“42nd Street” Comes to Fort Smith for UAFS Season of Entertainment

42nd street“42nd Street,” a musical adaptation of the best-selling novel by Bradford Ropes, will be performed in downtown Fort Smith at 7:30 p.m. March 1 as part of the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith’s Season of Entertainment 36.


The performance will be held at the ArcBest Corp. Performing Arts Center in the Fort Smith Convention Center, located at 55 S. 7th Street. Tickets are $45 or $42, depending on seating tier.


With lyrics by Al Dubin and music by Harry Warren, the acclaimed musical follows a director’s efforts to launch a successful musical showcase during the poverty-stricken times of the Great Depression.


Featuring a popular score with songs such as “We’re in the Money” and “Lullaby of Broadway,” the show earned two Tony Awards out of eight nominations, including Best Musical.


The show is a “quintessential backstage musical comedy,” according to Stacey Jones, associate vice chancellor of campus and community events.


“It’s what I would call an old school song and dance,” Jones said. “It’s got one of the best openings I’ve ever seen on Broadway. The curtain rises, and it’s excitement all the way through. It’ll be a great family show for everybody to see.”


The show is part of Season of Entertainment 36, a yearlong lineup of entertainment sponsored by the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith featuring a variety of plays, musicals and symphonic performances.


For tickets or to find out more information, visit http://tickets.uafs.edu or contact the UAFS Box Office at 479-788-7300.


About the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith

The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith is the premiere regional institution of Western Arkansas, connecting education with careers and serving as a driver of economic development and quality of place in the greater Fort Smith region. Through a small campus, dedicated professors, and the university’s unique bond with its community, students at UAFS are able to do more in the areas they are passionate about, both on- and off-campus, in a way that prepares them for post-graduate success. To find out how you can do more at UAFS, visit www.uafs.edu.


Article by John Post, Director of Public Information
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Wednesday, February 8, 2017
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