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.
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
Joseph K. Farmer, APT Manager, ex officio
Ed McClure, Chair
Partners, Donors and Support
Premier Season Partners
Dr. Ed and Arlene Wait
Barrett Directline Delivery
Ed & Kathy McClure
Gateway Mortgage Group
Harps Food Stores
Ron and Julie Hayes
James and Andrea LeFevre
Ozark Beer Company
Post Consumer Brands
Steve, Lisa & Stevie Grace St. John
Joe and Jill March
Worden & Worden
Rob & Becky Brothers
John & Emily Douglas
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
Central Lakes Community Performing Arts Center
Jack & Kay Dunn
Be Young and Free
Guinn and Associates CPAS
Paula V. Jenkins
Bob & Pat Moore
Richard & Caroline Smith
Patrick & Ann Turner
Rusty & Anita Turner
Babs & Bill Verbrick
Arkansas Philharmonic Orchestra
Beall Barclay & Company, PLC, CPAs
Bonefish Grill - Rogers
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
Dr. Pepper Snapple Group
Glad Manufacturing Company - Division of The Clorox Company
Mars Chocolate U.S.
Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette
Best Sign Group