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Mary Poppins Tickets Go on Sale this Week

SUBMITTED – Ouachita Little Theatre’s Spring musical is the wildly popular Mary Poppins.  Advance reserve tickets go on sale Thursday, April 20.  Tickets can be purchased at the theatre on weekdays between 9 am and 4 pm.  They may also be purchased on evenings that rehearsals are taking place. “This is a deviation from our usual practice,” said OLT President ...

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“The Penultimate Problem of Sherlock Holmes” Opens This Week

SUBMITTED – This Friday, October 21, the two-weekend run for “The Penultimate Problem of Sherlock Holmes” opens on stage at the Ouachita Little Theatre.  The director, Scott O’Rear, and the cast invite the audience to join them at “221B Baker Street” in another exciting adventure featuring the famous 19th century sleuth. The cast consists of Ethan Moe as Sherlock Holmes, Krys Swanberg as Dr. John ...

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The Musical “Oliver!” Opens April 15

BY BETH MCMILLEN – The excitement of the 50-member cast for the musical “Oliver!” has spread to the entire community as tickets go on sale at Arvest Bank. All seats for the musical are by reserve only. To pick your seat OLT encourages you to reserve soon.  The price of adult admission is $12.00, while student and seniors admission is ...

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OLT to Benefit from Online Fundraiser

MENA, Ark. (Feb. 29, 2016) – Mena /Polk County givers will have an opportunity to stretch their charitable dollars by making online gifts to Ouachita Little Theatre through ArkansasGives.org from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. April 7. Last year ArkansasGives raised $2 million online in one day for more than 350 nonprofits statewide. This year’s goal is $4 million. “Your ...

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VFW Gifts Grant to OLT

The local VFW and their Auxiliary has bestowed a $1,000 grant to Ouachita Little Theatre for their continued outreach in the community over the years, the Frank C. Bainum Post #4451 bestowed the grant as part of The Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation Community Service Grant program. Pictured are Linda Johnson, Commander of Post #4451 awarding Rudi Timmerman, President of ...

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Fayro, Tx Comes to Mena at OLT

BY JUDY THOMPSON – The Ouachita Little Theatre is changing into Fayro, Texas, hometown of the lovable, but dysfunctional Futrelle family.  The Futrelle sisters (Frankie, Twink and Honey Raye) are throwing a wedding.  Frankie has almost made herself sick with elaborate preparations for her daughter Tina Jo’s antebellum-inspired wedding and the rumor mill in Fayro is working overtime.  No surprises ...

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Hustling at OLT

CONTRIBUTED BY JUDY THOMPSON – Anyone dropping by the Ouachita Little Theatre can see people scurrying about at many hours of the day.  During the daytime, T. J. Thompson and various helpers have been working on the set for the upcoming play, Dearly Beloved.  Or you could find Judy Thompson and Linda Johnson going through the costume closet and bins ...

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A Special Valentine Surprise from OLT

BY JUDY THOMPSON – As it is less than one month from Valentine’s Day, the Ouachita Little Theatre in conjunction with Mena Mountain Resort, invites everyone to the opening of Dearly Beloved on Friday, February 12, at the resort.  For the third year, the two are providing a dinner theatre event for the community.  Judy Thompson, director for the upcoming ...

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Dearly Beloved Cast Begins Rehearsal at OLT

BY JUDY THOMPSON – Practice has begun on the very funny Dearly Beloved, another nationally performed play by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten.  These are the same playwrights who wrote Dixie Swim Club which was presented by OLT last February to rave reviews.  In addition, Christmas Belles, also written by the same three, appeared at OLT as the ...

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OLT Draws for Raffle Items

The Ouachita Little Theatre recently sold raffle tickets on three separate items to raise funding for the upkeep of the theatre. The drawings were held on Sunday, December 13th, during the last performance of Junior Ouachita Little Theatre’s production of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. Winning the Yeti Cooler was Courtney Del Bosque. David Gilbert won the scanner ...

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