Richmond Civic Theatre

13-14 Main Stage

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Main Stage Showtimes: Friday & Saturday 7:30pm; Sunday 2:00pm  Tickets for ALL RCT productions are available beginning at 12 noon on Monday, 2 weeks before opening night.


Summer Fundraiser: Disney’s Little Mermaid Jr.   July 12 – 14 & 19 – 21, 2013

Title Icon MermaidLyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater; Music by Alan Menken; Book by Doug Wright Based on the Hans Christian Andersen Story and the Disney Film produced by Howard Ashman & John Musker, and written and directed by John Musker and Ron Clements In a magical kingdom fathoms below, the beautiful young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. But first, she'll have to defy her father King Triton, make a deal with the evil sea witch Ursula, and convince Prince Eric that she’s the girl with the enchanting voice. Adapted from Disney’s 2008 Broadway production, Disney's The Little Mermaid Jr. features the hit songs "Part of Your World," "She’s in Love," and the Oscar-winning "Under the Sea." Directed by Kristy Jackson


Les Misérables    August 16 - 18, 23 – 25 & 30 - 31, 2013

Title Icon Les MisA musical by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg Based upon a novel by Victor Hugo “Les Misérables is licensed by Music Theatre International (MTI) by arrangement with CAMERON MACKINTOSH LTD.” Epic, grand and uplifting, Les Misérables packs an emotional wallop that has thrilled audiences all over the world. The sung-through pop opera overflows with melodies that are already standards. A spectacle on Broadway and in London, it will be stunning on the RCT stage. The powerful affirmation of the human spirit has made Les Misérables a popular masterpiece.

Directed by N. Ruth Brown     


Brighton Beach Memoirs    October 11 – 13 & 18 – 19, 2013

Title Icon BrightonBy Neil Simon Presented by special arrangement with SAMUAL FRENCH, INC. This first play in Simon's autobiographical trilogy is a portrait of the writer as a young teen in 1937 living with his family in a Brooklyn walk-up. Eugene Jerome is the narrator and central character. Dreaming of baseball and girls, Eugene must cope with the mundane existence of his family life in Brooklyn. This bittersweet memoir captures the life of a struggling Jewish household where, as his father states "if you didn't have a problem, you wouldn't be living here." Directed by Cindy Perez

Brighton Beach Memoirs    October 11 – 13 & 18 – 19, 2013

Title Icon BrightonBy Neil Simon Presented by special arrangement with SAMUAL FRENCH, INC. This first play in Simon's autobiographical trilogy is a portrait of the writer as a young teen in 1937 living with his family in a Brooklyn walk-up. Eugene Jerome is the narrator and central character. Dreaming of baseball and girls, Eugene must cope with the mundane existence of his family life in Brooklyn. This bittersweet memoir captures the life of a struggling Jewish household where, as his father states "if you didn't have a problem, you wouldn't be living here." Directed by Cindy Perez

The Sound of Music  December 6 – 8 & 13 – 15, 2013

Title Icon Sound of MusicMusic by Richard Rodgers Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II Book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse Suggested by “The Trapp Family Singers” by Maria Augusta Trapp The final collaboration between Rodgers & Hammerstein became the world's most beloved musical. When a postulant proves too high-spirited for the religious life, she is dispatched to serve as governess for the seven children of a widowed naval Captain. Her rapport with the youngsters, and her generosity of spirit, captures the heart of the stern Captain, and they marry. The family's escape to Switzerland on the eve of World War II provides a thrilling and inspirational finale. Directed by Renee Arnett

Pride & Prejudice    February 7 – 9 & 14 – 15, 2014

Title Icon PrideAdapted from Jane Austen’s novel By James Maxwell Produced by special arrangement with United Agents Mrs. Bennett is determined to get her daughters, Jane, Elizabeth and Lydia married during a period when a woman's one possible career was matrimony. To be a wife was a success. Anything else was failure. Jane and her Mr. Bingley and Lydia with her Mr. Wickham are quite content with things as they are, but not Elizabeth! She refuses to marry Mr. Collins, whom she openly deplores, and Mr. Darcy, whom she secretly adores. The play is the story of the duel between Elizabeth and her pride and Darcy and his prejudice. Will pride and prejudice meet halfway? Directed by David Cobine

Spamalot    April 4 – 6 & 11 – 13, 2014

Title Icon SpamalotBook and lyrics by Eric Idle; Music by John Du Prez and Eric Idle Produced by special arrangement with Theatrical Rights Worldwide Lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy (Monty Python and the Holy Grail), Spamalot retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, and features a bevy of beautiful show girls, not to mention cows, killer rabbits, and French people. Did we mention the bevy of beautiful show girls? This Tony Award winning musical will make you laugh until you cry. Directed by Jaclyn Bartlemay

Lend Me a Tenor   May 9 – 11 & 16 – 17, 2014

Title Icon TenorBy Ken Ludwig Presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC. September 1934. Saunders, the general manager of the Cleveland Grand Opera Company, is primed to welcome world famous, Tito Morelli, the greatest tenor of his generation, to appear for one night only as Otello. The star arrives late and, through a hilarious series of mishaps, is believed to be dead. A frantic attempt to salvage the evening produces two Otellos running around in costume and two women running around in lingerie. A sensation on Broadway and London, this madcap, screwball comedy will close RCT’s 2013-2014 Incredible Season with hilarity. Directed by Jack Leer