Congratulations to the 2014-2015 Red Mountain Theatre Company Youth Programs members! We are thrilled to have you in our ensembles and look forward to working with you in the coming year. Katie Holmes will be your sole point of contact for all YP-related information. She will be in touch via email with each of you sometime in July, likely after we have opened our production of Les Miserables, which opens July 8th. Please do not call the office (unless you are purchasing tickets for Les Miserables, and we hope you will!) about the Youth Programs. Again, Katie will contact you in July via email with more details about schedules, orientation, etc. Should you need to get in touch with Katie, you can reach her at email@example.com. We are so excited that you are our Youth Programs this year, and look forward to talking to you soon!
Sarah Kaye Carpenter
Lindsay Jane Drummond
Anna Claire Morgan
Zanie Love Shaia
The RMTC Youth Programs provide a vehicle for selected talented youth from Birmingham and the surrounding area to fine-tune and showcase their musical talents.
The Youth Programs include the Performing Ensemble, organized in 1993 for youth ages 13-18, Spotlights, formed in 2001 for performers ages 11-15, Previews created in 2004 for performers ages 9-12 and our newest addition in 2010 - the Sprouts (ages 6-9).
Students attending the Youth Musical Theatre Workshop each June are given the opportunity to audition for the Youth Programs. Once chosen, these young professionals rehearse weekly, learning music and choreography from nationally recognized teachers and professionals.
Their season includes the annual Youth Programs Showcase along with collaborations with visiting guest artists like Jason Robert Brown, David Friedman and Billy Porter, benefit and philanthropic performances throughout the community, as well as multiple customized performances for public and private functions throughout the year. The Youth Programs are proud to represent Red Mountain Theatre Company, the city of Birmingham and the state of Alabama.
Past appearances have included: the concert version of Carousel with the Alabama Symphony and the Alabama Ballet, the James Hatcher Founders Fund Benefit starring Rebecca Luker and Douglas Sills in New York City, the 225th Anniversary celebration of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Washington, D.C., a four-city tour of Italy as well as recent trips to Chicago, New York City, London, Seattle and Greece.
Red Mountain Theatre Company is holding auditions for Sprouts on December 6th at 11:30am in our Cabaret Theatre. We welcome all children ages 6-9 to audition! Please bring a brief (16 bars or so) song and your smile. We will provide an accompanist, or you may bring recorded accompaniment on a cd if you choose. We will also teach a brief dance as a part of the audition, so please wear closed-toe shoes.
“Sprouts” is the youngest of our Youth Programs groups and will perform in our YP Showcase in March. The Sprouts will begin rehearsals in early February and will perform a pre-show number during the YP Showcase. They will then join the full YP onstage for the opening number, after which they may watch the remainder of the show, with parent supervision.
The Sprouts’ rehearsal schedule (subject to change) is as follows:
Sunday Feb. 1 1PM-3PM
Sunday Feb. 8 1PM-3PM
Sunday Feb. 15 1PM-3PM
Sunday Feb. 22 1PM-3PM
Sunday Mar. 1 1PM-3PM
Tuesday Mar. 3 4PM-6PM
Thursday Mar. 5 4PM-6PM
Friday Mar. 6 4PM-7PM
The four performances of the YP Showcase will be March 7th and 8th at 2:00 and 7:30.
PLEASE RSVP to Katie Holmes at firstname.lastname@example.org by December 4th in order to confirm your audition and to receive more detailed information.
If you have additional questions about Sprouts auditions, please email Katie Holmes at YP@redmountaintheatre.org. Preference may be given to those who have attended our workshops in past years. Sprouts is an educational experience, featuring theatre professionals as the Sprouts’ teachers, with a tuition fee of $300.
Interested in becoming a member of the Youth Programs? Students who audition must attend the Youth Musical Theatre Workshop.