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Actor, playwright, musician proves one can be a whole

BECCA MARTIN-BROWN bmartin@nwadg.com As a grad student at the University of Arkansas, Austin Dean Ashford made an impact not only on the campus arts community but around the world with

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WAC getting industry recognition it deserves

JOCELYN MURPHY jmurphy@nwadg.com The Walton Arts Center has played a starring role in Northwest Arkansas’ entertainment scene since its opening more than two and a half decades ago. But something

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Eureka Springs sees renewed artistic interest

LARA JO HIGHTOWER lhightower@nwadg.com Set one foot in the fairy tale town of Eureka Springs, and you immediately know it’s something special. Gracious Victorian style houses are cut into the

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Radio play inspires a little Santa in everyone

LARA JO HIGHTOWER lhightower@nwadg.com The classic holiday film “Miracle on 34th Street” has become a Christmas tradition for many people. This holiday season, fans of the story will get a

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APT finds the heart in hilarity

BECCA MARTIN-BROWN bmartin@nwadg.com A critic once called “A Tuna Christmas” a kind of southern “Prairie Home Companion.” It is just as funny as its prequel by Jaston Williams and Joe

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A Delightful New ‘Christmas Carol’

When you see “A Christmas Carol” at TheatreSquared — notice I said “when,” not “if,” because you must see it — be there when they open the doors into the

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T2 creates new world for classic Christmas tale

LARA JO HIGHTOWER lhightower@nwadg.com It’s 30 feet between the stage and light grid in TheatreSquared’s new West Theatre and, at first glance, the beautiful, towering set for its holiday production

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Murder-mystery dinner guests try to solve whodunit

BECCA MARTIN-BROWN bmartin@nwadg.com It’s tricky to be an actor in this “Hillbilly Who Dun It?,” on stage Nov. 23 in Siloam Springs. But it might be even trickier to explain

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No Place To Hide

‘Night Mother’ a journey through darkness and light LARA JO HIGHTOWER lhightower@nwadg.com When Marsha Norman’s play “’Night Mother” hit the stage in 1983, it quickly became a quiet sensation. Starring

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Christmas comes early to Fort Smith Little Theatre

LARA JO HIGHTOWER lhightower@nwadg.com “Oh, Christmas isn’t just a day, it’s a frame of mind,” says Kris Kringle in “Miracle on 34th Street.” When Fort Smith Little Theatre mounts the