Saint Louis Brass -- Allan Dean and Mikio Sasaki, trumpets; Jeff Nelsen, horn; Melvyn Jernigan, trombone; and Daniel Perantoni, tuba -- performs at 7 p.m. Monday in the Administration Auditorium, Harding University, 915 E. Market Ave., Searcy, part of the university's 2016-2017 Arts and Life Concert Series.
The program: "Volta" and three movements from Praetorius Dance Suite No. 2, music by Michael Praetorius arranged by Dean; Four Times Five by Joshua Hobbs; Animal Ditties No. 8 for Brass Quintet by Anthony Plog, based on Ogden Nash poems; Saint Louis Blues by W.C. Handy; Libertango by Astor Piazzolla; Divertimento for Neglected (?) Musical (?) Instruments by Wayne Scott; and A Tribute to Pops, arranged by Joey Sellers.
Tickets are $3 in advance, $5 at the door. Call (501) 279-4343 or visit harding.edu/concertseries.
Rep open house
The Arkansas Repertory Theatre, Sixth and Main streets, Little Rock, will hold a community open house, 4-6 p.m. Monday. Staff-led tours, leaving from the lobby every half hour, will let guests meet the theater's creative team (lighting, sound, designing and costumes and prop building) and provide a glimpse of backstage areas (rehearsal halls, dressing rooms, costume shop, props shop, orchestra room, etc.). Guests can also welcome new Producing Artistic Director John Miller-Stephany. Music and "complimentary treats" will be available. Admission is free. Visit TheRep.org.
University of Arkansas at Little Rock music faculty members and friends -- Kyung-Eun Na, piano; Susan Antonetti and Diane McVinney, flute; Lyle Wong and Beth Hendrix, clarinet; Andy Wen, alto saxophone; Rosella Ewing, mezzo-soprano; Ferris Allen, baritone; Meredith Maddox-Hicks and Katherine Williamson, violin; Tze-Ying Wu, viola; Ethan Young, cello; and Alisa Coffey, harp -- will offer a chamber-music program titled "Un Frisson Francais" ("A French Thrill"), 7 p.m. Monday in the Stella Boyle Smith Performance Hall, Fine Arts Building, UALR, 2801 S. University Ave., Little Rock.
The program: Introduction and Allegro for harp, flute, clarinet and string quartet, and Trois Poemes de Stephane Mallarme for mezzo-soprano, piccolo, flute, clarinet, bass clarinet, string quartet and piano (conducted by Geoffrey Robson) by Maurice Ravel; Epitaphe de Jean Harlow (romance for flute, alto saxophone and piano), op.164, by Charles Koechlin; Psyche for baritone, flute, violin, cello and harp by Manuel De Falla; and Quintette for harp, flute, violin, viola and cello by Jean Cras. Admission is free. Call (501) 569-3294 or visit ualr.edu/music.
Barefoot in Springdale
Post-honeymoon personality conflicts -- especially after her mother (Terry Vaughan) shows up for a visit -- make life in their new apartment difficult for newlyweds, strait-laced Paul Bratter (Ty Volz) and flower-child Corie (Sydney Grutz), in Neil Simon's comedy Barefoot in the Park, 7:30 p.m. Friday and Nov. 18-19 and 3 p.m. Nov. 13 at the Arts Center of the Ozarks, 214 S. Main St., Springdale. Tickets are $15. Call (479) 751-5441 or visit tacozarks.org/performances-tickets.
Dia De Los Muertos
The Springdale center and Latin Arts Organization of Arkansas will co-host a Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration, 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Wednesday. A 7 p.m. performance by Ballet Folklorico Catrinas caps off the event, which includes a Galeria Altar Exhibition of Day of the Dead altars and daylong service of traditional treats Pan de Muerto ("dead bread") and Champurarrdo (a drink, similar to hot chocolate). Admission is free. Visit acozarks.org or latinartarkansas.org.
• The Studio Theatre. 320 W. Seventh St., Little Rock, will hold auditions, by appointment only, noon-5 p.m. Saturday and 6-10 p.m. Nov. 13 for Bonnie & Clyde -- The Musical (music by Frank Wildhorn, lyrics by Don Black, book by Ivan Menchell). Auditioners should prepare 32 measures of a song in the style of the show and provide sheet music for the accompanist. The audition will also include a check of vocal range and in some cases readings of selected "sides" from the show. Take a head shot and resume, if you have them. A complete list of available roles, character descriptions and vocal ranges is available at the Facebook page, tinyurl.com/studioaud. The director is Hannah M. Sawyer; music director is Bob Bidewell. Production dates are Feb. 9-12 and 16-19. Make appointments by email: firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, call (501) 374-2615.
• Arkansas Festival Ballet will hold auditions for male and female dancers age 7 and older for its spring full-length, storybook ballet The Adventures of Alice in Wonderland on Saturday at the Festival Ballet/Arkansas Academy of Dance Studio, Breckenridge Village, Interstate 430 and North Rodney Parham Road, Little Rock. The schedule: 9-10 a.m., dancers age 7-10, with a minimum of two years of classical ballet training, registration at 8:30; 1:15-2:15 p.m., dancers 11 and older with a minimum of five years of classical ballet training, registration at 12:45. There is a $30 audition fee (payable by cash, check, debit or credit card). Registration information is available at arkansasdance.org. Performance dates are May 18-21. Call (501) 227-5320 or email email@example.com.
Smith, Grant cancel
The "Christmas With Michael W. Smith & Amy Grant" show, 7 p.m. Nov. 25 at North Little Rock's Verizon Arena, has been canceled without further explanation. Ticket refunds are available at point of purchase, including the Verizon Arena box office and Ticketmaster outlets. Call (800) 745-3000 or visit ticketmaster.com.
Style on 11/06/2016
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