During the curtain call, the cast of the musical stood onstage to offer a statement from a card with a Pride flag on it.
This is certainly one of the biggest shows to arrive in Fayetteville in recent memory. Perhaps only “Hamilton” landed in Northwest Arkansas amidst bigger buzz.
The show is a love letter to theater musicals, with several winking nods to the stresses and surprises of showbiz.
The 25th anniversary tour just arrived at the Walton Arts Center, where it runs through Sunday.
Auerbach’s tone was clean, and his slide work never let him down. Carney spent much of the time watching Auerbach – as we all did, honestly – looking for cues about when to pick up or slow down.
There’s a reason the format has always proved popular. And here in Fayetteville, it’s being performed by Broadway talent.
The festival gates open at noon Friday, and the first musical guest scheduled to perform is Honey Collective, formerly of Arkansas but now based in Brooklyn, New York.
I would wager that if you loved the original 1956 Broadway show or the 1964 film that you will love this production.
Taylor spent both sets spanning the American songbook while also diving into genres such as jazz and the blues. His band was up to all tasks.
Through more than 100 works, the collection discusses religion, the southern landscape and our treatment of Black bodies.
May we all find a little of Buffett’s unique brand of zen once in a while and get carried away.
Despite the multiple avenues where someone might have already interacted with the show, Hamilton’s arrival at the Walton Arts Center remains a big deal.
The six-show slate announced by Walton Arts Center officials compiles the most combined Tony victories of any season in the venue’s history.
Despite its ‘Mean Girls’ reputation, it mostly falls on the sweet side of things.
Just like the beloved children’s novel that spawned two full-scale movie versions, the musical adaptation is dark, weird and wild with plenty of onstage magic, some strong acting and interesting visuals.