TheatreSquared ‘corners’ comedy; Picasso in Fort Smith

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THEATER: Corner-keep comedy

The only detail that just isn’t for sale at Mr. Kim’s corner wide variety retailer is his family legacy, but huge-dollar projects going in depict a massive challenge in “Kim’s Benefit” by Ins Choi. Fayetteville experienced business TheatreSquared opens its production of the Korean-Canadian comedy Wednesday, with shows at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday via Feb. 19 in its West Theatre, 477 W. Spring St., Fayetteville. Tickets are $20-$54. Phone (479) 777-7477 or stop by

3-musical time

Arkansas Public Theatre will stage a few musicals for its Time 38 in 2024. The abbreviated period, clarifies Creative Director Ed McClure, will “allow the astounding updates and enhancements” to the Victory Theater, the company’s dwelling, at 116 S. Second St., Rogers.

The year opens Feb. 16-18 and 22-25, 2024, with “Into the Woods” (new music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, e book by James Lapine). Auditions will consider position Dec. 11-12, 2023.

The other displays:

◼️ “Hire” (e book, songs and lyrics by Jonathan Larson), April 12-14 and 18-21, 2024, with auditions Feb. 19-20, 2024.

◼️ “Kinky Boots” (songs and lyrics by Cyndi Lauper, e-book by Harvey Fierstein, centered on the movement image of the similar identify, screenplay by Geoff Deane and Tim Firth), June 21-23 and 27-30, 2024, with auditions April 15-16, 2024.

Phone (479) 631-8988 or take a look at

Pine Bluff season

The Arts & Science Heart for Southeast Arkansas, 701 S. Main St., Pine Bluff, will give seven theatrical productions throughout the 2023 season, commencing with “The Participate in That Goes Completely wrong — Significant University Edition” by Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields, Feb. 16-19 in the center’s 232-seat Catherine M. Bellamy Theater.

  • The rest of the lineup:
  • ◼️ March 10-12 and 17-19: “Metal Magnolias” by Robert Harling, in the 65-seat Adam B. Robinson Jr. Black Box Theater at Art Works at 627 S. Principal St., Pine Bluff.
  • ◼️ April 20-23: “Charlotte’s Net” by Joseph Robinette, primarily based on the kid’s typical by E.B. White, Bellamy Theater.
  • ◼️ June 16-18 and 23-25: “The Previous 5 Years,” songs, lyrics and ebook by Jason Robert Brown, Black Box Theater.
  • ◼️ July 21-23 and July 28-30: “Rock of Ages,” jukebox musical by Chris D’Arienzo, that includes arrangements and orchestrations by Ethan Popp of ’80s hits such as “We Crafted this Metropolis,””I Wanna Rock” and “Don’t End Believin’,” Bellamy Theater.
  • ◼️ Sept. 15-17 and 22-24: “About the River and By way of the Woods” by Joe DiPietro, Black Box Theater.
  • ◼️ Dec. 15-17, “Razzle Dazzle,” the center’s biennial fundraiser, Bellamy Theater.

For extra information, get in touch with (870) 536-3375, e mail [email protected] or pay a visit to to sign up for auditions, take a look at

  photo  A Madoura vase is component of the “Pablo Picasso: 25 Decades of Edition Ceramics from the Rosenbaum Assortment,” opening today at the Fort Smith Regional Artwork Museum. (Exclusive to the Democrat-Gazette)  Art: Picasso in Fort Smith

The Fort Smith Regional Artwork Museum, 1601 Rogers Ave., Fort Smith, celebrating its 75th anniversary in the course of 2023, opens a few exhibitions right now:

◼️ “Pablo Picasso: 25 Years of Edition Ceramics from the Rosenbaum Assortment,” 46 whimsical ceramic parts Picasso developed in partnership with George and Suzanne Ramie and the artisans at their Madoura Pottery workshop in Vallauris, in Southern France, between 1947 and 1971, up via April 23.

◼️ “Art Middle to Museum: The Past 75 Years,” up right until April 9, a journey as a result of a timeline of organizational milestones and a 15-foot collage of much more than 300 pics taken of men and women and situations, courting from a citizen-led exertion to present artwork exhibitions and art classes for the general public in 1948.

◼️ “75 Several years: The RAM Long-lasting Collection,” also up till April 9, focuses on the museum’s Long-lasting Assortment of more than 500 parts.

The museum will supply guided tours of the exhibitions and a variety of art lessons will highlight exhibitions and museum heritage. Museum several hours are 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Admission is free. Connect with (479) 784-2787 or go to

Etcetera.: Potluck & Poison Ivy

Poet and producer Paula Martin “headlines” Potluck and Poison Ivy, 6 p.m. Thursday at The Joint, 301 Key St., North Very little Rock. Musical company are The Salty Canine. Tickets, $35, include things like a box dinner. Stop by

Martin, a Pine Bluff native, designed and generated the internationally syndicated radio display “Tales from the South.” She has posted poetry, quick tales and inventive nonfiction in anthologies, collections, literary publications and journals, profitable national and international awards. She has also published two novels and four poetry collections.

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