The Rivertime Players will be having auditions for Frankentoby, A Toby Show on Monday, July 28 at 6:00pm in the Hangar Theatre (257 West 9th St.). We are looking for one young man and one young woman to add to our regular Toby Show Cast.
Frankentoby finds Toby working at the Sleep Late Bed'n Breakfast operated by Martha and Abby Late. Victor Bubbastein is an out of towner who visits Sleep Late with two mysterious cohorts, Eyesore and Frank, needing rooms to do some cryptic experiments. Halloween mayhem commences with people inexplicably changing identities and very scary Perry Countians (is there any other kind) appear from the closets!
For more information about the auditions, visit our Facebook page Event. If you have any questions, please post them as a comment on the event page.
The City of Parsons has allowed us to begin converting an 8,000 square foot former airplane hangar into a new performance space. We have constructed a 40' x 24' stage, complete with masking curtains and lighting. The Young Rivertime Players production of Hydrangea Albright: Comedy or Tragedy? was the first performance on the new stage.
We are excited about this new space! But there is still a lot of renovations needed including restrooms, concessions, dressing rooms, heat and airconditioning. If you would like to make a donation toward the completion of the theatre, contact us or you can make a donation online on our Support page.
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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.
"I loved it. They did a wonderful job." "A thank you to everyone who gives their time for the kids." "I drove 2 1/2 hours to see my niece and nephew because it was so good last year and did not disappoint this time."
Based on the responses, the Young Rivertime Players spring production of Hydrangea Albright: Comedy or Tragedy?, featuring a cast of twenty two, was a huge success.
Video of the 2013 Toby Show production Meal Ticket 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!
Former trouper Roberta Wilkes wrote an article about her attendance of Meal Ticket in the Fall 2013 edition of Winging It, the newsletter of the National Society for the Preservation of Tent, Folk, and Repertoire Theatre. You can read the artcle here.
They say a picture is worth a thousand words, then what's a video clip worth?
We have recently posted video clips from Meal Ticket to our YouTube page. You can view them by clicking here. We have also posted pictures from the show on the show page view here and on our Facebook page view here. Take a minute and check them out.
Watch a video clip of Mickey Lacey and Toby performing in Saturday night's show, September 28th.
"It was hilarious!" "It was well worth our drive from Nashville." "…we have never laughed so hard in our lives." "…this is the best one yet!"
Those are a few of the comments we received from the over 400 people in attendance on opening weekend of Meal Ticket. Visit the show page by clicking here.
Roberta Wilkes, a former trouper, wrote about her upcoming trip to our Toby Show this year in the Summer edition of Winging It. You can read the article here.
In the Winter 2013 edition of Winging It, the newsletter of The National Society for the Preservation of Tent, Folk and Repertoire Theatre, Mickey Lacey, a former Bisbee's trouper, wrote a glowing article about his attendance at our 2012 Toby Show. We are so honored by his words. You can read the article here.