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OLT Benson Awards Held at The Ouachita Center

(MENA) The Benson Awards were held on Saturday evening, June 1st at The Ouachita Center on the campus of the University of Arkansas – Rich Mountain. The BIG winners were Tom Sawyer, Miracle Worker and Southern Hospitality and Mary Poppins. Jerod McPherson, who played Bert in Mary Poppins, won for Best Lead Actor in a Musical. Lana Gail Coogan won ...

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Ouachita Little Theatre Presents Bi-Annual Benson Awards

  Judy Kropp was presented OLT’s highest honor last Saturday at the biannual Benson Award Ceremony.  She received the Lifetime Achievement Award for her decades of work with the theatre.  She directed music for over 20 shows, served as president for a number of years, and directed shows like the one she is directing now, “You’re a Good Man Charlie ...

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Kropp Takes Top Benson Honors

Judy Kropp was presented OLT’s highest honor last Saturday at the bi-annual Benson Award Ceremony. She received the Lifetime Achievement Award for her decades of work with the theatre. She directed music for over 20 shows, served as president for a number of years, and directed shows like the one she is directing now, “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown” ...

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Biannual Benson Awards This Saturday at OLT

BY RUDI TIMMERMAN – “And the winner is….” will be the phrase heard at least 40 times at the Ouachita Little Theatre Saturday, March 21, starting at 7:30 p.m., when OLT will hold its biannual Benson Awards ceremony.  For the past two years folks from our community have been providing live theatrical entertainment for your enjoyment.  The Benson evening is ...

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Ouachita Little Theatre’s Benson Awards

BY RUDI TIMMERMAN – Hollywood and New York have nothing on Mena when it comes to award ceremonies.  Voting by the OLT membership for the biannual Benson awards is now going on.  In 1979 Leda and Richard Benson founded the Ouachita Little Theatre.  In their honor, the now 35-year old organization holds an awards ceremony recognizing the folks who participated ...

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