The University of Arkansas - Pulaski Technical College (UA-PTC) will debut its inaugural CHARTS Live season that includes a diverse, 12-performance package of concerts, comedy and lectures beginning in September and continuing through spring 2020.
Here's the season lineup:
The Second City
The Second City is an improvisational comedy enterprise, best known as the historically first on-going improvisational theater troupe.
Lee Rocker: The Stray Cat!
Lee Rocker made his mark singing, playing, standing on, spinning and rocking his giant upright bass as a founding member of the Grammy-nominated music group The Stray Cats, who sold over 10 million albums and garnered 23 gold and platinum certified records worldwide.
"MasterChef Junior Live!"
This all-new production brings the culinary hit show "MasterChef Junior" directly to you. Featuring head-to-head cooking competitions with past "MasterChef Junior" all-stars and fan favorites, Q&A sessions and an overall immersive audience experience fun for all ages.
Black Violin is led by classically trained string players Wil B. (viola) and Kev Marcus (violin). The band uses their unique blend of classical and hip-hop music, often described as "classical boom," to overcome stereotypes and encourage people of all ages, races and economic backgrounds to join together to break down cultural barriers.
"Mystery Science Theater 3000 Live"
For the first time in 25 years, original host and MST3K creator Joel Hodgson is back in the red jumpsuit as Joel Robinson. Alongside new MST3K host Jonah Heston (Jonah Ray), Joel, Jonah and the Bots will bring new movies and all new riffs and sketches live to the stage
Marty Stuart is The Pilgrim
Marty Stuart celebrates the 20th anniversary of his album, "The Pilgrim." This show will feature Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives playing the songs from "The Pilgrim" in the first set, followed by a second set of Stuart’s hits featuring His Fabulous Superlatives.
Ladysmith Black Mambazo
For more than 50 years, South Africa’s five-time Grammy Award-winners Ladysmith Black Mambazo has warmed the hearts of audiences worldwide with their uplifting vocal harmonies, signature dance moves and charming onstage banter.
Tab Benoit is a Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter and guitarist who has built a remarkable career on the foundation of his gritty and soulful Delta swamp blues and acquiring a devoted legion of fans along the way.
Dr. Tererai Trent
Dr. Tererai Trent is one of the most internationally acclaimed voices for women’s empowerment and quality education. Distinguished as Oprah Winfrey’s "all-time favorite guest," Dr. Trent is an inspiring scholar, educator, humanitarian, motivational speaker, author and the founder of Tererai Trent International.
Mary Wilson of The Supremes
It was a vision of musical stardom as a Detroit teen that inspired Mary Wilson to found one of the most successful female singing groups in recording history, The Supremes. Since then, Wilson has written a best-selling autobiography, performed on stage and screen, lectured and toured the world.
Mississippi Mass Choir
The Mississippi Mass Choir's traveling show will bring 75 singers to the CHARTS stage to take the audience on a powerful, inspirational musical journey.
Rebecca and Megan Lovell of Larkin Poe are singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist sisters creating their own brand of gritty, soulful Southern rock.
National Theatre Live
In addition to the main stage series, CHARTS will present, National Theatre Live film screenings each month on a select Monday night. All screenings start at 7 p.m. For a complete list of screenings and to purchase tickets, click here.
Season packages are on sale now and single tickets go on sale July 22. Call (501) 812-2831 to purchase your tickets. For more info, head to UA-PTC's website.
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