Based on the beloved 2003 New Line Cinema hit,
Elf the Musical is “happy enough for families, savvy enough for city kids and plenty smart for adults!” says Variety. Don’t miss this modern-day Christmas classic that’s sure to help you embrace your inner elf!
Christmas With You
with special guest Doug Seegers
Long heralded as one of country music’s brightest stars, the singer/songwriter, record producer, multi-instrumentalist and occasional actor, Clint Black promises to deliver a deep sense of country music history and a performance that’s sure to be a highlight of your holiday season!
The Second City's
Nut-Cracking Holiday Revue
Second City fans, rejoice! This prominent improv group is well known as the training ground for many now-megafamous alumni, including John Belushi, Mike Myers, Bill Murray, Gilda Radner, John Candy, Tina Fey, Steve Carell and Stephen Colbert. Experience the magic (and mayhem!) of the holiday season with The Second City’s
Nut-Cracking Holiday Revue.
The Second City Improv For Actors Workshop
The Second City's Improv for Actors focuses on teaching students scenic improvisation with an emphasis on connection and relationship. This class is perfect for college level improvisers or professional actors who want to use improvisational techniques to support their text work.
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis
Featuring special guest vocalist Cecile McLorin Salvant
Big Band Holidays
Led by internationally acclaimed Wynton Marsalis and featuring 15 of the finest soloist, ensemble players and arrangers in jazz music today, the world-renowned Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra is on a mission to entertain, enrich and expand a global community for jazz. Don’t miss this opportunity to be entertained and inspired!
Mediæval Bæbes will regale with holiday carols sung in ancient languages like Middle English, Medieval French and Cornish. With witty humor and an affinity for castles and cathedrals, these fair maidens bring the medieval holiday season out of the Dark Ages with songs like “We Three Kings” and “Away in a Manger.”
MYTHBUSTERS: Behind The Myths
Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage, hosts of the Emmy® nominated and enormously popular Discovery series "MythBusters," come to the WAC stage for a fantastical night of experiments, audience participation, rocking video and behind-the-scenes stories that prove or disprove urban legends and popular misconceptions.
Moscow Classical Ballet's
Back for its fourth consecutive season, the beloved holiday tradition
The Nutcracker is a must-see for the whole family! Audiences of all ages will be enchanted by the venerable Moscow Classical Ballet’s stunning presentation of Tchaikovsky’s classic Christmas ballet.
The Polar Express
Based on the beloved children’s book, this film will reignite your yuletide spirit, taking you and your family on a magical and imaginative journey to the North Pole, where you’ll meet Santa himself and rediscover the true meaning of Christmas!
Movie Matinee: Cinderella
When Cinderella's cruel stepmother and stepsisters try to prevent her from attending the Royal Ball, she gets some unexpected help from her Fairy Godmother and mice friends, Jaq and Gus. Experience the classic Disney fairy tale just as you remember it and remind yourself that “no matter how your heart is grieving, if you keep on believing, the dream that you wish will come true!”
Based on the Nobel Prize-winning novel, this film covers the years prior to, during, and after the Russian Revolution, as seen through the eyes of poet/physician Yuri Zhivago and follows the story lines of a multitude of characters, whose subplots intertwine. Don’t miss the chance to see this classic film on the silver screen!
An unforgettable Night Out featuring favorite reality TV stars from "Dancing with the Stars," "American Idol" and "So You Think You Can Dance" — ballroom dancing never looked so hot! Stars to be announced!
SLAVA’S SNOWSHOW is a fusion of traditional and contemporary theatrical clowning arts that brilliantly creates a world of wonderment and fantasy, transporting you to a joyous dreamlike world that will leave you literally ankle-deep in snow!
Created and performed by classically trained ballerina Cristiana Casadio and world-class circus artist Stefan Sing, this compelling production encapsulates the struggles of human relationships in a performance that is both beautiful and breathtaking. Imaginative, sensuous and cutting-edge, Tangram questions what it is like to surrender to love and asks us, who is in control?
Named one of the best jazz bands in New York by
Forbes magazine, The Hot Sardines is born of a unique recipe: take hot jazz and sultry standards from the ‘20s, ‘30s and ‘40s, sprinkle in the rich Dixieland sounds of New Orleans, add a dash of wartime Paris flavor and stir in vibrant musical surprises that hold audiences captive. The band’s unforgettably wild live shows have a style and sound distinctly their own.
Spencer Bohren's popular
Down The Dirt Road Blues will once again be presented to students, but this time there's a bonus for the public! You can enjoy a 90-minute concert by this inspiring musician or take a blues guitar workshop in an intimate setting.
Take a musical journey across the life of Elvis Presley during this concert extravaganza that pays homage to the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll.
Elvis Lives features four talented artists who each portray Elvis in one of four eras: the 1950s, the ‘60s, during his movie career, and his final concert years. If you love Elvis, you must see this show!
You won’t want to miss this special performance by the sophisticated and accomplished Clarice Assad – classical and jazz composer, arranger, pianist and vocalist. Singing in Portuguese, French, Italian and English and embracing a wide variety of styles, Assad thrives in exploring her voice as an instrument through a vast array of innovative techniques.
Recount the time-honored legend of King Arthur, Guinevere, Lancelot, and the Knights of the Round Table in an enchanting fable of chivalry, majesty, and brotherhood in this four-time Tony® Award-winning show.
Rhonda Vincent & The Rage
Rhonda Vincent & the Rage is one of the most awarded bands in bluegrass music. Renowned for mastering the progressive chord structures and multi-range, fast paced vocals intrinsic to bluegrass music, it’s no wonder the
Buffalo News says Vincent “is to bluegrass now what Aretha Franklin once was to soul music.”
The Australian Bee Gees Show
The Australian Bee Gees Show will provide nostalgia, a little bit of romance and a lot of dancing for all the disco lovers out there. This multimedia concert experience celebrates over four decades of the infectious music written by the Gibb brothers. “How Deep is Your Love” for this influential trio? If you believe “You Should Be Dancing”, get your tickets today!
The Ugly Duckling
The Tortoise and the Hare
presented by Lightwire Theater
In an age where television, computers and video games reign, Lightwire Theater delivers these classic tales in a visually remarkable way using full-bodied electroluminescent puppetry that the whole family will enjoy! For everyone ages 5 and up.
Superb technique. Emotionally compelling. With stunning athleticism, this company’s 10 dancers seamlessly shift from an explosive and passionate repertoire to moments of intimacy and restraint, delivering an artistic experience that you won’t soon forget!
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
One of the most enduring shows of all time, Tim Rice & Andrew Lloyd Webber’s
JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT is the irresistible family musical about the trials and triumphs of Joseph, his eleven brothers and the coat of many colors.
These four talented entertainers shared the Broadway stage for hundreds of performances of the Tony® Award-winning mega-hit
Jersey Boys before reuniting as The Midtown Men to bring their magic to audiences everywhere, singing all the hits from The Beatles, The Beach Boys, The Jackson Five, The Four Seasons and more!
Cyrus Chestnut Quartet:
Get ready for a musical experience like never before when jazz pianist Cyrus Chestnut and his trio take the stage to deliver their own brand of earthy, freewheeling entertainment. Leveraging his affinity for gospel, Chestnut also enjoys mixing styles and resists being typecast in any one niche and has a reputation for skillful versatility and an ability for blending sounds that are not to be missed.
With decades as a professional speaker and humorist, this former Miss Congeniality in the Miss America Pageant embodies the classic sophisticated Southern woman and, now in her 70s, shows no sign of slowing down. Robertson's sharp, witty humor will leave you laughing so hard your sides will hurt!
Joe Locke Quartet with vocalist Kenny Washington
As a soloist, jazzman Joe Locke is capable of stunning power and broad emotional range. Joining Locke onstage is his piano-bass-drums trio, along with award-winning vocalist Kenny Washington – a jazz virtuoso who thrills audiences with his soulful interpretations and seemingly limitless range. From Locke’s seamless arrangements to his musical storytelling, you’ll love every last number!
presented by Theater Terra
Theater Terra presents this charming stage adaption of Eric Hill’s beloved children’s book, "Spot." Together with that lovable dog, preschoolers and their parents will embark on an entertaining and educational adventure. Can everybody recognize the sounds of the animals to help Spot bring them home? For everyone ages 2 and up.
Praised by the
New Yorker for its “exhilarating blend of precision and anarchy, rigor and bedlam,” So Percussion’s adventurous spirit has redefined the modern percussion ensemble, as they explore unusual instruments like the amplified cactus, bowed marimba, aluminum pipes and the German glockenspiel.
Wendy Whelan’s elegant movement and intelligent approach to performing is legendary and this has never been more vivid than in her new project,
Restless Creature. Whelan collaborates with four young and prodigious choreographers, their unique styles stretching Whelan’s artistry in unexpected ways as she adapts to each distinct vision while maintaining her own glowing individuality.
An Evening with David Sedaris
Join us for an evening of conversation and masterful satire as NPR humorist and
The New York Times bestselling author David Sedaris shares top-of-mind reflections from his collection of oft-snarky and sarcastic personal essays that slice through cultural euphemisms and political correctness. Sedaris is one of the most observant writers of the human condition today – and bar none, the funniest.
Winner of the “Best New Artist” Grammy Award in 1991 for his soulful ballad “Walking in Memphis,”
folk-rock singer/songwriter Marc Cohn has the unique ability to combine the precision of a brilliant tunesmith with the passion of a great soul man. Cohn's distinctive voice and nuanced delivery will resonate with you long after the show is over.
Winner of eight 2012 Tony® Awards including Best Musical,
ONCE is a truly original Broadway experience, featuring an impressive ensemble of actor/musicians who play their own instruments onstage. It’s an unforgettable story about going for your dreams and the power of music to connect us all.
presented by Cirque Alfonse
Taking inspiration from the woods surrounding their own real-life family farm, Cirque Alfonse’s talented tumblers and musicians take the audience on a wild ride of gravity-defying acrobatics and thrilling tricks with metal saws and axes, set in the world of loggers and traditional Canadian farm life.
The Gruffalo's Child
presented by Tall Stories
The Gruffalo’s Child begins with a warning: no Gruffalo should ever set foot alone in the deep, dark woods. But one wild and windy night, the Gruffalo’s daughter tiptoes out into the snow – after all, the Big Bad Mouse doesn’t really exist. Or, does he? For everyone ages 4 and up.
Over Kathleen Madigan’s 25-year career, she’s gone from one-nighters to theater gigs to headlining Vegas and once even packing in 300 nights on the road in a single year. Here for one night only, the award-winning Madigan will deliver hilarious highlights from her 2013 stand-up special,
Art of Wine: Winemaker's Dinner
Dine and mingle on the same stage where Broadway stars and entertainment legends have performed. Enjoy an exclusive evening with a five-course meal with an array of outstanding wines.
This evening also features on of the most unique silent auctions in the region. Bid on art, wine and special items.
Part of the 15th Annual Art of Wine Festival, June 11-13, 2015.
Friday night at Art of Wine is the party of the summer!
Part of the 15th Annual Art of Wine Festival
Art of Wine: Premier Tasting
Part of the 15th Annual Art of Wine Festival, The Premier Tasting is a grand opportunity for discerning wine enthusiasts and connoisseurs.
Artosphere Festival Orchestra 10X10 Concert
Led by internationally acclaimed Maestro Corrado Rovaris, the 2015 Artosphere Festival Orchestra features premier musicians from major symphonies, prestigious ensembles and distinguished music programs around the world. Now in its fifth year, the orchestra returns to create beautiful music in beautiful settings all around Northwest Arkansas! The 10x10 concert has become a staple of this project with each year’s performance becoming more outstanding and unforgettable.