Little Radical Theatrics 2017Season
Little Radical Theatrics, Inc. (LRT) 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.
Following our mission statement, "to present, preserve and provide a canvas for newer titles" 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.
LRT has also made its mark in the Westchester theater community with high-profile stagings of quirky contemporary tiles such as Xanadu, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and Bat Boy.
LRT regularly revitalizes and reimagines classic musicals such as The Mystery of Edwin Drood, A Little Night Music, The Wiz, of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel; and this season: A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum, the 25th Anniversary Production of RENT, and this summer's of "Oliver!" which re-conceptualized this classic musical and set it in Fagin's jail cell as he awaits his execution.
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.
LRT's 2016 season proved to be our most sucessful year yet, with bigger audience turn-outs, rave reviews and national theater coverage of our production of "RENT". 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 continue 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 donation goes straight to producing our 2017 season. We have a wonderful year planned starting with our winter show, Seussical which is guaranteed to bring joy to audiences of all ages and going on through the Spring and Summer with shows TBA. Titles up for consideration for the rest of the season include Ragtime, Pippin, Big Fish, The Secret Garden, The Drowsey Chaperone, Little Shop of Horrors, La Cage Aux Folles, all of which will provide tremendous opportunities for many actors of all ages and a bit of everything for our audiences. Donations go towards set, props, costumes, musicians, lights, sound, 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.
As a 501(c3) Non-Profit Corporation, all of your donations are tax-deductible and as a thank you for your contribution your name and/or your business's name will be listed in all of our show programs for the entire season. In addition to our sincerest thanks, any donations over $100 receive two free tickets to an LRT2016 production of your choice and any donations over $250 recieve two tickets to all productions of the 2017 season as well as a full page ad thanking you or promoting your business in our season programs. Since our shows are attended by on average 500 patrons per produciton, your name and business could be seen over 1,500 times!
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 reherasals, 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 produciton quality and promisinig to rave to their friends thereby 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.
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 make 2017 our best year yet!