Reynold’s Performance Hall at the University of Central Arkansas has released the lineup for its 2018-19 season.

The season will open with a performance by blues artist Buddy Guy September 20, one of more than 20 diverse shows including Broadway acts, artists like Travis Tritt and Guy, distinguished lecturers and other works throughout the year.

Asked how they come up with the lineup, Amanda Horton, director of Reynold’s, said they have a list of artists and shows that students, community members, staff and more have requested to bring in and some are doable.

“We just try to put together a very diverse selection of programming that will appeal to all types of people,” she said. “We really try to bring everyone in our community into Reynold’s. I believe that someone can find at least one thing if not many things that they would want to attend and see.”

Horton said they get a good response annually from community members who turn out to show support for UCA.

“We are thrilled about the season,” she said. “When we put it together, we saw how special it was.”

The season includes:

 Broadway Series:

• “CHICAGO,” at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 27 and at 2 p.m. Oct. 28, presented by the Log Cabin Democrat.

• “Rat Pack Christmas,” at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1, presented by My Country Y107.1.

• “SOMETHING ROTTEN,” at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 23, 2019.

• “Kinky Boots,” at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 4, 2019, presented by WINC magazine.

Pops Series:

• Buddy Guy at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 20, presented by the Arkansas Times.

• The TEN Tenors at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 13.

• Travis Tritt at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 26, 2019, presented by My Country Y107.1.

• Dailey & Vincent at 7:30 p.m. April 14, 2019.

Night Out Series:

• “The New Chinese Acrobats,” at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 21, presented by 501 Life magazine.

• “We Shall Overcome,” at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 11, 2019, presented by the UCA College of Fine Arts and Communication.

• “Steel Magnolias,” at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 22, 2019.

• “Currents,” at 7:30 p.m. April 1, 2019, presented by the Log Cabin Democrat.

Distinguished Lectures:

• Rita Moreno at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 23, presented by the Conway Chamber of Commerce Minority Enterprise Development Awards.

• Lou Holtz at 7:30 p.m. March 7, 2019, presented by 501 Life magazine.

Add-on Special:

• “Rock of Ages,” at 7:30 p.m. March 4, 2019, presented by Conway Printing.

Main Stage EdUCAtion:

·      “Diary of a Worm, a Spider, & a Fly,” Oct. 30, 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

·      “The Science of Magic with Bill Blagg,” Nov. 12, 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

·     “ Junie B. Jones in Jingle Bells Batman Smells,” Dec. 18, 6 p.m. (public performance), and Dec. 19, 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

·      “Freedom Bound,” Jan. 28, 2019, 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

·      “Pete the Cat,” March 15, 2019, 10 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 6 p.m. (public performance)

·      “Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium Adventure,” April 28, 2019, 3 p.m. (public performance), and April 29, 2019, 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

Benefit for Main Stage EdUCAtion

• “Celtic Angels Christmas,” at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 12.

The Main Stage EdUCAtion series, aimed at Arkansas school districts, debuted in 2015-16.

Horton said in a news release that the goal then was to increase access to the arts for kindergarten through 12th-grade students.

“The Main Stage Education Series continued to grow in its third season with 10,000 students, teachers and parents served,” she said in the news release. “We had school groups attend from across Arkansas, including Mountain View, Little Rock, Searcy, Cabot and Conway.”

Subscription renewals for current season ticket holders are available now and new subscriptions will go on sale to the general public July 2.

Subscriber Courtesy Week, when those who bought packages for the season may purchase individual tickets to any show before they open to the general public, will be July 30-Aug. 3 and single tickets will go on sale to the general public Aug. 6.

To purchase a new subscription package beginning call 501-450-3265 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday starting July 2.

Individual tickets may be purchased in person at the box office, online at, or by calling 501-450-3265 beginning Aug. 6.

Individual series prices range from $90-$130; performing arts package — all three series — range from $245-$380; individual tickets for all shows except lectures are $30-$40; lectures are $15.

A “Pick Six,” build-your-own package is available to donors of $100 or more.

For more information, contact Horton at 501-450-3682 or or visit Details about all the upcoming performances as well as information about Reynolds Performance Hall may be found there.