ARTS & CULTURE
Experience Performance With Heart At Walton Arts Center
Beloved characters, heartfelt messages and the unlimited possibilities of theater will have audiences of all ages at the edge of their seat!
By Katherine Miller
Photos courtesy of Walton Arts Center
Theater Fun for All
A Year with Frog and Toad
Feb. 1 and Feb. 8
The best of woodland amphibious friends, Frog and Toad bring the favorite children’s book by Arnold Lobel to the stage. Sharing all sorts of adventures over the course of a year, Frog and Toad will bring warmth and humor to young patrons. Best for ages 5+.
Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood LIVE!
Feb. 8 (2 shows)
Based on the TV icon Mister Rogers and the PBS show Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, it will be a beautiful day in the neighborhood with two live performances at Walton Arts Center. Daniel puts on his red jacket and promotes emotional intelligence in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe. Best for ages 3+.
The Peking Acrobats
Performing daring maneuvers with precision and expertise, The Peking Acrobats will wow audiences of all ages with somersaults, trick-cycling, contortion and gravity-defying gymnastics. Pushing the envelope of human possibility for the last 30 years, these masters of agility and grace will inspire audiences with the festive pageantry of a Chinese Carnival at Walton Arts Center.
Heartfelt and Humorous Performances
Once on This Island
Feb. 11-16 (8 shows)
In time for Valentine’s Day, Once on This Island will bring a warm island breeze to Northwest Arkansas while welcoming audiences to the tale of Ti Moune as she tries to find her place in the world and tells her story in this breathtaking musical. A timeless testament to theater’s unlimited possibilities, Once on This Island won the 2018 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical. Guests can even score an on-stage seat for $25. On-stage seating is limited, so purchase tickets early to be steps away from the island gods and part of the magic of the musical.
Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo
Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo have established themselves as a major dance phenomenon. Their performances are a perfect blend of precision dance execution along with a comic approach, proving that men can dance en pointe and not take themselves too seriously. The result is a funny, entertaining and inspiring night out.
A Year with Frog and Toad – Feb. 1 and Feb. 8
Ballet Memphis – Feb. 6
Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood LIVE! –Feb. 8 | 2 shows
Once on This Island–Feb. 11-16 | 8 shows
The Peking Acrobats – Feb. 25
Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo – Feb. 27
Apollo’s Fire – Feb. 29
For more information, visit waltonartscenter.org.
Once on This Island Cocktail Class
Date night made easy! Mix things up with two specialty cocktails and instruction from Cannibal & Craft mixologists, paired with light appetizers from Catering Unlimited, on Saturday, Feb. 15. Make show-inspired drinks and walk away with the recipes and a good time had by all. Must be 21+ to participate. Cost is $35.