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RCT is seeking a Stage Manager for its Spring 2015 Production

Riverside Children’s Theatre, a non-profit organization and leading children’s theatre company in the Inland Empire with an award-winning performing arts school and performance troupe seeks a Stage Manager for their spring production of Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka, with the possibility of a full season contract for the 2015/2016 Season.

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It’s going to be Grassy, Gassy, and Green at RCT


Riverside Children’s Theatre, in conjunction with Musical Theatre International, presents Shrek The Musical, based on the Oscar®-winning DreamWorks film that started it all. Join RCT and its fantastic cast as it journeys to a land far away on March 21, 22, 28, 29 at 7pm and 22 & 29 at 1pm at Ramona High School 7675 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, CA 92504.

Based on the DreamWorks Animation Motion Picture and book by William Steig, music by Jeanine Tesori, and book & lyrics by David LIndsay-Abaire, Shrek the Musical features a terrific score of 19 all-new songs, a live orchestra, big laughs, great dancing, and breathtaking costumes and scenery.

Shrek the Musical brings the hilarious story of everyone’s favorite ogre to life on stage.
 In a faraway kingdom turned upside down, things get complicated when an unseemly ogre – not a handsome prince – shows up to rescue a feisty princess. Throw in a donkey who won’t be quiet, a villain with a SHORT temper, a cookie with an attitude and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you’ve got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero.
Luckily, there’s one on hand… and his name is Shrek! Shrek and his friends bring to us a beautiful message of tolerance and acceptance. No matter what we look like and how weird we are, we are BEAUTIFUL! Bring your beautiful weirdness and let your Freak Flags wave proudly!

The cast is led by a dynamic trio of directors, helmed by ITL award winning performer and director and RCT alumni Michael Eastman. Music direction is led by Boston Conservatory graduate and RCT alumi Anna Hightower. Choreography is by Jennifer Sundell, an award winning performer and musical theatre graduate of the University of Redlands. The production is produced under the guidance of Producer Maraveena Tanielu, Set Design by David Carty, Lighting by Ron Milts, Sound Design by Dorie Couture and Costume Design by Maria Hong.

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  • Tickets are available for advance purchase ($10 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 below. Tickets are $12 at the door on performance day.
  • ASL interpreted for both shows on March 22
  • For a sneak peak, come see the cast perform selected numbers at the Galleria Mall, Riverside on March 15.


All shows are at  Ramona High Theater in Riverside:

RCT Seeking Drama, Dance and Music Teachers

2900 Adams Street Suite B4 Riverside, CA 92504-4376

Riverside Children’s Theatre a non-profit organization is seeking certified teachers, and/or individuals with theatre experience- Must be 18 years or older to be considered.

Now accepting applications for drama, dance & music teachers for our Saturday School program for the 2014-2015 school year (starting August 2014- March 2015).

Positions include K thru 8th grade theatre and a 9th grade Technical class. All of the positions are Part time (4 hours a week). If you are interested in teaching Drama, Dance or Music, please send your applications to satskol@riversidechildrenstheatre.org

Applications must include the following:

  • Cover letter including contact information
  • Resume
  • Sample lesson plan

All complete applications must be submitted by January 31, 2013 incomplete applications will not be considered. Interviews will take place in February, 2014.

Compensation and expectations will be discussed in the interview process.