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The Spirit of Rocky Point: the 2016 Musical by Young PlayRIYTs

Spirit of Rocky PointThe Spirit of Rocky Point is an original musical created by RIYT’s award-winning Young PlayRIYTs program.

Developed by Mitchell Cardone, Christopher Lysik, Nancy Hillner, Ann O’Grady and teens in the Young PlayRIYTs program, it included the following key staff members when it  debuted in July of 2015,  :

Director/Orchestrations: Christopher Lysik

Director: Caroline Bateson.

Inspiration

rocky4_250wFrom 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 celebrating the history, stories, and resilience of this gem by the sea by presenting a brand new musical revue.

More About the RIYT Original Show: The Spirit of Rocky Point

rocky7_250wMitchell Cardone, the 17-year-old writer of the 2015 award-winning show, The Outcast of Sherwood Forest, teamed up with RIYT alumnus Christopher Lysik to create a brand-new, 90-minute musical revue about Rhode Island’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.

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