Red Mountain Theatre Company – Alabama

March 16, 2014 |

Business Name:  Red Mountain Theatre Company (RMTC)

Website: www.redmountaintheatre.org/workshops.html

Telephone:  (205) 324-2424

Address:

RMTC Mailing Address

P.O. Box 278

Birmingham, Alabama 35201

 OR

RMTC Business Office

3028 7th Avenue South

Birmingham, Alabama 35233

Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Phone: (205) 324-2424

Fax: (205) 324-3434

 

Additional Information:

RMTC is a non-profit professional theatre organization with an emphasis on musical theatre. RMTC provides unique educational, training and performing opportunities for aspiring and culturally diverse artists, while growing new and existing audiences through quality theatrical experiences.

The RMTC Youth Programs provide a vehicle for selected talented youth from Birmingham and the surrounding area to fine-tune and showcase their musical talents.

The Youth Programs include the Performing Ensemble, organized in 1993 for youth ages 13-18, Spotlights, formed in 2001 for performers ages 11-15, Previews created in 2004 for performers ages 9-12 and their newest addition in 2010 – the Sprouts (ages 6-9).

Students attending the Youth Musical Theatre Workshop each June are given the opportunity to audition for the Youth Programs. Once chosen, these young professionals rehearse weekly, learning music and choreography from nationally recognized teachers and professionals.

Their season includes the annual Youth Programs Showcase along with collaborations with visiting guest artists like Jason Robert Brown, David Friedman and Billy Porter, benefit and philanthropic performances throughout the community, as well as multiple customized performances for public and private functions throughout the year. The Youth Programs are proud to represent Red Mountain Theatre Company, the city of Birmingham and the state of Alabama.

Past appearances have included: the concert version of Carousel with the Alabama Symphony and the Alabama Ballet, the James Hatcher Founders Fund Benefit starring Rebecca Luker and Douglas Sills in New York City, the 225th Anniversary celebration of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Washington, D.C., a four-city tour of Italy as well as recent trips to Chicago, New York City, London, Seattle and Greece.

To become a member of the Youth Programs, students must audition. And students who audition must attend the Youth Musical Theatre Workshop.

History:

James Hatcher

The curtain first rose on Summerfest in 1979, when James Hatcher of the University of Alabama in Birmingham Theatre Department and Birmingham’s Mayor David Vann realized the need for a summer “stock” company.

Summerfest was originally created to provide productions as part of the UAB Town and Gown Theatre’s academic year but over its 30 year history, has grown to become one of the only year-round professional musical theatre organizations in Alabama.

In 2007, Summerfest Musical Theatre officially became Red Mountain Theatre Company but has held on the organization’s original mission to offer professional quality productions, education and Education and Outreach opportunities to our local and national arts communities.

With its own unique Cabaret Theatre located right in the heart of downtown Birmingham’s Theatre District and summer Mainstage productions performed at the Dorothy Jemison Day Theater at the Alabama School of Fine Arts, Red Mountain Theatre Company continues to bring both well-known national performers and incredible local talent to the Birmingham stage.

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Category: Child Acting - Alabama

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