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    by Joanna Bell on September 1, 2021 at 2:00 pm

    Proof of vaccination or negative test is now required at T2. Since the beginning of the public health crisis, TheatreSquared has worked to provide safe options to continue to experience our original productions, from live streaming to your home, to state-of-the-art outside air exchanges, to fully matching CDC mask requirements once in-person performances returned. Recently, TheatreSquared completed a survey of our audience and found that 97% of regular attendees reported being fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Since March, the theatre has also had a full vaccine requirement for all artists and staff as well.Today, we are expanding these health and safety measures. Through at least the end of October, all patrons will be required to provide a confirmation of their fully vaccinated status or the results of a negative antigen test performed within 72 hours of their performance date. The requirement will be extended beyond October 31, 2021, if local case numbers remain high or if public health guidance indicates it is necessary.Those who are unable to comply with the vaccination or testing requirement will be offered the option to stream from home or may request a refund through September 10 (for all performances through 10/31).Ticket holders will receive further details on how to confirm vaccination status prior to their show date.

  • Announcing the cast of "Designing Women"
    by Martin Miller on August 26, 2021 at 11:25 pm

    The debut cast for the show includes actors from stage and screen. Broadway’s Carmen Cusack (Wicked, Bright Star, South Pacific), a Tony Award nominee, plays the indomitable Julia Sugarbaker. Amy Pietz (Caroline in the City, The Office) will portray Suzanne Sugarbaker. Actor and comedian Sarah Colonna (Shameless, Chelsea Lately) takes on the role of Mary Jo Shively, while Elaine Hendrix (Dynasty, Parent Trap) plays Charlene Frazier to round out the iconic quartet. Joining the Sugarbaker design firm is Cleo Bouvier—played by Carla Renata (Hart of Dixie, Avenue Q)—the cousin of Anthony who has taken over his stake in the business, and Haley McPhee—played by Kim Matula (The Bold &The Beautiful, LA to Vegas) who is just starting out as the new receptionist. Finally, the cast will also include newcomer Elizabeth Ofodile playing Cleo's daughter, Alfie.

  • "Matilda" extends through July 25
    by Joanna Bell on July 13, 2021 at 9:48 pm

    Over 9,000 tickets have already been sold for this limited run. “We are thrilled by the turnout and the overwhelming positive response to Matilda. Everyone has been loving the show,” executive director Martin Miller said. “We are extending because we didn’t want anyone to miss out on this magical performance.”

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  • Five Reasons to Volunteer at WAC
    by Jennifer Wilson on August 20, 2021 at 6:49 pm

    We’re looking for people to join our team of dedicated volunteers! Jessica Temple, volunteer programs assistant, shares more about the program in this guest post. There’s an age-old saying in theater: “the show must go on.” At Walton Arts Center, we say something similar about our volunteer […]

  • Live Music and Jazz Return to WAC in 2021/22
    by Jennifer Wilson on July 23, 2021 at 9:13 pm

    The greatest musicians in modern history began in clubs, cabarets, restaurants and listening rooms. With the 2021/22 season return of West Street Live and the Unilever Starrlight Jazz Club, Walton Arts Center gives patrons a special opportunity to see powerfully talented jazz and singer-songwriter […]

  • Five Memories to Share through "My Walton Arts Center"
    by Jennifer Wilson on June 18, 2021 at 9:40 pm

    We recently marked our 29th anniversary at Walton Arts Center. To celebrate the milestone and in looking ahead to our 30th anniversary, we launched My Walton Arts Center, a year-long campaign to collect memories from patrons, volunteers, staff, artists and partners. […]


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  • Artists 3 60 Grant Info Sessions Announced
    by Artists360 on June 1, 2021 at 9:49 pm

    Join us for upcoming information sessions to learn more about the grants, eligibility, and application process. Staff from Mid-America Arts Alliance and the Creative Arkansas Community Hub and Exchange (CACHE) will join to discuss the Artists 360 grants for 2021. Click on links below to register now. General Information Session  Friday, June 4 – 10-11:30am The post Artists 3 60 Grant Info Sessions Announced appeared first on Artists 360.

  • Artists 360 Grant Renewed, New Grants Announced!
    by Artists360 on April 26, 2021 at 2:50 pm

    Mid-America Arts Alliance is pleased to announce that its Artists 360 program has been renewed and expanded through additional support from the Walton Family Foundation. Artists 360 is a grant and professional development program for individual artists in the greater Northwest Arkansas community that began in 2018 as a three-year pilot made possible through a The post Artists 360 Grant Renewed, New Grants Announced! appeared first on Artists 360.

  • Artists 360 Announces New Cohort of Artists
    by Artists360 on January 26, 2021 at 3:46 pm

    Artists 360, a program of Mid-America Arts Alliance (M-AAA) made possible through the support of the Walton Family Foundation, announces the twenty artists receiving project and student grant awards. These twenty artists are the final cohort in this pilot program, and the consistent high level of applicants and awardees demonstrates the depth of the artist community The post Artists 360 Announces New Cohort of Artists appeared first on Artists 360.

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