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RIYT 2016 Fall Programs

Register Today for 2016 Fall Programs

(Additional information about Nov/Dec Elf Jr program will be added by 11 pm on 9/26.  In the meantime, please click the button on the left hand side to download the registration form. )

NEW Workshop for Teens (Ages 14-18).  Musical Theatre Audition Skills with Sara Schatz Kott Click to access registration form

This program is limited to 8 participants and will be held at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in East Greenwich, RI

 Mondays 6 to 8 pm:  Nov. 7, 14, 21, 28, Dec. 5 |  Fee:  $150  |  Maximum Accepted:  8

This 5-week beginners’ course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and tools needed to hone their craft and advance their skills in songwriting. Students will be guided through song form, melody, rhythm and harmony and lyric writing. Throughout the course of the workshop, each student will work on an original song in the style of their choice and will receive continuous support and feedback from both the instructor and their peers. All participants will have the opportunity to showcase their finished original material at the conclusion of the workshop.

Instructor Brittney Wells is an alum of Berklee College of Music where she studied songwriting and studio performance. She released her first studio EP “Anyway” in 2010 and expects to release her full-length album “Brittle Bones & Megaphones” during summer of 2017. Ms. Wells has spent the past 8 years teaching private voice instruction to aspiring young singers. She has performed with numerous Boston-based event bands for the last 4 years and is currently singing full time with Murray Hill Talent, a private music agency based in Malden, MA.


Musical Theatre Audition Class: Upstairs Choir Room     Instructor:  Sara Schatz Kott

Mondays 6 to 8 pm:  Nov. 7, 14, 21, 28, Dec. 5 |  Fee:  $150  |  Maximum Accepted:  8

Former NYC actress (Rent, The Donkey Show) and casting director (The Lion King, Grease, The Wiz, Ring of Fire) Sara Schatz Kott will teach a five-week intensive on How to Audition for Musical Theatre.  Students will hone their audition skills by preparing a different song each week from the most important styles of musical theatre including traditional, contemporary, and pop/rock/r&b.

Each class will consist of a brief introduction to that week’s genre, including pivotal composers and shows.  Due to the limited class size, students will get a chance to work in depth on their selection for the week, getting notes, coaching, and adjustments in addition to honest but supportive feedback.

Students will learn and practice the technical aspects of auditioning including:  how to prepare your music and book, how to dress, how to speak to/work with the accompanist, and how to enter and leave the room.

The class will culminate in a low key performance for family and friends.  This is a rare occasion to study with someone who has given hundreds of performers jobs on Broadway and on the road.  Find out what people behind the table are really thinking and how to deliver an authentic, effective, and powerful audition to set you apart from the competition

For the first class, please prepare a short musical theatre selection (1 verse and 1 chorus) that shows off your voice (i.e. your favorite song to sing). Bring sheet music for the pianist and your “book” of all music you would be prepared to sing (if you have one).  Audition dress please.

For more information, contact:

Ann O’Grady, Ph. D.

Rhode Island Youth Theatre (formerly Fantasy Works)




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