In 1982 a group of local community members formed a community theatre billed under the name Community Activities, Inc. The very first show was “Fiddler on the Roof” in July of 1982. The following year the group organized the company under Rivertown Players, Inc., a not-for-profit corporation.
From that first opening night, RTP has had a 29 year history filled with over 100 stage performances. The added Rivertown Chorus, and Rivertown Players Jr. and have been involved in numerous community activities.
With a varied menu encompassing classic and timeless musicals, cutting edge dramas, fall-off-your-chair comedies, one acts, murder mysteries and choral productions, RTP has truly sought to bring forward to the community a real sense of cultural awareness, historic education, and enrichment of our daily lives through the 29 years of presenting quality theatre in Southeastern Indiana.
A partial list of previous productions on Rivertown Players’ Stage:
2000 Dancing Down the Decades – RTP Chorus
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
All is Calm, All is Bright – RTP Chorus
2001 Exit the Body
Dinner with a Tenor
The Sound of Music
Christmas Memories – RTP Chorus
2002 Love is in the Air
Into the Woods
RTP- Christmas Concert
2003 Songs from the Silver Screen – RTP Chorus
Little Shop of Horrors
The Trial of the Big Bad Wolf – RTP Jr.
Victorian Christmas Dinner Concert – RTP Chorus
2004 Radio Show
The Wizard of Oz
James and the Giant peach – RTP Jr.
Two Into One
‘Tis the Season – RTP Chorus
2005 Music, Music, Music – RTP Chorus
Bye Bye Birdie
Peace on Earth
2006 Murder Mystery
Rock, Rhythm, Romance – RTP Chorus
Mary, Did you Know? RTP Chorus
2007 100 Years of Broadway – RTP Chorus
Silver Anniversary Gala
2008 Murder Me Always
Cinderella – RTP Jr.
Christmas Tapestry – RTP Chorus
2009 Dead Air, Original Mystery for Hillforest
Aladdin – RTP Jr.
The Music Man
Only Love – RTP Chorus
2010 A Little Bit of Rock N’Roll, A Little Bit Schmaltz – RTP Chorus
HONK! The Ugly Duckling Musical
A Celtic Christmas-RTP Chorus
2011 Once Upon A Mattress
Schoolhouse Rock, Jr.
2012 A Streetcar Named Desire
All Shook Up
Thoroughly Modern Millie, Jr.
It's Beginning to Look Like Christmas - RTP Chorus
2013 Radio Suspense Theater
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying