William Shakespeare's HAMLET

Produced and directed by Saskia Hagen Groom, Hamlet is the story set in the Kingdom of Denmark, the play dramatises the revenge Prince Hamlet is called to wreak upon his uncle, Claudius, by the ghost of Hamlet's father, King Hamlet. Claudius had murdered his own brother and seized the throne, also marrying his deceased brother's widow. Hamlet is Shakespeare's longest play, and is ranked among the most powerful and influential tragedies in English literature, with a story capable of "seemingly endless retelling and adaptation by others."


Stage Manager is Barb Lassen. 


Several shows are being held indoors. For the shows performed outdoors, rain locations are available nearby (with the exception of Giorgetti’s Park). Bring your blanket or chair!

Show times are as follows:

July 20th 6:30pm Community Room at The Gables, Rutland (selected scenes);

July 21st  7pm “In the Beautiful Gardens” at The Lilac Inn, Brandon;

July 22nd 7pm the Gazebo at Godnick Adult Center, Rutland;

July 23rd 7pm at West Rutland Town Hall, West Rutland;

July 24th 2pm “On the Field” at Giorgetti Park, Rutland;

July 26th  6:30pm Community Room at The Maples, Rutland (selected scenes);

July27th 7pm Springfield Cinema Theatre, Springfield;

July 28th 7pm Wallingford Town Hall, Wallingford;

July 29th 7pm at Shrewsbury Community Meeting House, Shrewsbury.


This is a free event (donations accepted). All shows are open to the public.


Each show will feature Rutland Youth Theatre’s famous Bake Sale with proceeds going to support RYT’s theatrical endeavors. 


For more information call (802) 558-4177. 





Why participate in youth theatre?

There are many benefits to participating in physical activities like sports programs, but there are excellent benefits to participating in the performing arts. Some similarities to sports include teamwork, responsibility, discipline, collaboration and leadership.  Often the myths and stereotypes of the performing arts lead people to think of its education as being frivolous. Yet the statistics prove otherwise. Students in the arts consistently out score their non-arts peers on college exams, are more likely to achieve academic notice, hold school offices, win awards for writing and even enter science fairs. In addition, students in the performing arts learn academic skills that help them in college and at work such as analysis, problem solving, reasoning, abstract thinking, conceptualization, public speaking and creative thinking.  

Performing arts programs offer children and youth a benefit they usually do not find in an ordinary classroom, instead of just gaining knowledge about things, they gain knowledge about who they are and what they can do. This helps them grow into better adults, parents and citizens. The performing arts build cultural bridges, bringing greater understanding and communication in our society. This leads to youth forming stronger ties with the community and being more community minded.

Rutland Youth Theatre is proud to provide these benefits to its community members with its productions, workshops and classes. For the past decade we have made our programs available to children K-12 from all over Vermont as well as given opportunities for alumni and college grads to grow. We are proud of the collaborations we have built in the community, teaming up with other organizations to better serve the community.

Elf Jr the Musical Photos 

December 2015