Main Stage EdUCAtion series set

An educational and fun season – which features six shows – is planned for the Main Stage EdUCAtion program at Reynold Performance Hall at the University of Central Arkansas.

The Main Stage EdUCAtion series, aimed at Arkansas school districts, debuted in 2015-16 to increase access to the arts for kindergarten through 12th grade students.

“The Main Stage Education Series continued to grow in its second season with almost 9,000 students, teachers and parents served,” said Amanda Horton, director of Reynolds. “For our 2017-18 season, we are expanding our program to six shows that are sure to entertain while educating the students.”

While most of the shows are for school groups, there are a couple of public performances.

The Main Stage EdUCAtion performances include:

“How I Became a Pirate,” 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11.

“Mooseltoe,” 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8.

“Freedom Riders,” 9 and 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23.

“Pinkalicious,” 3 p.m. (public performance) Sunday, Feb. 11, and 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12.

“Cirque Zuma Zuma,” 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21.

“Charlotte’s Web,” 10 a.m., 12:30 and 6 p.m. (public performance) Friday, April 6, presented by the Toad Suck Daze festival.

Reservations for Main Stage shows for school groups will be accepted beginning 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 8. To make a reservation, educators should download and complete the form at and email it to [email protected] or fax it to 501.852.2375.

Educators with questions should contact Horton at 501.450.3682 or [email protected] or Julia Dossett Morgan at 501.852.7889 or [email protected] or visit

In addition, there will be a benefit performance for Main Stage EdUCAtion – “A Christmas Carol,” 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 19.

The Main Stage and benefit performances are among the record 23 events scheduled during the 2017-18 season at Reynolds. Other Reynolds performances suitable for children include:

Jack Hanna Into the Wild Live! presented by Nationwide, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27, presented by 501 LIFE.

“The Wizard of Oz,” 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, presented by the Log Cabin Democrat.

“A Charlie Brown Christmas,” 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, presented by Y107.1.

Pixar in Concert featuring the Conway Symphony Orchestra, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 3, presented by 501 LIFE.

“Cinderella,” 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, presented by WINC magazine and Andy’s Custard.

Tickets for the 2017-18 season at Reynolds go on sale 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 7, and can be purchased online, by phone and in person. For more information, including a complete list of the 2017-18 Reynolds season, please visit