Ohlook Performing Arts Center

News and Notes

News and Notes

Many thanks to In the City for Good, for sponsoring students and counselors from Summer of Hope Camp.  The guests were first treated to the opening performance of Honk, Jr.  This was followed by a Meet and Greet session with the actors and then acting and improvisation workshops led by OhLook Founder and Artistic Director, Jill Lord.  Finally, the group enjoyed lunch courtesy of the Kittleson Family and California Pizza Kitchen.

In The City For Good is an organization dedicated to facilitating collaboration between churches, nonprofit organizations, educational organizations, corporations, and individuals who are seeking to build relationships while working to revitalize the inner city. Hope Restoration, Inc., is  an organization who's primary focus is the South Dallas/Fair Park community.  This nonprofit organization was created to provide the special assistance needed to people who are adversely impacted by the challenges of life. Hope Restoration assists residents of the Southeast Dallas Fair Park area and it's programs include the Summer of Hope Camp.


CONGRATULATIONS TO THE NATIONALLY AWARD WINNING CAST OF DOG SEES GOD!!! THANK YOU TO ALL OUR KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN SUPPORTERS WHO HELPED MAKE IT HAPPEN! Ohlook's Adult Company competed in the National AACT (American Assoc. of Community Theatres) Festival in Rochester, NY, June 22-25 and won first place in the Nation! Matt Purvis was selected as BEST FEATURED ACTOR, Lloyd Harvey won BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR, and Ohlook's Producing Artistic Director and Founder, Jill Lord, was honored with the award for the BEST DIRECTOR! The company also received the BEST ENSEMBLE award and BEST SOUND DESIGN.

To read more about the recent awards Ohlook has been fortunate to receive, click here.

To view photos from the AACT Festival visit the Texas NonProfit Theatres website, or Ohlook's Facebook Page.

Logan Henderson
Logan Henderson Stars in Nickelodeon's "Big Time Rush"

Former Ohlookian, Logan Henderson (Les Mis, Grease, Annie, etc..) , is now starring in the Nickelodeon series "Big Time Rush" as, Logan!  We are so proud of him!  He has been in Los Angeles off and on for the last 3 years and all his hard work has finally paid off!  We wish him well and hope you'll join us watching his show on Friday nights on Nickelodeon!!
Ohlook Students Join In Andrew Lloyd Webber Concert

Ohlook students had the great privilege of joining Broadway Stars Ann Sanders (Avenue Q/Beauty & the Beast), David Gaschen (Phantom of the Opera) and Keith Buterbaugh (Phantom, Sweeney Todd, Company) and their instructor Jill Blalock Lord in a concert of Andrew Lloyd Webber music on January 10, 2009 at the Uptown Theatre in Grand Prairie, TX.  Students joined the pros for 5 numbers on stage.  Keep checking back for video footage of the concert!

Keith Buterbaugh, Jill Lord, James McQuillen, David Gaschen, Ann Sanders