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‘Inherit’ … ‘Our City’
The Arkansas Public Theatre will stage American classics “Inherit the Wind” by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee and “Our City” by Thornton Wilder in repertory, with the identical solid of 20-plus actors, today-Sunday, July 29-Aug. 1 and Aug. 5-8 on the Victory Theater, 116 S. Second St., Rogers.
“Our City,” depicting the day by day lives of two neighboring New England households, shall be on stage at 8 p.m. immediately, Saturday and July 30 and Aug. 5 and seven, and a couple of p.m. Aug. 1.
“Inherit the Wind,” pitting two authorized giants within the test-case trial over the instructing of evolution in a Tennessee public faculty, shall be on stage 8 p.m. Friday, July 29, 31 and Aug. 6, and a couple of p.m. Sunday and Aug. 8.
Doorways and concessions open an hour earlier than curtain. Predominant-floor cabaret seats are $30; balcony tickets are $20, $10 for college students. Name (479) 631-8988 or go to arkansaspublictheatre.org.
Summer season on Sq.
Summer season on the Sq., Saturday on the El Dorado courthouse sq., options one other Grill Wars competitors, this month specializing in road tacos, salsa and margaritas. Prepare dinner check-in and setup begins at 8 a.m. on the intersection of Elm and Jefferson streets. Entry charges are $25 for tacos, $15 for salsa and $15 for margaritas. Vote for “folks’s selection” 4-5 p.m. by shopping for three tacos from any of the collaborating rivals for $10. First, second and third-place payouts: tacos, $250, $125 and $75; salsa and margaritas, every $150, $75 and $25. To register, name (870) 862-4747 or go to mainstreeteldorado.org.
The lineup for the daylong pageant additionally contains the Cruise Night time Basic Automotive Present, “Showdown at Sundown,” distributors, a blood drive and a enjoyable zone. On the Jefferson Avenue Courthouse Stage, Jacob Flores performs 12:30-2 p.m., adopted by DJ Taco Bout It, 2:30-3:30, and Jordan Sheppard, 4-5:30 p.m. Jazzman Rodney Block performs for an 8 p.m. “Jam Glow Celebration & Live performance” within the First Monetary Music Corridor, 101 E. Locust St. in El Dorado’s Murphy Arts District. Tickets are $10; go to eldomad.com.
In any other case, admission is free. Take garden chairs. Presenting sponsors are Mainstreet El Dorado and Noalmark Broadcasting. Name (870) 862-4747 or go to mainstreeteldorado.org.
The Weekend Theater, 1001 W. Seventh St., will maintain auditions at 10 a.m. Saturday and 6 p.m. Sunday for 2 exhibits:
- ◼️ “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” by Ken Kesey. Elements can be found for 3 males, 4 females and 10-plus “gender nonspecific roles.” Manufacturing dates are Friday and Saturday evenings and Sunday matinees Sept. 10-25. Byron Taylor will direct.
- ◼️ “Arsenic and Outdated Lace” by Joseph Kesselring. Manufacturing dates are Friday and Saturday evenings and Sunday matinees Oct. 22-Nov. 7. Brian Chambers will direct.
Auditioners solely must attend one session; no prior expertise in performing is required and nothing want be ready upfront. Discover extra data and a full character breakdown on out there roles at weekendtheater.org.
Gymnastics on tour
Gymnast Simone Biles headlines the Athleta Presents Gold Over America Tour, 7 p.m. Oct. 10 at North Little Rock’s Simmons Financial institution Enviornment. Tickets — $28.50-$148.50 — for what’s being billed as “the high-energy, gymnastics-meets-pop-concert spectacular” centering on an all-star group of feminine gymnastic champions, go on sale at 10 a.m. immediately through the sector field workplace or at Ticketmaster.com. Go to simmonsbankarena.com/concerts-shows/gold-over-america-tour-starring-simons-biles. For data on VIP packages and an opportunity to take part within the present finale, go to www.GoldOverAmericaTour.com.
Comic Sommore is on the invoice for the “Pageant of Laughs,” Oct. 30 at Simmons Financial institution Enviornment. (Democrat-Gazette file picture)
Sommore, billed as “Queen of Comedy,” headlines the touring “Pageant of Laughs,” coming to North Little Rock’s Simmons Financial institution Enviornment 8 p.m. Oct. 30. Additionally on the invoice: comedians Lavell Crawford, Earthquake and Gary Owen. Tickets — $63, $79 and $103 — go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday on the area field workplace and through Ticketmaster.com.
Murry’s to reopen
Murry’s Dinner Playhouse, 6323 Colonel Glenn Highway, Little Rock, will reopen in mid-August with three productions it has rescheduled from the 2020 season that the pandemic worn out.
The three exhibits:
- ◼️ Aug. 17-Sept. 11: “Squabbles” by Marshall Karp
- ◼️ Sept 14-Oct. 9: “A Comedy of Tenors,” Ken Ludwig’s sequel to “Lend Me a Tenor”
- ◼️ Oct. 13-Nov. 13: “The 39 Steps,” unique idea and manufacturing of a four-actor model by Simon Corble and Nobby Dimon, rewritten by Patrick Barlow, tailored from the 1915 novel by John Buchan and the 1935 Alfred Hitchcock movie.
The dinner theater will begin taking reservations on Monday. Name (501) 562-3131 or go to murrysdp.com. It is going to announce the rest of the 2021 lineup “quickly,” in keeping with a Fb put up, and can announce its 2022 season Oct. 1.
Murry’s will initially be working at one-third capability and alter seating as wanted; visitors and workers who should not absolutely vaccinated should put on a face masks when not consuming or consuming and “everybody is inspired to follow social distancing whereas shifting all through the constructing,” the Fb put up notes. And the theater has put in a bipolar ionization system into its air-conditioning items to scale back airborne viruses, micro organism, mould and odors.
Aug. 31 is the deadline to submit nominations for Protect Arkansas’ 2021 Arkansas Preservation Awards, which “acknowledge excellent preservation achievements, individuals who make a distinction of their communities and initiatives that encourage others to guard Arkansas’ particular historic locations,” in keeping with a information launch.
Submit nominations for eligible initiatives in 13 classes:
- ◼️ Excellent Service in Neighborhood Preservation
- ◼️ Excellent Work by a Craftsperson
- ◼️ Excellence in Preservation by Rehabilitation
- ◼️ Excellence in Preservation by Restoration
- ◼️ Excellent Achievement in Adaptive Reuse
- ◼️ Excellence in Private Preservation Tasks
- ◼️ Excellent Achievement in Preservation Advocacy
- ◼️ Excellent New Building in a Historic Setting
- ◼️ Excellent Preservation Reporting within the Media
- ◼️ Ned Shank Award for Excellent Preservation Publication
- ◼️ Excellent Achievement in Preservation Schooling
- ◼️ Excellence in Heritage Preservation
- ◼️ Parker Westbrook Award for Lifetime Achievement.
Make nominations by telephone (501) 372-4757; electronic mail [email protected]; or on-line tinyurl.com/2sz8hmd2.