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Richard O’Brien’s THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW
Book, Music and Lyrics by Richard O’Brien
October 3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 11, 12 @ 7:30 pm
It’s astounding…this cult classic is finally time warping into Austin! It’s been 40 years since Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show first debuted in London, but the musical remains as campy, fresh, and funny as ever. Join Brad, Janet, Riff-Raff, Magenta, and one sweet transvestite in this kitschy and edgy rock ‘n’ roll send-up of science fiction B movies. You’ll shiver with antici…PATION! Contains adult themes and strong language—parental guidance recommended.
By Marc Camoletti
Translated by Beverley Cross and Francis Evans
November 20, 21, 22, 23 @ 7:30 pm, November 24 @ 2:00 pm
Winner of the Tony Award for Best Revival, this 1960's French farce features self-styled Parisian lothario Bernard, who has Italian, German, and American fiancées--each one a beautiful airline hostess with frequent "layovers.” He keeps "one up, one down and one pending" until unexpected schedule changes bring all three to Bernard's apartment at the same time—with hilarious results! Mild adult themes—recommended for ages 12 and up.
THE DROWSY CHAPERONE
Music and Lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison
Book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar
February 27, 28, March 1, 6, 7, 8 @ 7:30 pm, March 9 @ 2:00 pm
This hysterical Broadway comedy begins when a die-hard musical theatre fan plays his favorite cast album on his turntable…and the musical literally bursts to life in his living room! The show-within-a-show tells the rambunctious tale of a brazen Broadway starlet trying to find, and keep, her true love—but with a truly unique twist. The Drowsy Chaperone pays tribute to the Jazz-age shows of the 1920's and the power those shows held to transport us into a dazzling fantasy and to lift our spirits in times of sadness.
Mild adult humor—recommended for ages 12 and up.
By William Inge
April 30, May 1, 2, 3 @ 7:30 pm, May 4 @ 2:00 pm
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, this classic drama by master American playwright William Inge was recently revived on Broadway. In 1953, a small Kansas town eagerly anticipates the annual Labor Day picnic. When a handsome stranger shows up and steals the heart of the prettiest girl in town, buried passions are ignited. Soon, the town is entangled in failed relationships, family feuds, and broken hearts. Inge’s themes of longing, desire, and hope still resonate today. Mild adult themes—recommended for ages 12 and up.
Riverland Theatre strives to provide quality productions that are entertaining and challenging to both the audience and the artists. Because we reach such a diverse audience, some audience members may find some subject matter, language, or situations objectionable. If patrons are concerned about a specific production, they are encouraged to become familiar with the material before attending the performance.