Richmond Civic Theatre


The Write-It-Yourself Ending!

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As Charles Dickens died before completing his last novel, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, the solution to the mystery has remained a mystery! RCT’s April musical production of The Mystery of Edwin Drood preserves the mystery– and lets the audience every night offer some solutions! Now, RCT offers YOU the chance to write a final book chapter or on-stage scene for Edwin Drood! Four first-place entries will win RCT season memberships!

Click the link for more information!

Drood Writing Contest

Educational material for The Mystery of Edwin Drood

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The following is information about RCT’s upcoming production of The Mystery of Edwin Drood: The Solve-It-Yourself Musical.   It includes background on the characters; the author, Charles Dickens; the composer, Rupert Holmes; a description of the story; other Dickens books; and a “scorecard” so that you can keep track of the motives of each character. At the end of the show, the audience chooses the ending—WHO IS THE MURDERER??

RCT Drood Study Guide

RCT’s RadioWorks Opportunity

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The newest venture at Richmond Civic Theatre is RadioWorks. This program will strive to cast, rehearse, then record a radio drama, to then be aired on WECI.  The inaugural broadcast was the Christmas classic, A Christmas Carol. Now, RadioWorks takes a step into the world of sci-fi.

On Sunday March 8 at 2 pm, Director Kathy Clopper will hold auditions for The Day The Earth Stood Still. Rehearsals will be in the evening on Tuesday and Thursday, March 10 and 12. (Time TBT per cast schedules.) Rehearsal Saturday morning, March 14 at 9 a.m. and recording on Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m.

There are “voices” for 27 people (21 male, 1 boy, 3 women, 2 either), so be prepared for lots of doubling/tripling. No memorizing–just lots of reading out loud. You MUST attend all four rehearsals and the recording session.

This is the perfect opportunity for those who don’t want to memorize a script, or be in front of a live audience!  Contact RCT for more information.

Babe, the Sheep Pig – Cast List

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Babe, the Sheep Pig – Cast List


Farmer Hogget: Cole Baxter

Mrs. Hogget: Grace Blakley

Babe: Maren Bolser

Fly: Anna Wible

Puppy 1: Isabella Cornell

Puppy 2: Karaline Byers

Puppy 3: Rowan Aubre-Howard

Puppy 4: Gwyneth Falcone

TV Commentator: Mallory Bolser

Vicar: Hunter Culyer

Weight Guesser 1: Autumn Fecher

Weight Guesser 2: Conner Pierson

Cockerel: Emerson Cozart

Cat: Madison Cohee

Turkey: Ross Fogle

Duck 1: Austin Kosier

Duck 2: Ethan Kosier

Ma: Mary Alice Zaleski

Sheep 1: Addison Guiley

Sheep Flock:
Ava Neuman
Isaiah Fecher
Lincoln Crowe
Evelyn Goss
Isabelle Fecher
Olivia Walker
Owen Walker
Madison Cohee
Abby Deitsch

Sheep Rustler 1: Caleb Haager

Sheep Rustler 2: Nick Rader

Worrier Dog 1: Aidan Krepps

Worrier Dog 2: Jake Fost

Three Musketeers audition info

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Interested in The Three Musketeers? There will be no preview material available. Please look at the character breakdown and be prepared to “cold read” for a part on either Feb. 22 from 2-4 pm, or Feb. 23 from 6-8 pm.

Shows: May 15, 16, 17, 22 & 23.


Character Breakdown



Educational material for the Great Gatsby (For Teachers)

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Attached are materials that can be used by those classes reading The Great Gatsby.


RCT Gatsby Study Guide


Fitzgerald Bibliography MRL (2)

Reading and Discussion opportunities for The Great Gatsby

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For Richmond Civic Theatre’s




  • Saturday January 31, at 3:00 p.m.,  at Two Sisters Books (193 Fort Wayne Ave.)
  • Wednesday February 4, at 1:30 p.m.,  at Morrisson-Reeves Library.
  • Saturday February 7, at 2:00 p.m.,  at Friends Fellowship Community (in the Assembly Room).
  • Wednesday February 11, at 1:30 p.m.,  at Centerville Library.


The book discussions are free and open to the public.  You do not need to read the book before attending.  However, because “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald (1925) is ranked as one of the best American novels of all time, we certainly encourage reading it; and bring your copy to the discussion!  Actors from RCT’s production of “Gatsby” will join the discussion and perform scenes from the play.



February 5,  at 12:30 p.m.,  at IU East in Whitewater Lobby.

Join others for a complete reading of “The Great Gatsby.”   It’s a short and dynamic literary classic, the novel that memorably captured the 1920s.



Be part of the Gatsby party!  Send us a picture of yourself reading Fitzgerald’s timeless classic, using #RCTGatsby on Twitter and Instagram.   Then come to the show at RCT and find your picture in our Memory Room.



Background resources for “The Great Gatsby” have been especially prepared for teachers and students, to enhance studying the book and attending the play.   Find these educational materials at Richmond Civic Theatre’s website:



February 6,  7,  13,  14  at 7:30 p.m.   and   February 8 at 2:00 p.m.

Box office:  765-962-1816   or online at

Adult $15,   Student $12


Improv Opportunity

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The Nursing Program at IVYTech is looking for an actor to portray a patient with behaviors/mannerisms consistent with certain psychiatric conditions in order that student nurses can practice interacting with such patients. The teacher would meet ahead-of-time with the actor to coach him/her regarding the desired characteristics. The actor would then meet with students and give them the opportunity to interact – truly an improvisational challenge for any actor! The actual acting committment would be for Monday, March 2, for a one-hour slot which could begin at 8:00am, 9:00am, 10:00am, or 11:00am. There is a possibility for a small stipend to compensate for the actor’s time and a possibility for further similar “gigs.”

If you are interested, please contact Becky House at 765-993-0754 or by email at:

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe cast announced!

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After an astounding amount of young people turned out for auditions, the choices were very difficult!


The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

Cast List


PETER                                     Elijah Fecher

SUSAN                                    Eden Grooms

EDMUND                                Brennan Fogle

LUCY                                      Jessica Smith

ASLAN                                    Gagan Banga

WHITE WITCH                        Destiny Brubaker

MR. BEAVER                          Luke Sheridan

MRS. BEAVER                        Annetta Itnyre

TUMNUS                                 Jordan Wolfe

FENRIS ULF                            Aidan Morris

DWARF                                   Jackson Thompson


ELF                                          Emerson Cozart

CENTAUR                               Marley Judd

UNICORN                                Madeline Stults

WHITE STAG                          Dylan Dalbey


LEAD WOOD NYMPH            Alexa Turner

WOOD NYMPHS                     Rowan Aubre-Howard

Katherine Freeman

Mary Jetmore

Myna Martin

Anna Schweitzer


ASLAN’S FOLLOWERS          Sophia Bergfield

Breighlyn Chambers

Isabella Fecher

Brianna Fletcher

Madeline Freeman

Nathanael Harkrider

Lily Inderstrodt

Maria Jones

Atulya Kathuria

Aeryn Morris

Anna Wible


WITCH’S ARMY                     Jaxin Bohn

Arielle Detton

Ted Eastman

Ross Fogle

Jake Fost

Austi Jenkins

Karis Koyles

Justice Lewis

Claire Meyer

Graham Milligan

Riley Smith

Who IS Edwin Drood?

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Because “THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD” is coming to RCT, is musically challenging (& wonderful!), is not well known, but is such an excellent and fun musical production… before our auditions in December, we are going to have a MEET EDWIN DROOD Workshop for all interested performers!! On SATURDAY DEC. 6 at 1:00–3:00 p.m. Director David Cobine & Music Director Jon Hudnall will introduce you to the music, characters, story, theatrical style, & even a British speech lesson! The auditions will be on December 14 & 15. Audition materials are currently available at RCT.