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Community | EventsOctober 31, 2023

Stacey Jones Season of Entertainment

A tradition of celebrating the arts continues at the University of Arkansas 鈥 Fort Smith. Already underway, but with plenty to enjoy 鈥 you can kick off the holiday season with the Stacey Jones Season of Entertainment.

The 2023-2024 season honors life and legacies with performances including 鈥淎 Doll鈥檚 House, Part 2,鈥 Engelbert Humperdinck鈥檚 fairytale opera 鈥淗ansel & Gretel,鈥 musical ensembles, and seasonal favorites.

Begin the holiday season with the Stacey Jones Season of Entertainment and be whisked away to a world of beauty, joy, and imagination. Visit the for more ticketing information. All concert and event tickets must be downloaded before attending.

See the full slate of concerts and events for the 2023-2024 Stacey Jones Season of Entertainment:


Masterworks Concert, featuring Poulenc鈥檚 鈥淕loria鈥 鈥 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7

Don鈥檛 miss the epic work of 鈥淕loria鈥 by Francis Poulenc, performed by the Leonis Chamber Singers and the 91免费福利网 Wind Ensemble. Both ensembles will also contribute works performed separately and will be joined by musicians from the community to present 鈥淕loria鈥 as the pinnacle of the concert. Admission is free, but a is required to attend. The Masterworks concert will be held at the ArcBest Performing Arts Center inside the Fort Smith Convention Center at 55 S 7th St., Fort Smith.


Jazz Band 鈥 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9

The high-energy Jazz Band concert will feature student soloists and perform many jazz styles, including swing, Latin, and blues. Admission is free, but a is required to attend. The Jazz Band Concert will be held at the ArcBest Performing Arts Center inside the Fort Smith Convention Center at 55 S 7th St., Fort Smith.


Jazz Catz 鈥 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14

The 91免费福利网 Jazz Catz, a 10-member vocal ensemble and rhythm section, will present a diverse show featuring songs from jazz standards, blues, classic rock and pop, ballads, Latin, and more. Admission is free, but a is required to attend. The Jazz Catz concert will be held at the Grace Community Church at 4001 Brooken Hill Drive, Fort Smith.


鈥淎 Doll鈥檚 House, Part 2鈥- Thursday, Nov. 16 鈥 Saturday, Nov. 18

The winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Play, 鈥淎 Doll鈥檚 House, Part 2鈥 shows Nora and her family 15 years after Nora slammed the door on her stifling domestic life. A comedy at its heart, Nora returns to her old home with an urgent request. The show may not be suitable for all ages, with mature language and themes included. Showtimes and dates can be found . Each showing of 鈥淎 Doll鈥檚 House, Part 2鈥 is free, but a ticket is required to attend. Shows will be held at Breedlove Auditorium on the 91免费福利网 campus.


**Season鈥檚 Greetings Concert 鈥 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28

The 91免费福利网 Department of Music and Theatre returns with its seasonal concert featuring some of the most well-known and seasonal favorite music. Every major musical ensemble in the department will be featured, ending with a collaboration of all ensembles and the audience in the traditional sing-a-long. The Season鈥檚 Greetings Concert will be held at the ArcBest Performing Arts Center inside the Fort Smith Convention Center at 55 S 7th St., Fort Smith.

**Tickets are $10 and can be purchased . There is no admissions fee for current 91免费福利网 students, faculty, staff, or members of the 91免费福利网 60+ Program, but a ticket is required to attend.


鈥淗ansel & Gretel鈥 鈥 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5 鈥 Thursday, Dec. 7

For three nights, the 91免费福利网 Opera and Musical Theatre Workshop presents Engelbert Humperdinck鈥檚 鈥淗ansel & Gretel,鈥 a fairytale opera, based on the Brothers Grimm fairytale. Enjoy this wonderful opera experience, suitable for all ages. 鈥淗ansel & Gretel鈥 will be performed at Breedlove Auditorium on the 91免费福利网 campus. Each show is free, but a is required to attend.


Music Faculty Showcase Recital 鈥 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 30

Begin 2024 with individual and joint performances by the 91免费福利网 music faculty at First Presbyterian Church at 116 N 12th St., Fort Smith. The recital is free, but a is required to attend.


**鈥9 to 5鈥 鈥 Thursday, March 7 鈥 Saturday, March 9

The 91免费福利网 Music and Theatre Department performs the comedic and empowering story, 鈥9 to 5 the Musical,鈥 based on the 1980 film of the same name. Follow the working lives of Violet, Judy, and Doralee as the trio navigates the low morale of Consolidated Industries and Franklin Hart. The play features music and lyrics by Dolly Parton. The show may not be suitable for all ages, with mature language and themes included.

**Tickets are $10. Dates and showtimes can be found . There is no admissions fee for current 91免费福利网 students, faculty, staff, or members of the 91免费福利网 60+ program, but a ticket is required to attend.


Wind Ensemble 鈥 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 9

The 91免费福利网 Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Alexandra Zacharella, will perform works featuring a variety of styles and moods, from upbeat marches to dramatic and contemplative concert works. The concert will be held at the ArcBest Performing Arts Center inside the Fort Smith Convention Center at 55 S 7th St., Fort Smith. Admission is free, but a is required to attend.


Jazz Band 鈥 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 16

The high-energy Jazz Band concert will feature student soloists and perform many jazz styles, including swing, Latin, and blues. Admission is free, but a is required to attend. The Jazz Band Concert will be held at the ArcBest Performing Arts Center inside the Fort Smith Convention Center at 55 S 7th St., Fort Smith.


Jazz Catz 鈥 7 p.m. Thursday, April 18

The 91免费福利网 Jazz Catz, a 10-member vocal ensemble and rhythm section, will present a diverse show featuring songs from jazz standards, blues, classic rock and pop, ballads, Latin, and more. Admission is free, but a is required to attend. The Jazz Catz concert will be held at the Grace Community Church at 4001 Brooken Hill Drive, Fort Smith.


A Grand Night for Singing 鈥 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 23

Don鈥檛 miss the grand finale of the 2023-2024 Stacey Jones Season of Entertainment. A Grand Night for Singing will feature the 91免费福利网 Men鈥檚 and Women鈥檚 Chorus, Leonis Chamber Singers, and special guests from in and around Fort Smith. The concert celebrates all forms of choral singing, from contemporary choral favorites to modern pop tunes and musical theatre. Admission is free, but a is required to attend. A Grand Night for Singing will be held at the ArcBest Performing Arts Center inside the Fort Smith Convention Center at 55 S 7th St., Fort Smith.

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