From Tracy Hellriegel, Director:
I am thrilled to announce the cast for Rocky Horror. The auditions were a blast and the talent was absolutely incredible. Thank you to all who auditioned.
Now for our cast: Continue reading
RLT jr announces auditions for Beauty and the Beast, Jr
Monday, August 25 @ 6 pm
Tuesday, August 26 @ 6 pm
Call backs: Wednesday, August 27 @ 6 pm
Registration begins at 5:30pm
“Be our guest” and step into the enchanted world of Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST JR. Featuring songs from the Academy Award-winning animated feature, this stage version includes music by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman, along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice.
Belle, a beautiful and intelligent young woman, yearns for something more than her provincial life. When her father Maurice becomes lost in the woods on the way to present his latest invention at a local fair, he seeks shelter in an old castle but is soon taken captive by the master of the house, a horrible Beast. Belle surrenders her freedom to save his life and, by taming the Beast, teaches him the meaning of love.
Show dates are December 5 – December 14, 2014
School Shows: Tuesday and Wednesday, December 9 and 10, 2014
DIRECTOR: MANDY MALONEY, PRODUCER: TINA BRINSON
For those aged 6 – 18 interested in auditioning for Beauty and the Beast, Jr, please click HERE to safely and easily submit your registration form online.
IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM MANDY MALONEY, DIRECTOR:
The production team for Beauty and the Beast is excited for upcoming auditions! We hope to answer many of your questions in the post below, so make sure you read it all the way through.
Auditions are open to actors ages 6-18 by the time of the first show. Meaning, as long as you turn 6 on or before the first show (December 5, 2014) you are welcome to audition. If you turn 19, on or after December 6, you are welcome to audition.
Auditions will be conducted a bit differently than they were for our last RLT, Jr Musical- The Little Mermaid, Jr. Continue reading
Thank you to everyone who came out and auditioned for Rocky Horror! We had a fantastic turnout and we are so excited to finish up casting.
If you have not been called back it does not mean that you have not been cast. We were able to cast many roles without a call back.
Please check the final cast list on the forum tomorrow night after 9pm.
We would like to call back the following people on Monday, July 21st at 7pm:
Tracy Hellriegel, Director
Join Rome Little Theatre and CRBI
for a day on the river to celebrate
RLT’s production of
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.
We will be grilling out at the
Ridge Ferry Park pavilions and
taking paddle trips from
Ridge Ferry to Heritage park.
To safely register and pay online, please click HERE
Or download the registration form HERE
For more info, please visit
or call CRBI at 706-232-2724
Don’t forget to renew your RLT membership soon!
Membership benefits include:
To join online, click HERE or call 706-295-7171
The RLT Reading Committee is eager to get back to work and is now accepting submissions for our 2016-2017 season. We are also accepting applications to direct, along with your show submission.
So, if you have felt passionate about seeing or directing that certain show, now is your opportunity to let us know. Please click the link below to submit your ideas and apply to direct.
Deadline for play and musical submissions: July 15, 2014.
Deadline for submissions and applications to direct: September 1, 2014.
From Tracy Hellriegel, RLT VP of Membership:
First of all, I would like to invite those of you who are not Rome Little Theatre members to become members. Membership benefits include tickets to all season shows, 20% discount on all RLT Extra-Season productions, discounts for certain DeSoto Theatre events, surprise offers throughout the season, a bimonthly newsletter, an invitation to the annual Awards Gala, voting rights for the Roman Awards, Free Notary Public Service and the opportunity to participate in RLT leadership.
Now to all of you members out there. Please mark Saturday, August 2, 2014 on your calendar and save the date. We will be having a Leadership Day at the DeSoto Theatre from 2pm – 6pm.
This is a day where you, as a member, will have the opportunity to learn how to become involved, or more involved, with Rome Little Theatre. Are you interested in being on the Board of Directors? Come and learn how to apply. Are you interested in directing a show or learning how to direct a show? Come and learn the process. Are you interested in serving on a committee or volunteering at our events? Come and learn how to get involved and be a future leader with Rome Little Theatre. All aspects of our theatre program will be discussed at this leadership day.
Leadership Day will begin with an introduction from our President, Chuck Morris. Following him will be each of our vice presidents describing their roles and responsibilities. You will then hear from our VPs about each committee and have a chance later in the afternoon to sit down with the VP or Committee Chair to discuss in further detail. The last hour will be spent in committee meetings.
Please complete and submit this APPLICATION, so our Membership Committee knows you are interested in the leadership of Rome Little Theatre. Our Membership Activation Team will get to work finding you just the right place to work and put your talents to good use.
You must be a member to be placed on a committee or in any leadership position for Rome Little Theatre. But you are welcome to attend our leadership day and learn what we are all about even if you are not a member. Hopefully, by the end of the day, you will want to be a member.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions. I look forward to seeing you at our first annual Leadership Day!
VP of Membership
Rome Little Theatre
We proudly announce the selections for our 2015-2016 Season:
Musical - Addams Family the Musical
Comedy - Noises Off
Drama - Second Samuel
Children - The Secret Garden
Holiday - White Christmas the Musical
Other - Drinking Habits
Audition and Show dates will be determined soon.
And the 2014 Roman Award recipients are:
Lighting Designer: Chuck Morris - Frankenstein
Sound Designer: Greg Asbury - Frankenstein
Set Designer: Tiff Magruder, Becky Magruder - Frankenstein
Hair/Makeup Designer: Beckie Gurley - Frankenstein
Costume Designer: Mandy Maloney - The Little Mermaid Jr
Stage Manager: Suzanne Clonts - Grease
Young Female Showstopper: Liz Suffill-”Gladys Herdman” - The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
Young Male Showstopper: Zac Mitchell-”Chef Louis”- The Little Mermaid Jr
Young Supporting Actress: Hayley Arthur -”Alice Wendleken”- The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
Young Supporting Actor: Gary Jones- “Flounder”- The Little Mermaid Jr
Young Lead Actress: Natalee Castro- “Ursula”- The Little Mermaid Jr
Young Lead Actor: Ryan Acree - “Sebastian”- The Little Mermaid Jr
Teen Female Showstopper: Abigail Childers - “Patty Simcox” - Grease
Teen Male Showstopper: Alex McDermont-”Roger”- Grease
Teen Supporting Actress: Elizabeth Clonts-”Marty”- Grease
Teen Supporting Actor: Nick Ehmann-”Doody”- Grease
Teen Lead Actress: Bre Lieberman-”Imogene Herdman”- The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
Teen Lead Actor: Alex McDermont - “Wallington W Wolf III”- 3 Little Pigs/Trial of Big Bad Wolf
Adult Female Showstopper: Marie Kindred - “Vernadette”- The Dixie Swim Club
Adult Male Showstopper: Chris Parker-”The Creature”- Frankenstein
Adult Supporting Actress: Donna Riordan - Dinah”- The Dixie Swim Club
Adult Supporting Actor: Chris Parker -”Jessep” - A Few Good Men
Adult Lead Actress: Susanna Brown-”Rizzo”- Grease
Adult Lead Actor: James Swendsen - “Kaffee” - A Few Good Men
Producer: Neal Brackett - The Dixie Swim Club
Director: Virginia M McChesney - The Dixie Swim Club
Best Musical: Grease
Best Play: A Few Good Men
Best Overall Show: A Few Good Men
Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2:30pm
School Shows: Tuesday, August 26, Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Tom Sawyer is known around his small town in Missouri as a playful troublemaker. Tom and his friend, Huck Finn, enjoy plotting adventures that often leave them in danger. One night, when Tom and Huck journey to the town graveyard, the two boys witness a murder. The boys agree to keep quiet, but grow uncomfortable when a suspect is wrongly accused and the real murderer walks free. Meanwhile, Tom falls out of favor with his sweetheart, Becky, when she learns he was “engaged” to someone else before her. Can Tom win her over? Will he and Huck come forward about the graveyard happenings or let the murderer walk free?
Congratulations to all of the 2013-2014 Roman Award Nominees! All RLT Subscribers will soon receive a ballot in an email, or by regular mail, so don’t forget to vote!
Be sure to attend the Awards Gala, “From Broadway to Broad Street” to see who the Roman Awards go to!
Young Female Showstopper
○ Anslee Abrams – “Cat & the Fiddle”- 3 Little Pigs/Trial of Big Bad Wolf
○ Liz Suffill-”Gladys Herdman” – The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
Young Male Showstopper
○ Ian Kligora -”Amadeus Pig”- 3 Little Pigs/Trial of Big Bad Wolf
○ Zac Mitchell -”Chef Louis”- The Little Mermaid Jr
Young Supporting Actress
○ Meredith Burton – “Town Crier”- 3 Little Pigs/Trial of Big Bad Wolf
○ Hayley Arthur -”Alice Wendleken”- The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
Young Supporting Actor
○ Zac Mitchell -”Clerk/Narrator”- 3 Little Pigs/Trial of Big Bad Wolf
○ Isaac Brackett -”William Frankenstein”- Frankenstein
○ John Owens -”Ollie Herdman”- The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
○ Gary Jones – “Flounder”- The Little Mermaid Jr Continue reading
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Because the costs of producing high quality shows are rising, we will be slightly increasing the prices of tickets and subscriptions next season.
However, we are offering “Early Bird” deals if you join us before June 30, 2014.
Season Subscription entitles you to:
⇒ Tickets to all season shows
⇒ 20% discount on all RLT Extra-Season productions
⇒ Discounts for certain DeSoto Theatre events
⇒ Surprise offers throughout the season
⇒ A bimonthly newsletter
⇒ An invitation to the annual Awards Gala
⇒ Voting rights for the Roman Awards
⇒ Free Notary Public Service
⇒ Free WiFi
“Early Bird” RLT 2014-2015 Season Subscription Prices: Continue reading
Filed under: Beauty and the Beast, Jr, Bleacher Bums, Current Production, Disney's Aladdin, Jr, Home, RLT 2014-2015 Season, Spamalot, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The Nutcracker, The Outsiders, The Rocky Horror Show | Leave a comment »
Tom-Jon Caruvana Jr
Huck-Gary Jones III
Joe Harper-Isaac Brackett
Ben Rogers-Ryan Acree
Becky Thatcher-Gloria Murray
Muff Potter- Jacob Faile
Injun Joe-Alex Mitchell
Dr. Robinson-Micah Zimmerman
Judge Thatcher- to be determined
The Sheriff-Micah Zimmerman
The Minister-Dalton Urda
Bud Riverson- Adam Exsted
Aunt Polly-Abbey Williams
Widow Douglas-Anna Amos
The Minister’s Wife-Molly Finnegan
Mrs Thatcher- Joy Christie
Mrs. Harper-Olivia Parker
Mr. Harper-Barton Sopata
Phoebe Shane, Shannon Adams, Rachel Gilreath, additional males to be determined.
From the casting committee: We had difficult choices to make. Conflicts had a major influence upon casting some roles.
First read-through will be held at 501 North Fifth Ave, the RLT Annex on June 7 starting at 6:30 pm
Please accept or decline your role by emailing the producer Neal Brackett at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What a fantastic way to support your local community theatre (RLT, of course!), and get your business name out there! Check out these great opportunities available to sponsor Legally Blonde the Musical, an RLT Summer Stock production, opening July 11, 2014. Please contact us at email@example.com, if you are interested or need more information.
$10,000 – Show sponsor: ( ONE AVAILABLE) Your Organizations name on the Marquee ( Your name, presents Legally Blonde) an RLT Production; 100 tickets to opening night with a dessert reception before the show for your 100 guests; ad or commercial (if you have one) will run on the rotating screen each night (six shows); full page ad in program.
$5,000- Weekend sponsor- three shows: ( TWO AVAILABLE) Name of your company will appear on the Legally Blonde set during one scene of our show for the weekend that you sponsor; 50 tickets to the weekend your company sponsors; your ad will run on our rotating screen each night of the show (six shows); full page ad in our program.
$2,500 – Nightly sponsor: ( SIX AVAILABLE) Your company’s name will be on a banner hung in our concession area stating that you are that night’s sponsor, your company may place advertising material on a table in the concession area with a company representative to greet patrons if you like; ad on our rotating screen each night (six nights); full page ad in our program; 25 tickets for your guests on the night you are sponsoring; your 25 guests each will receive one drink of their choice & one free popcorn from our concession stand.
$1,000- Gold sponsor: (SIX AVAILABLE) Your name & logo will be featured in the glass case beside the case holding headshots of our cast members for Legally Blonde located on the outside entrance to the theater. There will be six ad places for gold sponsors in this case; 15 tickets for your guests on the night of your choice; your ad on our rotating screen each night (six nights); one half page ad in our program; Each of your 15 guests will receive one drink of their choice and one free popcorn from our concession stand.
$500 – Silver sponsor: (EIGHT AVAILABLE) Your name & logo will be featured in the glass case on the ticket booth side of the outside entrance of the theater. There will be eight ad places in this case; 10 tickets for your guests on the night of your choice; Your ad on our rotating screen for each night (six nights); one half page ad in our program;
Your 10 guests will receive one free drink and popcorn.
$250 – Bronze sponsor: ( UNLIMITED) your name & logo on our rotating screen each night (six nights); one fourth page ad in our program; 5 tickets for your guests on the night of your choice.
We are very excited to announce that Disney’s Aladdin, Jr has been added to the Rome Little Theatre, Jr 2015-2016 lineup!
Show dates are July 17 – July 26, 2015, with auditions being held on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, April 18, 19 and 20, 2015 at 6pm at the DeSoto Theatre.
We are now accepting applications for Director and Producer. Please click HERE to safely and easily submit your application online.
For those aged 6 – 18 interested in auditioning for Aladdin, Jr, please click HERE to safely and easily submit your registration form online.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer – August 22 – August 31, 2014
School Shows: Tuesday, August 26, Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Auditions: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, June, 2, 3, 4, 2014
The Rocky Horror Show – October 24 – November 2, 2014
Auditions: Saturday, Sunday, Monday, July 19, 20, 21, 2014
The Nutcracker – November 21, 22, 23, 2014
School Shows: Tuesday, December 9, Wednesday, December 10, 2014
The Outsiders – January 30 – February 8, 2015
School Shows: Tuesday, February 3, Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Auditions: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, October 27, 28, 29, 2014
Spamalot – March 20 – March 29, 2015
Auditions: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, December 15,16,17, 2014
Bleacher Bums – May 29 – June 7, 2015
Auditions: Saturday, Sunday, Monday, February 21, 22, 23, 2015
RLT Young Actor’s Winter Workshop – March 8, 2014
The Little Mermaid, Jr.– April 11 – April 19, 2014
Auditions: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, February 3,4,5 2014
RLT Young Actor’s Audition Workshop - May 31, 2014
RLT Young Actor’s Summer Workshop – June 9 – June 13, 2014 & June 16 – June 20, 2014
RLT Annual Gala 2014 - June 28, 2014
Legally Blonde the Musical– July 11- July 20, 2014
Auditions: Saturday, Sunday, Monday February 15, 16,17, 2014
A new shipment of our beautiful EarthWorks Pottery mugs have finally arrived and they are stunning! What a great Valentine’s Day gift they would make, at $20.
Each one is hand-thrown and unique. Please stop by the RLT box office to pick up yours, or pay for it HERE, and pick it up at the Theatre.
Volunteers play an extremely important part in the success of Rome Little Theatre. Season shows and special events are a part of the volunteer experience. If you are interested, please click the link below to fill out a volunteer application.
Why become a Rome Little Theatre Volunteer?
Learn new skills
Meet new people and make new friends
Discover career interests
Know that you are helping your community
Free admission to productions when working the box office,
selling concessions, ushering or taking tickets
Other great opportunities and surprises throughout the year
Back of House
The show cannot go on without the work of stagehands and crew behind the curtain. Their tasks range from scenery moving, looking after props during a performance and assisting performers. We also have opportunities for Directors, Producers, Stage Managers and light and sound technicians.
Front of House
These folks can be found greeting theatre-goers at the entrance, handing out programs, taking tickets and helping people to locate the correct seat. There are also opportunities in the concession area selling refreshments and merchandise.
Opportunities exist for volunteers to do a number of tasks centered around administration, marketing, community development and communications. These people assist with newsletters and other mailouts, updating displays, distributing posters and contributing ideas to promote the theatre and its events.
These volunteers assist in the planning of receptions, fundraising projects, and special events presented by the Historic DeSoto Theatre Foundation.
How much time does this involve?
The time you commit is up to you, according to your availability and interest. Some volunteers work a few events per year, while others participate in several shows a month.
How will I know what to do?
Orientation and training is arranged in the area that appeals to you before working your first show. Theatre staff and experienced volunteers will be on hand to help you become confident in your role.
Who chooses which shows I work?
You decide which shows to volunteer for by signing up at the RLT Box Office. You may also be called when extra help is needed, but the choice is always yours.
What do I wear?
Appropriate dress is required. Front of house volunteers should wear black pants and a nice white shirt. Please, no jeans or flip flops. Each volunteer will be provided with a Rome Little Theatre vest and volunteer badge which should be returned at the end of the volunteer session.
Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2:30pm
Harvard’s beloved blonde takes the stage by pink storm in this fun, upbeat musical about self-discovery. Based on the adored movie, LEGALLY BLONDE: THE MUSICAL stays true to form with a peppy score and playful book. This musical is ridiculously enjoyable from start to finish.
Elle Woods appears to have it all. Her life is turned upside-down, however, when her boyfriend dumps her so he can start getting serious about his life and attend Harvard Law. Determined to get him back, Elle uses her charm to get into Harvard Law. At school, she struggles with peers, professors, and Warner Huntington. With the help of Paulette and Emmett, though, Elle quickly realizes her potential and sets out to prove herself to the world.
Producers–Becky Magruder, Carol Murchland
Rome Little Theatre announces Auditions for The Rocky Horror Show, Saturday, July 19, 2014 from 10am to 5pm, at the historic DeSoto Theatre in Rome, GA. Registration begins at 9:30am. We will break for lunch.
Auditions by appointment can be set for July 20, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Call backs are July 21, 6pm-10pm.
Director–Tracy Hellriegel, Producer–Pam Shoemaker
For more information about how to prepare for auditions and character descriptions, please click here: AUDITION INFORMATION
Please note: this is an adult show and you must be 19 by July 1 and out of high school to audition. Auditions will not be open to the public. You must be auditioning to be in the auditorium.
Show Dates: October 24 – November 2, 2014, Fridays at 8pm and midnight, Saturdays at 8pm.