Happenings in Arkansas leisure, occasions and the humanities:
THEATER: ‘Officer & Gentleman’
A touring firm brings the brand new musical “An Officer and a Gentleman,” based mostly on the movie and unique screenplay by Douglas Day Stewart, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday to Reynolds Efficiency Corridor on the College of Central Arkansas, 201 Donaghey Ave., Conway.
The e-book is by Dick Scanlan; the musical rating consists of Eighties hits by Rick Springfield, Styx, Debbie Gibson, Richard Marx, Wilson Phillips and Pat Benatar, with Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes’ Grammy and Oscar-winner “Up The place We Belong.”
The present incorporates grownup language and material. Tickets are $30-$40, $10 for college kids, with reductions for senior residents and UCA school, workers, college students and alumni. Name (501) 450-3265 or (866) 810-0012 or go to uca.edu/Reynolds.
You do not want a Golden Ticket — only a common one — to see “Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Manufacturing facility” (with songs by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley for the movie “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Manufacturing facility”; music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Shaiman and Scott Wittman, e-book by David Grieg), onstage at 7 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, 1:30 and seven p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and eight p.m. Saturday and a pair of p.m. Dec. 5 at Fayetteville’s Walton Arts Heart, 495 W. Dickson St.
Tickets are $41-$107 plus charges. Name (479) 443-5600 go to waltonartscenter.org.
Patrons can get reserved parking for $5 once they buy their present tickets.
For a show-themed cocktail class earlier than the Friday efficiency, a mixologist will information contributors by means of making and having fun with two drinks paired with appetizers. Tickets are $35 plus charges. Contributors have to be 21 or older.
MUSIC: Percussion ensembles
The College of Arkansas at Little Rock Percussion Ensemble and the Trojan Metal Band carry out at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday within the Stella Boyle Smith Live performance Corridor, Nice Arts Constructing, UALR, 2801 S. College Ave., Little Rock.
The Percussion Ensemble program consists of “Taxidermy” by Caroline Shaw (for vibraphone, marimba and 12 clay flower pots); “RE: Catastrophe” for 5 drums by Susan Powell; “Desert Dawn” by Alex Stopa, for keyboard percussion trio; and “2+1” by Ivan Trevino, a shared-marimba duet.
The Trojan Metal Band will carry out two soca tunes (“Pyxis” by CJ Menge and “Coconut Bay” by Aaron G. Railey), “Thriller” by Michael Jackson and “Below the Sea” from “The Little Mermaid” by Alan Menkin.
Admission is free. Name (501) 569-3294.
The Arkansas State College music division presents “Into the Opera Woods with Hansel and Gretel” at 5 p.m. Tuesday in Riceland Corridor, ASU’s Fowler Heart, 201 Olympic Drive, Jonesboro. It samples scenes from outstanding operas, together with Engelbert Humperdinck’s “Hansel and Gretel,” Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “Cosi fan tutte,”https://www.arkansasonline.com/information/2021/nov/28/uca-hosts-touring-military-musical/”The Magic Flute” and “The Marriage of Figaro,” Giacomo Puccini’s “La Boheme” and Georges Bizet’s “The Pearl Fishers.” Tickets are $5, free for college kids and school with campus ID. Name (870) 972-2094.
ETC.: ‘Patriotic Christmas’
“A Patriotic Christmas,” a particular guided tour by means of the Rogers Historic Museum’s historic 1895 Hawkins Home, 322 S. Second St., Rogers, utilizing objects from the museum assortment to discover shows of patriotism in the course of the Christmas season, kicks off with the museum’s annual Vacation Open Home, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday on the museum, 313 S. Second St. Guests could make a enjoyable patriotic decoration and write and mail a letter to Santa, who is predicted to make an look. The excursions will proceed by means of Dec. 31. Admission is free. Name (479) 621-1154 or go to rogershistoricalmuseum.org.