Press Release

For Immediate Release 

Event Date:  May 9 to 10, 2015


Broadway Star Ashley Brown Performs for Arkansas Symphony Orchestra Pops Season Finale


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Little Rock, Arkansas, April 13, 2015 ( - The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, Philip Mann, Music Director and Conductor, presents the fifth and final concert in the 2014-2015 Acxiom Pops Live! Series: Ashley Brown’s Broadway. Fresh from her run as Mary Poppins on Broadway, Ashley Brown and the ASO take over the stage with thrilling renditions of Broadway favorites. All ages will enjoy this special performance featuring music from "Wicked," "Fiddler on the Roof," "Sound of Music," "Mary Poppins," and more familiar hits from Broadway musicals and beloved Disney films. 


Concerts are Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. & Sunday, May 10, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. and take place at the Pulaski Academy Connor Performing Arts Center, 12701 Hinson Road, Little Rock, AR.

Tickets are $19, $35, $49, and $58; active duty military and student tickets are $10 are can be purchased online at; at the Connor Performing Arts Center box office beginning 90 minutes prior to a concert; or by phone at 501-666-1761, ext. 100. All Arkansas students grades K-12 are admitted to Sunday’s matinee free of charge with the purchase of an adult ticket using the Entergy Kids’ Ticket, downloadable at the ASO website.


About Ashley Brown
Ashley Brown, soprano, originated the title role in “Mary Poppins” on Broadway for which she received Outer Critics, Drama League and Drama Desk nominations for Best Actress. Ms. Brown also starred as Mary Poppins in the national tour of Mary Poppins where she garnered a 2010 Garland award for “Best Performance in a Musical.” Ms. Brown’s other Broadway credits include Belle in "The Beauty and The Beast," and she has starred in the national tour of Disney's "On The Record." Ashley recently returned to the Lyric Opera of Chicago to star in the role of Laurey in “Oklahoma.” She previously played Magnolia opposite Nathan Gunn in Francesca Zembello’s “Showboat” at the Lyric Opera of Chicago. Ashley has performed with virtually all of the top orchestras in North America. Official website: 


The Pops Live! Series is sponsored by Acxiom.


Ashley Brown, soprano
Overture: Broadway Tonight  (orch only)
Almost Like Being in Love/This Can’t be Love
So In Love
Le Jazz Hot
Jesus Christ Superstar (arr. Mancini) (orch only)
Feed the Birds from Mary Poppins
Disney Medley
Sound of Music Selection (orch only)
Ring Them Bells
Man I Love
Fiddler on the Roof  (arr. John Williams) (orch only)
Defying Gravity
Our Time/Children Will Listen (with chorus)
I’ll Be Seeing you

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Philip Mann, Music Director and Conductor

About the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra
The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra celebrates its 49th season in 2014-2015, under the leadership of Music Director Philip Mann. ASO is the resident orchestra of Robinson Center Music Hall, and performs more than sixty concerts each year for more than 165,000 people through its Stella Boyle Smith Masterworks Series, ACXIOM Pops LIVE! Series, Landers FIAT River Rhapsodies Chamber Music Series, and numerous concerts performed around the state of Arkansas, in addition to serving central Arkansas through numerous community outreach programs and bringing live symphonic music education to over 26,000 school children and over 200 schools.


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Phone: (501) 666-1761, ext. 118


Arkansas Symphony Orchestra

PO Box 7328, Little Rock, Arkansas, 72217