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Music and Lyrics by Howard Blake- RYT is collaborating with Lakes Region Youth Orchestra’s 25th Anniversary

Produced by Lakes Region Youth Orchestra

usical Directed by Peter Miller

Stage Directed by Saskia Hagen Groom

Vocal Directed by Loren Sylvester

Choreographed by Tegan Waite

Director's Note and Cast List: Here


Casella Theatre at Castleton State College

December 13, 2014 4pm

December 13, 2014 7pm

Ticket price $12 (special family package available)

The Snowman is the tale of a boy who builds a snowman one winter's day. That night, at the stroke of twelve, the snowman comes to life and the two venture into the night. The boy and the snowman take flight visiting special places, including Father Christmas.  The story’s theme song "Walking in the Air" is the only spoken language. All other acting is done in pantomime. LRYO will be the orchestra starring in the show! (check animated version The Snowman on www.youtube.com)


Show with Live Orchestra)

Produced by Saskia Hagen Groom

Guest Directed by Meghan Hakey

Musical Directed by Loren Sylvester

Choreographed by Justin Gardner


Paramount Theatre

December 19, 2014 7pm

December 20, 2014 2pm and 7pm

Tickets $10 children/seniors $12 adults

Music by Jeanine Tesori
Book and Lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire
DreamWorks Animation Motion Picture and the book by William Steig

In a faraway kingdom, the green ogre Shrek finds his swamp invaded by banished fairytale misfits, runaways who've been cast off by Lord Farquaad, a tiny terror with big ambitions. When Shrek sets off with a wise-cracking donkey to confront Farquaad, he's handed a task - if he rescues feisty princess Fiona, his swamp will be righted. Only a fairy tale wouldn't be complete without twists and turns along the way. Part romance and part twisted fairy tale, SHREK THE MUSICAL is an irreverently fun show for the whole family.


Director's Note and Cast List: Here



Why participate in youth theatre?

There are many known benefits to participating in physical activities like sports programs, but be aware that there are excellent benefits to participating in the performing arts. Here is a link to a wonderful article highlighting this very point. http://www.aate.com/?page=effects


Upcoming Events

Upcoming RYT productions: All workshops and productions are produced by Saskia Hagen Groom with guest directors for the upcoming season. No theatre experience required!  

Director's Note and Cast Lists for




Disney's MULAN JR.

Produced by Saskia Hagen Groom

Guest Directed by Meghan Hakey

Musical Directed by Loren Sylvester

Choreographed by Tegan Waite


March 8, 2015 3-6pm

March 9, 2015 5:30-8:30pm

(choose ONE date only – stay for the duration of the audition)


Paramount Theatre

May 15, 2015 7pm

May 16, 2015 2pm and 7pm

Tickets $8 children/seniors and $10 adults



Music and Lyrics by Matthew Wilder and David Zippel and Stephen Schwartz and Jeanine Tesori and Alexa Junge
Music Adapted and Arranged and Additional Music and Lyrics by Bryan Louiselle
Book Adapted and Additional Lyrics by Patricia Cotter
Based on the 1998 Disney film Mulan and the story Fa Mulan by Robert D. San Souci

Defying the village matchmaker, Mulan takes up arms and disguises as a boy in order to spare her father from having to serve in the army. The Huns have invaded, and it is up to the misfit Mulan and her mischievous sidekick Mushu to save the Emperor! Disney's MULAN JR. is a heartwarming celebration of culture, honor, and the fighting spirit.