Robinson Center Music Hall's principal local tenants -- the Arkansas Symphony, Celebrity Attractions and Ballet Arkansas -- have announced plans to return to Robinson Center Music Hall all or most of the performances they've had to move to the Maumelle Performing Arts Center while Robinson wasn't available.
• The orchestra's third 2016-17 season Masterworks concert (pops concerts were at Pulaski Academy's Connor Performing Arts Center) will kick off the "homecoming" Nov. 19-20, followed by the Dec. 16-18 "Home for the Holidays" pops concerts. Masterworks performances 4-6 will be Jan. 28-29, Feb. 25-26 and April 8-9. Subsequent pops concerts will be Feb. 11-12, March 4-5 and May 13-14.
• Celebrity Attractions has delayed the opening of its 2016-17 Broadway Series to coincide with the reopening of the hall. In addition to The Phantom of the Opera March 8-19 (and yes, the hall's new production facilities make possible the famous chandelier drop), the touring show schedule includes Elf the Musical Dec. 3-4, Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella Jan. 15-17 and Riverdance -- The 20th Anniversary World Tour April 13-16.
• And Ballet Arkansas brings back its annual production of Peter Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker, with the Arkansas Symphony in the new pit, Dec. 9-11.
-- Eric E. Harrison
Style on 06/21/2016
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