OLT Spring Production BIG the Musical is Cast!


Big the Musical has been rescheduled for July 2-4 and 9-11 after being canceled in May 2020 due to Covid19 restrictions. Rehearsals are well underway, and reserved seats are available for sale at the OLT office at 610 Mena Street with new office hours. Beginning June 17, the office will be open Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 2:00 PM until 6:00 PM. Until then, it will be open Fridays only from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Patrons may also purchase a season ticket which will give access to the musical version of Little Women in August as well as the rest of the season.


It’s always exciting to see which of your friends and neighbors will be showing up in Ouachita Little Theatre’s spring musical. Jessica Kropp is directing BIG the Musical, the high energy Broadway smash-hit version of the beloved Tom Hanks movie, BIG. She is assisted by Musical Director Judy Kropp and choreographers, April Burt and Nichole Philpot. Makeup and hair will be overseen by Angel Rodriguez while props and set dressing are the responsibility of Linda Johnson. Jered Biard is in charge of programs. Makayla Kenyon-Ortiz and Alexis Payne will be keeping things calm and organized backstage as Stage Managers. Rudi Timmerman designed and supervised the building of the set along with Scotty Jenkins, and Lorraine Timmerman will utilize her artistic talents to paint the scenery to enhance the production. Judy Kropp is also taking on the role of costumer assisted by Jamie Rath.


The cast has been selected. In the leading roles, we will see James Taylor as adult Josh Baskin, Anna Burt as young Josh, Lexi Williams as love interest Susan Lawrence, and Chris Benner as “the boss” Mr. Macmillan. Tiffany Cavelli plays young Josh’s best friend, Alexyss Hildebrand is Mrs. Baskin, and Jaimeson Biard is Paul, a junior executive. The ensemble includes arcade workers, parents, office workers, and youngsters played by the following people: Gregory Blaschka, Jeanie Bunyard, Roy Vail, Bailey Benner, Jacob Kenyon-Ortiz, Kristie Kenyon, Larry Kropp, Jamie Rath, Philena Rath, Robbilee Rath, Hannah Thacker, Annie Windham, Cheyanne Windham, Katelin Haines, Stacey Musgrave, Scotty Jenkins, Brandy Benner, Zach Beaver, Nichole Philpot, Mikel Kenyon-Ortiz, and Jacob Kenyon-Ortiz.


All Friday and Saturday performances will be held at 7:30 PM. Sunday matinees are at 2:30 PM.


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