Walton Arts Center opens Create-Your-Own subscription packages while announcing new acts, including Jay Leno

Canadian circus troupe Cirque Eloize performs “Saloon,” which brings the Wild West to life through acrobatic feats.


The Walton Arts Center has rolled out its next season subscription package, and in doing so, the Fayetteville-based arts organization has revealed several new shows coming to the area. Among the new names are comedian Jay Leno; The Illusionists, a show that recently enjoyed a Broadway run and features seven illusionists showing off their craft; and a 60th anniversary tour of the Monterey Jazz Festival.

The Create-Your-Own subscription package allows Walton Arts Center patrons to choose a block of shows from several different genres, such as the Broadway series, the American Music Series and the Night Out Series. It follows the announcement of the WAC’s 2018-19 Broadway Series, which was unveiled in March.

Create-Your-Own Season tickets are available by calling 443-5600 or via waltonartscenter.org.

In exchange for locking in a block of seats, Create-Your-Own subscribers get first access to the newly announced shows before single-session tickets in early August. Discounts range from $2 per ticket for a 3-show block, $3 per ticket for a 5-show package and $5 per ticket for seven-show blocks. Not all shows are eligible for the discounted pricing, but all count toward the creation of a package.

The available shows include options from several series that were just announced. The Kimberly-Clark Family Fun Series features holiday shows such as “The Nutcracker”; “The Snowman,” a symphonic family-friendly show from SoNA; and local children’s theater group Trike Theatre’s take on the classic “Peter Pan.”

The Coca Cola Night Out series features The Illusionists, the return of the tribute concert “One Night of Queen” and an appearance by British a capella ensemble The King’s Singers. Also among the Night Out shows is a performance by the Canadian circus troupe Cirque Eloize called “Saloon,” which brings the Wild West to life through acrobatic feats.

Also available to Create-Your-Own subscribers is the LOL @ WAC series, which includes the appearance by Leno. The longtime late-night show host and media personality comes to Fayetteville on March 30, 2019. Other comedy shows recently announced are the Off-Broadway show “Dixie’s Tupperware Party” and a showing of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” on Halloween night.

Individual tickets to these events go on sale Aug. 5.

The Walton Art Center’s 2017-18 season of events continues and is wrapping up with the Artsophere Festival, which takes place in multiple locations throughout Northwest Arkansas.

Walton Art Center 2018-19 Season


Jersey Boys — Oct. 5-7
School of Rock — Oct. 23-28
On Your Feet! — Dec. 4-9
Falsettos — Feb. 8-9, 2019
A Bronx Tale — Feb. 26-March 3, 2019
Waitress — April 9-14, 2019
CATS — May 28-June 2, 2019
Les Misérables — June 18-23, 2019


Mwenso & The Shakes — Sept. 14
Jessica Lang Dance — Sept. 20
Ragamala Dance Company’s Written in Water — Oct. 14
The Story of Everything, Kealoha, Slam Poet — Nov. 1
Hot Club of San Francisco’s Cinema Vivant — Jan. 10, 2019
Michael Andrew: Sinatra and the American Songbook — Feb. 23, 2019
Aquila Theatre Company’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream — March 16, 2019
The Edge Effect — April 5, 2019
6-WIRE — May 9, 2019
Artosphere Festival Orchestra 10×10 Concert — June 26, 2019


Trike Theater’s Peter Pan — Nov. 2-3 & 9-10
Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s The Nutcracker — Nov. 23-25
The Snowman: A Family Concert presented by Walton Arts Center and Symphony of Northwest Arkansas (SoNA) — Dec. 16
Air Play — March 8, 2019
Terrapin Puppet Theatre’s You and Me and the Space Between — March 28, 2019


THE ILLUSIONISTS – Live From Broadway™ — Oct. 17-18
The King’s Singers — Dec. 11
Dorrance Dance — Feb. 12, 2019
Cirque Éloize Saloon — Feb. 19, 2019
One Night of Queen — March 14, 2019


Take Me to the River: Live! — Oct. 21
Mission Temple Fireworks Revival featuring Paul Thorn & Band, Blind Boys of Alabama and The McCrary Sisters — Nov. 17
Monterey Jazz Festival 60th Anniversary Tour — March 31, 2019


Clarie Parsons’ And Then… — Nov. 8
Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Other Eric Carle Favorites — Jan. 13, 2019
Trike Theatre’s Go, Dog, Go! — Jan. 19 & 25-26, 2019
Tall Stories’ Emily Brown and the Thing — May 10, 2019


The Rocky Horror Picture Show — Oct. 31
Dixie’s Tupperware Party — Feb. 19-24, 2019
Jay Leno — March 30, 2019


An Evening with the Zukerman Trio — Sept. 21
Janoska Ensemble — March 29, 2019


VoiceJam Competition — April 6, 2019
Artosphere Festival Orchestra Finale Concert — June 29, 2019