The Season

HOW TO EAT LIKE A CHILD
Director: Katie Clarkson
Music Director: Erin Humphry
Mentor: Joey Clarkson
RYT Producer: Rosie Smith

HOW TO EAT LIKE A CHILD is a 1-hour (no intermission) musical theatre review from a child’s point of view, with lots of opportunities for lots of kids. The scenes and songs cover subjects such as: waiting for a ride, trying to stay home from school, torturing your sister, how to beg for a dog, and many more. It offers speaking parts ranging from monologues to simple one liners and singing parts from solos to choral arrangements. How to Eat Like a Child is funny, touching and above all, honest. Because there are no true lead roles in the show, many kids will have their chance to shine. The age minimum for the kids is 5 years and preferably they will have finished kindergarten. There is no maximum age.

Auditions for this show will take place at 9 am on Saturday, May 17th at the Mark R Isfeld Secondary School Theatre. Callbacks for specific roles will take place on Sunday, May 18th at 2:00 pm. Download additional information about these auditions here. Please arrive a few minutes before 9 am to sign up your child up for an individual audition time. These short individual auditions will begin immediately following the group workshop. Please bring a photo of yourself and you can download the RYT audition form in advance of the auditions here.

The song that your child will be learning for the first auditions is the opening number called “Like a Child”. We will all be learning the song together but you can follow this link to a recording of the song so that you can be better prepared http://tinyurl.com/mg5gz5a. Just put the link below in your search bar or go to youtube and search “how to eat like a child – like a child”. Remember, everyone gets nervous for auditions, but these will be very laid back and fun so don’t be scared. We are so, so excited to meet you, work with you and put on a fantastic show together!

The rehearsal period for this show is from Monday, July 7 to Friday, August 1. We will rehearse Monday to Friday with Saturdays and Sundays off. The exact rehearsal time is yet to be determined but will be approximately 4 hours each afternoon. The rehearsals and the performances will take place at the Mark R Isfeld school theatre. Our Technical Run-through is Monday, August 4. Dress Rehearsal is Tuesday August 5 followed by another dress rehearsal (with audience) on August 6. The performance dates are the evenings of August 7, 8, 9, 10 plus a daytime matinee on the 9th.

For more information about this show please contact RYT producer Rosie Smith This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

BYE BYE BIRDIE
Director/Choreographer: Brian Kruse
Music Director: Joey Clarkson
RYT Producer: Teresa Coates

Brian Kruse will be directing and choreographing the Tony Award winning musical BYE BYE BIRDIE at Mark R Isfeld during July. Joey Clarkson will direct vocals. BYE BYE BIRDIE is a musical inspired by the phenomenon of Elvis Presley and his draft notice into the Army. Rehearsals begin on June 30 and run through July with the show running from July 31 to Aug 3. Rehearsals will run Monday thru Friday in the mornings (approx 9 - 1 pm TBD).

Auditions for this show take place at 9:00am, Saturday, April 12th at the Brian Kruse Dance studio, 120B Headquarters Road. If you would like to audition on Saturday or if you miss this audition but are still interested in being part of the cast, please contact RYT producer Teresa Coates This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . To download information about the characters in this show, please click here.

GYPSY
Directors: Susan Bradshaw and Danette Bell.  
Musical Director: Denise Marquette.  
RYT Producers: Doug Barr and Rosie Smith

Gypsy is a musical loosely based on the 1957 memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee, the famous striptease artist, and focuses on her mother, Rose, whose name has become synonymous with "the ultimate show business mother". The musical follows the dreams and efforts of Rose to raise two daughters to perform onstage and casts an affectionate eye on the hardships of show business life. Auditions will take place on May 29, 30 at a time and location to be determined. Please contact RYT producer Rosie Smith to arrange for an audition This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Rehearsals will begin in early September and take place on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday each week leading up to the performance dates of October 17, 18, 19 and 23, 24 and 25. More information about GYPSY will be posted here soon.