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December Vacation Week Program

RIYT December School Vacation Week Program

Audition Skills for Musical Theater: Ages 10 and up

Mon Dec. 29, Tues Dec. 30, and Wed, Dec. 31  (School vacation), 9 am to 3 pm (early drop off 8:30 am). St. Luke’s Church, 99 Peirce Street, East Greenwich.

 Registration Fee:  $125.  Click here for a registration form.

Learn skills that will help you stand out at auditions for RIYT productions, school drama programs, and community or professional companies.  This three-day workshop will help you pick the right song for your audition, ace the acting portion of a casting call, and do your best on a dance combination.  Students will even get to see what it feels like to be on the other side of the audition table.  In addition, students will create a theatre resume and will have a professional head shot taken.  Learn what to wear, what to say, and whatnever to say at an audition.  The program will culminate in a mock audition, presented for family and friends on the last day of the workshop.  


Nancy Hillner- is an equity stage actress, recording artist, and local comic.  She graduated from Lowell State College with a degree in music education.  She performs on the original sound recording of Nunsense.  Nancy made her Broadway Debut in Dance With Me and appeared Off Broadway in Nightclub Confidential.  She has appeared in Rhode Island productions at Theater-by-the Sea and with the comedy groups Ocean State Follies and Mixed Nuts.   Nancy is the music director and orchestra conductor for RIYT and also serves as President of the Board of Directors.

Christopher Margadonna is the Director of Education for RIYT and directed last summer’s production of High School Musical Jr.  Christopher graduated from Rhode Island College in 2012 with a Bachelor in English and a minor in theatre. He is working towards a masters degree in Youth Services at RIC.  He directs after-school theatre programs in Central Falls and Pawtucket, as well as at Our Lady of Mercy in East Greenwich. This past fall, he directed 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee for the Community Players of Pawtucket.

Rebecca Malachowski is a junior at La Salle Academy, where she is involved in the theatre program. Most recently she played the role of Wendy in the school’s production of Peter Pan.  She has taken many years of dance lessons in various styles, including tap and ballroom.  She has been a long time performer with RIYT having played both lead and supporting roles with our company.  Last year, Rebecca was co-director/ choreographer for these RIYT productions:  Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, High School Musical, and Aladdin.

For   more information, contact:

Ann   O’Grady, Ph. D.
Rhode Island Youth Theatre (formerly Fantasy Works)


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