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UPCOMING AUDITIONS - THE SNOW QUEEN
MARK YOUR CALENDARS - Open Auditions – The Snow Queen, August 26th and 27th.
RUTLAND — Award-winning Rutland Youth Theatre holds Open Auditions for one of the most beautiful of all fairy tales, The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen.
Produced by Saskia Hagen Groom and directed by Mikki Lane, the timeless appeal of The Snow Queen lies in its persuading us that life is truly magical. Andersen's wonderful language surfaces in Grandma's description of the Snow Queen—"On winter nights when we are asleep she flies silently through the streets and alleyways. Sometimes she stops to look through a window, and when you get up the window is covered with flowers of frost for she has breathed on the glass." The wicked Snow Queen casts her icy spell on the world, turns young Kay's heart to ice and takes him away as her eternal prisoner to her Ice Palace at the very top of the world. Gerda, Kay's friend, must journey forever north and brave many dangers in her attempt to save Kay and break Winter's grip. Gerda never gives up. She leads us through terrifying ordeals as well as endless fun and nonsense. A long the way Gerda encounters talking ravens, the evil Cobweb Spider, a prince and princess, a band of robbers and the wild robber-girl, greedy polar bears and the brave reindeer who carries Gerda across the artic wastes. This is a wonderful, fast-paced adventure story.
Audition times are August 26th from 3-6pm and August 27th from 5:30-8:30pm (registration start ½ hour earlier both days) at Rutland Youth Theatre, Courcelle Building, 16 North Street Extension, Rutland, VT.
Rehearsals will be a variety of one midweek evening for leads as well as Saturday and Sunday late morning or afternoons for all cast.
Show times are October 12th at 7pm and October 13th at 2pm and 7pm at the Theatre at Rutland Intermediate School. Tickets just $6 children/seniors and $8 adults.
Grades K-12 may audition. Choose one audition only but stay for the duration of the audition! Click on the Audition Sheet tab on the right side of this page. Please print off and complete the audition form to bring with you.
For more information call Mikki Lane at (802) 683-0019.
Rutland Youth Theatre is part of the Rutland Recreation and Parks Department and is a non-for-profit organization. For more information on upcoming productions and workshops, please visit us on Facebook.
Saskia Hagen Groom –Artistic Director/Producer–Rutland Youth Theatre
802-558-4177 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Rutland Recreation & Parks Department is committed to providing our youth with an opportunity to study and work in local theatre. We are looking for your support to ensure that theatre opportunities continue to be available for youth in our community. Please consider making a tax-deductible contribution at one of the following sponsorship levels.
Underwriter: $750 or above
Executive Producer: $250 to $749
Producer: $125 to $249
Benefactor: $50 to $124
One Play: $350
Entire Season (Season starts in December): $750
Full Page (interior) (5 X 8 inches)
One Play: $200
Entire Season (Season starts in December): $500
1/2 page (interior) (5 X 3.75 inches)
One Play: $100
Entire Season (Season starts in December): $250
1/3 page (interior) (5 X 2.5 inches)
One Play: $50
Entire Season (Season starts in December): $125
RYT SUMMER THEATRE CAMP 2018
Send a special message to your young actor or actress, or other members of the cast or production staff, in the printed program for the show. Not only will your child, friend or the entire cast appreciate your sentiments in this keepsake, but you will help to ensure that theatre opportunities continue for the youth in our community. Please consider making a tax deductible contribution to the Rutland Youth Theatre at a support level listed below:
Sponsor - $20 for 25 words or less in Large Type
Patron - $10 for 25 words of less in Medium Type
Here are a few samples of program messages that can be sent from parents, families, friends or
Great job Zachary and Cast...With love from Mom, Dad and Susie
Another great performance, Melissa. We are proud of you! Grandpa and Nanna Smith
Once you have completed the form below you will receive a follow-up email showing the total balance due to your account at the Rutland Recreation and Parks Department. Payment must be paid in full ONE WEEK prior to the first performance in order for your cast message to appear in the program. You may pay your balance during office hours at 16 North Street Ext (Mon-Fri 11:30AM-5:00PM). Please make your check payable to the Rutland Recreation & Parks Department.
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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.
Summer '17: Music Theatre Dance camp intensive
At the end of this summer Rutland Youth Theatre held a camp for middle school and high school age actors looking to participate in a Musical Theatre Dance Camp Intensive. For one week students studied and trained with dance teacher, choreographer and current director of musicals Tegan Waite. Both middle school and high school groups worked all week and collaborated together to choreography their own pieces. The middle school group did "You Can't Stop The Beat" from Hairspray. The high school group did "We Go Together" from Grease. Together as a full group, Tegan choreographed two pieces "Shake It Off" from Sing and "Morning Glow" from Pippin. On the last day of camp the students participated in filming for the final music videos. Everyone had a really good time, and Tegan is looking forward to hosting this camp again next summer!!