The Riverdale Children’s Theatre produces full scale musicals. Auditions are generally open to all kids in 2nd to 12th grade, and all levels of experience are served. Our exciting productions are directed and choreographed by seasoned professionals, working in a fun,creative and nurturing environment. The cast works with the production team to create a high quality show with professional lighting, scenery and costumes for the entire community to enjoy.
CENTERPIECE PRODUCTION - These productions are held each winter on the campus of Lehman College in the Lovinger Theatre or on the campus of
The College of Mount Saint Vincent Hayes Auditorium
SPOTLIGHT PRODUCTIONS - Our Spotlight Productions are ususally held at the Riverdale Kingsbridge Academy Theatre. They usually consist of a smaller cast and tailored for certain age ranges. Age requirements vary from show to show, and often are done with a guest Director.
RCT BARNABAS - These productions are held each spring in the main auditorium of St. Barnabas Elementary school in Woodlawn, the Bronx.
RCT Bronx House - These productions are held each winter in the main auditorium of Bronx House Community Center in Pelham Parkway, the Bronx.
Time Commitment: Once the casting for each show is completed, the cast will usually meet twice weekly. If you are cast in a principal role, you will often be needed on some additional evenings or afternoons. The week prior to opening night is called tech week, and often there will be extra scheduled rehearsals.
Attendance is required for all tech rehearsals and performances. The rehearsal commitment for younger cast members may only one day per week, until we get closer to the performance dates.
Also, to keep our tuition prices low, all parents of RCT actors must volunteer one afternoon and one performance, to help with numerous tasks associated with the production.
Tuition/Responsibilities for our Centerpiece/Spotlight Productions
are generally $450 per actor* + Booster commitment and 4hr volunteer sign up.
The tuition fees cover all of the expenses associated with the production, including the costume fee. Tuition also includes a professional video of the final show. Limited scholarships are available. Multi Program Discounts available. Families with more than 1 child enrolled in an RCT productions are eligible to receive a $50 discount per child.
(*Check each program for costs and details prior to signing up)
Broadway Babies and Broadway Kids
The workshops will focus on the basics of dance, vocal production, diction, projection, and performing in group numbers. Broadway Kids will also begin concentrating on solo performance and scene work from a musical theatre show. Students will work on stage, with a final presentation for family and friends, giving the students the opportunity to perform before a live audience. This is a 60 minute class and runs for 12 classes. Fees are $285 which includes a music folder, song CD, video of final presentation and a Broadway Babies T-shirt.
PERFORMING ARTS SCHOOL AUDITION PREP
Private lessons will include song/monologue selection and coaching. Our instructors have a proven track record of student acceptance. Please call or email us for more information.
SUMMER LIGHTS SUMMER PROGRAM- for information click HERE
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