RMDT had over 75 auditions this year; thank you to all who auditioned and congratulations to our 2020 summer cast. Cast Annie Oakley- Darby Johnson Buffalo Bill Cody- Evan Wambeke Clem- Ted Wambeke Clementine- Taylor Brotherton Frank Butler- Trevor Koch Irma- Cali Allen, Madison Dallman, Hayden Grant, Daelyn Kaelberer, Peyton Marsh Jess Willard- Cam Schott […]
Rocky Mountain School of the Arts is working hard to finish the year strong. In response to the quarantine, RMSA immediately began providing dance classes remotely. Livestream classes and recorded classes continue, and to date we have recorded over 90 videos and provided over 10 livestream classes. Piano lessons have also continued but our final […]
The Cody area maybe considered “rural”, but our arts and culture are far from it! Rocky Mountain Dance Theatre in Cody, Wyoming is offering an exciting new Musical Theatre Workshop for performers ages 11 through adult. With a wide variety of active musical theatre groups and performances in the area, the workshop hopes to excite […]
Rocky Mountain Dance Theatre’s 22nd Annual Nutcracker Production has now come and gone but the excitement continues. December 2019’s performances revealed the beginning stages of a new look and feel. Designed by Casey Kearns, the Nutcracker stage was reinvented through new backdrops and scenery. This will be an ongoing project over the next few years, […]
Local non-profit, Rocky Mountain Dance Theatre is proud to announce two new guest artists performing the roles of the Cavalier and the Sugar Plum Fairy for this year’s 22nd Annual Nutcracker Ballet. Randy Pacheco and Sasha Vincett are both soloists for Ballet Arizona in Phoenix, Arizona. Pacheco is from Camagűey, Cuba and has been dancing […]
It may be hard to believe, but Rocky Mountain School of the Arts in small town Cody, Wyoming is a State-of-the-Art Facility. The school is comprised of 3 separate dance studios, a specialized dancers stretching area, observation windows & video streaming of dance classes, foot showers, changing rooms, one music room with 2 pianos (one […]
Frequently, I am asked to explain the difference between Modern dance and Contemporary dance. One of my dance professors in college, Dr. Sandra Cerny Minton, wrote several books regarding modern dance. In her book, Modern Dance, Body & Mind, she states “The philosophy behind modern dance allows considerable freedom to the dancer.” Modern dance is […]
Rocky Mountain School of the Arts in Cody, Wyoming is still accepting enrollments for their 2019-2020 dance and music classes. RMSA is a state of the art facility for the school of the arts located at 2613 Sheridan Ave. RMSA’s two main dance instructors & one music instructor are highly trained and experienced in their […]
Saturday, August 3 the 2019 cast of Wild West Spectacular the Musical took their final bow of the season. This Summer Season had 23 shows over 6 weeks at the historic Cody Theatre in downtown Cody, Wyoming.
Open auditions were held this spring and resulted in an 18 member cast and a 24 member dance ensemble. Being part of the cast takes commitment and dedication. Every night before a show, the cast meets with the Executive Director, Elizabeth Fernandez and Assistant RMDT Director, Brittany Schneider to go over notes, changes, mic checks, and warm-ups. Dancers stretch and run through dances. This all needs to be done before the doors opened to the audience at 7:30.
This was the 4th year for the show and every year continues to be bigger and better. Four new songs were added to the singing line up and one new tap number for the dancers. This season also brought 2 new characters to the stage; Gretel, a fictional fun loving spunky stage manager for Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show. The non-fictional character, Liza (Elizabeth) Annie Oakley’s sister, was also added. Nate Salsbury had a more prominent role to further portray his important historical role as the manager for Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show.
The final bow brought the best season to date of Wild West Spectacular the Musical to an end. With big dreams and visions inspired by Buffalo Bill Cody’s life and story, the summer of 2020 is sure to “razzle dazzle” even more crowds.
*RMDT is a non-for profit 501(c)3 and Wild West Spectacular is only possible through funding by grants and charities. We are thankful for this years supporters: The Blue Ridge Fund, Wyoming Arts Council, Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund, and the Cody Trolley Tours. We are also very thankful for all the area businesses who allow us to promote our show through posters & rack cards. If you are interested in supporting the Wild West Spectacular please contact RMDT at 307-527-9973.
June is almost here and so is Rocky Mountain School of the Arts Intermediate and Advanced Dance Intensives that include a week of special Ballet Master Classes taught by Principal Dancer Natalia Magnicaballi in Cody, Wyoming from June 3-7, 2019. Magnicaballi was in Cody just a few months ago as the guest dancer who performed […]