Get Involved

The first step in getting involved is to know what’s going on! Since it’s easy to forget to check our web site every single day (because we are constantly adding new events!), we have the OAC eNews!

A trio of things you should know:

  • We will never give away or sell your email address or other information!
  • Most of the time, we will only email you once or twice per week.
  • If we are getting up to a performance date, we may send additional emails apprising you of the seating situation. (Until the day arrives that everyone buys their tickets online and well in advance of a performance, this helps us prevent having a line of people at the box office being turned away because of a sold out performance…or not showing because they think it was already sold out!)

Only your email address is necessary in the form below, but having your other information, as well, will give us the ability to connect with you for things we may not do through email.

Thank you for signing up for the OAC eNews!

The Ozark Arts Council is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization with the mission to enrich lives by promoting the arts in Harrison and North Arkansas through exhibitions, performances, and education. Memberships and donations allow the OAC and its four Member Organizations to provide quality cultural programming and maintain the historic Lyric Theater for performances and community events.

To become a Member, download and mail in the OAC Membership Form (PDF; click to print and fill out by hand; right click to download and fill out in Adobe Reader or Preview).

Annual Memberships are available at the following levels

Individual: $25-$49

  • Recognition on screen before events
  • One (1) vote at the OAC Annual Membership Meeting

Supporting: $50-$99

  • Window Decal
  • Plus all benefits of the previous level

Family: $100-$249

  • Pre-sale ticket purchasing opportunities (first choice of seats…at a discount!)
  • Two (2) family members may vote at the OAC Annual Membership Meeting
  • Plus all benefits of the previous levels

Patron: $250-$499

  • Name listed in playbills
  • Link to Personal or Business Website from OAC Website
  • Backstage Tour after a production
  • Plus all benefits of the previous levels

Principal: $500-$999

  • Two (2) invitations to a Theatre Company Cast Party
  • Logo and Name Link to Your Website on OAC Website
  • Plus all benefits of the previous levels

Director: $1,000-$2,499

  • Two (2) complimentary tickets to the annual fundraiser
  • Plus all benefits of the previous levels

Producer: $2,500+

  • One-time use of the Lyric Theater
  • Plus all benefits of the previous levels

 

 

 

All memberships valid through June 30, 2017 for the 2016-2017 Season. Members may choose not to receive Membership benefits and donate the full amount to the OAC. If Membership benefits are accepted, please check with your tax professional as to what portion of your membership may remain tax deductible.

Help the Ozark Arts Council restore the Lyric Theater! Through the Adopt-a-Seat program, we have been upgrading our theater in with: new seats that maintain its historic character and charm, new flooring, an expanded stage, and, this coming year, restoration of our balcony restrooms (out of operation since the ’70s).

Adopting a seat is a great way to show your support or honor a loved one. You may view a sample of the new seat in the lobby of the Lyric. Thank you to those who have already adopted a seat!

For a donation of only $100, an engraved plaque in honor of you or a loved one will be placed on a seat in the Lyric Theater. Download the Adopt-A-Seat form or adopt your seat online. For $50, you can take home one of our old seats.

Thank you to those individuals and businesses who have already Adopted A Seat

Twentieth Century Club

Don Alberson

Bill & Bonnie Baker

Joe Baldwin

Dennis Beal

Charles & Linda Beaver

Doug & Beverly Beckman

Mike & Mary Bishop

Char Black

Larry & Cathy Brandt

Jed Bullock

Al & Jackie Buxton

Gail Campbell

Josephine Cash

Bob Chadwick

Drs. Carl & Sue Chambers

Jeff & Jane Christenson

Helen Clavey

Dr. James Coats

Community First Bank

Reece & Christy Conrad

Ruth & Steve Davis

Bob & Eliza Dickson

Mark & Susan Duren

Brian & Betty Erwin

FedEx Freight

FedEx Freight Executive Office

FedEx Freight Legal Department

First Federal Bank

First National Bank of Berryville

Anne Connerley Fowler

Sarah Gheen

Holly Gillies

Joe & Cathy Golden

Ann Graffy

Greater Ozarks Republican Women

Jim & Gwen Gresham

John Paul Hammerschmidt

Harrison District Board of Realtors

Harrison Regional Chamber of Commerce

Richard & Cova Hart

Kim Hickson

Johny & Barbara Hinson

Ann Horn

Frieda Hudson

The Daughters of James Hudson

James F. Hudson

Jim & Lisa Johnson

Mike Johnson

Jim Keel

Alta King

Bill & Rita Kneip

Mildred Krisik

Don Kostelac

Billye Sue Lawrence

Jay & Marcille Lawrence

Pollyanna Leimberg

Richard & Ann Lemley

Joan Lipsmeyer

Carolyn Luallen

Martin Construction Company

Mary H. Martin

William & Ann May

Pat McBride

HK McCaleb

Gary & Brenda Melton

Patty Methvin

Clark & Madeleine Middleton

Pat & Sharon Murphy

Pat & Lou Ann Moles

Mike & Karin Nabors

Wanda Nelson

James & Fern Nicholson

Dana O’Quin

Rudy & Sue Parks

Glenna Ragan

Bob & Sandra Reynolds

Chris & Tammy Reynolds

Mike Reynolds

Diana Robb

Jim & Joey Roth

Patsy Sargent

Greg & Cheryl Satterfield

Vita Saville

Rock Seawel

Jock Seeyle

Curt & Reba Shaddox

Harland & Nancy Sharp

Greg & Roz Slavik

June Snow

Chuck & Mary Speice

Jim Sprott

Terry Stambaugh

Katie & Julianna Stefanski

Jamie Taylor

Pat Taylor

Rob Thomason

Edwin Clark Trantham

Dr. Charles Walker

Marilyn Williams

Mike & Linda Wood

Pat Wood

Angela Wright

The Ozark Arts Council is always looking for volunteers to assist with office work, concessions, box office, and more. Volunteers receive free tickets to OAC-hosted events. To apply for a volunteer position, please call us for at (870) 391-3504 or email info@ozarkartscouncil.org.

Built in 1929 as a movie theater for “talkies”, the Lyric Theater is a unique venue for plays and concerts. Read the history of the Lyric and enjoy this delightful article by Adria English of First Security Bank’s “Only in Arkansas” magazine.

Seating Capacity
Main floor – 240
Balcony – 125
(15 seats are reserved for OAC use at all performances)

General Specifications
Width of proscenium – 27 ft.
Height of proscenium – 16 ft.
Stage width between walls – 34 ft.
Stage depth from front curtain to back wall – 14 ft.
Top stage size – 14 ft. deep by 27 ft. across
Lower stage size – 16 ft. deep by 21 ft. across
Standard size stage door
Stage loading door – 88 in. wide by 94 in. high
Stage left wing width – 5.5 ft. by 14.5 ft.
Stage right wing width – 2 ft. by 12 ft.
Front curtain (green velour) travel – Front half 5 ft. by 5 ft.; Back half 7 ft. x 9.5 ft.
Scrim curtain (white poly) travel
Side curtains
Stage left side loft with window – 4 ft. by 7 ft.
Stage right side loft with window – 4 ft. by 7 ft.

Dressing Rooms
2 rooms below stage with bathroom facilities
1 room behind stage with bathroom facilities

Storage and Set Construction Annex (25 ft. by 49 ft.)
Annex contains secure storage areas, loft, and large area for set construction with large utility sink downstairs and large utility sink in loft.

Wardrobe and Rehearsal Loft  (25 ft. by 35 ft.)
Contains dressing area.

Loading Dock
Loading door (5 ft. 9 in. by 7 ft. 10 in. )
Loading from street level with nearby parking

Lighting
General stage washes
No spot or black lights
Extra fee for specific requests

Sound
Allen & Heath GL 2400 console
Mackie S-408 main speakers
Mackie S-410 sub woofer speaker
Mackie C-300 stage monitors
DBX iEQ-31 EQ
TC electronic SL effects processor
Crown XS-900 power amp main and subs
Crown XSL 602 power amp monitor
16-channel quick release microphone snake
8 channels of compression

The stage is wired for four separate monitor mixes with a 1/3 octave equalizer for each mix.

Miscellaneous
Baby grand piano is available for an additional fee.

Want to see your name in lights?
If you are interested in performing in the Lyric, please email us at info@ozarkartscouncil.org or call 870.391.3504.

Rent the Lyric
The Lyric Theater is sometimes available for weddings, parties, and business functions, at the discretion of the OAC Board and the director and production manager of any play in rehearsals. The minimum cost for a federally-recognized not-for-profit organization for an event for which no admission is charged is $250 plus cleaning deposit/fees; the minimum charge in other cases for events in which admission is not charged is $500 plus cleaning deposit/fees. If admission is charged, 40% of the gate is payable to the OAC, with the aforementioned rental fees as a guaranteed minimum, unless otherwise agreed upon. Sound or light engineers are an additional charge. Please email us at  info@ozarkartscouncil.org or call 870.391.3504.

2017–2018 OAC Members and Sponsors
To see the individuals, families, and businesses in the various levels of membership, please use the links at the bottom of the table. You can learn about and support our sponsoring businesses by clicking on their logos below the list of members.

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