The Walton Arts Center had been a passion of Gridiron Actors Guild for nearly a decade. The thought of it seemed like an opportunity to finally perform the show in a real theater in Fayetteville. The Northwest Arkansas Gridiron had been performed in Springdale’s Rodeo Community Center and Springdale’s Arts Center of the Ozarks and even once in the Fayetteville Elks Lodge, but that hardly counts as a theater.
By 1989, when Gridiron included a collection of sketches devoted to the “Fayetteville Follies,” they included this barbershop quartet to describe the long process of building a performing arts center down on Dickson Street. The quartet included Melanie Stockdell, Paula Thompson, Marcella Thompson, and Sally Wampler.