Let’s get excited about the next upcoming show! The new season of RCLT will officially begin on September 7 with Willy Wonka. Keep watching for photos, cast list and more info on the new season of shows.
One of our cast members has submitted this word of thanks to all who participated. It has been a true joy to work on the play and bring this story to life here at RCLT!
Come out and enjoy Hello Dolly: the music is a joy and so are the delightful characters on stage. Be sure to thank our sponsors for supporting this show: Paul’s Vet Supply, Maupin and Brown Dentistry, Roswell Toyota, and Maurice Geldert. Also thank Rick Kraft for doing the voice of Ephraim Levi. What a great community we live in. I was truly impressed by the number of Dolly Cast that auditioned for the next play Willy Wonka. The attached photo is of the feed store scene created by our set designer Terry Hecht. For tickets or call 622-1982. You can still use season tickets for this play – $45.00 for 4 adults…it a good deal.
Thank you all that help RCLT bring theatre to life. You are making a difference in the lives of young and older people. We have 11 people on stage that have never been in live theatre on stage before…some in major roles. We have 2 community band members (Mark Salas and Elijah Baltazar) playing music for us plus Kathy Cook and Berkeley Dittmann playing who recruited them. We have 9 cast members who have auditioned for the next play some with their children. We have 1 entire family on our stage who came to support their youngest who wants to be on stage. I love how families can play together in the theater. I love how the back stage crew makes the on stage crew look good by rapid set changes. The team work needed to produce a play will live with these people – leading to future skills that benefit Roswell. Thanks again. Carol Bignell
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Meet the directors of “Hello Dolly”
Rehearsals are moving along! Everyone is having fun and sounding great!
What do a persnickety manager, a tuba, disgruntled employees, a teddy bear, a lost girl, and a whole lota rumor and misunderstanding have to do with each other??? Well, you’ll have to come find out!!!
Don’t miss our production of Paradise Lost and Found, a comedy by Pat Cook and directed by Alethea Hartwell.
Opens Friday, January 13, 2017
With performances on Jan. 14, 15, 20, 21, & 22
Friday & Saturday curtain rises at 7:30pm
Sunday curtain rises at 2:00pm
Auditions for Paradise Lost and Found will be held on November 7 & 8 at 7pm.
Performance dates are: January 13, 14, 15, 20, 21 & 22
Mavis and the other employees of the Lost and Found department of the Paradise Bus Company are used to dealing with all kinds of strange things, from abandoned tubas to missing tiaras. However, their biggest challenge yet may be controlling a runaway rumor that big-shot B.F. Crandall is coming to visit. As they try to keep up the ruse for their by-the-book manager, crazy misunderstandings and confusion ensue – and to top it all off they must figure out the mysterious reason why a nine year old girl has turned up at the bus station alone. Will the answers that they’re looking for turn up at the Paradise Lost and Found?
Mavis – smart, easy-going lady in her 40’s or 50’s
Coop – rather naive, 20-30
Gillis – wise cracking and conniving janitor, flexible age
Krolik – overly bossy manager, woman around 30-40
Regan – Mavis’ feisty aide, 20-30
Benjamin – man in his 60’s with a secret
Emily – 9 (ish) year old girl
Barbara – delivery woman, a ‘young’, 55ish lady
Richard – Reagan’s argumentative boyfriend
June – Emily’s mother, around 35
In your opinion, what do you think Annie can teach young girls today?
Samantha: I hope they can learn a good lesson from Annie. She is always optimistic through out the play, no matter what the circumstance. She is a good role model for anyone when life gets tough.
What have you learned from performing in this play?
Samantha: The hardest part for me was figuring out how I was going to play Annie. Her character was complex and I thought I had it all figured out. The directors wanted me to play her more like a little girl. I was like, “What, I am a little girl,” and Annie is supposed to be tough and sing strong. It was hard for me at first but I learned I can not always do what I want. In the future, I know I will be able to take on any acting challenge whether it is in my mind or that of another. I have learned that I can act!
What is your favorite comic book villain?
Samantha: I do not have a favorite comic book villain because I feel that no evil is right in any sort of way.
Who is your favorite comic book hero?
Samantha: My favorite comic book hero is Spiderman because he is interesting in so many ways. He can always come up with a joke in the worst of times. Just like Annie he is optimistic.
What has been your favorite experience so far?
Samantha: My favorite experience is acting along side with Boyd Barrett again. My first musical, EVER, was with him. It was Fiddler on the Roof. He was Tevye the father. I was Bielke the youngest daughter. I had a small part while he had the lead role. EVER since then I have looked up to him. That is why I am excited about being “Together at Last” along side him in a Lead role.
What do you like about acting and/or musicals?
Samantha: Acting helps me get my stress out. It is a way for me to allow myself to be happy. I like both acting and musicals because they allow me to be comfortable. I like both, but if I had to choose one I would chose musicals because it gives me an opportunity to sing and dance, too.
What experience do you have performing?
Samantha: I have been in several plays produced by KAPS and directed by Lynette Zuber. I have performed in several musicals produced by Roswell Community Little Theatre, “Fiddler on the Roof” and “The Wizard of Oz” both directed by Edie Stevens and WayWayOffBroadway, “Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” and “Suessical the Musical” directed by Summer Souza. I have been in a short sci-fi film directed by Robert Mendoza, called “Elsie”. I won a best actress award for this film because my director made it fun and easy even though it was a lot of hard work. I had so much fun voicing Eleven in Boyd Barrett’s audio drama called “Roswell B.C.” Which stands for Before the Crash. I have been in two dance recitals with direction from The Studio Plus. I have performed in several vocal recitals. My last was my favorite. With the guidance of my vocal coach Devon Bullock I got to sing Don’t Rain on my Parade which my family posted on Facebook. Recently I was able to give back by acting in a commercial for RCLT to help raise funds for building repairs. This is very near and dear to my heart so please donate. Someday I hope to work along side my new mentors Jenci Huebner and Meryl McNally.
What is your favorite version of Annie?
Samantha: I do not have a favorite but I like that a young girl can be a hero. You can overcome adversity with faith, hope and justice. However, I do like that I resemble the pony tail, blue jean Annie, who rises up to fight against things that are wrong in the world. I just want to say thank you to Louise Montague for believing in me, Zach Anderson for encouraging me and everyone who prayed for me.
The 92 year old story of Annie is an American classic that never really gets old. It is a story that epitomizes the American dream. “Anything is Possible” including going from rags to riches.
From the moment Mr. Warbucks walks on to the stage the scene begins to depict the bridge that ties the past with the future.
In the comic book series, his age is around 52 years old. Warbucks is the world’s wealthiest person. However, he puts on no heirs.
Although he is a wise billionaire, he learns the most from an 11 year old child. She makes it known that she needed him for him. She helps him understand that something (someone) was missing. For this reason, he extends an offer of adoption to her with a promise of unimaginable riches. Yet, she must choose to accept it in order for it to be official.
Warbucks undergoes the greatest transformation. By accepting and giving he is made new…”Daddy” Warbucks. He will stand beside Grace. He will lift up more than Annie. He will lift us all up with his performance.
Warbucks is as fascinating as the man who is to take on the challenge…Boyd Barrett.
Thanks for meeting with us today. Can you please share with us some things about Warbucks and yourself?
How many musicals have you performed in?
Boyd: My first musical was one I co-wrote for my high school senior class. It was called “The Ebony Blade” and was a commentary on the problems we faced as our school was integrated in the racially tense central Texas of the 60’s and 70’s.
In college I was in “Hello Dolly” and “Man of La Mancha”. I wrote and performed several one-man musical productions, including “Trouble in Lincoln County”.
In the past few years, I’ve been in “Fiddler on the Roof”, “Les Miserables”, and “The Little Mermaid”.
What do you do to get into character before the show?
Boyd: I get pretty quiet as I prepare for a show. I do a lot of pacing as I get my body into whatever character I’m playing. Visualizing scenes and going through major lines helps me a lot.
What do you like about Warbucks character?
Boyd: Warbucks is one of those rare musical male lead roles for a man my age. Tevye was also one of those. It’s fun to try to show how a man like Warbucks could be so affected by an 11 year-old girl that his whole approach to life changes.
What is something men could learn from Warbucks?
Boys: Men could learn to not be closed off so much that relationships don’t touch them and help them to change and grow.
Do you have anything in common with Warbucks?
Boyd: Too many times I allow my work to keep me from growing the relationships with the people I love.
What would Daddy Warbucks make of the current economic situation in the US?
Boyd: I’m sure Warbucks would remind us of the Great Depression and explain how it affected everyone.
What is your favorite part in the play?
Boyd: I love singing “Something Was Missing” to Annie.
If you were a very rich man what would you donate money for?
Boyd: I don’t think the amount of money makes any difference. I would give to the same things I do now – spiritual ministries and the arts, specifically theatre.
What do you think Warbucks finds so charming about Annie?
Boyd: I’m sure he finds it refreshing for someone so powerless to be so bold.