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Announcing Auditions for Legally Blonde the Musical


Legally Blonde April 29 Audition poster

Tuesday, April 29th at 6pm

on the DeSoto Theatre stage

We are looking for teenagers/young adults ages 15-25 years old to join our ensemble for our summer production of Legally Blonde.
Must have good vocal skills and be in good physical shape for singing and dancing.
A tentative rehearsal schedule is available HERE.
Please register HERE by Friday April 25th, 2014.  This audition is by appointment only.
You will be emailed an appointment time shortly after registration.

A Letter from the RLT President regarding the 2014 Nominating Committee


Chucks Letter to membership regarding board members solicitations

 

To: Members of the Rome Little Theatre
From: Chuck Morris, President
RE: 2014 Nominating Committee
Date: April 13, 2014

In accordance with Article V, Section 2 of the By-Laws for Rome Little Theatre, please be advised that the members of the nominating committee for 2014 are as follows:
Wayne Jones – Chairman
Chuck Morris
Tammy Childers
Chip Rogers
Mary Ortwein
The committee is now accepting recommendations for candidates for officers and members of the Board of Directors. You may contact any member of the Board of Directors, or the Rome Little Theatre office, to suggest candidates for nomination.
Thank you.

RLT’s Young Actor’s Audition Workshop, Coming May 31!


Young Actors Audition Workshop Poster

Rome Little Theatre is offering an Audition class in our
Young Actor’s Workshop Series
Saturday, May 31, from 9am to 3pm
at the historic DeSoto Theatre.

Students will have a fun-filled, educational day learning
about what it takes to audition.

We will have 2 classes, with one for students ages 6 to 9
and one for students ages 10 to 18.

Our instructors, Michael Hillman, Mandy Maloney,
Chris Parker and Chris Davidson are veteran actors and teachers.

Sign up HERE or call 706-295-7171

Beauty and the Beast, Jr added to the RLT Jr lineup!


Beauty and the Beast Jr logo with rose

We are very excited to announce that Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Jr has been added to the Rome Little Theatre, Jr 2014-2015 lineup!

Show dates are December 5 – December 14, 2014, with auditions being held on Tuesday and Wednesday, September 2 and 3, 2014 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 Beauty and the Beast, Jr, please click HERE to safely and easily submit your registration form online.

More details to come soon, so please check back again.

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Congratulations to the cast of The Dixie Swim Club!


Vernadette - Marie Kindred
Lexie - Jeanette Long
Dinah - Donna Riordan
Jeri Neal - Liz Tierney
Sheree - Mary Walker

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Beyond the RLT – March/April 2014


Beyond the RLT Logo

By Wendell Barnes

Well, “Grease” may be the word, and it is the word and the show that first got our family involved in RLT in 1999.  So when you’ve seen all six performances of the 2014 edition, (as we did in back then since our son Trip played Kenickie!—see memorabilia in the display case on Broad Street), it’s time to explore some other fun theatre in the surrounding area.  Come with me on a brief journey to other theatres “Beyond the RLT!”

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Announcing the 2014-2015 Directors and Producers


r logo for signatureCongratulations to the directors and producers selected for the 2014-2015 season and extra-season shows. We look forward to working with all of you.

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
DIRECTOR: MICHAEL HILLMAN, PRODUCER: NEAL BRACKETT

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The Rocky Horror Show – October 24 – November 2, 2014
Auditions: Saturday, Sunday, Monday, July 19, 20, 21, 2014
DIRECTOR: TRACY HELLRIEGEL, PRODUCER: PAM SHOEMAKER

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The Nutcracker – November 21, 22, 23, 2014
DIRECTORS: SAM BALTZER, SHELL BENJAMINPRODUCERS: MANDY MALONEY, TINA BRINSON

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
DIRECTOR: VIRGINIA M McCHESNEY, PRODUCER: NEAL BRACKETT

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Spamalot – March 20 – March 29, 2015
Auditions: Friday, Saturday, Sunday, November 14, 15, 16, 2014
DIRECTOR: CHRIS DAVIDSON, PRODUCER: GUY CHAMBLESS

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Bleacher Bums – May 29 – June 7, 2015
Auditions: Saturday, Sunday, Monday, February 21, 22, 23, 2015
DIRECTOR: CHRIS PARKER, PRODUCER: MANDY MALONEY

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RLT 2014-2015 Extra-Season Schedule

RLT Junior

The Little Mermaid, Jr.– April 11 – April 19, 2014
DIRECTOR: MANDY MALONEY, PRODUCER: TINA BRINSON

RLT Young Actor’s Audition Workshop - May 31, 2014
TEACHERS: MICHAEL HILLMAN, MANDY MALONEY, CHRIS PARKER

RLT Young Actor’s Summer Workshop – June 9 – June 13, 2014 & June 16 – June 20, 2014
TEACHERS: MICHAEL HILLMAN, MANDY MALONEY, CHRIS PARKER

Beauty and the Beast, Jr.– December 5 – December 14, 2014
School Shows: Tuesday, August 26, Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Auditions: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, August 25, 26, 27, 2014
DIRECTOR: TBD, PRODUCER: TBD

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Legally Blonde the Musical– July 11- July 20, 2014
DIRECTOR: KAREN BOWLING, PRODUCERS: BECKY MAGRUDER, CAROL MURCHLAND

Rome Little Theatre announces our 2014-2015 season and extra shows!


RLT 2014-2015 Season Schedule

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 2014-2015 Extra-Season Schedule

RLT Junior

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 Summer Stock

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

SUBMIT AUDITION FORMS ONLINE

APPLY TO DIRECT OR PRODUCE ONLINE

Congratulations to the cast of Legally Blonde the Musical!


Legally Blonde Show Poster

 

From Karen Bowling, Director:

Many Thanks to all the actors who auditioned for Legally Blonde.  It is always a joy to see your talent and passion for musical theater!  Listed below are our leads and ensemble for this production.

Elle Woods – Lindsey Chambers
Emmett Forrest – Russell Evans
Warner Huntington III – David Gossett
Vivienne Kensington – Lillian Shaw
Professor Callahan – Tim Naddy
Enid – Laura Sims
Paulette – Beth McCain
Brooke Wyndam – Emily Tumlin

Delta Nu’s – Cardie McClure, Madison Smith, Alisha Abrams, Courtney Fox, Alexis Robinson, Gabrielle Marangakis,

Listed below are the actors in our ensemble, who will portray multiple roles.

Todd Williams, Amy Scott, Mandy Maloney, Alex McDermont, Mary Asbury, Jenny Wear, Don Rusaw, Shahara Davis, Michael Murray, Brendon Earp, Lizzy Morang, Shawn Rice, Rebekah Wood

EarthWorks Pottery RLT Mugs have arrived!


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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.

Announcing a new RLT Member Project: Ruby’s Row


Ruby's Row Logo

That unexplained noise in the balcony. A moving shadow seen out of the corner of your eye. The sudden breeze that passes through, when you’re standing still on stage. To many, such creepy occurrences instill the fears associated with malevolent spirits. However, for the resident artists at the DeSoto Theatre, these are simply reminders that Ruby, the impish ghost that shares our love of the performing arts, is watching over our work.

At Rome Little Theatre, many of our performers and volunteers have their own “Ruby stories,” as we are accustomed to sharing the stage with this spirited soul. As a part of the HDTF’s Name a Seat Campaign, the first row of the balcony – the site of Ruby’s final matinee – may soon be christened “Ruby’s Row.” As a fund-raising project for RLT members and friends, donors have the opportunity to permanently ensure that the legend of Ruby will endure.

For a contribution as small as $50, donors can participate in RLT’s first crowdfunding campaign. Donors will receive a commemorative Ruby’s Row t-shirt, recognition on a plaque displayed at the DeSoto, and an invitation to a special storytelling event. More importantly, when we reach our goal of raising $10,000, the name plate on each seat in the first row of the balcony will read “Ruby’s Row.”

To make a donation to Ruby’s Row, please click the red button on the left or click HERE.

The Legend of Ruby

as told by Debby Brown

During the Depression, there was a little girl who lived off of South Broad named Ruby. She was one of 4 or 5 children. They did not have much money, only enough for the oldest to go to the “picture show.” She was 9 or 10. She would come on the streetcar and watch the movie over and over as much as she could before she caught the streetcar to go home where she would tell her younger siblings all the wonderful things she had seen. In spite of all the troubles and cares of her world, she could forget it all once she walked past the “Dragons” as she called them that stood guard over the glass doors as you entered her “magic land” – the theater. On this particular day as she stepped off the streetcar, something went wrong, no one knows what, but somehow she was hit by a car right in front of the theater. As the child lay motionless on the pavement, a small crowd gathered round, all sure the little girl was dead. Continue reading

Become an RLT Volunteer!


RLT Volunteer photos

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.

BECOME AN RLT VOLUNTEER

Why become a Rome Little Theatre Volunteer?
 Learn new skills
 Meet new people and make new friends
 Discover career interests
 Enrich retirement
 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

Volunteer Opportunities

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.

Communication/Administration
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.

Special Projects
These volunteers assist in the planning of receptions, fundraising projects, and special events presented by the Historic DeSoto Theatre Foundation.

Volunteer FAQ

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.

Our new RLT T-Shirts Have Arrived!


The new Rome Little Theatre 2013-2014 Season T-shirts have arrived! And they are BOLD! Bold colors, bold words! Be sure to get yours today. Only $15.

RLT Tshirt 13-14 posterCall 706-295-7171 or email romelittletheatre@gmail.com

The Little Mermaid, Jr Cast Photo Poster


Little Mermaid Cast & Crew photo poster

RLT ARCHIVES 2013-2014 EXTRA-SEASON – The Little Mermaid, Jr


 

LMJr Poster

 

Compiled by Wendell Barnes

ROME LITTLE THEATRE, JUNIOR presents

“THE LITTLE MERMAID, JR.”

Music by Alan Mencken.  Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater.  Book by Doug Wright.

Based on the Hans Christian Andersen story and the Disney film.

 

April 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 2014

 

Produced by special arrangements with Music Theatre International.

 

Journey under the sea with Ariel and her aquatic friends in “Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Jr.,” adapted from Disney’s 2008 Broadway production.  Ina magical underwater kingdom, the beautiful young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home—and her fins—behind and live in the world above.  But first she’ll have to defy her father, King Triton, make a deal with the evil sea witch, Ursula, and convince the handsome Prince Eric that she’s the girl whose enchanting voice he has been seeking.

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Now Showing: The Little Mermaid, Jr!


 

Now showing:  Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Jr, the premiere production of RLT JR!

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ALL PROCEEDS FROM THE LITTLE MERMAID, JR WILL GO TO THE HISTORIC DESOTO THEATRE FOUNDATION AND THEIR RESTORATION PROJECTS

Lyrics by  Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater, Music by  Alan Menken, Book by  Doug Wright. Based on the Hans Christian Andersen Story and the Disney Film produced by Howard Ashman & John Musker and written & directed by John Musker and Ron Clements.

Director: Mandy Maloney, Producer: Tina Brinson.

Journey “under the sea” with Ariel and her aquatic friends in Disney’s THE LITTLE MERMAID JR., adapted from Disney’s 2008 Broadway production. In a magical underwater kingdom, the beautiful young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home – and her fins – behind and live in the world above. But first she’ll have to defy her father King Triton, make a deal with the evil sea witch Ursula, and convince the handsome Prince Eric that she’s the girl whose enchanting voice he’s been seeking. Continue reading

Please enjoy the playbill for The Little Mermaid, Jr


Little mermaid Program Cover

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Now Showing at Rome Little Theatre: Grease!


Grease Poster

Featuring a score by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey, the musical is named for the 1950s working class youth subculture in the USA who were known as ‘greasers’. Set in a fictional High School, the show follows a group of boys and girls in their senior year as they deal with all sorts of teenage angst, from drive ins to burger bars and teenage pregnancy.

Reservations are filling up fast! Click the link below to select your seats, purchase and print your tickets safely and easily from home

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