North State Giving-December 1st

Northstate Giving “If you want to support ” Community Theatre” and see Riverfront Playhouse open a Performing Arts Venue in Downtown Redding, then Promote “GIVING TUESDAY” to all your friends and contacts… On Tuesday,  Dec 1st from 6a.m. to 6p.m. you can donate to Riverfront Playhouse via debit or credit card with all donations being 100% tax deductible. We will use these funds for our move to Downtown Redding! The Shasta Regional Community Foundation is running Giving Tuesday and will be awarding $75,000.00 in incentives to the participating 64 non-profits…. Let’s spread the word and get this New Riverfront Theatre built… Minimum donation $10.00… ” Give where you live”… thanks!”  Dan Kupsky, President of the Board of Directors, Riverfront Playhouse

white on black logo with nameGive where you live!

We can earn a share of $75,000 in matching funds and incentives!

Between 6:00 AM and 6:00 PM on December 1 donate $10 or more to Riverfront Playhouse’s Capital Campaign for ourupcoming move to downtwon Redding.

Here’s all you have to do:

Donate between 6:00 AM and 6:00 PM on December 1st.

Donate with a credit card or debit card only

Go to:

Click on the donation prompt to the right of the RP information area

Complete the required information and submit your online donation  




A DICKENS’ CHRISTMAS CAROL, A Traveling Travesty in Two Tumultuous Acts

 Dickins'November 14 to December 12

Riverfront Playhouse

Production of

A Dickens’ Christmas Carol,

A Traveling Travesty in Two Tumultuous Acts

The Styks-Upon-Thump Repertory Company

Written by Mark Landon Smith

Directed by Bob and Jonni Clouse


Sir Selsdon Piddock- Deon Pollett

Mrs. Cordelia Ffoluet-Ffolds Ffortescue Wood- Sandy Terry

Dame Rowena Middleton-Lewis- Christina Leadabrand

Cynthia Imbry- Jessica Mann

Mr. Elyot Crumwels- Graydon

Teddy Shub- Richard S. Grace

Mrs. Bettina Salisbury- Valerie Hardy 

Synopsis:  From the bonny shores of England comes the Styckes-Upon-Thump Repertory Theatre Company, a stuffy old travelling troupe embarking on their fifteenth annual farewell tour of the Dickens’ tale. The company includes Sir Selsdon Piddock, the consummate actor, in the role of Ebenezer Scrooge, with Mrs. Bettina Salisbury, Dame Rowena Middleton-Lewis, Mrs. Cordelia ffoliet-ffolkes ffortescue Woods, Teddy Shub and Elyot Crummels in multiple supporting roles. Sweet Cynthia Imbry, the general understudy, suddenly finds herself thrust onstage to perform a role she’s ill-prepared for! Bettina, the company diva, pretends to be ill, certain the production will be cancelled. However, much to her shock and rage, the show does go on without her! Roles are shuffled at the last minute and poor Cynthia finds herself center stage. The play begins but mid-way through the theatre doors open and in rushes Bettina, determined to reclaim her roles. Mayhem ensues as this professional company scrambles to keep the show going and everything that could possibly go wrong does, to hilarious, ridiculous results!



Directed by Bill Collins


Vanya: Mat McDonald
Sonia: Lisa Murphy Collins
Masha: Kathryn Kirk
Spike: Nick Brown
Nina: Erin Sullivan
Cassandra: Elsie Ritchie

Synopsis:  Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike is a comedy play written by Christopher Durang. The story revolves around the relationships of three middle-aged single siblings, two of whom live together, and takes place during a visit by the third, Masha, who supports them. They discuss their lives and loves, argue, and Masha threatens to sell the house. Some of the show’s elements were derived from works of Anton Chekhov, including several character names, the play’s setting in a cherry orchard, and the theme of the possible loss of an ancestral home.

The play premiered at McCarter Theatre in Princeton, New Jersey in 2012, followed by an Off-Broadway production later the same year. It transferred to Broadway in 2013. The original McCarter, Off-Broadway, and Broadway casts included David Hyde Pierce, Kristine Nielsen, Sigourney Weaver and Billy Magnussen.


poster bus stop

Bus Stop cast

Tyler Williams — Bo Decker    Kaxia Wilkins– Cherie
Saralynette Ballard– Cherie (understudy)
Bill Collins — Virgil
Bill Siemer– Will Masterson (Sheriff)
John Welsh– Dr. Lyman
Tammy Jones — Grace
Carly Sinclair — Elma
Darryll Alvey– Carl


In the middle of a howling snowstorm, a bus out of Kansas City pulls up at a cheerful roadside diner. All roads are blocked, and four or five weary travelers are going to have to hole up until morning. Cherie, a nightclub chanteuse in a sparkling gown and a seedy fur-trimmed jacket, is the passenger with most to worry about. She’s been pursued, made love to and finally kidnapped by a twenty-one-year-old cowboy with a ranch of his own and the romantic methods of an unusually headstrong bull. The belligerent cowhand is right behind her, ready to sling her over his shoulder and carry her, alive and kicking, all the way to Montana.