirm the community’s commitment to the arts, paving the way for more great art and entertainment in Northwest Arkansas for years to come. To purchase a brick, please call the Development Department at 479.571.2796.


video systems, allow the arts center to meet the needs of contemporary productions. The expansion has also created more rental opportunities for our patrons. The Walker Atrium, for example, has the capacity to host seated dinners for 300 guests of weddings, corporate events and other gatherings. McBride Studio has been transformed into a rentable event space and will be available more often now that the Friends Lounge has been moved to the new Sudduth Garden Room. This room, which is also available to rent for receptions and events, opens up to the Rosen Memorial Rose Garden. Other amenities include a catering kitchen and the relocation of the General Mills Box Office between Baum Walker Hall and Starr Theater, which makes ticketing access more convenient for patrons attending performances in either hall. WAC’s staff members have moved into a new three-story building connected to the south side of the arts center. The additional 16,500 square feet contain administrative offices and backstage areas. The top two floors house employees, while the ground level connects to the center’s backstage spaces including the new Baledge Hair and Wardrobe room, Hayward Instrument Room, production offices, a laundry room for touring companies, and a crew lounge. The addition of much needed backstage space relieves the need to use Starr Theater as a storage room, so WAC can have two fully-functional theaters and incorporate additional programming opportunities for guests.

Construction begins at the WAC site

By the Numbers: WAC Expansion and Renovation > 16 months of construction > 55 LED light strips used to create the lobby chandelier

Original Walton Arts Center Building

> 75 construction workers on average per day > 300 person capacity in the atrium > 353 tons of structural steel > 488 cubic yards of concrete > 3,960 square feet of curtain wall glass to create lobby walls

After 16 months of construction, the entire renovation project wrapped up in time to debut in November for Walton Arts Center’s 25th Anniversary Season.

> 64,415 total square feet of space following expansion

Starr Theater Reaching New Heights with Expansion and Upgrades Since Walton Arts Center opened, Starr Theater has been an important space for patrons and guests. This black box theater provides an intimate setting for audiences of all ages to enjoy plays, concerts, master classes as well as memorable special events. Unfortunately, as Broadway productions grew, the original Starr Theater was frequently needed for overflow dressing rooms or storage of both WAC and visiting production equipment. The expansion of Starr Theater is clearly visible when patrons enter from the new Walmart Lobby and notice it is fully one-third

larger. Another new feature is a panel of windows that look out on the new Underwood Family Plaza. The windows have high-tech blackout screens and curtains to maintain the integrity of the black box theater. A new retractable seating system has been installed and special cabaret seating will be offered during the new West Street Live and Starrlight Jazz Series shows, creating a club-like atmosphere. Lighting and sound upgrades as well as new acoustical panels surrounding the theater enhance the experience in Starr Theater. Finally, the artists performing in Starr Theater have a

new designated Green Room where they can prepare for their show as well as new dressing rooms designated for Starr Theater artists. The new Lilygren May Dressing Room accommodates 10 artists and the new Malone Dressing Room accommodates four artists. These amenities ensure the artists have the space they need to present their finest performance for patrons. The expansion and renovation will allow Starr Theater to shine even brighter as it continues providing audiences with up-close experiences of unique programming and performances. waltonartscenter.org

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Broadway Series

“THE BEST MUSICAL OF THIS CENTURY” – The New York Times

Walton Arts Center’s 2016/17 Procter & Gamble Broadway Series gets started in December with a sold-out run of the hit musical, The Book of Mormon. The New York Times calls it the “best musical of this century.” The Washington Post says, “It is the kind of evening that restores your faith in musicals.” And Entertainment Weekly says, “Grade A: The funniest musical of all time.” Jimmy Fallon of The Tonight Show says, “It’s genius. It’s brilliant. It’s phenomenal.” It’s The Book of Mormon, the nine-time Tony Award ® -winning Best Musical from the creators of “South Park.” Contains explicit language.

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The Book of Mormon takes the Walton Arts Center stage for eight shows

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10x10 Arts Series

Dover Quartet

Avi Avital

Compagnie Hervé Koubi

The 10x10 Arts Series returns with 10 extraordinary performances! From music to dance, film and more, this bold and diverse series moves the audience to question, discuss and explore what’s happening in the arts today. All tickets to 10x10 Series shows are only $10 and include pre-show Creative Conversations and a post-show party.

Dover Quartet with Avi Avital

Compagnie Hervé Koubi

Dec. 6, 2016

Feb. 2, 2017

One of the most in-demand ensembles in the world, the Dover Quartet returns to Northwest Arkansas! A mainstay of the annual Artosphere Festival Orchestra (AFO), this talented ensemble is consistently a season highlight. This year, they also join us outside of their role as the resident AFO string quartet for a special performance alongside Grammy® -nominated mandolinist Avi Avital. Known as an exceptionally exciting and adventurous musician, Avital’s style is complex, deeply sensitive and amazingly versatile. Experience the prowess of these five gifted artists in the first 10x10 performance of the season!

Since 2010, choreographer Hervé Koubi has traveled alongside a troupe of Algerian and Burkina Faso dancers presenting his newest work, What the Day Owes to the Night. Set to traditional Sufi music, the piece combines martial arts, capoeira and hip-hop with the choreographer’s Algerian heritage and French training to tell the story of his own path to self-discovery. With mesmerizing fluidity and strength, a dozen male dancers run briskly across the backs of one another to leap or fall or be tossed shockingly high into the air. Poetic, theatrical and astonishing, Koubi’s work will open your eyes to new worlds both cultural and physical.

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Imani Winds

Third Coast Percussion

Edward Simon

Janoska Ensemble

Sierra Hull

Niyaz

BODYTRAFFIC

Manual Cinema

Artosphere Festival Orchestra

Third Coast Percussion Feb. 24, 2017 Hailed by The New Yorker as “vibrant” and “superb,” Third Coast Percussion explores and expands the extraordinary sonic possibilities of the percussion repertoire. With an international reputation for their inspiring energy and subtle nuance, these hard-grooving musicians have become known for groundbreaking collaborations using 300+ metal instruments, including tiny cymballike crotales, giant gongs, Burmese temple bells and metal coils.

Other 2016/17 Season 10x10 Arts Series Shows: Edward Simon & Afinidad with Imani Winds March 18, 2017

Janoska Ensemble March 28, 2017

BODYTRAFFIC March 2, 2017

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After being named one of Dance Magazine’s “25 To Watch” in 2013, BODYTRAFFIC has skyrocketed to international acclaim. Virtuosic, stylized and with a diverse repertoire of some of the world’s most sought-after choreographers, this company has taken its place on the international touring scene, wowing audiences across the globe. Known for its confident, hard-hitting execution, the 10-member ensemble presents dance that is vibrant, inspiring, accessible and challenging to both new and experienced dance enthusiasts.

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Niyaz presents The Fourth Light April 13, 2017

Manual Cinema’s Lula del Ray May 4, 2017

Artosphere Festival Orchestra Corrado Rovaris, Music Director

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American Music Series

Chris Botti

Art Garfunkel

An Evening with Chris Botti

Art Garfunkel: In Close-Up

Dec. 2, 2016

Dec. 9, 2016

With a uniquely expressive sound and soaring musical imagination, the world’s best-selling jazz instrumentalist brings his romantic melodies from across the world to Northwest Arkansas, delivering a trumpeter’s take on songs such as “What A Wonderful World,” “Over the Rainbow” and a few holiday favorites. With flickering intimacy and thundering grandiosity, Botti has crafted his mellow and pearly sound over a career spanning 40 years – earning him a reputation as one of the most important and innovative figures in the contemporary music world today.

Although it has been over 40 years since “Bridge Over Troubled Water” was recorded, Art Garfunkel’s image and signature vocals remain among the most instantly recognizable in popular music. He has made an indelible mark on the music world as both a solo artist and as half of the unrivaled Simon & Garfunkel. After the best-selling duo parted ways in 1970, Garfunkel landed several major film roles and published a collection of poetry. But those experiences couldn’t keep him away from his true love: singing live in front of an audience. Performing for the first time on Walton Arts Center’s stage, Art Garfunkel’s golden voice is sure to send shivers down your spine.

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April 14, 2017

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Family Fun Series Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s The Nutcracker Nov. 25-27, 2016 | 4 shows Versatility, technical excellence and a captivating style are the trademarks of Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet – qualities that have garnered both critical and audience acclaim. Help us welcome them to Walton Arts Center for the first time as they present The Nutcracker, a sparkling holiday tradition with enchanting costumes, timeless storytelling and a brilliant score by Tchaikovsky. Watch with delight as toys come to life, the Sugar Plum Fairy spreads her magic and the valiant Nutcracker helps Clara defeat the Mouse King. A holiday classic for the whole family! Additional support provided by Mike & Susan Duke and Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet

Walton Arts Center and SoNA present

The Snowman: A Family Concert Dec. 4, 2016

The Snowman

Another Northwest Arkansas holiday tradition! Once again, Walton Arts Center and SoNA present a very special screening of the award-winning hit film “The Snowman,” based on Raymond Briggs’ classic children’s book of the same name. SoNA musicians, performing under the baton of acclaimed Music Director Paul Haas, bring to life the film’s extraordinary score along with other holiday favorites in an afternoon that is sure to enchant kids of all ages.

The Hip Hop Nutcracker Dec. 22, 2016 Heat up your Christmas traditions with an unforgettable contemporary mash-up of this timeless holiday story! A supercharged cast of a dozen all-star dancers combines with hip hop beats mixed by a live DJ and an onstage electric violinist, turning Tchaikovsky on his head in the coolest possible way – while digital scenery transforms the classic palace of sugarplums into a modern, romantic setting in 1980s Brooklyn. If your family is more into breakdancing than ballet, this Nutcracker is definitely for you! The Hip Hop Nutcracker

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Still on the Hill: Still A River

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Feb. 3, 2017 Still on the Hill’s unique blend of bluegrass, folk and Ozark mountain music has the ability to make people stop and listen. These award-winning storytelling songwriters have garnered the title of “Ambassadors of the Ozarks” for the work they do to preserve a rich culture that is quickly disappearing. With a collection of unusual instruments and photo quilts, Still on the Hill unveils their newest program that brings to life stories from our nation’s first officially designated national river – a treasure in our own backyard. Join us for a musical journey down the Buffalo River that will delight you from the very start.

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Feb. 23, 2017 Learn the building blocks of music through active participation with the award-winning Third Coast Percussion. Families of all ages will clap, sing and listen while learning about the extraordinary range of percussion instruments that can be found in cultures around the world as well as in their own kitchen cabinets. Think Outside the Drum will begin in Walton Arts Center’s new lobby, joined by dozens of local students and professional ALSO THIS SEASON: musicians, with Terry Riley’s landmark work “In C.” The event will then move into the renovated April 5, 2017 Starr Theater for a memorable participatory music experience.

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Kids Series

A Very Electric Christmas

The Bockety World of Henry & Bucket

Lightwire Theater’s

Barnstorm Theatre Company’s

A Very Electric Christmas

The Bockety World of Henry & Bucket

Dec. 23, 2016

Feb. 18, 2017 | 2 shows

Brighten up your holidays with a dazzling tale of family, friendship and hope! Caroling worms, dancing candy canes, Nutcracker soldiers, an evil Rat King and other glow-in-the-dark creatures light up before your eyes, incorporating classic holiday stories and non-traditional flourishes set to timeless holiday hits by Nat King Cole, Mariah Carey, Tchaikovsky and more. Discover this delightful yuletide production sure to warm hearts big and small! Ages 5+

Henry and Bucket are best pals, although sometimes you wouldn’t think so! Like all good friends they have their ups and downs, their battles and reconciliations, their shared adventures and, at times, a need for their own space. But as long as these two friends are together, transforming their rusty, dusty, battered and bockety world of discarded objects into a place of wonder, their adventures can take them anywhere! Poetic, humorous and rich in visual antics, this imaginative production travels all the way from Ireland to explore what friendship is, what happens if it goes wrong and how you can fix it. Ages 4+

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An all-new theatrical stage show based on the #1 animated PBS KIDS ® series, “Wild Kratts!” Martin and Chris Kratt — stars of the Emmy® nominated show and creators of other popular kids’ series — step out live onstage to share fun facts about animals presented in large-screen multimedia format. The Kratt brothers put on their vests and gloves and begin activating Creature Powers, but when the Zachbots steal one of their favorite inventions, it’s “off to the creature rescue!” With hilarious pratfalls and slapstick fun, this adventure is an exciting experience for all. Ages 5+


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Brown Bear, Brown Bear and other Treasured Stories by Eric Carle March 5, 2017 | 2 shows Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia, a perennial WAC favorite, returns with a triple-bill production highlighting three of Eric Carle’s most beloved tales – bringing together old favorites and Brown Bear, new friends with Brown Bear whimsical music and striking scenic effects. The Very Hungry Caterpillar joins the menagerie of animals drawn from the pages of Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See? These two classic tales are followed by Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me, the heartwarming story of a young girl’s unusual quest. Performed with black light effects, puppetry, live animation, projected images and object movement, this imaginative performance is perfect for introducing children to the magic of live theater! Ages 3+

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Night Out Series

Classic Albums Live Presents:

Led Zeppelin II Jan. 27, 2017

They were the people’s band, and Led Zeppelin II was their call to arms. Drum solos, guitar solos and the honeysweet voice of Robert Plant combined with a blues guitar and riff-based sound – it was the perfect equation. The album manifested some of the very best of Zeppelin, including songs like “Ramble On” and “Heartbreaker.” With more records sold than nearly any other band during the ‘70s, fans are unrelenting in their love for Zep. Blast back to the past with this pitch-perfect, gimmick-free performance as we welcome back Classic Albums Live and its roster of A-list musicians to recreate the sound of the album note for note, cut for cut.

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Taj Express

Taj Express: The Bollywood Musical Revue April 4, 2017 Taj Express explodes with the sights and sounds of India, capturing the vibrant, expressive spirit of Bollywood movies that has entertained millions of people for generations. Through a fusion of film, dance and music, this dazzling international sensation will take audiences on a live cinematic journey through modern Indian culture and society. This production is foremost a celebration of contemporary India’s pop music, Bollywood culture and deep traditions featuring colorful costumes, joyful dance and thrilling live music. Hop aboard the Taj Express and experience an India bursting at the seams with energy and life!

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Greater Tuna April 30, 2017 Welcome back to TUNA, Texas! Greater Tuna is a hilarious and irreverent comedy about Texas’ third smallest town, where the Lions Club is too liberal and Patsy Cline never dies. The eclectic band of Tuna citizens — men, women, children and animals alike — are portrayed by only two performers, making this satire on life in rural America both crazy and delightful. Called “a good ol’ downhome laugh-out-loud fest” by DC Metro Theater Arts, Greater Tuna has enjoyed long-running engagements both on and off-Broadway, at the White House, on “Late Night with David Letterman” and as an HBO special. Two actors, 20 characters, 20 million laughs.

Other 2016/17 Season Night Out Series Shows:

MOMIX Opus Cactus Moses Pendleton, Artistic Director May 7, 2017

Garrison Keillor May 25, 2017

MOMIX

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Starrlight Jazz Club Series Bobby Watson

Donald Brown

Experience world-renowned jazz in the all-new Starrlight Jazz Club!

MVP Jazz Quartet

All shows in the newly renovated Starr Theater

Four legendary musicians who have crossed paths on multiple occasions unite to perform as an ensemble for the first time. In presenting this celebratory concert, particular attention is bestowed upon the late James Williams and Mulgrew Miller – two jazz artists whose careers evolved out of the extraordinary Memphis piano tradition and who’ve appeared in the Walton Arts Center Jazz Series on multiple occasions. Kansas City native and former musical director of Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, saxophonist Bobby Watson frontlines the band of leaders along with “The Tonight Show” alumnus, drummer Marvin “Smitty” Smith; veteran bassist Ray “Bulldog” Drummond; and revered pianist Donald Brown. This concert is a remembrance and celebration of the music produced 25 years ago by two talented artists.

Tim Warfield’s All-Star Jazzy Christmas Dec. 10, 2016 The critically acclaimed saxophonist Tim Warfield, known for his distinctive and soulful tone, has assembled an all-star cast to perform arrangements of holiday gems like you’ve never heard them before. Including familiar and impressive musicians such as Terell Stafford, Cyrus Chestnut, Stefon Harris and jazz vocalist Joanna Pascale, this bona fide ensemble performs a selection of Christmas songs with a Tim heavy contemporary flavor, Warfield punctuating familiar tunes like “Let It Snow,” “Joy to The World” and “Silent Night” with sophisticated improvisation that elevates the iconic melodies under a veil of terrific harmonies. The result is a lively, joyful, hard-driving showcase of the sounds of the holidays.

Additional support provided by

Ray “Bulldog” Drummond

Marvin “Smitty” Smith

Feb. 25, 2017

Other 2016/17 Season Starrlight Jazz Club Series Shows:

Etienne Charles Creole Soul

Etienne Charles

March 10, 2017

Justin Kauflin Trio April 15, 2017

Oran Etkin: What’s New? Reimagining Benny Goodman

Justin Kauflin

April 28, 2017

Jane Monheit: The Ella Fitzgerald Centennial Celebration

Oran Etkin

June 23, 2017 Jane Monheit

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Presented by Neal Pendergraft

Elizabeth Cook

A.J. Croce

An all-new live concert series for music lovers like you! All shows in the newly renovated Starr Theater

Elizabeth Cook with special guest Dylan LeBlanc

Croce: Two Generations of American Music

Nov. 20, 2016

Jan. 12, 2016

Elizabeth Cook, the bold and brilliant Nashville singer-songwriter and country music outlaw, takes the stage with her atmospheric, swampy country, blues and rock sound to introduce audiences to her newest album, Exodus of Venus. This Grand Ole Opry regular — perhaps best known as the SiriusXM Outlaw Country host and David Letterman favorite — explores a new sound, one inspired by heartache and hardship that is both cathartic and visceral. Exodus of Venus is a transcendent reflection on hard times, survival and rebirth, suggesting that it was only through these experiences that Cook could tap into the force of her true power.

Known for his boogie-woogie piano playing reminiscent of Dr. John, A.J. Croce is a multi-instrumentalist, roots-rock artist whose exploratory music incorporates pop, blues, folk and jazz. The son of legendary singer-songwriter Jim Croce, A.J.’s unique jazz piano stylings and blues-tinged voice have established him as a singular artistic force. Now, he takes the stage for a performance that features classics by his father including timeless songs like “Operator,” “You Don’t Mess Around with Jim,” and “Workin’ At The Car Wash Blues,” along with some of his own tunes and songs that influenced them both.

The Acoustic Living Room: Songs & Stories with Kathy Mattea featuring Bill Cooley

Other 2016/17 Season West Street Live Series Shows:

Dec. 1, 2016 Grammy Award® -winning singer Kathy Mattea and her longtime collaborator, guitarist Bill Cooley, meet onstage as old friends to share songs and stories near and dear to their hearts — including beloved classics such as “18 Wheels and a Dozen Roses” and “Where’ve You Been?” — played alongside new material that draws inspiration from her Appalachian roots, expanding the vocabulary of acoustic music that has always served as her artistic center. Her music weaves together bluegrass, gospel and Celtic influences, and has garnered multiple CMA, ACM and Grammy® Awards.

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Holiday Gift Market

Presented by Walton Arts Center and Community Creative Center

Local Artists Selling Unique Gifts

Nov. 25 - Dec. 23 Inside McBride Studio

Community Creative Center is partnering with Walton Arts Center to present the 2nd Annual Holiday Gift Market – offering fine quality arts and crafts created by some of Northwest Arkansas’ most talented artists. Featured items include pottery, jewelry, original paintings, prints and cards, along with home and decorative items, wearable art and other gift ideas. Items available in all price ranges from under $10 to $1,000 and above. The market is hosted in Walton Arts Center’s newly remodeled McBride Studio, November 25 through December 23, and is open during all Walton Arts Center holiday season performances.

Community Creative Center is a nonprofit visual arts organization located in Walton Arts Center’s Nadine Baum Studios. Since 2007, it has been providing high quality classes, camps and workshops in many art forms including pottery and ceramics, watercolor, acrylics, figure drawing, mosaics and mixed media. They serve children, youth and adults of all ages and skill levels. For more information, visit communitycreativecenter.org, or call 479.571.2706.

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Learning Through the Arts

For 25 years Walton Arts Center has offered Northwest Arkansas a chance to explore creativity and investigate the arts. Hands-on learning, led by the touring artists who perform on Walton Arts Center’s stages, integrate the arts into the cultural fabric of our community. Workshops and master classes are opportunities to work directly with artists. This season more than 1,000 people — possibly your neighbor, your child or grandchild, your colleague or even yourself — will learn from a Walton Arts Center affiliated artist. In October auditions were held at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, where 48 children were cast in Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s The Nutcracker. “It was so inspiring to see so many children and their families turn out for Nutcracker auditions,” reflects Meghan Foehl, Walton Arts Center’s Engagement Coordinator. “Honestly, many were nervous. They recognized the celebrity of the Royal Winnipeg, so the stakes were high!” The audition, led by Royal Winnipeg Ballet with support from Ballet Arkansas, was a children-only event. Many nervous parents tried to catch a glimpse of their child auditioning through the windows of the Great Hall at Crystal Bridges. Those selected will participate in five weeks of rehearsals held at The New School in Fayetteville and led by Becca Mala of Ballet Arkansas. “Community partners are so important to our work,” notes Laura Goodwin, Walton Arts Center’s For more information about Vice President of Learning. “The building renovation learning through the arts required us to look for an alternate location to prepare at Walton Arts Center, visit The Nutcracker children’s cast, and The New School’s waltonartscenter.org beautiful new dance studio was the perfect space. We’re so grateful for their support.”

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Visual Arts

Home Away from Home Works by Kay Healy and Ted Lott Nov. 19, 2016 – Jan. 26, 2017 Opening reception: Nov. 19, 2016 The grand reopening exhibition of the 2016/17 Season features Ted Lott’s Migration Series alongside printed and sewn installations by Kay Healy, which take inspiration from interviews with Walton Arts Center volunteers, emphasizing the importance of memory and community. Lott’s work explores the intersections of objects and architecture. Often incorporating found chairs or suitcases, and ranging in scale from intimate boxes to ten-foottall frameworks of slender pine, Lott transforms ordinary objects into hybrid structures that enliven the spaces they inhabit.

Kay Healy

The Joy Pratt Markham Gallery at Walton Arts Center presents exhibitions of works by both emerging and internationally recognized artists. There will be three curated shows during WAC’s 25th Anniversary Season, where patrons are invited to explore new perspectives on nature, identity and community.

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Gallery Hours Monday – Friday / Noon - 2pm One hour prior to most performances

Migration #3, 2015, by Ted Lott

Gallery admission is free

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Migration #5, 2015, by Ted Lott

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Visual Arts

Viedma Landscape, 2015, by Diane Burko

The Fabric of Nature Mixed media landscapes by Andrea Packard Feb. 4 – April 24, 2017 Opening reception: Feb. 4, 2017

DIANE BURKO Glacial Shifts, Changing Perspectives May 4 – Sept. 30, 2017 Andrea Packard

Inspired by the densely wooded terrain of New England and southeastern Pennsylvania, the resonance of found objects, and diverse art traditions, Andrea Packard creates both small and large-scale mixed media works. Trained as a painter, printmaker and sculptor, Packard integrates diverse materials such as woodcut prints and scraps of fabric into her work. The richly textured relieflike surfaces echo nature’s multi-layered beauty and complexity.

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Opening reception: May 4, 2017 Internationally recognized artist Diane Burko creates large-scale paintings and photographic series that document Diane glacial melt and other dramatic changes Burko caused by global warming. Working in the intersection between science and art, Burko captures the beauty and grandeur of vast mountain landscapes and highlights some of the profound transformations taking place in our environment.


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Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

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DETROIT by Lisa D’Amour

3/22–4/16

INTIMATE APPAREL by Lynn Nottage

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THE DINGDONG by Mark Shanahan

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2017 Arkansas New Play Festival

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Resident Company

Symphony of Northwest Arkansas Hits High Note with Extraordinary Lineups, Innovative Programming and Community Partnerships

For more than 60 years, the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas has carried out its mission of bringing great music to life. Made up of the region’s finest professional musicians, SoNA has been delighting symphonic music lovers year after year with classical and pops performances, special concerts and other innovative programming. Established in 1954 as the North Arkansas Symphony, the group changed its name to the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas in 2011. Maestro Paul Haas also joined the symphony as music director at that time, and today SoNA is reaching thousands each year and selling out performances one stellar season after the next. SoNA seems to have found the perfect formula for solidifying its golden standing: delivering consistency through extraordinary lineups, world-renown guest soloists and classic masterpieces, while keeping the audience on its toes. Like when Haas had the crowd on its feet during a concert when he led the symphony in a rousing, unexpected rendition of the Arkansas Razorback Fight Song. As a resident company of Walton Arts Center, SoNA’s mainstage concerts are primarily performed at WAC, but in recent years it has also infused itself into the community by performing at venues and events throughout the region, such as the Bentonville Film Festival, the Fayetteville Roots Festival and at Trail Mix as part of the annual Artosphere: Arkansas’ Arts and Nature Festival. You may have even enjoyed the talents of a SoNA string quartet at a friend’s wedding or party. “Collaboration has been vital to our success,” SoNA Executive Director Matthew Herren says, adding that the orchestra is expanding its reach now more than ever through community partnerships.

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In the last two seasons alone SoNA has worked with Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, John Brown University and the University of Arkansas. In addition, SoNA has partnered with WAC at the Walmart AMP to bring classical music to families during its annual Fourth of July celebration in Rogers. And as part of a new collaboration, SoNA is creating an original piece with TheatreSquared that will be performed at SoNA’s Pops concert on June 3, 2017, at Walton Arts Center. Some of the group’s youngest audience members are elementary students in SoNA’s ImagiMusic in-school education program. ImagiMusic workshops are presented to third graders at no cost thanks to the Walton Family Foundation, Walmart Foundation and the Arkansas Arts Council. ImagiMusic will reach over 800 children this year at schools where 80 percent or more of students qualify for free or reduced lunch. During SoNA’s 2016/17 Season, students will meet world-class musicians like composer and guitarist David Leisner, virtuoso pianist Natasha Paremski and violinist Alexi Kenney – who are all SoNA’s guest artists this season. As the region continues to grow, Herren would love to see SoNA keep pace with more special appearances at events for audiences of all ages and backgrounds. “The future of Northwest Arkansas is bright and classical music will certainly continue to be a growing part of the landscape,” he says. “We look forward to what the future holds for SoNA in this amazing region we call home.”

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Resident Company

TheatreSquared: Nationally Recognized Theatre Company Feeding NWA’s Appetite for the Arts

TheatreSquared is looking at building a new permanent venue, but for the last decade the professional theater company has called Walton Arts Center’s Nadine Baum Studios home. Executive Director Martin Miller says WAC has served as the ideal incubator for the first decade. “A theatre isn’t a theatre without a stage, and being able to move into what was then called the multipurpose room at Nadine Baum Studios back in 2006 was key to our launch,” Miller says. TheatreSquared was founded in 2004 and produced its first play Bad Dates in 2006. Miller says the inspiration behind the company’s creation was simple.

Arkansas “Northwest deserves a professional

“Here was a fast-growing region with a clear appetite for the arts, and yet no year-round professional theatre for 150 miles in any direction,” Miller said. “It also seemed a shame -Martin Miller, TheatreSquared that there was nowhere Executive Director for the top-notch artists graduating from the University of Arkansas’ MFA theatre program to work, except by moving elsewhere.”

theatre on a scale comparable to national peers.

A decade later, TheatreSquared has grown both logistically and creatively. In 2011, it was recognized by the American Theatre Wing, founder of the Tony Awards, as one of the nation’s ten most promising emerging theatres. It now employs more than 100 artists and staff over the course of each season, and its performances on stage and in schools reach tens of thousands annually. 52

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This fall, a grant from the Walmart Foundation will help fund the new Lights Up! For Access program serving low-income families with free or $5 tickets. Other private support will also help TheatreSquared maintain its 30 Under 30 program providing thirty $10 tickets (per performance) for students and young adults. And, no matter the cost of the ticket, patrons have access to the full range of productions during the company’s eleventh season. The six-play 2016/17 Season launched August 24 with Robert Schenkkan’s All the Way and continues through June 2017 with Great Expectations, Detroit, Intimate Apparel and The Dingdong, a new adaption by Mark Shanahan from Le Dindon by Georges Feydeau. “The sweet spot for TheatreSquared is a smart, contemporary drama laced with humor and insight about our lives today – a play like I and You or Sons of the Prophet,” Miller says. “We bring variety to a season with tightly executed comedies like this spring’s The Dingdong, as well as new classics like Amadeus or our upcoming adaptation of Great Expectations.” Meanwhile, TheatreSquared is firming up plans to build a new 50,000 square-foot facility in coming years at a site just across the street from its current location – a major initiative that will define the next decade and beyond for TheatreSquared. “Northwest Arkansas deserves a professional theatre on a scale comparable to national peers like the Alley in Houston, Steppenwolf in Chicago, and South Coast Rep in California,” Miller says. “With the coming expansion, along with the exploding growth More information of our region, there’s no limit to the level of is available at national relevance and top-tier quality that Northwest Arkansas’ professional theatre can strive to achieve.”

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It’s All About the Drama with Trike Theatre for Youth Kids grow up quickly, as the saying goes, and the same can be said for Trike Theatre, which started in a small downtown storefront in 2008. Today, Trike Theatre, Northwest Arkansas’ Professional Theatre for Youth, has programming year-round and is not only reaching young actors, but their parents, teachers and younger siblings, too. Over the years, the nonprofit moved from location to location before establishing its current home on the Bentonville Square. But empowering youth to forge deep connections with themselves, their community and the world by seeing, participating in and learning through theater has been the focus for Trike Theatre since day one. “Our focus has stayed true even though we’ve branched out and done a million other things,” says Jason Suel, director of development and marketing. After earning her graduate degree, Trike Theatre founder Kassie Misiewicz worked in professional theaters for youth in Milwaukee and Seattle. When she and her family moved to Northwest Arkansas, she believed it was the perfect place to create such a program – and her colleagues at Walton Arts Center agreed. “Trike Theatre’s partnership with Walton Arts Center has been truly symbiotic,” says Misiewicz, who today serves as Trike’s artistic director. “When we were first starting in 2008, even before we had our nonprofit status, I met with Laura Goodwin at WAC to dream of possible education and artistic collaborations. Our shared artistic aesthetic and deep love and respect for young audiences led us to co-create Digging Up Arkansas and Bear State of Mind – two plays that challenged both companies to develop original Arkansas based stories and refine the way we engage the audience.”

Since 2009, Digging Up Arkansas has been performed in all 75 of Arkansas’ counties and has reached more than 30,000 third through fifth graders. This year, Trike Theatre is projected to serve 40,000 people in and out of the Northwest Arkansas community through all of its programming. In addition to offering Theatre Academy classes and camps year-round, the Youth Theatre program gives actors ages 8-16 the chance to audition and perform in several full-scale productions. The 2016/17 Season lineup includes The Hound of the Baskerville and The Little Princess. For its youngest audiences, Trike Theatre is launching its Little Trikes Series – professional, engaging theater experiences for children ages 2-5 and their families. Trike Theatre’s reach goes well beyond Northwest Arkansas. As national art integration consultants, Suel and Misiewicz impact teachers and students across the country. In NWA, Trike’s arts-education outreach includes the SmART Residency Program, a partnership with Walton Arts Center supporting students at Sonora and Bayyari elementary schools. Through this program, Trike’s teaching artists provide curriculum-linked workshops, pre-performance and postperformance workshops and professional development. “We’re not only just about reaching the kids, we’re about reaching their parents and the teachers, and educating about what the arts can do,” Suel says. He also echoes Misiewicz in pointing out that the organization would not be where it is today were it not for Walton Arts Center. “They support us; they believe in what we do.” Now entering its fifth season as a resident company of Walton Arts Center, and with the recent WAC expansion and renovations now complete, Trike will be able to bring more shows to the Fayetteville community – providing even more opportunities for youth theater in Northwest Arkansas.

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Community Creative Center Hands-on Arts Education for All

Art should be accessible to everyone. That is the belief of the Community Creative Center (CCC). To this end, the nonprofit arts organization provides year-round pottery, painting, drawing, mosaic and mixed-media art classes and workshops for people of all ages and skill levels. For area students, the Stage to Studio program gives pupils the opportunity to watch a live performance at Walton Arts Center, then continue the experience across the street at CCC with a hands-on art workshop exploring themes introduced by the performance.

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at Walton Arts Center’s Nadine Baum Studios “Classes are scheduled to accommodate a variety of schedules and structured to provide the opportunity to explore new genres and art media,” Putman explains. Local artists have access to gallery and studio space at CCC as well, she adds. “They find a place to develop their craft through studio access, professional networking and exposure through exhibition and retail opportunities,” Putman says. Other initiatives tap into the healing benefits of art. Through a partnership with the Washington Regional Cancer Support Home, the MOSAIC program invites cancer patients, their families and caregivers to come to CCC for healing art workshops. Additionally, disabled adults and victims of family violence can participate in CCC programs free of charge.

Located at WAC’s Nadine Baum Studios, CCC has a fully equipped clay studio, glaze room, outdoor kiln room, drawing studio, two multipurpose art studios and gallery exhibition space. Through grant-funded programs like Stage to Studio and Curious Minds, CCC reaches more than 1,300 students a year. These programs provide curriculum-enhancing art activities at no cost to schools that have at least 60 percent free and reduced lunch participation. “Arts accessibility for all has always been central to CCC,” Executive Director Barbara Putman says. “From the beginning, our organization has provided scholarships and subsidized class fees for underserved community members.” In addition to curriculum-based school programs, CCC has offerings outside the classroom. Local youth have access to art throughout the year thanks to after-school, spring break and summer camp classes and programming. 56

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CCC came to be eight years ago when WAC’s hands-on studio and visual arts programming ended in 2007, prompting local artists to join together and meet the need. In 2008, the Community Creative Center emerged as a separate 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, with WAC resident company status. In recent years, CCC has increased the number of classes and workshops offered from 70 to 193. Attendance for classes, workshops and residencies has also risen to about 3,200 kids and adults. Because of the individualized nature of hands-on studio arts and the growth of the region overall, the time may soon come to have more than one CCC studio location. “Just like neighborhood schools serve local students, a neighborhood arts studio provides accessible and affordable arts education near students who desire a quality studio experience,” Putman says. “We are very interested in exploring further the idea of satellite studios.”

More information is available at

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Walmart AMP: Outdoor Performance Venue Hosts Headlining Entertainment from Best of Every Genre

Music is an integral part of the arts and since its founding, Walton Arts Center has offered musical programming throughout Northwest Arkansas. By purchasing the Arkansas Music Pavilion (AMP) in 2011, Walton Arts Center invested in a project that would allow more audiences to see more kinds of live music entertainment than ever before. The Arkansas Music Pavilion has been the region’s premier outdoor concert venue for more than a decade. Walmart AMP Vice President Brian Crowne says the amphitheater was the brainchild of the original owner Dan White. “Dan wanted to start an outdoor music series for the summer like he experienced growing up in New York,” Crowne explains. “He put a group of investors together and opened the AMP in June of 2005 under a large tent at the Northwest Arkansas Mall.”

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That large, white tent was installed in the mall’s western parking lot at the start of each season, which ran from June to August. The season expanded to April through October when Crowne bought the AMP in 2008. WAC purchased the venue with the intent of moving the amphitheater from the parking lot to an adjacent, grassy hillside as a way to increase concert capacity. Lease negotiations fell through in 2011, so the AMP moved to the Washington County Fairgrounds for the 2012-13 seasons. The site allowed for larger stages and expanded programming and after an increase in attendance and ticket sales, officials decided a permanent site was needed. Construction began in November 2013 on a new permanent amphitheater in Rogers and the venue opened as the Walmart AMP in June 2014. The facility accommodates more than 10,000 people with 58

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about 3,000 covered seats and additional general admission seating on a sloped lawn. The venue also has upgraded air-conditioned concessions and restrooms, a permanent pavilion and the largest stage house in Arkansas. Today the amphitheater serves approximately 150,000 concertgoers annually. As the Northwest Arkansas region has expanded and diversified, Crowne says the venue’s lineup has evolved to reflect that. “I think we have programmed to the diversity of our community and to the diversity of their tastes as well,” he says. “I think it makes the region more attractive to live and work in.” Being owned by a nonprofit has allowed for broader corporate support in sponsorships, which Crowne credits for the creation of the “amazing facility” in Rogers. Walmart AMP staff will spend this winter preparing for the 2017 Season and Crowne hopes they can continue setting a high bar. Part of that goal may eventually include expanding the Walmart AMP. “I hope to someday expand some of the facility at the top of the lawn, perhaps,” Crowne says. “I look forward to seeing the venue serve our community for many years and long after I have passed the torch.”

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Play a leading role at WAC. This past July, Walton Arts Center honored our 175+ member volunteer team with the annual Volunteer Appreciation Night event. During the 2015-2016 “hard hat� season, volunteers gave over 20,500 hours of service to Walton Arts Center, allowing us to serve over 32,000 students and educators on field trips through the Colgate Classroom Series and over 130,000 patrons through our public programming.

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SAVE THE DATE

February 11, 2017 Don’t miss this year’s Masquerade Ball hosted by Walton Arts Center’s Corporate Leadership Council. All proceeds from this unique evening of masked revelry and dancing support arts programs that inspire Northwest Arkansas’ children and strengthen our schools.

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Play a leading role at WAC. This past July, Walton Arts Center honored our 175+ member volunteer team with the annual Volunteer Appreciation Night event. During the 2015-2016 “hard hat� season, volunteers gave over 20,500 hours of service to Walton Arts Center, allowing us to serve over 32,000 students and educators on field trips through the Colgate Classroom Series and over 130,000 patrons through our public programming.

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Amy Seamans “Pat” Walker May 9, 1919 – Sept. 2, 2016 Walton Arts Center lost one of its shining stars this year. Pat Walker, or ‘Miss Pat’ as she was known by her friends and family, was one of Walton Arts Center’s first donors when she and her husband made a major gift in 1992. For more than 25 years, she and her family — both individually and through the Willard & Pat Walker Charitable Foundation — have helped us bring the arts to countless Arkansans. In 2015, Pat was honored with the Helen R. Walton Distinguished Achievement Award for her outstanding service, support and leadership in bringing the communities of Northwest Arkansas together in support of the arts and cultural life.

Mrs. Pat Walker accepts the Helen R. Walton Distinguished Service Award

Her son, Johnny Mike Walker, shares, “I remember coming to Walton Arts Center with my mother, and how much she enjoyed watching our community share an experience like a Broadway show or Glen Campbell concert and how proud she was to be a part of making this happen. I know my mother believed that the arts were an important part of creating a thriving community, and I’m sorry she isn’t here to see the new Walker Atrium filled with families and theatergoers. I think she would be excited about the next 25 years for what Walton Arts Center and the Walmart AMP will bring to Northwest Arkansas.”

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Sponsors & Funders Star Level $150,000+

Producing Level $50,000 - $149,999

Directing Level $25,000 - $49,999

Presenting Level $10,000 - $24,999

Contributing Level $5,000 - $9,999

Supporting Level $1,000 - $4,999 28 Springs Advantage Solutions Apple Blossom Brewing Co. Arsaga’s at the Depot AT&T Bank of America

Baum Charitable Foundation Bentonville Film Festival Bordinos Elite Catering George’s Majestic The Hive

Hog Haus Brewing Co. Jammin Java The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Meiji Japanese Cuisine Murphy Foundation

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Staff Listing Executive Peter B. Lane. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . President/CEO Darcy Ballew . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vice President, Communications Brian Crowne. . . Vice President, Walmart AMP Scott Galbraith . . . Vice President, Programming & Executive Producer Laura Goodwin. . . . Vice President, Learning & Engagement Wendy Riggs . . . . . Vice President, Operations Tim Vogt. . . . . . . . . . . . Vice President, Finance Jason Smith. . . . . . CEO Executive Assistant & AFO General Manager Programming Jennifer Ross. . . . . . . . Director, Programming Robert Ginsburg. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jazz Curator Rachel Culp . . . . . . Programming Coordinator Learning & Engagement Patricia Relph. . . . . . . Arts Learning Specialist Mallory Barker . . . . School Services Specialist Sallie Zazal. . . . . . . . . . . Learning Coordinator Meghan Foehl. . . . . . Engagement Coordinator Development Missy Darwin Kincaid. . . . . . . Director, Donor Engagement Taylor Speegle. . . . Director, Corporate Relations Amy Freeman . . . . Corporate Relations Manager Will Watson. . . . . . . . . . Annual Giving Manager Kyle May. . . . Corporate Relations Coordinator Vanessa Evans. . . . . . . . . . Donor Engagement Coordinator Molly Throgmorton. . . . Development Coordinator Rachel Pianalto. . . . . . Development Coordinator Zach Strickland. . . . . . . . . Club AMP Coordinator Communications Jill Suel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Director, Marketing Erin Rogers. . . . . . . . . Director, Pubic Relations Casey Weiss. . . . . . . . . Web & Email Marketing Manager Ryan Burkevich . . Tessitura Support Manager Hillary Scott . . . Senior Marketing Coordinator Heather Holland. . . . . . . . . . . Graphic Designer Randi Cruz. . . . . Public Relations Coordinator Krissy Kirlin. . . . . . . . Digital Content Specialist Ticketing Katie Sullivan Milhalka. . . . . Ticketing Services Manager Jennifer Dobrowolski. . . . . Box Office Manager Andrew Crowe. . . Assistant Box Office Manager Rachel Hobby. . . . . . . . Box Office Coordinator Ryan Bradshaw. . . . Ticketing Services Specialist 68

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Matthew Gibbons. . . . . . . . . Partner Specialist Zeb Clark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ticket Rep Blake Copeland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ticket Rep Anthony Fine. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ticket Rep Ryan Key. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ticket Rep Samantha Mason. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ticket Rep Tessa Miner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ticket Rep Harley Prozell. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ticket Rep Emily Riggs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ticket Rep Mason Wells. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ticket Rep Eliot Wood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ticket Rep Fallon Yockey. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ticket Rep Finance Sandy Dilbeck . . . . . . . . . . . . Director, Finance Leslie Brown. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Staff Accountant Elena Terrell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Staff Accountant Roy Everett. . . . . . . . . . . . Finance Coordinator Robert Martin. . . . . . . Database Administrator Human Resources Karen Percival. . . . Director, Human Resources Harrison Williams. . . . . . . . . Human Resources Coordinator Kelli Parker. . . . . . . . . . . Receptionist & Human Resources Assistant Operations Sharon McNelly. . . . Asst. to VP of Operations Event & Patron Services Nick Zazal. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Director, Events & Patron Services Shayne Purdue. . . . . . . . . . . . . Events Manager Mel Phillips. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Coordinator of Volunteer Programs Beth Hopkins. . . . Administrative Assistant for Volunteer Programs Ranny Kulink. . . . . . . Patron Services Manager Taylor Hight. . . . . . . . . . Senior House Manager Sarea Birmingham. . . . . . . . . . House Manager Justin Holmes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . House Manager Anna Hope. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . House Manager Renwick Hudson . . . . . . . . . . . House Manager Tina Jimenez. . . . . . . . . . . . . . House Manager Tom Perry. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . House Manager Heather Schneider. . . . . . . . . . House Manager Jessica Traufler . . . . . . . . . . . . House Manager Kimberly Wright. . . . . . . . . . . . House Manager Production Pete Croken. . . . . . . . . . . Director, Production Valorie Jones. . . . . Production Services Manager Jacob Christiansen . . . . . . Production Staffing Coordinator

Alex Newby. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Head Carpenter Drew Miner. . . . . . . . . . . . . Carpenter Assistant Timothy Grace. . . . . . . . . . Head Audio & Video Jordon Lambert. . . . . . . . . . . . Audio Assistant Josh Spurgers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Head Lighting Lydia Winkelmann . . . . . . . . Electrics Assistant Facilities Bob Pless. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Director, Facilities Mike Herbert. . . . . . . . . . Maintenance Engineer Rick Durham. . . . . . . . . Maintenance Assistant Debra Jordon. . . . . . Venue Services Manager Nora Albrecht. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Facilities Crew Breauna Austin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Facilities Crew Sheri Barnett . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Facilities Crew Kevin Bolstad. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Facilities Crew Norman Bolstad. . . . . . . . . . . . . Facilities Crew Sam Grinceri. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Facilities Crew Christopher Johnston . . . . . . . . Facilities Crew Clay Lamanske. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Facilities Crew Karla Lester . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Facilities Crew Jeff New. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Facilities Crew Roger Ramirez. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Facilities Crew David Reel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Facilities Crew Christy Robe. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Facilities Crew Matt Thompson. . . . . . . . . . . . . Facilities Crew Brandon Vaughan . . . . . . . . . . . Facilities Crew Elizabeth Washington . . . . . . . . Facilities Crew Donald Wells. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Facilities Crew Bryan Wise . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Facilities Crew Garrett Woodward. . . . . . . . . . . Facilities Crew Kimberly Wright. . . . . . . . . . . . . Facilities Crew Walmart AMP Production Brian VanAuken. . . . . . . . Director, Production Alan Chapman . . . . . . . . Assistant Production Manager Walmart AMP Front of House Robert Ginsberg. . . . . Front of House Manager Stephanie Simpson. . . . . . . . Events & Front of House Coordinator Walmart AMP Food & Beverage Clay Layne . . . . . . . Director, Food & Beverage Megan Templeton . . . . . . . . . Food & Beverage Assistant Joel Yermack. . . . . . . . Food & Beverage Crew Walmart AMP Maintenance Mark Richardson. . . . . . . . . Facilities Engineer Marcus Richardson. . . . . . . Maintenance Crew Bernard Davis. . . . . . . . . . . . Maintenance Crew


25 Years of Giving! Mary Lynn Reese Friend of Walton Arts Center

It’s hard to believe Walton Arts Center is celebrating its 25th season! I remember driving down Hwy. 71B from Rogers and being so pleased that my family and friends could experience Broadway tours, modern dance performances and world class symphonic music right here in our community. It was my honor to serve as President of the Walton Arts Center Council and personally support such special initiatives as the Artosphere Festival and the visual arts. I hope you will join me as a Friend of Walton Arts Center and enjoy benefits like access to the Friends Lounge and reserved parking. Your investment now will help keep the arts alive and strong for another 25 years. 

Give the gifts of the arts today and join the Friends of Walton Arts Center annual giving program and enjoy exclusive benefits like: + Reserved parking + Access to the Friends Lounge + Early access to tickets + Invitations to special events + Complimentary tickets to select shows

More than 800 individuals and families make an annual gift and their investment supports the Artosphere Festival, Arkansas History through the Arts, and our Take a Seat free ticket program to local service organizations.

Join us today to enhance your Walton Arts Center experience and give the gift of the arts!

Becoming a Friend is easy. Call our Annual Giving Manager at 479.571.2759, or visit waltonartscenter.org/support to ensure the arts always have a place in Northwest Arkansas! Friends enjoy a behind-the-scenes Q&A with Kinky Boots cast members Adam Kaplan and Tiffany Engen and Walton Arts Center CEO Peter B. Lane

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Bringing Great Music to Life! 2016-17 Season at Walton Arts Center 12.03.16 12.04.16 01.28.17 03.04.17 04.29.17 06.03.17

Tickets On Sale!

Symphony of Northwest Arkansas

sonamusic.org / 479.443.5600

Paul Haas, Music Director

Proudly Supporting the Arts in Northwest Arkansas

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A Very SoNA Christmas The Snowman: A Family Concert Masterworks I: Momentum Masterworks II: Beethoven 5 Masterworks III: The Romantic Pops: Music and Animation

9/13/16 9:28 AM


Walton Arts Center Annual Donors Thank you, Friends of Walton Arts Center. Leadership Circle $25,000+ Bob & Marilyn Bogle Cynthia Coughlin Linda & Lee Scott Kelly & Marti Sudduth Producer Circle $10,000 - $24,999 Becky & Bob Alexander Joel & Lynn Carver Prudy & Dale Caudle Mike & Susan Duke Denise & Hershey Garner Lisa & Jeff Gearhart Reed & Mary Ann Greenwood Johnelle Hunt Dr. Steve & Linda Nelson Pruitt Tool & Supply Company, Inc. David & Candace Starling Billie Jo Starr Benefactor Circle $5,000 - $9,999 Serrhel & Patty Adams Ted & Leslie Belden Cece Box Nick & Carolyn Cole Jon & Joanie Dyer Orville & Susan Hall Meza Harris Murray & Judy Harris Marybeth & Rick Hays Malcolm & Ellen Hayward Rich & Kristin Kley Hannah & Greg Lee Mary Lynn Reese Shipley Motor Co. Todd & Shelley Simmons Kirk Thompson & Brett Burch Brenda & Jerry Walton Jim & Lynne Walton John & Kitten Weiss

Artist Circle $2,500 - $4,999 Mina & Les Baledge Brett & Kara Biggs Ann & Gene Bordelon Mrs. E.G. Bradberry Hugh & Martha Brewer Ron & Evelyn Brown Katherine & Curt Calaway Jeff & Jenna Caudle The Dill Family Sandy Edwards Pete & Shirley Esch Chuck & Suzy Fehlig Greg & Robin Forbis Fred & Barbara Frye Harrison & Rhonda French Hog Haus Brewing Company Mary Jo & Paul Henry Michael E. Hill & Gary Fast Anthony & Susan Hui Thomas & Jill King Terry & Mary Ann Klefisch Lee & Linda Jaslow Pete Leer & Anne Rapp James & Ann McKenzie Michael & Constance Morse Debby Nye & Catherine Lyon David & Pam Parks Jimmy Plumlee Barbara & Doug Prichard Den & Sheilah Roenfeldt - Cedar Crest Lodge and Cabins Margaret & Richard Rutherford Bob & Diane Shaw Dennis & Evelyn Shaw Martha Sutherland Barbara G. Taylor

The Underwoods - Bill, LeAnn, Craig & Laura Jason Viator & Kolten English Sidney & Mirela Vinson Jim & Susan Walker Jr Patsy Wilcox Buddy & Linda Wray Chairman Circle $1,000 - $2,499 Mark Aasmund & Lynne Thomas Drew & Sally Albright Henry & Amy Alvarado Bob & Theresa Arvin Biff & Ann Averitt Frank & Pat Bailey Carol Barnett Andy & Stacy Barron Patricia L. Bates Dan Batson Paul & Nancy Beahm Family George & Mary Benjamin Thomas Colella & Blair Bennett Elaine Berg Bob & Patty Besom Vince & Jing He Biondo Sara E. Bishop In Memory of Emilie Bohannon Dick & Anne Booth John & Marilee Brodbeck James & Salena Brown Mary Kathryn & Matt Brown Robert & Melissa Brown Michael White & Bao Bui Raymond & Robin Burns Jeffrey & Christi Byron

* Walton Arts Center Council Board and Foundation Board members denoted in bold.

Jim & Alice Cartwright Steven Charles R.Ph. Suzanne & Steve Clark Bill & Connie Clark John & Caroline Clarke Ed Clifford Mike & Sandy Cockrell Barry & Debra Cooksey Cindi Cope Jim & Kathy Counce Jacqui Brandli & Doug Cummins Kirk & Judy Dandridge Charles & Connie Danielson Kay & Sid Davis Jacob & Brittany Deans Jimmy & Lisa Deen Doug & Barb Degn Joe & Susan Delacruz Don & Kelly DeSoto Don B. Deweese Linda Dingledine Lamar & Joy Drummonds Tom & Dana Dykman Keith & Tammy Ekenseair David & Cathy Evans Richard & Suzanne Ezell Karolyn & Donald Farrell Mike & Carolyn Fincher David E. R. Gay & Gary D. Thornton Fred & Ellen Gifford Joseph Gilbert Ryan & Jenna Gill Nancy Garner & Mort Gitelman Scott & Michelle Gloeckler Lyle & Sue Gohn Albert Gray Howard & Treva Hamilton

Al & Dorothy Hanby Joe & Mary Ruth Harner Don & Debra Harris Charles & Lois Harvey Michelle & Don Harvey Ruthann Hefner John & Lynne Hehr Jimm & Janet Hendren Sue & Mark Henneberger Dr. Morriss & Ann Henry Retta & Eddie Hight Dr. Michael Hollomon & Eric Wailes Dianna & Curtis Howells Bryan & Mandy Hunt Rebecca B. Hurst Joan & Bruce Johnson Terry & Michael Johnson Sonya Jones & Mike Yates Kelly & Wade Jones Brandi & Steve Joplin James & Stacy Keenan Jeff & Sara Koenig Pat & Don Koenig Kathy Kress & Sam Pisciotta Peter B. Lane Sara Lilygren & Alex May Steve & Kristin Litzinger Longer Investments Inc. Bob Mackey David & Deborah Malone Lance & Tareneh Manning Cathy & Stephen Marak Carroll & Evelyn Marbury

MaryBeth & Arist Mastorides Marybeth & Micky Mayfield Clyde & Debbie McCaslin Tom & Becky McCoy Missie McDermott Dr. Jay & Judy McDonald Phil & Judith McKenna Kathleen McLaughlin & Tim Costigan Nancy P. McVey Ellis & Kay Melton Brian & Melonie Moore Theresa & Joe Moore Mike & Susan Moore Jerry & Cherie Moye Mary Bess Mulhollan Anton & Linda Myers NanoMech, Inc. - Jim & Barbara Phillips Melinda & Bob Nickle Rhonda & Tim O’Donnell The Tim Ogg Family Anne O’Leary-Kelly James Spencer & Susan Parks- Spencer Robert & Susan Patton Randall & Mary Payne Paul & Linda Pinneo Andrew, Laura, & A.J. Plaukovich Gary & Patricia Profit Bruce & Veronica Purkey Justin Purkey & Francisco Serpa Tara & Abbas Raza Sylvia & Russell Riggs John & Tamara Roberts Jon & Wendy Robinson Richard & Julie Roblee Joe & Catherine Ross waltonartscenter.org

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Dr. Kenton & Jennifer Ross Libby & Bart Schaller Tom & Susan Schallhorn William & Judy Schwab Ken & Debra Senser Craig & Marti Sharkey Frank & Sara Sharp Sandra Sims & Maggie Cook Dr. & Mrs. David A. Sitzes Murray & Carolyn Smart Amy & Rick Sorrell Irene & Joel Spalter Judge Jim & Dixie Spears Joyce Stafford & Jack Cole Kristen Stevens Mike & Patty Stiles Don & Kathryn Stroessner James, Suzanne & Mary Anne Swindle Philip & Mary Ann Taldo Nell Taylor Nancy & Dick Trammel Kelly Tucker Jim & Jan Vawter Jim & Susan von Gremp Lara & Bill Waite Bill & Nancy Waite Susan & Randy West Nick & Connie White Jeff & Paula Wilson Ann Marie Ziegler Robert A. Zierak

Bryan & Kristen

Drs. Roger &

Murph & Carol Pair

Tim & Fern Vogt

Jackie Helton

Billingsley

Patricia Gross

Karen Percival

Shawn & Julie Walker

Jeremy Hess & Peggy

Greg & Rachel Billingsley

Chris & Julie Haimbach

Todd & Melissa Pinneo

Bob & Sharon Wasson

Treiber

Donald & Sherry Bishop

Todd & Majorie Hanus

Darrin & Marci Pitts

William D. Watson

Brandi Hoeme & Ed

Jon Bitler & Alison

Janice A. Hardin

Michael & Bettye Platt

Anna & Michael Watts

Wonnacott

Jumper

Sherry Harris

Ed & Tish Pohl

Gary & Shea Weidner

Alice Honea

Kent & Nancy

Tom Hartman

Paul & Pamm Prebil

Tom & Karen Welch

Bart L. Howell

Blochberger

Walt & Sudie Henderson

Mary & Linda Purselley

George & Kathy Wheatley

Don & Claudette

Marian & Dave Bolen

Paul & Linda Hewitt

Nirupama Raghavan

Margaret Whillock

Hunnicutt

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Brad & Kathy Hicks

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William & Lawanna

Will & Alex Hunt

David & Linda Ann Bragg

Meredith & Blake Hilliard

Jim & Wendy Rankin

Whitfield

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Tim & Mary Beth Brooks

Jim & Debbie Hodges

Robert & Linda Reece

Pattie & David Williams

Paula V. Jenkins

Annemarie Browning

Dr. Jerry & Donna

Luis Restrepo &

Carole & Jim Williamson

Carl & Lee Johnson

Wade W. Burnside &

Hoenshel

Cataline Botero

Jerusha Winchester

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Janet Baker

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Carol Sue & Alan Wooten

Marsha & Hartzell Jones

Shannon & Randy Dixon

Greg House & Beverly

Wendy, Amanda &

Dane & Michelle

Edward & Debbie Jordon

Art & Beverly Cannady

Block

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Workman

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CiCis Pizza of Fayetteville

Drew Workman

Joe & Dorleen Kessler

Donna Carter

Steven Wolverton

Richie & Karen Roberts

Deborah Wright

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Bart & Heidi Cohen

Jack & Temple

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Bob & Sara Wright

Hugh & Brenda Kincaid

Carl Collier

Igleburger

Dr. & Mrs. Marc

Christine & Tim Klinger

Drew & Nancy Collom

Marcia B. Imbeau

A. Rogers

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John Jackson

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Performer $250 - $499

Tony & Heather Cook

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Dave & Becky Schoewe

Richard & Jennifer

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Elizabeth Adam

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Wayne & Delane Cox

Bonnie Johnson & Mike

Nathan & Serena Smith

Michael & Jacque Allen

Bo & DeDe Long

David & Marsha

Smets

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Ann Ayres

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Crittenden

Preston & Anne Jones

Damon Shaw

Don & Maxine Bechtel

Vernon & Shirley Lott

Ralph & Cam Crouch

Elizabeth & Gerald

Kara Sheets

Laureen Benafield

Robert & Deidre Martin

Rich Dailey

Jordan

Ron & Regena Shelby

Tony & Terri Bertschy

Bill & Sabra Martin

Pauline Darling

Ann & William Justiss

Marc & Mindy

Eileen & Bob Billig

Paula Maxwell

Clay & Ann Davis

Barry Katz

Sherwood

Aaron Bleidt & John

Bill & Kim McComas

Michael & Deanna

Bill & Missy Kincaid

Mary Beth Shields

Clayborn

Duane & Allison McElroy

Wade Dial

Jay King

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Deeg & Bill Mitchell

Sandy Dilbeck

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LaDonna Smith

Jennifer P. Booher

Earnie & Dona

John & Emily Douglas

Larry Bittle Insurance

Al Snider

Susan Bradshaw

Montgomery

Corinna & Alan Dranow

Agency, Inc.

Stu & Debbie Sorensen

David Carlisle, MD &

Mary Ellen & James

John R. Eldridge, III

Randy & Valorie Lawson

Bette & Jerry C. Stamps

Wendy Taylor Carlisle

Moore

Jay & Kim Ellis

Charles J. F. Leflar

Anabelle Steelman-Berry

Dr. & Mrs. Robert V. Cupp

Debbie & Steve Morrison

Jenny England

Scott & Laura Letts

& Ron Berry

Bill & Bimmy Currie

John Nichols

David & Linda Ferrell

Robert & Vella Lewis

Mark & Judi Stillwell

David & Stefanie

Derrik & Julie Olsen

Daniel & Marsue Fields

Amy Linimon

Mary & Richard Stockland

Evans-Cypher

Tom & Sally Overbey

Sam & Susan Fiori

Dick & Molly Lloyd

Sally Stone

Mike & Susan Daniels

Jeff Stripling & Doris

Dr. Stacy Smith-Foley &

Larry & Nancy Long

David, Jenni, Aidan &

Shari & Shirin de Silva

Patneau

Mr. Chris Foley

Alma Lopez

Dominic Swain

Mrs. Nancy Dodson

William H. Perry III

Director $500 - $999

Lance & Kelly Foster

Nick & Laura Luchi

Marsha & James Swim

Juli Dorrough & William

Mel & Jan Phillips

Perry & Shirley Franklin

Robert D. Luper

Martha Morrison MD &

Jackson

Ben & Amber Pinter

Abshier Construction

The Friede Family

Mike & Kris Macechko

Doug Talbott

Bill & Barbara Durham

Chip & Carey Pollard

Gary & Melanie Alecusan

Dave & Liz Fulton, Town

Mandy Macke

Thomas & Janet Tate

The Embry Family

Kevin & Karen Pope

Dr. S. L. Armstrong

& Country Shop

David & Sue Maddox

Mike & Debi Thurow

Linda McKennon Smith

Prewitt Wealth

Tyler & Murray Austin

Samantha & Deron

Kristin Markell &

Ryan & Megan

& Bill Finer

Management Group

Derrick Bobbitt & Dr.

Gardner

Matt Short

Timberlake

Earl & Gayle Fochtman

Hoyt & Mary Purvis

Susan Averitt

Dave & Jane Gearhart

David Massey

Kristen & Matt Trantham

Doylene Fuqua

David Ratcliff & Carol

Daymara & Barry Baker

Don & Carol Lynn Gibson

Irma & Duell Mathis

Kathleen Trotter &

Frank & Cindy Gallo

Groves

Karen Ball

Mary Gillcoatt

Buster & Vita McCall

Charley Reese

Andrew & Mary Gibbs

Georgia Reading

Darcy Ballew

Nan Ginger

Pat & Jim McClelland

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George & Kathey Rhoads

Melissa & Georgie Banks

Butch & Christie Ginther

Gary & Athina McLendon

Kathy Turpin

John & Tamara Gilmour

Marilyn & Brooks Rice

Jen & James Beck

Dash Goff

Bob & Linda McMath

Tom & Charlene

Phoebe J. Goodwin

Archie & Suzanne Ryan

Trisha & Lou Beland

Gail & Randy Goodrum

Michelle W. Merry-Ship

Underwood

Mark & Debbie Griffin

Linda Rye & Randall

Yvette & Donald Bell

Laura Goodwin &

Dwight & Brandy Mitchell

Veronica Usery

Jamie & Josh Hamblen

Webb

John Berry & Richard

Bob Kohler

Marietta & Bill Morris

Lee & Janice Van Allen

Grover C. Harris, Jr.

Alfred Angulo, Jr. & Mary

Anderson

Gini & Andy Gottman

Scott & Marla Muller

Tom & Barbara Verdery

Hank & Cheryl Harrison

Sanders

Adella & Gary Gray

Dr. & Mrs. Gary J. Oliver

Brad & Lindsay Vester

Don & Linda Hayes

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Kurt & Alice Kutz

* Walton Arts Center Council Board and Foundation Board members denoted in bold.


Dr. & Mrs. C.H.

Cathy & Russ Breck

Grimsley & Carol Graham

Mike Klaas

Realtor Extraordinaire,

Jackson Williams

Schilmoeller

Katherine & Howard Brill

Christina & David Gray

George & Vicki Knight

LLC

W. Jackson Williams

Joseph & Sue Ellen

Robert Brooks

Dale & Marilyn Green

Dr. Leonard & Shirley

Mark E. Risk

Merle & Jo Williams

Schultz

Norman & Linda Bruce

Brian & Ginger Green

Koenen

Renae & Ken Robinson

Craig & Leslye Wilson

Jane & Curtis Shipley

Greg & Rebecca Bryan

Pat Grier

Timothy Kral & Connie

Glenda & Phillip Roddey

Larry & Karen Worden

Taylor & Jill Speegle

Jim & Mary Buchanan

Lois & Al Haase

Hendrix-Kral

Rick & Janet Roessler

Stacy & Becky Wright

Laura & Bill Speer

Washington Posse

Andrea Hall

Darwin & Nancy Jo

Bill & Georgia Ross

Richard & Anna Marie

League

Robert & Barbara

Krumrey

Len & Lois Rott

Steeneck

Jared & Meghan Burns

Hamernik

Richard & Phyllis Kuehl

Charlie & Shirley Russell

Rebecca Summerlin

Cathy Case & Robert

Mary Harrell

Morannaya Kulink

Julie Sanders

Daniel E. Sutherland

Rodweller

Cyndy & Ken Hatfield

Mark & Tena Larsen

Brian & Molly Sappington

Contributions to the

Kevin & Ruth Trainor

Randall & Georgia

Avon & Susan Haury

Dennis & Sue Lawler

The Schmieding

Friends of Walton Arts

Jean King Travis

Caselman

Steven & Angela Hebert

Linda Leavell & Robert

Foundation, Inc.

Center program provide

Steve & Susan Tucker

Bob & Sara Caulk

Susie & Jim Henley

B. Garner

Jane Scroggs

critical operating support.

Jerre & Judy Van Hoose

Buddy & Susan Chadick

Steven & Angela Herbert

Burnis Leavens

Winifred Shanor

Listings are current as

Jason & Christie Vogel

Dr. Margaret Clark

Tom Herman

Ken Leonard & Beth Keck

Linda Siccardi

of October 1, 2016 and

Lynn & Elaine Wade

John & Karen Cole

Spencer & Bicky

Kelly Tribell & Sarah

Jeanne Silvestri

we make every effort to

Milo & Darlene Warner

Ellen Compton

Higginbothom

E. Lewis

John & Jerri Skaggs

Ron & Judy Wearing

Barbara Comstock

Lisa, Howard & Hannah

Cheryl & Gene Long

The Spear Family

maintain accurate records.

June White

Larry & Jeanie Cozens

Higgins

John & Carol Lossing

Ruth W. Stock

Jeffrey Williams & Janet

Jim & Jerene Cross

Bill & Lori Hof

John & Jill MacKenzie

Marie & Jerry Swenson

Penner-Williams

Andrew Crowe

Gabe Hollingsworth

Lauren & Madeline

Frank & Eddie Lou Taylor

Juana Young

Gary & Susan Culp

Tom & Janice Hollopeter

Marquette

Richard & Tami Thomas

However, if we have inadvertently omitted your name, please let us know so that we can correct our error. Every gift, whether

Rachel & Henrietta Culp

Glen & Ann Hopkins

Gary & Bonnie Martineck

Sharon Thomason

Contributor $100 - $249

Dean & Patsy Dade

In Memory of

Kyle & Rachel May

John & Joan Threet

recognized here or not, is

Jerry & Judy Davison

Yukiko Frakes

Lillian & James

Thomas Triplett

greatly appreciated and

Enrique A. Acuna

David Douglas &

Gayle Howard

McConnell

In Honor of

supports the performing

Gordon & Susan Allison

Anastasia Strokova

Read & Tammy Hudson

McKinney Drug

Amanda Moore

arts in our community. For

Lois & Harry Alward

Mary & Larry Douglas

Una & Elizabeth

Peggy McMenus

Leah & Sterling Tucker

information about making a

Gene & Susan Anderson

Al Dowe

Hutchens

Bob & Judy McMurtrey

Larry & Debbie Tuttle

gift to the Friends of Walton

Gary & Jane Anderson

Bob & Sandra Downum

David & Shannon Inglis

Bill & Gloria Mills

Brian, Andrea &

Arts Center program,

Gary, Denise, & Nikki

Scott & Laura Draper

Barbara Jackson

Drew & Tessa Miner

Benjamin VanAuken

please call Will Watson,

Anderson

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Vantage Point

Wanda L. Anderson

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Tom & Jean Jacobsen

Daniel Hintz

Communications

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Michael Sprenkle

Burton & Beverly Elliott

Tom & Cathy January

Donald & Mauri Myers

Dr. Charles & Debra

Marianne Bailey

Mary B. Ellis

Sheldon & Stephanie

Bryan & Frankie Novak

Varela

Concetta & Murl Baker

Ray & Elizabeth Evans

Jensen

Shelly, Liam & Molly

Nancy & Ken Vermilion

Norm & Laurie Barker

James & Betty Ezell

Barrett Johnson

O’Dell

Pat Waldren

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James & Vanessa Evans

Jim & Corliss Johnson

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Kasey L Walker

Eddie & Betty Bradford

Miller & Peggy Ford

Mike & Kim Johnson

Luke & Janet Parsch

Maxine Ward

Sarah K. Brady

Fred & Kathleen Fullerton

Phyllis Kane

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Rick & Terri Warren

Rosemary & Van Brahana

Jerol & Sally Garrison

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Becky Pittman

Elizabeth Washington

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Brashears

Al & Emma Lee Gordon

The Kirlin Family

Richard & Susan Pressler

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* Walton Arts Center Council Board and Foundation Board members denoted in bold.

Walton Arts Center thanks the companies and foundations listed below for matching their employees’ gifts to the Friends of Walton Arts Center program. Bank of America Matching Gifts Program

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Endeavor Foundation

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The Clorox Company Foundation

GE Foundation

Morgan Stanley Community Affairs Program

The Coca-Cola Matching Gifts Program

General Mills Foundation

Morgan Stanley Foundation

Tyson Foods PAC Match Program

IBM Corporation

Regions Bank

Walmart Foundation

Kansas City Southern Matching Gifts Fund

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Walton Arts Center OnStage Fall/Winter 2016-17


A Presidential Performance

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October 8, 2016 – April 2, 2017 Ladies and Gentlemen…The Beatles! provides fresh new insight into how and why The Beatles impacted America in the 1960s—and beyond— with pop culture artifacts from the period, correspondence, instruments, photos, and interviews. Curated by the GRAMMY Museum® at L.A. LIVE and Fab Four Exhibits. © The Bob Bonis Archive www.BobBonis.com

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