Reynolds Performance Hall, Wingate Center announce 2024-25 season

CONWAY — UCA Public Appearances is thrilled to announce an all-new season of performances including sensational Broadway hits Pretty Woman: The Musical and SHREK the Musical, family-friendly shows such as STOMP and Ghostbusters in Concert with the Conway Symphony Orchestra, and award-winning musicians including the Indigo Girls, Vitamin String Quartet, Larry Fleet, crowd favorite Straight No Chaser, and many more throughout the year.  

Reynolds Performance Hall will feature twelve shows from the Broadway, Pops and Night Out Series, two from the Distinguished Speakers, five Main Stage EdUCAtion shows, a Benefit performance, and a special 25th Anniversary Add-On show. Three Windgate Collection shows will be featured at the Windgate Center for Fine and Performing Arts.   

“This season, we will celebrate our 25th Anniversary at Reynolds Performance Hall,” said UCA Public Appearances Executive Director Amanda Horton. “We are thrilled to introduce our new UCA Public Appearances logo which celebrates the growth we have had with the addition of the Windgate Center for Fine and Performing Arts.  We are now programming in multiple venues and can add a greater mix of entertainment opportunities for our community.”

The season includes the following series and performances:

 Broadway Series

  • Shrek the Musical – 7:00 p.m., Monday, September 9, 2024 sponsored by Dixon Properties LLC and KURB B98.5
  • STOMP – 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 22, 2024 sponsored by Conway Copies and Alice 107.7
  • Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical – 4:00 p.m., Sunday, November 24, 2024 sponsored by The Fish 93.3
  • Pretty Woman: The Musical – 7:00 p.m., Sunday, February 23, 2025 sponsored by First Security Bank

Night Out Series

  • Malevo – 7:00 p.m., Thursday, October 3, 2024 sponsored by Hilton Garden Inn Conway
  • Heather Land LIVE! – 7:00 p.m., Saturday, January 18, 2025 sponsored by KURB B98.5
  • Step Afrika! – 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 4, 2025 sponsored by ACXIOM and  Log Cabin Democrat
  • Ghostbusters in Concert with the Conway Symphony Orchestra – 7:00 p.m., Saturday, February 8, 2025 sponsored by Netherton Promotions and 501Life Magazine

Pops Series

  • INDIGO GIRLS – 7:00 p.m., Sunday, October 13, 2024 sponsored by UCA Office of the President, Arkansas Times, and UCA College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Larry Fleet – 7:00 p.m., Thursday, November 14, 2024 sponsored by Y107.1 My Country 
  • Preservation Hall Jazz Band: Creole Christmas – 7:00 p.m., Saturday, December 14, 2024 sponsored by Eric, Rob and Isaac
  • Hot Club of Cowtown and Tyler Hilton Celebrate the Music of Sun Studio – 7:00 p.m., Saturday, March 1, 2025 sponsored by Log Cabin Democrat

Distinguished Speakers

  • Evelyn from the Internets – 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 29, 2024 
  • Our Planet Live: Frozen Worlds with Sophie Lanfear – 7:00 p.m., Thursday, April 3, 2025 sponsored by Arkansas Times

25th Anniversary Add On 

  • Straight No Chaser: Top Shelf– 7:00 p.m., Friday, November 1, 2024 sponsored by JACK FM 92.7 and Chicken Salad Chick

Windgate Collection (Windgate Center for Fine and Performing Arts)

  • Some Enchanted Evening – 7:00 p.m., Saturday, October 12, 2024 
  • Vitamin String Quartet: The Music of Taylor Swift, Bridgerton, and Beyond – 7:00 p.m., Sunday, November 3, 2024 sponsored by 501Life Magazine
  • An Evening with Suzy Boggus – 7:00 p.m., Sunday, April 13, 2025 sponsored by Kat Country 98.9 

Main Stage EdUCAtion

  • Charlotte’s Web – 10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., Friday, November 8, 2024 sponsored by Partners Bank 
  • Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny – 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. Thursday, November 21, 2024
  • Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus – 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. Friday, January 24, 2025 sponsored by Toad Suck Daze
  • Step Afrika! – 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 5, 2025 
  • Ada Twist Scientist and Friends – 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. Friday, February 28, 2025 sponsored by Conway Corp and H + N Architects

Benefit for Main Stage EdUCAtion

  • Charlotte’s Web – 6:00 p.m., Friday, November 8, 2024 

“The Main Stage EdUCAtion Series also has a momentous anniversary in the upcoming year as we celebrate 10 years of bringing school children from across the state to Reynolds Performance Hall,” Horton continued. “Many of the children we serve have never experienced live, professional theatre and do not have access to the arts in their own communities. This program opens doors to culture and the arts for children in PreK—high school.”

Subscription renewals for current season ticket holders are available now. New subscriptions will go on sale to the general public starting July 1. Subscriber Courtesy Week — when those who bought season packages may purchase individual tickets to shows before they open to the general public — will be July 22 through July 26. Single tickets will go on sale to the general public Monday, July 29.  

To purchase a new subscription package beginning July 1st, or individual tickets beginning July 29, call 501.450.3265 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday or go online at

Individual series prices range from $41 to $160; Performing Arts Package (all three series) range from $260 to $480; individual tickets for all shows in the Broadway, Pops and Night Out series are $27 to $50.  Speakers are $15 for adults and $5 for children/students, Main Stage shows are $10 for adults and $5 for children/students.  The Charlotte’s Web Benefit show is $10 for adults and $5 for children/students.  The Windgate Collection shows range from $17 to $40 for adults and $10 for children/students. A “Pick Six,” build-your-own package, is available to donors of $100 or more.

For more information on ticketing or event details, please visit UCA.EDU/PA or contact the box office at 501.450.3265.