January 30, 2015


Riverdale Rising Stars Announces


for its Spring 2015 Season


“The Laramie Project” – seeking adults and teens ages 16 and up

“Urinetown” – seeking teens ages 12 to 18

Riverdale Rising Stars, the performing arts program at the Riverdale Y, is pleased to announce auditions for its Spring 2015 season. The season will include adults and older teens in THE LARAMIE PROJECT, the searing true-life drama about a community coming to grips with a tragedy in their own backyard; and teens in URINETOWN, a side-splitting send-up of greed, love, revolution, and musicals in a time when water is worth its weight in gold.

Participation is by audition only, and all programs are tuition-based. Auditions, rehearsals and performances will be held at Riverdale YM-YWHA, located at 5625 Arlington Avenue (just off of Riverdale Avenue and West 256th Street), in Riverdale, Bronx, NY.


Age range:            junior high and high school students ages 12-18

Auditions:              Sunday, February 22, 4:30pm – 7pm

Monday, February 23: 6:30pm – 8pm

To prepare:            Choose one verse only from; “Run Freedom Run”, “Privilege to Pee” or “Follow your Heart”

Performances 5/9, 5/10,5/14,5/16,5/17

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w80SbqGXWsc – RUN FREEDOM RUN

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmHekGAO080 – PRIVILEGE TO PEE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eyWCRoHPdzw – FOLLOW YOUR HEART

Performances:       May 9 – 17, 2015

Directed by:           Riverdale Rising Stars Artistic Director Laurie Walton




Age range:            adults, teens ages 16 and up

Auditions:              Thursday, February 5, 7pm – 9pm

Sunday, February 8, 7pm – 9pm

To prepare:           Please prepare 2 of 4 monologues provided        Females   Males

Performances:       April 18 – 26, 2015

Directed by:           Riverdale Rising Stars Managing Director Shawn Renfro


Audition material does not need to be memorized, but auditionees should be very familiar with their selections.   Those planning to audition may arrive anytime within the above windows of time.

Riverdale Rising Stars Junior will hold auditions for children ages 7 to 12 for their production of ANNIE JR. later this spring. Visit www.riverdalerisingstars.com in the coming weeks for additional information.

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