About Us

Education Through Experience

  • ROCKT Education Director

    Julia Fair brings over 11 years of experience in teaching music and 5 years of co-directing and building a youth theater company.  She co-founded Atomic City Children’s Theater (ACCT) in...

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  • How can you Help?

    Donations Right On Cue Kids Theater is successful due to the financial support of community members like you!   Maybe your company would like to sponsor a production, that’s great!...

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  • Who and What?

    There are two types of shows that ROCK Theater produces: junior shows and kids shows. Along with this, there are also two types of performance styles:  ensemble casting and full-blown...

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About ROCKT

Right On Cue Kids Theater is a 501c3 with EIN 46-4271837, and runs all productions on donations, grants, and gifts.  Providing the fullest theater experience paired with minimal cost to the kids (often free) is intended to increase student participation. We feel that the more students are involved with this program, the more we support the education of the surrounding area, and the more successful, creative, and confident our youth will be in the world.

Right On Cue Kids Theater began in 2013 as a non-profit, educational theater company that provides experience for upper elementary and middle school students in all facets of theater.  ROCKT partners with local high school-age theater groups to provide leadership opportunities for older students interested in theater.  The idea is simple, run productions in communities that desire musical theater experiences for their youth, and make it free for kids.

 

 

The Way We Roll

Right On Cue Kids Theater was founded on the principle that experience is the best form of education.  Theater utilizes skills and knowledge from subject areas such as reading and math through the need to analyze and interpret the script and characters, the need count in music and dance, and to measure props and sets, and/or execute concepts on a full-scale based on models. These are only a few of the ways in which theater enhances and enriches the education of its participants.  Beyond traditional subject areas, students gain valuable public speaking and problem-solving skills, experience in teamwork, scheduling and organization skills, self-esteem, and confidence, all through singing, dancing, acting, stagecraft, costumes, and much more.

 

 

ROCKT STAFF AND BOARD PROFILES

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Janie Guill

D. Janie Guill, Chairman of the Board and President

Janie Guill is the Chairman plus one of the founding members of ROCKT. Janie’s talents and experience are both wide and deep. During Microsoft’s startup years, she spent a decade leading their Worldwide Manufacturing Procurement and Quality Departments.  Her department closely aligned with internal departments and suppliers to build a network of strategic partnerships that produced continuous improvement in services, product and process quality and pricing.

After Microsoft, she was a co-founder and the Executive Director for a handful of years of New Enlightenment Radio Network (dissolved/merged with a larger nonprofit). And she found joy in leading the youth group at her husband’s church.

Janie’s current passions include being a self-help instructor for one of the world’s leading market trading training firms and in helping others make their dreams come true. When Janie is not in front of a classroom or a board, she is working with rescued cats and dogs, helping them adjust to a new life.

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William G. ChrystalDr. William G. Chrystal, Board Member

Bill Chrystal began his career in one of the largest categories of nonprofits in the world—as a parish minister and scholar for over 35 years. He retired from parish work with the title Pastor Emeritus, an honor bestowed on less than 7% of retiring ministers worldwide.

Now Bill spends most of his time researching and writing about prominent historical figures such as Alexander Hamilton (first Secretary of the Treasury) and Elijah Lovejoy (an early abolitionist and martyr)—people who can teach us how to be better thinkers and players in the game called life. In addition, he is on the board of both his seminary and ROCKT, lending them his years of experience of running an impactful nonprofit with thousands of members.

When Bill isn’t in front of a microfilm reader scanning old newspapers and broadsides, he is doing one of two things: bringing Alexander Hamilton alive for audiences, especially school-age students, or he is playing and nurturing his many rescued dogs.

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Julia Fair

Julia Fair, Board Secretary and Education Director

Julia Fair is the board Secretary, Education Director, and a founding member of ROCKT.  She brings 10+ years of teaching experience in music and holds a Master’s of Music Education from Boston University.  Since moving to North Carolina, Julia has performed with Cary Players, North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre (NRACT), and Raleigh Little Theatre (RLT).  She has performed in Oklahoma!, Divas at RLT, Sweeney Todd, Miscast Cabaret at NRACT and several others.  She finds great joy in working with kids, especially in helping them learn how to express themselves in positive ways through musical theater.

Julia was also co-founder and a director for Atomic City Children’s Theater (ACCT) in Los Alamos, New Mexico.  During the 5 years she directed with ACCT, she assisted in growing the program to include 3 productions per year servicing students in grades 3-8, a bi-annual trip and performance at Junior Theater Festival with students ages 8-18, and created workshops for students and educators in the school district that sponsors ACCT.

Julia is an educator with NRACT, Applause! of Cary, the Community Music School, and teaches privately.  She also enjoys creating art and crafts, especially making jewelry and crochet.  Julia also enjoys composing and arranging music and songwriting.

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Matt Fair

Matthew Fair, Chief Financial Officer
Matt Fair is the CFO and a founding member of ROCKT.  He is a Senior Software Engineer with Tanium.  Matt holds a B.A. in Computer Science from the University of Minnesota, Morris.

Matt has 4 years experience in the financial industry with software development and trading.  Prior to this, he spent 8 years as a Research and Development Scientist for Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico.  He is also an entrepreneur who has been a part of the startup of several technology companies over the years.

Matt enjoys developing new opportunities and helping people achieve their passions.  In his spare time, he does rock climbing, running, and supports his wife, Julia, in her theatrical endeavors.

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Daren Savage, Vice President

Daren Savage began his theatrical career in high school. His interest continued in college where he discovered ballet. He began his dancing career with the San Antonio Ballet where he quickly rose through the ranks to dance principal roles.  Dancing under the direction of David and Anna-Marie Holmes, Daren’s success continued with the Tennessee Festival Ballet.

Building on his success, Daren continued dancing principal roles with BalletMet, Milwaulkee Ballet and Ballet Pacifica. He was also invited to dance as a principal guest artist with many companies along the east coast and Midwest.

Shortly after moving to Los Alamos, Daren joined the Los Alamos Public Schools to develop an after-school musical theater program called Atomic City Children’s Theater (ACCT). ACCT works with the area’s elementary and middle school-aged students to present public performances of popular musicals.

Now in its sixth year, ACCT has grown into the area’s most recognizable children’s theater performing group that offers three public performances a year. Atomic City Children’s Theater also conducts in-school workshops designed to introduce young students to the magic of musical theater and offers two 1-week summer workshops to help students focus on different areas of the theater craft.