"There's so much talent in Davis County," said Shelley Davies, one of the administrators of RMT education. Classes start the beginning of March, and registration is currently available. "It just blows us away."
It's that enthusiasm, shown in every one of the county's youth and high school plays, which first inspired the staff and Rodgers to expand the school's existing theater classes so dramatically.
Though the theater has offered youth acting classes in some format since it was created, Davies and others felt that new classes such as group voice, advanced acting, and a children's choir helped expand and enrich love of theater.
"Our mission statement is to help people to develop their talents," said Davies. The classes are all taught by ex-perienced ac-tors and choreographers who have worked with RMT.
"It's also a really good way to train upcoming actors and actresses and help them get started with a little more experience."
Another way RMT will be giving Davis County youth that kind of experience is through their new performing group for teens, which will be premiering with the spring classes. The 30-member class, available by audition only, will put on several performances throughout the year.
"Not every child is an athlete. For the children who love acting, being a part of a performing group gives them a chance to explore their talents," said Davies. "For those kids, the chance to be on stage is like being able to hit a grand slam at a baseball game."
In the end, it's also a way to give back to the theater lovers who have given the theater so much over the years.
"It's a way for us to be invested in the community," said Davies.
For more information or to register for spring classes, please call 298-1302. "It's the community that's allowed us to grow from a small, struggling theater to the thriving theater we are today."