FSLT - Fort Smith Little Theatre

FSLT - Fort Smith Little Theatre

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Auditions for "Tin Woman" still on?
The cast and crew of Beauty and the Beast are settling in for a day and nights rest. They deserve it after the great job they've done with this production. They will be rested and ready to go again for the theater going public on Wednesday, July 31st. Got tickets? There's never a better time to get them than right now. #GoSeeBeautyandtheBeast
Beaty and the Beast was fantastic. Jacoby wanted to see the wolves after the show (his idea) here is his reaction.
Great show last night!!! This was our first time to visit FSLT and I loved it. We will definitely come again and who knows we may be season pass holders come November!
Who likes to play CHESS?! I am the current acting President of the Westark Chess Club. We are seeking chess players, regardless of strength of play, in Fort Smith, AR. Come on by Mondays at 6:00 p.m. at Burger King on Hwy 71 where Zero St meets Hwy 271. We are willing to coach kids and newcomers of all ages, to think LOGICALLY over EMOTIONALLY, a lifelong talent that carries a person FAR! Please, if you have children then invest this time. Please, if you have a second, share this post. Thanks!
As a long time season ticket holder of FSLT, I'm very disappointed at the increasing use of profanity and offensive language in the shows. Not only is this offensive, it serves absolutely no purpose in the show.
great show everyone.. so much talent in ft smith
A huge thank you for entertaining us last night as guests of E Fort Smith Magazine. The play was so well done by all cast members and we laughed so much. The play just got funnier and funnier, it was such a thoroughly enjoyable evening. Thanks again and to everyone come see the play, it's a real hoot!
In Today's Times Record. Bravo, indeed.
My daughter and I went and saw the matinee today and we completely enjoyed it. I'm a huge fan of the movie and when I saw that this was being presented I had to come see it and y'all did exceptionally well recreating this movie. So much so that I think we're going to come see it again next weekend. I have to say my favorite portrayal is the gentlemen playing Gary. He nailed it with gentleman playing phillip a close 2nd. Well done!!!
Just saw Night of the Living Dead tonight. Cast and crew were fantastic. Thank you for putting on another great show. I appreciate and respect all the time and effort you put into these shows for our entertainment. I started going to shows thanks to my friend, Valerie Valentine. I have since met several amazing actors, actresses and crew. All uniquely talented and hard working. For us, the audience. For everything you do, I thank you again. Can't wait til the next show. Keep up the great work. To each and every one of you involved in FSLT, my hat's off to you and I wish you all the best in life.
I hope that this page will indulge me in posting this post. This is a picture of my Grandmother, Connie Bradney Freeman. Today is the 30th year of her passing. She left this earth on 8-19-1988. She was such a wonderful human being and her light extended far and wide. One of her great passions was performing in many plays at the FSLT. Oh, what a thrill to watch her perform! She did not know of Facebook, but I post in her honor and with fond memories of her time on FSLT stage. Thank you. Take a bow, Connie. The stage of this FB post is yours. Posted with much love and admiration. Thank you.

Arkansas's oldest surviving community theatre, and Fort Smith's one and only community theatre... ~ ORGANIZATION HISTORY ~ In 1947, the Young Ladies Guild of Sparks Memorial Hospital decided to sponsor an amateur production of the play “Mr.

and Mrs. North” as a fund-raiser. That was the beginning of our community theatre. Productions were staged in local school auditoriums, hotel ballrooms and lecture halls for the next five years. In 1952, the group purchased an old grocery store and renovated it into a theatre-in-the-round with a seating capacity of 150. This building on North “O” Street was home to FSLT until 1986 when the present theatre was completed at 401 North Sixth Street under the aegis of The Center, Inc. ~ SEASON OF PERFORMANCES ~ The season consists of six full-run productions. Each is assigned approximately four rehearsal weeks before providing a minimum of eight performances over two weeks. To obtain proper theatrical licensing, each season is set by the Board of Directors one year in advance. In addition, several short-run off-season shows are offered each year. ~ ALL VOLUNTEER ~ The Fort Smith Little Theatre is an 'all-volunteer' organization and has been since it was founded in 1947. All casts and crews are staffed through open public audition. Operating solely through the efforts of volunteers, without any paid employees, FSLT is indeed a theatre by and for the community. Volunteers are always welcome onstage, backstage and in administrative roles. From answering phones to painting sets, there’s a job for anyone interested in meeting new friends through community theatre.

Mailing Address: P.O. Box: 3752, Fort Smith, AR - 72913 Arkansas's oldest Community Theatre, we are proud to be providing Fort Smith and the surrounding counties in the River Valley with fantastic theatre productions year-after-year.

Operating as usual

Bravo!

In lieu of their annual show sponsorship, AT&T has made a generous donation to help offset ongoing expenses while our theatre remains closed to comply with COVID government directives.

AT&T is a caring corporate citizen and a global leader in telecommunications, media, entertainment, and technology.

Their commitment to product and service innovations is matched by their dedication to improving communities where they live and work, and FSLT is grateful for their continued support.

A big round of applause for First National Bank of Fort Smith who has stepped up to support our community theatre by making a generous donation in lieu of their annual show sponsorship.

This gift will help offset ongoing expenses while our theatre remains closed in compliance with COVID government directives.

As early as 1950, First National was supporting FSLT by advertising in show programs and, through the decades, they have continued their patronage.

Founded in 1872 and still locally owned, FNB serves our community and your banking needs. We appreciate their support!

Today there was a graveside service celebrating the life of Bruce Birkhead.

Bruce was an active FSLT volunteer for 30 years who, even at 85, continued to share his time and talent.

He leaves behind a legacy of many memories, and many friends, at FSLT.

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2020 Best of the Best

Only TWO DAYS left to vote for FSLT for 2020 Best of the Best awards in the following two categories:

* BEST LIVE THEATRE (under the section Travel and Entertainment)

and

* BEST NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION (under the section People and Places)

Be sure to get your votes in through Sunday, September 13th!

https://swtimes.gannettcontests.com/2020-Best-of-the-Best/

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Check out our latest Spotlight newsletter with information on the status of performances and the impact of COVID-19

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2020 Best of the Best

Need something to do over the Labor Day weekend? We have an idea!

Vote for FSLT for 2020 Best of the Best awards in the following two categories:

* BEST LIVE THEATRE (under the section Travel and Entertainment)

and

* BEST NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION (under the section People and Places)

You can return to cast your votes everyday through Sunday, September 13th!

https://swtimes.gannettcontests.com/2020-Best-of-the-Best/

swtimes.gannettcontests.com Vote for your favorites and you'll be entered into a sweepstakes for a chance to win $250! Votes will be accepted between August 23 and September 13th. You can nominate once per day!

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FSLT THROWBACK TRIVIA #2

Here is another chance to test your FSLT knowledge with our second round of Throwback Trivia!

Don’t forget to post your score and challenge your friends!

https://qz.app.do/fslt-throwback-trivia-2

qz.app.do Think you know FSLT history? The Fort Smith Little Theatre invites you to take this 5 question quiz and test your knowledge!

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2020 Best of the Best

Thanks to your support, FSLT has been nominated to win a Best of the Best award in not one, but TWO categories!

* BEST LIVE THEATRE (under the section Travel and Entertainment)

and

* BEST NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION (under the section People and Places)

Voting is now open and you can return to cast your votes everyday through Sunday, September 13th. LET’S BRING THEM BOTH HOME!

https://swtimes.gannettcontests.com/2020-Best-of-the-Best/

swtimes.gannettcontests.com Vote for your favorites and you'll be entered into a sweepstakes for a chance to win $250! Votes will be accepted between August 23 and September 13th. You can nominate once per day!

Over the last few months, FSLT has received the following donations. Although FSLT is currently closed in order to comply with COVID-19 directives, the cost of maintaining our building and operating our business continues. We greatly appreciate these gifts that will help offset ongoing expenses and improve our facility.

In memory of Milt Earnhart:
Stonebridge Common Property Association
Benny and Martha Gooden

In memory of Pat Crump:
Don & Deloris McMillan
Jack and Joann Gedosh
Paula Glidewell

In memory of Katy Boulden:
Phillip and Louise Barling

Special Memorial:
Dr. Tom Boulden has made a special donation in memory of his mother, Katy Boulden. A specific purchase will be made with this gift and announced at a later date.

Annual Fund Donations:
Walmart #2744
Arvest
Louise Sparks
Charles Craft
Steffi Mangelsdorf

Donation of Tuxedos:
Nerissa France

Need some “color” in your life?

We have just the ticket for the young (or young at heart) with this Harlequin Man coloring sheet!

Please be sure to share your masterpieces, so we can display them in our stories.

Happy coloring!

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FSLT THROWBACK TRIVIA #1

Test your FSLT knowledge this #ThrowbackThursday with our first round of Throwback Trivia!

Don’t forget to post your score and challenge your friends!

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We had such exciting plans for 2020, our 73rd year of community theatre. Enter COVID-19 and an unprecedented plot twist. In consideration of
government directives, and the health and safety of our patrons and volunteers, we found ourselves cancelling show after show. Now, as the coronavirus battle continues, the Fort Smith Little Theatre announces cancellation of our fall production, “The Tin Woman”. The production was scheduled to open September 23; auditions were to begin August 17. It is our hope to include this production in our next season of shows.

As currently written, government directives regarding crowd limitation and social distancing restrictions for the audience, on-stage, and back-stage areas, necessitate that we remain shuttered until further notice. It is not fiscally or physically possible for us to perform in our facility until guidelines are eased.

The status of our November/December productions, as well as our plans for Season 2021, will be announced at a later date. At that time, we will also provide the details of our donation/reimbursement policy for 2020 Season Pass Patrons. In the meantime, we ask Pass Patrons for their continued patience and trust. Should you have any concerns, please email [email protected] or leave a message at 479.783.2966 (extn. 4).

Please keep in mind that the COVID-19 pandemic closed the doors of our theatre in March and effectively removed our ability to receive ticket income. However, it has not removed ongoing monthly expenses to maintain our facility and operate our business. To put it succinctly and sincerely, your contribution would be greatly appreciated. Donations can be made online at fslt.org or mailed to FSLT, PO Box 3752, Fort Smith, AR 72913.

With your continued support, our community theatre will be here, ready and anxious to perform at the end of this long, forced intermission. After all, the show must go on. Just not right now. So stay healthy, be safe, and please hold your applause.

fslt.org Welcome to fslt.org, home of the Fort Smith Little Theatre, Arkansas’s oldest continuously running all-volunteer community theatre. Established in 1947, the Fort Smith Little Theatre has been entertaining crowds for over 70 years. If you’re looking for something to do in Fort Smith, consider a n...

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2020 Best of the Best

Just a reminder that there are only TWO days left to get your nominations in for the Best of the Best awards!

Please click the link below and consider nominating FSLT in the following two categories...

* BEST LIVE THEATRE (under the section Travel and Entertainment)
* BEST NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION (under the section People and Places)

Thank you for your consideration!

https://swtimes.gannettcontests.com/2020-Best-of-the-Best/

swtimes.gannettcontests.com Nominate your favorites and you'll be entered into a sweepstakes for a chance to win $250! Nominations will be accepted between July 5th and July 19th as the first part of the competition. You can nominate once per day!

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2020 Best of the Best

It’s time, again, for the Best of the Best awards!

FSLT now invites you to click the link below to nominate us in the following two categories...

* BEST LIVE THEATRE (under the section Travel and Entertainment)
* BEST NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION (under the section People and Places)

You can return every day, but nominations will close July 19th.

Thank you for your continued support and let the nominations begin!

https://swtimes.gannettcontests.com/2020-Best-of-the-Best/

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'Hamilton' debuts Friday on Disney Plus: 7 things you need to know

While we can’t be together for live theatre right now, there is a way we can enjoy great performances virtually.

Celebrate America’s independence with an online showing of the Broadway hit “Hamilton” available today!

https://www.wusa9.com/mobile/article/news/nation-world/how-to-watch-hamilton-online-hit-broadway-musical-comes-to-disney-plus/507-91419a0d-738f-46c5-bb92-45bca2e5898b

wusa9.com You'll soon be able to watch "Hamilton," starring the original Broadway cast, from the comfort of your home.

You’ve told us your love stories and your traditions but, this week, we are looking to lighten things up and laugh out loud.

Tell us your funniest on or offstage FSLT moments!

Last week was all about the love, but this week is about the traditions.

What are your pre- or post-FSLT show traditions?

We LOVED hearing about your first experiences with FSLT last week!

Therefore, we decided we want to hear some love stories this week.

Please tell us about your first dates, proposals, or weddings at our own Little Theatre!

If you don’t have one of the stories above, please tell us what you ❤️ most about the FSLT!

Welcome!

FSLT invites you all to follow our Twitter (@FSLittleTheatre) and Instagram (@fortsmithlittletheatre)pages.

Be sure to mention us and use the hashtag #FSLT in your posts for a chance to be featured!

Want to hone your acting skills?

Check out this opportunity!

[06/05/20]   Thank you all for your responses last week.

We really enjoyed reading about your favorites but, this week we want to hear about your FSLT FIRSTS...

The first performance you saw, the first performance you were cast in, or the first performance you volunteered for!

FSLT - Fort Smith Little Theatre

[05/29/20]   Since 1947, The Fort Smith Little Theatre has been sharing stories with this community.

While we are currently unable to share stories in the way we’ve come to know over the past 73 years, we now want to invite you to join in on the storytelling!

First up, let us know about your favorite FSLT production, or productions, to date.

[05/12/20]   FSLT ANNOUNCEMENT

In consideration of government directives regarding COVID-19, and the health and safety of our patrons and volunteers, it has become necessary for the Fort Smith Little Theatre to announce the cancellation of our summer musical “Annie”. The production was scheduled to open July 30; auditions were to begin May 18. It is our hope to include this production as part of Season 2021.

A directive from the Arkansas Department of Health and Governor Asa Hutchinson provided detailed regulations for theatres and other performance venues to reopen on May 18 on a limited basis. After careful consideration, it has been determined that compliance with those regulations would be an unacceptable challenge for our theatre.

We recognize that pandemic conditions and resulting regulations are fluid; therefore, we have chosen to make decisions about this 2020 season one production at a time. We will continue to closely monitor the regulations governing performing arts facilities and will consider possible scheduling options as they arise.

Once we know the full impact COVID-19 will have on this season of shows, a donation/refund policy will be offered to 2020 Season Pass Patrons. In the meantime, we ask Pass Patrons for their continued patience and trust. Should you have any concerns, please email to [email protected] or leave a message at 479.783.2966 (extn. 4).

We want to thank our loyal volunteers, patrons, and sponsors for their encouragement. Remember, this is not a final curtain for our 73-year old community theatre; it’s just a really long intermission.

With your continued support, we will be back. So hold your applause!

[04/22/20]   FSLT ANNOUNCEMENT

In light of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, the Fort Smith Little Theatre regrettably announces the cancellation of “Deathtrap” which was scheduled to open June 4. Auditions were to be held April 27. It is our intent to include this production in Season 2021.

While we hope to perform again soon, we are unable to confirm that future audition and performance dates for this season will proceed as originally planned. As possible scheduling options are considered, we remain attentive to the changing conditions of this unprecedented health crisis.

Once we know the full impact COVID-19 will have on this season of shows, a donation/refund policy will be offered to 2020 Season Pass Patrons. In the meantime, we ask Pass Patrons for their continued patience and trust. Should you have any concerns, please email to [email protected] or leave a message at 479.783.2966 (extn. 4).

While there is not yet enough information for us to present a firm plan for our reopening, one thing is firm - FSLT will be back. We look forward to safely gathering together – and thank you for your support.

THIS IS NOT A FINAL CURTAIN, IT’S JUST A REALLY LONG INTERMISSION!

[03/10/20]   FSLT CASTING ANNOUNCEMENT FOR
“A Southern Exposure” directed by Lora Rice

• Callie Belle: LINDSAY VICKERY
• Hattie: CINDY CLARK
• Ida Mae: NANCY BLOCHBERGER
• Mattie: MARYBETH MCALVAIN

We at FSLT would like to thank everyone who came out and auditioned. The Director did not have an easy job with the casting due to the amount of local talent she had to choose from.

[03/09/20]   It's AUDITION TIME at FSLT.

Director Lora Rice (an FSLT veteran) is looking for four women, to cast our spring production "A Southern Exposure", written by Kelley Kingston-Barnhart.

If you are interested in joining the FSLT family, just fill up the audition form and come on down this evening at 7pm. You could try for the spotlight or behind the scenes action.

For more details, check out the event page:
https://www.facebook.com/events/663442307785250/

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Glittering friendships: Fort Smith Little Theatre's latest production begins today

The first show for 2020 is now playing at FSLT - a fun production with some amazing local talent, under the direction of Eric Wells. Have you gotten your tickets yet...?

Well, read all about it in the following Southwest Times Record Article, and come enjoy the hilarity.

For more details, check out the event page:
https://www.facebook.com/events/605421066698320/

swtimes.com Eric Wells just can't stop thinking about the humor and the "magical, wonderful moments" found within "The Glitter Girls." Wells, who

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A Season That Glitters: Fort Smith Little Theatre finds formula for success

The Curtains go-up tonight (proverbially speaking) on "THE GLITTER GIRLS", directed by Eric Wells. This fun show opens FSLT's 73rd Season for 2020 - with an amazingly talented Cast and Crew.

For more details, check out the event page:
https://www.facebook.com/events/605421066698320/

Or read all about it in the Northwest Democrat Gazette...
https://www.nwaonline.com/news/2020/feb/09/a-season-that-glitters-fort-smith-littl/

nwaonline.com One cannot simply walk in off the street and direct a show at Fort Smith Little Theatre. The community company, marking its 73rd season this year, has a formula that clearly works. Would-be directors must work their way up through the ranks -- stage managing, assistant directing, producing -- before...

FSLT is grateful for community-minded Businesses like
"SODIE'S WINE & SPIRITS"

Patrons are treated to a wider and tastier selection of Wines and Champagnes at our Gala Opening Nights - all thanks to the generous donation of this fine local Fort Smith beverage store.

Make sure to check out their amazing storefront on the corner of Leigh and Phoenix Avenues - a premier liquor store with a fantastic collection!

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LISTEN: "The Glitter Girls" at Fort Smith Little Theatre

FSLT's 73rd Season for the year 2020 is all set to open tomorrow evening with "THE GLITTER GIRLS".

Listen in as Director Eric Wells, Assistant Director Emilee Dale, and Actress Jamie Lambdin-Bolin speak with Becca Martin at the Northwest Democrat Gazette - sharing some juicy tit-bits about the show.

* This podcast was aired earlier today.

https://www.nwaonline.com/news/2020/feb/12/listen-glitter-girls-fort-smith-little-theatre/

nwaonline.com Fort Smith Little Theatre opens its 2020 season with “The Glitter Girls,” which director Eric Wells describes as “Steel Magnolias” meets “Survivor.” Listen to Wells, Assistant Director Emilee Dale and actress Jamie Lambdin-Bolin talk about the show with Features Editor Becca Martin-Brown...

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