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story.lead_photo.caption Courtesy Photo Arts Live just wrapped a production of "Animal Farm" at the company's home theater on Sang Avenue in Fayetteville.

The "Laugh Out Loud Gala" for Arts Live Theatre will set sail Feb. 10 at the Fayetteville Town Center. The cruise-theme fundraiser will feature dinner, beer and wine, silent and live auctions and entertainment by Phunbags Comedy Improv. The group will honor Kathleen Trotter, executive director of the Arts Center of the Ozarks in Springdale, for her work in the arts.

The nonprofit organization's mission is "to empower children and enrich lives through excellence in children's theater and education." The group, founded in 1983, offers arts education and performance opportunities for children ages 5 through 18. Arts Live offers more than 50 classes and works with more than 400 children annually.


Who: Arts Live Theatre

What: Dinner, drinks, auctions, Phunbags Improv

When: 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Feb. 10

Where: Fayetteville Town Center

Tickets: $50

Attire: Cruise dinner

Information: (479) 521-4932 or

Proceeds will help support the theater's scholarship fund and programming. Partial and full scholarships cover class, camp and participation fees. According to the scholarship application, "The Bumpin Scholarship Fund of Arts Live Theatre was established in 2003 to offer need-based scholarships to students interested in participating in Arts Live Theatre classes or productions."

The company will stage The Legend of Sleepy Hollow on Feb. 22-25, followed by Disney's Aladdin Jr. on April 19-22. Auditions for Aladdin Jr. will be Feb. 17-18.


NAN Our Town on 02/01/2018

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