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JOLT’s Tom Sawyer to Open this Weekend

SUBMITTED – The Junior Ouachita Little Theatre (JOLT) will be presenting the play Tom Sawyer July 14-16 and again July 21-23.  JOLT is an organization sponsored by Ouachita Little Theatre, but run independent of OLT.  JOLT is comprised of young people ages 6 to 18 and is guided by the adult sponsor, Judy Kropp.  Judy has been holding JOLT workshops ...

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JOLT – Educating and Inspiring Theatre Talent

BY LOGAN MCCOURTNEY – Everyone wishes that they could escape every once in a while, to be somebody else, somewhere else. Acting allows for someone to do this, to take on the role and character of someone else, somewhere else. Lee Hall once said, “The point of theatre is transformation: to make an extraordinary event out of ordinary material right ...

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JOLT to Host Acting Workshop as Part of Third Thursday Downtown

BY MELANIE BUCK – The junior branch of the Ouachita Little Theatre is hosting an acting workshop for youth as part of this month’s Third Thursday Downtown event. JOLT Into Action will be held this Thursday, August 18th from 4 – 5:30 p.m. at OLT. Snacks are included in the workshop that is for all youth, ages 3rd grade and ...

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The Secret Garden is Coming to OLT

BY JUDY THOMPSON – The board and members of the Ouachita Little Theatre are pleased to have Brad Storey back serving as a play director.  After completing his walk across the country adding awareness to the Audubon Society, he wrote and published a book (Coast to Coast) about his journey.  Storey is now again active with OLT and is working ...

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Ring Out the Old and Bring in the New at OLT

BY JUDY THOMPSON – The last performance of Willy Wonka was Sunday, May 4.  The play was a complete sell-out for all six performances.  A tremendous amount of work went into this play directed by Rudi Timmerman.  After such an enormous effort, one might think there would now be some down time with very little going on at OLT.  This ...

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OLT Transforms into ‘Chocolate Factory’

BY MELANIE BUCK – 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. Taking on any project of this magnitude is time consuming and requires a special eye for detail. Director Rudi Timmerman has that ...

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OLT Presents: A Costumers’ Workshop

BY MELANIE BUCK – On Saturday, March 8, Ouachita Little Theatre presented the first in a series of Costumers’ workshops. There were about ten JOLT (Junior Ouachita Little Theatre) members attending the course. Some of the activities included looking through various sets of photos to identify characters through there costumes. For example, attendees were shown several pictures of maids from ...

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OLT Auditions for February Play and JOLT Christmas Play Kick-Off

BY LARRY BLOCK – This will be a very busy week at the Ouachita Little Theatre (OLT) at 610 Mena St. On Thursday evening, from 6 to 9 PM, and Saturday morning, from 10 AM to noon will be tryouts for the February play, Murder In the Magnolias, on Friday and Saturday at 7:30 PM, and Sunday at 2:30 PM ...

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McDonald’s to Sponsor Junior OLT Christmas Play

BY LARRY BLOCK – A local favorite has come to the aid of another local favorite. One local favorite is the Junior Ouachita Little Theatre (JOLT), the group of kids ranging from kindergarten through 12th grade, who participate in acting workshops and plays throughout the year.  They are performing their Christmas Variety Play this year, which consists of 2 plays, ...

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JOLT Names Cast for 2013 Holiday Play

BY LARRY BLOCK – Junior Ouachita Little Theatre (JOLT) President, and director of this year’s JOLT holiday play, Morgan Richmond, has completed a two-day audition, and has named the cast for this year’s performance. “Instead of doing one big play, we are doing two shorter plays, plus some other individual short performances,” she commented. “The two plays we have selected, ...

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