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OLT Transforms into ‘Chocolate Factory’


With the set being painted, costumes being sewn, lighting positions being perfected, and special effects being tested, the Ouachita Little Theatre is coming alive in the form of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.

Willy-Wonka-ShackTaking on any project of this magnitude is time consuming and requires a special eye for detail. Director Rudi Timmerman has that eye and is bringing detail to this show like no other. Timmerman stated, “If you’re familiar with the movie, you know there are a lot of special effects so you can see what sort of challenges we are facing.” The director and staff have risen to this challenge and are meeting it with spectacular results.

Some of the effects include a “Wonka-vator” (Willy Wonka’s elevator), a vacuum tube to fit Augustus Gloop, and Choco-vision (part of Mike TV’s factory experience), as well as flying characters.

If you would like more information on this show or would like to see pictures of rehearsals, visit This is a fun, family show that all are sure to enjoy.

Advance tickets for row specific seating will be sold at Arvest bank about two weeks before performance dates, April 25, 26, 27 and May 1, 2, 4. Please take note that there will be no performance on Saturday, May 3.

If you would like to become a part of OLT or JOLT, visit or call 479-243-0186. Even if the stage is not for you, there is always something you can do to add to the success of OLT, so “Come Play with Us!”

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