Thank you to everyone who came out to support these young actors, who put their amazing hearts, spirits, and energy into each production!
Thank you to director Bob Rumsby, to Barbara, and Audrey Rumsby for all that they do, to combat choreographers Chris Langland and John Heberling, and to all the families for the tremendous work they do.
Very special thank you to our sponsors:
Whole Foods Blossom Hill
Los Gatos Pizza
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose
Top Nosh Cafe
California Fencing Academy
Kool Kids Couture
Links Through Learning
Lisa’s Tea Treasures
Noah’s Bagels, Willow Glen
San Jose Department of Parks and Recreation
We greatly appreciate your support!
Congratulations to the troupe for maintaining energy through six performances over five days, each show lasting three and a half hours!
Thanks to attendees, families, and sponsors!
Honors to Bob Rumsby for investing himself and inspiring great performances.
Today’s final performance is Sold Out online. We do make room for a baker’s dozen of at-the-door ticket sales. I hope you are at the door now to get your place (2:15pm for the 3:00pm show)!
Thank you for your support. This has been an excellent production work by our youth, the Director (Bob Rumsby), the Combat Choreographer and Lighting lead (Chris Langland), costumers, hair and make-up, all the family support. Tremendous amount of time and devotion.
Romeo and Juliet performance at The Historic Hoover Theatre, May 2013. Fight training and videography by Chris Langland.
“Mercutio and Tybalt – now with extra heroics!” – Chris Langland
A great ‘cover’ by Hannah Smith as Tybalt. Joey Torreano as Mercutio. Tybalt’s sword was stuck in its sheath. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u71-biUWduc
Fight training and videography by Chris Langland.
Romeo and Juliet performance by San Jose Youth Shakespeare at The Historic Hoover Theatre, May 2013.
Jake B. as Romeo
Paul T. as Paris
Romeos and Juliets:
(Posted August 2016 due to renewed interest)
Opening night May 1 was a great success!
Four more days and five more performances Thursday through Sunday
Join us as we kick off our 10th anniversary season with a stirring production of Shakespeare’s beloved tragedy, Romeo and Juliet. This story of feuding families and young love permeates our popular culture, but have you seen Shakespeare’s original version? Come experience Romeo and Juliet as it was meant to be: performed live, “as it hath been often (with great applause) plaid publiquely.” Our young company’s rendition of this classic work emphasizes the youth of the protagonists. Romeo, Juliet, and several supporting roles are played by boys and girls between the ages of 11 and 16, while some of our older members play their parents, the Prince, Mercutio, and Tybalt. Sword and buckler and rapier and dagger fights are featured in the play, and a happy band of servants provides some comic relief. At the Historic Hoover Theatre May 1-5.
A message from Scott Handy posted to our Facebook page
Dear Bob, Audrey and everyone at Youth Shakes…
Good luck tonight and with the run. There are many people
here in London thinking of you. I’m sure it’s going to be FANTASTIC. may it be “light, bright, hot, healthy and awake!”… all love and fingers crossed for you. Scott XXX