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45th Anniversary Season

Tickets now on sale!

Live at the Plaza

September 8-10 | Argenta Plaza 

Performance Times: 9/8, 9/9 @ 7:00 pm, 9/10 @ 6:00 pm 

Runtime: 45-50 Minutes

Rescheduled to the fall due to inclement weather in the spring of 2023, North Little Rock Tourism presents Live at the Plaza, a popular series of FREE mixed repertory performances that make use of the plaza’s architectural features and that premieres classical excerpts and cutting-edge works.

 

45th Anniversary Season Opening Reception

September 30 | The Arkansas Repertory Theatre

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Exclusive VIP Pre-event Reception 6:00 pm

Cocktail Hour 7:00 pm, with live music by JAZZ R US and specialty libations courtesy of Colonial Wines & Spirits

Dance Performance 8:00 pm

The 45th Anniversary Season Opening Reception is a celebration of the organization’s artists and programming. Attendees will mingle with the company's board, artistic staff, and dancers and preview world premiere choreography from Wonderland: Alice’s Epic Adventure, and captivating excerpts from upcoming productions. Guests will be the first to learn about updates to the organization’s beloved holiday classic, The Nutcracker Spectacular and enjoy specialty libations, passed hors d'oeuvres, themed activities, and a small auction. Proceeds from the event will support the expansion of the organization's statewide education and outreach initiatives. VIP Guests receive reserved, prime seating and an exclusive pre-event reception.

Principal Sponsors: Colonial Wines & Spirits, Monica Lo, MD and Daniel Sherbet, MD, Cache

Corp Sponsors: Suzanne & Dr. Earl Babbie, Rogue Architecture

Silent Auction Sponsors: Jones & Son, Arthur's Prime SteakHouse, Christina Gore Design Studio, Colonial Wines & Spirits, and Skin Fix Med Spa

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Wonderland: Alice’s Epic Adventure

Multimedia Infused World Premiere Production

October 12-15 | UA-PTC CHARTS

 

Performance Times: 10/12 @ 7:30 pm - (includes pre-show talk), 10/13 @ 7:30 pm, 10/14 @ 2:30 and 7:30 pm, 10/15 @ 2:30 pm 

Student Matinee Performances: 10/12 @ 10:30 am, 10/13 @ 10:30 am 

Runtime: 90 Minutes

An innovative reinterpretation of Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, this multimedia-enriched performance will showcase vibrant projections, intricate costumes, original choreography by Executive and Artistic Director Michael Fothergill, and the talents of over 50 community performers. Wonderland brims with comedy and playful antics suitable for all ages, brought to you in collaboration with Cranford Co.  Complimentary wine is provided at all evening performances, courtesy of Colonial Wines & Spirits. 

 

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Down The Rabbit Hole Tea

Central Arkansas's Original Wonderland-Themed Tea

October 14 |  UA-PTC CHARTS 

 

Event Time: 12:00 pm

Runtime: 60 minutes

Tickets on Sale: 8/1

Embark on a whimsical journey with your family as you step into Central Arkansas's original Wonderland-themed tea! Immerse yourselves in the enchanting world of Alice, the Mad Hatter, the White Rabbit, and an array of delightful characters, all bedecked in their finest costumes, for a Wonderland-themed tea brimming with elegance and enchantment. Guests will be transported into a suite from Ballet Arkansas's world premiere production of Wonderland: Alice’s Epic Adventure, where the magic and wonder of Lewis Carroll's classic tale come to life. Capture cherished memories as you pose for photos alongside the beloved characters from the ballet and explore themed merchandise. 

Hurry, though! Seats for this extraordinary experience are limited, and tickets are sure to vanish in a blink. Secure your spot and prepare to share in the joy and excitement of this original Wonderland-themed tea. It's a family outing you won't want to miss!

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45th Anniversary Nutcracker Spectacular

Arkansas's Most Beloved Holiday Production & Little Rock's 3rd Largest Tourist Event!

December 8-10 | Robinson Center

Performance Times: 12/8 @ 7:30 pm (includes pre-show talk), 12/9 @ 2:30 and 7:30 pm, 12/10 @ 2:30 pm 

Student Matinee Performances: 12/7 @ 10:30 am, 12/8 @ 10:30 am 

Run Time: 120 minutes

*2022 performances sold out quickly. Don't miss your chance to experience the magic of the Nutcracker!

The Nutcracker Spectacular is the largest and longest running holiday production in Arkansas. Set to Tchaikovsky's paramount score, the production features live music by the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra and a cast and crew of nearly 400. This year’s performances will feature partial updates to choreography, sets, and costumes as part of the organization's Year 1 investment in the Nutcracker Project. Don't forget to explore Ballet Arkansas’s official Nutcracker Boutique, filled with plentiful holiday-themed merchandise in the lower lobby - open 1 hour prior to each performance.  Meet Santa, The Nutcracker, the Sugar Plum Fairy, and other enchanting characters from the show at themed photo booths. Plus, don't miss the heartwarming tradition of a live reading of "The Night Before Christmas" during intermission.

 

Join us in creating lasting holiday traditions. Support The Nutcracker Project or make a donation today by clicking the links below, and let the magic of the season come alive for your family!

 

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Land of the Sweets Nutcracker Tea

December 8-10 | Robinson Center

 

Event Times: 12/8 @ 1:00 pm, 12/9 and 12/10 @ 12:00 pm 

Tickets on Sale: 9/1 at 12:00 pm 

Tickets: $40 per guest 

The Land of the Sweets Nutcracker Tea is one of Little Rock’s most anticipated holiday events. Guests will be transported to the “Land of the Sweets” where they’ll enjoy teatime, activities, a storybook reading, and an exclusive performance from Clara, the Sugar Plum Fairy, and characters from the 45th Anniversary Nutcracker Spectacular. Perfect for families, the Nutcracker Tea is a magical experience unlike any other. *Tickets typically sell out the same day they are put on sale. Refresh the below link at noon on September 1st to purchase tickets. Limited quantities available. 

Patrons unable to secure tickets may place their names on the waitlist below and are encouraged to purchase tickets to the Down the Rabbit Hole Tea listed above - similar in nature to the Land of the Sweets Nutcracker Tea.  

 

 

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Swan Lake

February 16-18 | Robinson Center

 

Performance Times: 2/17 @ 2:30 and 7:30 pm (includes pre-show talk), 2/18 @ 2:30 pm

Student Matinees: 2/16 @ 10:30 a

Run Time: 120 Minutes

Indulge in an enchanting journey into the world of timeless romance and breathtaking artistry with Swan Lake. Tchaikovsky's magnificent score, a true masterpiece of classical music, sets the stage for a ballet experience like no other. Immerse yourself in a captivating story of love, magic, and tragedy as the ethereal White Swan, Odette, and the seductive Black Swan, Odile, dance their way into your heart. Swan Lake is a sensory delight that transports you to a realm of passion and grace. Join us for an unforgettable evening of ballet that promises to leave you spellbound and inspired. Features an ensemble of community cast performers alongside the professional Company Artists of Ballet Arkansas. 

 

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45th Anniversary Turning pointe Gala 

March 9 | Robinson Center Ballroom

Prepare for an extravagant soirée right in the heart of the capital city, as we celebrate Ballet Arkansas in grand style at the 45th Anniversary Turning Pointe Gala! This gala isn't just an event; it's a dazzling celebration of artistic excellence, a night of extraordinary performances, and a testament to the power of dance to transform lives. As the organization's premiere annual fundraiser, the Turning Pointe Gala fuels Ballet Arkansas's mission to elevate artists, enrich its programming, and extend its reach into communities across the Natural State. Email gala@balletarkansas.org to discover how you can become a vital sponsor of this landmark event.

*Jewelry provided courtesy of Jones & Son Diamond and Bridal Fine Jewelry. Apparel provided courtesy of Barbara/Jean. 

Please visit Jones & Son and Barbara/Jean for unmatched service for all your Jewelry and Apparel needs. 

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Bravo

May 2-5 | Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts Theater

 

Performance Times: 5/2 @ 7:30 pm (includes pre-show talk), 5/4 @ 2:30 and 7:30 pm, 5/5 @ 2:30 pm 

Student Matinee: 5/3 @ 10:30 am

Run Time: 90 Minutes

 

Unveiled at the Museum Theater in grand style, Bravo, presented by the Stella Boyle Smith Trust, is an extraordinary union of dance and live music that transcends time and genre. Bravo, the zenith of Ballet Arkansas's 23|24 season, is a jubilant celebration of the arts, an unbridled showcase where creativity knows no limits. Patrons will immerse themselves in the sublime grace of classical ballet and the boundless vitality of contemporary dance in an unforgettable experience. 

Stay tuned for the grand reveal of our exceptional musicians at Encore, the 45th Season Opening Reception on September 30th. Tickets now on sale. 

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Snow White - BA Children’s Series

May 11-12  | UA-PTC CHARTS 

 

Performance Times: 5/11 @ 12:00 pm, 5/12 @ 2:00 pm with Mother’s Day sweets

Run Time: 60 minutes

Snow White is an interactive production, tailor-made for young children and their families. The producution promises a magical time filled with guided activities, captivating and multimedia projections, engaging storytelling, and sing-alongs that will have everyone smiling. And for a special Mother's Day performance, treat yourself to themed sweets in the lobby and seize photo opportunities with Snow White and the cast of characters. Join Ballet Arkansas for a heartwarming production perfect for the entire family. Get your tickets today!

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