Little Radical Theatrics, Inc. (LRT), now entering it's 2nd decad, was originally founded in 2009 as an outlet for stage performers in the tri-state area. Staring as a small theater company for college students, it has since evolved into a recognized non-profit independent theater company for high-caliber performers of all ages producing polished, high-quality community theater in Yonkers, NY.
In August 2009, LRT brought its inagural production, a (sold-out) tenth anniversay staging of URINETOWN, to the Schoolhouse Theater in Croton Falls, NY. Since its inception LRT transitioned from producing solely summer productions to two/three show seasons beginning in 2011.
Since 2011, LRT has produced 24 full-scale musicals, running the gamut from off-Broadway cult classics like "Reefer Madness" to classical musicals such as "Carousel". LRT has produced four Westchester Regional Premieres: Reefer Madness Smile , Andrew Lippa's The Wild Party , and The Addams Family ; and the NY Regional Premiere of Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson.
Beginning as a roaming theater company, since 2014, thanks to the generosity of the city of Yonkers and the Yonkers Public Library system, LRT has been in residence at the Grinton Will Library on Central Ave in Yonkers.
In the past three years, LRT has been given incredible opportunities: The cast of 2017's Summer Musical "The Secret Garden" got to perform on Bronxnet's Live Morning Show! , and the casts of Brigadoon, Mamma Mia! and Ragtime got to perform a preview show for The Cross County Shopping Center. Ragtime's performance was featured on Fios1 Local News!
LRT's productions have been nominated for multiple BroadwayWorld Regional Awards winning "Best Leading Actor" for RENT and Best Lighting Design for "The Secret Garden". LRT has also been nominated for several Onstage Critics Circle Awards for its productions of Addams Family (Best Supporting Actress, Best Principal Cast) and Oliver! (Best Production of a Musical, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor, Best Leading Actor)
LRT's 10th Anniversary Season was our most successful yet. Our summer production of Brigadoon was our most successful summer produciton ever and our Winter 2019 production of "Mamma Mia" broke all previous audience attendance records and was our most successful production ever!
We also produced our second ever teen musical "Fame!" which featured 30 young actors and were interviewed on Bronxnet!
Entering our 2nd decade, LRT has plans to make its 2020 season it's biggest and boldest yet! Our first musical of the season will be the Broadway Hit musical "Matilda''! We will be the first full producition of the show in the area using a cast of adults and kids just like the broadway production!
You've been asking for ten years and we are finally doing it! In the spring, LRT will be producing it's first ever straight play: Ken Ludwig's hilarious "Lend Me A Tenor"!
Our final show of our 2020 season is the world's most beloved musical and musical movie, celebrating it's 60th anniverary this year: The Sound of Music!
As we continue to grow and develop, we have expanded our programming to produce musicals that appeal to audiences and actors of all ages, and we have seen the joy that our shows bring to those watching and those onstage. However to continue to produce these shows, and to be able to continue our upward trajectory of growth and expansion, we need your support. Ticket sales only account for a very small portion of our income and cannot alone support the rising costs of producing a show.
Your generous donation goes straight to producing our 2020 season! All funds go directly towards renting more and newer technical aspects including lights and sound, costumes, set, musicians, rehearsal and theater space rental, helping to pay our wonderful tech and creative teams and all of the other many elements that go toward producing a wonderful piece of theater.
We have seen the immense joy, satisfaction, and renewed interest in the performing arts that having an affordable and high-quality theatre company in Southern Westchester area has brought. We have seen our actors and crew become an ever-growing family during rehearsals, and have seen how important having this company as an artistic outlet is to our performers both young and old. We have experienced our patrons leaving our shows saying how impressed they were by the talent and the production quality causing our audiences to grow and build a dedicated fanbase. And we have seen the children who have come to our shows as first-time theatrical audience members telling their parents how much they loved coming to see live theater. We truly believe we have a very unique and special place in the arts in Westchester, and just want to continue to be able to bring that same interest and love for the performing arts to the area for another ten years and more!
We are so thankful for every donation, whether great or small. Any amount that can be given truly does make a huge difference. Help us to continue to let this little community theater that could grow, celebrate this momentous year with us and help make 2020 our most successful season yet!
Visit www.littleradicaltheatrics.com for more information on the company and to watch videos of our productions, and join our mailing list for audition and performance information!