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Review: ‘Million Dollar Quartet’ at Riverside Center for the Performing Arts

On December 4, 1956, four young performers found themselves participating in an impromptu jam session in the recording studio of Sun Records in Memphis, TN. Enjoying the early stages of their respective careers, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, and Jerry Lee Lewis’ spontaneous, informal  evening would have gone unrecorded if it weren’t for the […]

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Review: ‘Oklahoma!’ at Riverside Center for the Performing Arts

When Riverside Center Dinner Theater opened in 1998, their first show was Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!, known then (and still) as the Great American Musical. As Riverside Center nears its twentieth anniversary, they celebrate with the show that started it all! The first Broadway production to meld singing and dancing into a cohesive plot, Oklahoma! changed […]

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‘Mame’ at Riverside Center Dinner Theater

Riverside Center Dinner Theater presents Mame, the musical sensation based on the novel by Patrick Dennis and the play Auntie Mame, by Lawrence and Lee. With the book by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee and music and lyrics by Jerry Herman, Dann Dunn directs and choreographs this classic Broadway musical. Riverside Center’s status continues […]

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‘Sister Act’ at Riverside Center Dinner Theater

Riverside Center Dinner Theater presents Sister Act, a musical based on the Touchstone Pictures Motion Picture written by Joseph Howard. Music for this production is by Alan Menken, with lyrics by Glenn Slater and book by Cheri and Bill Steinkeliner and Douglas Carter Beane. Patti D’Beck directs and choreographs this super-charged  production. This production is […]

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‘9 to 5 The Musical’ at Riverside Center Dinner Theater

Riverside Center Dinner Theater presents 9 to 5: The Musical, based on the popular 1980 20th Century Fox movie, with Music and Lyrics by Dolly Parton and Book by Patricia Resnick. Patti D’Beck directs and choreographs this production, with music direction by Jason J. Micheal. Scenic Designer Brian Barker sets the stage as a grand-scale office […]

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‘It’s A Wonderful Life’ at Riverside Center Dinner Theater

Riverside Center Dinner Theater presents a nostalgic twist on Frank Capra’s beloved holiday classic It’s A Wonderful Life, adapted by Joe Landry, with original music and arrangements by Kevin Connors. Before television, families gathered around their radio box to enjoy their programs, and Riverside takes you back to this era with a live radio play! […]

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‘West Side Story’ at Riverside Center Dinner Theater

Riverside Center Dinner Theater presents the musical classic West Side Story, based on a Conception of Jerome Robbins, with Book by Arthur Laurents, Music by Leonard Bernstein, and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Full of spirited performances and thrilling choreography, Riverside delivers a powerful and very moving production. West Side Story is passionately directed by Jay D. Brock, […]

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‘Steel Magnolias’ at Riverside Center Dinner Theater

Riverside Center Dinner Theater presents Robert Harling’s Steel Magnolias, a poignantly funny story about love, friendship, and the strength of women, directed by Helen Hayes Award winner Sherri L. Edelen, in her successful directorial debut. Known exclusively for their Broadway-quality musicals, Riverside embraces a dramatic play for the first time with Steel Magnolias, and I didn’t […]

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‘Forever Plaid’ at Riverside Center Dinner Theater

Riverside Center Dinner Theater presents Forever Plaid, written and choreographed by Stuart Ross, with musical arrangements by James Raitt. Bobby Smith directs this fun-filled 1950’s musical revue alongside Musical Director Joel DeCandio. Light and peppy, and with a playful plot to weave the songs together, Forever Plaid may be the jump-start into Spring that you […]

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‘The Full Monty’ at Riverside Center Dinner Theater by Julia L. Exline

Riverside Center Dinner Theater presents The Full Monty, a side-splitting musical comedy written by Terrence McNally, with music and lyrics by David Yazbek. Patrick A’Hearn directs this (revealing!) production about a group of laid-off mill workers desperate for a quick payday—and arrange a bare-it-all ‘one-night-only’ event in hopes of getting it! A’Hearn’s solid direction not […]

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‘Ain’t Misbehavin” at Riverside Center Dinner Theater by Julia L. Exline

Riverside Center Dinner Theater presents Ain’t Misbehavin’, a Tony Award-winning musical that celebrates the life and music of Thomas “Fats” Waller. Conceived by Richard Maltby, Jr. and Murray Horwitz and with musical adaptations, orchestrations, and arrangements by Luther Henderson, Ain’t Misbehavin’ takes you into the heart of the jazz era—1920’s and 30’s Harlem where Fats […]

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