Broadway returns to Walton Arts Center on Jan. 16

Tracy Stark (left) and Bret Shuford

Walton Arts Center will host Broadway’s Bret Shuford for Charming: A Tale of an American Prince at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 16.

Tickets are $15 plus fees and go on sale 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 18 at or by calling 479-443-5600.

With musical direction by Tracy Stark and direction by Lennie Watts, the solo cabaret show written by Shuford and Watts tells the tale of one prince’s trek from the faraway kingdom of Texas to a castle in The East Village.

From the WAC:

Shuford’s quest is highlighted by the music of Sondheim, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Prince and more, with a little Disney magic thrown in for good measure. Friendship bracelets, giants and perhaps even a furry woodland creature help guide this prince along the way as he searches for life, liberty and happily ever after.

Shuford’s Broadway credits include Wicked, Cirque Du Soleil’s Paramour, Amazing Grace, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Beauty and the Beast and The Little Mermaid. He has also performed on Law and Order SVU, Alpha House, The Wolf of Wall Street, and other television and film projects.

The WAC performance will be in Baum Walker Hall to allow for a minimum of four empty seats between parties and every other row will remain empty, according to a news release. The empty rows, with select seats removed, will also serve as walkways to seats located in the center of the theater, reducing contact between patrons. Masks will be required and social distancing will be enforced. For a complete list of health and safety precautions that will be in place for this and future performances at Walton Arts Center visit