Richmond Civic Theatre

Main Stage

 

Mamma Mia!  

August 9-11 & 16-18,   2019  

Book by Catherine Johnson  

Music & Lyrics by Bjorn Ulvaeus &   Benny Andersson  

By special arrangement with Music Theatre International  

Directed by Ruthanne Munger  

This sunny and funny musical, set on a Greek island paradise, uses the irresistible songs of the 70’s pop group ABBA to tell the story of a young woman’s quest, on the eve of her wedding day, to discover the identity of her own father. This upbeat song celebration is sure to leave you yearning to unleash your inner Dancing Queen!


  Calendar Girls

  October 18-19 & 25-27, 2019

  By Tim Firth

  By special arrangement with  Samuel French 

  Directed by Becky Jewison

 

  When Annie’s husband dies of leukemia, she and best friend Chris resolve to raise money for the local hospital by persuading four more “women   of a certain age” to join them in posing for a fundraising “alternative” calendar! It is a success, but also their friendship is put to the test, in this   delightful new comedy based upon the 2003 British movie.

 


A Christmas Carol the Musical 

December 13-15 & 20-22,  2019 

Book by Lynn Ahrens & Mike Ockrent    

Music by Alan Menkin  

Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens  

By special arrangement with Musical Theatre International  

Directed by Kathy Clopper  

RCT’s gift for your holiday season will be this wonderful new musical version of Charles Dickens’ beloved “ghost story about Christmas”! We will join Scrooge in remembering the true spirit of Christmas, with music by the great Disney & Broadway songwriters Alan Menkin (Beauty and the Beast, Little Mermaid) and Lynn Ahrens (Ragtime, Seussical the Musical)

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Ordinary People

February 14-15 & 21-23, 2020

By Nancy Pahl Gilsenan

Adapted from the novel y Judith Guest

By special arrangement with Dramatic Publishing

Directed by David Cobine

A seemingly happy healthy family: parents and two teen-aged sons. Now one son is dead, leaving three struggling wounded survivors: well-intentioned father, remote mother, and isolated self-blaming son Conrad. Each if theses “ordinary people” is fighting a hard battle, feeling loss, seeking love. Based on the novel by Judith Guest and the movie directed by Robert Redford.

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Disney Newsies the Broadway Musical

May 8-10 & 15-17, 2020

  Book by Harvey Fierstein

Music by Alan Menkin

Lyrics by Jack Feldman 

By special arrangement with Musical Theatre International

Directed by Renee Arnett

Set in turn-of-the-20th-century New York City, Newsies is the rousing musical tale of a band of teen-aged newsboys who rally against powerful titans of the publishing business and unfair conditions. Newsies brings history vividly to life with dynamic music and dancing, and a fight for what’s right!