An Evening Honoring Charlotte Gadberry


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Please join us for an evening of art and entertainment in honor of ACANSA founder Charlotte Gadberry. Charlotte is being named the Governor’s Arts Award winner as 2017 Patron of the Year, and we can think of no one more deserving! Charlotte’s contributions to our community, and to the arts in particular, are too numerous to count, and we could not be more proud to be part of her legacy.

Join us at 6:30pm for wine and cheese, with incredible performances by Preclara, Traci Bair and John Grieco to follow. The night will conclude with a champagne toast in honor of Charlotte!

We’re proud to announce that a majority of the funds raised at this event will help fund the inaugural ACANSA Spring Break Art Camps. These camps will be hosted in both Little Rock and North Little Rock and will be free and open to all children in the Central Arkansas area across a wide array of age groups. Our goal is to provide fun, unique, and artistically significant courses in a nurturing environment during Spring Break and expose our community’s children to artistic experiences that help to supplement a current education or foster an entirely new interest.


Date: Friday, March 16, 2018
Location: The Center for Humanities and Arts, UA Pulaski Technical College, 3000 W. Scenic Drive, North Little Rock

6:30pm: Wine and cheese reception
7:00pm: Presentation and performance
8:15pm: Champagne and dessert reception

Honorary chairs: Linda and Dr. Gordon Newbern


Traci Bair

Originally from Oklahoma, Traci Bair is currently performing Off-Broadway in New York City in the hit new musical This One’s For The Girls. Before that, she starred as Grace Farrell in the Broadway National Tour of Annie, a performance which BroadwayWorld praised as having “an air of grace, class and smarts all her own.”

She has enjoyed success with numerous opera companies and theaters across the United States, performing such roles as: Fantine in Les Miserables, Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady, Sarah Brown in Guys and Dolls, Winifred Banks in Mary Poppins, and Papagena in Mozart’s The Magic Flute.

Traci has performed as a Principal Vocalist with Cirque Productions. She has appeared as a guest artist with Ocean City Pops and sang alongside Kristen Chenoweth in Oklahoma City Philharmonic’s A Starry Night.

She has enjoyed taking her one-woman cabaret show from the New York scene to headlining cruise ships on the high seas.

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John Grieco

John Grieco is both a performer and music director. He was most recently seen onstage in Florida Studio Theatre’s sold-out run of Piano Men, a hit two-man show which featured the work of piano artists through the ages up to Elton John and Billy Joel. He starred in the Depot Theatre’s production of Murder For Two – a madcap musical comedy in which two actors play multiple roles and the piano with riotous Victor Borge-style piano duets. He also portrayed Jerry Lee Lewis in Million Dollar Quartet at the Croswell Opera House.

John is no stranger to classic musical roles as well, having played Tony in West Side Story, Billy Bigelow in Carousel, and Tommy in Brigadoon to name a few. He has performed across the country at prestigious venues including the Fulton Opera House, Riverside Theatre, Irish Repertory Theatre, Gateway Playhouse and the Leiderkranz Opera Theatre and has been a soloist with Ocean City Pops Orchestra.

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