Education Through Experience
Through rehearsal and execution of high-quality musical productions, young performers are trained in technique and craft, etiquette and professionalism. These young performers are working alongside the industry’s finest professional performers. Students earn professional credits for their resumes while furthering their artistic education and personal growth. These young performers take major leaps in their artistic abilities and form lasting relationships with peers. Best of all, our young artists take pride in their hard work as hours of rehearsal culminate at show time. As educators, we have the privilege to see them behind the curtain as their energy and excitement buzzes before they take the stage and deliver stellar performances.
Discovery Theatre Shows
Discovery Theatre Shows feature young performers in family-friendly shows. Although adults help behind the scenes, these productions are “for kids, by kids.”
The Program Discovery Theatre Shows are geared toward teaching young people about rehearsal practices and performance etiquette. Shows are performed in fall and summer.
Past productions include:
- Beauty and the Beast, Jr.
- Aladdin, Jr.
- Once Upon a Mattress
- The Music Man, Jr
Eligibility and Tuition
Participation in a Discovery Theatre productions is open to any young person of the appropriate age (see show information for details). THIS IS AN AUDITION BASED OPPORTUNITY. Students who HAVE NOT previously participated in an RMTC’s Discovery Theatre Production must audition. If a student has previously participated in a Discovery Theatre Production, they do not have to re-audition. For the audition, you need to bring a picture of yourself (so that we can remember who you are) and a list of the classes you’ve taken and performances in which you have participated. We then look forward to hearing you sing part of a song, about 16 measures or 45 seconds (usually a verse or a chorus), from memory. If you have the sheet music for that song, we will have a pianist to play for you. If you can’t find a song, we will have a book of familiar songs, such as Happy Birthday and Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, from which you can choose. After you sing, we’d like to hear you say a short joke or a poem (no more than 30 seconds). We also suggest bringing a water bottle and wearing comfortable clothes for dancing..
Current Discovery Theatre Shows
RMTC Emerging Artists
RMTC Emerging Artists are young performers who act alongside the industry’s finest professionals in the RMTC professional series.
Each year, RMTC casts Emerging Artists through auditions for its professional productions. These talented young artists (under 18) perform alongside adult performers in RMTC’s premier musical theatre productions. Productions include:
Past productions include:
- Into the Woods
- Little Women
- Les Miserables
- Band Geeks
- Mary Poppins
Talented youth (ages 5-18) must audition for roles. Acceptance is contingent upon the limited number of character parts as well as actor talent. We encourage all interested youth to audition.
Current Emerging Artists Performances
Our classes are specifically tailored for several different ages and skill levels and welcome to all interested youth.
At RMTC, no child is denied participation in our educational programs based on financial limitations. For more information about our financial aid opportunities, review the James Hatcher Founder’s Fund Award.