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2022-2023 Season


THE ADDAMS FAMILY
Book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice
Music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa
Directed by Lindsey Duoos Williams
October 12, 13, 14, 15 @ 7 pm; October 16 @ 2 pm
Frank W. Bridges Theatre

A comical feast that embraces the wackiness in every family! Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family--a man her parents have never met. And if that wasn't upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he's never done before: keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everthing will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday's "normal" boyfriend and his parents!

 

A CHRISTMAS CAROL
Adapted from the novella by Charles Dickens
By Susan V. Hansen
Directed by Susan V. Hansen
December 2, 3 @ 7 pm; December 4 @ 2 pm
Frank W. Bridges Theatre

This classic holiday story comes to life in a brand new one-act adaptation of Charles Dickens's tale. A bitter old miser, Ebenezer Scrooge, learns to embrace the spirit of Christmas thanks to a series of ghostly encounters. But while the story of Scrooge's redemption has been retold countless times over the years, A Christmas Carol retains its ability to surprise and provoke. Alternately comical, sentimental, and thought-provoking, A Christmas Carol offers a heartwarming picture of how kindness and care for others can save an individual soul.

 

THE MUSIC MAN IN CONCERT
Book, music, and lyrics by Meredith Willson
Story by Meredith Willson and Franklin Lacey
Concert adaptation by Evans Haile
Directed by Lindsey Duoos Williams
February 17, 18 @ 7 pm; February 19 @ 2 pm
Frank W. Bridges Theatre

Join Riverland's Theatre and College Choir as we celebrate one of American musical theatre's great scores in this concert adaptation! By turns wicked, funny, warm, romantic, and touching, The Music Man is family entertainment at its best. Meredith Willson's six-time Tony Award-winning musical comedy has been entertaining audiences since 1957 and is a family-friendly story to be shared with every generation. Fast-talking traveling salesman Harold Hill cons the people of River City, Iowa, into buying instruments and uniforms for a band that he vows to organize--this, despite the fact that he doesn't know a trombone from a treble clef. His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marian, the librarian, who transforms him into a respectable citizen by curtain's fall.

 

SILENT SKY
By Lauren Gunderson
Directed by Susan V. Hansen
April 12, 13, 14, 15 @ 7 pm; April 16 @ 2 pm
Frank W. Bridges Theatre

When Henrietta Leavitt begins work at the Harvard Observatory in the early 1900s, she isn't allowed to touch a telescope or express an original idea. Instead, she joins a group of women "computers," charting the stars for a renowned astronomer who calculates projects in "girl hours" and has no time for the women's probing theories. As Henrietta, in her free time, atteps to measure the light and distance of stars, she must also take measure of her life on Earth, trying to balance her dedication to science with family obligations and the possibility of love. The true story of 19th-century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt explores a woman's place in society during a time of immense scientific discoveries, when women's ideas were dismissed until men claimed credit for them.