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 2017 Season (Seussical and The Secret Garden) proved to be our most sucessful year yet, with our biggest audience turnouts, and increased media coverage all across the NY tri-state area. Performers in LRT's Summer 2017 production of "The Secret Garden" even got to perform live on a local NYC Morning TV Show! 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 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 is our 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. Shrek will be followed by LRT's first ever all-youth production of Runaways the musical by Liz Swados and our summer musical will be "Ragtime".
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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Little Radical Theatrics (Fatima Viegas, Executive Producer) is thrilled to announce auditions for "Ragtime"!
IIn an effort to truly live up to its name, Little Radical Theatrics will be bringing to Westchester a wildly theatrical, moving, and innovative retelling of one of musical theater's most celebrated contemporary classics, RAGTIME. Set in turn-of-the-20th-century New York, a trifecta of inspiring tales are woven together -- of an upper-class wife who unexpectedly becomes a single mother, a determined Jewish immigrant, and a daring, young Harlem musician -- united by their courage, compassion, and belief in the promise of the future, as the original melting pot is on the verge of boiling over. Together they confront the timeless contradictions of wealth and poverty, freedom and prejudice, hope and despair, and what it means to live in America.
OPEN AUDITIONS FOR ALL ROLES will take place Tuesday May 1st and Wednesday May 2nd from 6-9 PM at The Grinton Will Library 1500 Central Park Ave, Yonkers NY.
To make an audition appointment please e-mail email@example.com with your preferred audition day and time as well as your headshot/resume (if you have them). Walk-ins are welcome and will be seen in the order they arrive in between appointment times. However making an appointment is HIGHLY recommended.
Rehearsals will begin Mid-May, on average of three weeknights per week with sporadic weekend afternoons. Exact schedule and commitment will depend on role and rehearsal schedule will be built around actors' conflicts. Rehearsals will take place at The Grinton Will Library, ArtsWestchester 31 Mamaroneck Ave White Plains NY and at one other Southern Westchester location.
Performances the weekend of July 20th (4 performances) at the Joan R Pinucs Theater in the Grinton Will Library.
THIS PRODUCTION WILL BE OPEN TO ACTORS OF ALL AGES 9-75+ WITH A MULTITUDE OF ROLES FOR ACTORS OF EVERY ETHNICITY, AGE AND TYPE!
ALL ROLES OPEN
SEEKING a cast of approximately 25-27 actors for all roles.
Coalhouse Walker: A talented and famed pianist- Coalhouse is sentimental, passionate and romantic. He is a natural, charismatic, leader. He undergoes a significant hardship that turns him from idealistic and hopeful to bitter and cold. African-American. Extremely strong actor and singer. Baritone. Age range mid 20s to early 40s.
Mother: The “All American Housewife”, she takes great pleasure in the comforts of her life and enjoys caring for her family. She endures unexpected hardships that transform her into someone wiser. Kind and accepting. Caucasian. Extremely strong actor and singer. Mezzo Soprano with classical sound. Age range late 20s - early 40s
Tateh: A Latvian immigrant who has come to American to seek a life for him and his daughter following the death of his wife. He wears his heart on his sleeve and believes in the American Dream. Extremely strong actor and singer with a quirky charm. Ability to do a Yiddish or Russian accent a plus. Tenor. Age Range early 30s to mid 40s.
Sarah: An African-American wash woman who falls in love with Coalhouse Walker after much resistance, she has a fiery heart and an innocent, kind soul. She suffers great highs and lows. Extremely strong singer and actor. Soprano. Age range late teens to early 30s. .,E Ex
Father: Mother’s rich and successful husband- and is the breadwinner who provides for his family. Is somewhat stuffy and old-fashioned. Feels left behind by the changing times and the changes in his family but still tries to do the right thing. Caucasian. Strong singer. Baritone. Age range early 30s to mid 40s.
Younger Brother: A wild, young and dreamy man who is looking for his meaning in life. He feels deeply and passionately and becomes emotionally involved quickly. He is the younger brother of mother. Caucasian. Strong actor and singer. Tenor. Age range late teens to early 30s.
Little Boy: Mother and Father’s boy. He is young, curious and kind. Represents childhood innocence and is welcoming to anyone. Caucasian. Strong actor. Alto/Tenor. Age range 9 to early teens.
Little Girl: Tateh’s daughter- she is vulnerable and confused in her new home of America, making her shy. Strong actor with a good voice. Alto. Age range 9 to early teens.
Grandfather: Gruff and extremely conservative, Mother’s father is irritated by everything. A retired professor that now lives at home. Caucasian. Strong actor with good comedic timing. May double with other roles. Age range late 50s to 75+
Emma Goldman: A Russian Jewish immigrant who becomes a social activists for immigrants to America- she has an unapologetically demanding presence. She is an extremely dominating, passionate and often aggressive leader. Extremely strong actor and a strong singer. Alto. Will double in the ensemble. Age range early 30s to mid 50s.
Booker T Washington: Incredibly intelligent African-American social activist. He is an eloquent and articulate gentleman, as a central leader of Black Americans he has no patience for them leading less than exemplary lives. Baritone. Will double in the ensemble. Age range early 30s to early 60s.
Evelyn Nesbit: The beautiful and enchanting vaudeville performer, made famous by the high profile death of her lover. She is bubbly, confident and flirty. Strong actor with a good voice who dances or moves very well. Caucasian. Mezzo. Age range late teens to early 30s. Will also be a part of the New Rochelle Ensemble.
Harry Houdini: The famous magician, a symbol of the “American Dream”- someone who travelled to the land of opportunity and was successful. Strong singer and actor with a big presence. Tenor. Age range mid 20s-early 40s. May double with other roles and will be a part of the immigrant ensemble.
Henry Ford: Famous car manufacture, chipper and a great salesman. Good singer and actor with a fun presence. Caucasian. Baritone. Age 30s - early 60s. May double with other roles and will be in the New Rochelle ensemble.
Sarah's Friend: A citizen of Harlem who is Sarah's best friend. AMAZING singer with a gospel sound who is also a strong actor. Sings "Til We Reach That Day". Will be a part of the Harlem ensemble. Age ranges late teens to 50s.
J. P. Morgan: One of the richest men in the country. Entitled and superior. Role for a strong actor with minimal singing. May double with other roles and will be in the ensemble. Age Range 30s-75+
Willie Conklin: The fireman who destroys Coalhouse's car. An apologetic racist. Role for a strong actor. May double as other roles and will double in the ensemble. Late teens to 40s.
Coalhouse's Men: Three young African-American men who follow Coalhouse. Passionate and devoted to their leader. Featured with solo singing and speaking lines. Will also be a part of the Harlem Ensemble and may double with other roles. Strong singers, movers and actors. teens to mid 40s.
Katheleen: A young maid in the New Rochelle house. Will double with other roles and will be a part of the ensemble. Featured speaking role. Age range early teens to 40s.
Coalhouse Walker III: Coalhouse and Sarah's young son. Will double in the Harlem ensemble. Must read ages 6-8.
Ensemble: An ensemble of varying ages and ethnicities. Amongst the ensemble will be Harlem Citizens, Immigrants to America, Citizens of New Rochelle. Other roles will be pulled from this ensemble such as Brigid, Newskids, Admiral Perry, Firemen and other roles. All will have featured singing or speaking roles and be in the many ensemble sequences in this show, and will have plenty of stage time, especially as we are not casting the traditional large ensemble that is usually in Ragtime. Seeking strong actors, singers and movers. All ages, types and ethnicities! Ages 9-75+
Directed by Michael Mirra, Musical Direction by Sam Sultan, Choreographed by Erin Pryor
$17 kids/students/seniors; $22 General Admission
At the Door
$20 kids/students/seniors; $25 General Admission
$15 per ticket for a group of ten (10) or more to one single performance
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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
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