Dance Company in concert

Henderson State University’s dance company will present a series of concerts April 27-29 in the Arkansas Hall auditorium. The annual concert will feature works choreographed by students, guest artists, and director Jennifer Maddox.

The 16-member student company will display its diverse abilities through choreography and performance featuring the works of guest artists Juel D. Lane and Cecil Slaughter. Lane set Imperfections Personified, an urban, contemporary piece. Slaughter set a contemporary jazz piece with African influence entitled Travelers.

Maddox, HSU artist in residence, set Becoming…, a piece about the learning and experiences that shape individuals.

The performances will be April 27 at 2:30 p.m., April 28 at 7:30 p.m., and April 29 at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $8. Henderson students are admitted free with ID.

For reservations or more information, contact the Box Office at (870) 230-5291 or

Dance master classes at HSU

SlaughterThe Cecil Slaughter Dance Project is coming to Henderson State University this month. Slaughter will teach dance master classes Jan. 28-30 in the Arkansas Hall Dance Studio.

Contemporary master classes will be held Jan. 28-30 from 3-4:30 p.m. Repertory rehearsals for the Henderson Dance Company are scheduled Jan. 27-30 from 5:30-9:30 p.m. Master classes are free and open to the public for participation. The repertory rehearsals are open for observation. An “informance” and talkback session showcasing new work with Slaughter and the Henderson Dance Company will be held on Jan. 31 at 3 p.m.

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HSU to present ‘Scrooge! The Musical’

ScroogeHenderson State University Theatre, in partnership with the Department of Music, will present seven performances of Scrooge! The Musical by Leslie Bricusse on Nov. 17 and 24 at 2:30 p.m., and on Nov. 18, 19, 21, 22, and 23 at 7:30 p.m. A reception will follow the opening performance.

Join the famous miser, Ebenezer Scrooge, on his magical journey of redemption as ghosts from the past, present, and future visit him on Christmas Eve. Based on Charles Dickens’ classic A Christmas Carol, this Broadway-style musical warms the hearts of the entire family with bright tunes and a colorful cast of familiar characters including the Fezziwigs, the Cratchits, and the endearing Tiny Tim.

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Henderson Theatre to perform ‘The Laramie Project’

LaramieProjectArtHenderson State University Theatre will present seven performances of The Laramie Project by Moises Kaufman and the Members of Tectonic Theater Project at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 3, 4, 5, 7, 10, 11, and 12. A reception will follow the opening night performance.

The Laramie Project is a sensitive and moving play about a small American town coming to terms with a brutal hate crime and its aftermath. The innovative play balances divergent views on sexuality, tolerance, the media, religion, hate crimes, and the death penalty, inviting the audience to draw its own conclusions on the subjects. The production contains adult language and subject matter and is recommended for mature audiences.

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Theatre performance starts April 11

Henderson State University Theatre will present seven performances of Carlo Goldoni’s The Servant of Two Masters, translated and adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher and Paolo Emilio Landi, at 7:30 p.m. on April 11, 12, 13, 15, 18, 19, and 20. A reception will follow the opening night performance.

A servant couldn’t be happier with his new circumstance: balancing two jobs and earning double wages. But his optimistic plans soon dissolve into chaos. Hoopla and hilarity take hold in this family-friendly comedy of love gone wrong and mistaken identity.

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Dance project starts Feb. 19

Bramlett-AmyAmy Bramlett, an award-winning performer, choreographer and dance teacher, will be the guest artist for Henderson State University’s Amy Bramlett Contemporary Dance Project Feb. 19-22.

Bramlett will teach a variety of master classes in the Arkansas Hall Dance Studio that are free and open for participation. Rep rehearsals and an “informance” are open for observation.The classes include:

Commercial Contemporary, Feb. 19, 2-4 p.m. – This class will use the foundations of ballet and jazz to formulate a mesh of classical alignment and energy that will be found throughout the warm-up, across the floor work, and center combination. Rep rehearsal with the dance company is 5-9 p.m.

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