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Springtime at OLT and “Annie” Auditions

The month of March heralds the beginning of spring in Arkansas, and spring at OLT means Musicals!

Auditions for this year’s show, “Annie” will be held March 1 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM, March 2 from 10:00 AM – noon, and March 5 from 4:00 PM- 6:00 PM at the theater“Annie” will be performed May 16, 17, 18, 24, 25, and 26.  There are parts for all ages, boys and girls, men and women.  There are both singing and non-singing roles, and plenty of opportunities to work backstage.

“Annie” is co-directed by OLT veterans Rudi Timmerman and Jessica Kropp; musical director is Judy Kropp, and choreography is by Gini Burt.  These experienced directors are a treasure to OLT and will instruct children and adults new to performing with knowledge resulting in a fun and memorable event.  Families are encouraged to audition together, as this can be a bonding experience.  In addition to seasoned directors mentioned above, Lorraine Timmerman will oversee and paint the elaborate sets, and Jane Buttermilk will be creating the costumes, both very talented and experienced in their fields.  More information on audition specifics can be found on the OLT website at or by visiting the OLT Facebook page.

In the grand tradition of musical theatre, OLT will focus the next two Wednesday Night at the Lyric parties this spring with historic films that are renowned to be among the best musicals from the mid-century.  Join other theater enthusiasts on these movie nights to celebrate the music of Rodgers and Hammerstein, considered by many to be the best pairing of composer and lyricist in American theater.

On March 13, South Pacific starring Mitzi Gaynor and Rossano Brazzi, will be shown at OLT at 6:30 PM.  “The King and I” will be shown on April 17.  Donations are welcome, but admission is free to all movie nights, and concessions are just $1 each.  Bring the family and enjoy this great entertainment!

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