Some Acorn students, along with teacher Michelle McGee and other school sponsors, enjoyed a historic walking tour of downtown Mena on Thursday, June 20.
Among their destinations was the Lyric Theatre which has been owned and operated by Ouachita Little Theatre since 1985. The building originally was a movie house in 1923 and is now home to OLT where live entertainment is performed for the community through plays, musicals, and concerts.
The students took a tour led by board member Julie Ulmer that enabled them to see many areas of the theatre usually off limits to those who visit OLT. Included in the tour was a look backstage, the “green room” where actors and actresses prepare for their roles, the light and sound booth, and the chance to stand on the stage.
Students also learned about opportunities to get involved through Junior Ouachita Little Theatre and by attending events held at OLT. These include Wednesday Night at the Lyric (the second Wednesday of every month) where admission is free to see classic movies with friends and enjoy concessions like the “old days” as well as upcoming concerts and live plays.
Check the OLT Facebook page or website for the schedule of current events being offered. There’s lots to see and do this summer at Ouachita Little Theatre!