Richmond Civic Theatre

Main Stage

 

   Fiddler on the Roof

August 4-6 & 11-13, 2017

Based on Sholem Aleichem stories by special permission of Arnold Perl

Book by Joseph Stein

Music by Jerry Bock

Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick 

By special arrangement with Music Theatre International

Directed by Kathy Clopper

Set in the little village of Anatevka, the story centers on Tevye, a poor milkman, and his five daughters. With the help of a colorful and tight-knit Jewish community, Tevye tries to protect his daughters and instill them with traditional values in the face of changing social mores and the growing anti-Semitism of Czarist Russia. Rich in historical and ethnic detail, Fiddler on the Roof‘s universal theme of tradition cuts across barriers of race, class, nationality and religion, leaving audiences crying tears of laughter, joy and sadness. Winner of nine Tony Awards.

 

 

Fiddler Cast List

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

The Glass Menagerie

September 15-16 & 22-24, 2017

By Tennessee Williams 

By special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

Directed by David Cobine

 

Amanda Wingfield is a faded remnant of Southern gentility who lives in poverty in a dingy St. Louis apartment with her son, Tom, and her daughter, Laura. She strives to give meaning and direction to her life and the lives of her children, though her methods are ineffective and irritating. Tom is driven nearly to distraction by his mother’s nagging, and Laura lives in her illusions, intensified by her mother’s anxiety to see her married. When a gentleman caller arrives, their precariously constructed world will change. A drama of great tenderness, charm and beauty, The Glass Menagerie is one of the most famous plays of the modern theatre.

 

 


 

 

 

 

Peter and the Starcatcher

December 8-10 & 15-17, 2017

Based on the novel by Dave Barry & Ridley Pearson

By Rick Elice

Music by Wayne Barker

By special arrangement with Music Theatre International

Directed by Jaclyn Bartlemay

 

A young orphan, Peter, and his mates are shipped off from Victorian England to a distant island ruled by the evil King Zarboff.  At sea, the boys are discovered by a precocious young girl named Molly, a Starcatcher-in-training. When the ship is taken over by pirates led by the fearsome Black Stache, the journey quickly becomes a thrilling, hilarious adventure. From marauding pirates and jungle tyrants to unwilling comrades and unlikely heroes, Peter and the Starcatcher  playfully explores the depths of greed and despair… and the bonds of friendship, duty and love.

 


 

 

 

Tarzan, the Stage Musical

March 9-11 & 16-18, 2018

Based on the Disney film and Edgar Rice Burrough’s Tarzan of the Apes

Book by David Henry Hwang

Music and Lyrics by Phil Collins

By special arrangement with Music Theatre International

Directed by Becky Jewison

Washed up on the shores of West Africa, an infant boy is taken in and raised by gorillas who name him Tarzan. Apart from striving for acceptance from his ape father, Tarzan’s life is mostly monkey business until a human expedition treks into his tribe’s territory, and he encounters creatures like himself for the first time. Tarzan struggles to navigate a jungle, thick with emotion, as he discovers his animal upbringing clashing with his human instincts.

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

Moon Over Buffalo

May 11-12 & 18-20, 2018

  By Ken Ludwig 

By special arrangement with Samuel French

Directed by Ruthanne Munger

Fading stars, Charlotte and George Hay, are on tour in Buffalo in 1953 with a repertory consisting of Cyrano de Bergerac, the “revised, one nostril version,” and Noel Coward’s Private Lives, when they receive word that they might just have one last shot at stardom: Frank Capra is coming to town to see their matinee; and if he likes what he sees, he might cast them in his movie remake of The Scarlet Pimpernel. “Moon Over Buffalo is hilarious! Ludwig stuffs his play with comic invention, running gags and neat sense of absurdity. An evening of farcical delight. Go and enjoy!” – New York Post