About the Theatre Company of the Ozarks
The Theatre Company of the Ozarks was organized in 1977 under the name of the Buffalo River Theatre Company. Until September, 2015 the organization was simply known as The Theatre Company. Today, many years and two name changes later, The Theatre Company of the Ozarks is still producing high quality live theatre for Harrison and the surrounding communities. The Theatre Company of the Ozarks brings from 4 to 8 productions each year to the Lyric.
The Theatre Company of the Ozarks is dedicated not only to bringing high quality entertainment to the area, but encouraging members of the community to become involved, whether on stage, back stage, or behind the scenes in sewing, fundraising, and volunteering to help enrich the lives of all in our community through support of and participation in the Arts. Thus, the Theatre Company was involved in the development of the Ozark Arts Council, with several Theatre Company members on the original (1996) OAC board. Many young people who have become involved with Theatre Company of the Ozarks productions over the years have gone on to have theatre-related careers.
We are proud of the involvement of our community in the Theatre Company of the Ozarks. The diversity of the actors involved with Theatre Company of the Ozarks production is one of its greatest strengths.
The Theatre Company of the Ozarks general membership meets twice a year. In September the plays for the next season are selected, and in January officers and board members are selected. The Theatre Company of the Ozarks has an elected board of 7 members, who meet monthly and are charged with managing the business of the Theatre Company of the Ozarks. Annual Memberships are $5.00 and Lifetime Memberships are $100.00, and entitle a member to vote on officers, board members, and productions for the next season.
The Theatre Company also works closely with the other arts organizations in the Ozark Arts Council and beyond. They have collaborated with the North Arkansas College Drama Department on productions, and have had Harrison Art League members assist with set design and decoration and there is also overlap in our membership with a history of HAL members acting in and directing some of our productions. Theatre Company volunteers staff the concessions and box office at the Lyric for Theatre Company productions and other OAC member organization events.
The Theatre Company is committed to promoting the Arts in our area, and particularly committed to extending to people—of all ages and abilities—the opportunity to express themselves in the theatre arts.
The 2020–2021 Theatre Company of the Ozarks Board and Officers
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Ticket Prices (in general)
- RESERVED SEATING
$12–$15 for adults;
$10–$12 for students and senior citizens (with valid ID); and
$8–$10 for children 12 and under.
- Ticket prices will be three dollars $3.00 higher at the door, so it is very advantageous to buy tickets online.
- EARLY BIRD TICKETS (when available; for cast, crew, and OAC Members)
$2 off for adults;
$1–$2 off for students and senior citizens
$0–$1 off for children 12 and under