A Broadway Flop or Hit?

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Come watch the Academy Award winning film on stage!

Don’t worry the Broadway is even better, winning a record-breaking 12 Tony Awards.

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Set in the late 1960’s this satirical comedy tells the story of a theatrical producer and accountant who want to produce a Broadway flop. Their plan is to take as much money as they can from investors, with no intensions of repayment, escaping to Brazil as soon as the play closes and live on the riches.

However, their plans go awry when their sure-fire flop ends up being a hit.

 

The Roaring 20’s Come to Riverside!

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Coming to Riverside’s Fox Performing Arts Center, Wednesday, January 27th, 2016 at 7:00 pm

Based on the 1994 film by Woody Allen and Douglas McGrath, Bullets over Broadway will put you directly into the Roaring 20’s. This comedic musical is about a young playwright who is desperate to find the money to produce his next show. He meets a mobster whom agrees to back his play, if he casts his untalented girlfriend as one of the leads.

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Don’t miss your favorite songs of the movie, “Tain’t Nobody’s Bus’ness,” “Running Wild,” “I Found a New Baby” and more.

Forever Blonde

Marilyn Monroe, an iconic beauty, known as many things…

A Style Icon. A Humanitarian. An Artist. Intellectual.

But was she always known as this?

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The play sets in 1962 and Marilyn Monroe is in the midst of a photo shoot.

Labeled as a “Sex Symbol”, Marilyn longs to be respected for her talent and loved for who she really is rather than the character she has created for the silver screen.

Watch the play reveal the woman beneath the make up.

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Starring Sunny Thompson as she becomes the girl who wished for the world.

In this magnificent Broadway rendition of Marilyn’s life, you have the privilege to learn her life story in her own words.

Don’t miss this chance to hear Marilyn’s riveting classical songs come back to life!

Songs include: Diamonds are a Girls Best Friend and My Heart Belongs to Daddy

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Coming to Riverside’s Performing Art Center, October 24th, 2015. Doors open at 7 pm.

Students at Broadway 2015-2016 season is coming this September!

Greetings, participating school groups and organizations.  We have six very exciting shows in store for you this Broadway season.  Good times, big laughs, great experiences and great memories await!

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Menopause the Musical

(Saturday, September 26, 2015 at 3pm)

For more than a decade, Menopause the Musical has worked to inspire and support women dealing with life after “The Change”. Now, Menopause the Musical: The Survivor Tour benefiting Susan G. Komen is on a powerful mission to change lives. Featuring a cast of breast cancer survivors and co-survivors singing along to classic tunes from the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s, the cast forms a sisterhood with the entire audience and helps women celebrate that menopause is no longer “The Silent Passage”.

Marilyn Forever Blonde

(Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 2pm)

It is 1962 and Marilyn Monroe is in the midst of a photo shoot. Divorced for a third time, living alone, frustrated by Hollywood and tired of the “sex symbol” label, Marilyn longs to be respected for her talent and loved for who she really is rather than the character she has created for the silver screen. This award-winning play stars the incomparable Sunny Thompson, whose portrayal is uncanny, heartwarming, and gives an in-depth look into the late Marilyn Monroe’s life. (Contains some explicit material. May not be suitable for some audiences).

Bullets Over Broadway

(Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at 7pm)

Based upon the screenplay of the acclaimed film by Woody Allen and Douglas McGrath, Bullets Over Broadway is the story of a young playwright who, in desperate need of financial backing for his next show, accepts an offer he can’t refuse from a mobster looking to please his showgirl girlfriend. Loaded with big laughs, colorful characters, and the songs that made the ’20s roar, Bullets Over Broadway is bringing musical comedy back with a bang.

The Producers

(Sunday, February 14, 2016 at 3pm)

A scheming producer and his mousy accountant aim to produce the biggest flop on Broadway in Mel Brooke’s laugh-out-loud spectacle. Bialystock and Bloom! Those names should strike terror and hysteria in anyone familiar with Mel Brook’s classic cult comedy film. Now as a big Broadway musical, The Producers once again sets the standard for modern, outrageous, in-your-face humor, winning a record 12 Tony Awards and wowing capacity crowds night after night.

Forbidden Broadway

(Saturday, March 12, 2016 at 2pm)

Just when Broadway thought it was safe from the poison pen of funny man Gerard Alessandrini, Forbidden Broadway returns, more hilarious than ever. Targets include Pippin, Kinky Boots, Les Miz and Matilda, joining favorites including Wicked and the Book of Mormon. This award-winning, fall-down funny musical roast of Broadway features outrageous costumes and hilarious rewrites of the songs you know – and dead-on impressions by a stellar cast!

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

(Sunday, April 10, 2016 at 1pm)

One of the most enduring shows of all time, Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is the irresistible family musical about the trials and triumphs of Joseph, Israel’s favorite son. This new production is a reimagining of the Biblical story of Joseph, his brothers and the coat of many colors. The magical musical is full of unforgettable songs, including “Go Go Go Joseph,” “Any Dream Will Do” and “Close Every Door.”

Are you excited to see the performers burst into song and dance on stage? We certainly are!

See you all soon!

Honey Honey Here We go Again…

…With another fabulous musical hitting Riverside’s stage!

Mama Mia! is a fabulous musical set to ABBA’s timeless musical selections such as Dancing Queen, Take a Chance on Me, and many more.

The story sets on a Greek Island, featuring a Sophie Sheridan, young women, on a quest to find her father before her wedding.

Using three lovers from her mothers past, she invites them to her wedding, hoping she’d be able to recognize her one true father.

The story goes on, with the wedding preparations and her mother, Donna Sheridan’s, crazy reaction to her ex-lovers.

Judy McLane, whom for 8 years starred as Tanya, one of Donna’s old friends, will now be starring as the leading role, Donna! While Felicia Finely, will be taking her role as Tanya.

Elena Richardo, whom was in the original Atlanta staging of Bring it On, will be playing Sophie.

Take a chance on us, and come down to Riverside’s Performing Arts Theater, Wednesday or Thursday, February 4th-5th! Doors open at 6:30 pm. We promise it won’t be a waste of money, money to see these Dancing Queens!

Tony Award Winning Memphis Hits Riverside!

Come celebrate Valentines Day with Riverside’s Fox Performing Arts Center and watch Memphis with us on Febuary 13th, 2015 at 8pm or Febuary 14th, 2015 at 2 and 8pm!

You won’t want to miss this show stopping musical. Set during the rock and roll revolution in the 1950’s, It takes place in Memphis, Tennessee; about a young white male who’s love for music will have him falling in love with a beautiful African American club singer whom he plans on making a big star. Though their love is strong, will the racial tension of this time cause them to go adrift? You’ll have to come watch to find out.

With it’s timeless music and show stopping singers, this Broadway show has  won four 2010 Tony Awards, including Best Musical!

Critics rave about it saying….

A fantastic evening that makes you think and feel as much as sing. What more could one ask of a night at the theatre? The Huffington Post

Memphis is Irresistible, invigorating and truly entertaining, with a pulsating new score. AM New York

A knockout! With an infectious score, excellent direction, dazzling choreography and an engaging story, Memphis, quite simply, rocks! NY1 News

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Sneak Peak:

source: http://www.memphisthemusical.com

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Just Another Piece of History at the Fox.

On January 17th at 7pm,

A show originally from the 1950’s will be coming onto our stage.

Hal Holbrook will amaze you will his rendition of Mark Twain Tonight!
Starting as an off-broadway show, to a Tony award winning role. Hal Holbrook is bound to WOW you with his renditions of Mark Twain’s classic stories, like Huckleberry Finn.

If you’ve seen it before don’t worry because no show is the same! Hal Holbrook makes sure to add fresh ideas into each play, deciding the roles as he goes along.