An Evening Honoring Sharon Heflin

Featuring Analisa Leaming of Broadway fame!


The 2020 Gadberry Award recognizes Sharon Heflin, whose vision, dedication, time and talents make central Arkansas a stronger and more vibrant community. Proceeds from the Charlotte Gadberry Award Presentation support ACANSA’s Free Spring Break Arts Camps. This annual gala always features an amazing headlining performance. This year will be no different as we present Broadway star Analisa Leaming, star of Broadway hits like School of Rock, The King and I, and Hello Dolly!! This year’s event is Friday, March 6th at the Ron Robinson Theater. Doors open at 6 pm for drinks and hors d’ouerves with the show to begin at 7 pm.

Date: Friday, March 6, 2020
Location: CALS Ron Robinson Theater
100 River Market Ave, Little Rock, AR 72201

6:00pm: Hors d’oeuvres & Beverages
7:00pm: Presentation and performance


About Jeremy Stolle

Jeremy StolleJeremy is a recording artist and concert singer currently in the Broadway production of the Phantom of the Opera.

Jeremy recently finished the brand new Disney theatricals Pre-Broadway Production of THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, directed by Scott Schwartz and written by Alan Menken, Stephen Schwartz, and Peter Parnil. Jeremy also appears as Jehan on the Hit original cast recording of Hunchback. Other Theater credits include the workshop Production of Broadway’s: A TALE OF TWO CITIES The Musical, Music Theater Wichita’s: THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLE, (Trevor Graydon) North Shore Music Theater’s Camelot, (Lionel), multiple national productions of Beauty and the Beast, (Gaston). Jeremy played the title role in Jekyll and Hyde and Scarlet Pimpernel (for which he won an Elly Award for “Best Actor in A Musical). Other roles include Billy Bigalow in Carousel and Tommy in Brigadoon.

Jeremy was honored to sing the Grand Finale Anthem “Help is on the Way” at the star studded, Broadway Cares Equity Fights Aids/Year-end Concert, “The Easter Bonnet.”
Jeremy has traveled the world singing concerts and symphonies including A Yuletide Celebration with Sylvia McNair, the Indianapolis Symphony, Broadway Stars concert in Taiwan, and Modesto Symphony Pops.  Jeremy appeared at 54 Below, Birland and’s National Showcase for Blockbuster Musicals and Broadway in Bryant Park. Jeremy also had the highest honor of appearing opposite the former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg as Mini Phantom in the yearly New York Press Core- Mayors Roast.

Jeremy has a touring solo concert called Unreachable Stars that is currently booking national venues.
Jeremy also sings with the London’s Premiere Opera Band Amici Bravo with the international Recording Artist Geoff Sewell, (Originally from Amici Forever) Television Credits Include CBS’, As the World Turns (Patrick), ABC’s All My Children, and FX Channel’s, Rescue Me.

About Arkansas Symphony Youth Orchestra Jazz Ensemble


The Arkansas Symphony Youth Jazz Ensemble was founded in 2018 after several musicians from Arkansas Symphony Orchestra’s top youth ensemble asked for opportunities to play jazz. Initially, the group was planned to be a trio, and quickly expanded to a dozen youth musicians before the first rehearsal. Local jazz musician, Brandon Dorris, was asked to coach the ensemble, which has a non-traditional instrumentation. The ensemble’s focus is learning historically accurate style and improvisation, and has repertoire spanning the entire history of jazz through the 1960’s.