The Victory Theater was designed by noted Rogers architect A.O. Clarke and opened in
December 1927. The theater served as a community gathering place and was renovated
several times as a movie and vaudeville theater before closing its doors in the early 1970s.
In 2008, with generous help from the Wal-Mart Foundation, contributions from civic-minded
donors and the effort of tireless volunteers, the City of Rogers purchased the Victory Theater
with an agreement that it would serve as the long-term home of the Arkansas Public Theatre.

For the past thirty years we have been a community-based organization that believes
in the performing arts as an essential part of a healthy community and economy. We began
as a small theatre group putting on plays wherever our productions were welcome.
Now, as our name proudly states, we are Arkansas Public Theatre at The Victory in historic
downtown Rogers. Each of the 30 previous seasons shaped the organization into one that
presents Broadway-caliber productions with volunteer actors, directors, designers and
technicians from our vibrant region. We’re thankful to our season members, donors and partners,
and ticket holders. Your continual support is vital to the existence of APT. Our future
promises greater community development and initiatives, while maintaining our productions’
relevancy in keeping our community alive and inspired.

APT is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization.

APT Show History - 1986 to Present

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Board of Directors
Ron Hayes, Chair, Walmart Stores, Inc.
Sherman Whites, First Vice-Chair, Walton Family Foundation
Jeff Dunn, Second Vice-Chair, Evolution Outdoor Design
Shey Bland, Secretary, Club Frisco
Joe March, Treasurer, New Creature Holdings, Inc.
Jim LeFevre, Facilities Chair, Multi-Craft Contractors, Inc.
Ed McClure, Productions Chair, Matthews, Campbell, Rhoads, McClure & Thompson, P.A.
Tom Karounos, Past Chair, Tyson Foods, Inc.
Debbie Alsup, Paris Presents
Payne Brewer, Arvest Bank
Erin Campbell, JB Hunt Transportation
Deanna Cicatiello, CASA Volunteer
David Gay, University of Arkansas
Samantha Herrera, Mitchell Communications
Sarah Huntsinger, Shearer's Foods
Sean Jackson, Sam's Club
Connie Jones, Community Development of Bentonville/Bella Vista
Alix Keil, Geometry Global
Michelle Norris, Church & Dwight
Melanie Patrick, Color Cosmetics
Ron Sasine, Hudson Windsor
Katie Schifano, Sam's Club
Brock Showalter, Attorney at Law
DeAnne Witherspoon, Community Volunteer

Board of Producers
Mary Eileen Ameigh
Amber Brown
Matt Etris
Joseph K. Farmer, APT Manager, ex officio
Erin Ford
Rachel Hobby
Kevin Lancaster
Andria Lickfelt
Randall Lothes
Jenn McClory
Ed McClure, Chair
Kathy McClure
Brenda Nemec
Jason Nemec
Jim Olmstead
Rob Swearingen
Jenella Young

Partners, Donors and Support
Premier Season Partners
Dr. Ed and Arlene Wait


Title Partners
Absolute Security
Barrett Directline Delivery
Services, Inc.
Ed & Kathy McClure
Gateway Mortgage Group
Harps Food Stores
Paris Presents
Ron and Julie Hayes


Gold Partners
Greg Clark
James and Andrea LeFevre
Ozark Beer Company
Post Consumer Brands
Steve, Lisa & Stevie Grace St. John


Silver Partners
Club Frisco
Joe and Jill March
Worden & Worden


Bronze Partners
Dan Batson
Lori Bremer
Rob & Becky Brothers
John & Emily Douglas
Robert Hope
Author Elle James
Lois & Craig Mikita
Jason & Brenda Nemec
Richard & Caroline Smith
Doug & Glennis Treptow
Jane & David Webb


Friends of APT
Pat & Ann Adams
Bill & Rhonda Adams

Collin Adams
Eliza Adams
Layne Adams
Diane Carnahan
Central Lakes Community Performing Arts Center
Louise Degroot
Jack & Kay Dunn
Sean Franklin
Be Young and Free
Guinn and Associates CPAS
Nathan Hamblen
Paula V. Jenkins
Bob & Pat Moore
Richard & Caroline Smith
Patrick & Ann Turner
Rusty & Anita Turner
Babs & Bill Verbrick


In-Kind Partners
Arkansas Philharmonic Orchestra
Beall Barclay & Company, PLC, CPAs
Bonefish Grill - Rogers
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
Culligan Water
Dr. Pepper Snapple Group
Glad Manufacturing Company - Division of The Clorox Company
Mars Chocolate U.S.
Multi-Craft Contractors
Perpetual Vision
Spectrum Brands
Spectrum Paint
Ultimate Tan


Media Partners
Broadaway Printing
Celebrate Magazine
Citiscapes Magazine
Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette
Best Sign Group