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RMCT Awarded "Colorado Parent" Family Favorites 2015 for the 6th Time!

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6/30/15

Rocky Mountain Conservatory Theatre was once again awarded "Colorado Parent" magazine's Family Favorites 2015 as winner in the 'Children's Theatre Company or Workshop' category!  Thanks one more time to all of our wonderful and loyal families and patrons!
click here to read the Family Favorites 2015 digital issue


RMCT "Behind the Curtain": Newsletter 2014, Issue #2, Colorado, Florida & Illinois
12/31/14
Please take a few minutes to read about RMCT's fantastical end of the year wrap up:
click here to read the Newsletter, Issue #2


RMCT "Behind the Curtain": Newsletter 2014, Issue #1, Florida & Colorado
2/25/14
Please take a few minutes to read about all of the exciting events within the RMCT community in our new Newsletter format:
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RMCT Awarded "Colorado Parent" Family Favorites 2013 for the 5th Year in a Row!

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7/12/13

Rocky Mountain Conservatory Theatre was once again awarded "Colorado Parent" magazine's Family Favorites 2013 as winner in the 'Children's Theatre Company or Workshop' category!  Thanks to all of our wonderful and loyal families and patrons!
click here to read the Family Favorites 2013 digital issue


RMCT Awarded "Colorado Parent" Family Favorites 2012 for the 4th Year in a Row!

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7/2/12
Rocky Mountain Conservatory Theatre was once again awarded "Colorado Parent" magazine's Family Favorites 2012 as winner in the 'Children's Theatre Company or Workshop' category!  Thanks to all of our wonderful and loyal families and patrons!
click here to read the Family Favorites 2012 digital issue

RMCT Awarded "Colorado Parent" Family Favorites 2011 in 2 Categories!
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6/13/11
Rocky Mountain Conservatory Theatre was awarded "Colorado Parent" magazine's Family Favorites 2011 as top winner in two different categories: 'Children's Theatre Company or Workshop' & 'Summer Daycamp'!  Thanks again to all who voted for us.
click here to read the Family Favorites 2011 digital issue

Assistant Professor Anthony Hubert Helps Shape Lives Through Youth Theater Camp
(originally published in DU Today)
by Greg Glasgow

photo by Wayne Armstrong

September 1, 2010 - Whether they end up becoming great actors or not, every kid can benefit from taking an acting class, says DU theater Assistant Professor Anthony Hubert.

“Most human beings are extremely insecure, and we wear all these masks to try to cover that insecurity, to appear strong,” he says. “I think theater teaches you how to recognize the mask. It teaches you not how to diminish your ego to the point where you’re insignificant, but it teaches you how to integrate your ego into the ensemble. It teaches you how to deal with suffering, how to deal with joy, how to deal with pain, how to deal with pleasure—how to deal with all the things that life throws at you.”

Four years ago, shortly after coming to DU, Hubert and his wife, Jamie Roehrig-Hubert, founded the Rocky Mountain Conservatory Theatre, a youth theater company that runs summer camps and weekend workshops at DU. The camps ran for three years in Margery Reed Hall before moving to the Newman Center for the Performing Arts this summer.

Kids ages 6–17 come from as far away as Mexico and Germany (though most are from Denver) to study acting basics and stage their own versions of musicals such as West Side Story, Guys and Dolls and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Campers learn all aspects of putting on a show; each day is divided into several classes with rotating activities, such as acting, music, dance, art and rehearsal.

Hubert has been working with kids for 25 years, but he’s an accomplished theater professional in his own right. He’s directed 20 plays and starred in 16 others, and he was a guest star on TV shows such as “Sins of the City,” “Safe Harbor” and “Sheena.” A playwright as well, he just finished writing a screenplay about his father.

“I grew up in the projects in Atlanta, Georgia, from sparse means, to put it nicely,” he says. “I used to go to all these summer camp programs that were for kids of low means. I remember people coming out from IBM and from Xerox and all these companies that would say things to inspire us to strive for a better life. I couldn’t have been more than 7 or 8 years old, and I remember thinking to myself, ‘When I grow up I’m going to come back and I’m going to talk to people the way they talk to us.’ It was very inspiring to have that experience.”

Hubert now looks to inspire other young people in the same way. Whether he’s working with DU students or his theater campers, he says it’s rewarding to see their skill and confidence grow.

“A young life, you see the hope. They have so much hope and they believe in the impossible sometimes, and it becomes the possible because of that lack of knowledge of the world,” he says. “You want to try to guide them to achieve whatever they can imagine.”


Rocky Mountain Conservatory Theatre Announces Summer Season
(originally published in DU Today)

by Kristal Griffith

photo by Wayne Armstrong
DU_Today.jpgJune 22, 2010 - The Newman Center for the Performing Arts is swarming with kids who will put on six performances in the next eight weeks. The Rocky Mountain Conservatory Theatre is hosting its summer camps for children ages 6–17.

The children have been practicing since June 7 and stage their first performances on June 24. It is the first year conservatory co-founder Anthony Hubert has divided the children into smaller groups, so that each group has its own production. It’s also the first time they’ve used the Newman Center’s Byron Flexible Theater.

“It has worked out so well,” says Hubert, an assistant professor of theater at DU. “It has been the most successful camp we’ve had.”

Children ages 6–8 are putting on the Pied Piper for the first session. The 9–12 year-olds are doing Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and the older group, ages 13–17, will produce West Side Story.

Ryan Maltz, 15, has come to camp for the second year and will play Bernardo, the leader of the Sharks in West Side Story. He says he’s enjoyed camp this year even more than last.

“Because we’re separated from the younger kids, we get to work with each other more and focus a lot more on our characters,” he says.

The first three productions will run from June 24–26.

“I’ve seen all [the first productions],” Hubert says. “They’re ready and the younger kids have the cute factor. We’ve got some ringers on stage.”

A new group of children will start the second session, which runs June 28–July 17. The second group will perform The Jungle Book, Guys and Dolls and A Midsummer Night’s Dream.


RMCT Awarded "Colorado Parent" Family Favorites 2010 in 2 Categories!
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5/27/10
Rocky Mountain Conservatory Theatre was awarded "Colorado Parent" magazine's Family Favorites 2010 as top winner in two different categories: 'Children's Theatre Company or Workshop' & 'Summer Daycamp'!  Thanks again to all who voted for us.
click here to read the Family Favorites 2010 digital issue

RMCT Founder & Artistic Director Anthony Hubert,
Named Grand Marshal of Denver Public Schools Shakespeare Festival

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Location: Denver Center for the Performing Arts

5/8/10 - Opening remarks by Queen Elizabeth, Mary Queen of Scotts, and William Shakespeare are supplemented by Dennis Gallagher's performance of the most famous Shakespeare sonnet and also the Grand Marshall's comments.

Grand Marshall Anthony Hubert seems to be having as much fun as anyone, even anticipating so many candidates for his own productions of the Rocky Mountain Conservatory Theatre.

Approximately 4,000 Denver Public School students participated in the festivities May 6, 2010, including the parade which gets traction after all those speeches!

But if you look carefully, there are many swords flashing even before the start time, and many beautiful young maids as plentiful as the May flowers.

Keep tune for upcoming "visions" of more hours of performances.


RMCT Staff Acts Out for Preschool One Book, One Denver

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4/30/10
Join us for the closing of Preschool One Book, One Denver and listen to local celebrities such as Jennifer Zeppelin and Alan Gionet from CBS4 read "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" by Eric Carle to children!

On April 28th from 12:00 p.m. to 2 p.m. the Children's Museum of Denver is hosting a reading extravaganza of the kids classic "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" with local celebrities!

Families will cozy up and listen to the story and enjoy stellar performances of the Rocky Mountain Conservatory Theater as they act out the book alongside the readers.

Beloved Theater Space to have New Purpose
(originally published in DU Today)

by Kristal Griffith

March 18, 2010 - Anthony Hubert, professor and co-founder of the Rocky Mountain Conservatory Theatre, is hosting his children’s camps at the Newman Center this summer.

“I love the old stage and will miss it,” he says. “But the Newman Center is a professional venue that is 100 times more exciting than working in the smaller space.”............................................


Children to Perform Miracle on 34th Street
(originally published in DU Today)

by Kristal Griffith
Miracle_3.JPGDecember 8, 2009 - Nearly 40 children plan to convince audiences that Santa Claus is real in Miracle on 34th Street at the University of Denver’s Little Theatre beginning Dec. 11.

Anthony Hubert, assistant professor of theatre and co-founder of the Rocky Mountain Conservatory Theatre (RMCT), describes the tale in which Kris Kringle proves his authenticity to a New York judge as “a timeless classic.”

“It’s a show about hope, faith and believing in something so much it brings it into truth,” Hubert says.

Heather Taylor, 13, will play Doris Walker, the no-nonsense mother who hires Kris Kringle to work at Macy’s but does not want her daughter to believe in Santa.

“She’s a business woman who wants her daughter to be practical,” says Taylor, who’s acted in the RMCT for two years. “I think the story is very relatable. It reminds you to slow down and remember [that] it’s Christmas.”

Actors in the production range in age from 7 to 17.


RMCT Awarded "Colorado Parent" Family Favorites 2009 in 2 Categories!

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Rocky Mountain Conservatory Theatre was awarded "Colorado Parent" magazine's Family Favorites 2009 as top winner in two different categories: 'Children's Theatre Company or Workshop' & 'Summer Daycamp'!  Thanks fo all who voted for us.
click here to read the Family Favorites 2009 digital issue


RMCT Awarded "Kids Pages" Best Places for Families 2008
5/2/08

Rocky MouKidsPagesSiteLogo-205x50.gifntain Conservatory Theatre was awarded the prestigious "Kids Pages" Best Places for Families 2008 in the 'Best Theatre Classes' category.  More than 200,000 people voted in the Denver metro area!  We thank all of our Families & Friends.

 


All the World's a Stage: A Kid's Guide to the Denver Theatre Scene

by Suzy Buglewicz

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February 1, 2009

Theater Program Provides Summer Entertainment
(originally published in DU Today)
by Laura Hathaway

photo by Wayne Armstrong

July 16, 2009 - It’s summertime and the kids are bored at home all day. This boredom could lead to trouble.

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That’s why DU professor Anthony Hubert started a day-camp theater program that takes place for two months each summer on campus.

Hubert and his wife, Jamie Roehrig-Hubert, founded the Rocky Mountain Conservatory Theatre (RMCT) three years ago, the same year Hubert became an assistant professor of acting and directing at DU. Hubert also is the head of recruiting for the theater department. 

“I grew up in the projects of Atlanta, so my mother always had me going to something, but I was most excited when we had a specialty class that had to do with performing arts,” says Hubert. “I thought, when I grow up, I want to be one of those people who helps the community.”

RMCT offers two sessions each summer, and performs a different show each session. This summer’s first session recently performed Peter Pan, while the current session will be performing Annie Jr.

Since the theater started three years ago, the number of students has steadily increased. The first year, RMCT had 34 campers, the second year 108 and this year there are 205. Hubert says he expects the number to continue to grow and will split next year’s camp into three different age groups. 

The camp has many ties to DU. Seven of the nine camp counselors are DU students and around 40 percent of the young thespians at the camp have parents that work at DU or are DU alumni. Many campers also have a sibling attending DU or the Ricks Center.

Hubert employs the DU students for the summer because he wants them to see how to run all aspects of a theater effectively.

“I want them all to have a bag of tools they can go out into the world with,” Hubert says.

Hubert also strives to educate the younger generations about the performing arts industry. Campers do everything it takes to put on a show. Each day is divided into several classes with rotating activities, such as acting, music, dance, art and rehearsal.

Nickelodeon’s Parent Picks’ Awards has nominated the Rocky Mountain Conservatory Theatre in the categories of best day camp and best theatre group for kids. The results will be released Aug. 17 and available at http://gocitykids.parentsconnect.com.

RMCT also offers Saturday classes and a holiday show during the school year. This year’s holiday show will be Miracle on 34th Street.

Annie Jr. will take place in Margery Reed Hall in the Little Theatre at the University of Denver campus.


Students Gain Experience Producing All-Youth Theater
(originally published in DU Today)

by Kristal Griffith

photo by Wayne Armstrong

June 25, 2008 - While Dorothy and Toto are learning the ways of Oz, four DU students and two recent graduates are learning how to put on an all-youth production of The Wizard of Oz.

OZ_Du_Today_Photo.jpgIt’s the idea of the play’s director, Anthony Hubert, an assistant professor in DU’s theatre department and co-founder of  the Rocky Mountain Conservatory Theatre.

“They are learning how to run a theater and how it runs in the real world,” Hubert says.

Alex Ngo, a junior theater and biology major, is Hubert’s assistant director for the show.

“It’s amazing,” Ngo says. “I was panicked when I heard we were going to [produce] a musical in three weeks, but we’ve come so far and made great progress.”

The production is part of the conservatory’s three-week summer camp for children ages 5–17. At camp’s end, there are four live performances. The campers will perform The Wizard of Oz June 26–27 and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland July 17–18.

Hubert is preparing Ngo to direct the second summer camp and production. He gave Kate Smith, a senior music and theater major, the position of musical director and choreographer.

“I love working with the kids,” Smith says. “I feel like I learn more from them than they learn from me.”

Smith wants to be a director one day and believes her experience with the conservatory is invaluable.

“I feel like if I can direct 58 kids, I will be able to handle adults in the future,” she says.

The Wizard of Oz opens June 26 at 11:30 a.m. in the Little Theatre in DU’s Margery Reed Hall.

Performances are open to the public.

Professor Teaches Success Through Theater
(originally published in DU Today)

By Kristal Griffith

photo by Wayne Armstrong 

December 21, 2007 - Anthony Hubert co-founded the Rocky Mountain Conservatory Theatre with his wife, Jamie Roehrig-Hubert.  Anthony Hubert is an idea man; his wife, Jamie Roehrig-Hubert, makes it happen.

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He wanted to start an organization that specialized in teaching theater to children and young adults. Six months later, his wife formed the Rocky Mountain Conservatory Theatre.

The couple moved to Denver in August 2006 for Hubert’s position as assistant professor of acting and directing in DU's theater department.

Hubert works with the students; Roehrig-Hubert does everything else from enrollment to Web site design.

The dream started years ago when growing up in the projects of Atlanta, Hubert’s mother signed him up for any free program she could find. While Hubert enjoyed the acting lessons, he always came back to teach his friends whatever he learned, from acting to tennis.

“Teaching is a part of me,” he says. “It’s something I’ll always do.”

And while teaching is his passion, Hubert’s had plenty of professional experience in television, film and the stage. He’s directed 20 plays and starred in 16 others. He’s also played Donald in the movie Sweat and was a guest star on the shows Sins of the City and Sheena. 

“This is a viable lifestyle,” he says. “Art is as valuable as business. It is a business. It’s called show business, not art!”

Roehrig-Hubert has no interest in show business but is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in business administration at DU.

She wanted to use her administrative and marketing skills for the Rocky Mountain Conservatory Theatre because of her 7-year-old daughter.

“It is a chance for me to use my business skills to create the type of environment that I would desire and expect out of an enrichment program for her,” she says. “It is really an opportunity for Anthony and I to provide what we hope is an ideal situation for kids to thrive in.”

The conservatory’s mission is to teach youth the skills they need to cultivate healthy relationships, build self-esteem and generate positive attitudes through working in theater.

Since the conservatory’s start, they’ve hosted a summer camp, acting classes and this December, an all-youth production of A Christmas Carol.

Lorenzo Lucero, 11, plays Bob Cratchit, the abused clerk of Ebenezer Scrooge, in A Christmas Carol. Lucero was blown away by Hubert’s performance in a recent DU production of Othello and wanted to learn from him.

“He was such a good actor, and I wanted to learn from a real actor,” Lucero says. “He really helps us.”

While the conservatory is open to any applicant ages 6 to 18, Roehrig-Hubert would like to pursue grants or donations to sponsor children who couldn’t afford to come. Hubert would like to give children the same opportunity he was afforded.

“Art is a foundation for success in the read world,” he says. “I don’t know anyone who runs a company who isn’t a creative thinker.”


An All-Youth Cast to Perform "A Christmas Carol"
(originally published in DU Today)

By Kristal Griffith

photo by Wayne Armstrong

December 07, 2007 - An unconventional cast will take the stage at the University of Denver's Little Theater in an upcoming production of A Christmas Carol. Every actor will be under 18 years of age.

IMAGEDUTodayAntClioAlyssa.jpgThe 24 cast members, who range in age from 6 to 18, auditioned and were selected by Director Anthony Hubert, assistant professor in DU’s theater department.

“"A Christmas Carol" is a moral play,” Hubert says. “It’s a message all our kids need to be conscious of.”

Hubert’s passion is teaching children life-skills through theater performance, which is why he and his wife, Jamie Roehrig-Hubert, founded the Rocky Mountain Conservatory Theatre (RMCT).

A Christmas Carol will just be the first all-youth performance staged by the RMCT.

Emilie Bickel, 13, plays Ebenezer Scrooge in the production. She’s learning how to articulate ideas, how to take direction and how to mentor younger children. She plans to use what she’s learned in a future career.

“I want to be a veterinarian,” she says. “But, I enjoy acting a lot.”

The show opens Dec. 14.

For a full list of performance dates and times, please visit the RMCT website.


University to Host Theater Arts Summer Camps
(originally published in DU Today)

By Brenda Gillen

June 07, 2007 - This summer, DU’s Rocky Mountain Conservatory Theatre will host a new theater camp for youth ages 6–16. Assistant Professor Anthony Hubert will lead two three-week sessions June 11–29 and July 2–20, during which children will learn and practice putting on a musical show.

IMAGEAnthony.jpg “My camps are really an immersion into the creative spirit,” Hubert says.

During the summer camps in Margery Reed Hall, students will learn movement, voice training, acting, dance and art. Each camp will culminate in three performances, in which every child will have a role. The musicals to be performed include 101 Dalmatians, and Aladdin.

There are discounts for sibling registrations and for children of DU faculty and staff.

Camp creator has passion for working with youth

Hubert, who joined DU’s theatre department last fall, has instructed youth for more than 20 years.

“Working with youth is not just a responsibility but a passion for me,” Hubert says.

Hubert says he benefited from adults who taught art in the Atlanta projects where he grew up. He credits those volunteers with spurring his passion for art, which led him to become a professional actor, director and artist.

From his first job teaching tennis at 15, Hubert has dedicated himself to teaching youth. He says he teaches 6 year-olds and 60 year-olds the same way: He helps them to access their subconscious, to live viscerally and to realize how to attain their dreams.

Those sound like big plans. But Hubert says he’s done it before.

Protégé credits Hubert for his theater foundation

Max Fabian, 18, is one of Hubert’s protégés. At age 11, Fabian was in a production of Fiddler on the Roof. Hubert led a workshop at the Jewish Community Center and Fabian was hooked.

“I joined up for his conservatory class at the Fort Lauderdale Children’s Theatre and from there it just built,” Fabian says. “He covered the emotional, physical and mental aspects of acting.”

Among Hubert’s teachings, Fabian recalls Hubert leading students in swordplay, reading Shakespeare for hours and infusing his passion for acting in every lesson.

Fabian calls Hubert his “mentor” and says that Hubert helped him make the decision to attend the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt College this fall.

“He’s given me a real foundation,” Fabian says.

For more information about the camps, visit the Rocky Mountain Conservatory Theatre site or call (303) 476-0222.


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