Thursday, March 26, 2015

FITCHBURG – Riverfront Children's Theatre presents the “Spring Showcase” featuring an original comedy: “Three Billy Goats BLUFF” on Saturday, March 28, at 1 pm at Fitchburg Library. The show is free and will be followed by a reception. “We have actors ranging from age 4 to pre-teen,” explains director Sally Cragin. “This year, I had a group of very ambitious seven to nine year olds, and creating a new version of the “Three Billy Goats” play was a great idea. I was able to create parts tailored for each of the young actors.”
The Showcase will begin with a revue by the Rainbow Kids, actors age four to age six. The production will be followed by a Family Improv Workshop, during which time audience members are invited to participate.

The cast includes: Camila Marino, Jet Cragin Warner, Frank and Georgie Gallo, Maiya and Autumn Tellier, Jessie Worthley of Fitchburg; Zayvion (Ziggy) Hart and Rocket Murphy of Lunenburg, Aaliyah Gunsalus of Westminster, Thalia Pires of Leominster, Antonia Duteau-Young of Rindge, Sadie Leonard of Leominster. RCT student assistants this year were Alicia Giannetti and Dylan Dandy of Fitchburg and Neve Pires of Leominster. Riverfront Children's Theatre is supported by Fitchburg Public Library and the Fitchburg Cultural Council. For more information, email, or stop in at the Library.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Riverfront Children's Theatre presents the first ever Kids' Valentine's Day Comedy Improv Revue at Fitchburg Library, Saturday, February 14 at 1 pm followed by a reception. “Our senior group, which comprises kids age 10 and up has created an afternoon of comedic sketches, songs, pantomimes and will present scenes from Oscar Wilde's “The Importance of Being Ernest,” explains director Sally Cragin. Students include Neve Pires, Maddy Siciliano of Leominster, Dylan Dandy, Abby Lefferts, Elizabeth Worthley, Christopher T. Cragin Warner of Fitchburg and Rose Beardmore and Jordyn Farwell of Lunenburg, with assistance from student helper Alicia Giannetti of Fitchburg and stage managed by Maggie Clark of Fitchburg.

“Our improvs are drawn from Second City curriculum, and the work of Improvisation guru Viola Spolin,” says Cragin. “This show is appropriate for all ages and the student actors have created an enticing blend of silly and sophisticated. If you like Monty Python and wordplay, or silent movies, you'll find something to like. The show will conclude with an opportunity for audience participation.” Admission is free, but donations are welcome for those who wish to honor founding member Janet Cragin, a scholarship in her name has been created at the Community Foundation. Checks may be mailed to 649 John Fitch Highway, Fitchburg, MA 01420.

caption: Dylan Dandy of Fitchburg and Neve Pires of Leominster as Jack Worthing and Lady Bracknell in THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING ERNEST. Dylan wears a vintage top hat that once belonged to the Crocker family.