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story.lead_photo.caption Wynonna Judd & The Big Noise performs Saturday July 13 at TempleLive in Fort Smith and opens East Arkansas Community College's Spotlight Series Aug. 24.

Karen Clark plays the title nanny, practically perfect in ev'ry way, with Michael Klucher as Bert the chimney sweep in Mary Poppins (music and lyrics by Richard M. and Robert B. Sherman with new music and additional lyrics by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, book by Julian Fellowes based on the Disney film), opening Wednesday at Murry's Dinner Playhouse, 6323 Colonel Glenn Road, Little Rock.

Curtain times through Aug. 24 are 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday (12:45 p.m. matinees Wednesdays through July 31), 12:45 and 6:45 p.m. Sunday. Doors and the buffet open 90 minutes before curtain. Tickets are $33-$37, $23 for children 15 and younger; show-only, $25 and $15. Call (501) 562-3131 or visit murrysdp.com.

Wynonna et al.

Wynonna Judd & The Big Noise performs at 8 p.m. Saturday at TempleLive, 200 N. 11th St., Fort Smith. Tickets are $45-$75 in advance, increasing $5 day of show, plus fees and taxes. Doors open at 7. Call (479) 222-6186 or visit templelive.com or ticketmaster.com.

Jazz guitarist Barry Greene performs Monday for Jazz at The Joint at The Joint in North Little Rock's Argenta Arts District. Special to the Democrat-Gazette
Jazz guitarist Barry Greene performs Monday for Jazz at The Joint at The Joint in North Little Rock's Argenta Arts District. Special to the Democrat-Gazette

Jazz at The Joint

Jazz guitarist Barry Greene performs for Jazz at The Joint, 7:30 p.m. Monday at The Joint, 301 Main St., North Little Rock. Ted Ludwig hosts and the Ted Ludwig Trio will join Greene onstage. Tickets are $30. Call (318) 278-9700 or (501) 425-1528; email tedludwigjazz@gmail.com or steve@stevedavison.com; or visit jazzatthejoint.org.

Young The Giant and Fitz and the Tantrums co-headline a Wednesday show at the Walmart AMP in Rogers.
Young The Giant and Fitz and the Tantrums co-headline a Wednesday show at the Walmart AMP in Rogers.

AMP acts

Young The Giant and Fitz and the Tantrums, co-headlining a summer tour with COIN, performs at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Walmart AMP, 5079 W. Northgate Road, Rogers, part of the Cox Concert Series. Tickets are $29.50-$59.50 plus fees. Call (479) 443-5600 or visit amptickets.com.

A Confederate Widow in Hell will be onstage Thursday at Fenix Fayetteville. Special to the Democrat-Gazette/Dan Norman
A Confederate Widow in Hell will be onstage Thursday at Fenix Fayetteville. Special to the Democrat-Gazette/Dan Norman

Widow's wait ends

After a 150-year wait, a widow, in full mourning gown and armed with mementos from her past life, faces the legacy of the American South in A Confederate Widow in Hell, written and performed by Willi Carlisle and Joseph Fletcher, 8 p.m. Thursday at Fenix Fayetteville, 16 W. Center St., Fayetteville.

The performance is in conjunction with the gallery's "Our Universe" festival, in partnership with Walton Art Center's Artosphere Festival. It is the latest production from Northwest Arkansas-based Breaker/Fixer Productions and kicks off a summer tour. Doors open at 7. Tickets are $15 at the door. Funding comes from the Arkansas Arts Council's Arts on Tour program. Call (407) 617-9088 or visit BreakerFixer.com.

Greece, not Grease

The Springdale stage becomes a sunny Greek isle as the Arts Center of the Ozarks, 214 S. Main St., stages Mamma Mia! (based on songs by '70s supergroup ABBA), 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday and July 19-20 and 26-27, 3 p.m. July 14, 21 and 28. Opening-night tickets are $40, $35 for senior citizens, $25 for students; for members, $35 and $15 (includes reception buffet). Tickets for all other performances: $30, $25 senior citizens, $20 for students, with discounts for members. Add to all prices a 10% service fee. Call (479) 751-5441 or visit acozarks.org/mamma-mia.

Also at the center this week, the Arkansas State Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts will hold a reception, 5-8 p.m. Thursday for its 2019 "Arkansas Women to Watch Exhibit Tour: Heavy Metal," on display at the center through July 27. Many of the artists will attend; admission is free.

Royal Players season

The Royal Players open their 2019-20 season with Arthur Miller's The Crucible, Oct. 17-18, 20 and 24-27 at the Royal Theatre, 111 S. Market St., Benton.

The rest of the lineup (all shows at the Royal Theatre):

• Dec. 5-15: Miracle on 34th Street: The Musical (music, lyrics and book by Meredith Willson)

• Feb. 13-23: The Wizard of Oz (music and lyrics by Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg, additional music by Herbert Stothart, adapted by John Kane for the Royal Shakespeare Co. from the 1939 film, based in turn on the 1900 classic by L. Frank Baum)

• April 16-26: Disney's Beauty and the Beast (music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman, additional songs by Menken and Tim Rice, book by Linda Woolverton, adapted from the 1991 Walt Disney animated film)

• June 4-14: Lost in Yonkers by Neil Simon

• Aug. 13-23, 2020: 9 to 5: The Musical (music and lyrics by Dolly Parton, book by Patricia Resnick).

The theater is seeking directors and producers for all six shows. Submit a resume and a synopsis of directorial vision for the show by July 20 via email to theroyalplayers@gmail.com with "director or producer submission/show name" in the subject line.

Forrest City season

Wynonna Judd & The Big Noise will be back in Arkansas to open East Arkansas Community College's 2019-20 Performance Season, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 24 in the EACC Fine Arts Center, 1700 Newcastle Road, Forrest City.

The rest of the Spotlight Series lineup (except as noted, all shows, 7:30 p.m., Fine Arts Center):

• Oct. 26: Larry, Steve, and Rudy: The Gatlin Brothers

• Jan. 18: Rock band Exile

• Feb. 29: The Spinners

• April 4: Air Supply.

Single tickets are $39; season subscription options save up to 20%. Call (870) 633-4480, Extension 352, or visit EACC.edu.

Also on the schedule:

• Dec. 7: "Holiday Feature," Arkansas Symphony Orchestra's Home for the Holidays, 6 p.m. $25, $15 children 12 and younger

• July 26: Special event — The Jumping Jacks and the Beanstalk, joint production of East Arkansas Community College, two professional Chicago-based actors from Compass Creative Dramatics and area children, the culmination of EACC's annual Children's Theater Camp. 6 p.m. $5.

• Feb. 6: Special event — University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Vesper Choir, 12:30 p.m. Free.

• Feb. 13: Special event — Ray Charles & Company: A Tribute, starring Willie Nash, formerly of The Platters. 6:30 p.m. $20.

WAC 10x10

Walton Arts Center's 10x10 Arts Series kicks off at 7 p.m. Oct. 3 with Cuban ensemble Tiempo Libre at the center, 495 W. Dickson St., Fayetteville.

The rest of the lineup (except as noted, all shows at 7 p.m.):

• Oct. 11: Nobuntu, female a cappella quintet from Zimbabwe. 8 p.m.

• Nov. 5: Theatre Re's The Nature of Forgetting

• Jan. 30: Piano Battle (pianists Andreas Kern and Paul Cibis)

• Feb. 6: Ballet Memphis

• Feb. 29: Apollo's Fire: Vivaldi's Four Seasons: Rediscovered. 8 p.m.

• March 5: Socks in the Frying Pan, brothers Shane and Fiachra Hayes and Aodán Coyne from County Clare, Ireland

• April 3: The Real Group, professional a cappella ensemble from Sweden. 7:30 p.m.

• April 21: Abha by Parshwanath Upadhye and Punyah Dance Company

• May 14: Artosphere Festival Orchestra. 8 p.m.

A 10x10 Ambassador Membership is $130 before single tickets go on sale in August. Call (479) 443-5600 or visit waltonartscenter.org/10x10.

Style on 07/07/2019

Print Headline: Mary Poppins floats into Murry's; Wynonna Judd plays Fort Smith

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