The following is information about RCT’s upcoming production of The Mystery of Edwin Drood: The Solve-It-Yourself Musical. It includes background on the characters; the author, Charles Dickens; the composer, Rupert Holmes; a description of the story; other Dickens books; and a “scorecard” so that you can keep track of the motives of each character. At the end of the show, the audience chooses the ending—WHO IS THE MURDERER??
The newest venture at Richmond Civic Theatre is RadioWorks. This program will strive to cast, rehearse, then record a radio drama, to then be aired on WECI. The inaugural broadcast was the Christmas classic, A Christmas Carol. Now, RadioWorks takes a step into the world of sci-fi.
On Sunday March 8 at 2 pm, Director Kathy Clopper will hold auditions for The Day The Earth Stood Still. Rehearsals will be in the evening on Tuesday and Thursday, March 10 and 12. (Time TBT per cast schedules.) Rehearsal Saturday morning, March 14 at 9 a.m. and recording on Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m.
There are “voices” for 27 people (21 male, 1 boy, 3 women, 2 either), so be prepared for lots of doubling/tripling. No memorizing–just lots of reading out loud. You MUST attend all four rehearsals and the recording session.
This is the perfect opportunity for those who don’t want to memorize a script, or be in front of a live audience! Contact RCT for more information.
Babe, the Sheep Pig – Cast List
Farmer Hogget: Cole Baxter
Mrs. Hogget: Grace Blakley
Babe: Maren Bolser
Fly: Anna Wible
Puppy 1: Isabella Cornell
Puppy 2: Karaline Byers
Puppy 3: Rowan Aubre-Howard
Puppy 4: Gwyneth Falcone
TV Commentator: Mallory Bolser
Vicar: Hunter Culyer
Weight Guesser 1: Autumn Fecher
Weight Guesser 2: Conner Pierson
Cockerel: Emerson Cozart
Cat: Madison Cohee
Turkey: Ross Fogle
Duck 1: Austin Kosier
Duck 2: Ethan Kosier
Ma: Mary Alice Zaleski
Sheep 1: Addison Guiley
Sheep Rustler 1: Caleb Haager
Sheep Rustler 2: Nick Rader
Worrier Dog 1: Aidan Krepps
Worrier Dog 2: Jake Fost
Interested in The Three Musketeers? There will be no preview material available. Please look at the character breakdown and be prepared to “cold read” for a part on either Feb. 22 from 2-4 pm, or Feb. 23 from 6-8 pm.
Shows: May 15, 16, 17, 22 & 23.
EDUCATION & OUTREACH
For Richmond Civic Theatre’s
“THE GREAT GATSBY”
- Saturday January 31, at 3:00 p.m., at Two Sisters Books (193 Fort Wayne Ave.)
- Wednesday February 4, at 1:30 p.m., at Morrisson-Reeves Library.
- Saturday February 7, at 2:00 p.m., at Friends Fellowship Community (in the Assembly Room).
- Wednesday February 11, at 1:30 p.m., at Centerville Library.
The book discussions are free and open to the public. You do not need to read the book before attending. However, because “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald (1925) is ranked as one of the best American novels of all time, we certainly encourage reading it; and bring your copy to the discussion! Actors from RCT’s production of “Gatsby” will join the discussion and perform scenes from the play.
February 5, at 12:30 p.m., at IU East in Whitewater Lobby.
Join others for a complete reading of “The Great Gatsby.” It’s a short and dynamic literary classic, the novel that memorably captured the 1920s.
GATSBY ON TWITTER!
Be part of the Gatsby party! Send us a picture of yourself reading Fitzgerald’s timeless classic, using #RCTGatsby on Twitter and Instagram. Then come to the show at RCT and find your picture in our Memory Room.
Background resources for “The Great Gatsby” have been especially prepared for teachers and students, to enhance studying the book and attending the play. Find these educational materials at Richmond Civic Theatre’s website: www.gorct.org
RCT PERFORMANCES OF “THE GREAT GATSBY”
February 6, 7, 13, 14 at 7:30 p.m. and February 8 at 2:00 p.m.
Box office: 765-962-1816 or online at www.gorct.org
Adult $15, Student $12
The Nursing Program at IVYTech is looking for an actor to portray a patient with behaviors/mannerisms consistent with certain psychiatric conditions in order that student nurses can practice interacting with such patients. The teacher would meet ahead-of-time with the actor to coach him/her regarding the desired characteristics. The actor would then meet with students and give them the opportunity to interact – truly an improvisational challenge for any actor! The actual acting committment would be for Monday, March 2, for a one-hour slot which could begin at 8:00am, 9:00am, 10:00am, or 11:00am. There is a possibility for a small stipend to compensate for the actor’s time and a possibility for further similar “gigs.”
If you are interested, please contact Becky House at 765-993-0754 or by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
After an astounding amount of young people turned out for auditions, the choices were very difficult!
The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
PETER Elijah Fecher
SUSAN Eden Grooms
EDMUND Brennan Fogle
LUCY Jessica Smith
ASLAN Gagan Banga
WHITE WITCH Destiny Brubaker
MR. BEAVER Luke Sheridan
MRS. BEAVER Annetta Itnyre
TUMNUS Jordan Wolfe
FENRIS ULF Aidan Morris
DWARF Jackson Thompson
FATHER CHRISTMAS Todd Piekutowski
ELF Emerson Cozart
CENTAUR Marley Judd
UNICORN Madeline Stults
WHITE STAG Dylan Dalbey
LEAD WOOD NYMPH Alexa Turner
WOOD NYMPHS Rowan Aubre-Howard
ASLAN’S FOLLOWERS Sophia Bergfield
WITCH’S ARMY Jaxin Bohn
Because “THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD” is coming to RCT, is musically challenging (& wonderful!), is not well known, but is such an excellent and fun musical production… before our auditions in December, we are going to have a MEET EDWIN DROOD Workshop for all interested performers!! On SATURDAY DEC. 6 at 1:00–3:00 p.m. Director David Cobine & Music Director Jon Hudnall will introduce you to the music, characters, story, theatrical style, & even a British speech lesson! The auditions will be on December 14 & 15. Audition materials are currently available at RCT.
Auditions will be held Dec. 14, 15 and 16 TBA
Based on Charles Dickens’ final and unfinished novel from 1870, Edwin Drood is a musical that’s also a murder-mystery, a Victorian melodrama, and an English music-hall entertainment! The music is varied and stirring, the story has the dramatic twists and memorable characters of any Dickens book. Everyone on stage becomes a suspect in the murder of young Edwin Drood, and at every performance the audience votes on how the mystery should end!
Directed by David Cobine
To find out more about this show, you can visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CwjE5vLcxLU or search other YouTube videos
Senior (65+) $15
Student (with ID) $15
Members: Tickets included with membership
Friday & Saturday: 7:30pm