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September, 2020

  • 16 September

    Student classes offered through Ouachita Little Theater

    Submitted by Julie Ulmer / Ouachita Little Theater Ouachita Little Theatre has a goal to entertain and assist our community during the restrictions imposed by the COVID19 crisis. OLT will be holding classes for students interested in various aspects of theater arts. For the small fee of $10 per week, there will be introductory instruction for Tap Dancing, Costuming 101, ...

August, 2020

  • 19 August

    OLT entertains while keeping patrons safe

    Submitted by Julie Ulmer- OLT Ouachita Little Theatre board members have been working hard behind the scenes trying to come up with ways to provide entertainment to the community while respecting CDC guidelines and mandates.  While “movie nights” and online videos have met with success, it is most difficult for live theater to be performed, and this is the heart ...

July, 2020

  • 29 July


    JAWS is coming OLT Ouachita Little Theatre is offering a free screening of Steven Spielberg’s 1975 classic, JAWS,  Wednesday, Aug. 12. at 6:30 p.m. New to Movie Night are themed masks for patrons to purchase with a suggested minimum donation of $10. Wearing a mask during the movie is required. Reserve your mask by calling 243-5903.  Shark masks are designed ...

  • 22 July

    OLT Entertains with Socially Distant Shows

    Ouachita Little Theatre has been studying the practicalities of producing shows that will safely fall within the guidelines of the Governor’s proclamations.  Due to the expense and challenges producing the musical “BIG”, that show is still postponed until it can be executed safely.  However, it would be possible to do some dramatic “Reader’s Theatre” type of performances live on stage, ...

  • 8 July

    Ouachita Little Theatre Protects Patrons with Professional Cleaning

    Ouachita Little Theatre is undergoing a thorough cleaning and disinfection process from ACCI Restoration before “Free Movie Night” returns July 8.  The sanitation includes the utilization of a CDC approved material recommended for the mitigation of the Corona Virus.   This will be used to steam each seat and clean the entire auditorium.  They will take samples from all parts ...

  • 1 July

    Ouachita Little Theater Welcomes Patrons Back to “Movie Night!”

    Ouachita Little Theatre has been quiet for the past months due to COVID-19.  After distributing a survey to the membership of OLT, the board was happy to see there was a definite interest in bringing back the monthly second Wednesday of the month tradition of Free Movie Night.  Beginning July 8, OLT will kick off our summer blockbuster shows with ...

  • 1 July

    Updates from Ouachita Little Theater Board of Directors

    he Board of Directors from Ouachita Little Theatre met June 18 to discuss future plans for activities and shows.  Since the COVID19 concerns are still with us indefinitely in Polk County, it is next to impossible to determine production dates safely.  Therefore, the board voted to extend all memberships six additional months at no extra charge.  In other words, if ...

June, 2020

  • 3 June

    Ouachita Little Theater Holds Board Election and May Meeting

    Ouachita Little Theatre board of directors met May 21 to discuss scheduling of shows, the annual financial report, and other miscellaneous details pertaining to theater business. While OLT is not losing sight of the wonderful success they have had starting with “Annie” last year and running a full schedule of shows through “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” they are struggling with ...

March, 2020

  • 25 March

    OLT Suspends All Activities Due to COVID-19

    In cooperation with the CDC, Presidential and State guidelines, board members of Ouachita Little Theatre voted to suspend all programs, rehearsals, concerts (including competition rehearsals for young playwrights) until further notice.  The office on Main Street will be closed beginning March 20 for the time being.  The musical “BIG,” as well as other future productions, will be rescheduled.   Season ...

  • 11 March

    OLT Spring Musical “BIG” is Cast!

    It’s always exciting to see which of your friends and neighbors will be showing up in Ouachita Little Theatre’s spring musical.  Jessica Kropp is directing “BIG”, the high energy Broadway Musical smash-hit version of the beloved Tom Hanks movie of the same name.  She is assisted by Musical Director Judy Kropp and choreographer, Gini Burt.  Makeup and hair will be ...