Richmond Civic Theatre

Main Stage

 

 

   Sister Act the Musical

August 17-19 & 24-26, 2018

Based on the Touchstone Pictures Motion Picture, Sister Act, written by Joseph Howard

Book by Cheri Steinkellner & Bill Steinkellner

Music by Alan Menken

Lyrics by Glenn Slater 

By special arrangement with Music Theatre International

Directed by Ruthanne Munger

 

When disco diva, Delores Van Cartier, witnesses a murder, she is put in protective custody in the one place the cops are sure she won’t be found: a convent! At odds with a rigid lifestyle and the uptight Mother Superior, she uses her disco moves and singing talent to inspire the nun’s choir. But breathing new life into the church and community risks blowing her cover, will her newly found sisterhood come to her rescue? Filled with powerful gospel music, outrageous dancing, and a truly moving story, Sister Act the Musical, is a feel-good musical comedy smash hit!

 


 

 

 

Dracula

October 19-20 & 26-28, 2018

By Steven Dietz

By special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

Directed by Linda Ward

 

This new adaptation brings all the suspense of the classic Bram Stoker novel to the stage. As Count Dracula begins to exert his will on the residents of London, they try to piece together the clues of his appearances in a valiant attempt to save themselves from a hideous fate. Rich in humor and horror, this play paints a wickedly theatrical picture of Stoker’s famous vampire.

 


 

 

 

 

A Charlie Brown Christmas

December 7-9 & 14-16, 2018

By Charles M. Schultz

Based on the television special by Bill Melendez & Lee Mendelson

Stage Adaptation by Eric Schaeffer

By special arrangement with Arthur Whitelaw & Ruby Persson

Produced by arrangement with TAMS-WITMARK MUSIC LIBRARY, INC.

Directed by Kim Dearing

 

Everyone’s favorite holiday classic comes to life in this faithful stage adaptation featuring all of your favorite characters and the classic Vince Guaraldi score. Join Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus, and the rest of the Peanuts gang as they stage a Christmas pageant, save a tree, and uncover the true meaning of Christmas. With all the excitement, fun, and wonder that only a live-on-stage performance can bring, give this present to the whole family to enjoy!

 


 

 

 

The New Mel Brook’s Musical
Young Frankenstein 

March 8-10 & 15-17, 2019

Book by Mel Brooks & Thomas Meehan

Music and Lyrics by Mel Brooks

By special arrangement with Music Theatre International

Directed by David Cobine

 

“It’s alive!” The comedy genius, Mel Brooks, adapts his legendarily funny film brilliantly to the stage. Grandson of the infamous Victor Frankenstein, Frederick Frankenstein (pronounced Fronk-en-steen), inherits his family estate in Transylvania and finds himself in the mad scientist shoes of his ancestor. With all the beloved crazy cast: Igor, Inga, Frau Blucher, Frederick’s fiance Elizabeth, Inspector Kemp, the Hermit, and the Monster, of course, and all the panache of the screen sensation with a little extra added theatrical flair, this electrifying stage creation will have you in stitches! 

 


 

 

 

 

Leading Ladies

May 10-11 & 17-19, 2019

  By Ken Ludwig 

By special arrangement with Samuel French

Directed by Becky Jewison

 

Jack and Leo, down on their luck performing “Scenes from Shakespeare” on the Moose Lodge circuit in Pennsylvania’s Amish country, hear an old lady about to die is leaving her fortune to her long lost English nephews. Arriving in York, PA, to pass themselves off as her beloved relatives, they learn the relatives aren’t nephews but nieces! “Highly combustible and continuously hilarious,” this comedy by the award-winning playwright of Lend Me a Tenor and Moon Over Buffalo will keep you laughing from start to finish.