A Christmas Story - The Musical

Dec 15, 2018 - Dec 22, 2018

You’ll Shoot Your Eye Out Kid! The classic 1983 movie comes to hilarious life on stage! A Christmas Story chronicles young and bespectacled Ralphie Parker as he schemes his way toward the holiday gift of his dreams, an official Red Ryder® BB gun. An infamous leg lamp, outrageous pink bunny pajamas, a maniacal department store Santa, and a triple-dog dare to lick a freezing flagpole are just a few of the distractions that stand between Ralphie and his Christmas wish.

 

Comedy New Year's

Monday, December 31, 2018 - 9:00 PM

Ring in the New Year with a smile. Comedians Kevin Kramis and Bill Hildebrandt will be in the house with their hilarious brand of humor Dec. 31 at 9 pm. Beer and wine service will be available in the lobby. Call the box office for special rates on overnight and dinner packages with Inn on Water Street for an extra special New Year’s Eve!

 

Yam Haus

Friday, January 18, 2019 - 8:00 PM

Minneapolis-based pop band, Yam Haus, released their debut album, Stargazer, on June 8, 2018. The band’s love for punchy pop, old-school rock and roll, sensitive folk, and the beat of hip-hop inspired their first album. They have been playing to sold out houses all over the Twin Cities and are now bringing their unique brand of music to Metro Detroit. A concert that’ll please all ages.

Snug Bugs (Grades K-2) Winter 2019

Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 10:00 AM

Let’s tell a story! Practice character development and performance skills through ensemble exercises that activate your acting tools – body, voice and imagination. This is a class we recommend the student enrolling in multiple times, to build confidence and skill. Following the final class, there will be a short performance open to the public.

Stage Door Kids (Grades 3-5) Winter 2019

Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Harness the acting tools you already possess to express ideas, transform into characters and tell moving stories. Gain skills in creative thinking and public speaking, and build confidence in yourself and your abilities! This is a class we recommend the student enrolling in multiple times. Following the final class, there will be a short presentation open to the public.

 

Almost, Maine

Jan 25, 2019 - Feb 17, 2019

Almost, Maine By John Cariani

January 25 – February 17

It’s Love, But Not Quite

Playful and surreal experiences are commonplace in the world of Almost, Maine, where the citizens of Almost – not organized enough for a town, too populated for a wilderness – experience the life-altering power of the human heart. Propelled by the mystical energy of the aurora borealis, Almost, Maine is a series of loosely connected tales about love featuring come of the most humorous, plain-spoken, thoughtful and sincere characters you’ll ever meet.

 

Little Shop of Horrors

Mar 1, 2019 - Apr 7, 2019

Little Shop of Horrors Book and Lyrics by Howard Ashman Music by Alan Menken Based on the film by Roger Corman, Screenplay by Charles Griffith

March 1 – 31

Feed the need for musical hilarity with this delicious sci-fi smash about a man-eating plant!

A deviously delicious Broadway sci-fi smash musical, Little Shop Of Horrors has devoured the hearts of theatre goers for over 30 years. The meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn stumbles across a new breed of plant he names “Audrey II” – after his coworker crush. This foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore promises unending fame and fortune to the down-and-out Krelborn as long as he keeps feeding it BLOOD. Over time, though, Seymour discovers Audrey II’s out-of-this-world origins and intent towards global domination!

A Year with Frog and Toad, Kids

Mar 8, 2019 - Mar 10, 2019

A Riverbank Performing Arts Academy production featuring our advanced students.

Based on Arnold Lobel’s well-loved books, this whimsical show follows two great friends – the cheerful, popular Frog, and the rather grumpy Toad – through four fun-filled seasons. Waking from hibernation, Frog and Toad plant gardens, swim, rake leaves, go sledding and learn life lessons along the way. Throughout the year, two best friends celebrate and rejoice in the differences that make them unique and special.

Beginner Tap (Grades 3-12) Spring 2019

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 5:30 PM

Start with the basics! This class is intended for any student who has wanted to learn to tap dance. Beginning-level technique at a tempo you can manage. Don’t be scared- it will be fun!

Intermediate Tap (Grades 5-12) Spring 2019

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 6:00 PM

This class is a continuation of the skills learned in the Spring 2018 Broadway Tap class. If you want to learn more, dust your shoes off and enroll! If you are new to RPAA and have some prior tap experience, we would be happy to audition you to see your skills, and whether you qualify to enroll.

Tap for Adults (Spring 2019)

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 7:00 PM

Have you ever wanted to tap dance, but felt that ship had sailed? Then this class is for you! Calling all adults interested in learning how to tap dance in a low pressure, fun learning environment. Great exercise- it sure beats walking on a treadmill! No experience necessary, and if you do have experience, this will be a great way to ease back into it! Come join the fun!

 

Nunsense

May 3, 2019 - Jun 2, 2019

Nunsense By Dan Goggin

May 3 – June 2

A Mega-Musical Guaranteed to Lift Your Spirits

Nunsense is a hilarious talent show staged by five survivors at the Little Sisters of Hoboken nunnery, the rest of the sisterhood having succumbed to botulism after being accidentally poisoned by the convent cook, Sister Julia, Child of God. The remaining “Little Hobos” parade their talents at a variety show in order to raise money to bury the rest of their dearly departed.

 

Moonlight and Magnolias

Jun 14, 2019 - Jul 7, 2019

Moonlight and Magnolias By Ron Hutchinson

June 14 – July 7

The mostly true & completely hilarious birth of an epic screenplay

Hollywood, 1939: legendary producer David O. Selznick has shut down production on the most anticipated movie in history, Gone With The Wind – scrapping the original script and sacking the director in the progress. Determined to produce a rewrite in five days, he engages the reluctant ace script doctor Ben Hecht (possibly the only person in America who has not read the novel) and the movie’s new director Victor Fleming, poached straight from the set of The Wizard of Oz, where he had been squabbling with Munchkins and coming to blows with Judy Garland. His reputation on the line, and with nothing but a stockpile of peanuts and bananas to sustain them, Selznick locks himself in his office with his two collaborators, and a hilarious, marathon writing session begins. 

High School Performing Arts Camp (Grades 8-12) Summer 2019

Monday, June 24, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Students will be given the opportunity to workshop and perform monologues, scenes, and/or a song from musical theater genre. Each day, students will work their selections with qualified instructors in a master-class setting, and a final performance will take place at the conclusion of the week. Theater games, vocal warm-ups, and physical exercises will also be part of the curriculum.

 

Grease

Jul 12, 2019 - Aug 11, 2019

Grease By Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey

July 12 – August 11

It’s the One that You Want!

Take a trip to a simpler time of poodle skirts, drive-ins, and T-birds.  “Bad boy” Danny and “the girl next door” Sandy fall in love all over again to the tune of your favorite songs: “Summer Nights,” “Greased Lightnin’” and “We Go Together” as well as additional songs from the hit movie: “Grease,” “Hopelessly Devoted to You” and “You’re the One That I Want.”

Elementary and Middle School Performing Arts Camp (Grades 1-8) Summer 2019

Jul 15, 2019 - Aug 19, 2019

Students will participate in fun and exciting vocal, dance, and acting workshops, as well as audition and rehearse for the live musical performance of “Rock Around the 50’s! ” which they will perform on the Riverbank stage at the conclusion of the week.

 

Driving Miss Daisy

Aug 30, 2019 - Sep 22, 2019

Driving Miss Daisy By Alfred Uhry

August 30 – Sept 22

The touching, totally irresistible story about a working relationship that became a 25-year friendship.

Winner of the 1988 Pulitzer Prize and the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off-Broadway Play. A warm-hearted, humorous and affecting study of the unlikely relationship between an aging, crotchety white Southern lady, and a proud, soft-spoken black man.

 

Annie Get Your Gun

Sep 27, 2019 - Oct 27, 2019

Annie Get Your Gun Music and Lyrics by Irving Berlin Original book by Herbert and Dorothy Fields Revised by Peter Stone

Sep 27 – Oct 27

Annie Oakley is the best shot around, and she manages to support her family by selling the game she hunts. When she’s discovered by Buffalo Bill, he persuades this novel sharpshooter to join his Wild West Show. It only takes one glance for her to fall head over heels for dashing shooting ace Frank Butler, who headlines the show. She soon eclipses Butler as the main attraction which, while good for business, is bad for romance. The rousing, sure-fire finale hits the mark every time in a testament to the power of female ingenuity.

Snug Bugs (Grades K-2) Fall 2019

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - 5:30 PM

Let’s tell a story! Practice character development and performance skills through ensemble exercises that activate your actor’s tools – body, voice and imagination. This is a class we recommend the student enrolling in multiple times, to build confidence and skill. Following the final class, there will be a short presentation open to the public.

Stage Door Kids (Grades 3-5) Fall 2019

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - 6:30 PM

Harness the acting tools you already possess to express ideas, transform into characters and tell moving stories. Gain skills in creative thinking and public speaking, and build confidence in yourself and your abilities! This is a class we recommend the student enrolling in multiple times, to build confidence and skill. Following the final class, there will be a short presentation open to the public.

Broadway Song and Dance (Grades 6-12) Fall 2019

Saturday, October 5, 2019 - 10:30 AM

Dance and sing to your favorite Broadway tunes! Transform yourself into a better singer and dancer. Use the innate skills you have and learn a few more. Experience counts! This is a class we recommend the student enrolling in multiple times. Following the final class, there will be a short presentation open to the public.

 

It's a Wonderful Life

Nov 22, 2019 - Dec 22, 2019

It’s a Wonderful Life by Phil Grecian

Nov 22 – Dec 22

Based on the beloved 1946 film, this play faithfully follows George Bailey’s life from his childhood dreams to his midlife disappointments and beyond, as an angel is sent from Heaven to show him what life would have been like if he had never existed. A holiday classic for devotees and newcomers alike.

Summer Camp 2019 Gift Certificate

Sunday, December 22, 2019 - 11:59 PM

$150 value toward an RPAA Summer Camp or workshop in the 2019 season.

 

$28.00 Gift Coupon (2019)

Give the gift of the arts! Purchase a $28.00 coupon code that your recipient can use for ANY show in the 2019 season, at either theater. After your purchase, you will receive an email confirmation with a unique coupon code that you can provide the recipient. Once they receive the coupon code from you, they can pick the show, date, time and seat they prefer.

*Coupon code is only valid in the 2019 season for productions with ticket prices of $28.00.

 

2019 Season Package

Purchase a Season Package today and get $3 off per ticket. For only $200.00, you will receive a coupon code that can be redeemed for one ticket to each play and musical in the 2018 season. Enter code at check out when booking your seats for each show. (8 shows total)

2019 Season Package Events include: - Almost, Maine – The Snug - Little Shop of Horrors – Riverbank - Nunsense – Riverbank - Moonlight & Magnolias – The Snug - Grease, the Musical – Riverbank - Driving Miss Daisy – The Snug - Annie Get Your Gun – Riverbank - It’s a Wonderful Life – Riverbank

The benefits of being a season ticket holder include flexible booking and exchanges, advance notice of special events during the season, and a free coffee or water at each show.

*Valid for the 2019 season only. Good for one performance of each production in the season. Discount only offered through January 23, 2019.

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