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The Opelousas Little Theatre presents…

Showcase 2018


The community surrounding Opelousas Little Theatre proudly joins forces to present Showcase 2018! This eclectic show embodies all of the aspects around which community theatre is centered. With performances by actors, singers, musicians, dancers, etc. we warmly invite you to sit back, laugh, and enjoy our exciting culmination of local talent. Performance dates are as follows: January 18-20, 25-27 at 7pm; January 21 and 28 at 2pm. You can find us in South City Park by going through the Donald Gardner Stadium parking lot and behind the fire station. For more information, check us out on Facebook at Opelousas Little Theatre or contact Walter Duncan McBride at ‭(337) 351-3822‬ or Laila Wyatt at (337) 308-1797.


Tickets are available now at Sebastien-Dupre Fine Jewelry (822 South Main Street, Opelousas, LA, 337-948-4367) or at the door on the day of the show (Opelousas Little Theatre, South City Park).









Executive Board

Board of Directors

Duncan McBride, President

Michael Bourgeois II, Vice President

Kendi Wyatt, Secretary

Angie McBride, Treasurer

Dana Reed, Member at Large

Lauren Bourgeois

Meagan Louviere

Cindy Pitre

Laila Wyatt

Kelly Schexsnider

Joy Stalnaker

The Opelousas Little Theatre's governing body is comprised of area citizens who are committed to the performing arts in Louisiana. Members of the OLT Executive Committee and the OLT Board of Directors are responsible for the day-to-day operations and physical maintenance of the theater as well as approving, planning, and producing the season’s selections at OLT. The OLT Board meets the first Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m. at the OLT building. The public is encouraged to contact OLT for more information.

Opelousas has been a center of business, government and culture for hundreds of years in south Louisiana.  In fact, the Sandoz Opera House, which was one of the few opera houses outside of New Orleans, flourished here in the 1800s.In 1939, the Opelousas Little Theatre (OLT) was formed. It is one of the oldest community theaters in Louisiana. The OLT staged its first play, The Adorable Spendthrift, in December 1940.  However, when Japanese forces attacked Pearl Harbor in December 1941, many members of the small group left home to serve their country in the war.  Consequently, the OLT temporarily disbanded and reorganized in 1946.


During these early years, members used the old Academy of the Immaculate Conception

Auditorium (today, Opelousas Catholic School) to perform.  Other performance locations were the

auditoriums at Market Street Elementary School, Opelousas Senior High School and the

St. Landry Parish Courthouse. It was not until 1959 that the group found a permanent home.

n that year, the OLT raised funds and purchased the old Episcopal Church of the Epiphany

(built in 1880).The old church was being torn down to build a larger church building. The old

 church was then moved to South City Park, where it stands today.


In 1976, the OLT fell on hard times.  The group continued to exist but shows were put on hold. However, in 1984, the OLT began staging plays again. The re-energized members began an aggressive fund-raising campaign to restore and renovate the old church into today’s OLT playhouse. Latest improvements include new curtains, a lighting board, a sound system, new carpet and a concession area.  The OLT takes pride in its long history of providing some of the best of Broadway-style productions in South Louisiana.


There’s no business like show business and in Opelousas, the members of the performing arts community take this business seriously! Opelousas is home to one of the oldest running community theaters in the area.  Located in South City Park, OLT produces many productions throughout the year, from side-splitting comedies and hand-clapping musicals to edge-of-your-seat mysteries and thought-provoking dramas. The actors, actresses, directors and productions staff, which are volunteers, are from all over the United States and represent all walks of life. Whether you are a visitor to the area, a local resident or an avid theater buff, you will enjoy some of the best productions South Louisiana has to offer.

2017 Season

Showcase 2017 Opens January 19

She Kills Monsters Opens April 20

The Lion, The Witch, & The Wardrobe Opens July 13

The Rocky Horror Show Opens October 19

Don't Dress For Dinner Opens December 1





All seats are $10.00 each (unless otherwise stated) and are available at:


Fine Jewelry

822 South Main Street

Opelousas, LA 70570



Tickets for all performance dates are available in advance and it is recommended that you purchase your tickets in advance. Tickets are on sale approximately 3 weeks prior to show dates. Advance ticket sales on the day of the performance end at 5:00 PM and may be purchased at the door beginning at 6:00 PM. Curtain is promptly at 7:00 PM (matinee at 2:00 PM). Seating is on a first come, first serve basis.




Contact Info


Phone: (337) 351-2591

P.O. Box 1961

Opelousas, LA 70571-1961




Located In South City Park

Opelousas, LA

"The Playhouse In The Park"

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Charlotte's Web

Fat Shirley's Trailer Park

Noises Off

Fiddler on the Roof

Monky Business

Father of the Bride

What an outstanding job by Dana Reed!  The ability to corral numerous rambunctious youngsters into a wonderful cast that performed like professionals!  The shear magnitude of this undertaking was a work of art itself, but the outcome was one that will be remembered by theater goers for a long time!  Great work!  Great Performances!

-Lana Soileau

This is a production that will keep you laughing. From the cousins who marry each other to the emu farms this is a good production. Dana Reed has done a very good job. One of my favorite characters is Marva Jackson, who is portrayed by Susie Doucet. Marva is looking for love everywhere, and at the end of the play she ends up getting proposed to.

-Jacob Stout

What a side-splitting show.  One could hardly catch a breath before losing it seconds later.  Great job Chantelle, cast and crew, it was a huge undertaking, and you pulled it off flawlessly.  Your set, casting and direction were awesome.

-Dana Reed

What an awesome performance, the best was Frumasera!!!!!!!!! Need to put her on a haunted house!!!!!!

-Dana Reed

Monky Business was simply amazing! Beautiful script, awesome jokes, and just GREAT FUN! I laughed just about every 3 mintues. The set was functional, and the acting was great. It was just an all around fantastic show!

-Travis Fontenot


Father of the Bride was a great performance. The actors/actresses were supurb and funny. I encourage everyone to go see it. Opelousas has a great thing with the OLT!

-Sadie Gobert