RCT Summer Camp is Coming Back!


Riverside Children’s Theatre is proud to announce the return of summer theatre and music camps, coming this June/July! 10447140_776122749105054_4479576263801235300_n We will be offering two 5-day sessions for theatre and one 5-day session for music:

  • Theatre Camp (9am to 4pm)
    • Session 1: June 22 – June 26
    • Session 2: July 13 – 17
  • Music Camp (9am to Noon)
    • Session 1: July 6 – July 10

UPDATES: The Music Camp and Session 1 of Theatre Camp are currently full, but we are still accepting names for the waiting list, in the event that someone cancels. Please click here for more information about the camps and how to register.

Riverside Children’s Theatre is proud to announce their 58th Season.


Click below to buy tickets (Please keep your receipt. This is your ticket):

“The classic tale of an aging toy maker and his beloved wooden puppet is given a touching finish in this Disney gem”

Music and Lyrics By Stephen Schwartz
Book By David Stern

In Disney’s MY SON PINOCCHIO, the classic tale of toymaker Geppetto’s little wooden puppet is given new life. This new musical, which retells the classic Disney story from Geppetto’s perspective, features the beloved classic songs “When You Wish Upon a Star” and “I’ve Got No Strings,” alongside a host of new songs by Oscar- and Grammy Award-winner and master melodist Stephen Schwartz, tackling timely issues about what it means to be “the perfect child” – and what it means to be “a real father.”

Join the Blue Fairy, Stromboli and a lively cast of characters as Geppetto journeys beyond the toy shop to discover the meaning of family. When the Blue Fairy grants Geppetto’s wish to bring his beloved puppet to life, the new father quickly learns that being a parent is full of challenges. He struggles to make his son “the perfect boy” only to lose him to a gang of Roustabouts. It is only when faced the thought of never seeing Pinocchio again that Geppetto truly learns the joys of being a father and loving your child unconditionally.


“Roald Dahl’s timeless story of the world-famous candy man and his quest to find an heir comes to chocolate-covered life”

Music and Lyrics by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley
Adapted for the Stage by Timothy Allen McDonald and Leslie Bricusse
Based on the book Charlie and The Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

The delicious adventures experienced by Charlie Bucket on his visit to Willy Wonka’s mysterious chocolate factory light up the stage in this captivating adaptation of Roald Dahl’s fantastical tale. Featuring the enchanting songs from the 1971 film starring Gene Wilder and new songs by Leslie Bricusse (JEKYLL & HYDE, DOCTOR DOLITTLE) and Anthony Newley, Roald Dahl’s WILLY WONKA is a scrumdidilyumptious musical guaranteed to delight everyone’s sweet tooth.

Dahl’s story follows enigmatic candy manufacturer Willy Wonka as he stages a contest by hiding five golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. Whoever comes up with these tickets will win a free tour of the Wonka factory, as well as a lifetime supply of candy. Four of the five winning children are insufferable brats: the fifth is a likeable young lad named Charlie Bucket who takes the tour in the company of his equally amiable grandfather. The children must learn to follow Mr. Wonka’s rules in the factory–or suffer the consequences.

All shows are held at
Ramona High School – 7675 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, CA 92504

Tickets will be available for advance purchase ($12 per ticket) through any RCT family or any of the following locations; Alin Party Supply, RIverside; Wendy Monrroy on Main, Riverside; and Capezio at Tyler, Riverside.

Purchase through paypal is available (Please keep your receipt. This is your ticket).

Tickets are $15 at the door on performance day.
ASL interpreted for selected shows.

RCT is in Need of Substitute Aides and Teachers

Riverside Children’s Theatre is in dire need of substitute aides and substitute teachers for Saturday School!

If you are interested in any of these positions,
please email saturdayschool@riversidechildrenstheatre.org or send your resume to:

Riverside Children’s Theatre
2900 Adams St, Ste. B4
Riverside, CA 92504

Watch Anna Hightower on the World’s Greatest Tribute Bands this Tuesday!


Tuesday’s the day our band is going to be on TV!  Here’s all the TV info for it if you want to watch:
Southbound and Co. (our Lynyrd Skynyrd tribute) will be on The World’s Greatest Tribute Bands THIS Tuesday, showing on the AXS channel (AT&T U-verse is ch 1106, Charter 794, Direct is ch 340, Dish is ch 167, Verizon is ch 569) at 7 pm PT.  Set your DVD!  They may show it again that night, but it definitely won’t be re-aired again after that!
AND if you’re in the area and want to come see it live, it’s FREE.  At the Whiskey A Go Go in LA.  The doors close for filming at 6:45 and the concert’s over by 8 (so you can make it home for work in the morning).  Just sign up for tickets here: http://bit.ly/1bgq5A4

Music Director needed for Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka


Willy Wonka Timeline

  • Auditions — December 8, 2014 – December 12, 2014 (Monday to Friday 6:15 pm – 8:15 pm)
  • Rehearsals — January 5 – March 13 (Monday to Friday 6:15 pm – 8:15 pm)
  • Tech Week — March 15- 19 (5 pm – 11 pm)
  • Performances — March 20, 21, 27, 28

Rehearsals exclude RUSD school holidays, and are scheduled accordingly to production needs set forth by the Director and Producer.

Please contact producer@riversidechildrenstheatre.org immediately to submit a resume and cover letter. There is a stipend available. Duties will be discussed in detail at the interview.


  • To provide clear and accurate music direction of a live stage musical.
  • Be available for all music rehearsals and production meeting.
  • Work collaboratively with other members of the creative team as well as head of production departments.
  • Work collaboratively with a live orchestra and conductor.
  • Work with at least 100 K-8th grade cast members and a volunteer organization of over 300.
  • Provide music selection for auditions.
  • Other duties as agreed upon between Music Director & Producer.

Charissa Hogeland’s New Single “Hold On”

Charissa Hogeland, former RCT member, has a new Antibullying video on YouTube that we hope will get out to as many children, teens, young Adults and people as possible.

“If you go onto iTunes today and search “Charissa Hogeland Hold On” you can buy my new single. Woot.
You can search the same thing on YouTube and see the music video.” On YouTube go to Music and select and type in the title above and click the arrow and it will go to her list and Hold On is the 1st one on the list.