Ballet Arkansas is gearing up for two special productions.


Fire and Rain — Its second winter production, Fire and Rain, combines classical ballet with contemporary dance, according to a news release.


“This stunning production ties together the fire and intensity from the musical phenomenon that is The Don Quixote Suite and the iconic Romeo and Juliet balcony scene into one passionate performance that holds something for everybody,” according to the release.


Fire and Rain will be performed at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Feb. 14-15; 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16; and 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17. The production will be held at the University of Arkansas Pulaski Tech Center for Humanities and Arts (CHARTS Theater) at North Little Rock.


“There will also be a stunning world premiere tribute to the music of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member, James Taylor, choreographed by Ballet Arkansas’ Executive and Artistic Director, Michael Fothergill,” according to the release.


Tickets are $15 to $35 and are available at http://charts.uaptc.edu/ballet-arkansas. Senior tickets are $25. Student tickets are $20 and child tickets (for those 12 years old and under) are $15. (These discounts are only available by contacting the UA Pulaski Tech Box Office or by calling them at 501-812-2387.)


Children’s Series Performance - Mary Poppins — For one performance only, Ballet Arkansas brings Mary Poppins to life.


“A highly interactive experience, children will be invited onstage to engage in song and dance with none other than Mary Poppins herself! Featuring video projection and 360 degree surround sound, young audiences and young at heart will enjoy this unique performance. Patrons will be invited to participate in crafts before the show and meet the characters, after the performance,” according to the release.


UA Pulaski Tech Center for the Humanities and Arts will host the Mary Poppins event at noon Feb. 17. Tickets are $10 to $15. (Ten dollar tickets for children 12 and under and are available at http://charts.uaptc.edu/ballet-arkansas.


To learn more about Ballet Arkansas’ 40th Anniversary Season, visit www.balletarkansas.org. Details: info@balletarkansas.org or the Ballet Arkansas Office at 501-223-5150 for any additional questions.