Richmond Civic Theatre

Stage One




October 7-8, 2017

School Day Performance October 6

Based on the book by Louis Sacher

Adapted for the stage by Louis Sacher

By special arrangement with Susan Schulman: A Literary Agency, 454 West 44th St, NY, NY 10036

Directed by Shelley Wambo

Stanley Yelnats, a boy who has bad luck due to a curse placed on his great- great-grandfather, is sent to Camp Green Lake, a juvenile detention camp, for a crime he did not commit. Stanley and the other boys at the camp are forced to dig large holes in the dirt every day. Stanley eventually realizes that they are digging these holes because the Warden is searching for something. As Stanley continues to dig holes and meet the other boys at the camp, three separate stories intertwine to reveal why Stanley’s family has a curse and what the Warden is looking for.





Stage One’s Fundraiser:
Madagascar – A Musical Adventure

November 4-5, 2017

School Day Performance November 3

  Based on the DreamWorks animation motion picture

Book by Kevin Del Aguila 

Music & Lyrics by George Noriega & Joel Someillan 

By special arrangement with Music Theatre International

Directed by Kim Dearing

Alex the lion is the king of the urban jungle, the main attraction at New York’s Central Park Zoo. He and his best friends — Marty the zebra, Melman the giraffe and Gloria the hippo — have spent their whole lives in blissful captivity before an admiring public and with regular meals provided for them. Not content to leave well enough alone, Marty lets his curiosity get the better of him and makes his escape — with the help of some prodigious penguins — to explore the world.



Bridge to Terabithia

February 3-4, 2018

School Day Performance February 2

Based on the novel by Katherine Paterson

Book by Katherine Paterson & Stephanie S. Tolan

Music by Steve Liebman

By special arrangement with Samuel French

Directed by Alisa Clapp-Itnyre

The life of Jesse an adolescent, changes when he befriends Leslie the class outsider. The children create an imaginary world called Terabithia, which is inhabited by all manner of magical creatures. Though difficulties fill their ordinary lives, Jesse and Leslie rule as king and queen in Terabithia. Soon one of the friends must draw on the strength of their imaginary kingdom to cope with a tragedy.




James and the Giant Peach, JR.

April 14-15, 2018

School Day Performance April 13

  Based on the book by Roald Dahl

Book by Timothy Allen McDonald

Music and Lyrics by Benj Pasek & Justin Paul 

By special arrangement with Music Theatre International

Directed by Ryan Shaw

After the tragic loss of his parents, James Henry Trotter comes to  live with his two horrid aunts, Spiker and Sponge. He hasn’t got a single friend in the whole wide world. That is not, until he meets the Old Green Grasshopper and the rest of the insects aboard a giant, magical peach! With a little bit of help from a magical friend, James finds himself on the adventure of a life time! Along the way, James learns that you can make your own family. James and the Giant Peach was Roald Dahl’s first classic novel for children.

Got camp?

Stage One’s incredibly popular Summer Theatre Camps return for Summer 2018!  This year, we’ve made some changes, and are excited to be offering new opportunities for each camp. Check the description to find the camp that’s right for you!

The Afternoon Mini-Camp is now FULL!!!  There are still spots available for the Morning camp.  ALL the others are filling QUICKLY!!