Season: July 15, 2016 to September 17, 2016
“Laura’s Memories” is a musical pageant based on the life of Laura Ingalls Wilder. The amphitheatre is located only two miles from where she wrote her Little House stories. 2015 marks their 25th year.
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To provide a cultural and musical medium that embraces live theater of a professional quality, and to preserve the rich pioneer heritage as portrayed in the stories of one of America’s most famous and beloved authors of children books, Laura Ingalls Wilder. “Laura’s Memories” is sponsored by The Ozark Mountain Players which is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing quality family entertainment and financial scholarships for participating high school seniors.
“Having only moved a few months ago from Virginia, we have been treated to some special gems in the our home state of Missouri... One of these gems was watching the Ozark Mountain Players (OMP) perform during the twentieth anniversary of “Laura’s Memories” ...under the stars, the acting, singing, and dancing were superb as we smiled at the antics of the Farmboys, cheered when Jack survived the river crossing, laughed at Laura’s revenge against Nellie Oleson, and wept with joy and sadness as Laura got married and moved away from her family.” DeVenuto, F. (2010, August 7). Letter to the Editor. The Salem News, Salem, MO.
“We applaud the wonderful presentation of pertaining to the life of Laura Ingalls Wilder...Mansfield should be very proud to have the talents of Terry Spyres and Pat Allen...Their production exhibited the wholesome values of Missouri. The cast ‘set the bar’ for family entertainment in a professional manner.” Harkin, B. & P. (2008, Sept. 25). Letter to the Editor. Mirror-Republican, Mansfield, MO