Walton Arts Center is excited to announce Diana Krall and the full 2015-16 Season. The new season delivers Broadway favorites and new performances alike including, Pippin, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Mamma Mia!, Home Free: Full of Cheer, An Evening with Ira Glass, Hubbard Street Dance and much more! The season kicks off in Baum Walker Hall when Walton Arts Center reopens the building for the first performance on Friday, Nov. 6 with Me & My Shadow presented by Patch Theatre Group.

Pippin, a high-flying, death-defying hit musical takes the stage on Nov. 10-15. Pippin will lift you up and leave you smiling with its extraordinary acrobatics, wondrous magical feats and soaring songs from the composer of Wicked. This unforgettable production kicks off the Broadway Season and is the winner of four Tony Awards® including Best Musical Revival. Music lovers will not want to miss Diana Krall’s first performance on the Walton Arts Center stage. This five-time Grammy® winning jazz pianist and vocalist is one of the most accomplished and distinctive musicians in the world today. Respected far and wide as a wildly successful recording and performing artist, Diana Krall remains a true musical force. 

Special Event

  • Diana Krall Nov. 19, 2015

Procter & Gamble Broadway Series

  • Pippin Nov. 10-15, 2015
  • Kinky Boots Jan. 19-24, 2016
  • Mamma Mia! Feb. 9-14, 2016
  • Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella March 1-6, 2016
  • The Bridges of Madison County April 19-24, 2016

Popcorn Indiana American Music Series

  • Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn Feb. 19, 2016
  • Mavis Staples & Nick Lowe March 12, 2016
  • A Night with Janis Joplin March 17-18, 2016

Coca-Cola Night Out Series

  • Reinventing Radio: An Evening with Ira Glass Jan. 16, 2016
  • L.A. Theater Works: Bram Stoker’s Dracula Jan. 28, 2016
  • Classic Albums Live presents The Beatles’ Abbey Road Jan. 30, 2016
  • Keb’ Mo’ April 16, 2016
  • The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart presented by the National Theatre of Scotland May 6-8, 2016

Kimberly-Clark Family Fun Series

  • Me & My Shadow presented by Patch Theatre Company Nov. 6, 2015
  • Annie Nov. 24-29, 2015
  • The National Circus and Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China Dec. 11-12, 2015
  • Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny presented by Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia Feb. 21, 2016
  • Salzburg Marionette Theatre presents The Sound of Music March 8, 2016
  • Love That Dog presented by Theatergroep Kwatta April 3, 2016
  • Disney’s Beauty and the Beast May 6-8, 2016

10×10 Arts Series

  • Paragon Ragtime Orchestra presents The Clown Princes of Silent Comedy Nov. 17, 2015
  • Simone Dinnerstein Jan. 8, 2016
  • BalletBoyz Feb. 4, 2016
  • Danú March 13, 2016
  • The Swingles April 1, 2016
  • Hubbard Street Dance April 9, 2016
  • An Evening with Branford Marsalis April 12, 2016
  • Malpaso Dance Company with Arturo O’Farrill & the Afro Latin Jazz Octet April 28, 2016
  • DakhaBrakha May 1, 2016
  • Artosphere Festival Orchestra May 24, 2016

Home for the Holidays

  • Walton Arts Center and Symphony of Northwest Arkansas present The Snowman: A Family Concert Dec. 6, 2015
  • Jim Brickman Comfort & Joy Dec. 13, 2015
  • Christmas with SONOS Handbell Ensemble Dec. 14, 2015
  • Home Free: Full of Cheer Dec. 15, 2015
  • Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical Dec. 21-23, 2015

LOL@WAC Comedy Series

  • Paula Poundstone Feb. 5, 2016
  • Menopause the Musical: The Survivor Tour April 10, 2016


  • VoiceJam A Cappella Festival April 1-2, 2016
  • Artosphere Festival May 2016
  • Art of Wine June 9-11, 2016

Walton Arts Center is Arkansas’ premier center for the performing arts and entertainment. Each year more than 190,000 people from Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma and beyond attend over 275 public events at Walton Arts Center, including performances, rehearsals, community gatherings, receptions, graduations and more.  Approximately 42,000 students and teachers from 30 school districts participate annually in arts learning programs at Walton Arts Center, and almost 300 volunteers donate more than 22,000 hours of time each year to its operations. Walton Arts Center presents entertainers and artists from around the world including Broadway musicals, renowned dance companies, international artists, up-and-coming jazz musicians and more. As a non-profit organization, Walton Arts Center enjoys the generous support of public sector funding, corporate sponsorship and private donors, allowing audience members to pay on average only 50% of the cost of programs offered.

To learn more about Walton Arts Center or purchase tickets, visit www.waltonartscenter.org.