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Performance Series Brochur

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   Purchase Season Tickets!
               Must be purchased by August 16, 2014

   Pick Three for Fall 2014!  
               Offer ends August 16, 2014

   Pick Three for Spring 2015!
               Offer ends February 10, 2015

Ethan Bortnick in Concert
Sunday, September 21 @ 3:00 pm
Grand Prairie Center
Stuttgart, Arkansas

  Ethan Bortnick In Concert, with special guest, Damian McGinty....Thirteen year old Ethan Bortnick has moved audiences nationally and internationally as a pianist, composer, singer, entertainer, and a driven humanitarian, dedicated to combining his musical pursuits with his charity work. In 2011, he made history as the youngest entertainer to headline a show in Las Vegas. Damian McGinty is 21 years old and comes from Derry in Northern Ireland. He has been singing and performing for over a decade. He was chosen to be a member of the cast of "Glee", and most recently had been traveling with Celtic Thunder. With a local choir to be a part of the finale, this is a must see event to kick off the Grand Prairie Festival of the Arts this fall.

Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives
Friday, November 7 @ 8:00 pm
Grand Prairie Center
Stuttgart, Arkansas

 Years from now when they're talking about the great personalities in country music...Jimmie Rodgers, Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Bill Monroe, they'll mention Marty Stuart. He'll be among those personalities because he's never been afraid to follow his vision...to stretch the boundaries of country music...to make big statements about music and society. To let into his sound gospel, soul, rock and roll. And when country music strays too far from the heartbeat, he's been there to snap it back. Virtually everything he's done from the halcyon "no hats" days of the 1990s until this day has paid tribute to the masters: Hank, Mother Maybelle, Cash, and Merle.

Arkansas Symphony Orchestra - Holiday Extravaganza
Tuesday, December 9 @ 8:00 pm
Grand Prairie Center
Stuttgart, Arkansas

Celebrate the holiday season with the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra's Holiday Extravaganza. The Orchestra is in its 49th season and is one of Arkansas's most dynamic performing symphonic organizations. This special holiday concert will feature traditional and Pops Christmas tunes as well as a few surprises that are sure to warm your heart. This will be the perfect event to get your whole family into the holiday spirit. Support for the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra is provided in part, by Coker Hampton Drug Company and Gift Shop of Stuttgart, and the Arkansas Arts Council, an agency of the Dept. of Arkansas Heritage, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

To Kill a Mockingbird
uesday, February 10 @ 7:00 pm
Grand Prairie Center
Stuttgart, Arkansas

 National Players, America's longest-running touring company, will perform To Kill a Mockingbird, a story of a sleepy, southern town which confronts difference and justice through the eyes of six-year old Scout. In the heroics of her father, the struggles of her friends and neighbors, and the threat of a boogeyman, Scout lives through the joys of childhood innocence and the pains of growing up. Based on Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, National Players is proud to stage this tale for the first time in its 65-year history. This performance is sponsored by the Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas.

Cirque Zuma Zuma
Saturday, February 14 @ 8:00 pm
Grand Prairie Center
Stuttgart, Arkansas

   America's Got Talent finalist Cirque Zuma Zuma, known as the "ultimate African circus," this show is filled with non-stop action and African culture, including dance, acrobatics, tumbling, and music. Cirque Zuma Zuma features disciplined performers who are trained in Kenya and Tanzania. Many describe it as an African-style Cirque Du Soleil; such is the standard of the performers and the quality of the show. The performance showcases an array of never before seen talents mixed with some of the best skills associated with African variety arts.

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
Thursday, March 12 @ 7:30 pm
Grand Prairie Center
Stuttgart, Arkansas

    "Goin' courting" has never been as much fun as in this rip-roaring stage version of the popular MGM movie. Set in Oregon in 1850, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers tells the story of Milly, a young bride living in the 1850's Oregon wilderness. Her plan to civilize and marry off her six rowdy brothers-in-law to ensure the success of her own marriage backfires when the brothers, in their enthusiasm, kidnap six women from a neighboring town to be their brides. Bursting with the rambunctious energy of the original film, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers is all boisterous fun and romance that harkens back to the glory days of the movie musical.

Yesterday & Today - The Interactive Beatles Experience
Friday, April 10 @ 8:00 pm
Grand Prairie Center
Stuttgart, Arkansas

   What Makes Yesterday and Today different from every other Beatles show out there? Two Things: 1. no wigs, no accents. Creator Billy McGuigan says, "Once you take those elements away, you get down to what is the most important part, the magical music." 2. The requests. The band plays the entire Beatles catalogue note for note. The audience is encouraged to fill out a request form with their favorite Beatles song and reason why they chose the song. Those requests are organized 5 minutes before show time. The audience's requests make the set list for the evening and their story provides the evening's narrative.

The Remedy - Southern Rock, Gospel Genre
Saturday, May 30 @ 7:00 pm
Grand Prairie Center
Stuttgart, Arkansas

   Closing out the 2014-2015 Performance Series, you'll get a chance to rock out with "The Remedy". Most important to The Remedy is the message they hope to tell through their music. Each member has a strong faith and a story to tell of the powerful things the Lord can do. And it will be done with real, raw rock and roll. No backing tracks, no auto tune, all live. That's how The Remedy rolls!

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Stuttgart, Arkansas 72160

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GPC Information

Grand Prairie Center is owned and operated by Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas.  With 63,000 sq. ft. of meeting space, it is suitable for business, social, civic, educational, cultural and entertainment events.  Riceland Auditorium seats 750, with expandable to 1,279.  For rental fee information, contact the center’s staff below.

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2014 Facility Rental Fees

Grand Prairie Center Director
Renee Robison
870-673-4201, Ext. 1896

Facilities Manager
Mary Nina Fischer
870-673-4201, Ext. 1895

Technical Director
Keith Carson
870-673-4201, Ext. 1894

The following are not included in the Performance Series ticket pricing for season pass holders or discounts.

Dueling Pianos Unlimited
Saturday, October 4, 2014
8 p.m. -11 p.m.
Salons A & B
Grand Prairie Center

  You name the song, they play it!  Join us at the Grand Prairie Center as we raise funds for the Great River Promise Scholarship, providing educational opportunities for students through the Phillips Community College Foundation.  Tickets $25.00

The Big Shootout - The Game of the Century
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
7:00 pm

  Documentary film - Arkansas vs. Texas (1969) Featuring Director Mike Looney. Tickets $25.00 (includes complimentary DVD of the film)

U.S. Army Field Band - Jazz Ambassadors
Thursday, October 23, 2014
7 p.m.

  Free concert (ticket required)

CenterStage Christmas Spectacular 2014
Sunday, December 7, 2014
3:00 p.m.

  Tickets $10.00

VIP Party-Arkansas Symphony Orchestra
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
6 p.m.-8 p.m.

Tickets $75.00

PCCUA Student Tickets

The Grand Prairie Center offers a special discounted “PCCUA Student” ticket to all Performance Series productions.  The tickets will be $5.00 each and must be purchased from the box office.  Students must show their PCCUA student ID at the time of purchase and also when tickets are picked up the night of the performance. The tickets can only be used by the student and cannot be sold, given away, etc.   Limit one ticket per student.

The box office is open Monday-Friday from 9:00am-4:00pm and two hours before each performance.  Grand Prairie Center summer hours for the box office is Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. May 19, 2014 through August 15, 2014.,%20blk.png

2014-2015 Performance series season pass
20% discount, facility fee waived, same seats
Offer deadline, August 16, 2014.

New this season, Pick Three for Fall.
10% discount on ticket price only for three shows
Offer deadline, August 16, 2014.

New this season, Pick Three for Spring.
10% discount on ticket price only for three shows
Offer deadline, February 10, 2015.

For more information or to purchase tickets for performances or special events, visit
or call 870-673-4201, ext. 1895 or 1896.

DeWitt Campus, (870) 946-3506  Helena-West Helena Campus,  (870) 338-6474   Stuttgart Campus (870) 673-4201
Street Address:
PCCUA Helena, Campus Drive, Helena-West Helena AR 72342| PCCUA DeWitt, 1210 Rice Belt Ave, DeWitt AR 72042| PCCUA Stuttgart, 2807 Hwy 165 South, Stuttgart, AR  72160-2408