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EACC FAC Announces 5th Anniversary Performance Season

June 13, 2014

East Arkansas Community College

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Forrest City- East Arkansas Community College has announced the upcoming 5th Anniversary Season of events to be held in the EACC Fine Arts Center.  Season ticket packages for the 2014-2015 Season will be available for purchase on Monday, June 16th at

5th Anniversary Event:

Martina McBride

presented by Pandora Jewelry

Friday, August 29, 2014—7:30 pm

A three-time Academy of Country Music "Top Female Vocalist" award winner, four-time Country Music Association "Female Vocalist of the Year" and GRAMMY®-winning recording artist, Martina McBride has sold more than 18 million albums and garnered numerous  hits throughout her career including “Independence Day,” “Wild Angels,” “A Broken Wing,” “When God Fearing Women Get the Blues,” and many more. As a result, Martina McBride is ranked as the most played woman vocalist on country radio between 1999 and 2010 and was inducted into the cast of the Grand Ole Opry in 1995.

The EACC Spotlight Series:

1964 The Tribute

Saturday, October 4, 2014—7:30 pm

“1964”…The Tribute takes audiences on a musical journey to an era in rock history that will live in everyone’s hearts forever. They are hailed by critics and fans alike as the most authentic and endearing Beatles tribute in the world. Choosing songs from the pre-Sgt. Pepper era, “1964” astonishingly recreates an early 60’s live Beatles concert with period instruments, clothing, hairstyles, and onstage banter.

Arkansas Symphony Orchestra Holiday Extravaganza

Saturday, December 6, 2014—7:30 pm

Experience the magic of the holiday season with the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra.

No matter the weather, this annual favorite holiday concert will bring back some of the most-loved and coziest melodies ever created.

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

Saturday, March 7, 2015—7:00 pm

“Goin’ courting” has never been as much fun as in this rip-roaring stage version of the popular MGM movie. Set in Oregon in 1850, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers tells the story of Milly, a young bride living in the 1850's Oregon wilderness. Her plan to civilize and marry off her six rowdy brothers-in-law to ensure the success of her own marriage backfires when the brothers, in their enthusiasm, kidnap six women from a neighboring town to be their brides. Bursting with the rambunctious energy of the original film, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers is all the boisterous fun and romance that harkens back to the glory days of the movie musical.

The Midtown Men

Saturday, March 21, 2014—7:30 pm
This sensational production reunites Four Stars from the Original Cast of Broadway’s Jersey Boys. Now, as The Midtown Men, they have thrilled crowds on concert stages and symphony halls across the continent. The group had the distinct honor of opening the National Tree Lighting Ceremony at the White House. Don't miss this electrifying and soulful new production with its top-shelf choreography, incredible vocal performances and legendary onstage chemistry.

The Time Jumpers featuring Vince Gill

Saturday, April 18, 2015—7:30 pm

The Time Jumpers featuring Country Music Hall of Famer Vince Gill, Dawn Sears, Kenny Sears, and “Ranger Doug” Green combine 11 of country’s best musicians. This supergroup has received four Grammy nominations including two nominations on their 2012 self–titled album for Best Country Album and Best Country Vocal Performance by a Group. This is a not-to-be missed jam session with Vince Gill and the best of the best from Nashville, all of whom have made major contributions to the richness of country music.

The EACC Family Series:

Big Nate

Sunday, October 19, 2015—2:00 pm

Nate Wright, a detention-riddled sixth grader (and drummer for the greatest garage band in the history of the galaxy, Enslave the Mollusk!) hopes to woo beautify Jenny away from her boyfriend Arthur by winning “The Nickelodeon”, the first prize in his school’s Battle of the Bands. When Arthur and Jenny team up with Nate’s arch-rival Gina to form the sap-pop band, Rainbows and Ponies, he’s gotta take his game to an all-star level. What will he do?

Cirque Zuma Zuma

Sunday, November 16, 2014—3:00 pm

Cirque Zuma Zuma has been described as an African-style Cirque du Soliel, combining the mysticism and magic of the African continent with the out-of-this-world excitement of a theatrical cirque performance. The non-stop, action-packed show will feature the fantastic Zuma Zuma Acrobats from America's Got Talent, along with a colorfully costumed cornucopia of talented artists – South African vocalists, gumboot dancers and contortionists, Zimbabwean percussionists, Egyptian limbo dancers, Gabonese tumblers, amazing pole acts, and more.

Rapunzel! A Very Hairy Fairy Tale

Saturday, April 4, 2015—3:00 pm

Let your hair down in this charming new musical! The evil enchantress Lady Za Za has banished Princess Rapunzel to the deep, dark, dank, dismal, dreary forest in an effort to rule the kingdom herself.  It is up to handsome Sir Roderick and his hairdressing side-kick Edgar to restore the kingdom as they also search for true love and a perfect head of hair.  Will they find everything they are looking for in Princess Rapunzel? With a dragon who has lost his poof, a neurotic gypsy woman, and a magical cast of characters, this hilarious twist on the classic fairy tale will delight princes and princesses of all ages.

Special Events:

Healthy Woman Anniversary Party featuring Lisa Welchel

(A Forrest City Medical Center Resource)

Tuesday, October 7, 2014—Girlfriend Time (Shopping, Health Fair, Hors d’oeuvres and Beverage Buffets) 4:30-7:30 pm / Keynote Speaker Lisa Welchel 7:30-8:15 pm

Best remembered for her nine-year role as the preppy and wealthy Blair Warner on NBC’s “The Facts of Life”, Lisa Welchel’s professional career has spanned more than three-and-a-half decades. Her roles have ranged from a Mouseketeer in 1977, to a participant in CBS’s “Survivor: Philippines” in 2012, where she tied for second place and was voted the Fan Favorite Participant. Welchel is also a singer, songwriter, book author, and an inspirational speaker, having toured with “Women of Faith,” “Extraordinary Women,” and “Women of Joy.”  Tickets for this event may be purchased online, via telephone by calling 870-633-4480, ext. 352, or in person at the EACC Fine Arts Center Ticket Office.  Tickets are now on sale for $35.

UAPB Vesper Choir

Thursday, February 19, 2015—12:30 pm

The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Vesper Choir, under the direction of Dr. Michael J. Bates, Professor of Music, is nationally recognized among historically black colleges and universities for its diverse repertoire and excellent performances.  This 65-70 member ensemble, founded in the 1940s by Professor Ariel “Pops” Lovelace and conducted for more than 40 years by Professor Shelton J. “Fessor” McGee, has a rich choral tradition that includes numerous performances on radio and television, as well as performances across the United States.  In 2006, the UAPB Vesper Choir took a performance tour to Italy.  This special event is sponsored by the EACC Office of Student Affairs.

Rodney Block Jazz Project

Friday, February 13, 2015—7:00 pm

Rodney Block, a Dumas native, released his long anticipated album, Outside the Box, in 2009. Block, a trumpeter who has performed and been featured in various venues across the globe, has built a niche in the genres of jazz and hip hop. Notable artists he has shared the stage with include Earth, Wind, and Fire, Joe, Whoodini, Johnny Gill, Dwele, Jonathan Butler, Dave Hollister, Wynton Marsalis, and Eric Roberson. Block's televised jazz feature, “AETN Presents: Front Row with Rodney Block & The Real Music Lovers,” was nominated for a Regional Emmy and awarded the 2014 Aurora Platinum Award. Block's backing unit, The Real Music Lovers, features Oliver Thomas (bass), Sam Carroll (piano), and Michael Chandler (drums).   This special event is sponsored by the EACC Office of Student Affairs.

Single tickets to all Spotlight Series events are $39, Family Series events are $14.50.  Special event ticket prices vary-see online listings. Tickets for Spotlight Series and Family Series events generally go on sale six weeks prior to the event. Season ticket package sales open Monday, June 16th.  Ticket packages will be available online at or by calling 870-633-4480 ext. 352. Season subscription options save up to 20%.  The 5th Anniversary Event may be added on to subscription packages at the subscriber discounted price. 

Photo of Martina McBride

Photo:  Martina McBride will open the EACC Fine Arts Center’s 2014-2015 Performance Season as the featured artist for the 5th Anniversary Event.  

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