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Bell, Book, and Candle Auditions Next Week


Time to freshen up your monologue and step on stage to audition for Ouachita Little Theatre’s next production – Bell, Book, and Candle.

Bell, Book, and Candle is a romantic comedy Broadway play written by John Van Druten. The movie version was released in 1958 and starred James Stewart and Kim Novak. The story was an inspiration to the television series, Bewitched.

In the play, Gillian discovers that her secret love interest is about to marry her college rival and is willing to use her magic to make him fall in love with her instead.

The play will be directed by Melanie Buck and assistant director Suzanne Snow. The cast will consist of 3 adult men and 2 adult women.

Auditions are scheduled for Thursday, August 7, from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. and Saturday, August 9, from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., at the theatre, 610 Mena Street. Having a prepared monologue is encouraged.

Perhaps one of the most unique auditions will be for a live black cat. Yes, a living black cat! Please bring your cat to auditions in a pet carrier and only bring cats that will not be disturbed by loud noises and bright lights.

Rehearsals are set to begin Tuesday, September 9 at 7 p.m. and will continue on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday nights through October 23. Production dates will be October 24, 25, 26, 31, November 1 & 2; Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.

If you have any questions concerning auditions you can reach Melanie Buck at 580-314-8994 or

The OLT has a big heart because of all those involved, but it will only become stronger and more vital as new people are drawn in.  For more information about becoming involved with OLT, call 243-0186.

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