TO ACT OR NOT TO ACT???
Now that's a silly question, isn't it?
It's been the year of a lot of changes in the Richfield Lutheran Youth Theatre Company. Formerly dubbed "Christian Kids on Stage (CKOS)", this community theater company made its debut a decade ago with a few little ditties written by the members of the congregation for a group of young people who loved theater. Slowly it began to evolve into a Wednesday evening program that produced two musicals each season and a variety of small skits and plays during the school year for youth and families. Their performances have played to a sold-out audience almost every night. The word is out; "This is good youth theater."
Disney's Aladdin Jr - the Musical - came to the stage in Spring 2013 complete with a life size elephant for Prince Ali to parade in on! Since then we have produced Scrooge's Christmas Carol, Willy Wonka, CLUE - the Musical, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever and now for SPring 2015 - we will start production in January for "Disney's Beauty and the Beast."
So much theater, so little time!
New in the Spring of 2014 was a 360 degree revolve stage which was our pivot for "Willy Wonka the Musical" and then reused for "Annie Get Your Gun" this summer and as the central rotation in The Boddy Manor for our Halloween Extragavanza "CLUE the Musical!"