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Jr. Players

Jr. Players

RRT Jr Players is an advanced acting troupe for young people who have prior experience in an RRT education program / production, in another arts organization, or at their school.

Opportunities are available for both actors and production crew members. 

Young people specifically interested in tech work are encouraged to join since troupe members will build set pieces, gather props, run lights and sound, etc. Those with a specific interest in technical theatre will have more responsibilities on a production crew and may choose not to audition for a part.  This season some of RRT’s Mainstage and Landing production members will work with Jr Players technicians.

Actors will audition for roles just as they do for Mainstage and Tabletop shows. All who audition are not guaranteed a part; however, the scripts will be for moderate size casts to accommodate many young actors. Those not cast will have more responsibilities on a production crew.

We continue to monitor and adopt the best practices/recommendations for theaters and our procedures have proven to keep our patrons safe and comfortable at the Ruby Theatre.  We are Art Safe Certified by the Missouri Arts Council and the Missouri Arts Safety Alliance.

Ruby Theatre | 615 S. 10th Street
Reserved Seating | 816.232.1778


Age: 
6th – 12th Grade (Winter/Spring)

Prerequisite: 
Prior participation in one of the following:

  • One semester in Theatre Academy
  • One Summer Musical Theatre Camp
  • A Mainstage Show
  • A Tabletop Show
  • Interview with Jr Players Coordinator [for those without prior RRT experience]


Spring Jr Players and Parents Meet-and-Greet will be Jan 19, 2021 5:00 – 6:30 pm at the Ruby Theatre
 
Cheryl will hand out conflict calendars and scripts of “Orange is the New Glass,” a comedy suggested by one of our Jr Players Production Team members. Auditions will be that night and Jan 21. Anyone who does not return a conflict calendar by Jan 21 will not be cast is the show.
 
Read-Thru: Jan 26, 2021  
 
Rehearsals: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5 – 6:30 pm
 
Performances: May 14, 7 pm, and May 15 (time tbd:  2 pm or 7 pm)
 
Pre-registration is not mandatory, but letting Cheryl know if you are / aren’t joining Jr Players will help her prepare for auditions.
 
Tuition cost: $165 per Jr Player (10% discount for each sibling).
You may pay the entire fee Jan 19 or 21 or begin monthly payments ($45 Jan 19/21, $40 Feb 16/18, $40 Mar 16/18, and $40 Apr 20/22).
 
While the play takes place in a fairy-tale kingdom, the story is different from “Game of Tiaras” and “When Bad Things Happen to Good Actors.” Pop culture, social media, clever characters — you’ll find all of these in this comedy. The cast calls for 9 f, 4 m, 5 either (or 13-18 actors; or 8-17 f, 1-10 m). The set is area staging, allowing us to have multiple sets, both moveable and stationary. Check out “Orange is the New Glass” on Playscripts.com.