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

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“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

SYNOPSIS
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.

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“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

SYNOPSIS
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.

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

Riverside Children’s Theatre is hiring for their Fall Production

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The following positions are open: Director, Choreographer, Costume Director

The Inland Empire’s leading children’s theatre has openings for a Director, Choreographer, and Costume Director for their fall production of Disney’s My Son Pinocchio Jr. To learn more about RCT and how to become involved, please visit http://www.riversidechildrenstheatre.org

To be considered for the position, please submit the following items by Monday, June 30, 2014 to producer@riversidechildrenstheatre.org.

In subject line of email put “Applicant-2014/2015″

Interviews will be scheduled for evenings in mid-July beginning July 14th.

For Choreographer & Costume Director

  1. Cover letter
  2. Resume

For Directors

  1. Cover letter
  2. Resume
  3. One paragraph about your vision for the show and how you would approach it creatively, highlighting one or more of its themes; Please include any styles, techniques, methods, and so forth that you feel would benefit the cast and the over all look and feel of the show.

 PRODUCTION DATES

Auditions

  • August 18 – August 22

Casting

  • August 22 & 23

Rehearsals

  • August 25 – October 24, Monday to Friday from 6:15 pm- 8:15 pm.

Tech week

  • October 26 — 9 am to 5 pm
  • October 27- 29 — 6 pm to 10 pm
  • October 30 & November 5 — 5 pm to 10 pm

Preview (Sneak Peek)

  • Tentative- October 25 at 4 pm

Performances

  • November 1, 7, 8 at 7 pm
  • November 1, 8 at 1 pm
  • November 2 at 2 pm

There is a stipend available for the duration of the production. Conflicts are considered and approved based on production needs. Successful applicant is required to attend all production meetings beginning in August and throughout the production process, as needed. Will be working with over 100 children, a staff of more than 30 and over 200 organization volunteers.

All applicants must meet the following minimum requirements.

  1. Experience working with children Kindergarten to 8th grade.
  2. Minimum of 2 years experience working in the performing arts within the applied position.
  3. Must have excellent leadership skills and professional work ethic.
  4. Must be fun and able to work as a team member.
  5. Must pass fingerprinting.

Costume Director

  • Plans costuming for musical production according to director’s vision.
  • Provides costume sheets for cast members by determined deadline.
  • Responsible for purchasing all costume materials and collecting costume fees from cast members, in a timely manner.
  • Attends all production meetings, as needed for costumes, and attends costume checks and be avaialable at least once a week to answer questions.
  • Leads the RCT costume team.
  • Other duties as mutually agreed upon by Artist and Producer.

Choreographer

  • To choreograph overall completion of a musical production.
  • Attend all production meetings & director meetings as needed for choreography; attends auditions, call backs, previews, and rehearsals. Assist with show casting.
  • To communicate concerns/problems regarding said play/participants directly to the Production Manager for resolution.
  • Turn in a weekly report to Producer of rehearsal material covered each week, as needed.
  • Work respectively and cooperatively with other independent contractors, Director, Choreographer, Set Director, Set Designer, Stage Manager, Production Manager, staff, students, parents and volunteers.
  • Coordinate with the director and musical director all numbers.
  • Other duties as mutually agreed upon by Artist and Producer.

 Director

  • To direct overall completion of a musical production.
  • Attend all production meetings, auditions, callbacks, and rehearsals.
  • Direct and cast actors and actresses- keep a detailed record of blocking and direction of the musical.
  • To communicate concerns/problems regarding production/participants directly to the Producer and/or Production Manager for resolution.
  • Responsible for scheduling weekly directors’ meetings, as needed.
  • Set weekly rehearsals and turn in a weekly record of blocking covered, as needed.
  • Turn in a weekly report to Producer of overall direction of production, as needed.
  • Work respectively and cooperatively with other independent contractors, Choreographer, Musical Director, Set Director, Set Designer, Stage Manager, Production Manager, staff, students, parents and volunteers.
  • Must have knowledge of theatre management and the operation of technical theatre.
  • Other duties as mutually agreed upon by Artist and Producer.

RCT Now Offering Summer Music Camp

MUSIC SUMMER CAMP
2 sessions available:

August 12, 13, &14th  at 9am-12pm or 1pm-4pm

This music camp offers 2 sessions, 9 hours each, of music training. Students can sign up for one of the sessions. The camp focusses on voice placement, voice technique to improve sound texture and encourage healthy singing, intonation (pitch), learning the basics of reading music with emphasis on notation values, preparation for singing at auditions, and music appreciation. Designed with a 1:8 student ratio, students will be able to have one on one interaction and feedback from the instructor. Students will pick a pre-approved song of their choice to be used as their practicum for the duration of the camp. At the conclusion of the camp, students will have the opportunity to perform for a live audience, applying the skills they have learned.

SPACE IS LIMITED SO ENROLL NOW!!!!

  •  Enrollment is limited to 16 students in each session.
  • Ages entering 5th grade and up
  • Cost is $150.00.
  • Will be held at the Production office- 2900 Adams Street, Suite B4
  • Bring bottled water and a snack.
  • Fun, educated, and knowledgeable teachers!
  • To secure your spot please click PayPal link below to register. You must pay in full through Pay Pal in order to confirm your registration.
  • Registration is NON-REFUNDABLE
  • Courses will include:
    • Vocal critiquing
    • Song selection
    • 8 to 1 ratio for teacher child
    • Intensive music class to assist all levels of singers
    • Learn techniques to improve your voice
    • Final song presentation on the last day for family and friends

Please add in the comments on Paypal which session you would like to register for and once payment is complete the registration paperwork will be emailed to you.

RCT Now Offering Theatre Summer Camp

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THEATRE SUMMER CAMP

2 sessions available: June 23-27th and July 14-18th: 9am – 4pm

Throughout the week students will study different elements of the acting art form. Students will play games and complete exercise challenges that will focus on character development, improvisational skills, pantomime, concentration, and physical body movement. Each day they will build on concepts learned from the previous day and focus on aspect that each student needs to achieve personal growth in the area of acting.

Please add in the comments on Paypal which session you would like to register for and once payment is complete the registration paperwork will be emailed to you.

SPACE IS LIMITED SO ENROLL NOW!!!!

  • Enrollment is limited to 15 students
  • Ages entering 5th grade and up
  • Cost is $225.00 for the entire week- this includes your make up kit that you will keep.
  • Will be held at the Production office- 2900 Adams Street, Suite B4
  • Bring your own lunch, snacks, and bottled water
  • Fun, educated, and knowledgeable teachers!
  • To secure your spot please click on the PayPal link below to register. You must pay in full through Pay Pal in order to confirm your registration.
  • Registration is NON-REFUNDABLE
  • Courses will include:
    • Improv
    • Set design
    • Skit preparation
    • Make-up
    • Props
    • Set painting
    • Final skit presentation on the last day for family and friends

 

 

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

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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.

Click here for a closer look at our Directors!

  • 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: