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Ouachita Baptist University
Theatre Arts

Ouachita’s theatre arts department provides the students with practical experience which is enhanced by classroom instruction. Through rehearsals and performance, students engage in the collaborative process and continue to develop their skills under faculty direction. Students interested in directing find opportunities to direct with faculty support and guidance. Design/tech students develop strong skills in the design/technical process in of each production. The committed faculty help students enhance their talents and prepare for their career goal.

Ouachita’s theatre mounts three main stage dramatic productions each academic year and an annual musical theatre production. An evening of one-acts, produced in the Fall semester, affords the senior level theatre majors an opportunity to direct under the supervision and guidance of our faculty. In the Spring we have a ten-minute play festival with plays written, produced and directed by students.


2013-2014 Season


For the Fall Semester


The Children’s Show


A Year with Frog and Toad

Book and Lyrics by Willie Reale

Music by Robert Reale


A delightful tale about the worrying toad and the

rambunctious frog based on the stories by Arnold Lobel!

This Tony award winning musical played on Broadway in 2003.

cute frog and toad


September 19, 20, 21, 23, 24 at 7:00 PM

in Verser Theatre

Sunday September 22 — Matinee at 2:30 PM

Tickets $8


The Annual Opera Production


Die Fledermaus

(The Revenge of the Bat)

by Johann Strauss




Presented in the Jones Performing Arts Center

October 31, November 1 and 2 at 7:30 PM

Sunday Matinee on November 3 at 2:30 PM

Tickets $10




The Fall Theatre Production


By The Bog Of Cats

By the bog of cats 2

A play by Marina Carr

This modern tale of Medea is steeped in

Irish mysticism and folklore.

Presented in Verser Theatre

November 7, 8, 9, 11, 12 at 7:30 PM

Sunday November 10 — Matinee at 2:30 PM

Tickets $8



                The Festival of Christmas


Both traditional and sacred choral works

in celebration of the Birth of the Christ.



Presented in Jones Performing Arts Center

November 22 and 23 at 7:30 PM

Tickets $10



For the Spring Semester

Ouachita Sounds Concert


Presented in Jones Performing Arts Center

February 7, 2014

7:30 PM

Tickets $8



The Spring Theatre Production


Anatomy of Gray

A play by Jim Leonard


February 20, 21, 22 and 24 at 7:30PM

Sunday matinee February 23 at 2:30PM

Verser Theatre

Tickets $8




The Spring Musical

Guys and Dolls


GuysDolls cartoon


Tony-award winning musical by Frank Loesser

Book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows

based on the short stories of Damon Runyan


April 10-12 at 7:30PM in Jones Performing Arts Center

April 13 — Sunday matinee at 2:30PM

Tickets $10




For more information about ticketing or our upcoming shows, please contact our box office.

Monday-Friday, 1:00-5:00 p.m. By phone: 870-245-5555 By e-mail: boxoffice@obu.edu

For Special Group Rates please contact the Box Office Directly

Please arrive at least 20 minutes before show time to avoid a long wait.

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