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Season ticket packages for the 2017-2018 ASUMH Performing Arts Series will go on sale to the general public August 17, 2017.  Season tickets include six shows for $130, plus $19.70 fees.  That’s a savings of $30 on tickets, if purchased separately.  Season ticket packages are half price for ASUMH students and ages 18 and younger.  All iTickets / processing fees apply. Individual show ticket sales begin August 31.Arkansas State University – Mountain Home (ASUMH) announces its seventh performing arts series season with a lineup of Broadway, symphony, comedy, theater and Irish dance. The series, which began in 2011, provides a full year of performances, lectures, concerts and more.Season ticket sales begin August 17. A season ticket, priced at $130, plus fees, includes admission to each show in the series and saves $30 off the price of tickets, if purchased individually. Individual show ticket sales begin August 31.  Patrons of the performing arts at ASUMH may purchase tickets ahead of this schedule, according to their giving level. For more information on patron benefits or to make a patron contribution, call Sarah Sikes at 870-508-6105.

September 14, Thursday at 7 p.m.
Haley Cultural Arts Endowment presents
O Sole Trio, “Bravissimo Broadway”

$20 Adults, $10 Students *plus fees

Returning to ASUMH after a hit performance in 2016, O Sole Trio brings “Bravissimo Broadway” to the Dykstra stage. “Bravissimo Broadway” combines classic show tunes from the most beloved Broadway musicals, with their own breathtaking and unique arrangements. The performance includes highlights from shows such as Les Miserables, West Side Story, and Phantom of the Opera, mixed with outstanding original arrangements, such as the hauntingly beautiful “Edelweiss” from The Sound of Music, in three-part harmony, and a gorgeous ‘mash-up’ of Ghost: The Musical’s hits “With You” and “Unchained Melody.”

O Sole Trio is a vibrant classical crossover ensemble featuring the lush voices of soprano Erin Shields and baritone Giuseppe Spoletini, as well as the versatile and virtuosic David Shenton on piano and violin.

The trio has performed sold-out concerts all over the United States, Canada and the UK, including at such major venues as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the Redlands Bowl in California (to a crowd of 6,000+), and Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club in London. O Sole Trio’s shows are both touching and humorous. The trio breathes new life into familiar favorites with their unique and innovative arrangements.

Their first show at ASUMH, “From Pavarotti to Pop,” featured a program of beloved Italian opera arias, Neapolitan songs, and jazz and pop standards made popular by such singers as Louis Prima, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Connie Francis and Andrea Bocelli.

September 25, Monday at 6 p.m.
Gaston Lecture Series
Dr. Jennifer Wiseman

Free Admission; No Ticket Required

Dr. Jennifer Wiseman is a senior astrophysicist at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center where she serves as the senior project scientist for the Hubble Space Telescope. Her primary responsibility is to ensure that the Hubble mission is as scientifically productive as possible.  Previously, Wiseman headed Goddard’s Laboratory for Exoplanets and Stellar Astrophysics. She started her career at NASA in 2003 as the program scientist for Hubble and several other astrophysics missions at NASA headquarters. Wiseman’s scientific expertise is centered on the study of star forming regions in our galaxy using a variety of tools, including radio, optical and infrared telescopes. As an undergraduate, Wiseman studied physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she discovered the comet 114P/Wiseman-Skiff.  She then earned a Ph.D. in astronomy at Harvard University. Wiseman is a 1983 graduate of Mountain Home High School.

October 19, Thursday at 7 p.m.
Arvest Concert Series presents Todd Mosby and the New Horizons TourTodd 4

Free Admission; No Ticket Required

New Horizons Ensemble is a six-member acoustic instrumental/folk/jazz, live touring version of the Zone Music Reporter (ZMR) chart-topping “On Eagle Mountain” release. Todd Mosby weaves personal stories, visual media and lighting to engage audiences emotionally, visually, and sonically in “On Eagle Mountain.”

A guitarist’s guitarist, Mosby is a two-time Global Music Award recipient and made it on the 2017 Grammy ballot in three categories. In addition, “On Eagle Mountain” was nominated in 2017 for Best Acoustic Instrumental Album and Mosby as Best New Artist by ZMR, and for Best Acoustic Guitar Album by One World Music.

Mosby is an innovative guitarist, composer and improviser who creates an intriguing combination of New Age, jazz, folk and world music. A lineup of Grammy nominated/winning performers joins Mosby in delivering a performance that has transformed lives.

Featured with Mosby are Michael Manring (Grammy-nominated bass player); Jeff Haynes (Grammy- winning percussionist); Premik Tubbs (Santana, Mclaughlin, Sting woodwind player); Bryan & Lola (piano, vocals, and guitar).

October 26, Thursday at 7 p.m.
The Wonder Bread Years

$20 Adults, $10 Students *plus fees

A fresh and funny salute to Americana, “The Wonder Bread Years” starring former Seinfeld writer Pat Hazell, is a fast-paced, hilarious production that gracefully walks the line between standup and theater. Audiences across the country are enjoying this show that not only restores a much-needed sense of child-like wonder, but leaves audiences laughing and savoring the past like never before. From sitting at the kids table to riding in the way back of the Country Squire wagon, “The Wonder Bread Years” is a comic bulls-eye for baby boomers everywhere.

November 30, Thursday at 7 p.m.
Arkansas Symphony Orchestra: Home for the Holidays

$30 Adults, $15 Students *plus fees

The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra (ASO), incorporated in 1966, now performs over 60 concerts per season, including the Masterworks and Pops concerts. In addition, the orchestra has a Chamber Series, River Rhapsodies, at the Clinton Presidential Center, ASO, I.N.C.: Intimate Neighborhood Concerts; plus a busy schedule of statewide touring, chamber music, and educational performances in numerous venues, and collaborations with Ballet Arkansas and the Arkansas Repertory Theatre. Through ASO education programs, more than 40,000 children each year experience the magic of music. Now in its 50th season, the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra is led by conductor Philip Mann.

Comprising the state’s most sought-after professional musicians, the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra is heard by more than 165,000 Arkansans each year, and consistently plays to high critical praise.

February 14, Wednesday at 7 p.m.
Alice in Wonderland

$25 Adults, $12.50 Students *plus fees

Presented by America’s longest-running touring theatre company, National Players, “Alice in Wonderland” is a show for all ages. An Alice for our time, a precocious girl falls into a fantastic world of extravagant characters where little makes sense. To find her way, Alice charts a topsy-turvy course where every turn means a new adventure. In this 21st-century staging, cameras, projection and puppets help tell the story of Alice’s journey through Wonderland. This production marks another National Players world premiere, following the successes of “The Giver” and “To Kill a Mockingbird” here in Mountain Home.

March 4, Sunday at 3 p.m.
Rhythm of the DanceRhythm 2014 selection Wim Lanser-168

$30 Adults, $15 Students *plus fees

Since the creation of “Rhythm of the Dance” in 1998, it has toured consistently internationally and continues to achieve greater critical acclaim year after year.
This two-hour dance and music extravaganza contains a wealth of Irish talent. The show is an inspiring epic, reliving the journey of the Irish Celts throughout history. Using modern art forms of dance and music, this richly costumed show marries the contemporary and the ancient. Combining traditional dance and music with the most up-to-date stage technology, the show is a thousand-year-old story executed with all the advantages of the modern-day stage show.

Internationally rated as one of the most popular and busiest Irish step dance shows in the world, “Rhythm of the Dance” has a wonderful, gifted young cast of 22 dancers; a live band of musicians; and three Irish tenors, featuring live performances from the entire troupe. This show has been performed for over seven million fans, winning critical acclaim across 4 continents of the world in 36 countries.
March 13, Tuesday at 6 p.m.
Gaston Lecture Series
John Maxwell – “Oh, Mr. Faulkner, Do You Write?”

Free Admission; No Ticket Required

“Oh, Mr. Faulkner, Do You Write?” is a one-man show based on the life of William Faulkner.  Classic Southern storyteller John Maxwell has toured with this very funny and deeply moving production for more than twenty years to 12 foreign countries and across most of the United States.
Included are recollections of Mr. Faulkner’s days in Hollywood writing screenplays for Clark Gable and Howard Hawks; stories about his family that are both hilarious and touching, an amusing and highly insightful Q-and-A session with an imaginary English class, and much more. The production ends with a wonderful offering of The Nobel Prize acceptance speech he delivered at Stockholm. It’s a powerful evening of theater and literature, entertainment and enlightenment!
April 8, Sunday at 2 p.m.
Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story4-small

$35 Adults, $17.50 Students *plus fees

Straight from Broadway, “Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story” tells the true story of Buddy’s meteoric rise to fame, from the moment in 1957 when “That’ll Be the Day” hit the airwaves until his tragic death less than two years later on what came to be known as “the day the music died.” The show features over 20 of Buddy Holly’s greatest hits, including “That’ll Be the Day,” “Peggy Sue,” “Everyday,” “Oh Boy,” “Rave On” and “Raining in My Heart,” plus Ritchie Valens’ “La Bamba” and the Big Bopper’s “Chantilly Lace.”

Buddy Holly’s brief life has become the stuff of legend. “Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story” is a celebration of the life and times of the young man with spectacles, and it catches that unique mixture of innocence, determination, humor and charm that was Buddy Holly, and wraps it up into a package that has become the world’s most successful rock & roll musical.

April 22, Sunday at 2 p.m.
Arvest Concert Series
Singing Men of Arkansas

Free Admission; No Ticket Required

Singing Men of Arkansas is an amazing choral group. Its auditioned members are all volunteers who enjoy singing together and having fun doing it. They enjoy a broad variety of repertoire, and inspire and entertain audiences with their dynamic choral performances. The idea for Singing Men of Arkansas (SMA) began on October 9, 2007, at a local restaurant with a conversation between two men experienced in vocal participation, presentation and leadership. On October 31, 2007, the idea had expanded to a governing council of seven men and an outstanding choral leader and director with national and international experience, Mike Bedford. By the end of that day the name Singing Men of Arkansas was selected. Today, the group totals 48 members.
Season ticket sales begin August 17 and individual ticket sales begin August 31.  Ordering tickets is as easy as 1-2-3:

Online – www.thesheid.com Available 24/7 through the secure, online ordering system, iTickets

Phone – 870-508-6280 or toll-free 800-965-9324

In Person – Box office hours are Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. The box office also opens one hour prior to performances and during intermission. The Sheid is located on the ASUMH campus at 1600 South College Street, Mountain Home, AR

Fees (*) are charged by the online ticketing company, iTickets, and are applicable to tickets purchased both online, over the phone, or in person.
No tickets are required for the Arvest Concert Series or the Gaston Lecture Series and seating is not reserved.  For all performing arts events, ASUMH provides a complimentary shuttle service from the parking lots to The Sheid. For more information, contact Christy Keirn, Director of Communications and Institutional Advancement at ASUMH, at 870-508-6109.

Great Shows at The Sheid...
Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, 2011
Moscow Ballet's The Nutcracker, 2011
Golden Dragon Acrobats, 2012
The Capitol Steps, 2012
Arkasnas Symphony Orchestra, 2012
100 Years of Broadway, 2013
As You Like It, 2013
Jeremy Davis and the Fabulous Equinox Orchesetra, 2014
The Fnatasticks, 2014
Annie Moses Band, 2014
Tatiana Mann, 2014
To Kill a Mockingbird, 2015
Million Dollar Quartet, 2015
101 Years of Broadway, 2015
Mike Farris & Roseland Rhythm Revue, 2015
Mystical Arts of Tibet, 2015
Ten Tenors, 2015
Romeo & Juliet, 2016
The Hit Men, 2016
Quapaw Quartet of the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, 2016
Music City Hit Makers, 2016
O Sole Trio, 2016
Sandi Patty's Farewell Tour, 2016
The Giver, 2017
U.S. Army Jazz Ambassadors, 2017
Cinderella, 2017