Richmond Civic Theatre

2016 – 2017 Main Stage


   Mary Poppins, The Broadway Musical August 19-21, 26-28, 2016

   Based on the stories of P.L.Travers and the Walt Disney film Original Music and Lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman Book by Julian Fellows New Songs and Additional Music and Lyrics by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe Co-Created by Cameron Mackintosh By special arrangement with Music Theatre International

Directed by Kathy Clopper

The new season kicks off and flies high with the exciting stage production of Disney's and Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins, The Broadway Musical. It features delightful songs (those you know from the movie plus new ones) along with a surprisingly moving story about children and their parents - aided by a "practically perfect" magical nanny. Yes, it's Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! Mary Poppins Cast List              

A Few Good Men September 23-24 & 30 & October 1-2, 2016

By Aaron Sorkin By special arrangement with Samuel French Directed by Becky Jewison A Few Good Men is a thought-provoking courtroom drama by Aaron Sorkin, creator of West Wing and The Social Network. Tasked with defending two Marines on trial for their lives, a Navy Lieutenant contends with long-held military traditions and the concept of honor. ADULT CONTENT
The Cast of A Few Good Men

A Christmas Story, The Musical December 9-11 & 16-18, 2016

Book by Joseph Robinette Music and Lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul Based upon the motion picture A Christmas Story distributed by Warner Bros. Written by Jean Shepherd, Leigh Brown and Bob Clark And upon In God We Trust: All Others Pay Cash by Jean Shepherd By special arrangement with Dramatic Publishing

Directed by Ruthanne Munger

A Christmas Story is a favorite holiday movie for many fans, and now this Tony-nominated musical version presents the same hilarious story accompanied by really entertaining songs and choreography. So turn on the leg lamp. grab your Red Ryder, and celebrate a 1940's Christmas in Hohman, Indiana!
The Cast of A Christmas Story, the Musical

The Giver January 20-21 & 27-29, 2017

Adapted by Eric Coble from the Newbery Award-winning book by Lois Lowry By special arrangement with Dramatic Publishing Directed by Linda Ward The Giver shows us a world with no conflict, no terror, no emotional pain; but also no variety, no joy, and no new experiences. Is this a utopia or a nightmare? Jonas, a precocious 12 year-old, seeks the truth, and we join him in asking: What are the most important qualities of life?        

The Addams Family, A New Musical March 17-19 & 24-26, 2017

Book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa Based on characters created by Charles Addams By special arrangement with Elephant Eye Theatrical

Directed by N. Ruth Brown

The members of The Addams Family are a creepy, kooky, fearfully funny bunch! Gomez and Morticia, Uncle Fester, the children, Wednesday and Pugsley, and the grim butler, Lurch. This odd family first appeared in one-panel comics, then a fan-favorite TV series and set of movies, and now a musical-comedy production for your entire family! Introducing The Family      

Steel Magnolias May 12-13 & 19-21, 2017

By Robert Harling By special arrangement with Dramatist Play Service, Inc. Directed by Kim Dearing The Steel Magnolias are a diverse group of strong-hearted Southern ladies and lifetime friends, who gather at Truvy's beauty shop to share laughter, drama, and dreams. This beloved play is a delightful comedy-drama and a showcase of heart-felt ensemble acting.