Theatre Opportunities for Youth, Young Adults, and Community Members
RB Productions, founded in 2003 by Ryan Brown, is one of the fastest growing community theatres in New England.Our year-round programming includes: Mainstage theatre shows; Broadway Performer's Workshops with national and regional theatre professionals; Master Classes featuring Broadway and film actors; and the wildly popular Summer Youth Theatre stage productions.
Although some RB Productions programs are multi-generational, our main focus is on providing youth and young adults with immersive "real life" professionally oriented theatre experiences and opportunities to improve their craft.
Our Summer Youth Theatre Program is intensive, fun, and known for quality results. Workshops and Master Classes also provide educational enrichment opportunities outside of stage time for additional learning and growth. Due to their popularity, enrollment for RB Productions activities is limited and registration lists fill quickly. If you are interested in our programs please register promptly.
RB Productions and the Capitol Center for the Arts
As a non-profit, RB Productions is very fortunate to have a cooperative relationship with the Capitol Center for the Arts in Concord, NH. The Capitol Center is one of the premier performing arts venues in New Hampshire. Our Summer Youth Theatre rehearsals and shows take place at the Capitol Center and are performed on the main stage. Workshops, Master Classes, and "KIDS" shows take place in the more intimate Spotlight Cafe which is located near the main entry. All ticketing for RB Productions is handled through the Capitol Center for the Arts website or in person at the box office (44 South Main Street, Concord, NH, 603-225-1111).
Summer Youth Theatre
NEW THIS YEAR — The Spotlight Cafe KIDS program (30 minute performance): RB Productions is excited to announce a new show structure for younger participants who are longing for stage time and want to learn the ropes without the intensity of performing on the big stage. The "KIDS" format allows youth ages 5-9 to get their feet wet in a 30 minute performance and requires only 3 days of rehearsal time. This show is perfect for beginners and those who don't want to compete with older participants for parts, or children who prefer part-time activities. See "Annie KIDS" on the 2015 Productions page for more information.
2015 Summer Youth Theatre: The Summer Youth Theatre Programs at RB Productions have limited enrollments and can be competitive. It is common for registration lists to fill months before the shows begin rehearsals. 2015 Productions include: How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Peter Pan Jr., Alladin Jr., Annie KIDS, and Legally Blonde Jr. Consult Youth Theatre Information for additional details about our programs.
Registration: Registration is open to previous attendees of RB Productions starting November 1st and to the general public on December 1st. All enrollments for Workshops, Master Classes and Summer Youth Theatre productions are on a first come, first serve, basis. You must log in to register. A downpayment is required to hold your spot. Master Classes are filled on a first come first serve basis and also require an informal audition to confirm your registration and guarantee participation. Mainstage shows are announced separately, are open to both adults and youth, and require scheduled auditions. Mainstage audition instructions will be announced prior to the start of rehearsals for the show. Contact RB Productions for more information or questions about registration or auditions.
Casting Guidelines: RB Productions is a non-profit community theatre but we run our programs like a professional theatre company. Once the enrollment period closes participants will have an orientation meeting and audition for parts. Due to the variables in casting a show, we cannot guarantee that each participant will have a named part, lines, or a solo. As in any theatre show, each part, including the ensemble, is essential for the entire production to come to life. We strive to develop a professional product and find there is much to be learned by experiencing a show from start to finish. We have many repeat junior performers who strive for excellence on stage and understand that shows may be adjudicated for awards. For more information about our casting policy, consult the RB Productions Casting Guidelines or the Summer Youth Theatre at RB Productions pages.
Summer 2015 Master Class with Santino Fontana.
Master Class with Santino Fontana.
Santino Fontana, star of Broadway's Cinderella opposite of Laura Osnes and voice of Prince Hans in the movie Frozen, will be joining RB Productions students for a Master Class on Sunday, June 14, from 9-3pm at the Capitol Center for the Arts in Concord. Registration for the Master Class opens on Saturday, May 9, at 10am. For more information, see the 2015 Productions page.
Broadway Performer's Workshop with Mandy Gonzalez and Charlie Williams.
RB Productions is excited to announce that Broadway performers Mandy Gonzalez and Charlie Williams will be our featured actors for the Broadway Performer's Workshop this summer. Registration for the workshop is in progress. For more information, also see the 2015 Productions page.
Laura Osnes in Concord? Yes.
In early October Laura Osnes joined RB participants for a Voice Master Class in the Spotlight Cafe at the Capitol Center for the Arts. This was a terrific opportunity for thespians and voice students to improve their craft and learn more about the life, work and vocal performance strategies of a Broadway performer. The sold out Master Class, open to youth up to age 22, included the opportunity to perform and receive individual coaching and feedback from Laura.
At the end of the Master Class Laura was presented with a special thank you gift designed by Cristina White, one of RB's summer choreographers. The plaque featured a famous line from Cinderella. Participants had a chance to sign the back and take pictures with Laura before her return to NYC that afternoon.
Ms. Osnes' Broadway credentials include an award winning performance in Cinderella as well as stand out roles in Bonnie and Clyde, and Anything Goes. She has also been seen on television in shows such as Elementary, and has two solo albums.
Watch for more information on Master Classes coming soon!