SATURDAY 10/5. 7:30 p.m. Ron Robinson Performance Hall. $19-$79.
Artist Heather Headley will bring her multifaceted musical prowess to Little Rock in a one-night-only performance with the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra. Rarely do ASO concertgoers get an opportunity to spend an evening with an early aughts R&B star, a Tony Award-winning actress and a recurring presence on NBC’s “Chicago Med,” but Headley is all of these things. Originally from Trinidad, Headley won the Tony Award for lead actress in a musical for her performance in “Aida” in 2000, and later won the Grammy Award for best contemporary R&B gospel album in 2010 for her album “Audience of One.” Her 2002 R&B album “This Is Who I Am” also scratches a satisfying nostalgic itch with such playable slow jams as “I Wish I Wasn’t” and the good man anthem, “He Is.” Headley originated the role of Nala in “The Lion King” musical on Broadway, and on Saturday, Oct. 5, she’ll be performing selections from her Broadway roles as well as other musical theater favorites. Special guest Chris Mann, a finalist from NBC’s “The Voice,” will also appear with Headley, as will Little Rock’s own Parkview Arts and Science Magnet High School Lab Singers and Madrigals. Tickets range from $19 to $79 and can be purchased online at arkansassymphony.org.