Ani DiFranco (left) and Patti LuPone (right) courtesy of Center for the Humanities and Arts

UA Pulaski Tech in North Little Rock boasts a big performing arts center on its North Little Rock campus, and onstage next season are folk singer and feminist icon Ani DiFranco and theater legend Patti LuPone. As someone who wore out a copy of DiFranco’s self-titled album in college and has marveled at LuPone’s onstage chemistry in “Candide,” this is cause for celebration. Here’s the full schedule at the Center for the Humanities and Arts:

CHARTS LIVE 2022-2023 Season, with ranges of ticket prices: 

  • Ani DiFranco- Sept. 29, 2022 -7:30 p.m. – $45 – $65 

Ani DiFranco is a folk and alternative rock singer and songwriter with influences from punk, funk, hip hop and jazz. DiFranco gives voice to our deepest frustrations and tensions, on both a personal and political level.

  • Potted Potter – November 29 – 7:30 p.m. – $45 – $55

All seven Harry Potter books in 70 hilarious minutes – LIVE on stage! Olivier Award nominated Potted Potter is perfect for ages six to Dumbledore (who is very old indeed).

  • A Bronx Tale with Chazz Palminteri – 7:30 p.m. – March 1 – $55 – $65

An autobiographical one-man show telling the story of a young New Yorker torn between the temptations of organized crime and the values of his hardworking father.

  • Naturally7 – April 13 -7:30 p.m. – $45 – $55

With jaw-dropping audio pyrotechnics, Naturally7 transform their voices into actual human instruments, effortlessly producing music of any genre. Quincy Jones called them, “The best a cappella group in the world!”

  • Patti LuPone – April 27 – 7:30 p.m. – $75 – $110

Winner of Tony Awards, Olivier Awards, Grammy Awards, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Drama League Awards. American Theater Hall of Fame inductee and NY Times bestselling author of Patti LuPone: A Memoir