Everyone is excited about the warmer days and daffodils popping up, which means spring is not far away! Ouachita Little Theatre has been working to bring you entertainment in the coming months.
After a very successful run of the comedy, You Can’t Take It With You, OLT has recently held auditions for the spring musical, Little Shop of Horrors by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman. Directed locally by Alex Night, the cast will be announced shortly. Shows are scheduled for May 12th, 13th, 14th, 19th, 20th, and 21st.
Some very exciting news is that Lana Gail and her band, including radio DJ “Tex McWestern” is performing a musical show later this month, The Women of Country Music. Lana will put on a professional concert stylizing the vocals of famous women throughout the country music genre, including performers from the 1930’s through modern day. The shows are scheduled for March 31 and April 1 at 7:30 PM, and April 2 at 2:30 PM. Reserved tickets will be available online at oltmena.com or drop by the OLT office at 610 Mena Street during regular office hours.
Mark June 1 on your calendar for one of OLT’s landmark events, the semi-annual OLT Benson Awards. Since the awards were postponed for the 2019-2020 season due to Covid restrictions, this will be a double award ceremony including the 2021-2022 season as well. Held at The Crossing Church Facility, the meal will be catered by Papa’s Mexican Café. The theme is “A Night on the Town.”
Nominees for the Benson awards have been announced in the OLT February newsletter which can be found on the OLT Facebook page or the website at oltmena.com. Short videos of performances are available after March 1st by going to oltmena.com and logging in as an OLT member. This is to assist members in their selections for Benson Award recipients. Voting is for OLT members only and will take place online March 1st through 29th. If members require a paper ballot, they may be picked up in person at the OLT office or contact OLT to have one mailed to you. You still have time to become a member, so check out the website to see how you can join the fun and cast your vote for your favorite shows and the people who produced them!