Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2019 
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Riverfront Playhouse


What a year it has been! Riverfront Playhouse officially opened its doors and invited YOU, the Riverfront Family, to enjoy the first public performances this year. A Night of Music presented in partnership with Vintage showcased three local bands. "Clue" was the first play performed for a live audience in the new theatre. It's a Wonderful Life starts on December 3. Unfortunately, Dracula had to be postponed until next year due to illness in the cast. Riverfront was busy even when the doors weren't open to the public. During the required closure of live theatre, two productions were available via streaming - 'Tis the Season December of 2020 and Peter Pan in May of 2021.

Riverfront is proud to be part of the Redding Cultural District, reflecting our commitment to performing arts and community involvement. This would not have happened without incredible community support and a team of volunteers that dedicated hours and hours of their time to the task of creating a theatre and performing arts space from what used to be a gym and health club.

This has been an unprecedented time for our community, and theatre has certainly been hit especially hard. The sudden impact due to the required closure of theatres was difficult. Riverfront looks forward to seeing you at the theatre now that permission has been granted to open the doors once again for live theatre. Your continued support is important and very much appreciated.
Coming up at
Riverfront Playhouse

Experience a weekend of unique theatre that you won't find anywhere else—original scripts written by local playwrights. See a variety of genres and styles of performance.
It' A Wonderful Life
It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play is based on the classic holiday movie with a clever twist thrown in: the story is staged as a live radio broadcast. Actors portray numerous characters, and sound effects are done through Foley artists. It’s a Wonderful Life is about the life of George Bailey, a generous and well-meaning man who has become too downcast and tired to continue living. It will take help from a lovable angel to show George what life would be like if he wasn’t born for George to have a change of heart and understand the true spirit of the holidays.
Riverfront Playhouse has some unique gift ideas for your family, friends, neighbors, teachers, etc. You can purchase all of them on our website, making it quick and easy for those last-minute gifts.

1. Season Pass - A Season Pass is like a wild card for 6 tickets for any regularly priced public performances at Redding’s premier community theatre. The recipient can use tickets in any combination for one or more performances or singly for 6 different shows. With your Season Pass, you receive a code good for 6 tickets, which they can redeem for tickets on our website or at Enjoy the Store, Redding. $125 - Click here for a ---> Season Pass gift

2. Personalized Brick - Nothing says Merry Christmas quite like a personalized brick! This gift will last a lifetime. Memorialize a loved one, get one for your grandkids or a newly married couple. Or ask your co-workers to chip in for one for your boss. Not only will the recipient be delighted to see their name or business name on the patio at the theatre’s entrance for years to come, but you’ll also be supporting a non-profit organization. $100 - Click here for a ---> Personalized Brick gift

3. Name a Seat - The recipient’s name will be engraved on a brass plaque affixed to the armrest of a seat in the auditorium. Identify a business or a loved one, honor a family member, friend, or pet. Two levels - Gold $1000 or Silver $500 - Click here for a ---> Name a seat gift

4. Riverfront Playhouse Gift Certificate - Purchase a gift certificate in any amount which the recipient can use for tickets to a show. This would fit nicely in a “date night” gift basket along with some tasty treats and/or a restaurant gift card. $Any amount - Click here for a ---> Gift Certificate

5. Riverfront Playhouse one-year Membership - Members have the opportunity to vote for their favorite actors, directors, and performances and receive an invitation to the “Arpee” (RP) awards celebration at the end of the season. They also receive a complimentary non-alcoholic drink at the concessions counter during a performance. Higher levels receive added rewards, including complimentary tickets. $12 up to $2000 - Click here for a ---> RP Membership gift
Announcing our 2022 Season
January 28 - February 19 - Dracula - Down for the Count (comedy)
Taking place years after the events of the original Dracula story, you know. Find out what happens when the main romantic couple is STILL engaged after 20 years. Why is he so scared to commit? Is Dracula as charming as before? Perhaps even more so because he may have turned his deadliest enemy into his BFF! The classic turns to the fun side in this uproariously funny adaptation from the writer of “Two on the Aisle, Three in a Van” and “The (somewhat) True Tale of Robin Hood.” 

April 1, 2, 8, 9 - Three Short Plays by Howard Patterson
A Riverfront Playhouse fundraiser brought to you by longtime RP supporter Susan Daugherty and friends. The topics for the three plays highlight a band's creative journey to success (Cal and Tanqueray), a devoted couple facing life's unexpected challenges (Flo and Cyn), and organized criminal enterprise (Vince and Saul).

April/May - The Play That Goes Wrong (comedy)
From Mischief, Broadway masters of comedy comes the smash hit farce. Welcome to opening night of the Cornley University Drama Society’s newest production, The Murder at Haversham Manor, where things are quickly going from bad to utterly disastrous. This 1920s whodunit has everything you never wanted in a show—an unconscious leading lady, a corpse that can’t play dead, and actors who trip over everything (including their lines). Nevertheless, the accident-prone thespians battle against all odds to make it through to their final curtain call, with hilarious consequences! Part Monty Python, part Sherlock Holmes, this Olivier Award-winning comedy is a global phenomenon that’s guaranteed to leave you aching with laughter!

June/July - Steel Magnolias (comedy/drama)
The action is set in Truvy’s beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, where all the ladies who are “anybody” come to have their hair done. Helped by her eager new assistant, Annelle (who is not sure whether or not she is still married), the outspoken, wise-cracking Truvy dispenses shampoos and free advice to the town’s rich curmudgeon, Ouiser, ("I’m not crazy, I’ve just been in a bad mood for forty years"); an eccentric millionaire, Miss Clairee, who has a raging sweet tooth; and the local social leader, M’Lynn, whose daughter, Shelby (the prettiest girl in town), is about to marry a “good ole boy.” Filled with hilarious repartee and not a few acerbic but humorously revealing verbal collisions, the play moves toward tragedy when, in the second act, the spunky Shelby (who is a diabetic) risks pregnancy and forfeits her life. The sudden realization of their mortality affects the others and draws on the underlying strength—and love—which gives the play and its characters the special quality to make them truly touching, funny, and marvelously amiable company in good times and bad.

September/October - The Woman in Black (mystery/thriller)
The framework of this spine-tingler is unusual: a lawyer hires an actor to tutor him in recounting to family and friends a story that has long troubled him concerning events that transpired when he attended the funeral of an elderly recluse. There he caught sight of the woman in black, the mere mention of whom terrifies the locals, for she is a specter who haunts the neighborhood where her illegitimate child was accidentally killed. Anyone who sees her dies! The lawyer has invited some friends to watch as he and the actor recreate the events of that dark and stormy night. A classic of the genre.

November/December - Annie (musical)
With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone's hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. She is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City Orphanage run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. With the help of the other girls in the Orphanage, Annie escapes to the wondrous world of NYC. In adventure after fun-filled adventure, Annie foils Miss Hannigan's evil machinations... and even befriends President Franklin Delano Roosevelt! She finds a new home and family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.

More information will be available on our website soon.
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