For Magaly Licolli, advocating for others' rights started with advocating for her own.
When Lerner and Loewe's "My Fair Lady" opened on Broadway in 1956, it was an immediate sensation. The New York Times theater critic Brooks Atkinson called it a "wonderful" and "genius" production. Famed Broadway composer John Kander said it was "the perfect show."
At about 6:15 p.m. during a Thursday evening in May, the crew of TheatreSquared's production of The Hound of the Baskervilles were bustling around Nadine Baum Studios at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville, readying the space for the 7:30 p.m. show time. Props were checked , seats were de-linted, floors were swept -- and dozens of feet above the stage, the footfalls of Shannon Jones, the stage manager, were heard as she carefully made her way along the catwalk.
ACO season celebrates diversity
The Arts Center of the Ozarks recently released a glimpse into its 2018-19 season and, says Executive Director Kathleen Trotter, the goal of the arts organization is to include even more of the community than in the past.
WAC workshops teach kids valuable skills
Northwest Arkansas teens with a penchant for the performing arts -- be it on or off the stage -- are in luck.
HIGH PROFILE: Arkansas commercial real estate developer Tommy Van Zandt hasn’t let paralyzing midlife accident deter him
Tommy Van Zandt was 49 years old on the blustery February day he climbed up a 10-foot ladder to cut limbs off a tall tree on the property of his Fayetteville home.
New script a labor of love for playwright, company
ArkansasStaged will host a workshop reading of playwright Ashley Edward's new play, "Field Notes From Mother Earth," on July 8 at Bentonville's 21c Museum Hotel -- and the theater company's artistic director, Laura Shatkus, says she hopes this workshop process will be the first of many.
Still rodeo’s biggest fan
Dynamite comes in small packages."
Lutheran church creating its own energy
One Northwest Arkansas church is doing its part to reduce its carbon footprint and make smart energy consumption choices that benefit the environment -- and save the church money.
Frothy comedy has a deeper message
William Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing" is frequently cited as one of his frothiest comedies: Characters Benedick and Beatrice spend much of the play verbally sparring and angrily flirting. "There is a kind of merry war betwixt Signor Benedick and her. They never meet but there's a skirmish of wit between them," says Leonato of the couple in Act 1, Scene 1. It isn't long before they realize what the audience knew from the start -- they're made for each other. But the director of the Crude Mechanicals production of the show (and the company's artistic director) Zyan Ward cautions audiences to not dismiss the play as simply fun and froth.