RLT Fall 2015 Youth Education Program


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FALL 2015 Youth Education Program

At RLT, our goal is to provide a theatre education experience that fosters respect for self and for others and that kindles a lifelong love of the arts.
Our classes focus on creative play, self discovery, and cooperation in a safe and nurturing environment. Continue reading

Congratulations to the cast of Irving Berlin’s White Christmas the Musical!


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We are pleased to announce the cast of Irving Berlin’s White Christmas. Thank you to everyone who auditioned. Please email Chris Davidson at rltwhitechristmas@gmail.com to accept or decline your role. Details about the first cast meeting will be emailed. Continue reading

RFPRA announces “The Addams Family” ticket giveaway for Harbin Clinic Zombie-thon key registrants


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With spooky Halloween events drawing closer, the Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation Authority encourages people to register for the Harbin Clinic Zombie-thon, and, for mile-marker registrants, is offering free ticket vouchers for “The Addams Family, A New Musical Comedy,” at the DeSoto Theatre on Broad Street.

A proud sponsor of the Rome Little Theatre production that opens October 16 and runs through November 1, RFPRA will give ticket vouchers to the 25th, 50th, 400th and 450th persons who register for the Harbin Clinic Zombie-thon.

“We saw a great opportunity to team up with Rome Little Theatre, since their show is going to be happening the same evening as Zombie-thon and the Harbin Clinic Apocalyptic Block Party,” said Betsy Hampson, a Zombie-thon event coordinator with RFPRA. “It was a no-brainer to reach out and make October the 24th packed with fun Halloween activities for the whole family.” Continue reading

We are now accepting applications for Directors and Producers for the 2016-2017 Season


We are now accepting applications for Directors and Producers for non-RLT Junior shows for the 2016-2017 season. Deadline for applications is January 15, 2016.

2016-2017 Season Schedule


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Proudly presenting the RLT 2016-2017 Season Schedule


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2016-2017 Season Schedule

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Now playing: Drinking Habits!


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Proudly presenting the cast and (some) crew of Drinking Habits!


Tomorrow! Opening Night of the sinfully funny Drinking Habits!

TICKETS HERE

Accusations, mistaken identities and romances run wild in this traditional, laugh-out-loud farce. Two nuns at the Sisters of Perpetual Sewing have been secretly making wine to keep the convent’s doors open, but Paul and Sally, reporters and former fiancées, are hot on the trail. They go undercover as a nun and priest, but their presence, combined with the addition of a new nun, spurs paranoia throughout the convent that spies have been sent from Rome to shut them down. Wine and secrets are inevitably spilled as everyone tries to preserve the convent and reconnect with lost loves.

Performances: August 21 – August 30, 2015, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2:30 pm.

Special thanks to St. Peters Episcopal Church, for the beautiful backdrop for our photo shoot!

Looking for Jamie Barton tickets?


JAMIE BARTON – An Evening with the Down Home Diva

UPDATE: NEW DATE AND TIME!

Congratulations to Jamie, who will be performing at the Metropolitan Opera on the original date of her performance at the DeSoto. 

A note from Jamie:

HUGE news – I’ll be returning to The Metropolitan Opera this season!! I’ll be singing Giovanna Seymour in Anna Bolena, getting back to that sister vs. sister action with Sondra Radvanovsky, this time for the love of Ildar Abdrazakov!

The best part is that I still get to do my hometown theater benefit concert!! The folks at the Historic DeSoto Theatre Foundation were so kind in agreeing to push the concert back one day* so I can be in New York for opening night of Bolena. Continue reading

Rome Little Theatre Launches New Educational Program


Rome Little Theatre Launches New Educational Program

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Rome Little Theatre is launching a new educational program this fall.

The RLT Education Program offers after-school classes, a fall break camp, and Super Saturday workshops for students in preschool through high school.

Topics include improvisation, creative dramatics, stage combat, a traveling musical troupe, and more.

Classes begin after Labor Day and run through mid-November. For more information about classes and for online registration, please click HERE.

Coming soon: Drinking Habits!


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Just a week away from Opening Night, Drinking Habits, a comedy farce by Tom Smith!

Accusations, mistaken identities and romances run wild in this traditional, laugh-out-loud farce. Two nuns at the Sisters of Perpetual Sewing have been secretly making wine to keep the convent’s doors open, but Paul and Sally, reporters and former fiancées, are hot on the trail. They go undercover as a nun and priest, but their presence, combined with the addition of a new nun, spurs paranoia throughout the convent that spies have been sent from Rome to shut them down. Wine and secrets are inevitably spilled as everyone tries to preserve the convent and reconnect with lost loves.

August 21 – August 30, 2015, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2:30 pm.

CAST
Sister Philamena – Rachel Clark
Sister August – Mary Walker
George – Bruce Watson
Mother Superior – Marie Kindred
Paul – Todd Williams
Sally – Abby Huffstetler
Sister Mary Catherine – Desiree Cox
Father Chenille – Jim Curry

Director – Virginia M McChesney
Producer – Neal Brackett

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Super Saturdays at RLT!


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We are very excited to announce

SUPER SATURDAYS at RLT,

part of the Fall 2015 RLT Youth Education Program!


Spend the day playing theatre games, stretching your imagination, and practicing the art of improvisation on Super Saturday, September 19, with instructors Chris Parker and Chris Davidson in IT’S ALL FUN AND GAMES, for grades 4 – 12.


When a script calls for a fight or a fall, a stage combat choreographer is often called in to stage the action, making it look real yet at the same time keeping the actors safe. STAGE COMBAT AND STUNTS, with instructor Richard Bristow on Super Saturday, November 7, will focus on the basics and fundamentals of stage stunts from the actor’s perspective. Subjects covered will include safety, body awareness and partner relationships. For grades 7 – 12.

For more information and an online registration form, please click HERE

Fun videos from the RLT 2015 Roman Awards Gala, Night Under the Stars!


Enjoy some fun videos from the RLT 2015 Roman Awards Gala, Night Under the Stars!

 

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RLT Patron Feedback


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Hello Rome Little Theatre Patrons!

We appreciate your recent attendance at a performance of RLT and care about your opinion. Please take this 5 minute survey so that we may learn about ways to improve your future experiences at the Theatre. If you complete this survey, and provide your name and email address, we will provide you with a single-ticket voucher to attend a future performance for FREE. Or, you may remain completely anonymous. To complete the survey, please click HERE  

The Rome Little Theatre 2015-2016 Calendar has arrived!


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The Rome Little Theatre 2015-2016 Calendar has arrived! It includes lots of fun photos and all audition, show and special event dates. Just $12 each.

To order one (or more) online, please click HERE

To view the entire calendar, please click HERE

It is about time to renew your RLT membership, or become a new member!


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We are very excited to offer new subscription packages for the 2015-2016 season, which will provide huge savings! This coming season, we are presenting 8 productions, with opportunities to subscribe to 4, 6 or all 8, for individuals or families. The more shows you see, the more you save; up to 45% off tickets prices! Please click HERE for more info and to safely subscribe online.

We proudly present and congratulate the 2015-2016 RLT Board of Directors and Staff!


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PresidentTracy Hellriegel
Past PresidentChuck Morris
VP of MembershipJenny Wear
VP of ProductionCarol Murchland
VP of Public RelationsLauren Jones
VP of CommunicationChris Parker
CO-VP of House ManagementWendell Barnes
CO-VP of House ManagementSuzanne Fischer
SecretaryAmanda Swendsen
TreasurerMatt Shoemaker
Member at LargeKaren Bowling
Member at Large  – David Clonts
Member at LargeChris Davidson
Member at LargeMandy Maloney
Member at LargeNicole Williams
Member at LargeTodd Williams

Executive DirectorMegan Keating
Office ManagerMary Ortwein
RLT CostumiersBecky Magruder, Mandy Maloney
RLT Event CoordinatorNicole Williams

And, the Roman Award goes to….


What an incredibly fun and entertaining evening, filled with wonderful talent, a true Night Under the Stars!

Congratulations to all!

Special thanks to Chair Nicole Williams and the entire Gala Committee: Tracy Hellriegel, Mary Ortwein, Leigh Robinson, Amy Scott, Amanda Swendsen, Jeff Ward. Jenny Wear, Naomi Williams, Todd Williams and Rebekah Wood.

Thanks to Naomi Williams for our wonderful photos!

And, thanks to all who came out to enjoy a truly spectacular evening! You are all STARS!

And, the Roman Award goes to…. Continue reading

Congratulations to the cast of The Addams Family, A Musical!


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We want to thank everyone who auditioned for The Addams Family, A Musical.  The casting committee had many hard decisions to make because of the talented individuals who auditioned.    For those who were not cast, we encourage you to audition for another show.

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Congratulations to the cast of Drinking Habits!


Congratulations to the cast of Drinking Habits!

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Sister Philamena – Rachel Clark
Sister August – Mary Walker
George – Bruce Watson
Mother Superior – Marie Kindred
Paul – Todd Williams
Sally – Abby Huffstetler
Sister Mary Catherine – Desiree Cox
Father Chenille – Jim Curry

Announcing show and audition dates for the Rome Little Theatre 2015-2016 season



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We are very excited to announce the show and audition dates for the Rome Little Theatre 2015-2016 season!

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New Online Volunteer Program!


Hello RLT volunteers and future volunteers!

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We are incredibly excited to announce that we are implementing new online software for you!

You can now easily sign up, view your schedule, request additional shifts, request automatic email and text reminders and update your profile over the internet.

Check it out HERE!

If you are already an RLT volunteer, please take a few minutes to update your profile, and if you are not an RLT volunteer, but were thinking about it, well now is the perfect time!

 

Let’s rally for the Jason G. Fordham Memorial Endowment Fund!


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LET”S RALLY!

The Jason G. Fordham Memorial Endowment Fund was established following Jason’s death on September 24, 2013. He was 39 at the time of his death. Almost 4-years earlier, Jason had been diagnosed with an inoperable malignant tumor, and every treatment used over that 4-year period proved unsuccessful in reducing or treating the cancer.

Jason was a supporter of the arts in Rome and Floyd County, Georgia, particularly related to community theatre and the preservation of the Historic DeSoto Theatre. Jason was a member of both the Rome Little Theatre Board of Directors and the Historic DeSoto Theatre Foundation Board at the time of his death. Jason had served as president of the Rome Little Theatre Board of Directors from 2009-2011.

In addition to his love of theatre as an actor, director, and producer, Jason was also an avid reader, game designer, singer, and writer. The two organizations to which he was so dedicated continue to miss his creative and intellectual abilities.

The Jason G. Fordham Memorial Endowment Fund was established to not only honor Jason’s contributions to theatre and serve as his legacy, but it will also provide on-going support for Rome Little Theatre, Inc. and the Historic DeSoto Theatre Foundation, Inc., both of which are 501(c)(3) organizations.

Your donation to the Jason G. Fordham Memorial Endowment Fund will be held in trust to generate interest and dividends for equal distribution to Rome Little Theatre, Inc. and the Historic DeSoto Theatre Foundation, Inc. to be used in whatever manner each organization deems appropriate to advance the arts in Rome and Floyd County.

Rome Little Theatre and the Historic DeSoto Theatre Foundation Gifted with $100,000 Endowment Fund


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We are very pleased to announce the creation of the Jason G. Fordham Memorial Endowment Fund.

Gifted by an individual who asked not to be identified, the Jason G. Fordham Memorial Endowment Fund was established to honor the memory of Jason Fordham, who passed away September 24, 2013, following a 4-year battle with cancer.

Jason was a supporter of the arts in Rome and Floyd County, Georgia, particularly related to theatre and the preservation of the Historic DeSoto Theatre and was a member of both the Rome Little Theatre Board of Directors and the Historic DeSoto Theatre Foundation Board, serving as president of the Rome Little Theatre Board of Directors from 2009-2011.

The designated purposes of the Jason G. Fordham Memorial Endowment Fund are:

(a) to honor Jason Fordham’s contributions to theatre;

(b) to serve as Jason Fordham’s legacy; and

(c) to provide on-going support for Rome Little Theatre and the Historic DeSoto Theatre Foundation.

The income from the investment of monies in the Jason G. Fordham Memorial Endowment Fund will be equally divided between Rome Little Theatre and the Historic DeSoto Theatre Foundation to be used in whatever manner the individual organizations deem appropriate in support of the arts in Rome and Floyd County, Georgia.

In addition to the $100,000.00 initial donation to establish the Jason G. Fordham Memorial Endowment Fund, both Rome Little Theatre and the Historic DeSoto Theatre Foundation gladly accept donations to the Endowment Fund to honor Jason’s legacy and his many contributions to theatre as well as provide on-going support for Rome Little Theatre and the Historic DeSoto Theatre Foundation.

Donations earmarked for the Jason G. Fordham Memorial Endowment Fund may be safely made  HERE or mailed to the Historic DeSoto Theatre, 530 Broad Street, Rome, Georgia 30161.

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White Christmas the Musical Callbacks!


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Thank you to everyone who auditioned!  Please keep in mind that if you are not called back it does not mean that you are not cast.  Please check back tomorrow night after 11:00 for the final cast list.

Callbacks will be held Wednesday, August 26, at the DeSoto at 6:30 p.m. 

The casting committee would like to see the following actors: Continue reading

Announcing Auditions for White Christmas the Musical! New Details!


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AUDITIONING FOR IRVING BERLIN’S WHITE CHRISTMAS?

PLEASE READ ALL OF THE FOLLOWING INSTRUCTIONS.

Auditions are open to actors of all ethnicities and races. All parts require singing and dancing. A positive and collaborative spirit is appreciated.

Auditions will be held Monday, August 24 and Tuesday, August 25 at 6:30 PM.

Please attend only one of the preliminary auditions. Please allow yourself enough time to be ready to begin at the posted time. Late arrivals, unless arranged in advance, will be seen only at the discretion of the casting committee.

Registration and check-in will begin at 5:30 PM on each day. Advance registration via the RLT website is suggested and preferred. Please click HERE to register online.

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Callbacks, if necessary, will be held Wednesday, August 26 at 6:30 PM. Attendance will be required for those who are invited.

Two important notes about your audition registration forms: Continue reading

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