RHCT murder-mystery auditions
Open auditions for actors ages 18 and up will be held:
Saturday, Jan. 8, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Richmond Hill Public Library, 9607 Ford Ave.
Tuesday, Jan. 11, 7-9 p.m.
What's the Scoop Cafe, 2591 Hwy. 17 South
Richmond Hill Community Theatre was created in February 2010 to enrich and entertain Richmond Hill via quality theatrical productions. The group hopes to build on that mission in its second year and beyond through additional community involvement.
Jacki Scott, RHCT founder and current vice president, has 35 years of community theater experience under her belt. She started RHCT because she felt that Richmond Hill needed its own theater group.
“The fact that Richmond Hill is a community of 10,000 people and there's no theater or stage group amazed me,” said the former high school music teacher. “I thought that it'd be nice to give people the opportunity to participate in community theater in Richmond Hill rather than go to Savannah.”
Amelia Medina, RHCT treasurer, has been with the group from its inception.
“I love it,” she said. “I've been involved in theater for a long time, so I was really excited when Jacki decided to start it up.
RHCT’s first production, “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown (Revised),” was performed over several days in Richmond Hill last year.
Scott was pleased with the group’s debut effort and how it was received.
“It was a lot of fun—we had some good community support and the church where we performed was wonderful. We're looking to get more support as we go on … and have more people become involved so that we can move on to full-fledged productions.”
For their 2011 season, Richmond Hill Community Theatre will be presenting a series of murder-mystery dinners.
“I was looking to do something that would hopefully involve and interest the community,” said Scott.
Adults interested in acting are encouraged to try out for the eight available murder-mystery dinner theater roles. Auditions will be held on January 8 and 11 (see sidebar for details) for performances beginning in March.
Future productions from RHCT will depend on venue availability.
“It’s a big issue,” Scott explained. “We're still looking for a venue with a stage and one which will be accessible for more people. If anyone has any ideas, we're wide open to that.”
Scott welcomes anyone interested in acting or theater to join Richmond Hill Community Theatre.
“Even if they don’t want to act, we need people backstage, stage managers, people with experience in advertising or fundraising—we’d love to have people involved in any way they'd like to be.”
She hopes that RHCT will continue to grow.
“We hope that there will be more and more interest in local theater and that people don't have to go to Savannah to get involved with their kids and families. We’re also hoping to be able to do larger productions to involve more people and meet the needs of the community.”
To learn more about Richmond Hill Community Theatre, visit http://rhct.webs.com or call 388-1858.