Auditions: Saturday May 18 at 1:00pm and Sunday May 19 at 1:00pm for Steel Magnolias!

Auditions!

Auditions for Steel Magnolias will be held at The Historic 1929 Lyric Theater. Ages 18 and up ONLY 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

Auditions for Steel Magnolias will be May 18 and 19 at 1:00pm. Performance dates are August 8-11, 2024, with a tentative second weekend August 16-18.

Ages 18 and up ONLY.

The action is set in Truvy’s beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, where all the ladies who are “anybody” come to have their hair done. Helped by her eager new assistant, Annelle (who is not sure whether or not she is still married), the outspoken, wise-cracking Truvy dispenses shampoos and free advice to the town’s rich curmudgeon, Ouiser, (“I’m not crazy, I’ve just been in a bad mood for forty years”); an eccentric millionaire, Miss Clairee, who has a raging sweet tooth; and the local social leader, M’Lynn, whose daughter, Shelby (the prettiest girl in town), is about to marry a “good ole boy.” Filled with hilarious repartee and not a few acerbic but humorously revealing verbal collisions, the play moves toward tragedy when, in the second act, the spunky Shelby (who is a diabetic) risks pregnancy and forfeits her life. The sudden realization of their mortality affects the others, but also draws on the underlying strength—and love—which give the play, and its characters, the special quality to make them truly touching, funny and marvelously amiable company in good times and bad.
Concerned with a group of gossipy southern ladies in a small-town beauty parlor, the play is alternately hilarious and touching—and, in the end, deeply revealing of the strength and purposefulness which underlies the antic banter of its characters.

Thank you for supporting the Arts and good luck!

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!

Comedy & Dinner Theatre: Wild Women of Winedale! Twelve Oaks Estate, October 25-26, 2024 at 6:00pm and October 27, 2024 at 1:00pm

The Ozark Arts Council Presents:
The Wild Women of Winedale
Friday–Saturday, October 25–26, 6:00PM
with a full dinner preceding
Sunday, October 27, 1:00PM
with charcuterie, wine, and dessert

Wild Women of Winedale will be performed at Twelve Oaks Estate on October 25 and 26 at 6:00PM, and Sunday October 27 at 1:00PM as a dinner theatre. Tickets are $40 for dinner on Friday and Saturday and $30 on Sunday for chartcuterie, wine, and dessert.

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!

Wild Women of Winedale will be performed at Twelve Oaks Estate on October 25 and 26 at 6:00PM, and Sunday October 27 at 1:00PM as a dinner theatre. Tickets are $40 for dinner on Friday and Saturday and $30 on Sunday for chartcuterie, wine, and dessert. Tickets at TheLyric.org.

OAC Ticketing Link

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!

TCOTO Kidz Play: Reindeer Games, at the Lyric Theater December 17, 2023 at 2:00pm AND 7:00pm

The Theatre Co. of the Ozarks presents Reindeer Games, a fun Christmas show just for kids! Come get in the mood for the holidays in this wonderful show about teamwork, trust, and faith in Christmas. Reindeer Games will be presented with 2 shows on Sunday December 17 at 2:00 AND 7:00pm! Tickets at TheLyric.org.

Pulling Santa’s sleigh is hard work. Even reindeer have to hang up the reins eventually. So, when team leader Dasher decides to retire, coaches Kris and Carol Kringle host the Reindeer Games to find the next member of Santa’s reindeer crew — known as the Nifty Nine.

Eager reindeer recruits showcase their talents in a series of easy-to-stage games. But these aren’t your typical winter events, nor are these your typical competitors. Alongside fast, strong and nimble jocks is a brainy tech geek, a lost chef looking for a cooking competition, a chipper cheerleader, and a lingo-slinging international snowboarder. The all-star quarterback has a tender secret talent, and one competitor looks curiously like a moose!

But before Coach Kris can announce the newest crewmember, the original Nifty Nine make a cameo appearance — with a surprise announcement! Turns out there are no “losers” when you’re on Santa’s nice list. And by lifting one another up, the New Nifty Nine all get a chance to fly with the Big Guy!

The Theatre Co. of the Ozarks presents Reindeer Games, a fun Christmas show just for kids! Come get in the mood for the holidays in this wonderful show about teamwork, trust, and faith in Christmas. Reindeer Games will be presented with 2 shows on Sunday December 17 at 2:00 AND 7:00pm! Tickets at TheLyric.org.

OAC Ticketing Link

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!

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!