Reynolds announces 22 events for new season

Kicking off with a Thursday, Sept. 20, performance by blues legend Buddy Guy, and two performances of the musical CHICAGO, Reynolds Performance Hall will feature 22 events for the 2018-19 season at the University of Central Arkansas.

The season will include a Broadway, Pops and Night Out series, two Distinguished Lectures and one Add-On Special, as well as six Main Stage EdUCAtion shows and a benefit performance for Main Stage.

“We are honored to host some iconic entertainers next season, including blues phenomenon Buddy Guy, Emmy-Grammy-Oscar-Tony award-winner Rita Moreno and legendary football coach Lou Holtz,” said Amanda Horton, director of Reynolds. “Another thrilling aspect is our Broadway line-up that includes ‘Kinky Boots’ and ‘CHICAGO,’ both which won multiple Tony awards. We are proud to provide performing arts that entertain, inspire and provide cultural enrichment to the Central Arkansas community.”

The 2018-19 Reynolds season at the University of Central Arkansas will feature 22 events – from guest lectures by Lou Holtz and Rita Moreno to the Broadway production of “Chicago” and a concert by Travis Tritt. For information about the season, visit

The season includes (all performances are at 7:30 p.m. unless noted):

Broadway Series

  • “CHICAGO,“ Saturday, Oct. 27, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, presented by the Log Cabin Democrat
  • “Rat Pack Christmas,” Saturday, Dec. 1, presented by My Country Y107.1
  • “SOMETHING ROTTEN,” Wednesday, Jan. 23
  • “Kinky Boots,” Monday, Feb. 4, presented by WINC magazine

Pops Series

  • Buddy Guy, Thursday, Sept. 20, presented by the Arkansas Times
  • The TEN Tenors, Tuesday, Nov. 13
  • Travis Tritt, Saturday, Jan. 26, presented by My Country Y107.1
  • Dailey & Vincent, Sunday, April 14

Night Out Series

  • The New Chinese Acrobats, Oct. 21, presented by 501 LIFE
  • “We Shall Overcome,” Monday, Feb. 11, presented by the UCA College of Fine Arts and Communication
  • “Steel Magnolias,” Friday, Feb. 22
  • “Currents,” Monday, April 1, presented by the Log Cabin Democrat
    Distinguished Lectures
  • Rita Moreno Tuesday, Oct. 23, presented by the Conway Chamber of Commerce Minority Enterprise Development Awards
  • Lou Holtz, Thursday, March 7, presented by 501 LIFE

Add-on Special

  • “Rock of Ages,” Monday, March 4, presented by Conway Printing

Main Stage EdUCAtion:

  • “Diary of a Worm, a Spider & a Fly,” 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30,
  • “The Science of Magic with Bill Blagg,” 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12
  • “Junie B. Jones in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells,” 6 p.m. (public performance) Tuesday, Dec. 18, and 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19
  • “Freedom Bound,” 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28
  • “Pete the Cat,” 10 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. (public performance) Friday, March 15
  • “Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium Adventure,” 3 p.m. (public performance) Sunday, April 28 and 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Monday, April 29

Benefit for Main Stage EdUCAtion

  • “Celtic Angels Christmas,” Wednesday, Dec. 12

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

“The Main Stage Education Series continued to grow in its third season with 10,000 students, teachers and parents served,” she said. “We had school groups attend from across Arkansas, including Mountain View, Little Rock, Searcy, Cabot and Conway.”

Subscription renewals for current season ticket holders are available now. New subscriptions will go on sale to the general public Monday, July 2. Subscriber Courtesy Week, when those who bought packages for the season may purchase individual tickets to any show before they open to the general public, will be Monday, July 30, through Friday, Aug. 3. Single tickets will go on sale to the general public Monday, Aug. 6.

To purchase a new subscription package beginning July 2, call 501.450.3265 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Individual tickets may be purchased in person at the box office, at or by calling 501.450.3265 beginning Aug. 6.

Individual series prices range from $90-$130; Performing Arts Package (all three series) range from $245-$380; individual tickets for all shows except lectures are $30-$40; lectures are $15. A “Pick Six,” build-your-own package is available to donors of $100 or more.

For more information, contact Horton at 501.450.3682 or [email protected] or visit