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By Eric E. Harrison

This article was published October 17, 2013 at 3:01 a.m.

Elsewhere in entertainment and the arts: ‘It’s alive!’

An obsessed scientist brings to life a creature he has rebuilt out of stolen body parts in Frankenstein 1930, adapted by Fred Carmichael from Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley’s Gothic classic, which The Royal Players will stage at 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday and Oct. 25, 27 and 31 (a special Halloween show) and 2 p.m. Sunday and Oct. 27 at the Royal Theater, 111 S. Market St., Benton.

Brian Roberson plays Victor Frankenstein, with Maxx Blanford as the creature. Sponsor is Middlebrooks Electric. Tickets are $10, $8 for adults 60 and older, and $5 for students. Call (501) 315-5483 or visit

Dial M for Murry’s

A callous playboy’s plot to have his wealthy wife murdered for her inheritance goes dramatically awry in Frederick Knott’s 1952 thriller Dial M for Murder, onstage through Nov. 9 at Murry’s Dinner Playhouse, 6323 Colonel Glenn Road, Little Rock.

Dinner’s at 6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Sunday, with shows at 7:45 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 12:45 and 6:45 p.m. Sunday (except Oct. 23, 12:45 p.m. matinee only). Tickets are $31-$35, $23 for children 15 and under, $25 and $15 for children, show only. Call (501) 562-3131 or visit

Radio Hitchcock

Eight actors play the characters in and provide the sound effects for a radio show, Vintage Hitchcock by Joe Landry, incorporating adaptations of Hitchcock’s The Lodger, Sabotage and The Thirty-Nine Steps, in a dinner theater setting, 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Oct. 25-26 and Nov. 1-2; 7 p.m. Oct. 24; and 1:30 p.m. Nov. 3 at Center on the Square, 219 W. Arch St., Searcy.

Dinner (a buffet for the matinee) starts an hour before each curtain. Dinner-show tickets are $29, $24 (plus tax) for senior citizens and students evenings, $27 and $21 for the matinee; $18 for “Dessert Thursday” Oct. 24 (dessert and coffee only). Show-only tickets are $15. Call (501) 368-0111 or visit

Argenta’s Elm Street

The Little Rock Film Festival’s Argenta Film Series will screen the 1984 horror film A Nightmare on Elm Street at 7 p.m. today at the Argenta Community Theater, 405 Main St., North Little Rock. Admission is free courtesy of co-sponsor the William F. Laman Library System; reserve a seat at

Organ concert

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church organist and choirmaster Jason A. Pennington will give an organ concert at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the church, 4106 John F. Kennedy Blvd., North Little Rock. Pennington will play the Prelude and Fugue in g minor by Johannes Brahms; “Mysterium” from Faust for Organ by Petr Eben; Reflections: Three Quiet Pieces by Percy Whitlock; Choral No. 1 in E major by Cesar Franck; the Trio Sonata No. 3 in d minor, BWV 527,by J.S. Bach; and Hommage a Frescobaldi by Jean Langlais. Admission is free. Call (501) 753-4281.

Reach Out, read Seuss

Reach Out and Read Arkansas will hold its third annual “Once Upon a Time” fundraiser, focusing on Dr.Seuss’ Oh, the Places You’ll Go!, 6-9 p.m. today at Pleasant Valley Country Club, 1 Pleasant Valley Drive, Little Rock. Tickets are $50, which includes a full buffet dinner and drinks, a silent auction, and dancing to jazz trumpeter Rodney Block and his band. Visit or call (501) 351-4444.

Bolivian Baroque

East Bolivia Partners of the Americas, with Songs Unlimited and the University of Central Arkansas, will offer a program titled “The Baroque in Bolivia: The Jesuit Mission Story in Music, Words, and Images,” 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the Snow Fine Arts Center Recital Hall, UCA, 201 Donaghey Ave., Conway.

The evening will feature University of Arkansas at Little Rock history faculty member Kristin Mann as storyteller, with short video clips of musical and cultural activities in Jesuit mission towns, music by Arkansas and Bolivian vocal and instrumental musicians and an exhibit of photographs from Jesuit missions.

Admission is free. Call (501) 327-2964 or email

Weekend, Pages 34 on 10/17/2013




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