Welcome to Agrabah, City of Enchantment and the fantastic tale of the street rat who became a prince! Continue reading
Calhoun Little Theatre announces the auditions for their fall production,
“Dividing the Estate”
by Horton Foote, directed by Wendell Barnes of Rome Little Theatre.
Auditions will be held three separate days:
Tuesday and Thursday, August 4 and 6,
from 6 until 8 p.m.,
and Saturday, August 8
from 3-5 p.m.
in the Community Room upstairs at the Harris Arts Center in downtown Calhoun.
You may but are not required to attend all auditions.
Rehearsals will be scheduled just after casting and will be French-scened, meaning you will only be called when your character is needed.
Dates of the production in the Ratner Theatre at the Harris Arts Center on Oct. 30, 31, Nov. 6 and 7 at 7:00 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 1 at 3:00 p.m.
Auditions will be cold readings from sections of the script. These will be available at the Harris Arts Center during business hours a few weeks before auditions. The full script may be available in local libraries. Continue reading
Do you love musical theatre? Have you always wanted to learn to tap? Join RLT choreographer Lacey Pinson for a fun-filled introduction to tap for musical theatre!
Tap for Musical Theatre
Tuesdays, July 7-August 18, 6 pm-7 pm
Cost: $15 per class, or $90 for all classes.
No registration required.
Joanne Collier Studio of Dance
4 Webster St., Rome, GA
What a great way to prepare for White Christmas Auditions, coming in late August!
Safely and easily submit your audition registration form HERE
President – Tracy Hellriegel
Past President – Chuck Morris
VP of Membership – Jenny Wear
VP of Production – Carol Murchland
VP of Public Relations – Lauren Jones
VP of Communication – Chris Parker
CO-VP of House Management – Wendell Barnes
CO-VP of House Management – Suzanne Fischer
Secretary – Amanda Swendsen
Treasurer – Matt Shoemaker
Member at Large – Karen Bowling
Member at Large – David Clonts
Member at Large – Chris Davidson
Member at Large – Mandy Maloney
Member at Large – Nicole Williams
Member at Large – Todd Williams
Executive Director – Megan Keating
Office Manager – Mary Ortwein
RLT Costumiers – Becky Magruder, Mandy Maloney
RLT Event Coordinator – Nicole Williams
We are very proud to present the 2016-2017 Rome Little Theatre Season
Lend Me A Tenor by Ken Ludwig – Lend Me A Tenor is set in September 1934. Saunders, the general manager of the Cleveland Grand Opera Company, is primed to welcome world famous, Tito Morelli, Il Stupendo, the greatest tenor of his generation, to appear for one night only as Otello. The star arrives late and, through a hilarious series of mishaps, is given a double dose of tranquilizers and passes out. His pulse is so low that Saunders and his assistant Max believe he’s dead. In a frantic attempt to salvage the evening, Saunders persuades Max to get into Morelli’s Otello costume and fool the audience into thinking he’s Il Stupendo. Max succeeds admirably, but Morelli comes to and gets into his other costume ready to perform. Now two Otellos are running around in costume and two women are running around in lingerie, each thinking she is with Il Stupendo. A sensation on Broadway and in London’s West End, this madcap, screwball comedy is guaranteed to leave audiences teary-eyed with laughter. MORE INFO Continue reading
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
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.
CAST: Continue reading
Coming this Fall: the Rome Little Theatre Education Program and RLT Jr Young Actor’s Workshops!
Classes will begin on September 8, 2015, with registration beginning on August 1.
Please check HERE soon for class registration and more details.
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
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Introducing Afternoon in Agrabah, an exciting event before Saturday Aladdin, Jr productions!
All ages welcome but activities are geared towards preschool to 12 years old.
The event will include a magic show, face painting, storytelling, meet the cast before the show, and more!
Historic DeSoto Theatre
530 Broad Street, Rome, GA 30161
$5 in advance
$8 at the door
1 Free Adult with each Child (Adults do not need a ticket)
Congratulations to the cast of Drinking Habits!
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
Congratulations to all of the 2014-2015 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, “Night Under the Stars” to see who the Roman Awards go to!
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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.
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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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Congratulations to the RLT 2015-2016 Season Directors and Producers. As always, the selection process is incredibly difficult because we have so many good applicants. We will be conducting interviews for the remaining productions that are yet to be determined. Thanks to all who applied and good luck!
Aladdin, Jr, A Musical
July 17 – July 26, 2015
Auditions: Saturday, Sunday, April 18, 19, 2015
DIRECTOR: TRACY HELLRIEGEL, PRODUCER: SYLVIA CARUVANA
All of your favorite characters from the hit Disney film – Aladdin, Jasmine, Iago, Jafar, the Genie, and more – are here in Disney’s Aladdin JR., a musical adventure filled with magic, mayhem, and flying carpet rides. MORE INFO
What a talented group of kids who came to audition for Aladdin, Jr. Thank you so much for coming out and auditioning! The Casting Committee would like to encourage you, if you were not cast, to come to the RLT Young Actor’s Summer Workshop and then come back and audition at Rome Little Theatre again. Please know that we took a lot of things into consideration, including conflicts, when we made this list.
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
Hello RLT volunteers and future volunteers!
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!
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.
A reminder to RLT Members about the Annual Meeting:
The Annual Meeting will be held at the Roman Awards Gala tomorrow night, beginning at 6:30pm. All members are invited and encouraged to attend. You do not need to attend the Gala, or pay, to attend the business meeting. The business meeting will last about 20 to 30 minutes and will occur as the Gala festivities are going on.