RYT proudly presented three youth based theatre productions again in 2014. During the summer holidays RYT rehearsed and produced two great shows in July and August. Bye Bye Birdie, directed by Brian Kruse with Joey Clarkson directing the music was a lot of fun for RYT teen members and many volunteers, friends and family helped to stage a wonderful show. How to Eat Like a Child was directed by Katie Clarkson with musical direction by Erin Humphry. Joey Clarkson provided mentoring to both young and talented directors. Dozens of kids had an absolute blast performing "lessons on how not to be a grown-up!"
In late October at the Sid Williams Theatre, RYT presented GYPSY. Directed by Susan Bradshaw and Danette Bell the show was a very humourous look at the challenges of show business with a focus on an ultimate stage mother! Denise Marquette directed the music for this production. Thank you to the audiences of the Comox Valley who attended this years fall show.
The RYT Board of Directors would like to thank all the cast, their families and all the many volunteers for keeping RYT strong in its 27th year of "building character in kids both on and off the stage".