- THE THEATER
PROGRAM AT ROSLYN HIGH SCHOOL
- The Royal Crown Players of Roslyn High School have been
in existence since the beginning days of the school. The
organization has always prided itself on the professionalism of
its productions. It has showcased the finest talent in the
Roslyn community and fostered an appreciation for the theatre.
Past productions have ranged from Shakespeare to original
The theater program at Roslyn High School
allows students the opportunity to explore many aspects of the
theatrical performing arts within many different venues. The
production year consists of a fall and spring production.
An inclusive family, RCP has members not only
but backstage as well, with the creative energies of set
construction, choreography, lighting, sound, properties, scenic
design, costuming, and make-up. Our
students have an opportunity to learn to stage manage and tackle
many many other technical endeavors.
business staff publishes two
playbills a year and specializes in graphic arts. Our box office
staff creates and manages a computerized ticket system, while
our computer staff maintains all of our computers.
a member of the Royal Crown Players, only interest and a desire to
be around other students interested in the theater is all that is
needed . Everyone is welcome to audition for any of our shows or be
involved as a "techie". Overall, the theater program fosters
teamwork and discipline while also having a great time.
- RCP is a “real life” activity, from the nurturing of a
script and score to the presentation of an opening night
performance. The culmination of different students and talents
with unselfish attitudes and the same creative aim, for your
enjoyment, appreciation, and love for the theatre, we are the
Look up ‘actor’ in many careers publications, and the message can be
dispiriting. Yes, it’s hard work, the hours are long and unsocial,
regular employment is unlikely and, for many, income may be limited
and need to be supplemented by temporary periods of alternative
employment. But acting is a profession in which the personal rewards
are immense. After
all, how many careers are there where you can make a living doing
something that you really want to do? And for a significant number of
actors, the financial rewards can be very healthy indeed. Of course
not everyone is going to achieve a illustrious careers. But for many
others, sufficient income can be generated by work in theater, film,
television and radio to provide a decent living for the individual and
SHOULD I CHOOSE A THEATER PROGRAM
AFTER ROSLYN HIGH SCHOOL?
No-one denies that acting is an increasingly competitive profession. It
therefore makes sense to have as many advantages under your belt as
possible. And certainly training at a recognized drama school is one
of the greatest advantages of all. It provides not only the
discipline, practical skills and intellectual understanding necessary
for a lasting career, but also opportunities to be seen by agents,
casting directors, theater and television companies, so vital to
securing that all-important first job. May RCP graduates currently
attend universities that have aggressive theater programs. We also
have had a number of graduates go on to a career in performing both
acting and singing, playwriting, production, technical production and
WHAT CAREERS CAN THEATER MAJORS PURSUE?
Like other liberal arts graduates, theater majors pursue a variety of
careers. Some graduates apply their skills of critical reading,
writing, and thinking to fields as diverse as business or law.
Other graduates remain within the field and work in their chosen
area—whether as actors, designers, directors, or dramaturges; as
managers of theatres or arts organizations; or as critics and
teachers. All of these career paths require forethought; some
require graduate study.
Here you can access information about The Royal
Our current production is Urinetown. For information about performances, cast
or tickets please visit the links located on the main menu. All the latest news
will be posted here. If you have any
questions, comments, or suggestions please contact us at rcp.roslynschools.org. Thanks and enjoy the site!
Will Raise the Roof Yes it is true.
URINETOWN will be the last RCP production in the present
auditorium before the remodeling begins this spring. But it
is not true that you can buy a ticket and take a seat with
you, in fact the seats which are from the former ROXY
Theatre in Manhattan will be refurbished. The auditorium
renovation plans and renderings have been displayed for the
RCP students and they are positively ecstatic to be the
recipients of such a state of the art auditorium.
Congratulations to David Helme, Superintendent of Schools
and Tom Mohrman, Assistant to the Superintendent
and head of Buildings and Grounds for all their
effort and vision in securing the best possible facility for
our students. BJLJ Engineers and Architects under the
direction of Andrew Wong with Associate John Hayes have done
a remarkable job in rendering the auditorium renewal from
the inside out. Along with Mr. Mohrman and Mr. Helme, they
have listened to the students, faculty, parents and
community for guidance in such an important project. RCP and
the Roslyn High School community are grateful for their
efforts and frankly, we can't wait for the project to begin!
Are Now On Sale Dod you buy your tickets yet for the
funniest show in RCP history? Really, you will not be
disappointed. URINETOWN is a blast! Tickets can be reserved by calling the RCP Box Office at
625-6362. For more ticket information and choice seating
Gotta Go, Gotta Go! For
more information about Urinetown: The Musical, the story, cast,
crew, times and dates follow this link. The cast and
crew are working endlessly to produce the most magnificent and
hysterical show ever to grace the Roslyn stage.