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ANNIE AUDITIONS!!!
Get your audition request in fast before they're all gone!
Spots are going fast!
Auditions will be held at 95 Crimea St on Friday, June 1st, Saturday, June 2nd, and Sunday, June 3rd
Callbacks by invitation Wednesday, June 6th
Request Your Audition
Tickets for RCMPI's Annual Awards Night are available!
When: Friday, May 25th at 7pm
Where:Springfield Golf & Country Club
Tickets: $20.00
Purchase tickets by May 10th and be entered in a draw to win tickets to this fall's production of Annie!
Purchase Tickets
And the Nominees are.....
Voting is NOW OPEN! 
Cast your vote for your favourites of the 2017/2018 season and watch them win live at Awards Night!
Voting will close on May 21st!
Cast Your Vote
RCMPI's Artistic Direction Committee invites  you to join us at 95 Crimea Street in Guelph on Saturday, June 16 from 10am to 12 pm for our 2018 Proposals Workshop.   If you are interested in proposing a show for our 2019-2020 season, or if you are interested in being a part of a production team, we encourage you to come out and join us for this learning and networking session.
We will be taking this opportunity to:
  • Give a presentation on how to put together the best proposals, and how to 'make the best pitch' in an interview
  • Answer questions about how the Artistic Direction Committee evaluates shows and makes recommendations to the Board for selection
  • Facilitate networking between potential directors and other production team members
The more people we get out, the more valuable this session will be, so spread the word.  We are very excited for what will be a value-added event, after which we will officially open our Call for Proposals for our 2019-2020 season.
If you have any questions, please email them to ad@rcmpi.ca
Hope to see you there
President's remarks from the AGM - April 11, 2018

It is my pleasure to preside over this year’s Annual General Meeting for Royal City Musical Productions Inc.  During our AGM our committee chairs will be letting you know about the wonderful things we have been doing over the past year.  Since I have the good fortune to present first, I could steal their thunder and talk about what we have done his year…but I won’t.  Instead, I want to share a couple of stories.
My first story is set at E.L. Fox Auditorium in November 1980.  A very impressionable teenager sat and watched three of her three friends, Elaine, Brad and Richard in RCMPI’s production of Carousel.  And while that left an impression on me that if they could put themselves out there like that, maybe I could too, it was Ken Brightman’s rendition of, If Only I Could Leave You, that touched my heart and made me realize that good theatre – good musical theatre didn’t have to come with $100 ticket price.  And was available right in our community.  Musical theatre is magical and whimsical.  It is the best escape.  As an audience member, it feeds the soul to be thoroughly entertained.  And as a performer, a director or a crew member, there is no better feeling than striving to do your best with something you love to do. 
I knew, back in 1980, that I wanted be a part of this group.  And while work, school and family have taken me away a few times, RCMPI has been a part of my life for well over 30 years.
My second story takes place many years later.  I was writing an exam for my fundraising certification.  As part of the process, I had to fill out an application which contained criteria in three areas.  I had to be an active fundraiser – check - I had to engage in professional development – check - and I had to be a volunteer.  When I came to that section of the form, I had to think for a few seconds wondering if I had the volunteer hours that were required.  Then I realized all the time I had spent with RCMPI.  I paused, because for me, that wasn’t volunteering, it was just something I loved to do.  Filling out that application I realized how important RCMPI was, and still is, to the vibrancy of this community and that yes indeed I was a community volunteer.
I am honoured to be the captain of this ship as we enter into our 40th year.  The crew steering this amazing vessel are the most committed with whom I have ever had the pleasure to work.  But we are just stewards of this organization, inheriting it from those who founded RCMPI and hopefully leaving it a bit better for those to take over in years to come. 
I would like to remind everyone about our Fundraising campaign for this year.  If you have made a gift already I want to say thank you for your generosity and support of RCMPI.  For those still considering a gift, I have gift cards available and ask you to think about what this company means to you.  And please know that everyone’s situation is unique and we ask that when you support RCMPI, you do so at a level that is comfortable for you.
Everyone in this room is an integral part of RCMPI’s story.  Former, current and new Board members, you are the backbone of this organization.  Without you there would be no RCMPI.  Former, current and new cast and crew.  Sharing your gifts that are seen on stage have enriched the cultural fabric of our community.  And to our audience members, we are ever so grateful for your constant support and patronage.
With that said, I ask each of the committee chairs to present their reports for Fiscal Year 2017.
Respectfully submitted
Sue Lawrenson, President RCMPI
Annual General Meeting
April 11, 2018
 
UPCOMING RCMPI EVENTS
May 25, 7:00pm - Awards Night
June 9 - Proposals Workshop
September 22 - 40th Anniversary Celebration

COMMUNITY EVENTS
Drayton Entertainment presents: Holiday Inn - May 16-June 3


 
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