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Welcome to our 28th Season. We’re glad you’re here!

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Walton Arts Center Council

Did You Know… There are approximately 50 languages spoken in Northwest Arkansas! While Walton Arts Center has always focused on presenting great arts experiences from around the globe, we’re redoubling our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion on our stages, among our staff and board, and among our volunteers. To that end, we’re actively participating in several DEI programs and workgroups, and look forward to engaging even more fully with the full mosaic of cultures that make up Northwest Arkansas.

You can get exclusive content and “backstage access” when you follow Walton Arts Center on social media. Be sure to watch our Instagram Stories for a behindthe-scene look at Walton Arts Center’s top performances, featuring experiences you won’t see anywhere else! Watch live videos and learn fun facts on Twitter. And don’t forget to friend us on Facebook!  @waltonartscenter

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While we don’t allow photography or video during most performances, we encourage you to visit one of our Selfie Spots in the lobby, balcony and outside the main entrance. Yellow footprints show you the prime spots for selfies! So gather your loved ones for a photo and share your experience with us on social media. Don’t forget to use #waltonartscenter in your posts so we can follow along!

Mike Johnson, Chair Mark Henneberger, Vice Chair Anne O’Leary-Kelly, Vice Chair Marti Sudduth, Vice Chair Casey Hamaker, Secretary/Treasurer Brett Biggs Jody Dilday Ryan Harrington Nate Hodne Sarah E. Lewis Judith McKenna Luis Restrepo Cal Rose Elda Scott Shelley Simmons Barbara Taylor Justin Tennant Megan Timberlake Matt Trantham Lia Uribe Scott Varady Tony Waller

Walton Arts Center Foundation Last season, volunteers at Walton Arts Center helped more than 23,600 students and educators as they attended a Colgate Classroom Series performance. In total, these volunteers worked nearly 500 shows last season. For any one performance in Baum Walker Hall it takes at least 39 volunteers to make theater magic happen! You can become a Walton Arts Center volunteer today by visiting waltonartscenter.org/volunteer.

Anne Jones, Chair Craig Shy, Secretary/Treasurer Les Baledge Colleen Briney Sarah Diebold Brock Gearhart Neal Pendergraft Gary Peters Mark Power

Walton Arts Center’s Box Office processed more than 388,000 tickets, sent 65,000 pieces of mail and answered more than 48,500 phone calls from July 2018 to July 2019. You can contact our box office at 479.443.5600 or tickets@waltonartscenter.org.

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14 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. 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. Picture taking is generally not allowed, unless the curtain speaker or artist has indicated otherwise. Please set your phone to “silent” mode and do not text during the show.

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. We can make your experience better! If something is bothering you, please find an usher or House Manager for assistance.

While 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 cup 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.

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. waltonartscenter.org

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The Play That Goes Wrong

Blue Man Group

The Swingles

Escape to Margaritaville

Martha Redbone

Ballet Memphis

David Sedaris

Boston Brass

Welcome to our 2019/20 Season! 2019 SEPTEMBER Blue Man Group Speechless Sept. 10-19

OCTOBER Tiempo Libre Oct. 3 Lyle Lovett and his Acoustic Group Oct. 4

NOVEMBER David Sedaris Nov. 3

Jesse Cook Jan. 10

The Play That Goes Wrong Nov. 12-17

Amy Ray featuring Jeff Fielder & Kerry Brooks Jan. 16

Jason Marsalis Quartet Nov. 15 Martha Redbone: Native Roots, Rhythm and Blues Nov. 16

DECEMBER

Nobuntu Oct. 11

The Swingles Winter Tales Dec. 5

Freddy Cole Quartet Tribute to Nat “King” Cole Centennial Oct. 12

Randy Rainbow Live Dec. 6

Escape to Margaritaville Oct. 22-27 Mystery Science Theater 3000 Live Oct. 29 The Rocky Horror Picture Show Halloween Party Oct. 31

Catherine Russell Dec. 6 Tim Hawkins Dec. 7 Boston Brass Christmas Bells are Swingin’ Dec. 8 A Christmas Story, The Musical Dec. 10-15 Robert Earl Keen Countdown to Christmas Dec. 17 SoNA and WAC present The Snowman: A Family Concert Dec. 22 The Polar Express Dec. 23

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JANUARY

Theatre Re’s The Nature of Forgetting Nov. 5

Nace Brothers Acoustic Oct. 10

Reduced Shakespeare Company’s The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [revised] Oct. 17

2020

Arkansas Filmmakers Showcase Jan. 18 Trike Theatre’s A Year with Frog and Toad Jan. 25, Feb. 1 & Feb. 8 Piano Battle Jan. 30 Fred Hersch Trio Jan. 31

FEBRUARY Ballet Memphis Contemporaryx3 Feb. 6 Tab Benoit SOLD OUT Feb. 6 Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood LIVE! Feb. 8 Once on This Island Feb. 11-16 The Peking Acrobats Feb. 25 Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo Feb. 27


Apollo’s Fire

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Apollo’s Fire – Baroque Orchestra Vivaldi’s Four Seasons: Rediscovered Feb. 29

Anastasia

Catherine Russell

MARCH Socks in the Frying Pan Mar. 5 Opera Fayetteville Glory Denied Mar. 6-7 Trike Theatre’s Sideways Stories from Wayside School Mar. 7, Mar. 14 & Mar. 21 Anastasia Mar. 10-15 Arlo Guthrie – 20/20 Tour: Featuring Alice’s Restaurant Back By Popular Demand Mar. 20 The Messenger Legacy Band Art Blakey Centennial Mar. 20 Bonnie Bishop Mar. 21

For the remaining 2019/20 Season event lineup (April thru June), visit waltonartscenter.org

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Venue Rentals Did you know that you can host your wedding on the Walton Arts Center stage? Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s true! We host more than 50 private events each year and would love to work with you to make your dreams come true. Weddings, corporate team building, conferences, galas, receptions, holiday parties, meetings and beyond! Our events team is here to make you feel like the star of the show.

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Welcome to Margaritaville, where people come to get 8 SHOWS / away from it all—and stay to find something they never expected. With a book by Emmy Award® winner Greg Garcia (“My Name is Earl,” ”Raising Hope”) and Emmy nominee Mike O’Malley (“Survivor’s Remorse,” “Shameless”), ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE is the musical comedy featuring both original songs and your most-loved Jimmy Buffett classics, including “Fins,” “Volcano,” “Cheeseburger in Paradise” and many more. USA Today calls it “A little slice of paradise!” and Entertainment Weekly raves, “It will knock your flip-flops off!” So don’t let the party start without you!

Oct. 22-27

What would happen if Sherlock Holmes and Monty Python had 8 SHOWS / an illegitimate Broadway baby? You’d get THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG, Broadway & London’s award-winning smash comedy! Called “a gut-busting hit” (The New York Times) and “the funniest play Broadway has ever seen” (HuffPost), this classic murder mystery is chock-full of mishaps and madcap mania delivering “a riotous explosion of comedy” (Daily Beast).

Nov. 12-17

Welcome to opening night of The Murder at Haversham Manor where things are quickly going from bad to utterly disastrous. With an unconscious leading lady, a corpse that can’t play dead and actors who trip over everything (including their lines), it’s “tons of fun for all ages” (HuffPost) and “comic gold” (Variety) – sure to bring down the house!

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From the songwriting team behind the smash hit Tony 8 SHOWS / Award®-winning musical Dear Evan Hansen and the Academy Award®-winning film La La Land, A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL brings the classic 1983 movie to hilarious life on stage! Set in 1940s Indiana, a young and bespectacled Ralphie Parker schemes his way toward the holiday gift of his dreams, an official Red Ryder ® Carbine-Action 200-Shot Range Model Air Rifle. Nominated for three 2013 Tony Awards® including Best Musical, the Associated Press calls A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL “a joyous Christmas miracle,” while The New York Times writes “I was dazzled. You’d have to have a Grinch-sized heart not to feel a smile spreading across your face.”

Dec. 10-15

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BroadwaySeries “What a delight it is to enter the world of ONCE ON THIS ISLAND!” raves The New York Times. 8 SHOWS / Winner of the 2018 Tony Award® for Best Revival of a Musical, ONCE ON THIS ISLAND is the sweeping, universal tale of Ti Moune, a fearless peasant girl in search of her place in the world, and ready to risk it all for love. Guided by the mighty island gods, Ti Moune sets out on a remarkable journey to reunite with the man who has captured her heart.

Feb. 11-16

With a score that bursts with life from Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, the Tony Award®-winning songwriters of Anastasia and Ragtime, ONCE ON THIS ISLAND is a timeless testament to theater’s unlimited possibilities.

Support provided by Lynn & Joel Carver

From the Tony Award®-winning creators of the Broadway classic 8 SHOWS / Ragtime, this dazzling show transports us from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past. Pursued by a ruthless Soviet officer determined to silence her, Anya enlists the aid of a dashing conman and a lovable ex-aristocrat. Together, they embark on an epic adventure to help her find home, love and family.

Mar. 10-15

ANASTASIA features a book by celebrated playwright Terrence McNally, a lush new score by Stephen Flaherty (music) and Lynn Ahrens (lyrics) with direction by Tony Award® winner Darko Tresnjak (A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder). 14

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Rich with musical hits you know and love, including “Tradition,” “Sunrise, Sunset,” “If I Were A Rich Man,” “Matchmaker, Matchmaker” and “To Life (L’Chaim!),” FIDDLER ON THE ROOF is the heartwarming story of fathers and daughters, husbands and wives, and life, love and laughter.

Tony®-winning director Bartlett Sher and the team behind South Pacific, The King and I and the 2017 Tony-winning Best Play Oslo bring a fresh and authentic vision to this beloved theatrical masterpiece from Tony winner Joseph Stein and Pulitzer Prize winners Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick. FIDDLER ON THE ROOF will introduce a new generation to the uplifting celebration that raises its cup to joy! To love! To life!

Support provided by Cynthia Coughlin


THE BAND’S VISIT is the winner of 10 Tony Awards®, including Best 7 SHOWS / Musical, making it one of the most Tony-winning musicals in history. It is also a Grammy Award® winner for Best Musical Theater Album. In this joyously offbeat story, set in a town that’s way off the beaten path, a band of musicians arrive lost, out of the blue. Under the spell of the desert sky, and with beautiful music perfuming the air, the band brings the town to life in unexpected and tantalizing ways. Even the briefest visit can stay with you forever.

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The New York Times calls it “the best musical of this century.” The 8 SHOWS / 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 calls it “Genius. Brilliant. Phenomenal.” It’s THE BOOK OF MORMON, the nine-time Tony Award®-winning best musical. This outrageous musical comedy follows the misadventures of a mismatched pair of missionaries, sent halfway across the world to spread the good word. Contains explicit language.

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Broadway Extras Looking for new opportunities to engage? Join us for one of these programs created just for you! BROADWAY BOOK CLUB Get a different perspective on the story by reading a book chosen by our staff! See the show and enjoy a lively discussion with fellow patrons at a special book club meeting. Escape to Margaritaville Tales from Margaritaville by Jimmy Buffett Monday, Oct. 28, 6pm A Christmas Story, The Musical In God We Trust: All Others Pay Cash by Jean Shepherd Bentonville Public Library Monday, Dec. 2, 6pm Once on This Island My Love, My Love: or The Peasant Girl by Rosa Guy Monday, Feb. 17, 6pm Fiddler on the Roof Tevye the Dairyman and the Railroad Stories by Sholem Aleichem Monday, April 20, 6pm

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Programming for the 10th Anniversary of the 10x10 Arts Series was hand-selected for Northwest Arkansas audiences – and whether or not you’ve heard of these artists, we know that you’re going to love them. Whether you’re a regular at Walton Arts Center, or it’s your first time here, the 10x10 Arts Series has something that everyone will enjoy! So, try something new. After all, tickets are just $10 each!

Tiempo Libre

Nobuntu

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Oct. 11, 2019

Classically trained at Cuba’s premier conservatories, the seven members of this three-time Grammy®-nominated Afro-Caribbean group are true modern heirs to the rich musical tradition of their native Cuba. The Miami-based Tiempo Libre is celebrated for its sophisticated performances of timba music – an irresistible, dance-inducing mix of jazz harmonies, contemporary sonorities and seductive Latin rhythms. “So hot and danceable that even when you talk about the group, you find yourself moving your hips” (Richmond Times-Dispatch). Featured on “The Tonight Show,” “Live from Lincoln Center” and “Dancing with the Stars,” Tiempo Libre is one of the hottest Latin bands performing today.

Representing a new generation of young African women singers who celebrate and preserve their culture, beauty and heritage through art, this all-female a cappella quintet from Zimbabwe has drawn international acclaim for its inventive arrangements that range from traditional Zimbabwean songs to Afro-Jazz to gospel. Nobuntu’s concerts are filled with pure voices and exhilarating rhythms, augmented only by minimalistic percussion, traditional instruments such as the mbira (thumb piano) and organic, authentic dance. The ensemble promotes the belief that music can be an important vehicle for change – one that transcends racial, tribal, religious, gender-based and socio-economic boundaries. Join us for a stunning performance full of sparkling energy and rich musical heritage.

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The Nature of Forgetting

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Theatre Re’s The Nature of Forgetting

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Nov. 5, 2019

Feb. 6, 2020

At the intersection of art and science, The Nature of Forgetting bursts with creativity, joy and heartache. Collaborating with London neuroscientist Kate Jeffery, Theatre Re has created a moving articulation of the countless dimensions of memory and amnesia, linking science with real life experiences. Through movement of great physicality and compelling live music, The Nature of Forgetting tells the story of Tom – a middle aged father struggling in the early stages of dementia. The piece, and Tom’s memories, are a life-affirming journey into a weakened mind, where broken does not have to mean defeated. The Nature of Forgetting is a powerful, moving journey of shining humanity and a celebration of a life well lived.

For more than 30 years, Ballet Memphis has worked to build a company recognized for its close ties to the region’s rich musical and literary heritage through dance. Called “unorthodox, peculiar, fresh and large-spirited” by The New York Times, Ballet Memphis is known for fearless risk-taking and a deliberate diversity reflective of its origin. In this program, Ballet Memphis will perform three works: Matthew Neenan’s Water of the Flowery Mill, inspired by the émigré painter Arshile Gorky; Flyway, part of the 2014 Mississippi River Project series, which depicts, through choreographer Steven McMahon’s lens, the peculiarities and behaviors of birds during their twice-a-year migration; and Sa Voix, Julie Marie Niekrasz’s work inspired by how our culture looks at Romantic ballet today and in the future.

Piano Battle Jan. 30, 2020 The brainchild of internationally accomplished pianists Andreas Kern and Paul Cibis, Piano Battle places the two musicians headto-head on stage, charming and enchanting the audience with a variety of classical pieces by composers such as Chopin, Liszt and Debussy – and improvising tunes based on recommendations from the audience. But a competition wouldn’t be a competition without a winner, and here YOU will be the judge. All members of the audience are invited to vote on the pianists’ performances and will eventually crown the champion. Part serious classical recital, part tongue-in-cheek performance, Piano Battle has the elegance of classical music, the excitement of rock and the energy of hip-hop – and winning the audience’s heart is the only thing that counts!

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Socks in the Frying Pan Mar. 5, 2020

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David Sedaris Reduced Shakespeare Company

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Reduced Shakespeare The Rocky Horror Picture Company’s The Complete Show Halloween Party Works of William Shakespeare Oct. 31, 2019 Ultra The annual Rocky (abridged)[revised] Suede Oct. 17, 2019

Get thee forthwith to witness with thine own eyes the wacky antics of three men in tights as they take on the seemingly impossible task of performing each of Shakespeare’s 37 plays in just 97 minutes. These theater classics undergo some changes, of course – Titus Andronicus becomes a cooking show, Othello is summarized in rap and Hamlet is pared down to under a minute. But you’re sure to be mightily entertained by the madcap goings-on, which include satire, sight gags, improvisation, audience participation and more! Perhaps even more miraculous, when the curtain finally does come down, you’ll have a general idea of the plot of every comedy, tragedy and history ever written by the Bard.

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Horror party kicks off with live music by Ultra Suede, so get ready to do the Time Warp again! For the main feature you’ll experience the hijinks of your favorite characters including Brad, Janet, Dr. Frank-N-Furter and all the party guests on the big screen in Baum Walker Hall. Join us in 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. You can BYOP* (Bring Your Own Props) or buy one of our prop bags at this interactive, unforgettable Halloween night out! *BYOP: Check our website for approved props list before the show!

David Sedaris Nov. 3, 2019 David Sedaris has charmed audiences with his neurotic and mundane, yet profound storytelling for more than 25 years. Beloved for his personal essays, short stories and National Public Radio segments, Sedaris’ material isn’t always what you would expect. His anecdotes are riddled with drug addiction, crazy jobs, his eccentric family and, in one case, a tumor he had removed and fed to a snapping turtle, but it’s his droll and conversational style that makes him one of the greatest humorists writing today. Sedaris’ live readings and audio stories have garnered him three Grammy® nominations for Best Spoken Word and Best Comedy Album – and while many writers have mixed feelings about going on tour, there’s no place Sedaris would rather be. Help us welcome back the always irreverent, yet deeply lovable, David Sedaris to LOL@WAC. Support provided by Shelley Simmons


Randy Rainbow

Randy Rainbow Live presented by Live Nation

Dec. 6, 2019 Randy Rainbow (yes, that’s his real name) is a comedian, actor, writer, host and satirist best known for his fresh take on politics and current events shared through viral comedy videos, political spoofs and song parodies. A long-time cabaret and theater performer, Rainbow’s musical tribute to the first 2016 presidential debate “BRAGGADOCIOUS!” exploded into public consciousness, with 28 million views in its first two days. In this special live performance, Randy will perform medleys of some of the songs that made him an internet sensation – most at the expense of the 45th POTUS – with video clips played in the background. Sharp as a tack, funny as ever and pulling no punches, Randy Rainbow provides the comic relief we all need as we try to digest American politics.

Tim Hawkins with special guest Dustin Nickerson presented by High Gear Promotions, LLC

Dec. 7, 2019 Since giving up his job as a grocery truck driver in 2002, Tim Hawkins has established himself as one of the most in-demand Christian comedians in the country. While his stand-up is riotous, fans are often more amazed at his singing voice and guitar chops. Tim’s viral music videos and songs – including The Chick-fil-A Song, Yoga Pants, Cletus Take the Reel and The Government Can – have earned him more than 300 million views on YouTube. The perils of marriage, homeschooling and growing up in the Midwest may not exemplify the rock star life, but they make for really good punchlines. This is wholesome, family friendly comedy that will have you laughing out loud and singing along!

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Concert Series

Robert Earl Keen

Lyle Lovett

Lyle Lovett and his Acoustic Group Oct. 4, 2019 A singer, composer and actor, Lyle Lovett has broadened the definition of American music in a career that spans 14 albums. Coupled with his gift for storytelling, the Texas-based musician fuses elements of country, swing, jazz, folk, gospel and blues in a convention-defying manner that breaks down barriers. Lovett’s live performances show not only the breadth of his talents, but also the diversity of his influences, making him one of the most compelling and captivating musicians in popular music. Among his many accolades, besides four Grammy® Awards, he was given the Americana Music Association’s inaugural Trailblazer Award, and was named Texas State Musician. Help us welcome back one of music’s most vibrant and iconic performers to the Walton Arts Center stage. Support provided by Shareen & Alan Pruitt

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Robert Earl Keen Countdown to Christmas with special guest Shinyribs

Dec. 17, 2019 From his humble beginnings on the Texas folk scene, Robert Earl 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. After three decades, with well over a dozen records to his name and thousands of shows under his belt, there’s no denying that “the road goes on forever” for Robert Earl Keen. Here for a festive, larger-than-life and sometimes down-right naughty 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, including the song that many adoring fans know better than “Jingle Bells,” “Merry Christmas from the Family.” Support provided by Prudy & Dale Caudle


Arlo Guthrie

Jesse Cook

Jesse Cook Jan. 10, 2020 After 16 years of musical training, Jesse Cook’s ability as a performer came to widespread public attention when a cable television company played his recordings as piped in background music for the channel guide. Since then, Cook has traveled the globe looking for sounds that resonate with him. Known for his intoxicating fusion of world music, the Juno Award winner’s songs transport you – to Cairo, Brazil, Spain and beyond. He’s a flamenco master – a virtuoso with fingers that dance across his acoustic guitar. Delivering like no other musician in this field, the twists and turns of genres and mood swings articulate a wide range of emotions that make his performances an especially moving musical experience.

Arlo Guthrie – 20/20 Tour: Featuring Alice’s Restaurant Back By Popular Demand March 20, 2020 In 1965, Arlo Guthrie wrote a folk song about a series of incredulous events that began on Thanksgiving day. “Alice’s Restaurant Massacre” struck a chord with the anti-war counterculture, and by 1967, Guthrie had gone from playing small clubs to playing festivals and stadiums. Since then, he has come to be known to generations as a prolific songwriter, social commentator, master storyteller, actor, activist and iconic figure in folk music in his own right with a distinguished and varied career spanning over 50 years. Commemorating the 50th anniversary of Alice’s Restaurant – a movie based on his song in which he plays himself – Guthrie returns to Northwest Arkansas on a tour that sets the 18-minute monologue that brought him fame and fortune front and center.

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Family Fun Series

Blue Man Group Speechless Tour Sept. 12-19, 2019 Over 35 million people on our blue planet have experienced the exciting and spectacular show that is Blue Man Group. And now, the Blue Men return with a brand new show — Blue Man Group Speechless Tour. Speechless will feature new and original compositions, acts and instruments alongside iconic Blue Man Group moments based in joy, art, music, comedy, social commentary and profound absurdity. We see fun in your future. If you like normal, think again — ‘cause Blue Man Group is a rollicking rave of a good time. Join us to experience a brand new blue! Show Sponsor

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Walton Arts Center and SoNA present

The Snowman: A Family Concert Dec. 22, 2019

The family favorite NWA holiday tradition returns! Join us for the 5th annual screening of the 1982 Academy Award®-nominated film The Snowman, based on Raymond Briggs’ classic children’s book of the same name. This film about a snowman who comes to life has won the hearts of families around the world for more than 35 years. SoNA musicians, performing under the baton of acclaimed Music Director Paul Haas, will 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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The Peking Acrobats Feb. 25, 2020 For 32 years, The Peking Acrobats have redefined audience perceptions of Chinese acrobatics. Upholding a time-honored tradition rooted in centuries of Chinese history and folk art. The newest generation of The Peking Acrobats mixes high-tech special effects and awe-inspiring acrobatic feats with traditional Chinese music and instruments, creating an exuberant show with the festive pageantry of a Chinese Carnival. They perform daring maneuvers and display their technical prowess with such arts as trick-cycling, precision tumbling, juggling, somersaulting and gymnastics, pushing the limits of human ability, and defying gravity with amazing displays of contortion, flexibility and control. Prepare to be astounded by their bravery and dexterity when The Peking Acrobats return to Walton Arts Center! Ages 6+

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Sideways Stories from Wayside School

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Based on the perennial favorite children’s book by the bestselling and Newbery Medal-winning author Louis Sachar, this laughout-loud performance by Trike Theatre tells the story of a school where all sorts of funny things happen. Accidentally built sideways and standing 30 stories high, Wayside School is full of the most interesting classes of teachers and students you’ll ever meet – especially on the 30th floor. There’s Mrs. Gorf, the meanest teacher of all; terrible Todd, who always gets sent home early and John, who can only read upside down. But you’ll never guess the truth about Sammy, the new kid in town – or what’s in store for Wayside School when Halloween comes! Ages 6+ *Relaxed performance waltonartscenter.org

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The Polar Express

The Polar Express Dec. 23, 2019 Put on your Pjs and join us for some hot chocolate, a photo with Santa and a special screening of the family-favorite Christmas movie about a young boy on an extraordinary ride to the North Pole! Based on the beloved children’s book, The Polar Express tells the story of Billy, who longs to believe in Santa Claus but finds it quite difficult to do so, what with his family’s insistence that all of it – from the North Pole, to the elves, to the man himself – is just a myth. But this all changes on Christmas Eve, when a mysterious train visits Billy in the middle of the night, promising to take him and a group of lucky children to the North Pole for a visit with Santa – a trip that helps turn Billy’s crisis-in-faith into a journey of selfdiscovery. All Ages Show Sponsor

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A Year with Frog and Toad

Trike Theatre’s

A Year with Frog and Toad Jan. 25, 2020 Feb. 1 & 8, 2020

In Studio Theater at Nadine Baum Studios

Arnold Lobel’s treasured characters hop from page to stage in this special production which follows two great friends – the cheerful, popular Frog and the rather grumpy Toad – and many of their colorful companions through four funfilled seasons. From planting gardens, to swimming, raking leaves, going sledding and learning life lessons along the way, these two best friends are happy the whole year round! Based on the Tony®-nominated Best Musical – the groundbreaking production that brought children’s theater to Broadway – A Year with Frog and Toad is filled with original hummable tunes and a story line that teaches children the value of friendship. Ages 5+ *Relaxed performance

Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood LIVE! Feb. 8, 2020 “Won’t you be my neighbor?” Daniel Tiger and all of his friends from the beloved PBS KIDS television series and Fred Rogers Productions are hopping aboard Trolley and heading to Fayetteville! Along with “O” the Owl, Katerina Kittycat, Prince Wednesday, Mom and Dad Tiger and many more, Daniel Tiger will take your family on an interactive musical adventure to the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, sharing stories of friendship, helping others and celebrating new experiences. This live theatrical production is filled with music, dancing, laughter and “grr-ific” surprises that will warm the hearts of multiple generations. Ages 3+


Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium Adventure

Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium Adventure: The Mystery of the Dinosaurs of the Deep April 28, 2020

The creators of Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live are taking your family on an all new adventure – this time to the bottom of the ocean! Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium Adventure is an immersive experience that invites you to jump in and explore unknown ocean depths where prehistoric marine reptiles lived eons ago – and maybe live still today! Erth shows are at the forefront of family entertainment – using actors, technology, puppets, science and imagination to create an amazing visual experience that connects young audiences to the real science of paleontology. From jellyfish to ancient crocodiles to giant, glowing sea creatures that appear out of the dark depths of the stage, this show is full of wonderful surprises – it’s the perfect Artosphere family fun outing! Ages 5+

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Windmill Theatre’s In Starr Theater

Beep

May 1, 2020

In Mort’s village everything has its place, every day is the same and everyone likes it that way. Until one morning… crash, boom, bang… down comes Beep Beep. What is this annoying interruption to Mort’s breakfast molly melon? Who is this noisy robot girl, and how will she find her home? With Windmill’s trademark design, gentle storytelling, music and puppetry, Beep is a slightly sideways tale about unexpected friendship, finding where you fit and learning to mix it up a little. This is the perfect show to introduce your little ones to the joy of live theater. Ages 2+

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Night OutSeries

The Swingles

Boston Brass

The Swingles Winter Tales Dec. 5, 2019 The Swingles have pushed the boundaries of vocal music for more than half a century. Today, the seven young singers that make up the London-based group are driven by the same innovative spirit that has defined the five-time Grammy® winners since they first made waves in the 1960s. At a time when a cappella music is more popular than ever, The Swingles are recognized as masters of their craft – performing creative arrangements that transport well-loved songs into a distinctive world of sound in powerful and surprising ways. With more than 50 recordings under their belt and a repertoire of a huge variety of music, The Swingles return to Walton Arts Center for a special holiday performance that you won’t want to miss.

Mystery Science Theater 3000 Live: The Great Cheesy Movie Circus Tour

Boston Brass Christmas Bells are Swingin’

Oct. 29, 2019

Dec. 8, 2019

The hilarious Peabody Award-winning hit TV comedy is coming to Northwest Arkansas with an all-new Mystery Science Theater 3000 Live: The Great Cheesy Movie Circus Tour! Join creator and original host, Joel Hodgson in his final tour and the world’s greatest – and only – movie-riffing robots Tom Servo, Crow and Gypsy as they take you on an exhilarating roller coaster ride through one of the cheesiest films ever made, No Retreat, No Surrender. “Mystery Science Theater 3000” has earned its place in history as one of the top 100 TV shows of all time and is currently a hit show on Netflix. Now you can sit in the same theater with your favorite characters and experience this comedy phenomenon in a universally acclaimed LIVE event! Ages 10+

For 31 years, Boston Brass has set out to establish a one-of-akind musical experience. This all-brass ensemble – made up of trumpets, French horns, trombones and tubas, with a jazz rhythm section – is well-known for their great music, boisterous fun and a lively repartee with a touch of humor and personality. Boston Brass has been featured on “The CBS Early Show,” National Public Radio’s “Performance Today” and The Great American Brass Band Festival, performing exciting classical arrangements and burning jazz standards. This vibrant holiday matinee will feature the Brass All-Stars Big Band performing audience-favorite songs from their two holiday recordings, Christmas Bells are Swingin’ and The Stan Kenton Christmas Carols, including a variety of solo and combo selections plus fun surprises. 

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Les Ballets Tockadero de Monte Carlo Bollywood Boulevard

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo

Bollywood Boulevard

Feb. 27, 2020

April 23, 2020

Founded in 1974 by a group of ballet enthusiasts, The Trocks, as the dancers are affectionately known, are a company of critically acclaimed professional male dancers performing the full range of ballet and modern dance repertoire, but incorporating and exaggerating the foibles, accidents and underlying incongruities of serious dance. The fact that men dance all the parts – heavy bodies delicately balancing on toes as swans, romantic princesses or angst-ridden Victorian ladies – enhances, rather than mocks, the spirit of dance as an art form. The Trocks’ inspired blend of an impeccable comic approach, knowledge of dance and the astounding fact that men can, indeed, dance en pointe without falling flat on their faces makes for a Night Out that you won’t forget!

The vibrancy, emotion and heart-pounding beat of Hindi cinema comes to life on stage with Bollywood Boulevard! Dance, live music, storytelling and stunning visuals combine to create a non-stop journey through more than 100 years of Bollywood movies. Moving from the era of black and white films to today, the music, costumes, choreography and artwork reflect the essence of each time period. For lifelong fans, it’s a trip down memory lane. For novice fans, it’s an insightful and engaging introduction to the world’s largest film industry. Through hallmark songs and dance, the show celebrates the artistry, spirit and impact of a cultural phenomenon that has captured the hearts of billions around the world for generations.

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Starrlight JazzClub Experience world-renowned jazz in the Starrlight Jazz Club! All shows are cabaret-style in Starr Theater

Freddy Cole Quartet Tribute to Nat “King” Cole Centennial Oct. 12, 2019 Like pop icon Tony Bennett, Freddy Cole is a beloved musician’s musician and a living link to the Great American Songbook. While there are certain unmistakable similarities in timbre to his brother Nat “King” Cole, Freddy’s voice is raspier, smokier, jazzier even. His phrasing, is far closer to that of Frank Sinatra or Billie Holiday than that of his brother, and his timing swings even more. His vocals – suave, elegant, formidable, sometimes spoken and articulate – make him one of the most respected lyrical storytellers in jazz. Cole’s career continues to ascend as he moves into the front ranks of America’s homegrown art form with a toe-tapping style, bluesy minimalism, uptown swagger and urbane sophistication all his own.

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Catherine Russell Dec. 6, 2019 Catherine Catherine Russell is a native New Russell Yorker, born into musical royalty. Her father, the late Luis Russell, was Louis Armstrong’s musical director and her mother, Carline Ray, held advanced degrees from Juilliard and the Manhattan School of Music. Not surprisingly considering her pedigree, Catherine Russell is that rarest of entities – a genuine jazz and blues vocalist who can sing virtually anything. Her voice is full blown femininity incarnate; a dusky, stalwart and soulful instrument that radiates interpretive power yet remains touchingly vulnerable. Her repertoire features a selection of gems from the 1920’s through the present; vital interpretations, bursting with soul and humor. Catherine has performed and recorded with such bigname artists as David Bowie, Steely Dan, Levon Helm, Paul Simon, Rosanne Cash and many others, appearing on over 200 albums. Support provided by Margaret & Dick Rutherford

Jason Marsalis Quartet Nov. 15, 2019 Jason Marsalis is the youngest member of New Orleans’ venerable first family of jazz, made up of his brothers – Wynton, Branford and Delfeayo – and their patriarch, Ellis. Jason began his musical career at age 6, when he began taking lessons from the legendary New Orleans drummer James Black. By high school, he was regularly performing alongside his father and brothers at gigs throughout the country, as well as studying orchestral percussion techniques. After graduating, his career quickly took off – he performed alongside virtuoso pianist Marcus Roberts, co-founded the Latin-Jazz group Los Hombres Calientes and learned to play the vibraphone. Each passing year, Jason Marsalis continues to grow and develop as both a composer and performer. With a fire in his heart and a passion for the music, his will to swing has never been more resolute. 34

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Fred Hersch Trio Jan. 31, 2020 A select member of jazz’s piano pantheon, Fred Hersch is a pervasively influential creative force who has shaped music’s course for more than Fred Hersch Trio three decades as an improviser, composer, educator, bandleader, collaborator and recording artist. He has been proclaimed “the most arrestingly innovative pianist in jazz over the last decade” by Vanity Fair, “an elegant force of musical invention” by The L.A. Times and “a living legend” by The New Yorker. A fourteen-time Grammy® nominee, Hersch has regularly garnered jazz’s most prestigious awards and has long set the standard for expressive interpretation and creativity. The Fred Hersch Trio was voted the no. 2 Jazz Group in the 2018 DownBeat Critics Poll, recognizing its unique ability to traverse a wide range of styles and approaches while maintaining profound depths of emotion and an exhilarating spark of invention.

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The Messenger Legacy Band Art Blakey Centennial March 20, 2020 Art Blakey was often called the father of hard bop. He was responsible for producing and developing more jazz talent than any other band leader during his more than six-decade career. Art Blakey’s band, The Jazz Messengers, was considered the quintessential forum for musicians who wished to hone their talent and leave their own mark on the jazz scene. Preserving, protecting and honoring the legacy of Art Blakey, The Messenger Legacy Band is an elite line-up of alumni members of Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, each now a longtime leader on his own and considered among jazz’s most accomplished players – including Bobby Watson (alto sax), Essiet Essiet (bass), Geoff Keezer (piano), Brian Lynch (trumpet), Bill Pierce (tenor sax) and Ralph Peterson (drums).

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Nace Brothers

Nace Brothers Acoustic Oct. 10, 2019 Led by brothers David and Jimmy, the Nace Brothers have been performing together for more than 37 years – and in that time they’ve become seasoned professionals, considered by most to be models of artistic integrity. As fourth generation performers, the brothers were raised on regional radio and television programs like “Hillbilly Jamboree” in the golden age of honkytonk – and you can hear that rich musical heritage in their unique blend of country, blues and roots rock. Their music exudes brilliant songwriting, expressive vocals, soaring guitar and a rock solid rhythm section. The history of roots rock is full of bands that have flared up brilliantly and promptly disappeared, but we can count on the Nace Brothers at the end of those weeks when we need some time with old friends and a few hours to clear our minds.

Martha Redbone

Martha Redbone Native Roots, Rhythm & Blues

An Acoustic Set with Amy Ray featuring Jeff Fielder & Kerry Brooks

Nov. 16, 2019

Jan. 16, 2020

Martha Redbone is one of today’s most vital voices in American Roots music. A multi award-winning musician, the charismatic songstress is celebrated for her tasty gumbo of the folk and mountain blues sounds of her childhood in the Appalachian hills of Kentucky mixed with the eclectic grit of her teenage years in pre-gentrified Brooklyn. With the power of her gospelsinging father’s voice and the determined spirit of her Cherokee/Shawnee/Choctaw mother, Redbone broadens all boundaries of Americana. Described by Billboard magazine as “the kind of woman who sets trends,” her songs are a brilliant collision of cultures, telling stories that bring to light an important piece of American history that has never been told.

One half of the Grammy Award®-winning folk duo Indigo Girls, Amy Ray takes the stage in this “solo” performance with band mates Jeff Fielder, the shape-shifting multi-instrumentalist on guitar, dobro, bass and mandolin; and Kerry Brooks on upright bass and mandolin. With the group’s intuitive chops serving as a foundation, Amy’s newest album Holler focuses on the American South. Amy’s knack for straddling the line between the personal and the political shines through, with songs about Southern identity, racism, poverty and the living history that hides all around us.

Support provided by CeCe Box Presented in association with the Faulkner Performing Arts Center at University of Arkansas.

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Tab Benoit

Tab Benoit Feb. 6, 2020 Bonnie Bishop

SOLD OUT Tab Benoit is a Grammy® nominated singer, songwriter and guitarist who has built a remarkable 30-year career on the foundation of his repertoire that ranges from swamp-pop classics to gritty blues and rootsy jams. Two-time winner of the B.B. King Entertainer of the Year Award, winner of five Blues Music Awards and a Louisiana Music Hall of Fame inductee, Benoit also serves as the founding member of the “Wetland All-Stars,” a group of New Orleans natives – including the late Dr. John, George Porter Jr. and more – dedicated to forging a musical plea about the fragile eco-system that is the increasingly depleted wetlands surrounding their home. Tab Benoit is a pioneer of the sound and style indigenous to Louisiana’s wetlands, and every performance is filled with a passion for that purpose.

Other 2019/20 Season West Street Live Shows: Bonnie Bishop March 21, 2020

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Josephine the Play

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The Garden of LoveSongs of William Blake

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Holiday Gift Market

Presented by Walton Arts Center and Community Creative Center The most wonderful time of the year! Make your holiday even more special with a visit to Community Creative Center’s 5th Annual Holiday Gift Market. Hosted in Walton Arts Center’s McBride studio, the Gift Market offers a variety of unique pottery, jewelry, original paintings, cards and prints, home and decorative items, wearable art and handcrafted gifts created by some of Northwest Arkansas’ most talented artists. The Holiday Gift Market is open during all WAC holiday season performances. Shop local and find the perfect gift for everyone on your holiday list!

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Dec. 5-22 Inside McBride Studio

Community Creative Center, a nonprofit 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. Now featuring the Wheel Mobile, the first and only traveling pottery studio. For more information, visit communitycreativecenter.org or call 479.571.2706.

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Festivals at Walton Arts Center

The aca-spectacular is back by popular demand! Celebrate the 5th Anniversary of Northwest Arkansasâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; international vocal festival by attending a show, participating in a workshop or competing to win!

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VoiceJam Headliner Concert

The Real Group

VoiceJam Competition April 4, 2020

April 3, 2020

Winner of the 2019 Contemporary A Cappella Recording Awardsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Lifetime Achievement Award, The Real Group is a professional a cappella ensemble from Sweden that has grown to become one of the leading forces in the world of vocal music today, earning high acclaim for their combination of harmonic perfection, a personal touch and a wide-ranging repertoire of jazz, pop and folk harmonies. Part of the 10x10 Arts Series.

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Get your tickets now to witness the top vocal bands from around the country compete for the title of VoiceJam Champion! Over the past five years, the VoiceJam Competition has become one of the most-loved events on our season. Come cheer on these harmonizing, beatboxing, mind-blowing groups and cast your vote for aca-fan favorite!

Attention local a cappella groupswe want you to audition! Start preparing now and visit voicejamfestival.org in October for submission details.


April 20-25, 2020 This new festival is designed to explore the various cultural tiles that make up our beautiful community. We’ll highlight different cultures with a dedicated week-long celebration of performing arts and more!

Explore the sights and sounds of India as this year’s featured Mosaix tile.

Film Night

An evening of Indie films from India April 20, 2020 In conjunction with Fayetteville Film Fest

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by Parshwanath Upadhye and Punyah Dance Company April 21, 2020

Bollywood Boulevard

Raj Suresh: 4,000 Days April 24, 2020

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An all-day showcase of local arts and artists, binding the Mosaix Festival together via performances, workshops, food, fashion and more. April 25, 2020 Support provided by

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Arun Luthra’s Konnakol Jazz Project with Selvaganesh April 24, 2020

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Celebrating the 11th anniversary of the Festival and the 10th year of the Artosphere Festival Orchestra, we invite you to revisit some of the most popular artists and music from years past!

Erthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Prehistoric Aquarium Adventure: The Mystery of the Dinosaurs of the Deep April 28, 2020

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Artosphere Festival Orchestra 10x10 Concert May 6, 2020

SAVE THE DATES Chapel Music Series: Dover Quartet May 11, 2020

Trail Mix May 8, 2020 FREE TO PUBLIC

Artosphere Festival Orchestra Live from Crystal Bridges

Artosphere Festival Orchestra 10th Anniversary Concert

May 12, 2020

May 9, 2020

Chapel Music Series: Jayme Stone May 15, 2020

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Arkansas’ largest wine festival returns to Walton Arts Center this summer with two nights of delectable wine, food and more! All proceeds benefit Walton Arts Center’s arts education programming. *Must be 21 or older to purchase.

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Learning Through the Arts at Walton Arts Center

Delighted by Difference When the idea for Walton Arts Center was born more than three

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decades ago, service to school children was an urgent priority.

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In the 1990s, Walton Arts Center was one of few cultural

other languages spoken. The

institutions serving our region’s young people and one of

opportunity to see and

even fewer with the capacity to bring the world to Northwest

hear the beauty of other

Arkansas. A commitment to bringing international artists to our

cultures is a unique

stages — and to open that experience to school children — was

advantage for our

an acknowledgement of the importance of exploring unique

community. At Walton

points of view and approaching difference with curiosity. That

Arts Center, through

urgency continues today.

the experience of live performance, we

We’re proud that more than half of the artists presented on

learn to be curious,

the Colgate Classroom Series hail from countries outside of

respectful and even

North America and that backstage, and sometimes onstage,

delighted by difference.

To learn more about Walton Arts Center’s Colgate Classroom Series, visit waltonartscenter.org.

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Opera Fayetteville Cris Frisco

This talented group of musical and theatrical professionals is dedicated to featuring up-and-coming singers in highcaliber productions of contemporary, English-language operas, bringing exquisite and moving performances to opera-lovers of Northwest Arkansas.

Glory Denied March 6-7, 2020

In Starr Theater

Based on the poignant true story of Colonel Jim Thompson, Vietnam veteran and America’s longest-held prisoner of war, this moving chamber opera explores the Thompson family’s personal struggles that play out on a national stage – from the jungles of Vietnam to the social upheaval of the ‘60s in America. This performance stars up-and-coming operatic talent from around the country and is accompanied by the Opera Fayetteville orchestra, conducted by Cris Frisco.

Celebrating 65 Years

Symphony of Northwest Arkansas Paul Haas, Music Director

2019-20 Season at Walton Arts Center NOV 9

Masterworks I: Beethoven’s Violin Concerto

FEB 1

Masterworks II: Carmina Burana

DEC 21 A Very SoNA Christmas

MAR 21 Masterworks III: Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto

DEC 22 The Snowman: A Family Concert

MAY 2

Tickets On Sale!

Masterworks IV: Pictures at an Exhibition

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Partners

We salute these arts partners and community organizations that work with Walton Arts Center to fulfill the performing arts dream for everyone in Northwest Arkansas: Resident Companies COMMUNITY CREATIVE CENTER

at Walton Arts Center’s Nadine Baum Studios

Symphony of Northwest Arkansas

Artistic Affiliates Fayetteville Film Festival Northwest Arkansas Jazz Society Opera Fayetteville Trike Theatre

Community Partners 21c Museum Hotel Arkansas Children’s Hospital Northwest Arts Center of the Ozarks Bikes, Blues and BBQ Botanical Gardens of the Ozarks City of Eureka Springs City of Fayetteville City of Rogers City of Siloam Springs Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Dickson Street Merchants Association

Downtown Bentonville Inc. Emmanuel Lutheran Church Experience Fayetteville Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce Fayetteville Public Library Fayetteville Roots Festival George’s Majestic Lounge Hunt Chapel The Jones Center Jim & Joyce Faulkner Performing Arts Center Joe Martin Stage Race/ All Sports Productions Malco Razorback Cinema Mildred B. Cooper Chapel

Northwest Arkansas Equality, Inc. NWA Ballet Theatre Ozark Natural Science Center Ra-Ve Cultural Foundation Scott Family Amazeum Seven Hills Homeless Shelter St. Paul’s Episcopal Church TheatreSquared Thorncrown Chapel United Way of Fort Smith University of Arkansas The Walmart Museum Visit Bentonville Visit Rogers

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Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re expanding! Contribute to the next generation of the Walmart AMP.

Expansion plans include: + + + +

A new covered plaza at the top of the lawn, adding flexible viewing and event space as well as private restrooms. A new box office with additional service windows. A larger entry plaza with more space for concessions, merchandise and restrooms. Plus, MORE artist amenities to ensure that the big acts you love keep coming to the Walmart AMP!

Expansion funders will receive recognition on site in perpetuity. Contact our Walmart AMP Corporate Manager at 479.571.2793 for giving opportunities.

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When it comes to our volunteers, the message is clear:

The show could not go on without them! Our volunteers are the driving force that allows WAC to offer the public, students and educators more than 450 shows per season. Our volunteers: + + + + + +

Create their own schedules Learn new skills Make lifelong friendships Engage with the community Enjoy unique perks and benefits Support the arts in Northwest Arkansas

“Volunteering is a great way for mefor to me to “Volunteeringat atWAC the WAC is a great way support some good shows, support the thearts artsininNWA, NWA,totosee see some good shows, and allall while fitting with and to to make makesome somenew newfriends, friends, while fitting with the busy busy life life aa young youngprofessional. professional.Putting Puttingonona ashow show takes onon takes many many more morepeople peoplethan thanthe theartists artiststhat thatappear appear stage, stage, and and II find findaalot lotof ofjoy joyininhelping helpingmaking makingthe thefrontfrontof-house of-house side side of ofaashow showexperience experiencethe thebest bestit itcan canbe.” be.” - Brianne BrianneChristiansen Christiansen “Volunteering combines mymy “Volunteeringat atWalton WaltonArts ArtsCenter Center combines love forfor volunteering. I I love for for the thearts artsand andmy mypassion passion volunteering. wish everyone everyone knew knewhow howeasy easyvolunteering volunteeringfor forWAC WACis is to to into their schedule.”- Tiff - TiffWimberly Wimberly fit fit into their schedule.”

Trainings throughout the season.

Enjoy fun, friendship and community by becoming a Walton Arts Center volunteer. Call 479.571.2744 or email volunteer@waltonartscenter.org for more information, or visit us at waltonartscenter.org/volunteer.

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Enhance your experience and support the arts by joining Friends of Walton Arts Center! Visit waltonartscenter.org/donate or call 479.571.2759 to make your

gift today or to learn more about becoming a Friend.

Friends gifts of all sizes greatly impact your experience and our community: +$  100 brings 10 students to a performance AND gives you concession coupons +$  250 provides one artist engagement activity at a local school AND gives you access to exclusive special events +$  500 provides 50 tickets for low-income community members through our Take-A-Seat program AND gives you season access to the Friends Lounge +$  1,000 sends four classes to a Colgate Classroom Series performance (100 students) AND gives you free reserved parking for the season +$  2,500 fills Starr Theater with 250 students and teachers for a performance AND gives you ticketing concierge services, including access to reserved house seats

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Media Partners

Cox Cable

Hog Radio

Peekaboo

Cumulus Radio

iHeart Media

Triad Retail Media

Advertiser Index 40/29 TV. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52

Design Travel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

Osiyo TV. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64

Amendment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

Dickson Street Merchants Association. . . . . . . . 18

Pinnacle Wealth Management. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35

Arkansas Community Foundation. . . . . . . . . . . . 31

Discover Siloam Springs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

Polk Stanley Wilcox Architects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

Arts Live Theatre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38

Eason Insurance Agency Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

Powerhouse Seafood & Grill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

Bank of Arkansas. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

Eureka Springs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

Procter & Gamble. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62

Bank of Fayetteville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

Faulkner Performing Arts Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . 38

Saatchi & Saatchi X . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52

Beaver Water District. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35

First Security Bank. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

Scott Family Amazeum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

Belkin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53

Frost PLLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50

Symphony of Northwest Arkansas (SoNA). . . . . 47

Bordinos Restaurant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

Grubâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bar & Grille . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

Trike Theatre. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46

Butterfield Trail Village. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

HerHealth Clinic. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

CBD American Shaman + Kava Bar . . . . . . . . . . 25

J.B. Hunt Transport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48

Tyson Foods. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37

Celebrate Arkansas Magazine. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48

JJâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s on Dickson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

Underwoods Fine Jewelers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

CitiScapes Magazine. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53

KNWA TV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57

Unilever. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57

The Coca-Cola Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63

Longer Financial. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

University of Arkansas Department of Theatre. . . . 38

Colgate Palmolive. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53

Mattel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53

University of Arkansas Global Campus. . . . . . . . 21

Collier Drug Stores. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

Mermaids Seafood Restaurant. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

Visit Bentonville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

Community Creative Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46

Mockingbird Kitchen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

Visit Rogers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

Conner & Winters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

The Momentary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33

The Walmart Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

Crafton Tull. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35

The New School. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

Washington Regional / Walker Heart Institute. . . . 9

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. . . . . . 32

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. . . . . . . 52

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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 Taylor Speegle. . . . . . . . . . . Interim Director of Development & Corporate Relations Wendy Riggs . . . . . Vice President, Operations Tim Vogt. . . . . . Vice President, Finance & CFO Jason Smith. . . . . . CEO Executive Assistant & AFO General Manager Lorinda Smith. . . . . . Asst. to VP of Operations Programming Jennifer Ross. . . . . . . . Director, Programming Robert Ginsburg. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jazz Curator Rachel Burkevich. . . . . Programming Specialist Learning & Engagement Patricia Relph. . . . . . . Arts Learning Specialist Mallory Barker . . . . School Services Specialist Sallie Zazal. . . . . . . . . . . Learning Coordinator Meghan Dale . . . . . . Engagement Coordinator Development Susan Neyman. . . . . . Director, Individual Giving Kaylin Mason. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Grants Manager Amy Freeman. . . . . . Senior Corporate Relations Manager Kyle May. . . . . . . . . . . Senior Corporate Relations Manager Rachel Pianalto. . . . . . . . . Senior Development Coordinator Zach Strickland. . . . . . . Club AMP Coordinator Josh Murphree. . . . . . . . . . . . Donor Services Coordinator Communications Jill Suel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Director, Marketing Jennifer Wilson. . . . . . Director, Pubic Relations Casey Weiss. . . . . . . Digital Marketing Manager Heather Holland. . . . . . . . . . . Creative Director Hillary Morgan. . . . Senior Marketing Coordinator Brantly Houston. . . . . . Senior PR Coordinator Krissy Kirlin. . . . . . . . Digital Content Specialist Schuyler Schwarting. . . . . . . . . . . Group Sales Coordinator Katherine Ganoung. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Marketing Communications Coordinator Ticketing Services Katie Mihalka . . . Director, Ticketing Services Ryan Bradshaw. . . . . . . . . . Ticketing Services Coordinator Mason Wells. . . . . . Data Integrity Coordinator

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Box Office Jennifer Dobrowolski. . . . . . . . WAC Box Office Manager Andrew Crowe. . . . . AMP Box Office Manager Zeb Clark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . AMP Specialist Judd Burns. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Partner Specialist Harley Procell. . . . . . . . Subscription Specialist Julia Montgomery . . . . Subscription Specialist Anthony Fine. . . . . . . . . . . Full Time Box Office Mel Phillips. . . . . . . . . . . . Full Time Box Office Mitsi McKee. . . . . . . . . . . Full Time Box Office Tessa Miner . . . . . . . . . . . Full Time Box Office Nico Humphrey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Box Office Sierra Mitchell. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Box Office Finance Ginny Wilson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Director, Finance Leslie Cowles. . . . . . . Senior Staff Accountant Elena Terrell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Staff Accountant Roy Everett. . . . . . . . . . . . Finance Coordinator Robert Martin. . . . . . . Database Administrator Human Resources Karen Percival. . . . Director, Human Resources Kristin Coffman. . . . . AMP Human Resources Manager Sam Grinceri. . . . . . . . . . . . Human Resources Coordinator Kelli Parker. . . . . Human Resources Assistant Events & Patron Services Nick Zazal. . . . . . . . . Director, Events & Patron Services Shannon Thomas. . . . . . . . . . . Events Manager Justin Taylor. . . . . . . . . . . . Events Coordinator Nathan Bell. . . . . . . . . . . . . Volunteer Programs Manager Jessica Temple. . . . . . . . . . Volunteer Programs Assistant Ranny Kulink. . . . . . . Patron Services Manager Kimberley Wright. . . . Full Time House Manager Chelsey Herrold. . . . . . . . . . . . House Manager Karmen Brehmer. . . . . . . . . . . House Manager Patrick Bannon. . . . . . . . . . . . . House Manager Tina Jimenez. . . . . . . . . . . . . . House Manager Sharon Randall. . . . . Food & Beverage Manager Benjamin Kelly. . . . . . . . Lounge/Concessions Charles Robinson. . . . . . Lounge/Concessions Fawne Wallace. . . . . . . . Lounge/Concessions Jason Henson . . . . . . . . Lounge/Concessions Karla Garcia-Martinez . . . . Lounge/Concessions Michelle Garcia-Martinez . . . . . . . . . . Lounge/ Concessions Robyn Walters . . . . . . . . Lounge/Concessions Ruslan Serdyuk . . . . . . . Lounge/Concessions Stephanie Maurer. . . . . . Lounge/Concessions Production Diana Brown. . . . . . . . . . . . Director, Production Alex Newby. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Technical Director Josh Spurgers. . . . . . . . . . Lighting Supervisor Will Eubanks. . . . . . . . Production Administrator

Taylor Bradford. . . . . . . . . . Production Staffing Assistant Heather Ingram . . . . . . . . . . . . Artist Hospitality Coordinator Destin Herr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lead Technician Isaac Hennon. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lead Technician Lydia Winkelmann . . . . . . . . . . Lead Technician Nathan Wilson . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lead Technician Facilities Bob Pless. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Director, Facilities Mike Herbert. . . . . . . . . . Maintenance Engineer Rick Durham. . . . . . . . . Maintenance Assistant Bryan Wise. . . . . . . . . . . . WAC Groundskeeper Thomas DeBari. . . . . Facility Services Manager Beth Washington. . . . . Facility Services Assistant Christy Robe. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Facilities Lead Roger Ramirez. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Facilities Lead Wendy Moss. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Facilities Lead Norman Bolstad. . . . . Full Time Facilities Crew Trey Vann . . . . . . . . . . Full Time Facilities Crew Alex Adams. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Facilities Crew Braxton Hicks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Facilities Crew Dylan Leos. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Facilities Crew Haley Lewis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Facilities Crew Jacob Varner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Facilities Crew Jeff New. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Facilities Crew Kelsey Adams. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Facilities Crew Kevin Bolstad. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Facilities Crew Mary Miller. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Facilities Crew Matt Smootz. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Facilities Crew Mckenzie Miller. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Facilities Crew Patrick Watkins. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Facilities Crew Sean Greer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Facilities Crew Timothy Leos. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Facilities Crew Wyatt McCollom. . . . . . . . . . . . . Facilities Crew Walmart AMP Production Brian VanAuken. . . . . . . . Director, Production Alan Chapman. . . . . . . . . Production Manager Walmart AMP Maintenance Mark Richardson. . . . . . . . . Facilities Engineer Marcus Richardson. . . . . . . Maintenance Crew Bernard Davis. . . . . . . . . . . . Maintenance Crew Walmart AMP Front of House Stephanie Simpson. . . . Director, FOH & Client Services Taylor Hight. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FOH Assistant Walmart AMP Food & Beverage Clay Layne . . . . . . . Director, Food & Beverage Susan Shadlow . . . Craft Services Coordinator Lisa Peltier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Artist Hospitality Sheri Barnett . . . . . . . . . . Hospitality Assistant Jarrod Hunt. . . . . . . . . . Point of Sale Specialist Joel Yermack. . . . . . . . Food & Beverage Crew Max Schwartz. . . . . . Snack Shack Supervisor


A special thank you to our 2019/20 Season underwriters! CeCe Box

Robert T. Murphy III & Beau Reynolds

Shelley Simmons

Lynn & Joel Carver

& Heroncrest at Elmdale Estate

Candace & David Starling

Cynthia Coughlin

Shareen & Alan Pruitt

Billie Jo Starr

Prudy & Dale Caudle

Margaret & Dick Rutherford

Marti & Kelly Sudduth

Susan & Mike Duke

Linda & Lee Scott

Tyson Family Foundation

Mary Ann & Reed Greenwood

Interested in underwriting a show next season? Contact Susan Neyman at sneyman@waltonartscenter.org or 479.571.2759.

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Walton Arts Center Annual Donors Thank you, Friends of Walton Arts Center.

Leadership Circle $25,000+

Mickey & Larry Drennan

Chuck & Suzy Fehlig James & Barbara Freeman

Chairman Circle $1,000 - $2,499

Debbie Evans &

Joanie & Jon Dyer

Bob & Marilyn Bogle

Sandy Edwards

Harrison & Rhonda French

Gary & Carol Adams

Kay & Sid Davis

Cynthia Coughlin

Fred & Barbara Frye

Andrew & Martha Frits

Debbie Alsup

Jake & Brittany Deans

Reed & Mary Ann

Hershey & Denise Garner

Jeff & Lisa Gearhart

Henry & Amy Alvarado

Jimmy & Lisa Deen

Greenwood

Susan & Orville Hall

The Gray Family

Bob & Theresa Arvin

Barb & Doug Degn

Linda & Lee Scott

Murray & Judy Harris

Don & Debra Harris Family

Frank & Pat Bailey

Susan & Joe Delacruz

David & Candace Starling

Marybeth & Rick Hays

Charitable Trust

Carol Barnett

Don & Kelly DeSoto

Kelly & Marti Sudduth

Malcolm & Ellen Hayward

Meza Harris

Andy & Stacy Barron

Don B. Deweese

Bryan & Mandy Hunt

Michael E. Hill & Gary Fast

Marc Barry Engineering

Amber & Bill Dietrich

Lee & Linda Jaslow

Dr. Michael Hollomon &

Structural Consultants,

Sandy Poore

Thomas & Jill King

Eric Wailes

PLLC

Linda Dingledine

Peter & Anne Leer

Anthony & Susan Hui

Patricia L. Bates

Lamar & Joy Drummonds

Rebecca Hurst & Jim Smith

Paul & Nancy Beahm

William & Doris DuBose

Kelly & Wade Jones

Jen & James Beck

Terry V Edwards

Terry & Mary Ann Klefisch

Elaine Berg

Keith & Tammy Ekenseair

Jeff & Sara Koenig

Jing & Vince Biondo

Timothy & Stephanie Ensley

Rick & Tracie Layton

Larry Bittle Insurance

Longer Investments Inc.

David & Cathy Evans

Agency, Inc.

David & Deborah Malone

Richard & Suzanne Ezell

Jim & Nancy Blair

Marybeth & Micky Mayfield

Karolyn & Donald Farrell

Kent & Nancy Blochberger

Joe & Jean Ann Fennel

Dick & Anne Booth

The Fincher Family

Boston Mountain Holdings

Scott & Florence Galbraith

Kevin & Teresa Bradford

Brad & Diana Gartside

Jacqui Brandli & Doug

Dave & Jane Gearhart

Cummins

Ryan & Jenna Gill

John & Marilee Brodbeck

Maggie Gilliam

James & Salena Brown

Nan Ginger

Mary Kathryn & Matt

Nancy Garner & Mort

Brown

Gitelman

Robert & Melissa Brown

Lyle & Sue Gohn

Wade W. Burnside &

Greer Grace

Janet Baker

Albert Gray

Jeffrey & Christina Byron

Chris & Julie Haimbach

Steven Charles R.Ph.

Howard & Treva Hamilton

Connie & Bill Clark

Todd & Majorie Hanus

Steve & Suzanne Clark

Joe & Mary Ruth Harner

Mike & Sandy Cockrell

Ruthann Hefner

Bart & Heidi Cohen

John & Lynne Hehr

Barry & Debra Cooksey

Sue & Mark Henneberger

Cindi Cope

Mary Jo & Paul Henry

Jim & Kathy Counce

Brad & Kathy Hicks

Producer Circle $10,000 - $24,999 Bob & Becky Alexander Kara & Brett Biggs Cece Box Joel & Lynn Carver Dale & Prudy Caudle Mike & Susan Duke Johnelle Hunt Peter B. Lane & Barbara Putman Greg & Hannah Lee Robert T. Murphy III & Beau G. Reynolds Dr. Steve & Linda Nelson Pruitt Tool & Supply Company, Inc. Mary Lynn Reese Dennis & Evelyn Shaw Billie Jo Starr

Benefactor Circle $5,000 - $9,999 Serrhel & Patty Adams Michael & Shannon Arcana Ted & Leslie Belden Katherine & Curt Calaway Ed & Carol Clifford Nick & Carolyn Cole Roger Collins Mike & Susan Daniels

Michael & Constance Morse Terryl & Shannon Ortego David & Pam Parks Jimmy Plumlee & Lee Long Imelda & J.T. Rose Margaret & Dick Rutherford Frank & Sara Sharp Shelley Simmons Jason Viator & Kolten English Jerry & Brenda Walton Jim & Lynne Walton John & Kitten Weiss Linda L. Wray & The Wray Family

Artist Circle $2,500 - $4,999 Biff & Ann Averitt Mina & Les Baledge Mary & George Benjamin Bryan & Kristen Billingsley Greg & Rachel Billingsley James & Emily Bost Mrs. E.G. Bradberry Hugh & Martha Brewer Raymond Burns Pat Cooper Pete & Shirley Esch

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Phil Dutton & Judith McKenna James & Ann McKenzie Ellis & Kay Melton Debby Nye & Catherine Lyon The Tim Ogg Family Barbara & Doug Prichard Charles & Susan Redfield John & Tamara Roberts Catherine & Stephan Roche Bob & Diane Shaw Martha Sutherland Barbara Taylor & Forrest Goddard Bill & LeAnn Underwood Sidney & Mirela Vinson Kent & Teresa Webb Michael White & Bao Bui Patsy Wilcox Ann Marie Ziegler

Rich Dailey

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


Retta & Eddie Hight

Craig & Marti Sharkey

Bart L. Howell

Don & Barbara Sieger

Director $500 - $999

Janet Flaccus & Bruce Dixon

Curtis & Diana Howells

Juli Dorrough & William

Read & Tammy Hudson

Sandra Sims & Maggie

Gary & Melanie Alecusan

Jackson

Jack & Temple Igleburger

Joan & Bruce Johnson

Cook

Lois Alward

John & Emily Douglas

John Jackson

Terry & Mike Johnson

Carolyn J. Smart

Susie Arnold & Bruce Strom

Tom & Kathy Duba

Tresha Jacky

Scott & Carren Audrain

Tom & Dana Dykman

Calvin & Shawna Jarrett

Derrick Bobbitt & Dr. Susan

Justin & Sara Eichmann

Paula Jenkins & Lee Brown

Averitt

Douglas Elliott

Ed & Barbara Jenner

Dawn & Max Bachman

Eric & Allie Elliott

Bonnie Johnson & Mike Smets

Darcy Ballew

Travis & Callie Embry

Carl & Lee Johnson

Todd & Robin Barlow

John R. & Elizabeth English

Theresa Johnson

Neff & Scarlett Basore

John & Brooke Erwin

Don & Donna Johnston

E.J. & Paige Johnson

Ruben & Janet Johnson

Erin Smith

Bill & Missy Kincaid

Amy & Rick Sorrell

Vaughn & Amy Knight

Judge Jim & Dixie Spears

Robert & Vella Lewis

James Spencer & Susan

Mandy Macke

Parks-Spencer

Bob Mackey

Joyce Stafford & Jack Cole

David & Sue Maddox

Curt Stamp

Louis & Patricia Beland

David & Linda Ferrell

Kay Jones

Seth A. Malley & Luke

Jerry & Bette Stamps

Yvette & Donald Bell

Wayne Flora & Carol Brantley

Preston & Anne Jones

Bridges

Richard & Anna Marie

Anabelle Steelman-Berry &

Lance & Kelly Foster

Elizabeth & Gerald Jordan

Cathy & Stephen Marak

Steeneck

Ron Berry

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Bill & Sabra Martin

Michael & Patty Stiles

John Berry & Richard Anderson

Karen Freeman

Katz Family

Chris May

Dick & Mary Stockland

Tony & Terri Bertschy

Elizabeth Fulton

Bob & Linda Kelly

Sally Stone

Bob & Patty Besom

Doylene Fuqua

Fern Kelsay

John & Carol O. Mitchell

Don & Kathryn Stroessner

Sherry Bishop

Kevin & Emilie Gaffney

Jay & Julie King

Jennifer Mitrovich

James, Suzanne & Mary

Aaron Bleidt & John Clayborn

David E. R. Gay & Gary D.

Rich & Kristin Kley

Theresa & Joe Moore

Anne Swindle

Michael & Mary Jane Bolding

Thornton

Ken & Karen Kolls

Jerry & Cherie Moye

Philip & Mary Ann Taldo

Marian G. Bolen Family

Sheryl & Rodney Ghan

Priscilla Kumpe

Don & Carol Lynn Gibson

John & Carolyn Leonard

Linda & Anton Myers

Mike & Debi Thurow

Ray & Brenda Boudreaux

Ryan & Megan Timberlake

David & Linda Ann Bragg

Fred & Ellen Gifford

Alicia Levy

Tim & Melissa Myers

Butch & Christie Ginther

Sarah Lewis & Kelly Tribell

Ron & Susan Neyman

Dick & Nancy Trammel

Jim Bob & Kelly Britton

Rigo & Laura Gomez

Michael & Eileen Lieber

Melinda & Bob Nickle

Gilbert & Susan Travis

Ron & Evelyn Brown Gen Whitehead Broyles

Gail & Randy Goodrum

Cheryl & Gene Long

Dr. Jay & Judy McDonald

Tim & Rhonda O’Donnell Anne O’Leary-Kelly Robert & Susan Patton Paul & Linda Pinneo Andrew & Laura Plaukovich Ed & Tish Pohl Gary & Patricia Profit Jon P. Robinson Richard & Julie Roblee In Honor of Christina Rae Brewer & Marc Rogers Elizabeth & Cal Rose Joe & Catherine Ross Dr. Kenton & Jennifer Ross David A. Russell Libby & Bart Schaller Bill & Judy Schwab Hillary & Taylor Morgan Ken & Debra Senser Barbara B. Shadden

Kelly Tucker

Nadine Carfagno

Laura Goodwin

Nancy K Long

Craig & Laura Underwood

David Carlisle, MD & Wendy

Wanda Gore

Vernon & Shirley Lott

James Vawter III & Sofia

Taylor Carlisle

Adella & Gary Gray

Nick & Laura Luchi

Vawter

Mark & Gretchen Castleman

Wilma & Ed Gray

Robert D. Luper

Regions Bank

Buddy & Susan Chadick

Lowell & Kathy Grisham

Mike & Kris Macechko

Jim & Susan Von Gremp

Oneil Clark

In Memory of Roger Gross

Doris Marks

Bill & Nancy Waite

Carl M. Collier

Dr. Robert & Brenda Gullett

David & Jo Martinson

Jim & Susan Walker

Drew & Nancy Collom

Ken & Linda Gutierrez

Irma & Duell Mathis

T. Anthony Waller

Virginia Ann Coogan

Mark & Martha Haguewood

Buster & Kari McCall

Bob & Sharon Wasson

Heather & Tony Cook

Drs. Diane & Steve Halbrook

Aleksi, Jacque, & Vita McCall

James Correll

Al & Dorothy Hanby

Michelle W. Merry-Ship

Wayne & Delane Cox

Don & Linda Hayes

Mr & Mrs Daniel & Dianne

David & Marsha Crittenden

Andy & Shari Heinzelmann

Mezzano

Ralph & Cam Crouch

Valerie Henderson

Bill & Deeg Mitchell

Brian & Day Crowne

Walt & Sudie Henderson

Dwight & Brandy Mitchell

Subway

Calleigh, Meredith & Blake

Jerry & Julie Moody

Dr. Katherine Darling

Hilliard

Bob & Pat Moore

Clay & Ann Davis

Jim & Debbie Hodges

Trisha Moore & Vicente Yanez

Dr. Dan Worrell

Rich & Kim Davis

Tina & Nate Hodne

Bill & Marietta Morris

Jackie Telfair & Tod Yeslow

Dudley Dawson

David & Shay Hopper

Paul, Lisa & Lena Morstad

Gracie & Michael Ziegler

Melissa & Ross DeVol

Linda Houston & Steven

Don Moseley

Robert A. Zierak

Sarah Sparks Diebold

Wolverton

Scott & Marla Muller

Gary & Shea Weidner Susan & Randy West June White Nick & Connie White Pattie & David Williams Carole & Jim Williamson Carol Sue & Alan Wooten

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

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David & Betty Nichols

In Memory of George Spencer

Don & Maxine Bechtel

Kim & Bill McComas

John Nichols & Stephanie

Stephanie & Kevin Springate

Laureen Benafield

Duane & Allison McElroy

Contributor $100 - $249

Dwyer

Chuck Steger

Mark & Mimi Blackwood

Gary & Athina McLendon

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Andy & Joan Noble

Jason & Tanya Stewart

Michael & Marlena Bond

Joseph & Cindy Miller

Barry & Sammi Allen

Larry & Marilou Noller

Don & Jan Struebing

Dennis & Karen Boyd

Merry Moiseichik

Gordon & Susan Allison

Murphy & Carol Pair

James & Marsha Swim

Ryan Bradshaw & Ellis Pearl

Earnie & Dona Montgomery

Phillip Baker

Sara & Basil Parnell

Doug Talbott & Martha

Croken

Terri Naylor

Jackie & Jana Bays

Larry & Susan Patrick

Morrison

Susan & Corliss Satterfield

Deborah & Luke Neil

Andrew Beilke

Randall & Mary Payne

Thomas & Janet Tate

Col. (Ret) John F. Brewer, Jr.

Gary & Linda Oliver

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Mr. Kirby Penick

Mike & Pam Thorn

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Derrik & Julie Olsen

Debbie Bogner

Karen Percival

Jenifer Sutton Tucker

Jim & Lynda Burke

Tom Oppenheim

Eddie & Betty Bradford

Larry & Tommi Perkins

Kathy & Gary Turpin

Paula Burks & Lewis B.

Tom & Sallie Overbey

Rosemary & Van Brahana

Judy & Phil Phillips

Tom & Charlene Underwood

Edwards

Luke & Janet Parsch

Gary & Sherri Brandon

Jim & Kay Pickett

Lee & Janice Van Allen

Brent & Teresa Campbell

Lynn Patton

Sumner & Jackie Brashears

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Jerre & Judith Van Hoose

Drs. Jenny & Lucas Campbell

Ben & Amber Pinter

Cathy & Russ Breck

Paul & Pamm Prebil

Jan & Jim Vawter

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Patrick & Carolyn Pio

Rob & Becky Brothers

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Tom & Barbara Verdery

Bill & Barbara Cibulka

Chip & Carey Pollard

Jim & Mary Buchanan

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Tim & Fern Vogt

Shirin & Shari de Silva

Marshall Prettyman & Jody

Ellen Ruth Byars

Wendy, Amanda & Anna

Bill & Lara Waite

June Duke

Dun Leavy

Donna Cannady & Jesse

Kathryn Riggs

Beau & Amanda Walker

Brian & Michelle Ettehad

Hoyt & Mary Purvis

Fenwick

Tia & Randy Risor

Shawn & Julie Walker

Kathy Evans

Luis Restrepo & Catalina

Glen Carlson & Ellen Cato

Deborah Robinson

Anna & Michael Watts

Earl & Gayle Fochtman

Botero

Cathy Case & Robert

Randy & Anna Robles

Terrica L. Weatherford

John Gaudin & Corky Patton

Roy Rom

Rodweller

Lynn B. Rogers

Larry & Kay Weathers

Andrew & Mary Gibbs

Jerry Rose & June Colwell

Bob & Sara Caulk

James & Andrea Romine

Karen Welch

John & Tamara Gilmour

Archie & Suzanne Ryan

Holly Childs

Ann Rosso & Wayne Britt

George & Kathy Wheatley

Mark & Debbie Griffin

McBride Distributing

Dr. Margaret Clark

Linda Rye & Randall Webb

Margaret Whillock

Ms. Essie Anderson

Company

John & Karen Cole

Robert James & Joseph

William & Lawanna Whitfield

Josh & Jamie Hamblen

Alfred Angulo, Jr. & Mary

Barbara Comstock

Sidney

Scott & Cheryl Williams

Hank & Cheryl Harrison

Sanders

Ken & Jeannette Cox

Dennis & Patti Sanders

Jeffrey Williams & Janet

Jeremy Hess & Peggy Treiber

Mary Alice & Philip Serafini

Scott & Jessica Creer

Peter & Mary Savin

Penner-Williams

Daryl & Ginger Hickman

Brian & Lynn Shaw

Jim & Jerene Cross

Katherine Schifano

Craig & Leslye Wilson

Spencer & Bicky Higginbothom

Jane & Curtis Shipley

Andrew & Ian Crowe

Dave & Becky Schoewe

Bill & Kim Woodworth

Don & Claudette Hunnicutt

Laura & Kevin Shrable

Gary & Susan Culp

John & Doris Schuldt

Dane & Michelle Workman

Clark & Georgi Irwin

Rick & Terese Staton

Dean & Patsy Dade

Joseph & Sue Ellen Schultz

Drew Workman

Greg Jenkins

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Charles & Rita Daniel

Mark A. Scobey

Deborah Wright

Amy Jones

Daniel E. Sutherland

Floyd & Jennifer Daniels

Mr. & Mrs. Dick Bensinger

Bob & Sara Wright

Hartzell & Marsha Jones

Kathleen Trotter & Charley

Jerry & Judy Davison

Berta Seitz & Louis Cobbs

Todd & Emily Wulf

Rick & Margie Keyes

Reese

Mark & Jody Dilday

Kara Sheets

Sara & Scott Young

Hugh & Brenda Kincaid

Jason & Andrea Trout

Darra Dismuke

Ron & Regena Shelby

Jennifer Yurachek

Peter & Judy Kohler

Stevan E. Vowell

David Douglas & Anastasia

Kurt & Alice Kutz

Lynn & Elaine Wade

Strokova

Mark & Tena Larsen

Nika & William Waitsman

Mary & Larry Douglas

Bill & Barbara Long

Elizabeth Washington

Mr. & Mrs. Alfred Dowe

Clifford & Jane Lyon

Kathryn Widder

Robert & Sandra Donum

Louis Martin

Marv & Donna Wiseman

John & Sarah Duffel

Robert & Deidre Martin

Juana Young

Larry & Rebecca Dunn

Anthony & Mary Beth Sherman Mary Beth Shields Ken & Celia Shireman Margery & John Shore Tammy & Tom Smith Al Snider Stu & Debbie Sorensen Taylor & Jill Speegle

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Performer $250 - $499 Richard & Jennifer Alexander Michael & Jacque Allen Gary & Jane Anderson Gary, Denise, & Nikki Anderson Wanda L. Anderson

Walton Arts Center OnStage Fall/Winter 2019-20

Gary & Bonnie Martineck

Ms. Kathy Edwards

Paula Maxwell

Rick Eggert & Patrice Stewart

Matthew & Katie McClanahan

James & Betty Ezell

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


Miller & Peggy Ford

Phyllis Kane

Josh Murphree

Spear Family

Joel Freund & Carla Crawley

Marissa & Jonathan Kargas

Sarah S. Myers

Vicki Spranza

Kathleen & Fred Fullerton

Kris & Myndi Keyton

The Nemesi Family

Kathy Sprouse

Annual contributions to

Katherine E. Ganoung

Jacqueline S. King

Mrs. Gina Nida

Charlotte Steele

Walton Arts Center provide

Emma Lee Gordon

John & Sally King

Shelly, Liam & Molly Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Dell

Ruth W. Stock

critical operating support.

Ron & Jann Gorman

Greg & Pam Kiser

Vickie Owens

Bob & Sheila Suvino

Listings are current as of

Donna Graham

George & Vicki Knight

Bret & Stacey Park

Marie & Jerry Swenson

August 1, 2019 and we

Grimsley & Carol Graham

Kathy Knight

Jeff Stripling & Doris Patneau

Michele & Erick Tangness

make every effort to maintain

Christina & David Gray

Dr. Leonard & Shirley Koenen

Mel & Jan Phillips

Jim & Lynette Terrell

accurate records. However,

Dale & Marilyn Green

Timothy Kral & Connie

Rachel Pianalto

Heather Thomas

if we have inadvertently

Carl & Kathy Grimes

Hendrix-Kral

Jerry & Jane Pinson

Richard & Tami Thomas

omitted your name please let

Debbie Hall

Amber & Steve Kramer

Aaron Piotter

Sharon Thomason

us know so we can correct

Ian & Donna Hanson

Darwin & Nancy Jo Krumrey

Richard & Susan Pressler

Howard & Susie Thompson

our error. Every gift, whether

Sandy Hardcastle

Richard & Phyllis Kuehl

Ozark Sales & Marketing

John & Joan Threet

recognized here or not, is

Rick Harvey & Jennifer Travis

Morannaya Kulink

Paul & Vanessa Priestner

Larry & Debbie Tuttle

greatly appreciated. For

Pete & Margo Heinzelmann

Sue & Dennis Lawler

Mary Purselley

Brian, Andrea, Benjamin,

information about joining the

Susie & Jim Henley

Brooks Garner & Linda Leavell

In Honor of Peter Lane

Brayden, & Hailey

Friends of Walton Arts Center

Lynellen Hester

Burnis Leavens

Carolyn J Rodeffer

VanAuken

annual giving program, please

Essa Hicks

Beth Keck & Ken Leonard

Scott & Becky Richards

Charles & Debra Varela

call Rachel Pianalto, Senior

Lisa & Hannah Higgins

Zak & Kim Lowe

Jim & Susan Rieff

Rick & Terri Warren

Development Coordinator,

Gabe & Cady Hollingsworth

John & Jill Mackenzie

Georgia & Bill Ross

Nancy Werbitzky

at 479.571.2784 or visit

Tom & Janice Hollopeter

Jennifer Marvin

Len & Lois Rott

David & Lisa Will

waltonartscenter.org/donate.

Glen & Ann Hopkins

Warren & Kim Massey

Charlie & Shirley Russell

Jackson Williams

James & Angela Hopkins

Kyle & Rachel May

The Schmieding Family

Jo & Merle Williams

David & Shannon Inglis

Michael & Judith McCartan

Lloyd & Dorothy Seaton

Victor & Monica Wilson

Tom & Jean Jacobsen

Lillian & James McConnell

Winifred Shanor

Larry & Eleanor Winter

Jerome & Harriet Jansma

Kurt McCracken

Damon Shaw

Drew Wise

Tom & Cathy January

Debbie & Mason McLoud

Linda Siccardi

Garnett & Julie Wise

Mike & Kim Johnson

Peggy McMenus

Jeanne Silvestri

Bridgette Woodell

Owen Johnson

Bob & Judy McMurtrey

Nina Simmons

Becky & Stacy Wright

Donn & Paula Johnson

Drew & Tessa Miner

John & Jerri Skaggs

Leslie Zanoff

Todd & Courtney Judy

Jack & Martha Mitchell

Amy & Harvey Smith

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 employeesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; gifts to the Friends of Walton Arts Center annual giving program. Bank of America

IBM Corporation

Tyson Foods

Kimberly-Clark Foundation

General Mills Foundation

Synchrony Financial

The Clorox Company Foundation

Coca-Cola

Walmart Foundation

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