The Ouachita Little Theatre held a board meeting on August 17 at the Business Office of the theatre. Many exciting events were discussed for the fall season. In addition to the “Hamlet” production slated for late October that is directed by Brad Storey, there are many ways for the Polk County public to stay entertained.
Wednesday Night at the Lyric will feature our next free movie event on September 13 at 6:30 p.m., with the movie selection to be announced shortly. If you have been feeling the need for a little laughter these days, plan to bring the whole family for a hilarious and nostalgic evening together at the OLT. There will also be a Saturday Night at the Lyric event on September 30 with special entertainer, Evan Torch. Torch is a talented musician who interprets iconic singing stars of yesterday and today, including Elvis Presley, Tom Jones, and many others. More details coming soon on this show.
Anyone interested in stage lighting and effects should come to a free workshop put on by Junior Ouachita Little Theatre (JOLT) on September 21 from 4:00 to 5:00 PM. Although most of these workshops (held every third Thursday of the month) are designed for young actors and stagehands to develop theatre skills, this one will be applicable to any adults who would like to learn lighting techniques. Mark your calendar and plan to attend. OLT will also be participating in the November Ouachita Arts Celebration. Plans include costumed OLT members presenting some short vignettes and a photo booth where our patrons will be allowed to try on costumes and have their pictures made.
Another exciting venture is in the final planning stages. OLT will provide a service that will allow the local public to make duplicates of their old VCR tapes into a more modern and updated DVD format. The opportunities will be all encompassing, including the ability to convert old super 8 movie reels, cassette tapes, and just about anything you would want to copy. The operation will be up and running shortly, well before Christmas shopping begins, so be gathering your old tapes to bring to the business office of the Ouachita Little Theatre. There, for a reasonable cost, you can purchase the precious gift of memories to friends and family members alike for the holidays. The best news: your personal tapes will never leave the security of the OLT Business Office and turnaround time will be prompt. More details will be published soon.
Be watching here soon for a new series entitled “Spotlight: Meet the OLT Board!” First up will be an article to introduce (or more likely, help you know even better) our President, Rudi Timmerman. Visit ouachitalittletheatre.org for membership and other information.