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story.lead_photo.caption The Priests — (from left) Father Eugene O’Hagan, Father David Delargy and Father Martin O’Hagan — perform Tuesday at Saint Mark’s Episcopal Church in Little Rock.

Northern Irish vocal trio The Priests -- Father Eugene O'Hagan; his brother, Father Martin O'Hagan; and Father David Delargy -- perform with soprano Christine Westhoff and members of the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra at 7.30 p.m. Tuesday at Saint Mark's Episcopal Church, 1000 N. Mississippi St., Little Rock. Tickets are $40. Call (501) 225-4203 or visit the website,

Pemberley Christmas

Two years after the conclusion of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, a Christmastime family gathering at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Darcy finally gives Mary, the Bennets' bookish middle child, her day in Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley by Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon. TheatreSquared's production opens at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Walton Arts Center's Nadine Baum Studios, 505 W. Spring St., Fayetteville; performances are at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday through Dec. 30. Tickets are $17-$54; $5 for SNAP benefit recipients and $10 for patrons under 30, through the theater's Lights Up! For Access program, supported by the Walmart Foundation. Call (479) 443-5600 or visit; for more information, call (479) 445-6333.

Bassist et al.

Grammy-winning bassist John Patitucci and his electric guitar quartet -- Adam Rogers and Steve Cardenas, guitar, with Brian Blade on drums -- perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Fayetteville's Walton Arts Center, 495 W. Dickson St. Tickets are $30-$50 plus fees. Call (479) 443-5600 or visit

King and I on screen

The King and I: From the Palladium, the Lincoln Center Theater production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's The King and I, starring Kelli O'Hara as Anna Leonowens and Ken Watanabe as the King of Siam, filmed on the stage of the London Palladium, hits big screens -- including the Breckenridge Village 12 in Little Rock, the McCain Mall 12 in North Little Rock and the Malco Razorback Cinema in Fayetteville -- at 7 p.m. Thursday and Dec. 4. Ticket information is available online at

Bluegrass Monday

Bluegrass band High Fidelity -- Kurt Stephenson, banjo and vocals; Corrina Rose Logston, fiddle and vocals; Jeremy Stephens, guitar and vocals; and Vickie Vaughn, bass and vocals -- performs at 7 p.m. Monday at the Collins Theatre, 120 W. Emerson St., Paragould, part of Jonesboro public radio station KASU-FM's Bluegrass Monday series. The station will "pass the hat" to pay the group; suggested donation is $5 per person. Doors open at 6. Call (870) 972-2367, email or visit the Bluegrass Monday Facebook page.

Snow White on tour

The Arkansas Arts Center Children's Theatre on Tour production of Snow White by Keith Smith will be onstage at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in Hempstead Hall, University of Arkansas at Hope, 2500 S. Main St. The Southwest Arkansas Arts Council is the co-presenter. Tickets are $15, $6 for students. Call (870) 722-8565 or visit

Springdale seasonals

The Arts Center of the Ozarks, 214 S. Main St., Springdale, stages A Charlie Brown Christmas, 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 3 p.m. Dec. 2. Tickets are $15 (plus fees), $10 for students.

Also at the Springdale center this week:

• Breakfast with Santa, 8:30, 9:15 and 10 a.m. Saturday, including breakfast served by "Santa's Elves," gingerbread-cookie decorating, making reindeer food and creating Christmas ornaments. Each child gets a picture taken with Santa that parents can download and print. Tickets are $10 (plus fees), $15 for children.

Call (479) 751-5441 or visit

Fort Smith concert

The University of Arkansas at Fort Smith's Chorale, Women's Chorus, Jazz Catz, Opera and Musical Theatre Workshop, Jazz Band, Brass Ensemble and Symphonic Band team up for a Season's Greetings Concert, 7 p.m. Thursday at the ArcBest Corp. Performing Arts Center, Fort Smith Convention Center, 55 S. Seventh St., Fort Smith. Admission is by free ticket. Call (479) 788-7300 or visit

'Capitol Event'

Saturday's Arkansas Chamber Singers' ninth annual "A Capitol Event Dinner & Silent Auction" includes a cash bar at 5:30 p.m. and dinner at 6:30 at the Little Rock Club, atop the Regions Financial Center, 400 W. Capitol Ave., Little Rock. The B-Flats Band will perform and the club will be a good place to watch the post-Big Jingle Jubilee fireworks over the state Capitol. Tickets are $125. Call (501) 377-1121 or visit

Candlelight service

Hendrix College's 2018 Candlelight Carol Services will include the world premieres of "On Christmas Night All Christians Sing" by Charles West, winner of this year's Candlelight Carol Competition, and "Love Came Down at Christmas" by the college's organist, Timothy Allen, 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 4 p.m. Dec. 2 in Greene Chapel at Hendrix, 1600 Washington Ave., Conway. Admission is free; reservations are required -- call (501) 450-1495 or visit The service will also tour, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 13 at First United Methodist Church of Bentonville, 201 N.W. Second St., Bentonville, and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 14 at Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church, 4823 Woodlawn Drive, Little Rock.

Equity, etc. auditions

Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre and the Arkansas Repertory Theatre will jointly hold general Equity auditions for their 2019 seasons, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Dec. 3 and 5 at the Rep Annex, 518 Main St., Little Rock.

Prepare two very brief monologues to be considered for a Shakespeare production or a monologue and a very brief song if you also want to be considered for the musical; provide sheet music in the appropriate key for the accompanist. Email a head shot and resume to; they'll fill all available Dec. 3 slots before making Dec. 5 appointments. Casting will be for a variety of ages and ethnicities.

The Shakespeare Theatre will stage William Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors and Macbeth and Frank Loesser's musical Guys and Dolls in repertory, June 7-July 7, at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway, plus a "family" reduced-length production of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet that will also tour the state. Rehearsals begin May 14. All acting positions are paid. Housing will be provided for actors coming from outside central Arkansas. Call (501) 852-0702.

Adult non-Equity actors can audition for the Shakespeare Theatre by appointment, 1-7 p.m. Dec. 16 at Reynolds Performance Hall, UCA, 201 Donaghey Ave., Conway. Prepare two contrasting monologues (at least one of which should be from Shakespeare) or one Shakespeare monologue and 32 bars of a song to be considered for the musical; provide sheet music in the appropriate key. Total audition time should be no more than 3 minutes. Auditions for actors younger than 18 will take place Jan. 7; more information is available online at Non-Equity actors are eligible to join and earn points in the Equity Membership Candidate program.

The Rep is seeking actors for principal roles for the Kander and Ebb musical Chicago, Feb. 19-March 24; Native Gardens by Karen Zacarias, April 16-May 5; Million Dollar Quartet, Sept. 3-Oct. 6; and a radio-play version of It's a Wonderful Life on Dec. 3-22, 2019. Appointments are for Equity actors only but non-Equity actors may show up on audition day and try out if time permits.

Little Rock auditions for Chicago will take place by appointment Dec. 8 at the Rep Annex. A list of available roles, descriptions, requirements and audition times is available at at To register for an appointment, email casting director Peter Mensky, at -- put in the subject line "Chicago Local Appointment" and include the role(s) for which you wish to audition.

Grammy-winning bassist John Patitucci and his electric guitar quartet perform Saturday at Fayetteville’s Walton Arts Center.
Madi Watwins (from left) as Lydia, Guadalupe Campos as Jane, Tyler Meredith as Mary and Katie Gonzalez as Elizabeth play the Bennet Sisters in TheatreSquared’s production of Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley.

Style on 11/25/2018

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