Tickets Available For Spring Spectacular

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tv_Around Campus 10dbMONTICELLO — Tickets are still available for Saturday’s dinner and music theatre production at the University of Arkansas at Monticello as part of the university’s third annual Weevil Spring Spectacular.

   Chancellor and Mrs. Jack Lassiter will host a dinner in the Spencer Gallery of the Fine Arts Center Saturday at 6 p.m. Tickets are $25 per person ($5 for children under 10) with half the proceeds earmarked for the UAM choral program. Tickets are available by contacting the Office of Advancement at (870) 460-1028 or withers@uamont.edu. Dinner tickets include premium reserved seating for the musical performance.

   At 7:30, Kent Skinner, director of choral activities, will direct “A Music Theatre Workshop Retrospective: 20 Years of Musicals” in the Fine Arts Center auditorium. Skinner, who is celebrating 20 years at UAM, has invited several alumni to return and recreate roles they sang as undergraduates. Among those scheduled to perform are Greg Pearson of the Utah Opera as well as Haley Greer, Brandon Higdem, Brent Miller, John Gladden and Robert Webb.

   The Retrospective will include music from “The Pirates of Penzance,” “A Funny Thing Happened on the way to the Forum,” “The Fantasticks,” “Little Shop of Horrors,” “The Apple Tree,” “Fiddler on the Roof,” “South Pacific,” “Oklahoma,” “Man of LaMancha,” “HMS Pinafore,” “Sweeney Todd” and “The 1940’s Radio Hour.”

   Admission to the performance only is free.

   Weevil Spring Spectacular begins Friday with a tailgate party and football game. Food will be provided by Aramark Food Services and tailgaters are also encouraged to bring their grills and cook for themselves. Tailgating adjacent to Convoy Leslie-Cotton Boll Stadium and Weevil Pond begins at 4:30 p.m. The UAM football team will conduct its traditional Walk of Champions through the tailgating area at 5:30 p.m.  The Boll Weevils will conclude spring practice with their annual Green-White football game at the stadium at 7 p.m. Game admission is free.

   Saturday’s events include a baseball doubleheader at noon between UAM and Southern Nazarene. The Cotton Blossoms softball team will host a doubleheader with Southern Arkansas with the first pitch at 1 p.m.

   For more information about Weevil Spring Spectacular, contact the Office of Advancement at (870) 460-1028.

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