The dates for the 2015 Toby Show have been set for September 25th & 26th, October 2nd, 3rd, 9th & 10th. Show times are 7:30pm nightly, the tent opens at 6:30pm. Make plans to be with us for our first western themed Toby Show. For more information about this year's show, click here.
Rehearsals are underway for Kody Korn and the Kiddos: A (almost) Toby Show. This year's Young Rivertime Players production is the culmination of our first ever summer theatre camp. Visit the show page for more information. Don't miss the show June 12th and 13th at 7:00pm at the Hangar Theatre.
Rivertime Players are proud to announce that on Sunday, April 19th Shane Bridges was inducted into the Toby Hall of Fame at The Theatre Museum of Repertoire Americana in Mt. Pleasant, IA. The museum is dedicated to tent shows, showboats, chautauquas, and medicine shows. You can read the article in The News Leader by clicking here. Congratulations, Shane!
On April 19th at the end of the Annual Seminar, the Board of Directors of The National Society for the Preservation of Tent, Folk and Repertoire Theatre held a meeting at The Theatre Museum in Mt. Pleasant, IA. Mark Tubbs, Executive Director of Rivertime Players, was elected to serve on the Board during this meeting.
Former trouper Mickey Lacey wrote an article about his attendance of FrankenToby in the Winter 2014 edition of Winging It, the newsletter of the National Society for the Preservation of Tent, Folk, and Repertoire Theatre. You can read the article here or view the entire newsletter at The Theatre Museum's website here.
Video of the 2014 Toby Show production FrankenToby can be purchased on DVD at the Parsons Municipal Building or by mail. Print and complete this order form to purchase by mail. Remember, they make nice gifts!
We've had great feedback from those who attended Frankentoby. Although the weather wasn't ideal the first two weekends, we finished out the eight performance run with an attendance of 1,200. Thanks for helping us set a new record. We were also very thrilled to have Mickey Lacey, Roberta Wilkes and Mark Peper back with us again this year, and Dick Ellis joined us for the first time. It was a joy to watch Mickey and Dick perform during the Vaudeville. Roberta treated us with some of her own ragtime music on the piano during intermission.
For more information about this year's Toby Show, click here to visit the show page.
Watch a video clip of Mickey Lacey and Dick Ellis performing to see how the pros did it.
On the night of the final performance of Hydrangea Albright: Comedy or Tragedy?, each cast member was asked the question "What have you gained from being in this production?" See their responses in the video below.
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