Our 2014-2015 Season’s Productions!

May 22-24th, 2015

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May 22nd to 24th – Our Full-Company Production: Princess Whatsername (Book by Brian D. Taylor, Music by Bill Francoeur, Lyrics by Scott DeTurk, additional lyrics by Bill Francoeur.

By special arrangement with Pioneer Drama Service).

With a classic fairy-tale setting, loads of exciting and hilarious roles to play, a variety of entertaining musical numbers and a plot full of mystery and adventure, this show has it all!  It begins in the Misty Forest, where a girl is sleeping all alone.  But when she wakes, nothing looks familiar to her.  She can’t remember anything — not where she’s from, how she got here or even her own name!  She embarks on a journey to discover her identity and meets several fairy-tale characters along the way — Hansel and Gretel, Rumpelstiltskin, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, Cinderella and Rapunzel to name a few.  Some are helpful, some are dangerous and some are just plain weird, but all have information to help our young girl eventually realize her true identity as a princess.  As with any good fairy tale, there’s also a prince!  He’s desperate to find the princess, but he’s always one step behind and inadvertently rescues and wins the hearts of all the wrong princesses!  A rocking musical score adds even more fun to new takes on the stories everyone loves.

Presented at The Olde Walkerville Theatre.  Friday and Saturday, May 22nd and 23rd, 7 p.m. Sunday, May 24th, 2 p.m. Please contact the theatre for tickets – they can be purchased in advance by calling 519-253-2929, or attending the box office at 1564 Wyandotte St. E. (please call first to confirm they are open). The box office will be open an hour before each performance and tickets can be purchased at the door.

SCHOOL SHOW:  Friday, May 22nd, 10 a.m.  Please contact us at riverfronttheatrecompany@gmail.com for school or group bookings. Our school show rate is normally $5/seat for students with no charge for chaperones

Seats for regular performances will be $15 for adults, $8 for students under 18.

Earlier this year….

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Outrageous Fortune, at The Olde Walkerville Theatre – Our Senior Cast (ages 11-18):

by Rebecca Salomonsson (by special arrangement with Pioneer Drama Service).

Friday, February 13 at 7 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, February 15 and 16 at 1 p.m.

Riverfront Theatre Company’s Senior Ensemble Presents Outrageous Fortune, a Shakespeare-inspired comedy in which Shakespeare’s tragic characters are taking part in a group therapy to remedy the wrongs perpetrated on them in their own plays.

Laugh along as rebellion bursts out between the cast members of Hamlet, King Lear, Richard III, Othello, Romeo and Juliet, and the Tempest. The characters wrestle with one another (sometimes literally!) and with their own actions in the play, trying to place the blame on their Fatal Flaws – who are personified in this zany bunch of drama kings and queens!

Some of them even get the idea that they might be able to avoid their fates by changing their stories!!

Can they alter their destinies? Should they? What happens when they confront their Fatal Flaws, and the villains who have acted against them?

Join us to find out!

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January 17th and 18th at St. Clair College  – “The Hangar” stage – The Junior cast (ages 5-10): Fee, Fi, Fo, Fum, (a musical version of Jack and the Beanstalk) (by special arrangement with Pioneer Drama Service). Our Senior cast will join the Juniors as a back-up chorus. Suitable for all ages, this is our Juniors’ chance to warm up their stage skills.  This musical production, based, of course, on Jack and the Beanstalk, is such a fun and lively musical, full of laughs, and genuinely heartwarming to watch.

Special thanks to St. Clair College for their generous donation of this performance space for the third year running!

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