Comedy: The Silver Whistle, at the Lyric Theater December 1-2, 2023 at 7:00pm and December 3, 2023 at 2:00pm

In this fairy tale, a silver whistle possessing magic powers is lost by a princess, and great adventures are had in the search for it. The whistle may be used to summon the slave of the whistle, who obeys commands, grants wishes and occasionally issues warnings or reproof. Magic, trickery, theft and the intervention of a bird bring about changes in the whistle’s ownership. Its uses result in exciting and sometimes awkward situations. Finally, the policeman asks the audience for assistance in his search for the whistle. Their ready help may be accepted and used or skillfully rejected by the actors. The whistle is ultimately returned to the princess, who, along with the policeman, decides how best to deal with it.

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Auditions Saturday November 18 at 10:00am and Sunday November 19 at 2:00pm

Auditions!

The Theatre Co. of the Ozarks will have auditions for Radium Girls at the Lyric Theater on Saturday November 18 at 2pm and November 19 at 2pm. Ages 9 and up only. For more questions, tc***********@gm***.com">please click to email us or call 870-391-3504.

The Requirements

Only those auditioning may be present. Auditions will consist of sides from the script, chosen by the director.

Ages 15 and up.

The Story

Auditions will consist of cold reads only with scripts provided by the directing team. Performances for Radium Girls will be January 25-28, 2024.

There are approximately 37 characters in Radium Girls, about half male and half female. There will be several people who are cast in multiple roles. Characters range in age from stage age 9 (one female child) to 60+. For a full character break down, please visit https://stageagent.com/…/13953/radium-girls/characters.

Show Synopsis:
Radium Girls is D.W. Gregory’s gripping drama based on the true story of female laborers who were poisoned and killed by their factory’s radium-based paint. Though Radium Girls ranges from 1918 through the 1940’s, the bulk of the narrative is centered on events in New Jersey in the mid 1920’s.

The play highlights Grace, Irene, and Kathryn who paint dials in the U.S. Radium Plant and are instructed to finely point their brushes by molding the bristles with their mouths while painting. The factory’s new owner, Arthur Roeder, is excited by radium’s promising future and believes in the company’s potential for growth. Roder’s mindset is supported by Marie Curie, the internationally famous scientist, who believes radium provides many health benefits and could even cure cancer.
But soon many of the the girls begin to notice disturbing health issues, and one of their co-workers dies, but her death is brushed aside. The plant tries to keep the girls who are getting sicker from talking to the press, push back their court dates, and deflect any negativity toward the company. Some of the surviving girls finally get settlements and medical coverage for the rest of their shortened lives.

Radium Girls fiercely examines the commercialization of science, the pursuit of both health and wealth, the power of the underdog, and the fierce injustice laborers in America have faced, and may even continue to face in the present. 

Thank you for supporting the Arts and good luck!

Drama: Stephen King’s Misery! #LiveAtTheLyric October 5–7, 2023 at 7:00pm and October 8, 2023 at 2:00pm

The Theatre Co. of the Ozarks and the Ozark Arts Council present Stephen King’s Misery (adapted for the stage by William Goldman, this is the same version done by Bruce Willis on Broadway and the basis for the 1990 film with James Caan and Kathy Bates), October 5–7, 2023 at 7:00pm and October 8, 2023 at 2:00pm at the Historic 1929 Lyric Theater on the Harrison, Arkansas square.

Misery follows successful romance novelist Paul Sheldon (Rick Turner Lucas), who is rescued from a car crash by his “number one fan,” Annie Wilkes (Toinette Madison), and wakes up captive in her secluded home. While Paul is convalescing, Annie reads his latest book and becomes enraged when she discovers the author has killed off her favorite character, Misery Chastain. Annie forces Paul to write a new Misery novel, and he quickly realizes Annie has no intention of letting him go anywhere, despite Officer Buster’s (Louie Keener) presence. The irate Annie has Paul writing as if his life depends on it—because it does!

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Auditions Wednesday August 30 at 6:00pm and Thursday August 31 at 6:30pm

Auditions!

NorthArk Drama will have auditions for The Silver Whistle, by Patrick B. Mace, at NorthArk College, rooms M134 and M138 on Wednesday August 30 at 6pm and Thursday August 31, 2023 at 6pm. Ages 15 and up only. For more questions, please click to email us or call 870-391-3504.

The Requirements

Only those auditioning may be present. Auditions will consist of sides from the script, chosen by the director.

Ages 15 and up.

The Story

Show dates: November 29, 30, December 1, 2023 at 7:00pm and December 2, 2023 at 2:00pm at the 1929 Historic Lyric Theater, with children’s productions during the day.

This tale has been a prize-winning play and a favored production throughout the world. In this fairy tale, a silver whistle possessing magic powers is lost by a princess, and great adventures are had in the search for it. The whistle may be used to summon the slave of the whistle, who obeys commands, grants wishes and occasionally issues warnings or reproof. Magic, trickery, theft and the intervention of a bird bring about changes in the whistle’s ownership. Its uses result in exciting and sometimes awkward situations. Finally, the policeman asks the audience for assistance in his search for the whistle. Their ready help may be accepted and used or skillfully rejected by the actors. The whistle is ultimately returned to the princess, who, along with the policeman, decides how best to deal with it.

Thank you for supporting the Arts and good luck!

Auditions Sunday August 27 at 4:00pm and Monday August 28 at 6:30pm

Auditions!

The Theatre Co. of the Ozarks will have auditions for Misery, by William Goldman, based on the novel by Stephen King on Sunday August 27 at 4pm and Monday August 28, 2023 at 6:30pm at the Lyric Theater. For more questions, please click to email us or call 870-391-3504.

The Requirements

Doors will open at 3:30pm on Sunday and 6:00pm on Monday. Only those auditioning may be present.

Auditions will consist of sides from the script, chosen by the director.

Ages 18 and up.

The Story

Misery is by William Goldman, based on the novel by Stephen King. Cast is 2 men, 1 woman.

Show dates: October 5-7, 2023 at 7:00pm and October 8, 2023 at 2:00pm at the 1929 Historic Lyric Theater.

Misery follows successful romance novelist Paul Sheldon, who is rescued from a car crash by his “number one fan,” Annie Wilkes, and wakes up captive in her secluded home. While Paul is convalescing, Annie reads his latest book and becomes enraged when she discovers the author has killed off her favorite character, Misery Chastain. Annie forces Paul to write a new Misery novel, and he quickly realizes Annie has no intention of letting him go anywhere. The irate Annie has Paul writing as if his life depends on it, and it does.

Thank you for supporting the Arts and good luck!

Harrison Art League Small Works on Paper Summer Art Show, Through the End of July!

Harrison Art League presents:

Small Works on Paper Summer Art Show

July 1-29! #LiveAtTheLibrary!

The Harrison Art League’s “Small Works On Paper” Art Show is on display at the Boone County Library through the end of July! Come see this gorgeous artwork in person!

Below are just a few examples of the fabulous artwork.

 

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Nana’s Naughty Knickers, August 17-19 at 7pm, August 20 at 2pm! #LiveAtTheLyric!

The Ozark Arts Council and The Theatre Co. of the Ozarks Present:

Nana’s Naughty Knickers!

August 17-19 at 7PM, August 20 at 2PM! #LiveAtTheLyric!

The Theatre Co. of the Ozarks and The Ozark Arts Council present Nana’s Naughty Knickers, by Katherine DiSavino, performed at the Historic 1929 Lyric Theater August 17-19 at 7:00PM and August 20 at 2:00PM. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and students, and $8 for children, when bought in advance; prices rise $3 if purchased at the door—$11 for children, $13 for seniors and students, and $15 for adults.

You’re in for a wild ride with Katherine DiSavino’s hilarious play, Nana’s Naughty Knickers! Set in a rent-controlled apartment in Manhattan, the occupant, Sylvia Charles (Linda Henson), runs a slightly illegal boutique from her apartment, selling handmade naughty knickers to every senior citizen in the five-borough area, including her best friend Vera (Vive Allen) and her best customer, Clair (Kelley Petree-Goodwin). Sylvia has somehow managed to keep this business a well-guarded secret from her landlord, Mr. Schmidt (Preston Garrison) and even her granddaughter, Bridget (Calliope Johnson), who is about to become her new roommate before entering law school. However, what Bridget saw as a unique opportunity to stay with her favorite nana in New York for the summer quickly turns into an experience she’ll never forget, including a possible new love interest, a policeman, Tom O’Grady (Jamie Taylor) who sure is hesitant to give her a parking ticket. When a competing businesswoman, Heather Van Pree (Andi E.), gets wind of the business, it’s a non-stop frenzy from there! Will Bridget be able to handle all the excitement? Will her nana get arrested – or worse – evicted?

With an ensemble cast of veterans, including Emily Akins-Sexton and Fred Lutz, Nana’s Naughty Knickers is sure to knock your socks off – but don’t worry, Nana can provide you with another pair!

Join us at The Lyric for Nana’s Naughty Knickers, #LiveAtTheLyric. Tickets on sale NOW at TheLyric.org. August 17-19 at 7:00PM and August 20 at 2:00PM. Become an OAC Member at Join.TheLyric.org!

 

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The Theatre Co. of the Ozarks and
the Ozark Arts Council Present:

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June 29-30, July 1 at 7PM, July 2 at 2PM! #LiveAtTheLyric!

The Theatre Co. of the Ozarks and The Ozark Arts Council present lowercase, by Stephen Enersen, performed at the Historic 1929 Lyric Theater June 29-30, July 1 at 7:00PM and July 2 at 2:00PM. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and students, and $8 for children, when bought in advance; prices rise $3 if purchased at the door—$11 for children, $13 for seniors and students, and $15 for adults.

This smart romantic comedy wrestles with the miseries of the mid-life, recycled dating scene. Having recently decided that he is through with romantic relationships (though not through with women), George has made an impulsive bet with his meddling sister that he will solve all his dating problems by “hiring” a mistress. Now, just two days before the “show and tell” dinner where he must produce said mistress to avoid losing the high-stakes bet, a mistress-less (and clueless) George tries to engage a 30-something theatre student to play his paramour for the dinner. A contentious though talented Meredith finds the assignment disgusting but needs the money and, truth be told, is excited by the acting challenge of a full evening of improvisation. While the antagonistic couple is attempting to fashion a convincing backstory for the dinner charade, sister Betsy suddenly appears, throwing Meredith and George into a frantic, ill-prepared improv a full day early. Amidst the chaos, Meredith and George gradually come to appreciate each other’s odd yet strangely sensible takes on life and relationships.

Join us at The Lyric for lowercase,  #LiveAtTheLyric. Tickets on sale NOW at TheLyric.org. June 29-30, July 1 at 7:00PM and July 2 at 2:00PM. Become an OAC Member at Join.TheLyric.org!

 

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Auditions Saturday April 15 at 6:00pm and Sunday April 16, 2022 at 2:00pm

Auditions!

The Theatre Co. of the Ozarks will have auditions for lower case, by Stephen Enersen on Saturday April 15 at 6pm and Sunday April 16, 2023 at 2:00pm at the Lyric Theater. For more questions, please click to email us or call 870-391-3504.

The Requirements

Doors will open at 5:30pm on Saturday and 1:30pm on Sunday. Only those auditioning may be present.

Auditions will consist of sides from the script, chosen by the director.

Ages 18 and up.

The Story

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Show dates: June 22-24, 2023 at 7:00pm and June 25, 2023 at 2:00pm at the 1929 Historic Lyric Theater.

This smart romantic comedy wrestles with the miseries of the mid-life, recycled dating scene. Having recently decided that he is through with romantic relationships (though not through with women), George has made an impulsive bet with his meddling sister that he will solve all his dating problems by “hiring” a mistress. Now, just two days before the “show and tell” dinner where he must produce said mistress to avoid losing the high-stakes bet, a mistress-less (and clueless) George tries to engage a 30-something theatre student to play his paramour for the dinner. A contentious though talented Meredith finds the assignment disgusting but needs the money and, truth be told, is excited by the acting challenge of a full evening of improvisation. While the antagonistic couple is attempting to fashion a convincing backstory for the dinner charade, sister Betsy suddenly appears, throwing Meredith and George into a frantic, ill-prepared improv a full day early. Amidst the chaos, Meredith and George gradually come to appreciate each other’s odd yet strangely sensible takes on life and relationships.

Thank you for supporting the Arts and good luck!