​​​Fall Comedy: 

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike 

By Christopher Durang

November 7–9 and 14–16, 8:00 p.m.


Riverfront Theater Company is proud to present the 2013 Tony Award winner for Best Play: Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike.

Chekhov is alive and well in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, where adult siblings Vanya and Sonia reside in their old family home, mourning their lost dreams and missed opportunities. When their often-wrong, fortune-telling maid warns of impending dangers, and their movie-star sister, Masha, arrives unexpectedly with young, sexy, boy toy, Spike, the family is launched into a rollicking weekend of one-upmanship, exposed nerves, and a lot of broken mugs. With wit and absurdity, Christopher Durang’s Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike blends Chekhov’s famous ennui with the modern-day toils and troubles of celebrity, social networking, and age into a laugh-out-loud comedy that will tickle your funny bone and stimulate your mind.

Please Note: This show contains mature content and should be considered PG-13.

Original Artwork by:  Natalka Harris

Director: Rogella Jaoude  

Student Director:  Natalka Harris

Co-Producer:  Jenna Hayes

Co-Producer:  Hillary Wilson

Riverfront Theater Company 2020 Season

Riverfront Theater Company, now in its 55th Season, is pleased to announce that we will performing ALL four of our shows in 2020 at the beautiful Aspinwall Riverfront Park.

Riverfront Theater Company 2020 Season

Riverfront Theater Company, now in its 55th Season, is pleased to announce that we will performing ALL four of our shows in 2020 at the beautiful Aspinwall Riverfront Park.

Special Winter Musical Event:
I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change
Book and Lyrics by Joe DiPietro
Music by Jimmy Roberts
Musical Director: Kevin Milliken
Stage Direction:  David Lu
One weekend only! February 12-15, 2020
The longest-running off-Broadway revue in history has been revised for the 21st century! This celebration of the mating game takes on the truths and myths behind that contemporary conundrum known as "the relationship." Act I explores the journey from dating and waiting to love and marriage, while Act II reveals the agonies and triumphs of in-laws and newborns, trips in the family car, and pick-up techniques of the geriatric set. This hilarious revue pays tribute to those who have loved and lost, to those who have fallen on their face at the portal of romance, to those who have dared to ask, "Say, what are you doing Saturday night?" This 2018 version features two new songs and revised lyrics and dialogue throughout the show to reflect dating in modern times.
Spring Drama:
By David Auburn
Director: Lora Oxenreiter
Two weekends! March 19-21 and 28–30, 2020
On the eve of her 25th birthday, Catherine, a troubled young woman, has spent years caring for her brilliant but unstable father, a famous mathematician. Now, following his death, she must deal with her own volatile emotions; the arrival of her estranged sister, Claire; and the attentions of Hal, a former student of her father's who hopes to find valuable work in the 103 notebooks that her father left behind. Over the long weekend that follows, a burgeoning romance and the discovery of a mysterious notebook draw Catherine into the most difficult problem of all: How much of her father's madness—or genius—will she inherit? Winner of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award for Best Play!
PROOF is presented through special arrangement with Dramatists Play Services.
Young Artists Summer Musical:
Back to the 80s 
By Neil Gooding
Additional Material by Stuart Smith
Revised Orchestrations and Arrangements by Brett Foster
Original Musical Adaptation by Scott Copeman

Musical Director: Jenna Hayes   

Stage Director: Jamie McDonald

One weekend only! August 5-9, 2020
From the era that brought the world the Rubik's Cube, Max Headroom, and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comes the "totally awesome" musical Back to the 80s. In the style of movies such as Back to the Future, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, and The Karate Kid, Back to the 80s is a nostalgic romp through the greatest hits of the decade.
Back to the 80s tells the story of the senior class of William Ocean High School, as remembered through the eyes of now 30-something Corey Palmer. Seventeen-year-old Corey is madly in love with his next-door neighbor, Tiffany Houston, one of the coolest girls in the school, but she is too busy mooning over Michael Feldman, the hottest guy around. Michael and his friends are athletic and good-looking – the kind of guys that Corey and his two best friends dream of being. However, while they may not be the coolest guys in school, they are still one up on Feargal McFerrin, III, whose best friend is his computer and who believes the crazy notion that one day, CDs will replace cassette tapes.
Throw in a Star Wars dream sequence, high-energy dance routines, the obligatory 80s party scene, copious amounts of blue eyeshadow, 20 cans of hairspray, as well as some of the most popular songs ever written, and the result is a musical that will not only delight and amuse audiences of any age, but will also inspire any young cast. Back to the 80s is a high-energy musical with contemporary flair that will certainly fill the seats.
Back to the 80s is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
Our Fall Adult Musical:
Music by Mark Hollmann
Lyrics by Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis
Book by Greg Kotis
Musical Director: Kevin Milliken
Director: Lora Oxenreiter
Two weekends! November 5-7 and 12-14, 2020
Winner of three Tony Awards, three Outer Critics Circle Awards, two Lucille Lortel Awards, and two Obie Awards, Urinetown is a hilarious musical satire of the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, municipal politics, and musical theatre itself! Hilariously funny and touchingly honest, Urinetown provides a fresh perspective on one of America's greatest art forms.
In a Gotham-like city, a terrible water shortage, caused by a 20-year drought, has led to a government-enforced ban on private toilets. The citizens must use public amenities, regulated by a single malevolent company that profits by charging admission for one of humanity's most basic needs. Amid the people, a hero decides that he's had enough and plans a revolution to lead them all to freedom!
Inspired by the works of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill, Urinetown is an irreverently humorous satire in which no one is safe from scrutiny. Praised for reinvigorating the very notion of what a musical could be, Urinetown catapults the "comedic romp" into the new millennium with its outrageous perspective, wickedly modern wit, and sustained ability to produce gales of unbridled laughter.
Urinetown is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
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