Little Radical Theatrics, Inc. (LRT) a non-profit 501(c)3 community theater was originally founded in 2009 as an outlet for stage performers in the tri-state area. Staring as a small theater company for college students, it has since evolved into a recognized non-profit independent theater company for high-caliber performers of all ages producing polished, high-quality community theater in Yonkers, NY.
In August 2009, LRT brought its inagural production, a (sold-out) tenth anniversay staging of URINETOWN, to the Schoolhouse Theater in Croton Falls, NY. Since its inception LRT transitioned from producing solely summer productions to two/three show seasons beginning in 2011.
Since 2011, LRT has produced 21 full-scale musicals, running the gamut from off-Broadway cult classics like "Reefer Madness" to classical musicals such as "Carousel". LRT has produced four Westchester Regional Premieres: Reefer Madness Smile , Andrew Lippa's The Wild Party , and The Addams Family ; and the NY Regional Premiere of Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson.
Beginning as a roaming theater company, since 2014, thanks to the generosity of the city of Yonkers and the Yonkers Public Library system, LRT has been in residence at the Grinton Will Library on Central Ave in Yonkers.
LRT's 2016 season was nominated for thirty-one Broadwayworld Westchester/Rockland Awards winning "Best Leading Actor in a Musical" for RENT, and LRT's 2017 season was nominated for thirty Broadwayworld Westchester/Rockland Awards winning "Best Lighting Design" for "The Secret Garden.
In addition LRT was nominated for Onstage Blog's 2016-2017 Regional Theater awards, with nominations for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical (Brett Popiel in Oliver!), Outstanding Leading Actor in a Musical (John Palacio in Oliver!), Outstanding Director (Michael Mirra for Oliver), and Outstanding Production of a Musical (Oliver).
LRT is also a six-time recipient of an ArtsAlive Award Grant from ArtsWestchester, Westchester County's Arts Council.
LRT's 2018 season was our biggest and most ambitious yet! "Shrek" opened our season this past January, breaking all previous LRT audience records and selling out performances at the Grinton Will Library. Next we presented our innagural all-teen musical "Runaways" and finished up our 2018 season with "Ragtime", which tied "Shrek" for our most successful show yet! Performers from "Ragtime" also performed at the Cross County Center and were featured on Fios1 News!
Moving into our 10th Anniversary season, LRT's first production will be "Mamma Mia" in January of 2019, our teen musical will be "Fame the Musical" in April of 2019 , and our multi-genratioanl summer show will be "Brigadoon" in July of 2019 ! We are also planning cabarets and concerts to mark our 10th Anniversary!
We have expanded our programming to produce musicals that appeal to audiences and actors of all ages, and we have seen the joy that our shows bring to those watching and those onstage.
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Directed by Michael Mirra,
Choreographed by Erin Pryor
Musical Direction by Rachel Cohen,
Stage Manger, Ginny Baisi
AUDITIONS (ages 14-70+) will be held Tuesday October 30th and Thursday November 1st from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM at the Grinton Will Library 1500 Central Park Ave Yonkers NY. To make an audition appointment please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with your preferred date and time. Walk-ins will be seen as time permits. Making an audition appointment is highly recommended! Please prepare 32 bars of a song in the style of the show and you are welcome to sing from the score if you wish
CALLBACKS will be held Saturday November 3rd from 2:30-5 PM at the Grinton Will Library.
PERFORMANCES will be the weekend of January 18th (4 performances) at the Grinton Will Library. Snow dates the following weekend.
REHEARSALS will begin mid-November and generally take place Tues-Thurs evenings and Saturday afternoons. Exact schedule will depend on the role and the cast's availability.
ALL ROLES OPEN FOR ALL ETHNICITIES!
NOTE: There are roles for everyone in this show, from solely strong actors and singers, to those who are stronger dancers. The most important thing is comedic ability, a strong personality, and a willingness to have fun and let loose onstage!
DONNA - The mother of a 20-year-old girl. Attractive and free-spirited. A former lead singer in a group called "Donna and the Dynamos" who now owns and runs a hotel/casino on a Greek island. A strong feminist who also has a zany and vulnerable side. Mezzo belt with a full sound and pop sensibility. mid 30s-early 40s
SOPHIE - A very special young woman who is determined to find the romance and happiness she feels eluded her mother. Has a wild, zany spirit even though she pursues a conventional marriage. Strong pop belt with upper mix. To play 20 years old
TANYA - A former singer in the "Dynamos". Rich, sophisticated, acerbic, funny, and witty. Strong actress who sings and has some movement ability. Mezzo belt. 30s-40s
ROSIE - Also a former singer in the "Dynamos" who now writes for and runs a feminist press. She’s confident, strong, and funny on the outside but shy underneath. Kooky and fun, good comic actress, bit of a clown. Comedic actress who sings with some movement ability. Alto/Mezzo. 30s - 40s
SKY - Sophie’s fiancé. Supportive and kind. Has given up his life as a successful young businessman in order to make over Donna’s taverna and marry Sophie. Strong singer who can move well. Tenor. To play early 20s.
SAM - May be Sophie’s father. Left Donna 20 years ago because he was engaged to another woman. Charming, successful architect. Actor who sings. Bari/tenor. 30s-50s
HARRY - May be Sophie’s father. British financier, wealthy, buttoned-up, and conservative but trying to reconnect with his freer, youthful self. Strong singer and actor. Baritenor. 30s-50s.
BILL - May be Sophie’s father. A travel writer with no possessions or strings. Good-natured, always ready for adventure. Seeking a strong comedian who sings. Baritone. 30s-50s
ALI - Sophie's friend. Impulsive and fun. Strong singer who can move well. Late teens to 20s.
LISA - Sophie's friend. Very energetic and kooky. Strong singer who can move well. Late teens to 20s
PEPPER - Sky's friend. Helps run the hotel. Charming, handsome and a womanizer. Strong comedic actor and singer who can move well/dances. Baritenor. 17 - Late 20s.
EDDIE - Sky's friend and a hotel worker. Laid-back, easygoing. Strong actor and singer with good comedic timing who moves well/dances. Baritenor. 17-Late 20s.
FATHER ALEXANDROS - The minister of the island who is going to marry Sophie and Sky. Strong actor with good comedic timing who will double in the ensemble. 40s-70s.
ENSEMBLE - To play hotel workers, wedding guests, and island residents. The ensemble of this show is extremely important, they are featured in almost every number and should all have strong voices, move well or dance, and have great comedic timing. We are looking for all physical and vocal types. Ages 13-70s.
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Meet the Cast!
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We have expanded our programming to produce musicals that appeal to audiences and actors of all ages, and we have seen the joy that our shows bring to those watching and those onstage. However to continue to produce these shows, and to be able to continue our upward trajectory of growth and expansion, we need your support. Ticket sales only account for a very small portion of our income and cannot alone support the rising costs of producing a show.
Your generous donation goes straight to producing our 2018 season and towards the future of LRT ! All funds go directly towards renting more and newer lights, costumes, set, musicians, rehearsal and theater space rental, helping to pay our wonderful tech and creative teams and all of the other many elements that go toward producing a wonderful piece of theater.
As a 501(c3) Non-Profit Corporation, all of your donations are tax-deductible and as a thank you for your contribution your name and/or your business's name will be listed in all of our show programs for the entire season. In addition to our sincerest thanks, any donations over $100 receive two free tickets to one of our productions as well as a full page ad thanking you or promoting your business in one of our programs. Any donation over $200 receives two free tickets to our full season and a full page ad in all of our programs!
We have seen the immense joy, satisfaction, and renewed interest in the performing arts that having an affordable and high-quality theatre company in Southern Westchester area has brought. We have seen our actors and crew become an ever-growing family during rehearsals, and have seen how important having this company as an artistic outlet is to our performers both young and old. We have experienced our patrons leaving our shows saying how impressed they were by the talent and the production quality and promising to rave to their friends thereby causing our audiences to grow and build a dedicated fanbase. And we have seen the children who have come to our shows as first-time theatrical audience members telling their parents how much they loved coming to see live theater. We truly believe we have a very unique and special place in the arts in Westchester, and just want to continue to be able to bring that same interest and love for the performing arts to the area.
We are so thankful for every donation, whether great or small. Any amount that can be given truly does make a huge difference. Help us to continue to let this little community theater that could grow!
Donations can be made through our 2018 season GoFundMe link below or you can send your donation directly to
Little Radical Theatrics Inc
35 Ardell Rd
Bronxville , NY 10708
All donations can be anonymous!
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