Coming soon: Disney’s Aladdin, Jr, Afternoon in Agrabah and Magic Carpet Rides!


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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”


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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

Announcing a Tap for Musical Theatre Class, with Choreographer Lacey Pinson!


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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

Ages 12-adult

Cost: $15 per class, or $90 for all classes.

Drop-ins welcome.

No registration required.

Joanne Collier Studio of Dance

4 Webster St., Rome, GA

706-766-4098

What a great way to prepare for White Christmas Auditions, coming in late August!

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Safely and easily submit your audition registration form HERE

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

We are very proud to announce the 2016-2017 Rome Little Theatre Season!


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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

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.

CAST: Continue reading

Coming this Fall: RLT Educational Program


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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!


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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

Introducing Afternoon in Agrabah


Introducing Afternoon in Agrabah, an exciting event before Saturday Aladdin, Jr productions!

Afternoon in Agrabah
July 18 & July 25, 2015
12:30 – 1:30pm

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

Ticket Prices:
$5 in advance
$8 at the door
1 Free Adult with each Child (Adults do not need a ticket)

TICKETS HERE

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

Congratulations to the 2014-2015 Roman Award Nominees!


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!

BUY GALA TICKETS

RLT Gala 2015 Invitation Continue reading

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.

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!

BECOME A SEASON SUBSCRIBER

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Congratulations to the RLT 2015-2016 Season Directors and Producers!


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!

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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

ONLINE AUDITION REGISTRATION FORM 

Continue reading

Congratulations to the Cast of Aladdin, Jr!


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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.

Congratulations to the Cast of Aladdin, Jr!

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  

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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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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A reminder to RLT Members about the Annual Meeting


A reminder to RLT Members about the Annual Meeting:

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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.

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