Excitement in the Air for Holiday Spectacular 2018!


Red Mountain Theatre Company is offering an extravaganza for the whole family, Holiday Spectacular 2018 running November 30–December 16 at the RMT Cabaret Theatre. It’s an unbelievable event of all your holiday favorites performed by Birmingham’s best local artists and the RMT Conservatory.
RMT Conservatory student and Homewood High School Sophomore Reilly Durkin has been involved with RMT for the past nine years, participating in the annual Broadway Bootcamp during the summer. With encouragement from Executive Director Keith, Reilly would audition and be cast as Flounder in the 2016 RMT production of Little Mermaid. “The experience completely changed my view on what I wanted to do with the rest of my life,” Durkin stated. “I was only 12, but I was treated like a professional. I knew my passion was for the stage and I wanted to take it to the next level. I auditioned and earned a position in the Conservatory last year, and I have had an absolutely wonderful time!”
When it comes to Holiday Spectacular, Durkin reflects on his first time as an audience member, “I remember the finale vividly. Amy Johnson was one of the featured performers and she starts singing O Holy Night and my mouth just drops because it’s so beautiful. It made such an impression on me and then I got the opportunity to perform last year. It amazed me watching young people in the audience and witnessing their reaction that was similar to the one I experienced. It became full circle for me.”
When looking back on his time at RMT, he is very grateful for the opportunities and lessons he has learned. Whether it was performing on stage in last year’s RMT production of 13 the Musical or at the famed Feinstein’s/54 Below in New York City, Durkin understands that those moments don’t happen without hard work and preparation. “I get to train and perform with my favorite people in the world. Who doesn’t love that? I can only look forward to the future,” Durkin express excitedly.
Reilly Durkin and RMT offer you an invitation to attend a night of holiday magic and joy.
Holiday Spectacular 2018
November 30-December 16
RMT Cabaret Theatre
Click here for tickets and information.