BY RUDI TIMMERMAN –
OLT regulars have fond memories of Jay Rodgers as an actor, singer, and director. Even though Jay and his family have moved to BellaVista, his heart is still in Mena. Not only has he continued to be an OLT member and season ticket holder, but now he has volunteered to put together a great musical program.
The performers on the list are popular local stars. Several of them are performing professionally, but are volunteering their time and talent to help the Ouachita Little Theatre, and to provide the community with some great entertainment. Rodgers, the organizer of the show, indicated that his intent is to showcase primarily original songs.
Each participant represents a different style of music. David Lindy is pure Delta Blues. Rick Gerard is contemporary country. Amanda Baker has a large library from which to pick. Many of the readers will know her from the OLT production, Oliver. She also played in Southern Comfort. Jay Rodgers is primarily folk with some country and pop blended in.
This should be a great show. 2017 season tickets will be honored for this show. For all others, admission is $5. Come by Saturday, March 18, at 7:30 p.m. and be entertained by Rick Gerard, Amanda Baker, David Lindy, and Jay Rodgers himself. You will be glad you did.