Blackbird Academy of Arts in Conway will present Museum Alive, an all-academy production, Saturday, May 12, at 6 p.m., in Reynolds Performance Hall at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway. The public is invited. Tickets may be purchased at, beginning on April 27.

An original piece, written and choreographed by Blackbird staff, the play features more than 120 of the Academy’s students.

Description of Museum Alive:

When your babysitter calls in sick, and your mom runs a museum, you might think the day ahead is doomed for boredom. But Museum Alive is no ordinary art gallery, as the curator’s kids, Mary and Jackson, are about to find out. Join us to see just what’s so extraordinary. Family friendly arts performance; showcase academy students.

Madison Wilson of the Blackbird Academy faculty is the Performance Director. Actors from the Blackbird Theatre Apprentice Class are featured in the production.

Avery Steadham and Ava Piraino, both from Conway, play the two children who experience Museum Alive.

Other actors are:

Liberty Dickson of Conway as the narrator

Mikayla Sellers of Conway as Kaitlyn, the intern

Darby Burdine of Conway as Barbara, the mother

Blackbird Academy productions are funded through the generosity of sponsors. Centennial Bank is a Cast Sponsor of Museum Alive.

Blackbird Academy of Arts is a not-for-profit organization designed to provide quality, accessible creative arts opportunities to the Central Arkansas community.