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October, 2020

  • 7 October

    Music in Mena

    Photos courtesy of  Trey Youngdahl The Ouachita Strings and Friends held a bonus performance of their annual Concert in the Park Saturday afternoon at Janssen Park, top photo. Brothers and Sons band, which includes Jerod McPherson, and brothers Scott and Johnny Vacca, who have been playing together for ten years, gave a performance Thursday at Janssen Park, bottom photo.

  • 7 October

    Fall Lineup – Ouachita Little Theater

    Submitted by Julie Ulmer/Ouachita Little Theater In October, Ouachita Little Theatre is offering live production events performed by the Lyric Players plus the regular Wednesday Night at the Lyric movie party.  For all events, CDC guidelines will be in place, so patrons are asked to wear their masks during performances and observe the social distancing guidelines laid out in the ...

September, 2020

  • 23 September

    World Class National Show currently at Mena Art Gallery

    Submitted by Mena Art Gallery Mena Art Gallery, in the Arts District of Downtown Mena, is currently hosting its sixth annual Art of the Heartland National Show. There are 45 works on display from all over the United States. The show is family friendly, and there is no charge to view this show, which runs through the end of October. ...

  • 23 September

    Ouachita Little Theater features “Return to Radio-Land”

    Submitted by Julie Ulmer/Ouachita Little Theater Ouachita Little Theatre has  recently revived a sub-group that goes by the name Lyric Players.  This group is committed to doing readers theater style performances, much like some you may have seen performed by professional actors online during the pandemic. Actors explore facial and voice expressions with limited movement so that social distancing can ...

  • 16 September

    Student classes offered through Ouachita Little Theater

    Submitted by Julie Ulmer / Ouachita Little Theater Ouachita Little Theatre has a goal to entertain and assist our community during the restrictions imposed by the COVID19 crisis. OLT will be holding classes for students interested in various aspects of theater arts. For the small fee of $10 per week, there will be introductory instruction for Tap Dancing, Costuming 101, ...

August, 2020

  • 19 August

    OLT entertains while keeping patrons safe

    Submitted by Julie Ulmer- OLT Ouachita Little Theatre board members have been working hard behind the scenes trying to come up with ways to provide entertainment to the community while respecting CDC guidelines and mandates.  While “movie nights” and online videos have met with success, it is most difficult for live theater to be performed, and this is the heart ...

July, 2020

  • 29 July


    JAWS is coming OLT Ouachita Little Theatre is offering a free screening of Steven Spielberg’s 1975 classic, JAWS,  Wednesday, Aug. 12. at 6:30 p.m. New to Movie Night are themed masks for patrons to purchase with a suggested minimum donation of $10. Wearing a mask during the movie is required. Reserve your mask by calling 243-5903.  Shark masks are designed ...

  • 22 July

    OLT Entertains with Socially Distant Shows

    Ouachita Little Theatre has been studying the practicalities of producing shows that will safely fall within the guidelines of the Governor’s proclamations.  Due to the expense and challenges producing the musical “BIG”, that show is still postponed until it can be executed safely.  However, it would be possible to do some dramatic “Reader’s Theatre” type of performances live on stage, ...

  • 8 July

    Ouachita Little Theatre Protects Patrons with Professional Cleaning

    Ouachita Little Theatre is undergoing a thorough cleaning and disinfection process from ACCI Restoration before “Free Movie Night” returns July 8.  The sanitation includes the utilization of a CDC approved material recommended for the mitigation of the Corona Virus.   This will be used to steam each seat and clean the entire auditorium.  They will take samples from all parts ...

  • 1 July

    Ouachita Little Theater Welcomes Patrons Back to “Movie Night!”

    Ouachita Little Theatre has been quiet for the past months due to COVID-19.  After distributing a survey to the membership of OLT, the board was happy to see there was a definite interest in bringing back the monthly second Wednesday of the month tradition of Free Movie Night.  Beginning July 8, OLT will kick off our summer blockbuster shows with ...