Thursday, May 29, 2008

Walton Arts Center, In Fayetteville or Out?

I don't see the Walton Arts Center staying in Fayetteville. The PTB in the institution really want the bigger stage for bigger productions. When you talk to anyone from the Center that's seems to be their number one priority. While it would be nice to see some of the bigger productions, is there going to be enough people to shell out the big bucks to see those shows?
While the city of Fayetteville is going to try everything it can to keep it on Dickson Street, I don't think there is enough space for a bigger theater and more parking. I just don't think every entertainment venue can fit on Dickson Street. It's time for Fayetteville to look beyond Dickson Street and have other entertainment sections in the city.
The Walton Arts Center does still have it's possibilities. One of the things I miss in living in L.A. is the small theaters a lot of the cities had. For $10 I could go see a play, put on by local amateur actors. Some of them were better than the touring Broadway shows. Springdale has the Art Center of the Ozarks, I think the Arts Center should be home to a Fayetteville theater group.

2 comments:

Paul said...

Really like your blog.
Saw that you lived in L.A.
I lived there from '96-'02.
Was just curious if we know each other.

My name is Paul Boatright.
You can contact me thru htttp://www.myspace.com/paulboatright
Or thru the googlemail account used to post this comment.

Best regards,
--paul

Valerie said...

Paul,
Great MySpace page! No, we don't know each other. I'm a Jazz fan so I wouldn't be going to any of your venues. I do recognize your name from the entertainment pages. It looks like you have quiet a fan club!