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From the President/CEO

On behalf of Walton Arts Center’s volunteers and staff – welcome. We’re glad you’re here. This season promises to be Beyond Amazing. Whether you want to be part of a packed house for one of your favorite Broadway shows or prefer an intimate jazz experience, whether you’re bringing excited children to experience a familiar story or you are trying something new in our 10x10 Arts Series, you will continue to be amazed by the world-class artists and entertainers you encounter.

This year we invite you to two new opportunities that will enrich your arts experience even further. Take advantage of Arts and Appetizers – a fun event with appetizers where you will get an insider’s look into upcoming shows from our programming department. Broadway lovers and book lovers alike will enjoy the new Broadway Book Club – where you can have lively discussions about upcoming Broadway shows based on a different book related to each show.

We are proud to welcome you to these new programs that allow you to engage the arts on a more personal level. Thank you to the Friends of Walton Arts Center, our sponsors and funders for enabling us to offer Northwest Arkansas such a broad variety of amazing arts experiences. And thank you for coming.

Peter B. Lane President/CEO

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Resident Company: CCC Walmart AMP VoiceJam Volunteer Thanks Walton Arts Center Media Partners Advertiser Index Walton Arts Center Staff Friends of Walton Arts Center Walton Arts Center Donors

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26 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. Don’t forget! Bring back your Walton Arts Center cups to future performances for reduced price refills.

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. The carrying of weapons and/or firearms is prohibited at Walton Arts Center under Arkansas Code 5-73-306 even if you have a permit. Walton Arts Center is a tobacco-free facility.

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The King and I

Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo’

Alicia Olatuja

Cas Public

Cabaret

Classic Albums Live: Rumours

Welcome to our 2017/18 Season! 2017 SEPTEMBER TajMo: The Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo’ Band with special guest Black Pacific Sept. 19 Hot Club of Cowtown Sept. 28

Irving Berlin’s White Christmas Nov. 7-12

The Snowman: A Family Concert presented by Walton Arts Center and Symphony of Northwest Arkansas Dec. 17

Susan Werner Trio Nov. 9

Finding Neverland Dec. 19-23

NOVEMBER

Bria Skonberg Nov. 10 Old Crow Medicine Show Nov. 16

OCTOBER

Trike Theatre presents Charlotte’s Web Nov. 17, 19, 25, 26, Dec. 1-2

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I Oct. 3-8

DECEMBER

Ballet Arkansas Emergence Oct. 13 The Huntertones Oct. 14 Jake Shimabukuro Oct. 18 Joe Ely Acoustic Oct. 19 David Sedaris Oct. 24 Cas Public Symphonie Dramatique Oct. 26 Secret Agent 23 Skidoo Oct. 27 The Rocky Horror Picture Show Oct. 30-31

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Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical Dec. 1-2 Voces8 Dec. 3 Martial Artists and Acrobats of Tianjin, People’s Republic of China Dec. 7-8 The Latin Jazz All-Stars featuring Steve Turre & Néstor Torres Dec. 8 Danú A Christmas Gathering: Féile na Nollag Dec. 10 LeAnn Rimes Today is Christmas Tour 2017 Dec. 12 Robert Earl Keen’s “Merry Christmas From the Fam-O-Lee” Show Dec. 13

2018 JANUARY Béla Fleck and Brooklyn Rider Jan. 17 An Evening with Spencer Bohren Jan. 18 Cabaret Jan. 19-21 At This Performance... Jan. 29

FEBRUARY The Triplets of Belleville Cine-Concert Benoit Charest, Composer-Conductor Feb. 1 Classic Albums Live: Rumours Feb. 2 John McEuen & Friends Will The Circle Be Unbroken Feb. 3 An American in Paris Feb. 6-11 My Funny Valentine Feb. 8-9


RENT

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Donny McCaslin Feb. 10 Pasadena Roof Orchestra Feb. 24 Theatre Company Cahoots NI presents Shh! We Have a Plan Feb. 25 Mummenschanz you & me Feb. 27

Sense and Sensibility

MARCH Raul Midón Mar. 1 Alicia Olatuja Mar. 2 RENT 20th Anniversary Tour Mar. 2-4 Aquila Theatre Company’s Sense and Sensibility Mar. 8 Dublin Guitar Quartet Mar. 9 PostSecret: The Show Mar. 9-10

For the remaining 2017/18 Season event lineup (April thru June), visit waltonartscenter.org

Disenchanted Mar. 14-15 Claire Parsons’ And Then… Mar. 29 An Evening with Peter Yarrow Mar. 31

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$131.2M Direct Economic Impact 4,647 Jobs

$10.7M in State Taxes

$63.7M Event-Related Spending by Audiences

$3.4M in Local Taxes

Study Demonstrates Impact of Nonprofit Arts and Culture Sector on Northwest Arkansas’ Economy A recent study by Americans for the Arts has found that Northwest Arkansas’ nonprofit arts and culture industry generated $131.2 million in economic activity in 2015, including $67.5 million in spending by arts and culture organizations and an additional $63.7 million in eventrelated spending by their audiences. This activity supported 4,647 jobs and generated $14 million in government revenue. The Arts & Economic Prosperity® Study is conducted nationally every five years. AEP5, the fifth study to be completed, documents the economic contributions of the nonprofit arts industry across the country and in 341 study regions, representing all 50 states and the District of Columbia during Fiscal Year 2015. Northwest Arkansas, defined for this purpose as Benton and Washington counties, was the only Arkansas study region included in the report. “The AEP study quantifies the economic benefits of arts and culture organizations within a community,” explains Randy Cohen, Vice President of Research and Policy for Americans for the Arts. “This study changes the conversation about the arts from that of a ‘charity’ to one about an ‘industry’ that provides both cultural and economic benefits to the community.” Cohen detailed the findings recently during a news conference at the Rogers World Trade Center.   Walton Arts Center staff compiled data for the study from 23 eligible nonprofit arts and cultural organizations located in Northwest Arkansas. Each partner provided detailed budget information for FY15 including labor, payments to local and nonlocal artists, operations,

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administration, programming, facilities and capital expenditures/asset acquisition. Patrons also were surveyed about spending around their attendance to arts events. Project economists customized inputoutput models for each study region to ensure reliable and actionable localized results.

Key Study Findings for NWA:

Nearly 1.8 million people attended arts and culture events in Northwest Arkansas in 2015. Event-related spending by these attendees totaled $63.7 million, excluding the cost of admission, or roughly $35.89 per person. That’s slightly higher than the national average of $31.47 per person, and almost double the $19.54 per person spending in the NWA region documented by the prior AEP study (AEPIV) covering Fiscal Year 2010.

The economic impact of the arts accounts for more than the monies spent in communities by residents. Cultural tourists spend money, as well. 25% of attendees traveled from outside of the county in which the event took place. Their event-related spending on average was 199% more per person than local attendees, at $71.20 vs. $23.85.

Among local attendees, 42% said they would have traveled to a different community to attend a similar cultural event, if the arts event they wanted to attend was not taking place.


“Arts organizations provide jobs, support the economy and the government while they also educate, entertain and increase our quality of lives.” Randy Cohen, Americans for the Arts

A vibrant arts community not only keeps residents and their discretionary spending closer to home, it also attracts visitors who spend money and help local businesses thrive. 86% of nonlocal attendees indicated that the primary purpose of their visit was “specifically to attend this arts or cultural event.”

Comparing results from AEPIV and AEP5 shows that the arts industry in Northwest Arkansas has grown significantly, due in large part to the addition of the Walmart AMP and Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art between FY10 and FY15. • Total economic impact is up 124% •   Number of jobs is up 212% • Local and state tax revenue is up 248% • Resident spending is up by 50% and non-resident spending is up 97%  

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Key Study Findings Nationally:

The nonprofit arts industry nationally generated $166.3 billion of economic activity in 2015 – $63.8 billion in spending by arts and cultural organizations, and an additional $102.5 billion in eventrelated expenditures by their audiences.

This industry supported 4.6 million jobs and generated $27.5 billion in tax revenue to local, state, and federal governments – a yield well beyond their collective $5 billion in arts allocations. “With current threats of cutting funding for nonprofit organizations, this study is timely,” Cohen adds. “The $27.5 billion generated in tax revenue by the arts industry nationally going back to the government shows that municipal, state and federal arts support is not a one-way street. Arts organizations provide jobs, support the economy and the government while they also educate, entertain and increase our quality of lives.”   The full report, a map of the 341 study regions and an economic impact summary for each can be found at www.AmericansForTheArts.org/EconomicImpact.  

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BroadwaySeries Walton Arts Center’s expanded 2017/18 Procter & Gamble Broadway Series 8 SHOWS / kicks off with the hit musical, The King and I, where two worlds collide in the Lincoln Center Theater production of this “breathtaking and exquisite” (The New York Times) musical, directed by Bartlett Sher. One of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s finest works — and winner of the 2015 Tony Award® for Best Musical Revival — The King and I boasts a score that features such beloved classics as “Getting To Know You,” “I Whistle a Happy Tune,” “Hello Young Lovers,” “Shall We Dance” and “Something Wonderful.” Set in 1860s Bangkok, the musical tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna Leonowens, a British schoolteacher whom the modernist King, in an imperialistic world, brings to Siam to teach his many wives and children.

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Back by popular demand this holiday season, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas 8 SHOWS / is a timeless tale of joy and goodwill, filled with classic songs, glorious dancing and lots of snow. This lavish new production of the must-see classic tells the story of a song-and-dance team putting on a show in a magical Vermont inn and falling for a stunning sister act in the process – full of dancing, laughter and some of the greatest songs ever written!

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DESIGN TRAVEL We make a world of difference in the way you experience travel. Directed by visionary Tony®-winner Diane Paulus and based on the 7 SHOWS / critically acclaimed Academy Award®winning film of the same name, Finding Neverland tells the incredible story behind one of the world’s most beloved characters: Peter Pan. The winner of Broadway.com’s Audience Choice Award for Best Musical, this breathtaking smash “captures the kid-at-heart,” says TIME magazine. Vogue cheers, “It’s a must-see you’ll remember for years to come!”

Dec. 19-23

Playwright J.M. Barrie struggles to find inspiration until he meets four young brothers and their beautiful widowed mother. Spellbound by the boys’ enchanting make-believe adventures, he sets out to write a play that will astound London theatergoers. With a little bit of pixie dust and a lot of faith, Barrie takes this monumental leap, leaving his old world behind for Neverland, where nothing is impossible and the wonder of childhood lasts forever.

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BroadwaySeries An American in Paris is the new Tony Award®-winning musical about an 8 SHOWS / American soldier, a mysterious French girl and an indomitable European city, each yearning for a new beginning in the aftermath of war. Acclaimed director/ choreographer and 2015 Tony Award®winner Christopher Wheeldon brings the magic and romance of Paris into perfect harmony with unforgettable songs from George and Ira Gershwin in the show that earned more awards than any other musical in the 2015 season! The New York Times raves, “An American in Paris is a triumph! Pure joy!” and The Wall Street Journal declares, “Once you’ve seen it, you’ll find it hard to settle for less ever again.”

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Beautiful – The Carole King Musical tells the inspiring true story of King’s 8 SHOWS / remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Along the way, she made more than beautiful music, she wrote the soundtrack to a generation. Featuring a stunning array of beloved songs, Beautiful took home two 2014 Tony Awards® and a 2015 Grammy Award®.

Apr. 24-29

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The hills are alive! This brandnew production of The Sound 8 SHOWS / of Music tells the spirited, romantic and beloved musical story of Maria and the von Trapp Family – and will once again thrill audiences with its Tony®, Grammy® and Academy Award®winning score, including “My Favorite Things,” “Do-Re-Mi,” “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” “Edelweiss” and of course the title song. “Sparkling, fresh and lively,” says the Los Angeles Times.

May 15-20

Additional support provided by Lee & Linda Scott

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Proud To Support Based on Roundabout Theatre Company’s Tony Award®-winning production, Cabaret 5 SHOWS / debuts at Walton Arts Center featuring some of the most memorable songs in theater history, including “Cabaret,” “Willkommen” and “Maybe This Time.” Leave your troubles outside – life is beautiful at Cabaret – John Kander, Fred Ebb and Joe Masteroff’s Tony®-winning musical about following your heart while the world loses its way.

Jan. 19-21

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In 1996, an original rock musical by a littleknown composer opened on Broadway… 5 SHOWS / and forever changed the landscape of American theater. Two decades later, this Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award®winning masterpiece returns to the stage in a vibrant 20th anniversary touring production. A re-imagining of Puccini’s La Bohème, RENT follows an unforgettable year in the lives of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams without selling out. With its inspiring message of joy and hope in the face of fear, this timeless celebration of friendship and creativity reminds us to measure our lives with the only thing that truly matters – love.

Mar. 2-4

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10x10 ArtsSeries Cas Public Symphonie Dramatique

Ballet Arkansas Emergence

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.

Ballet Arkansas Emergence

Cas Public Symphonie Dramatique

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Oct. 26, 2017

Ballet Arkansas, the state’s renowned professional ballet company, has emerged as a dynamic presenter of diverse dance repertoire throughout the region, combining the beauty and grace of classical ballet with the innovation and athleticism of contemporary movement. At the heart of the company, a magnetic ensemble of passionate artists display raw power, maturity and technical brilliance on stage. Emergence brings the depth and range of Ballet Arkansas to the forefront, highlighting the regional hit Under the Lights by Chris Stuart, set to the music of Johnny Cash – also featuring the timeless Valse Fantaisie by George Balanchine, a world premiere by 2017 Winter Visions winner Mariana Oliveira, and other critically acclaimed classical and contemporary repertoire.

This contemporary piece reimagines the mythical couple from William Shakespeare’s romantic masterpiece, Romeo and Juliet. This vibrant homage to the original tale is tinged with impetuousness and a contagious energy, evoking notions of seduction, desire, unchained passion and death. Recognized for its high-energy performances, Cas Public has staked its reputation on the exceptional quality of its works and has succeeded in positioning itself amongst Canadian companies which enjoy an international reputation. A fiery soundtrack by Martin Tétreault, mixed and sampled from masterpieces by Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky, Gounod and others, sets the scene for intense choreographic physicality. The company’s performances have an innate theatrical flair that ignites imagination. waltonartscenter.org

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The10x10ArtsSeries Voces8 Dec. 3, 2017 The British vocal ensemble Voces8 is one of the world’s most versatile and best-loved singing groups. Touring extensively throughout Europe, North America and Asia, the group performs a wide-ranging repertoire from Renaissance polyphony to jazz standards to contemporary works and popular arrangements. Consisting of eight beautifully integrated solo voices with pure harmonies, tonal clarity and expressive phrasing, the members of this group combine their talents in sheer vocal beauty. Together, the group oozes panache, right down to their polished shoes. Voces8

Béla Fleck and Brooklyn Rider Jan. 17, 2018

Béla Fleck

Legendary banjo virtuoso and Grammy Award®-winner Béla Fleck teams up with the unsurpassably inventive string quartet Brooklyn Rider for an evening of works from Brooklyn Rider’s versatile repertoire, solo turns by Béla, and other collaborative surprises. This prolific quintet slips seamlessly between the diverse worlds of music — stretching from avant-garde American to Romanian Gypsy, to Irish and South American — with each musician revealing his skills and passion for this new, untried musical venture. Together they have assembled a tight ensemble and truly invigorating show.

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The Triplets of Belleville Cine-Concert Benoit Charest, Composer-Conductor

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The Triplets of Belleville Cine-Concert

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The chase is on! Composer Benoit Charest leads Le Terrible Orchestre de Belleville in a live performance of his original film score, including his Academy Award®-nominated Best Song for this much-loved animated film. Kidnapped by mysterious, squareshouldered henchmen, a Tour de France cyclist named Champion is spirited across the ocean to the teeming metropolis of Belleville. His near-sighted grandmother and her faithful dog follow his trail and are taken in by the renowned Belleville triplets — a trio of eccentric jazz-era divas turned elderly improvisational musicians — who use their talent, wits and cunning to save the day.


Other 2017/18 Season 10x10 Arts Series Shows: Pasadena Roof Orchestra

Pasadena Roof Orchestra Feb. 24, 2018

Aquila Theatre Company’s Sense and Sensibility

Aquila Theatre Company’s Sense and Sensibility

Mar. 8, 2018 Dublin Guitar Quartet

Dublin Guitar Quartet

Rave Mehta’s FLOW

Mar. 9, 2018

Ravé Mehta’s FLOW May 24, 2018

Artosphere Festival Orchestra Corrado Rovaris, Music Director

June 19, 2018

Artosphere Festival Orchestra

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Robert Earl Keen’s “Merry Christmas From the Fam-O-Lee” Show

Oct. 24, 2017 NPR humorist and bestselling author David Sedaris returns to Walton Arts Center for an evening of playful, sardonic and insightful social critique. The Grammy® Award-nominated and “Best American Essay” author is known for his original radio pieces, regularly heard on the public radio show “This American Life.” With an eye for the absurd and vulgar, Sedaris’ infallible deadpan prose sprinkled with heartwarming, charming narratives about the human condition has become all-too familiar to his fans…and they wouldn’t have it any other way.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show Oct. 30-31, 2017 | 2 Screenings

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Fasten your garter belt, come up to the lab and see what’s on the slab! The madcap, musical mayhem begins when rainsoaked Brad and Janet take refuge in the castle of Dr. Frank-NFurter, a mad scientist from outer space who is about to unveil his greatest creation – and have a bit of fun with his reluctant guests. Don your best Rocky Horror themed costume and sing along with this screamingly funny, sinfully twisted salute to sci-fi, horror, B-movies and rock music – the most popular cult classic of all time. BYOP* (Bring Your Own Props) for this interactive, unforgettable Halloween night out! *BYOP: Check waltonartscenter.org for approved props prior to the show dates! Recommended for ages 16 and up. Contains adult content. 20

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Dec. 13, 2017 It’s not always easy to sum up a career — let alone a life’s ambition — so succinctly, but the five words from Robert Earl Keen’s callingcard anthem “The road goes on forever…” just about do it. From his humble beginnings on the Texas folk scene, Keen has blazed a peer-, critic- and fan-lauded trail that’s earned him living-legend (not to mention pioneer) status in the Americana music world. Three decades later, with well over a dozen records to his name and thousands of shows under his belt, there’s still no end in sight. Here for a festive, larger-than-life concert full of holly-jolly costumes and plenty of joyful tunes, Keen and his band will perform fan favorites from his much-loved Christmas album and more!

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My Funny Valentine Feb. 8-9, 2018 | 3 Shows

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Join comedians Pat Hazell, one of the original writers for NBC’s “Seinfeld” and a veteran of “The Tonight Show,” and Dena Blizzard, a featured comic at The Laugh Factory and Gotham Comedy Club, and creator of the viral video “Chardonnay, Go!” (viewed over 23 million times), as they come together for an evening of hilarious and heartwarming stand-up comedy. Topics include relationships, dating, parenting and family life, and there will be a chance to ask for relationship advice as Pat and Dena answer questions from the audience.

Disenchanted Mar. 14-15, 2018 | 2 Shows Poisoned apples. Glass slippers. Who needs ‘em?! Not Snow White and her posse of disenchanted princesses in this hilarious hit musical that’s anything but Grimm. Forget the princesses you think you know – the original storybook heroines have come back to life to set the record straight. After multiple sold-out runs nationwide, these royal renegades tossed off their tiaras to bring their hilariously subversive, not-for-the-kiddies musical to you. What you thought about princesses will never be the same! Recommended for ages 12 and up. Contains strong language.

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American MusicSeries

TajMo: The Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo’ Band LeAnn Rimes

TajMo: The Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo’ Band Sept. 19, 2017 Iconic blues legends Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo’ unite for an historic cross-generational collaboration. Their new album TajMo marks a timely convergence of the talents of two unique American artists, each with their own iconoclastic legacies that have extended and expanded blues traditions into adventurous new territory. The collaboration brings out the best in both artists, with the pair merging their distinctive voices, personalities and guitar styles to create vibrant music that’s firmly rooted in tradition yet ruled by a playful sense of adventure.

Jake Shimabukuro Oct. 18, 2017 Jake Shimabukuro can still vividly remember the first time he held a ukulele at age 4. It was an encounter that would shape his destiny and give the world one of the most exceptional and innovative uke players in history – an artist who has drawn comparisons to musical titans such as Jimi Hendrix and Miles Davis. After selling out his past appearance at Walton Arts Center, Jake returns to demonstrate the rich and varied catalog that captures the many moods of the ukulele. Known for his unique arrangements of popular songs like Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody,” this highly acclaimed artist proves that an instrument is limited only by the imagination and creativity of the person playing it. 22

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LeAnn Rimes Today is Christmas Tour 2017 Dec. 12, 2017 Since her first chart-topping single in 1996 when she was just 13, LeAnn Rimes has won two Grammy Awards®, 12 Billboard Music Awards, two World Music Awards, three ACM Awards, one CMA Award and one Dove Award. Out of the 42 singles she has released throughout her expansive career, including “Can’t Fight the Moonlight” and her first national hit “Blue,” LeAnn’s song “How Do I Live” still to this day ranks #4 on Billboard’s “Greatest of All Time: Hot 100 Songs.” Performing for the first time at Walton Arts Center, this internationally acclaimed pop-country icon will bring good tidings of joy and cheer with traditional and original Christmas songs from her trio of annual holiday albums.

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May 10, 2018 Few artists have left a more indelible mark on America’s musical landscape than Charlie Daniels. Since forming the Charlie Daniels Band in 1972, this fiddlin’ man has received numerous accolades, including induction into the Grand Ole Opry, Musicians Hall of Fame and, in 2016, the Country Music Hall of Fame. Over his career, Daniels has populated the radio with such memorable hits as “Long Haired Country Boy,” “The South’s Gonna Do It Again,” “In America” and of course, his signature song, “The Devil Went Down to Georgia.” Now, this country music icon takes the Walton Arts Center stage for the first time ever to prove that, even at 80 years old, he’s still got it! Support provided by Dale & Prudy Caudle and Kelly & Marti Sudduth waltonartscenter.org

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Family FunSeries Secret Agent 23 Skidoo Oct. 27, 2017

Secret Agent 23 Skidoo

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As the first song hits your ears, a family dance party full of funky beats and bass groove drops begins! Secret Agent 23 Skidoo is the 2017 Grammy® Award winner for Best Children’s Album of the Year. Known for combining the excitement of hip-hop with the magical world of childhood, Skidoo produces witty and sophisticated music both positive and inspiring for audiences of all ages. With bumping call-and-response anthems, sweet harmonies, Motown-inspired dance moves and classy purple suits, nobody is making better “kid-hop” than Secret Agent 23 Skidoo! Ages 5+

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Charlotte’s Web

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Martial Artists and Acrobats of Tianjin, People’s Republic of China

Nov. 17 – Dec. 2, 2017 | 10 Shows In the classic and beloved E.B. White story, Wilbur, a little pig with a big heart, becomes famous with the help of his clever friend Charlotte and their chatty animal neighbors. Wilbur, the runt of the litter, struggles to survive from the very beginning. But with the help of his barnyard friends, Wilbur becomes the prize-winning pig of the county fair and the most famous pig ever! Trike Theatre brings to life this gentle story of friendship, loyalty and truth, reminding us that friends come in all shapes and sizes. Ages 5+

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Martial Artists and Acrobats of Tianjin, People’s Republic of China Dec. 7-8, 2017 | 2 Shows This distinguished troupe has been dedicated to innovation and excellence in the circus arts since 1958, performing in more than 50 countries around the world. One of the best circus troupes in China, the award-winning Martial Artists and Acrobats of Tainjin are world-renowned for their cutting-edge tricks and superior techniques. Accompanied by traditional Chinese music, these dedicated performers take the stage in a spectacle of acrobatic stunts, feats of balance, juggling acts, contortion tricks and martial arts. Ages 6+


Danú

Danú A Christmas Gathering: Féile na Nollag Dec. 10, 2017 The award-winning Danú returns to Walton Arts Center, direct from County Waterford in Ireland! This spirited band is known as one of the leading traditional Irish ensembles today, presenting authentic interpretations of traditional Celtic music for audiences around the globe. In this performance, Danú offers a sampling of songs, music and stories that have emerged from Christmas celebrations held across Ireland for hundreds of years. Witness virtuoso players on fiddle, flute, button accordion and percussion, played alongside the gorgeous voice of Nell Ní Chróinín with guest dancers and choral accompaniment! Ages 12+

Walton Arts Center and SoNA present

The Snowman: A Family Concert

America’s

Premier

Dec. 17, 2017 A Northwest Arkansas holiday tradition! Once again, Walton Arts Center and the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas 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 your whole family. Ages 8+

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Other 2017/18 Season Family Fun Series Shows:

Trolley Tours & Education Motorcycles & Groups Welcome

Slingsby Theater Company’s

The Young King

May 5, 2018 | 2 shows

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Kids Series

Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical

Lightwire Theater’s

Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical Dec. 1-2, 2017 | 3 shows

The beloved TV classic Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer soars off the screen and returns to the Walton Arts Center stage this holiday season! You’ll see all of your favorite characters including Santa and Mrs. Claus, Hermey the Elf, the Abominable Snow Monster, Clarice, Yukon Cornelius and, of course, Rudolph, as they come to life in Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical. It’s an adventure that teaches us that what makes you different might just be what makes you special. Ages 4+ Shh! We Have a Plan

Theatre Company Cahoots NI presents

Shh! We Have a Plan

In Starr Theater

Feb. 25, 2018 | 2 shows Prepare to be enchanted and amazed by this award-winning production featuring magic, music, puppetry and more! Based on the Chris Haughton book of the same title, this delightful and poignant tale follows the journey of some madcap characters all on a quest to capture a beautiful bird perched high in a tree. Sounds simple, but the pursuit soon becomes an obsession and the obsession verges on the absurd! Where will it all end? Join us as the characters learn to love and look after nature, discovering that freedom and kindness are perhaps more important than getting what you want at any cost. Ages 3+

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Other 2017/18 Season Kids Series Shows: Claire Parsons’

And Then… Mar. 29, 2018 Trike Theatre presents

Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse Apr. 13-21, 2018 | 6 shows

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Night OutSeries At This Performance… Jan. 29, 2018 At This Performance™, a critically acclaimed celebration of Broadway standbys and understudies, gives some of New York’s finest musical performers their chance in the spotlight. No longer “waiting in the wings,” they take their welldeserved place center stage. Produced and hosted by New York Casting Director Stephen DeAngelis, the performers will showcase their great talents and versatility, share backstage behind-thescenes anecdotes about their experiences, and conduct an enlightening and entertaining Q&A session with the audience in an evening created exclusively for Walton Arts Center – a rare opportunity to see the Broadway stars of tomorrow, today.

Classic Albums Live: Rumours

Classic Albums Live: Rumours Feb. 2, 2018 Back by popular demand, Classic Albums Live returns to perform your favorite rock albums live – note for note, cut for cut. You’ve seen them perform Led Zeppelin II and The Beatles’ Abbey Road, and you loved every minute! Now, hear them perform one of the most popular and critically acclaimed albums of the 1970’s – Fleetwood Mac’s 1977 Grammy ® Album of the Year, Rumours, featuring “Go Your Own Way,” “You Make Loving Fun,” “Never Going Back Again” and many more. With skilled vocalists and musicians who honor these works with no gimmicks, no make-up or other illusions, this is more than a tribute show – it’s the music played live exactly as it was recorded. Additional support provided by Bob & Becky Alexander

Mummenschanz you & me

PostSecret: The Show

Other 2017/18 Season Night Out Series Shows:

Mummenschanz you & me Feb. 27, 2018

PostSecret: The Show Mar. 9-10, 2018 | 3 Shows

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Starrlight JazzClub Series Experience world-renowned jazz in the Starrlight Jazz Club!

The Huntertones

All shows in Starr Theater

The Huntertones

Bria Skonberg

Oct. 14, 2017

Nov. 10, 2017

The Huntertones’ mission is simple: create live music on real instruments that will often make you think and always make you groove. Melding jazz, funk, soul, hip-hop, R&B and rock, this highenergy, horn driven band out of Brooklyn, NY is known for defining their own musical path and creating original music inspired by the voices of the past and the soundtrack of the present. Adding depth and contrast to their live set, The Huntertones shift from a dynamic six-piece ensemble to a trio featuring saxophone, sousaphone and beat-boxing, keeping their listeners’ eyes and ears open at every turn.

Canadian singer, trumpeter and songwriter Bria Skonberg has been described by The Bria Skonberg Wall Street Journal as one of the “most versatile and imposing musicians of her generation.” Recognized as one of “25 for the Future” by DownBeat magazine, Skonberg wields a unique blend of modern-day pop sensibility and sizzling musicianship, both curious and exotic. Elite jazz chops, artfully mixed with worldly rhythms and contemporary songwriting result in a sophisticated sound that has been compared to Norah Jones and Diana Krall.

Show Sponsor

The Latin Jazz All Stars featuring Steve Turre & Néstor Torres

Show Sponsor

Dec. 8, 2017 Steve Turre, Chembo Corniel, Néstor Torres, Elio Villa Franca, Richardo Rodriguez and Diego Lopez join forces in the M.F. Productions Tour that showcases the very best in Afro Cuban, salsa, Brazilian and Latin jazz! Individually, these jazz masters have performed to sold-out crowds and packed houses all over the country. Now, the six members of this phenomenal ensemble, including SNL band veteran Steve Turre and Latin Grammy Award®-winner Néstor Torres, will share the spotlight, showcasing the impeccable musicianship, irresistible improvisations and rich traditions of this jazz super group.

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Chembo Corniel

Néstor Torres

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Donny McCaslin

Donny McCaslin Feb. 10, 2018 With three Grammy® nominations and 11 albums to his name, Donny McCaslin’s path to success has been punctuated by impressive collaborations and projects, but perhaps none quite as significant as his experience working with David Bowie on the album Blackstar. A spark plug in New York jazz circles for the past two decades, and known for integrating the entire range of sounds that a tenor sax can produce into his repertoire, McCaslin seamlessly transitions from mainstream modern to funky fusion to laid-back balmy ballads. Paying tribute to Bowie and beyond, McCaslin is here to prove his reputation, taking jazz down a contemporary path with profound expertise and limitless improvising technique.

Alicia Olatuja Mar. 2, 2018 Praised by The New York Alicia Times as “a singer with a Olatuja strong and luscious tone and an amiably regal presence on stage,” Alicia Olatuja has been astounding audiences with her exquisite vocals, artistic versatility and captivating demeanor since 2013, when she performed as a featured soloist with the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir at President Obama’s second inauguration. Influenced by a wide range of musical styles, from gospel and soul to jazz and classical, Olatuja has developed a special talent: a full-bodied tone, precise pitch balanced with soulful honesty and personal engagement at the lowest whisper or highest wail.

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The Northwest Arkansas Jazz All-Stars Youth Ensemble Apr. 30, 2018

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Presented by Neal Pendergraft

Hot Club of Cowtown

Joe Ely

A concert series for music lovers like you! All shows in Starr Theater

Hot Club of Cowtown

Joe Ely Acoustic

Sept. 28, 2017

Oct. 19, 2017

Hot Club of Cowtown’s reputation for jaw-dropping virtuosity and unforgettable shows has become its global brand. Lauded for cozy melodies and exuberant improvisation, this trio is at the top of their game, weaving together disparate styles and standing at the crossroads where country meets jazz. The band’s wide influences are as much the smoky bistros of 1930s Paris as they are the hoedowns of the mythic American West. Prepare for a lively journey when the Hot Club of Cowtown kicks off West Street Live!

Joe Ely stands in a tradition of great music born out on the gritty plains of west Texas and influenced by its legends: Roy Orbison, Buddy Holly, Waylon Jennings - the list goes on and on. Ely’s music brings forth this terrain, the spirited people it produces and the special sense of destiny that its vastness creates. His unique mix of honky-tonk, Tex-Mex and rock ‘n’ roll conjures a western fantasy with stories, customs and amusements all its own. Don’t miss this awe-inspiring performance by one of the great Lubbock luminaries.

Susan Werner Trio

An Evening with Spencer Bohren

Nov. 9, 2017

Jan. 18, 2018

A charismatic performer, Susan Werner’s creative restlessness has become her defining characteristic, leading her to write 12 albums in a variety of genres ranging from folk to rock and Tin Susan Werner Pan Alley to gospel. What might a woman deemed by NPR as “The Empress of the Unexpected” try next? Find out when she takes the West Street Live stage to showcase the sharp, funny and compassionate songwriting that has prompted her rise to the elite of American songwriters.

Spencer Bohren’s music resonates the rivers, roads, and bayous of New Orleans and his ability to animate musicians of the past with their music and stories is legendary. His laid-back stage presence and the tales prefacing the songs make each concert feel like a visit with an old friend. Woven through the fabric of his performances are his original pieces, echoing the traditional music he loves, yet written from a modern viewpoint and punctuated by superlative playing of an ever-changing assortment of vintage guitars, lapsteels and banjos. Come and be charmed by the openness of his music and his gracious personality.

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John McEuen

Raul Midón

John McEuen & Friends Will the Circle Be Unbroken

Mar. 1, 2018

Feb. 3, 2018 John McEuen has assembled a unique cast to share the music and memories of the landmark Will the Circle Be Unbroken platinum album and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band’s incredible career. This multi-media concert featuring archival photos, film clips and rare early NGDB music - interwoven with Dirt Band favorites and hot bluegrass will take us along on their incredible journey to stardom. Tickets going fast! Show Sponsor

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Raul Raul Midón is a distinctive and Mindón searching artist, characterized by a silky tenor voice and a syncopated, flamenco and jazzinfused guitar style. Bass, harmony and melodic lines fly from the fretboard in a way that belies the fact that all the music is produced by just two hands. In his own words, the musician, blind since birth, describes it best. His music is “for those who are interested in going beyond notions of genre – it’s for listeners with open ears, open minds, open hearts.”

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Holiday Gift Market

Presented by Walton Arts Center and Community Creative Center Community Creative Center is partnering with Walton Arts Center to present the 3rd Annual Holiday Gift Market – offering fine quality arts and crafts created by some of Northwest Arkansas’ most talented artists. Attendees can purchase items ranging from pottery, jewelry, original paintings, cards and prints, home and decorative items, wearable art and other gift ideas. Prices range from $10 to $1,000+. The Market is hosted in Walton Art Center’s McBride Studio November 25 through December 23, and is open during all WAC holiday season performances.

Local Artists Selling Unique Gifts

Nov. 25 - Dec. 23 Inside McBride Studio

Community Creative Center, a non-profit visual arts organization located in Walton Arts Center’s Nadine Baum Studios, provides high quality classes, camps and workshops in a variety of art forms including pottery and ceramics, watercolor, acrylics, figure drawing, and mixed media for 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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Leana Fischer

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Beyond the show… Be more than an audience member – participate in these fun events and explore the arts from a new perspective! For more information visit waltonartscenter.org/engage.

Arts and Appetizers

FREE!

Feed your appetite for theatrical insider info with these delightful and insightful conversations hosted by Walton Arts Center’s Vice President of Programs & Executive Producer, Scott Galbraith. Along with occasional special guests, Scott will provide context, backstage stories and historical perspectives designed to enhance your theatergoing experience. Mark your calendar for these dates and register at waltonartscenter.org or 479.443.5600. Monday, Monday, Monday, Monday,

Sept. 25, 7pm Dec. 11, 7pm Jan. 29, 7pm Apr. 16, 7pm

Monday, Monday, Monday, Monday,

Oct. 30, 7pm Jan. 8, 7pm Feb. 19, 7pm May 7, 7pm

Broadway Book Club (BBC) Calling all lovers of Broadway and books! If you’re currently a member of a book club or have never participated in one before... this is the club for you! Members of the Broadway Book Club (BBC) will register and read a book curated by our staff that relates to an upcoming Broadway show at WAC. By joining the BBC, you will have access to discounted tickets to the accompanying show as well as an opportunity to join a lively discussion with other BBC members. Choose as many books from the list as you’d like! For a list of books and to register, contact our Group Sales Coordinator, Kimberly Jones, at kjones@waltonartscenter.org or 479.571.2719. Ticket prices will vary.

Appetizers for this experience are generously provided by Bordinos. Cash bar will be available.

This annual event invites college students and young professionals to experience the arts in Northwest Arkansas. For $25, SEEK ticket buyers get access to a pre-party at a Dickson Street destination, a Broadway performance chosen by the Walton Arts Center staff and an after-party in Walton Arts Center’s Walker Atrium. With door prizes, free drinks, live entertainment and more, the buzz about SEEK grows every year!

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Stay tuned for event details at waltonartscenter.org/SEEK.


Visual Arts Charting Terrain: A confluence of light and form Oct. 5 – Dec. 23, 2017 Opening reception: Oct. 5, 5pm Six diverse and dynamic contemporary artists challenge the limits of pictorial space using unique and varied media, charting landscapes that independently and collectively synthesize light and form. Featured artists include Victoria Burge, Ben Butler, Theresa Chong, Sean Morrissey, James Siena and James Turrell.

The Joy Pratt Markham Gallery presents exhibitions of works by both emerging and internationally recognized artists. Visit the gallery and enjoy four curated shows during the 2017/18 Season.

Gallery Hours

Victoria Burge, Sawtooth © Victoria Burge

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

The Grammar of Ornament

James Siena, Circulation Courtesy Harlan & Weaver, New York

Jan. 18 – March 17, 2018 Opening reception: Jan. 19, 5pm

Tours also available by appointment. Please call 479.571.2766 to schedule a tour.

This exhibition explores the interdisciplinary practices of contemporary artists who sit at the intersection of art and design to consider the ways that ornament can create visual languages. Featured artists include Shepard Fairey and Ryan McGinness.

Gallery admission is free

Visual Arts generously supported by

Shepard Fairey, Lotus Target Black (left) © Shepard Fairey Ryan McGinness, Dark Energy (right) © Ryan McGinness

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Other 2017/18 Season exhibitions:

Adornment: Beauty in excess March 29 – May 25, 2018 Featured artists: Petah Coyne, April Dauscha, Carson Fox, Roberto Mannino, Matt Neff, Piper Shepard and Kayte Terry

The Bleak and the Burgeoning June 19 – Oct. 7, 2018

April Dauscha, Reflections of the Self

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Northwest Arkansas Jazz All-Stars Learning through the arts at Walton Arts Center

Jazz is considered by many to be the only truly American art form, yet its imprint on American culture often goes unrecognized. Through a partnership with the Northwest Arkansas Jazz Society, Walton Arts Center is working to advance the creative spirit and appreciation of Jazz Arts — especially with young musicians — through engagement, education and performance. Walton Arts Center’s first Jazz All-Stars began swinging in January 2017. Eighteen students from eight high schools dedicated three months of Sunday afternoons to rehearse with some of Northwest Arkansas’ finest jazz men and women from the Fayetteville Jazz Collective. Chosen by audition, the All-Stars learned jazz techniques, jazz styling, music theory, improvisation and skills on their instruments leading up to public performances and a professional recording session. As the program begins a second year, high school students are offered the chance to join this music community of like-minded, passionate young musicians at a pivotal point in their personal and artistic development. Walton Arts Center’s goal is to share this uniquely American art form and to raise the level of musicianship for each All-Star. Auditions are planned for January 2018. Instrumentation for the All-Stars includes saxophone (alto, tenor, baritone), trumpet, trombone, guitar, piano, bass and drums.

“ When kids realize that

jazz is part of the DNA of today’s music styles, they deeply understand how the past is connected to the present. The doors swing wide to a new

musical universe.

- Robert Ginsburg, Jazz Curator at Walton Arts Center

For information, visit the Jazz Education page on the Walton Arts Center website or email rginsburg@waltonartscenter.org.

Support provided by Unilever and the Stella Boyle Smith Foundation

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Symphony of Northwest Arkansas 2017/18 Season Packed with Variety and Exciting Special Guests

The Symphony of Northwest Arkansas (SoNA) proudly presents its 2017/18 Season with a bold and exciting lineup of six mainstage concerts performed by Northwest Arkansas’ very own professional orchestra – with incomparable guest instrumentalists and singers, and the sounds of a big-band. 

The season kicks off on Oct. 14 with Masterworks I: Tchaikovsky 5, featuring Haas’ Dream and Haydn’s Concerto for Trumpet, with guest soloist Christopher Coletti of the Canadian Brass.

Christopher Coletti

On Dec. 16, it’s A Very SoNA Christmas (two performances), with a mix sacred and secular holiday favorites, featuring the SoNA Singers, area high school and collegiate choruses and special guest soloists.

The new season, performed under the baton of Music Director Paul Haas, begins Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017, and continues through Saturday, May 5, 2018. All concerts are performed in Walton Arts Center’s Baum Walker Hall.

Especially for families on Dec. 17, it’s the return of The Snowman: A Family Concert. This special screening of the hit film The Snowman features an enchanting score brought to life by SoNA musicians in an afternoon sure to delight your little ones.

“This season is sure to be a special one, emotionally-charged and packed with variety,” Maestro Haas says. “We’ll romp through famous movie music in a jazz-infused pops performance, and light up the stage with our Christmas spectacular and family Snowman concert – both Northwest Arkansas holiday traditions. From Tchaikovsky’s romantic 5th symphony and Puccini’s beloved La Bohème, to a concert of a Mozart horn concerto and Mendelssohn’s jubilant Italian, this season will be an unforgettable celebration of the human experience!”

On Jan. 27, Bruce Schultz, Principal Horn of SoNA and the Tulsa Symphony, takes the stage as soloist for the Masterworks II:  Mozart & Mendelssohn concert featuring works by Mendelssohn, O’Connor, Satie and Mozart.

Bruce Schultz

Then on March 10, SoNA swings to the sounds of Pops: Fayetteville Jazz Collective, spotlighting your favorite music from the Hollywood big screen with special guest, the Fayetteville Jazz Collective. And, to finish the season on a high note on May 5, SoNA welcomes an internationally renowned cast of singers for Masterworks III: La Bohème, featuring Puccini’s Act I of La Bohème and Strauss’ Also sprach Zarathustra.

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TheatreSquared’s “Unmissable” 2017-18 Season Six-Play Season Features Regional and World Premieres

“Unmissable,” says Robert Ford, artistic director of TheatreSquared (T2). “That’s the best word we can use to describe [the upcoming 2017/18 six-play season].” “We’ve secured the rights to both the 2015 Tony Award Winner for Best Musical and the 2016 Tony Award for Best Play, immediately after their Broadway runs. We’ll launch the world premiere of a gripping new play based on untold events in the life of Nina Simone. We’ll bring home an Arkansas playwright’s acclaimed new play – told partly in rap, with comic verve – of how his parents first met as refugees in south Arkansas. And we’ll reimagine two classics with abundant theatrical invention.” T2’s Season 12 officially launched in August with 20 performances of the 2015 Tony Award-winning Best Musical, Fun Home, directed by associate artistic director Amy Herzberg and featuring Broadway veterans Rita Harvey and Rob Sutton as well as Fayetteville native Halley Mayo. In October, TheatreSquared stages the world premiere of The Champion, by Amy Evans, inspired by untold, true events in the life of R&B legend Nina Simone. It’s 1962 and Nina and her band are holed up from a snowstorm in a greasy spoon somewhere in North Carolina. As tempers flare and secrets surface, it seems the waitress at this small-town diner may soon be the only witness to the end of a musical era. Reginald Douglas, artistic producer of City Theatre, returns to direct The Champion, featuring Joy Jones as Nina Simone. Performances are Oct. 11 – Nov. 5. For the holiday season, T2 offers an inventive twist on Frank Capra’s classic film with It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play, by Joe Landry. Performances are Nov. 29 – Dec. 31. In the new year, TheatreSquared presents The Humans, by Stephen Karam, winner of the 2016 Tony Award for Best Play. 44

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As darkness falls, a Pennsylvania family’s holiday dinner transitions to drinks and perhaps a bit too much honesty. Performances of this existential, funny, scathing, and smartly written new comic drama are set for Jan. 24 – Feb. 18, 2018. In March, T2 will stage Vietgone, by Arkansas native Qui Nguyen. A modern twist on the All-American love story, this recent off-Broadway hit is a classic boy-meets-girl tale – except this boy and girl are refugees from the Vietnam War newly settled in a relocation camp in Fort Chaffee, Ark. Fresh from its acclaimed 2017 New York debut, Vietgone presents a fresh theatrical take on one Arkansas family’s unique history. Directed by T2 artist in residence Kholoud Sawaf, performances are slated for Mar. 14 – Apr. 8, 2018. And in the final production of the season, TheatreSquared presents The Hound of the Baskervilles, as freely adapted by Steven Canny and John Nicholson and directed by Mark Shanahan. Packed with verbal and visual ingenuity, this sublimely funny reimagining of the most celebrated Sherlock Holmes Tickets, mystery is a hyper-theatrical tour de force. subscriptions Performances are Apr. 25 – May 20, 2018. and information available at Performances take place in Walton Arts Center’s intimate 175-seat Nadine Baum Studio Theater.

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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 yearround 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, Trike’s head of outreach. After earning her graduate degree, Trike Theater founder and artistic director 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.”

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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 yearround, the Youth Theatre program gives actors ages 8-16 the chance to audition and perform in several full-scale productions. The 2017/18 Season lineup includes Charlotte’s Web and Lily’s Purple Plastic Purse, both performed in Walton Arts Center’s Starr Theater. For its youngest audiences, Trike Theatre also offers 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 artseducation 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 post-performance 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 sixth 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, and mixed-media art classes and workshops for people of all ages and skill levels. 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 1,600 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.” For Northwest Arkansas 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. 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. “The classes we offer range from painting, to drawing, ceramics and more,” explains Ashley Byers, the Center’s education program manager. “We’re especially excited about our wheel-throwing and figure drawing classes as they suit our goals of offering unique, quality art experiences.” 48

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Local artists have access to gallery and studio space at CCC as well. “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. CCC came to be nine 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. Recently, CCC has increased the number of classes and workshops available from 70 to 220 with attendance rising to over 3,200 kids and adults. 2018 marks CCC’s 10th year of providing hands-on arts to the Northwest Arkansas region and there is talk of something big to help celebrate. Putman offers this exciting teaser, “For years at CCC we’ve been encouraging people to imagine more. Now, we’ve taken our own advice and imagined a way to bring More Information available at the arts directly to people communitycreativecenter.org where they live, learn, work and play. Stay tuned!”


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11/29 — 12/31

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Friday, April 6, 7:30pm Tickets start at $15 Join us for a special concert by the outstanding, hilarious international sensation VoicePlay! Seen nationwide on Season 4 of NBC’s “The Sing Off,” this five-piece vocal band presents shows chock-full of on-stage antics, soulful vocals and catchy tunes.

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VoiceJam Competition

Hosted by the Father of Contemporary A Cappella Deke Sharon Saturday, April 7, 7:30pm Tickets start at $19 Get your tickets now to witness the hottest vocal bands from around the world compete for the title of VoiceJam Champion. The VoiceJam Competition has quickly become one of the most in-demand events on our season. Come cheer on these harmonizingbeatboxing-mindblowing groups and cast your vote for aca-fan favorite!


Bring your group to Walton Arts Center and save!

Organizing a group is a great way to share amazing arts experiences with co-workers, friends and family members, and save money at the same time. All you need is you and nine other people! Plan an exclusive pre-show reception for your group and save money on rental fees. Great for holiday gatherings, birthday parties and more! Reserve tickets for your group today. Contact Kimberly Jones, Group Sales Coordinator at 479.571.2719 or groups@waltonartscenter.org.

Be at the center of it all.

Become a part of our volunteer team. This past July, Walton Arts Center honored our 175+ member volunteer team with the annual Volunteer Appreciation Night event. During the 2016-2017 25th anniversary season, volunteers gave over 22,000 hours of service to Walton Arts Center, allowing us to serve over 37,000 students and educators on field trips through the Colgate Classroom Series and over 115,000 patrons through our public programming. Call 479.571.2787 for more information or visit us at www.waltonartscenter.org/volunteer

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Carlton Rinehart. . . . . . . . . Head Audio & Video

Peter B. Lane. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . President/CEO

Ryan Bradshaw . . . . . . . . Ticketing Services &

Nate Wilson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Audio Assistant

Darcy Ballew . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vice President,

Subscription Coordinator

Josh Spurgers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Head Lighting

Communications

Matthew Gibbons. . . . . . . . . Partner Specialist

Lydia Winkelmann . . . . . . . . Electrics Assistant

Brian Crowne. . . Vice President, Walmart AMP

Mason Wells. . . . . . . . . Subscription Specialist

Scott Galbraith . . . Vice President, Programming

Zeb Clark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ticket Rep

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& Executive Producer

Anothony Fine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ticket Rep

Bob Pless. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Director, Facilities

Laura Goodwin. . . . Vice President, Learning &

Megan McAllister. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ticket Rep

Mike Herbert. . . . . . . . . . Maintenance Engineer

Engagement

Mitsi McKee. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ticket Rep

Rick Durham. . . . . . . . . Maintenance Assistant

Missy Darwin Kincaid . . . . . . . . Vice President,

Tessa Miner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ticket Rep

Thomas Debari. . . . . . . . . . . . . Venue Services

Development

Mel Phillips. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ticket Rep

Manager

Wendy Riggs . . . . . Vice President, Operations

Harley Procell. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ticket Rep

Christy Robe. . . . . . . . . . . . WAC Facilities Lead

Tim Vogt. . . . . . . CFO/Vice President, Finance

Fallon Yockey. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ticket Rep

Beth Washington. . . . . . . . WAC Facilities Lead

Finance

Roger Ramirez. . . . . . . . . . . . . . AMP Facilities Supervisor

Jason Smith. . . . . . CEO Executive Assistant & AFO General Manager

Sandy Dilbeck . . . . . . . . . . . . Director, Finance

Sheri Barnett . . . . . . . . . . . AMP Facilities Lead

Programming

Leslie Brown. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Staff Accountant

Clay Lamanske. . . . . . . . . . AMP Facilities Lead

Jennifer Ross. . . . . . . . Director, Programming

Elena Terrell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Staff Accountant

Bryan Wise. . . . . . . . . . . . WAC Groundskeeper

Robert Ginsburg. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jazz Curator

Roy Everett. . . . . . . . . . . . Finance Coordinator

Norman Bolstad. . . . . . . . . . . . . Facilities Crew

Rachel Burkevich. . . Programming Coordinator

Robert Martin. . . . . . . Database Administrator

Ryan Cantorna. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Facilities Crew

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Human Resources

Tanner Keen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Facilities Crew

Kinsee Daniels. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Facilities Crew Patricia Relph. . . . . . . Arts Learning Specialist

Karen Percival. . . . Director, Human Resources

Dylan Leos. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Facilities Crew

Mallory Barker . . . . School Services Specialist

Sam Grinceri. . . . . . Human Resources Coordinator

Karla Lester . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Facilities Crew

Sallie Zazal. . . . . . . . . . . Learning Coordinator

Kelli Parker. . . . . . . . . . . Receptionist & Human

Wyatt Mccollom. . . . . . . . . . . . . Facilities Crew

Meghan Foehl. . . . . . Engagement Coordinator

Resources Assistant

Mary Miller. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Facilities Crew Wendy Moss. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Facilities Crew

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Operations

Jeff New. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Facilities Crew

Cheryl Kester. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Director, Grants

Sharon Randall. . . . . Asst. to VP of Operations

Austin Oldenburgh. . . . . . . . . . . Facilities Crew Amanda Reyer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Facilities Crew

Taylor Speegle. . . Director, Corporate Relations

Garrett Woodward. . . . . . . . . . . Facilities Crew

Amy Freeman. . . . Corporate Relations Manager

Event & Patron Services

Kyle May. . . . . Walmart AMP Corporate Manager

Nick Zazal. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Director, Events & Walmart AMP Production

Will Watson. . . . . . . . . . . Annual Giving Manager

Patron Services

Vanessa Evans. . . . . . . . . . . Donor Engagement

Shannon Thomas. . . . . . . . . . . Events Manager

Brian VanAuken. . . . . . . . Director, Production

Coordinator

Justin Holmes. . . . . . . . . . . . . Events Assistant

Rachel Pianalto. . . . . Development Coordinator

Mel Phillips. . . . . . . . . . . . . Volunteer Programs

Alan Chapman . . . . . . . . Assistant Production Manager

Zach Strickland. . . . . . . Club AMP Coordinator

Coordinator

Lisa Easterling . . . . . . . . . . . Artist Hospitality

Molly Throgmorton. . . Development Coordinator

Beth Hopkins. . . . Administrative Assistant for

Communications

Ranny Kulink. . . . . . . Patron Services Manager

Jill Suel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Director, Marketing

Taylor Hight. . . . . . . . . . Senior House Manager

Jennifer Wilson. . . . . . Director, Pubic Relations

Chelsey Herrold. . . . . . . . . . . . House Manager

Casey Weiss. . . . . . . . . . Web & Email Marketing

Renwick Hudson . . . . . . . . . . . House Manager

Volunteer Programs

Walmart AMP Front of House Robert Ginsburg. . . . . . . . . . . . Front of House Manager Stephanie Simpson. . . . . . . . . . Client Services Manager

Manager

Tina Jimenez. . . . . . . . . . . . . . House Manager

Heather Holland. . . . . . . . . . . Creative Director

Tom Perry. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . House Manager

Hillary Scott . . . Senior Marketing Coordinator

Schuyler Schwarting. . . . . . . . House Manager

Clay Layne . . . . . . . Director, Food & Beverage

Randi Cruz. . . . . Public Relations Coordinator

Kimberley Wright. . . . . . . . . . . House Manager

Joel Yermack. . . . . . . . Food & Beverage Crew Max Yermack. . . . . . . . Food & Beverage Crew

Krissy Kirlin. . . . . . . . Digital Content Specialist Kimberly Jones . . . . . Group Sales Coordinator

Walmart AMP Food & Beverage

Production Valorie Jones. . . . . . Interim Production Manager

Walmart AMP Maintenance

Jacob Christiansen . . . . . . Production Staffing

Mark Richardson. . . . . . . . . Facilities Engineer

Katie Sullivan Milhalka. . . . . Ticketing Services

Coordinator

Marcus Richardson. . . . . . . Maintenance Crew

Manager

Alex Newby. . . . . . . . Interim Technical Director

Bernard Davis. . . . . . . . . . . . Maintenance Crew

Jennifer Dobrowolski. . . . . Box Office Manager

Drew Miner. . . . . . . . . . . . . Carpenter Assistant

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Walton Arts Center Annual Donors Thank you, Friends of Walton Arts Center. Leadership Circle $25,000+ Bob & Marilyn Bogle Joel & Lynn Carver* Cynthia Coughlin* Linda & Lee Scott Kelly & Marti Sudduth*

Kirk Thompson & Brett Burch* Brenda & Jerry Walton* Jim & Lynne Walton* John & Kitten Weiss* Linda L Wray & The Wray Family*

Producer Circle $10,000 - $24,999 Becky & Bob Alexander Cece Box* Prudy & Dale Caudle* Mike & Susan Duke Hershey & Denise Garner Lisa & Jeff Gearhart Reed & Mary Ann Greenwood Johnelle Hunt* Dr. Steve & Linda Nelson* David & Candace Starling* Billie Jo Starr* Benefactor Circle $5,000 - $9,999 Serrhel & Patty Adams* The Belden Family* Brett & Kara Biggs* John & Caroline Clarke Nick & Carolyn Cole* Roger Collins* Mickey & Larry Drennan* Jon & Joanie Dyer* Fred & Barbara Frye* Orville & Susan Hall Meza Harris* Murray & Judy Harris* Marybeth & Rick Hays* Rich & Kristin Kley* Hannah & Greg Lee* Scott & Shizuko Price* Pruitt Tool & Supply Company, Inc.* Mary Lynn Reese* Margaret & Dick Rutherford Todd & Shelley Simmons

Artist Circle $2,500 - $4,999 Michael & Shannon Arcana* Dr. & Mrs. Larry Armstrong* Mina & Les Baledge* Ann & Gene Bordelon* Mrs. E.G. Bradberry* Hugh & Martha Brewer* Katherine & Curt Calaway* Jeff & Jenna Caudle Ed & Joan Clifford* Paul & Kim Crawford* Clint Czeschin Linda Dingledine* Sandy Edwards* Pete & Shirley Esch* Chuck & Suzy Fehlig* James & Barbara Freeman Harrison & Rhonda French* Hog Haus Brewing Company Kathleen McLaughlin & Tim Costigan Shawn Gray* Mary Jo & Paul Henry* Michael E. Hill & Gary Fast* Anthony & Susan Hui* Bryan & Mandy Hunt* Lee & Linda Jaslow* Thomas & Jill King* Terry & Mary Ann Klefisch* Anne & Pete Leer* James & Ann McKenzie* Dan McLanahan Michael & Constance Morse* Robert T. Murphy III & Beau G. Reynolds*

Debby Nye & Catherine Lyon* David & Pam Parks* Jimmy Plumlee & Lee Long* Barbara & Doug Prichard* Frank & Sara Sharp Bob & Diane Shaw* Dennis & Evelyn Shaw* Martha Sutherland Barbara G. Taylor Bill, LeAnn, Craig & Laura Underwood* Jason Viator & Kolten English* Sidney & Mirela Vinson* Patsy Wilcox* Chairman Circle $1,000 - $2,499 Mark Aasmund & Lynne Thomas Gary & Carol Adams Debbie & Carson Alsup* Henry & Amy Alvarado* Bob & Theresa Arvin* Biff & Ann Averitt* Frank & Pat Bailey Carol Barnett* Patricia L. Bates Dan Batson Paul & Nancy Beahm Family* Jen & James Beck* Louis & Patricia Beland* George & Mary Benjamin* Bryan & Kristen Billingsley Vince & Jing He Biondo* Jim & Nancy Blair* In Memory of Emilie Bohannon Dick & Anne Booth* Jacqui Brandli & Doug Cummins John & Marilee Brodbeck Ron & Evelyn Brown* James & Salena Brown*

Mary Kathryn & Matt Brown Robert & Melissa Brown Raymond & Robin Burns* Jeffrey & Christi Byron* NWA Retirement Services, Inc. Jim & Alice Cartwright* Steven Charles R.Ph* Bill & Connie Clark* Suzanne & Steve Clark* Mike & Sandy Cockrell* Barry & Debra Cooksey* Cindi Cope* Jim & Kathy Counce* Rich Dailey Kirk & Judy Dandridge* Charles & Connie Danielson* Kay & Sid Davis* Jake & Brittany Deans* Jimmy & Lisa Deen* Doug & Barb Degn* Joe & Susan Delacruz* Don & Kelly DeSoto* Don B. Deweese* Amber & Bill Dietrich* Lamar & Joy Drummonds* Keith & Tammy Ekenseair* David & Cathy Evans Richard & Suzanne Ezell* Karolyn & Donald Farrell* Joe & Jean Ann Fennel* Mike & Carolyn Fincher Greg & Robin Forbis* Don & Naiema Frieson David E. R. Gay & Gary D. Thornton* Fred & Ellen Gifford Joseph Gilbert Ryan & Jenna Gill*

Nan Ginger* Nancy Garner & Mort Gitelman* Lyle & Sue Gohn* Albert Gray* Chris & Julie Haimbach* Howard & Treva Hamilton* Al & Dorothy Hanby* Todd & Majorie Hanus* Joe & Mary Ruth Harner* Don & Debra Harris Foundation* Charles & Lois Harvey Malcolm & Ellen Hayward Ruthann Hefner* John & Lynne Hehr* Jimm & Janet Hendren* Sue & Mark Henneberger Dr. Morriss & Ann Henry* Retta & Eddie Hight* Dr. Jerry & Donna Hoenshel* Dr. Michael Hollomon & Eric Wailes* Anna & Curtis Howells* Rebecca B. Hurst* Douglas James & Elizabeth Adam EJ & Paige Johnson Joan & Bruce Johnson Terry & Michael Johnson* Kelly & Wade Jones Brandi & Steve Joplin* James & Stacy Keenan Bill & Missy Kincaid Jeff & Sara Koenig Pat & Don Koenig* Peter Lane Melissa Gale Larkins Larry Bittle Insurance Agency, Inc. Jay & Kay Lewis Robert & Vella Lewis* Longer Investments Inc.*

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Jon & Wendy Robinson* Richard & Julie Roblee Joe & Catherine Ross* Dr. Kenton & Jennifer Ross* David Russell* Libby & Bart Schaller* Tom & Susan Schallhorn William & Judy Schwab* Ken & Debra Senser* Barbara B. Shadden Craig & Marti Sharkey* Shipley Motor Co.* Sandra Sims & Maggie Cook* Carolyn J. Smart* Amy & Rick Sorrell* Irene & Joel Spalter* Judge Jim & Dixie Spears* James Spencer & Susan Parks- Spencer Joyce Stafford & Jack Cole* Bette & Jerry C. Stamps* Mike & Patty Stiles* Mary & Richard Stockland* Don & Kathryn Stroessner* Terry & Cathy Suen James, Suzanne, & Mary Anne Swindle* Philip & Mary Ann Taldo* Paulette Tate* Nell Taylor* Nancy & Dick Trammel* Kelly Tucker* Regions Bank* Jim & Susan von Gremp* Bill & Nancy Waite* Lara & Bill Waite* Gary & Shea Weidner Susan & Randy West* Michael White & Bao Bui* Nick & Connie White* Jeff & Paula Wilson* Jackie Telfair & Tod Yeslow Darryl & Mary Zettle Ann Marie Ziegler* 60

Robert A. Zierak*

Director $500 - $999 Abshier Construction* Gary & Melanie Alecusan* Karen Anderson* Wanda L. Anderson Margaret Antz* Dr. S.L. Armstrong* Susie Arnold* Scott & Carren Audrain* Derrick Bobbitt & Dr. Susan Averitt Darcy Ballew Andy & Stacy Barron* Yvette & Donald Bell* Elaine Berg Anabelle Steelman-Berry & Ron Berry John Berry & Richard Anderson* Tony & Terri Bertschy* Bob & Patty Besom Greg & Rachel Billingsley* Mrs. Don Bishop Jon Bitler & Alison Jumper Kent & Nancy Blochberger* Marian G. & Dave C. Bolen Ray & Brenda Boudreaux* David & Linda Ann Bragg* Jim Britton* Tim & Mary Beth Brooks* Wayne & Sheri Brooks Annemarie Browning* Wade W. Burnside & Janet Baker* Shannon & Randy Dixon* Art & Beverly Cannady* Nadine K. Carfagno* Bart & Heidi Cohen* Carl M. Collier* Drew & Nancy Collom Virginia Ann Coogan Dixie & Chris Cook Tony & Heather Cook* Matthew & Heather Coughlin* Wayne & Delane Cox* David & Marsha Crittenden Ralph & Cam Crouch* Brian & Day Crowne Pauline Darling* Clay & Ann Davis Michael & Deanna Wade Dial* Sandy Dilbeck* Janet Flaccus & Bruce Dixon* John & Emily Douglas* William & Doris DuBose Tom & Dana Dykman* John R. Eldridge, III Douglas Elliott--SAM* Jay & Kim Ellis* The Embry Family*

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Dan & Jenny England* David & Linda Ferrell* Carol Brantley & Wayne Flora* Lance & Kelly Foster* Perry & Shirley Franklin* The Friede Family Martha Frits* Dave & Liz Fulton, Town & Country Shop* Dave & Jane Gearhart* Rodney & Sheryl Ghan* Don & Carol Lynn Gibson* Mary Gillcoatt Butch & Christie Ginther* Dash Goff Gail & Randy Goodrum Laura Goodwin & Bob Kohler Adella & Gary Gray* Lowell & Kathy Grisham* Drs. Roger & Patricia Gross* Dr. Robert & Brenda Gullett Drs. Steve & Diane Halbrook Janice A. Hardin* Sherry Harris Tom Hartman Don & Linda Hayes* Andrew & Shari Heinzelmann* Walt & Sudie Henderson* Brad & Kathy Hicks* Meredith, Blake & Calleigh Hilliard Jim & Debbie Hodges* Tina & Nate Hodne Morgan & Carlen Hooker* David & Shay Hopper Greg House & Beverly Block* Linda Houston & Steven Wolverton* Jack & Temple Igleburger Marcia B. Imbeau* John Jackson* Bonnie Johnson & Mike Smets Carl & Lee Johnson* Don & Donna Johnston* Preston & Anne Jones Kay Jones* Elizabeth & Gerald Jordan* Ann & William Justiss* Barry Katz* Cheryl Kester* Jay King* Amy & Vaughn Knight Ken & Karen Kolls* Patti Latta* Randy & Valorie Lawson* Beverly Lee Alicia Levy* Scott & Laurie Letts Senator & Mrs. Uvalde Lindsey* Amy Linimon* Larry & Nancy Long*

Alma Lopez Nick & Laura Luchi Robert D. Luper* Mike & Kris Macechko* Mandy Macke Kristin Markell & Matt Short* Sheri & John Martin* David & Jo Martinson* Dr. David Massey* Warren & Kim Massey Irma & Duell Mathis* Buster & Vita McCall* Pat & Jim McClelland Gary & Athina McLendon* Linda & Bob McMath Nancy P. McVey Michelle W. Merry-Ship* Dwight & Brandy Mitchell* Ocean Pools Spas and More, Inc* Andrew & Cheryl Monfee Brian & Melonie Moore* Trisha Moore & Vicente Yanez Bill & Marietta Morris* Scott & Marla Muller Donald & Mauri Myers David & Betty Nichols* Larry & Marilou Noller* Larry & Sylvia Olson Murph & Carol Pair* Karen Percival* Tommi & Larry Perkins* Phil & Judy Phillips* Todd & Melissa Pinneo* Darrin & Marci Pitts* Michael & Bettye Platt Paul & Pamm Prebil* Prewitt Wealth Management Group In Memory of Hank Haines Ms. Nirupama Raghavan James & Wendy Rankin* Tara & Abbas Raza Robert E. & Linda Reece* Luis Restrepo & Cataline Botero Wendy, Amanda & Anna Kathryn Riggs CiCis Pizza of Fayetteville* Randy & Anna Robles* Dr. & Mrs. Marc A. Rogers Linda Rye & Randall Webb* Robert James & Joseph Sidney* Dennis & Patti Sanders* Katie Schifano* Dave & Becky Schoewe* Joseph & Sue Ellen Schultz Marsha Scott Berta L. Seitz* Kara Sheets* Ron & Regena Shelby* Marc & Mindy Sherwood* Mary Beth Shields Ken & Celia Shireman*

Margery & John Shore* LaDonna Smith* Al Snider* Stu & Debbie Sorensen* Taylor & Jill Speegle Kevin & Stephanie Springate Curt Stamp* Nathan Stevens Mark & Judi Stillwell Sally Stone* Don & Jan Struebing* Marsha & James Swim* Doug Talbott & Martha Morrison* Thomas & Janet Tate* Mike & Debi Thuro* Kristen & Matt Trantham Jean King Travis* Jenifer Tucker* Kathy Turpin* Tom & Charlene Underwood* Veronica Usery Lee & Janice Van Allen* Jim & Jan Vawter* Tom & Barbara Verdery* Brad & Lindsay Vester Tim & Fern Vogt Shawn & Julie Walker* Bob & Sharon Wasson* William D. Watson, Jr. Anna & Michael Watts* Tom & Karen Welch* Margaret Whillock William & Lawanna Whitfield Pattie & David Williams Jeffrey Williams & Janet Penner-Williams* Scott & Cheryl Williams* Jim & Carole Williamson Melinda & David D. Wilson Carol Sue & Alan Wooten* Dane & Michelle Workman* Drew Workman* Deborah Wright Bob & Sara Wright*

Performer $250 - $499

Richard & Jennifer Alexander* Michael & Jacque Allen* Gary & Jane Anderson* Gary, Denise & Nikki Anderson Ann Ayres Don & Maxine Bechtel* Laureen Benafield* Eileen & Bob Billig Aaron Bleidt & John Clayborn Michael & Marlena Bond Jennifer Booher Kevin & Teresa Bradford* Susan Bradshaw* Paula Burks & Bill Edwards*

David Carlisle, MD Wendy Taylor Carlisle Randall & Georgia Caselman Buddy & Susan Chadick Barbara Cibulka* Dan Coester Dennis & Linda Collins Ellen Compton Bill & Bimmy Currie* David & Stefanie Evans- Cypher* Mike & Susan Daniels* DeSilva Family* Juli Dorrough & William Jackson* Bill & Barbara Durham* Linda McKennon Smith & Bill Finer* Earl & Gayle Fochtman* Doylene Fuqua* Frank & Cindy Gallo John Gaudin & Corky Patton* Andrew & Mary Gibbs Betty & Martin Gilbert* John & Tamara Gilmour* Rigo & Laura Gomez Phoebe Goodwin* Pat Grier* Mark & Debbie Griffin* Ish & Mary Lou Haley Josh & Jamie Hamblen Grover C. Harris, Jr.* Hank & Cheryl Harrison Ron & Judi Harvey* Jackie Helton* Jeremy Hess & Peggy Treiber Spencer & Bicky Higginbothom* Lisa & Hannah Higgins* Alice Honea* Bart L. Howell* Read & Tammy Hudson Helen B. Huff Don & Claudette Hunnicutt* Will & Alex Hunt* Una & Elizabeth Hutchens* Calvin & Shawna Jarrett Hartzell & Marsha Jone* Fern Kelsay* Joe & Dorleen Kessler Rick & Margie Keyes Hugh & Brenda Kincaid* Christine & Tim Klinger Peter & Judy Kohler Lyndsey Kramp, MD* Priscilla Kumpe* John & Carolyn Leonard* Michael & Eileen Lieber Bill & Barbara Long Bo & DeDe Long Cheryl & Gene Long* Vernon & Shirley Lott* Bill & Sabra Martin Robert & Deidre Martin Gary & Bonnie Martineck* Paula Maxwell Merle & Jennie McClain* Matthew McClanahan*

* Asterisk denotes membership as a WAC Super Subscriber. Walton Arts Center Council Board and Foundation Board members denoted in bold.


Bill & Kim McComas Duane & Allison McElroy* Deeg & Bill Mitchell Earnie & Dona Montgomery* Debbie & Steve Morrison Gary & Linda Oliver* Derrik & Julie Olsen Tom & Sally Overbey Lynn Patton* Mel & Jan Phillips Jim & Kay Pickett Ben & Amber Pinter Chip & Carey Pollard Kevin & Karen Pope* Hoyt & Mary Purvis* Alex & Will David Ratcliff & Carol Groves* Georgia Reading* Marilyn & Brooks Rice* Roy Rom Archie & Suzanne Ryan* Alfred Angulo, Jr. & Mary Sanders Dr. & Mrs. C.H. Schilmoeller* Jane & Curtis Shipley* Laura & Kevin Shrable* Laura & Bill Speer* Richard & Anna Marie Steeneck* Julie Stenken Rebecca Summerlin Daniel E. Sutherland Trea & Anna Taylor Kathleen Trotter & Charley Reese Jason & Andrea Trout* Steve & Susan Tucker Tony & Teresa Uth* Lynn & Elaine Wade Thomas Waller Milo & Darlene Warner* Craig & Leslye Wilson* Marv & Donna Wiseman Juana Young

Contributor $100 - $249 Barry & Sammi Allen

Gordon & Susan Allison Lois & Harry Alward* Gene & Susan Anderson* Concetta & Murl Baker* Phillip Baker Norm & Laurie Barker Sally & Jack Bartlett Andy Beilke Paul & Martha Bergant Rob & Roberta Billingsley* Mark & Mimi Blackwood Eddie & Betty Bradford* Sumner & Jackie Brashears* Cathy & Russ Breck* John F. Brewer, Jr.* Katherine & Howard Brill Evelyn Brooks* Robert Brooks Rob & Becky Brothers* Norman & Linda Bruce Jim & Mary Buchanan* Brent & Teresa Campbell* Donna Cannady & Jesse Fenwick* Cathy Case & Robert Rodweller Breck & Robbie Castleman* Bob & Sara Caulk Dr. Margaret Clark* John & Karen Cole Shauna Collins & Gabe Shrum Barbara Comstock Jim & Jerene Cross* Andrew & Ian Crowe Gary & Susan Culp* Dean & Patsy Dade* Larry & Karolyn Davenport Davis Family Jerry & Judy Davison Sarah Sparks Diebold David Douglas & Anastasia Strokova Mary & Larry Douglas Bob & Sandra Downum John & Sarah Duffel* Larry & Rebecca Dunn Rick Eggert & Patrice

Stewart Burton & Beverly Elliott Eric & Allie Elliott* Mary B. Ellis Jereme Estes Ray & Elizabeth Evans Kathy Evans* James & Vanessa Evans Ken & RuAnn Ewing James & Betty Ezell* Miller & Peggy Ford Fred & Kathleen Fullerton* Jerol & Sally Garrison* Gillihan Properties Kenneth & Deborah Goff* Emma & Lee Gordon Grimsley & Carol Graham* Christina & David Gray* Dale & Marilyn Green* Brian & Ginger Green Girish & Michelle Gupta* Ken & Linda Gutierrez* Allyn & Lois Haase John & Tina Hagberg Andrea Hall* Debbie Hall* Sandy Hardcastle* Mary Harrell Jon & Jacquelyn Hassel* Pete & Margo Heinzelmann Susie & Jim Henley Steven & Angela Herbert Tom Herman Essa Hicks* Tom & Janice Hollopeter Glen & Ann Hopkins* James & Angela Hopkins* In Memory of Yukiko Frakes* Michael & Gayle Howard JoAnn Hughes* Drew Hutchison David & Shannon Inglis* Greg Leding, Emliy Ironside & Ava Clark & Georgi Irwin* Barbara Jackson

Derek & Andrea Jackson* Tom & Jean Jacobsen Pat Jahoda* Jerome & Harriet Jansma Tom & Cathy January* Sheldon & Stephanie Jensen Jim & Corliss Johnson* Mike & Kim Johnson Phyllis Kane Susan & Marvin Kay Jacqueline S. King* John & Sally King* The Kirlin Family Mike Klaas George & Vicki Knight* Kathy Knight* Dr Leonard & Shirley Koenen* Timothy Kral & Connie Hendrix-Kral Darwin & Nancy Jo Krumrey Richard & Phyllis Kuehl* Morannaya Kulink Bonnie J. Kupillas* Mark & Tena Larsen Sue & Dennis Lawler* Linda Leavell & Robert B. Garner Burnis Leavens Charlotte Lenehan Ken Leonard & Beth Keck Clifford Lyon* John & Jill Mackenzie* Doug & Amy Martin Kyle & Rachel May Lillian & James McConnell* John McKeone Peggy McMenus Bob & Judy McMurtrey* Aaron Medina Bill & Gloria Mills Kenneth Mills Drew & Tessa Miner Merry Moiseichik* Bill & Jennifer Murry Sarah Myers Ellen Nelson* The Nemesi Family

Mrs. Gina Nida* Shelly, Liam & Molly O’Dell Leslie & Geoff Oelsner Luke & Janet Parsch Jeff Stripling & Doris Patneau* Dr. Terry & Sheri Payton* J. David & Karen V. Pincus Ken & Polly Plunk Richard & Susan Pressler Mr. & Mrs. Paul Priestner* Wilbur & Mary Rankin Realtor Extraordinaire, LLC Mark Risk Lyn Robertson* Renae & Ken Robinson Glenda & Phillip Roddey Jerome Rose Don Rosenbaum* Bill & Georgia Ross* Len & Lois Rott Charlie & Shirley Russell* Julie Sanders Peter & Mary Savin The Schmieding Family Mark Scobey Jane Scroggs* Lloyd & Dorothy Seaton Winifred Shanor Damon Shaw Linda Siccardi* Jeanne Silvestri John & Jerri Skaggs Spear Family* Ruth W. Stock Anthony & Chantal Sumlin Bob & Sheila Suvino* Marie & Jerry Swenson Jim & Lynette Terrell Richard & Tami Thomas Sharon Thomason John & Joan Threet Thomas Triplett Larry & Debbie Tuttle* Brian, Andrea & Benjamin VanAuken Kenneth & Nancy

Vermilion* Paul & Charlene Vinson Pat Waldren* Rick & Terri Warren Elizabeth Washington Roger & Kathryn Widder* David & Lisa Will Merle & Jo Williams* Garnett & Julie Wise* Catherine Womack* Bridgette Woodell Larry & Karen Worden* Chaney Youngblood

Contributions to the Friends of Walton Arts Center program provide critical operating support. Listings are current as of August 15, 2017 and we make every effort to maintain accurate records. However, if we have inadvertently omitted your name, please let us know so that we can correct our error. Every gift, whether recognized here or not, is greatly appreciated and supports the performing arts in our community. For information about making a gift to the Friends of Walton Arts Center program, please call Will Watson, Annual Giving Manager, at 479.571.2759 or visit www.waltonartscenter.org.

* Asterisk denotes membership as a WAC Super Subscriber. 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

Kimberly-Clark

Synchrony Financial

Endeavor Foundation

Kimberly-Clark Foundation

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

If you would like to find out if your employer has a matching gift program, please call 479.571.2759. waltonartscenter.org

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Chihuly: In the Forest August 16 – November 13, 2017

Stuart Davis: In Full Swing September 16, 2017 – January 1, 2018

Walton Arts Center OnStage Fall 2017