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OLT Gives Back; Prepares for Final Showing of Southern Hospitality

BY MELANIE BUCK – Ouachita Little Theatre’s latest show, Southern Hospitality, held their opening shows last week, including a special showing for some community members. The show’s director, Scotty Jenkins, has pieced together an exceptional cast that delivers a side-splitting, knee-slapping performance that is a must-see! The first performance was held on Thursday as an invite-only show. Jenkins explained the ...

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UARM Play Performs at Ouachita Little Theatre

Robby Burt, UARM theatre instructor, and cast will be putting on their entry from the American College Theatre Festival for local patrons this weekend at the Ouachita Little Theatre on November 4th, at 7:30, and November 6th, at 2:30.  It is approximately a one hour show and the admission will be $5 for adults $3 for students and seniors. “The Nina Variations” is a ...

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Ouachita Little Theatre to Host Benefit for David Hoffpauir

SUBMITTED – On Friday, January 8 starting at 7:30 p.m., a program benefiting David Hoffpauir will be held at the Ouachita Little Theatre.  Admission will be a $10 donation toward David’s medical bills.  David and his wife, Connie Gatling, have performed as Gatling and Hoffpauir for years.  Recently they have been joined by Dr. B (Dr. Ron Beckel) and changed ...

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2016 OLT Membership Kickoff

SUBMITTED – Excitement is in the air as the Ouachita Little Theatre starts its recruitment for 2016 members and special donors. Judy Thompson, OLT Membership Chairman, advises that initial letters have already gone out to current OLT members urging them to once again support the theatre through their membership renewals. Thompson advises that although occasionally funding may be available for ...

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Final Weekend for the Ouachita Little Theatre’s Charlotte’s Web

This weekend will be the final weekend for the Junior Ouachita Little Theatre’s production of Charlotte’s Web, based on a Newbery award winning children’s classic of the same name. Wilbur, who is played by Jerrin Parsons, saved in his first few hours of life by the young Fern (Ella George) simply longs to have companionship and that search leads him to ...

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Ouachita Little Theatre Planning New Season

BY RUDI TIMMERMAN – The OLT officers and board are asking the community for their input on the plays for the next season.  The theatre season at the Ouachita Little Theatre opens with a winter play, followed by the spring musical, and ends the following fall with the final show of the season.  This season, the fall show will be ...

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OLT’s “Old Lyric” Players Premier

The Ouachita Little Theatre’s Senior Readers’ group, The “Old Lyric” Players (OLP) will be performing for the first time “solo” on the OLT stage Saturday and Sunday, May 9 and 10. Previously, OLP has performed at gatherings of the “Polk County Sociable Seniors,” the Rotary Club and at the Oaks, and on stage at OLT around and among other entertainers. ...

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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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OLT “Girls Night Out” Coming Up This Weekend

BY JUDY THOMPSON – The Dixie Swim Club opened with a bang this past weekend, Friday at the little theatre and Saturday at Mena Mountain Resort.  The final weekend is coming up, beginning Friday, February 20, 7:30 at OLT.  Sunday, February 22, there will be a matinee performance at 2:30.  Admission for both dates is $8.00 and $5.00 for students ...

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Upcoming OLT Auditions – ‘The Dixie Swim Club’

BY JUDY KROPP – Five Southern women, whose friendships began many years ago on their college swim team, set aside a long weekend every August to recharge those relationships. Free from husbands, kids and jobs, they meet at the same beach cottage on North Carolina’s Outer Banks to catch up, laugh and meddle in each other’s lives. THE DIXIE SWIM ...

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