SEARK Concert Association to present The Sound of Music

The SEARK Concert Association announces its community theater presentation of The Sound of Music March 12-14, 2020 at the University of Arkansas at Monticello’s Fine Arts Center.  

The musical, directed and choreographed by Kathy Lyon and Dalene Stephenson, involves two casts of more than 80 children and adults from across Southeast Arkansas.  Local talent showcased in this production include Haley Greer of Monticello (playing Maria Rainer) as well as T.J. Files of Warren and Jeff Newton of Monticello (both playing Captain Georg von Trapp).  

Full cast announcements, including the Von Trapp children and friends, are available on the SEARK Concert website:

A total of 12 performances will take place this March, including complimentary matinees for school children on March 9 and 11 as part of SEARK’s SMArts (Schools Majoring in the Arts) program.  These are scheduled through partnerships with each individual school district. 

Traditional performance times for SEARK’s annual community theater presentation remain the same as years past: Thursday, March 12 at 7 p.m.; Friday, March 13 at 7 p.m.; and Saturday, March 14 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.  Tickets for these performances are $25 ($20 for children and $23 for veterans). 

For the second year in a row, SEARK is proud to offer a senior adult matinee. Tickets for the matinee are $15, and the show will take place on March 11 at 3 p.m. 

All tickets go on sale to the public on Tuesday, February 18, and community members are encouraged to purchase tickets early as the annual musical is always a series of sell out performances.  

In addition to the regularly scheduled shows, patrons of the arts are invited to attend a special premiere showing. Patrons for the premiere will be invited to a reception prior to the show with light hors d'oeuvres and a meet-and-greet of the cast members.  Tickets to the premiere are $100 per seat and include a $75 tax-deductible donation toward necessary improvements to the UAM Fine Arts Center.  

There will be three methods for purchasing tickets on February 18

  1. SEARK Website ( starting at 6 a.m.
  2. SEARK Ticket Line (870-460-1888) starting at 8:30 a.m.
  3. SEARK Ticketing Office (UAM Fine Arts Center Room 110) will be open for in person visitors that day from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.  


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