Sir Richard Starkey, better known as Ringo Starr, and His All Starr Band perform at 7:30 p.m. today at the Walmart AMP, 5079 W. Northgate Road, Rogers, part of the 2018 Cox Concert Series. Gates open at 6:30.
Starr's solo hits include "Photograph" and "It Don't Come Easy." He also sang a few songs with The Beatles, including "Act Naturally." Tickets are $55.50-$105 plus fees. Call (479) 443-5600 or visit amptickets.com.
Late Nite humor
Nonie Newton-Riley plays a nun teaching an adult catechism class to a roomful of "students" (the audience) in the one-woman show Late Nite Catechism by Vicki Quade and Maripat Donovan, 8 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sept. 9 at Fayetteville's Walton Arts Center, 495 W. Dickson St. Tickets are $25-$32 plus fees. Call (479) 443-5600 or visit waltonartscenter.org.
"Can't Have One Without the Other," photographs by Sabine Schmidt, paintings by Dale Heath and facsimile images by Adrienne Callander, goes on display with a reception, 5-9 p.m. Thursday at Stage Eighteen, 18 E. Center St., Fayetteville. Admission is free; a cash bar will be available during the reception. The exhibit will remain up through Sept. 30 during events at the gallery and the works will be for sale. Admission is free. Call (479) 310-0153 or visit stage18live.com/calendar.
Little Rock Musical Coterie marks its 125th anniversary as a member of the National Federation of Music Clubs of America at its meeting, 10:30 a.m. Friday in Wesley Hall, Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church, 4823 Woodlawn Ave., Little Rock. It starts with a muffins-and-coffee reception, followed by a video presentation of pictures and programs from past years, a "Parade of Past Presidents" and a piano four-hands mini-concert by pianists Lei Cai and Hee Kyung Juhn, including an arrangement of the Overture to The Marriage of Figaro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, selections from Johannes Brahms' op.39 Waltzes and the "Sabre Dance" from Gayane by Aram Khachaturian. Admission is free. Call (501) 350-8988.
The Arts Center of the Ozarks, 214 S. Main St., Springdale, will stage Neil Simon's Plaza Suite, 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday and Sept. 15-16 and 3 p.m. Sept. 9 and 16. Tickets are $20, $15 for students; members get a $5 discount. Call (479) 751-5441 or visit acozarks.org/neil-simons-plaza-suite.
The Arkansas Choral Society starts rehearsals for its annual performance of portions of George Frideric Handel's Messiah, 7 p.m. Sept. 10 in the youth room of Calvary Baptist Church, 5700 Cantrell Road, Little Rock. Register, pay dues ($50) and buy scores, concert folders and practice CDs, in person starting at 6:30 or online at lovetosing.org. No auditions are necessary -- just show up and sing. Rehearsals are 7-8:30 p.m. Mondays leading up to the performance, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 30 at the church. Kent Skinner conducts. The season also includes an April 26 performance of Johann Sebastian Bach's St. John Passion. Call (870) 820-9645 or email email@example.com.
The Symphony of Northwest Arkansas will hold auditions for the 2018-19 SoNA Singers for the 2018-19 season, 10 a.m. Sept. 15 at Bentonville High School, 1801 S.E. J St., Bentonville. The audition will consist of one solo (oratorio, aria, or art song preferred), pitch memory exercises, intervals and major and minor scales. An accompanist will be provided. The singers will join the orchestra for two Dec. 15 performances of "A Very SoNA Christmas." Email director Terry Hicks at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up an audition time or for more information.
Canada's Royal Winnipeg Ballet will audition youngsters to fill the roles of party children, Mounties, mice, angels, polar bears and reindeer for its Fayetteville touring performance of P.I. Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker, 1-6 p.m. Sept. 30 in the Starr Theater at Fayetteville's Walton Arts Center, 495 W. Dickson St. Dancers must be 7-15 (as of Nov. 23) and between 3-foot-8 and 5-foot-3 and provide a current photograph to register (head shots or school photos are acceptable). Performances will be Nov. 23-25. Details, including specific role demands, audition and rehearsal schedules, audition requirements and a registration form are available online at tinyurl.com/nutcrackerinfo. Call (479) 443-5600.
The Festival of the Senses performing arts series at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 4106 John F. Kennedy Blvd., North Little Rock, opens at 7 p.m. Sept. 18 with a program of piano quartets titled "Beethoven Borrowed & Baby Faure," featuring ARmusica -- Julie Cheek, piano; Andrew Irvin, violin; Stephen Feldman, cello; and Tatiana Kotcherguina, viola.
The rest of the lineup (all performances at 7 p.m. at the church):
• Oct. 28: Murder in the Cathedral, play by T.S. Eliot. Donations will benefit the Arkansas Repertory Theatre
• Nov. 20: "Le Grande Orgue." Rees Roberts plays organ music by Cesar Franck, Gabriel Pierne, Dietrich Buxtehude, Johann Pachelbel, J.S. Bach, Maurice Durufle, Gabriel Faure, Charles Widor and Louis Vierne
• Dec. 11: "Sing Noel." ARmusica members Cheek and Irvin and students perform instrumental and vocal Christmas music
• Feb. 12: "A Classical Valentine." Johannes Trio -- Geoffrey Robson, violin; Felice Ferrell, cello; Tim Smith, piano -- plays works by Jean Francaix and Johannes Brahms
• March 5: "A Mardi Gras Celebration." Michael Bartlett Trio -- Michael Bartlett, guitar; Brian Hamby, organ; Micah Boswell, drums -- play jazz and bebop
• April 2: "Spring Surprises." Irvin and Cheek play Ludwig van Beethoven's "Kreutzer" Sonata and music by Arvo Part
• May 14: "The 60/60 Project." Cheek plays works by Bach, Beethoven and Frederic Chopin.
Admission to all performances is free; a meet-and-greet reception will follow most. Call (501) 753-4281 or (501) 753-3578, email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit stlukeepiscopal.org.
The 2018-2019 theater season at the South Arkansas Arts Center, 110 E. Fifth St., El Dorado, opens Nov. 1-6 with Peter and the Starcatcher by Rick Elise, based on the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, with music by Wayne Barker.
The rest of the lineup:
• March 1-3, 7-10: You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, book, music and lyrics by Clark Gesner, based on the Peanuts comic strip by Charles M. Schulz, with additional dialogue by Michael Mayer and additional music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa
• July 18-21, 24-28: The Hunchback of Notre Dame, music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, book by Peter Parnell, based on the Victor Hugo novel and the Disney animated film.
Call (870) 862-5474 or visit saac-arts.org.
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