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30 Years of Award-Winning Educational Theatre Programs

Rhode Island Youth Theatre has grown into the largest youth theatre program in RI, producing a summer musical series, after-school programs, original plays for educational venues, and an apprenticeship program for students interested in theatre-based careers. Over the past 30 years, we have produced more than 200 shows, featuring more than 12,000 students. For more information about RIYT, click …

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RIYT Receives Moss-Hart Award for The Outcast of Sherwood Forest!

Rhode Island Youth Theatre’s production of its original musical, “The Outcast of Sherwood Forest”, was selected as the New England Theatre Conference (NETC) Moss Hart Memorial awardee for 2014-2015.  The presentation of the award took place at the annual awards banquet during the NETC Convention in Westford, MA. This new musical started as a concept by student …

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

The 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 From …

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RIYT Rents its Beautiful Costumes, Props, and Sets to Local Groups

Is your theater group planning a musical production this year?  RIYT may have the costumes, props, and sets that you are looking for — all at an affordable price.  For more information, visit our gallery, or contact Ann O’Grady at (401) 447.0458 or ann@riyt.org.  

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Thank You to Our Generous 2016 Sponsors!

Thanks to our generous summer 2016 sponsors for their help in funding our scholarships and community outreach programs! To learn more about our sponsors, click the logos in the left-hand panel. For information about future sponsorship opportunities, send email  to annjogrady@aol.com, call (401) 447.0458, or click here.

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Pinocchio — For Cast Sizes Ranging from 12 to 60

This RIYT original musical adaptation has been licensed and performed by many school and youth groups over the past 14 years. We recently submitted it to PBS for broadcast. It was written with elementary school students in mind, but older students or adults can also perform the show for children. The package includes the script, …

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Your Donation Matters! Help Continue Award-Winning Educational Programs

Our 2015 Young PlayRIYTs program, The Outcast of Sherwood Forest, won the prestigious Moss Hart Award in 2015, but we need your help to continue providing high-quality educational programs. Your tax-deductible donation will enable us to continue our tradition of offering free blocks of tickets, partial scholarships, full scholarships to students and families in need, and teen participation …

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RIYT Musicals: Teamwork, Friendships, Memories that Last a Lifetime.

For the past 29 years, RIYT has provided thousands of children and teens with opportunities to perform and participate in our fully-staged and costumed musical series–during the summer and throughout the year. All roles are cast at the beginning of each session, so each student has a chance of landing a role that is a perfect …

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