Auditions: Friday February 2 at 6:00pm and Saturday February 3 at 6:00pm for The Wild Women of Winedale

Auditions!

Auditions for The Wild Women of Winedale will be held at Twelve Oaks Estate (7210 AR 7 S) on Friday February 2 at 6pm and Saturday February 3 at 6pm. Ages 18 and up, looking for women who can look mature (youngest part is 40 years old). Please register to audition at TheLyric.org to receive more information!

The Requirements

Only those auditioning may be present. Auditions will consist of sides from the script, chosen by the director. To see more information, please register here.

Ages 18 and up.

The Story

Performances for The Wild Women of Winedale will be April 5-7, 2024 at Twelve Oaks Estate. Dinner prices on Friday and Saturday will be $40 and Dessert price on Sunday will be $30.

Show Synopsis:
This joyful and exuberant, yet ultimately touching, comedy focuses on three women at crossroads in their lives—the Wild sisters of Winedale, Virginia—Fanny and Willa and their frustratingly quirky sister-in-law Johnnie Faye. This feisty and fun-loving trio has supported and cheered one another through life’s highs and lows through the years, including the early demise of two of their husbands. And they really need each other now, as Fanny experiences a hilariously inappropriate reaction to her 60th birthday, while Willa is so stressed out from her nursing job she resorts to vodka and speed-knitting to cope, and Johnnie Faye, determined to put her year of fraught widowhood behind her, desperately tries to find a man—preferably a man with a house, since hers is somewhere at the bottom of a Florida sinkhole. These women’s lives are further upended by the responsibility of caring for their free-spirited, ailing aunt and the realization that they are drowning under loads of family keepsakes and possessions nobody wants—especially them! With equal doses of hilarity and heart, these extraordinary women come up with delightful and surprisingly unorthodox ways to clear the clutter from their lives, their homes and their relationships so they can move their lives forward. Together they prove it’s never too late to take another one of life’s paths for a grand new adventure. This Jones Hope Wooten comedy is guaranteed to drive you wild with laughter—and motivate you to keep hounding the kids to please take that stack of quilts and Granny’s Christmas china!

Thank you for supporting the Arts and good luck!

Auditions: Monday January 29 at 6:00pm and Tuesday January 30 at 6:00pm for Laundry and Lonestar & Bourbon

Auditions!

Auditions for Lonestar and Laundry & Bourbon will be held at North Arkansas College on Monday January 29 at 6pm and Tuesday January 30 at 6pm. Ages 18 and up. Please register to audition at TheLyric.org to receive more information!

The Requirements

Only those auditioning may be present. Auditions will consist of sides from the script, chosen by the director. To see more information, please register here.

Ages 18 and up.

Thank you for supporting the Arts and good luck!

Auditions: Saturday January 20 at 2:00am and Sunday January 21 at 2:00pm for All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten

Auditions!

Auditions for All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten will be held at the Lyric Theater on Saturday January 20 at 2pm and Sunday January 21 at 2pm. Ages 16 and up. Please register to audition to get a copy of monologues and cold reads to prepare for auditions.

The Requirements

Only those auditioning may be present. Auditions will consist of sides and monologues from the script, chosen by the director. To register and see the sides and monologues, please register here.

Ages 16 and up.

The Story

Performances for All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten will be March 1-3, 2024.

Show Synopsis:
Based on Robert Fulghum’s best-selling books, Kindergarten takes a funny, insightful, heartwarming look at what is profound in everyday life. This tightly woven adaptation has earned standing ovations from Singapore to Prague— from L.A. to D.C. It’s an evening of theatrical storytelling in revue format, with monologues, dialogues, and multiple voice narration, enhanced through the use of live piano underscoring, which provides fluidity, charm, and emotional texture, and seven optional original songs. The delightful stories feature colorful characters such as: a shy little boy who insists on playing the “pig” in his class production of Cinderella and steals the show; a man whose dream of flying carries him high over Los Angeles … in a lawn chair buoyed by surplus weather balloons; a “mother of the bride” who’s staged a perfect wedding—until the bowling ball of fate rolls down the aisle; and a modern-day Greek philosopher who finds the meaning of life in a piece of broken mirror from World War II. These stories celebrate our very existence, from the whimsy of childhood to the wisdom of old age. Kindergarten is a sure hit for almost any performing group.

Thank you for supporting the Arts and good luck!

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!

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!

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

lower case is by Stephen Enersen. Cast is 2 men, 2 women.

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!

Auditions Saturday January 14 and Sunday January 15, 2022 at 5:00pm

Auditions!

NorthArk Drama will have auditions for Five Women Wearing the Same Dress, on Saturday January 14 and Sunday January 15, 2023 at 5:00pm at the Lyric Theater. For more questions, please click to email us or call 870-391-3504.

The Requirements

Doors will open at 4:30pm. Only those auditioning may be present.

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

NorthArk Drama will have auditions for Five Women Wearing the Same Dress, on Saturday January 14 and Sunday January 15, 2023 at 5:00pm for ages 17 and up ONLY. For more questions, please click to email us or call 870-391-3504.

The Story

Five Women Wearing the Same Dress is by Alan Ball. Cast is 6 women, 1 man.

Show dates: May 3-6, 2023 at 7:00pm and May 7, 2023 at 2:00pm at the 1929 Historic Lyric Theater.

During an ostentatious wedding reception at a Knoxville, TN estate, five reluctant, identically-clad bridesmaids hide out in an upstairs bedroom, each with her own reasons to avoid the proceedings below. They are Frances, a painfully sweet but sheltered fundamentalist; Mindy, the cheerful, wise-cracking lesbian sister of the groom; Georgeanne, whose heartbreak over her own failed marriage triggers outrageous behavior; Meredith, the bride’s younger sister, whose precocious rebelliousness masks a dark secret; and Trisha, a jaded beauty whose die-hard cynicism about men is called into question when she meets Tripp, a charming bad-boy usher to whom there is more than meets the eye. As the afternoon wears on, in this cramped bedroom above the wedding, these five identically dressed women talk, laugh, argue, cry, console one another, and slowly become friends and joyously discover a common bond in this wickedly funny, irreverent, and touching celebration of the women’s spirit. 

Thank you for supporting the Arts and good luck!

Auditions Friday August 12 and Saturday August 13, 2022 at 6:00pm

Auditions!

We will have auditions for Wait Until Dark, on Friday August 12 and Saturday August 13 at 6:00pm. For more questions, please click to email us or call 870-391-3504.

The Requirements

Doors will open at 4:45pm. Only those auditioning may be present.

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

We will have auditions for Wait Until Dark on Friday August 12 and Saturday August 13 at 6:00pm for ages 18 and up ONLY. One part for a child aged 10-12 ONLY will begin at 5:00pm. For more questions, please click to email us or call 870-391-3504.

The Story

Wait Until Dark is by Frederick Knott. Cast is 8 people.

Show dates: September 29-30, October 1-2, 2022

Rehearsals begin: August 23, 2022–4 days per week

More info to come soon!

Thank you for supporting the Arts and good luck!

Auditions Monday, May 18 and Tuesday May 19 at 7:00pm

Auditions! But carefully…

As we slowly reopen Arkansas, our patrons’ health and well-being is first and foremost on the OAC’s mind. After much discussion, we have come to, what we hope, will be the safest measures for our volunteers and audience, while still bringing you the quality entertainment you deserve. So, to do that, we will be postponing Nunsense II to September (dates to be announced soon!), and moving into some more plays that have fewer cast and crew so that we can continue practicing social distancing. We will have auditions for the first of these shows, Always a Bridesmaid, on Monday, May 18 and Tuesday May 19 at 7:00pm. Please closely read the guidelines below that we have set in place for these auditions and the rehearsals to follow. For more questions, please click to email us or call 870-391-3504.

The Requirements

Doors will open at 6:45pm. Only those auditioning may be present.

The following Social Distancing and sanitation guidelines will be followed at auditions and rehearsals. If you feel sick or have had a fever within the last 24 hours, please do not attend.

  1. Temperature will be taken of everyone coming to auditions and rehearsals, keeping a log of names and temps, and if anyone has a fever, they must immediately go home; as well as asking the screening questions (have you been out of the state, have you been sick, have you been in contact with anyone who has COVID-19, etc).
  2. Everyone must wear masks at all times. Please wear your own clean mask.
  3. Scripts for cold reads will not be shared. Each person auditioning will get a copy of audition material to use and it will be disposed of at the end of evening auditions.
  4. Everything will be disinfected before and after each night of auditions.
  5. Everyone must maintain 6 ft distance at all times.
  6. Only cast and crew may be present during rehearsals. No other family members or children.
  7. Children under 18 will not be cast and will not be allowed at auditions or rehearsals, in order to adhere to ADH guidelines. Children under 18 will be able to attend the performances.

The Story

Always a Bridesmaid is a Jones Hope Wooten Southern Comedy. Cast is 6 women.

Kari—20s—Kind-hearted Southern charmer
Libby Ruth—-late 40s, hopeless romantic, sweet country woman, plain spoken
Sedalia—60s—- gregarious, energetic hostess of wedding venue
Monette—late 40s—kinda flashy, kinda trashy, voluptuous southern flirt,
Charlie—late 40s—-tree hugging, Birkenstock wearing, Southern free spirit
Deedra—late 40s—headstrong dry wit, no-nonsense Northern transplant attorney

Characters ages are relative—no one under 18 will be cast.

Show dates: June 25-28
Rehearsals begin: May 25–4 days per week

Thank you for supporting the Arts and please be safe and healthy.