Elsewhere in entertainment and the arts:
'Godzilla Eats Vegas!'
The Little Rock Wind Symphony will endeavor to keep a monster from devouring Sin City in "Godzilla Eats Las Vegas!," 7:30 p.m. today, Second Presbyterian Church, 600 Pleasant Valley Drive, Little Rock. "The players are called upon to scream in terror, dress like Elvises (Elvi), and play in about 30 different styles, from mambo to cheesy lounge music," composer Eric Whitacre explains; the audience is in on the "script." Israel Getzov conducts. Tickets are $10, $8 for senior citizens, free for students. Call (501) 666-0777, email email@example.com or visit lrwindsymphony.org.
'One word: Plastics!'
The Studio Theatre, 320 W. Seventh St., Little Rock, will stage The Graduate, adapted by Terry Johnson from the 1967 film starring Dustin Hoffman, Anne Bancroft and Katharine Ross, 7:30 p.m. today-Saturday and April 27-29 and 2:30 p.m. Sunday and April 30. Tickets are $20, $15 for senior citizens (65+), military and students. The producers are rating the production PG-13. Call (501) 374-2615 or visit eventbrite.com.
Guitarist Konarak Reddy will blend Western harmonic and Indian melodic concepts at 7:30 p.m. today at The Joint, 301 Main St., North Little Rock's Argenta Arts District, part of the Argenta Arts Acoustic Music Series. Tickets are $25. Call (501) 425-1528 or visit argentaartsacousticmusic.com or centralarkansastickets.com.
University of Arkansas-Pulaski Technical College, in partnership with the Arkansas Educational Television Network, will host a screening of the documentary American Masters -- Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise, 9:30 a.m. and 12:15, 3 and 6 p.m. today in the Center for Humanities and Arts Theater, main campus, 3000 W. Scenic Drive, North Little Rock. The documentary, which chronicles Angelou's life and career through never-before-seen footage, rare archival photographs and videos and her own words, premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival and aired Feb. 21 on PBS. Admission is free. Call (501) 812-2324.
Clarinetist in residence
Classical and jazz clarinetist Eddie Daniels, in residence at the University of Central Arkansas, will give a concert featuring UCA's Dixieland Band and Jazz Ensembles 7:30 p.m. today in Reynolds Performance Hall, UCA, 201 Donaghey Ave., Conway. Tickets are $10, free for UCA students, faculty and staff with UCA ID. Call (501) 450-3265 or (866) 810-0012 or visit uca.edu/reynolds.
Tom Sawyer musical
The Royal Players will stage The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, the Broadway Musical (music and lyrics by Don Schlitz, book by Ken Ludwig, based on the Mark Twain classic), 7 p.m. today-Saturday and April 27-29 and 2 p.m. Sunday and April 30 at the Royal Theatre, 111 S. Market St., Benton. Tickets are $12, $10 for military and senior citizens 60 and older, $5 for children age 3-college with a school ID. Call (501) 315-5483 or visit theroyalplayers.ticketleap.com.
Pianist Scott Carrell, a faculty member at Harding University in Searcy, will give a recital titled "The Magic of the Piano," 7 p.m. today at Hempstead Hall, University of Arkansas at Hope, 2500 S, Main St., Hope, part of the Southwest Arkansas Arts Council Performance Art Series. Carrell's program includes Weeping Willow by Scott Joplin; Kitten on the Keys by Zez Confrey; "Ain't Misbehavin'" by Thomas Wright "Fats" Waller; and classical pieces by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Frederic Chopin, Noel Gallon, Maurice Ravel and Franz Liszt. Admission is $15, $8 for students. Call (870) 722-8565 or visit hempsteadhall.com.
Fiddler on OBU Roof
Ouachita Baptist University's School of Fine Arts will stage Fiddler on the Roof (music by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, book by Joseph Stein, based on stories by Sholem Aleichem), 7:30 p.m. today-Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday in OBU's Jones Performing Arts Center, 409 Ouachita St., Arkadelphia. Tickets are $12. Call (870) 245-5555, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit obu.edu/boxoffice.
The Central Arkansas Library System will screen the 1930 Oscar-winner All Quiet on the Western Front, 6:30 p.m. Saturday at at the Ron Robinson Theater, 100 Rock St., Little Rock, as part of the library's Fiction & Fact: A War Dialogue With Veterans series, marking the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into World War I. Admission is free. Visit cals.org.
The Conway Symphony Orchestra will end the season with a concert titled "Unfinished Business," 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Reynolds Performance Hall, University of Central Arkansas, 201 Donaghey Ave., Conway. The program will include the world premiere of Stall(ed) by Ryan Key, winner of the Conway Composer's Guild McBeth Competition, which the orchestra commissioned; the two-movement Symphony No. 8, "Unfinished," by Franz Schubert (including the 20 measures of the uncompleted third movement); and the Clarinet Concerto by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, with Arkansas Symphony principal clarinet Kelly Johnson. Israel Getzov conducts. Tickets are $20-$38, $5 for children or students. Call (501) 450-3265 or visit tickets.uca.edu.
The River Valley Arts Center, 1001 E. B St., Russellville, and the Russellville Parks and Recreation Department are teaming up for pARTy in the Park, an arts, crafts, music, and dance festival, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at the arts center and the nearby Russellville City Park and Hughes Center. A dog contest will help cast the role of "Sandy" in a forthcoming production of Annie. Call (479) 968-2452 or visit rivervalleyartscenter.org.
'In the Spirit 2'
The River City Men's Chorus closes its season with "In the Spirit 2," 3 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Monday and April 27 at Second Presbyterian Church, 600 Pleasant Valley Drive, Little Rock. David Glaze's program includes spiritual music by Dan Davison, Houston Bright, Ola Gjeilo, Craig Courtney, Dan Forrest, Z. Randall Stroope, John Rutter, Mark Hayes, Aaron Copland, and Moses Hogan. Admission is free. Call (501) 377-1080 or visit rivercitymenschorus.com.
The Delta Cultural Center will offer "Reflection and Reconciliation: The Elaine Massacre," an examination of the 1919 deaths of an estimated 200 black people and five white ones in a so-called race riot, 2 p.m. Sunday at Beth El Heritage Hall, 406 Pecan St. at Perry Street, Helena-West Helena. J. Chester Johnson and Sheila Walker, descendants of people involved on both sides of the massacre, will share stories and history of their respective families and their journey of reconciliation. A reception will follow. Admission is free. Call (870) 338-4350 or (800) 358-0972 or visit deltaculturalcenter.com.
Murry's Dinner Playhouse, 6323 Colonel Glenn Road, Little Rock, will hold open auditions for adults and children 5 and older, 6:30 p.m. Monday for the second half of its 2017 season, including the musical The Wizard of Oz. Prepare a family-appropriate comedic monologue and 16 bars -- chorus and verse -- of a song (and provide sheet music for the accompanist). There will be a short dance call for children at the end -- wear appropriate shoes -- and you'll need tap shoes if you're auditioning for the Tin Man. Provide a head shot and resume if you have one. Directors may also request cold readings from scripts. A complete schedule of shows is available at murrysdp.com. Call (501) 562-3131.
Weekend on 04/20/2017
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