Country artists, a Broadway comedy, a comedian and musical Pop artists are all featured this year during the 2013-14 season at the Alma Performing Arts Center.
Country musical group Time Jumpers will perform Thursday, Sept. 12 at 7:30 p.m. Time Jumpers includes 11 members: Vince Gill, Dennis Crouch, Larry Franklin, Paul Franklin, "Ranger Doug" Green, Andy Reiss, Dawn Sears, Kenny Sears, Joe Spivey, Jeff Taylor, and Billy Thomas. Tickets are $35-$55.
A workplace revenge fantasy, "9 to 5" is based on the 1980 movie of the same name. The musical comedy features music and lyrics by Dolly Parton. Showtime is Saturday, Oct. 5 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $25-$40.
Shoji Tabuchi, his wife Dorothy and daughter Christina are bringing their Branson Christmas show to the Alma Performing Arts Center. The show includes dance routines and vocalists perform a variety of genres with lovely ballads, songs of the ‘50s and ‘60s and gospel. Showtime is Thursday, Dec.19 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25-$40.
Mark Lowry, an accomplished Christian comedian, singer and songwriter, will provide an evening of clean comedy and music Saturday, Feb. 1 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25-$35.
Helen Reddy, called the "Queen of ‘70s Pop," will perform Saturday, Feb. 22 at 8 p.m. Reddy has more than a dozen Top 40 hits such as, "I Am Woman," "You and Me Against the World," "Ain’t No Way to Treat a Lady" and "Delta Dawn." Tickets are $25-$40.
The following are bonus shows and shows presented by the PAC.
Country Legends In Concert is a celebration of classic country music featuring Bill Anderson, Jeannie Seely, Jim Ed Brown and Helen Cornelius. Showtime is Saturday, Oct.19 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $35-$45. This show is a benefit concert for the Alma Boys and Girls Club.
"Diary of a Worm, a Spider, and a Fly" is a musical show for kids based on the bestselling book series by Doreen Cronin and Harry Bliss featuring Worrying Worm, Fearless Fly and Sassy Spider. Showtime is Monday, Nov. 4 at 9:30 a.m. Recommended for children age 3-11, tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for children 12 and under. Tickets available only through the box office. Call for group discounts and reservations.
"Carnival" is a musical tale of life, love and puppets. The magic of a carnival combines with the magic of love in this Bob Merrill and Michael Stewart musical adaptation of the 1953 film "Lilli." Showtimes are Thursday, Dec. 5 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Dec 7 at 7 p.m.; and Sunday, Dec. 8 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students. Student tickets must be purchased from the box office.
"The Fourposter" dinner theater is a Tony award winning play that follows one couple through life’s journey. Showtimes are Thursday, Feb. 6 at 7 p.m.; Friday, Feb. 7 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 8 at 7 p.m.; and Sunday, Feb. 9 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15 for individuals and $25 per couple, and includes dinner. Discounted couple tickets must be purchased from the box office.
The University of Arkansas Wind Ensemble is comprised of woodwind, brass and percussion instrumentalists from across the Fayetteville campus and the show includes musical variety that extends beyond the traditional band concert. Showtime is Monday, Feb. 17 at 7:30 p.m. and admission is free.
"Are You My Mother?" is a musical story for young audiences. This colorful musical adventure is based on P.D. Eastman’s picture book of the same name, which was named by the National Education Association as one of its "Teachers’ Top 100 Books for Children." Showtime is Wednesday, Feb.19 at 9:30 a.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under. Recommended for children age 3-8. Tickets available only through the box office. Call for group discounts and reservations.
The United States Navy Band "Sea Chanters" chorus is the official chorus of the United States Navy. The ensemble performs a variety of music ranging from traditional choral music, including the sea chantey, to Broadway musicals. Showtime is Saturday, March 22 at 7 p.m. and admission is free. Tickets are required. Up to 6 tickets per family.
"And Then They Came For Me: a historical account of the friends and family surrounding the Franks" is coming to the PAC. Part oral history, part dramatic action, part direct address, part remembrance, the show breaks new ground and has been acclaimed by audiences and critics. Showtimes are Friday, April 11 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, April 12 at 7 p.m.; and Sunday, April 13 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students. Student tickets must be purchased from the box office.
The Alma dance program is the largest in the state of Arkansas. The more than 200 young men and women who participate rival the level of performance of a professional dance company. Showtimes are Saturday, May 3 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, May 4 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. Student tickets must be purchased from the box office.
For a wonderful evening of traditional instrumental music, come hear the Alma Bands. Showtimes are Sunday, Dec.15 at 2 p.m. and Monday, May 12 at 7 p.m. Admission is free.
The Alma Choir program will have its Christmas Concerts Choir Tuesday, Dec. 17 at 7 p.m. and the spring showtime is Monday, May 5 at 7 p.m. Admission is free.
The Season of Entertainment is presented by the Alma Education and Arts Foundation. All moneys raised, after expenses are paid, are used for scholarships for local students.
Tickets go on sale mid-summer and can be purchased at the box office by calling (479)632-2129 or online at almapac.org.