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Chance to Audition for Two Shows at OLT

BY MARILYN BROWN

Calling all actors!!

September will be a busy month at the Ouachita Little Theatre. Rehearsals begin on Sept. 9, for October’s Bell, Book, and Candle. But there are two more shows that will round out the year at OLT.

On Thursday, September 4, from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. and Saturday, September 6, from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., auditions will be held for the November production of The Glass Menagerie, directed by Brad Storey.

Auditions for Little Women, OLT’s December Christmas play, will be held at the theater on Saturday, September 20, 9 a.m.- 12 p.m., and Monday, September 22, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. These auditions may still be several weeks away, but you can start preparing now to win your favorite role.

Below is a list of the roles which are being cast for Little Women. Audition scenes for these various roles, which should be memorized before auditions, may be picked up at the Polk County Library, or you may contact Marilyn Brown at twinbridgie@gmail.com and request that a particular audition scene be emailed to you.

Prior to the first rehearsal on Oct. 27, there will be two read-throughs: Sep. 23, when scripts will be distributed, and Oct. 13. Performances are December 5-7 and 12-14.

Mike Martin, who will be directing this play, promises play participants an exciting theater experience as they work together to stage a fantastic production. You may contact him at 870-490-0362 or gnort88@sbcglobal.com. Mike will also be needing backstage crew members and individuals to help with costuming, lighting, and sound.

Female Lead Roles: Jo March, Meg March, Beth March, Amy March. Female Supporting Roles: Mrs. March (Marmee), Aunt March. Female Small Roles: Mrs. Gardiner, Dora.

Male Lead Role: Laurie “Teddy” Laurence. Male Supporting Role: Mr. March, John Brooke, Professor Bhaer, Mr. Laurence.

The OLT has a big heart because of all those involved, but it will only become stronger and more vital as new people are drawn in. As always, if the stage is not for you, we still have plenty to do. If you are interested in any aspect of the theatre, contact us at 479-243-0186 or stop by the theatre at 610 Mena Street.

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