East Arkansas Community College has announced the upcoming ‘Season III’ of events to be held in the EACC Fine Arts Center
June 19, 2012
East Arkansas Community College
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Forrest City-East Arkansas Community College has announced the upcoming ‘Season III’ of events to be held in the EACC Fine Arts Center Auditorium. Season ticket packages are now available for purchase at www.eacc.edu.
The EACC Spotlight Series:
Newsboys with Special Guests Building 429 & Luminate
‘God’s Not Dead Tour’
Sunday, September 23, 2012 – 6:30 pm
The GRAMMY-nominated and Dove Award-winning Newsboys have sold close to eight million albums, and garnered five Gold albums and 28 Number 1 radio hits. Best known for their amazing live show including the fan-favorite spinning drum riser, the Newsboys continue as an innovator in the touring arena. With special guests Building 429 and Luminate, this 3-band concert is guaranteed to be an amazing entertainment experience! With multiple awards of their own, Building 429 is currently topping the radio charts, and Luminate is one of the hottest up-and-coming bands touring today.
Fiddler on the Roof - (National Tour)
Friday, November 9, 2012 – 7:00 pm
Based on the stories of Sholom Aleichem, the Tony Award winning musical Fiddler on the Roof has been lauded by critics again and again and has won the hearts of people all around the world. Filled with a rousing, heartwarming score, which includes “Tradition,” “Matchmaker,
Matchmaker,” “If I Were A Rich Man,” and “Sunrise, Sunset,” Fiddler on the Roof is a timeless classic. No other musical has so magically wovenmusic, dance, poignancy and laughter into such an electrifying andunforgettable experience. Relive a glorious tradition of the musical theatrewith this nationally touring production of Fiddler on the Roof.
Memphis Symphony Orchestra
Home for the Holidays
Thursday, December 6, 2012 – 7:00 pm
No matter the weather, this annual holiday favorite concert will bring back some of the most-loved, and coziest melodies ever created. It will be a night of good tidings and cheer. So, sure — let it snow! Come and enjoy the music with conductor Stilian Kirov, and the Memphis Symphony Chorus.
An Evening with George Jones
Saturday, February 23, 2013 – 7:00 pm
Affectionately nicknamed “The Possum”, George Jones has been a prolific singer and songwriter of country music for over 50 years. Throughout his amazing career, not only has he created number one hits that include songs like “Still Doin’ Time”, “The Door,” and “He Stopped Loving Her Today”, but he has also won numerous awards including three Grammy awards and nine Country Music Awards. George Jones is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame and earned a ranking of number 3 on CMT’s list of the 40 Greatest Men of Country Music. His songs are timeless and still remain relevant even today.
Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone / Gary Puckett & The Union Gap Band
Saturday, April 27, 2013 – 7:00 pm
Multi-talented singer/actor Peter Noone is well known to audiences worldwide as “Herman” of the 1960s era British pop/rock band, Herman’s Hermits. The energetic and eternally young Noone encourages concert-goers to sing along to Hermits classics like “I’m Into Something Good,” “There’s a Kind of Hush,” “Mrs. Brown You’ve Got a Lovely Daughter,” and of course, “I’m Henry the VIII, I Am.”
Gary Puckett, along with his pop band, The Union Gap, helped to forge a series of massive chart ballads with their earnestness and melodrama in the 1960s. With their Civil War-era costumes and original song lyrics, Gary Puckett and the Union Gap climbed the charts with their smash hits “Woman Woman,” “Lady Willpower,” “This Girl is a Woman Now,” and “Young Girl.”
The EACC Family Series:
Spooktacular! featuring The Jason Bishop Show
Sunday, October 28, 2012 – 2:00 pm pre-party / 3:00 pm performance
Costumes are welcome at this afternoon full of tricks and treats! Join us for a Halloween pre-party followed by The Jason Bishop Show. As America's hottest illusionist, Jason Bishop might have a person passing through his body one moment or make goldfish appear from nowhere the next. Bishop delivers a high energy, highly-interactive performance set to an upbeat blend of rock and pop music. With exclusive large illusions and “close-up” magic captured on live cameras and projected onto large LCD screens, Bishop’s show is designed to entertain, engage and enthrall audiences of all ages. Bishop’s performances have landed him appearances at notable venues including Disney Cruise Lines and Celebrity Cruise Lines in Europe and Alaska, the Magic Castle in Hollywood, California, and in Las Vegas.
Twas the Night Before Christmas
Saturday, December 1, 2012 – 3:00 pm
Heartwarming and hilarious, this charming Christmas musical is complete with a jolly Santa, reindeer on the roof, moonlight on the snow, Ma and Pa in their caps, and sugarplums dancing in the dreams of hopeful children. Our careworn poet, Clement Moore is struggling to write a Christmas poem. Clement, uninspired until his eyes and heart are opened by the loving, joyous images all about him in his own home and family, begins writing his immortal poem with these words, “’twas the night before Christmas.” His poem is a delight, not only to his family, but to many generations of families who can’t imagine Christmas without avisit from St. Nicholas.
Clifford the Big Red Dog – Live!
Sunday, February 17, 2013 – 3:00 pm
It only takes a little to BE BIG! What better way to celebrate the beloved Big Red Dog’s 50th anniversary in 2012 than seeing the Emmy-nominated show brought to life on stage in this all new musical! Join Clifford and Emily Elizabeth on a journey to Birdwell Island for adventures with their friends Cleo, T-Bone, Charley, Jetta, and Mac. They will share Clifford’s BE BIG! Ideas, such as Help Others, Work Together, Believe In Yourself, Share and other timeless values with laughter, music and dancing that the whole family will love.
Healthy Woman Anniversary Event featuring Etta May of the Southern Fried Chicks
(A Forrest City Medical Center Resource)
Tuesday, September 25, 2012 – Expo & Health Fair: 4:30-6:30 pm / Dinner: 6:30-7:30 pm / Etta May Performance: 7:30 pm
Ripped directly from the life story of one of America’s funniest women, it’s a night of gut-busting, seam-splitting laughter! The star of the sell-out tour Southern Fried Chicks is a regular on CMT and winner of the prestigious Female Comic of the Year award. Etta May’s huge fan base makes her a favorite of XM & Sirius radio’s comedy channels plus the syndicated Bob & Tom show. Tickets for this event may be purchased online at www.eacc.edu, via telephone by calling 870-633-4480, ext. 352, or in person at the EACC Fine Arts Center Ticket Office.
$30 ticket includes expo, dinner, and performance $20 ticket - performance only
Rodney Block Jazz Project sponsored by EACC Student Activities
Friday, February 15, 2013 – 7:00 pm
Block, a classically trained instrumentalist, performs a unique blend of traditional jazz, gospel, hip-hop, bebop, funk and soul. An Arkansas native, he honed his skills by playing in some of Kansas City's premier venues – Grand Emporium, Plaza III, Blue Room and Liberty Hall. His ensembles have opened for Jonathan Butler, Claude "Fiddler" Williams, Wynton Marsalis and Angela Hagenbaugh, among others. Tickets for this event may be purchased via telephone by calling 870 633-4480, ext. 352 or in person at the EACC Fine Arts Center Ticket Office.
General Admission: $10 / EACC Students with valid ID: No Charge.
United States Air Force Concert Band
Sunday – March 24, 2013 - 2:00 pm
This diverse, 45-piece ensemble’s repertoire ranges from symphonic band masterworks, to traditional marches, to modern compositions, to pops and jazz. Concert attendees can expect to hear stirring works from contemporary composers as well as the familiar sounds of John Philip Sousa or Major Glenn Miller. The band also features talented vocal soloists, performing a wide variety of popular, classical, and patriotic selections. Whether performing for a head of state, before a capacity crowd, or for our troops at home or abroad, the Concert Band reflects the heritage and pride of our great nation and the United States Air Force. Tickets for this free event may be reserved via telephone by calling 870 633-4480, ext. 352 or in person at the EACC Fine Arts Center Ticket Office.
Tickets to all Spotlight Series events are $35, Family Series events are $12. There is no charge for some special events-see online listings. Tickets for Spotlight Series and Family Series events generally go on sale six weeks prior to event. Season tickets are now available online at www.eacc.edu or by calling 870-633-4480 ext. 352. Season subscription options save up to 20% of the ticket price. The EACC Fine Arts Center is located just off I-40 at 1700 Newcastle Road in Forrest City.