Current Season

2023 - 2024  Season

Urinetown, the Musical
Music and Lyrics by Mark Hollman
Book and Lyrics by Greg Kotis
Directed by Lindsey Duoos Williams
October 11, 12, 13, 14 @ 7 pm; October 15 @ 2 pm
Frank W. Bridges Theatre

In a Gotham-like city, a terrible water shortage caused by a 20-year drought has led to a government-enforced ban on private toilets. The citizens must use public amenities, regulated by a single malevolent company that profits by charging admission for one of humanity's most basic needs. Amid the people, a hero decides that he's had enough and plans a revolution to lead them all to freedom! Winner of three Tony Awards, Urinetown is a hilarious musical satire of the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, environmental collapse, privatization of natural resources, bureaucracy, municipal politics, and musical theatre itself!

The Spotlight
An evening of performances showcasing Riverland Theatre students
Directed by Susan V. Hansen
December 1, 2 @ 7 pm
Frank W. Bridges Theatre

Join us for an entertaining evening of scenes, monologues, and songs performed by Riverland Theatre students as they prepare to attend the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival in Des Moines, Iowa this January.

Photograph 51
By Anna Ziegler
Directed by Susan V. Hansen
February 28, 29, March 1, 2 @ 7 pm; March 3 @ 2 pm
Frank W. Bridges Theatre

London, 1953. Scientists are on the verge of discovering what they call the secret of life: the DNA double helix. Providing the key is driven young physicist Rosalind Franklin, one of the great female scientists of the twentieth century. A chorus of physicists relives the chase, revealing the unsung achievements of this trail-blazing, fiercely independent woman. But if the double helix was the breakthrough of the 20th century, then what kept Franklin out of the history books? Called “beautiful, tender, and surprising,” Photograph 51 looks at the woman who cracked DNA and asks what is sacrificed in the pursuit of science, love, and a place in history.

You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown
Based on the comic strip Peanuts by Charles M. Schultz
Book, Music and Lyrics by Clark Gesner
Additional Dialogue by Michael Mayer

Additional Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa
Directed by Lindsey Duoos Williams
April 24, 25, 26, 27 @ 7 pm; April 28 @ 2 pm
Frank W. Bridges Theatre

Happiness is great musical theatre! With charm, wit, and heart, You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown explores life through the eyes of Charlie Brown and his friends in the Peanuts gang as they play baseball, struggle with homework, sing songs, swoon over their crushes, and celebrate the joy of friendship.

Full of memorable songs and iconic moments from the classic Peanuts comic strip, this charming show is sure to delight audiences of all ages.