At 14 years old, Julia Nightingale Landfair has a theatrical resume more impressive than some actors twice her age. First appearing at Arkansas Repertory Theatre at a mere 8 years old as young Cosette in “Les Miserables,” Landfair has won not only the hearts of Arkansas audiences, but now a leading role in the world premiere of “Because of Winn Dixie,” the musical.
The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra’s Halloween Spooktacular is more than just a performance. It’s a full-on Halloween experience for all ages, featuring costumes, decorations, spooky music and lots of surprises, says Philip Mann, ASO’s music director.
For 34 years, the Arkansas Arts Center Children’s Theatre has brought stories to life on the stage. From characters dressed in full costume, to creative stage designs, the stories magically transform into artistic entertainment for all ages.
Full of distinct illustrations, action-packed story lines and a hint of fantasy, graphic novels, particularly Japanese manga, are more popular than ever among teenagers. For youngsters, the graphic novel trend gets them excited about reading and attracts them to local libraries.