PRESENTING OUR 2019-2020 SEASON
EXCITING SHOWS! PROFESSIONAL TALENT!
Each season we strive to produce shows that reflect our partnership with you, our subscribers and supporters. The thought process behind show selections is centered on the goal of putting our own stamp on popular works that have broad familiarity and augmenting them with new works that we believe our audience needs to see. With those thoughts in mind, I hope you'll be as excited as we are to see the shows presented here in this brochure come to life on Riverside's stages.
Riverside is one of a very small group of regional theatres that has the resources to produce multiple large-scale Broadway musicals and relevant contemporary plays season after season. That we are able to do this in a market as small as the one we exist in, is really nothing short of miraculous. We're proud to be one of America's relevant regional theatres, and equally proud of you, our audience, for being at the heart of this amazing enterprise.
Our 2019-2020 season is spread across many drawing boards as I write this. Join us next season and be witness to the magic that happens when what begins with a pencil and inspired imaginings becomes full blown life on the stage!
Allen D. Cornell
Producing Artistic Director/CEO
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PROFESSIONAL THEATRE ON THE STARK STAGE
Riverside Theatre produces large musical productions and plays on The Stark main stage. It has a seating capacity of 692.
OCTOBER 29 – NOVEMBER 17, 2019
Beehive: The 60’s Musical
"The ultimate celebration of 1960’s female empowerment!"
Created by Larry Gallagher
An exuberant jukebox celebration of the rockin’ women who made the 60’s memorable, Beehive transports audiences on a musical journey showcasing some of the ladies who made the era’s music so special. From Leslie Gore to Janis Joplin, from the Shirelles to the Supremes, from Aretha Franklin to Tina Turner, the show features over forty classic chart-toppers that will have audiences dancing in the aisles reliving one of music’s greatest decades.
JANUARY 7 – 26. 2020
Thoroughly Modern Mille
”Toe-tapping Merriment in the Roaring 1920’s”
Book by Richard Morris & Dick Scanlan
New Music by Jeanine Tesori New Lyrics by Dick Scanlan
Winner of six Tony Awards®, including Best Musical, Thoroughly Modern Millie is a high-spirited musical romp that takes you back to the height of the Jazz Age. When Millie Dumont arrives in New York City from Kansas, she quickly finds an exciting new world filled with frisky flappers, dashing leading men and a villainess audiences love to hate. Based on the 1967 film starring Julie Andrews and Mary Tyler Moore, Thoroughly Modern Millie is a perfect evening of explosive tap numbers and hilarious situations.
FEBRUARY 4 – 23, 2020
Lost in Yonkers
”The Pulitzer Prize Winning Play by Neil Simon”
Written by Neil Simon and set in Yonkers, New York in 1942, Lost in Yonkers is the Tony Award® and Pulitzer Prize-winning drama about two brothers who are sent to live with their stern German grandmother after their mother’s death. Placed there by their traveling salesman father, the boys find themselves contending with new realities - a childlike aunt, a gangster uncle, and a dad who is never there.
MARCH 10 – 29, 2020
La Cage aux Folles
”Escape to the fabulous”
Book by Harvey Fierstein
Music & Lyrics by Jerry Herman
Based on the French Play, La Cage aux Folles by Jean Poiret
Winner of multiple Tony Awards® - Best Musical in 1984 and Best Musical Revival in 2005 and 2010 - La Cage Aux Folles remains one of Broadway’s all-time biggest hits. After twenty years of un-wedded bliss, Georges and his male partner, Albin, get the thrilling news their son is getting married. The only problem is the bride-to-be is daughter of a bigoted, straight-laced politician dedicated to ridding St. Tropez of drag clubs like the one owned by Georges and starring Albin. Featuring some of Jerry Herman’s greatest showtunes, La Cage aux Follies is madcap merriment and compassion.
APRIL 14 – May 3, 2020
Book by Alexander Dinelaris
Songs originally recorded by Whitney Houston
Based on the smash hit film, the breathtakingly romantic thriller follows Secret Service agent turned bodyguard, Frank Farmer, when he is hired to protect superstar Rachel Marron from an unknown stalker. Featuring songs made famous by Whitney Houston, The Bodyguard includes “Queen of the Night,” “So Emotional,” “One Moment in Time,” “Saving All My Love For You,” “I Have Nothing,” and one of the best-selling songs of all time, “I Will Always Love You.”
PROFESSIONAL THEATRE ON THE WAXLAX STAGE
A contemporary showcase for new or Off-Broadway shows, productions on the Waxlax Stage are modern, thought-provoking, and an intimate and compelling experience at Riverside. Second Stage productions are potent examples of the power of theatre to engage an audience through the combination of great scripts and masterful acting. The Waxlax Stage can seat up to 250.
JANUARY 21 – FEBRUARY 9, 2020
The 39 Steps
”Hilarious fun for all ages”
By Patrick Barlow
Based on the novel by John Buchnan
Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have The 39 Steps, a fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre! Winner of two Tony Awards®, the play is filled with nonstop laughs, over 150 characters (played by four actors), a plane crash, handcuffs, missing fingers, and some good old-fashioned romance.
MARCH 24 – APRIL 12, 2020
”a new comedy-drama inspired by true events”
By Stephen Sachs
Inspired by true events, this new comedy follows Maude, a fifty-something unemployed bartender, who buys a painting for a few bucks from a thrift store. Despite almost trashing it, she’s now convinced it’s a lost masterpiece by Jackson Pollock worth millions. But when world-class art expert Lionel Percy flies over from New York and arrives at her trailer home in Bakersfield to authenticate the painting, he has no idea what he is about to discover.
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