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July, 2020

  • 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 ...

  • 4 March

    March Declared Southwest Artists and Mena Art Gallery Month

    Mena Mayor Seth Smith declared March as Southwest Artists and Mena Art Gallery Month in the City of Mena on Friday, February 28th. The proclamation states that since the Mena Art Gallery is celebrating its 75th anniversary in March and since this dedicated group of artists have shared their talents with the community of Mena for the past 75 years ...

February, 2020

  • 26 February


    Dates are set for Ouachita Little Theatre’s spring musical production of “BIG.”  Based on the 1987 motion picture fantasy, this musical bursts on the stage as an unforgettable theatrical experience.  Lead character Josh Baskin, a young teen, makes a wish on the Zoltar machine at a local carnival to skip this this awkward stage of life and become “big.”  The ...

  • 19 February

    “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at the OLT

    “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” will open Friday, February 21 at 7:30 PM at the OLT. The play will also run on February 22, 23, and the following weekend on February 28, 29, and March 1.  Friday and Saturday shows are at 7:30 PM, Sunday matinees are at 2:30 PM. Tickets are on sale now at the Ouachita Little Theater box ...

January, 2020

  • 22 January

    “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” Cast Announced; Rehearsals Underway

    Ouachita Little Theatre has combined with University of Arkansas at Rich Mountain to bring William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” to the stage in Mena.  Directors Robby and Gini Burt are excited to bring this classic comedy to life with assistance from local talents such as Costumer Jane Buttermilk, Stage Manager Makayla Kenyon-Ortiz, and Sound Technician Brenden James.  Burt, the ...

February, 2019

  • 27 February

    Springtime at OLT and “Annie” Auditions

    The month of March heralds the beginning of spring in Arkansas, and spring at OLT means Musicals! Auditions for this year’s show, “Annie” will be held March 1 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM, March 2 from 10:00 AM – noon, and March 5 from 4:00 PM- 6:00 PM at the theater.  “Annie” will be performed May 16, 17, 18, 24, ...