The Spirit of Rocky Point is a new musical developed by the Young PlayRIYTs program, a cosmic roller coaster ride through history. In order to help us stage our first performances, we just initiated a crowdfunding campaign, and we need your help to make it a success! Our goal is to raise at least $3,500 to help pay for this premiere production. Your tax-deductible donation will fund the venue rental and performance rights. For more information, and to donate, please visit the campaign site:
From its opening as a Sunday school picnic ground, to its golden age as one of the country’s most popular amusement park destinations, to its heartbreaking closing in 1996, Rocky Point Park has held a special place in RI’s history. Now, in honor of the 20th anniversary of the amusement park’s closing, and in celebration of Rocky Point’s rebirth as a coastal state park, we are looking to celebrate the history, stories, and resilience of this gem by the sea by presenting a brand new musical revue.
RIYT Original Show: The Spirit of Rocky Point
We ask for your support to produce another original show this summer! Mitchell Cardone, the 17 year-old writer of last year’s award-winning show, has teamed up with RIYT alumnus Christopher Lysik to create a brand-new, 90-minute musical revue about RI’s most famous landmark of yesteryear, Rocky Point Park! The show, developed through our Young PlayRIYTs program, includes such diverse hits as “Wind of Change,” “Space Oddity,” “Buffalo Gals,” and “By the Beautiful Sea,” and celebrates an amusement park loved by generations of Rhode Islanders.