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 34 year history filled with over 100 stage performances. They 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 34 years of presenting quality theatre in Southeastern Indiana.

Previous Rivertown Players productions:
1982   Fiddler On The Roof
1983   God's Favorite
           House At Pooh Corner - Young People's Playhouse
           Kiss Me Kate
1984   My Three Angels 
           Charlotte's Webb - Young People's Playhouse
           Oliver
           Barefoot in the Park
1985   Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs in the Black Forest - Young People's Playhouse
           Inherit The Wind
           Ohio Down (Cincinnati Theatre Festival)
           Festival of One Acts:  Heaven Only Knows, Ohio Down, When God Comes to Breakfast
1986   Some Enchanted Evening - RTP Chorus
           South Pacific
           When Morning Comes Slowly (Cincinnati Theatre Festival) 
           A Bottle From the Cellar - Hillforest Murder Mystery
           Festival of One Acts: The Dancer, Merry Regiment of Women , When Morning Comes Slowly
1987    You Can't Take it With You
            Spring Spectacular, A Musical Review - RTP Chorus
             A Touch if Murder - Hillforest Murder Mystery
             Anything Goes
             Murder for the Asking
1988     Never Too Late
             Festival of One Acts:
  Flowers For Algernon, The Open Window, Rivertown Chorus
             Oklahoma
1989    A Touch of Murder
           The Mousetrap
           In the Mood - RTP Chorus
           Annie Get Your Gun
1990    Festival of Music - RTP Chorus
           Gershwin Concert - RTP Chorus
           Guys and Dolls
           Festival of Christmas - RTP Chorus
1991   Steel Magnolias
           Kiwanis Spring Show - RTP Chorus
           First Annual Dearborn County Choral Festival - RTP Chorus
           Spring Festival of Music - RTP Chorus
          My Fair Lady
1992   Brighton Beach Memoirs
          From Bill Bailey to Broadway - RTP Chorus
          1776
          Celebration of Christmas in Song - RTP Chorus
1993   Nunsense
          Radio Daze - RTP Chorus
          The Music Man
          Death Suite
          Images of Christmas - RTP Chorus
1994   On Golden Pond
           Festival of One Acts:Tender Offerings,The Ugly Duckling, Are There Alligators in the Sewers of                New York
            Puttin' On The Ritz - RTP Chorus
           Meet Me in St. Louis
          The Glass Slipper
           A Celebration of Christmas - RTP Chorus
1995   Rumors
           Songs That Swept America - RTP Chorus
           Hello Dolly
          The Swashbuckler's Arms
          Christmas Celebration Concert - RTP Chorus 
1996   Love Letters
           Arsenic And Old Lace
          The Beat Goes On - RTP Chorus
          Fiddler on The Roof
          Run For Your Wife
         Christmas Fantasia - RTP Chorus
1997  You're A Good Man Charlie Brown
          All Because of Agatha
          Rollin' on The River - RTP Chorus
          Damn Yankees
           A Night of One Acts: And Jack Fell Down, To Burn A Witch,To Bobolink For Her Spirit
          Images of Christmas - RTP Chorus
1998  The Crucible
          Lost in Yonkers
         100  Years of Broadway - RTP Chorus
          Joseph And The Technicolor Dream Coat
          Out of Order
          Victorian Christmas Dinner - RTP Chorus
1999   When Swing Was King - RTP Chorus
           Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?
           It Runs in The Family
            Noel Suites - RTP Chorus
2000   Dancin' Down the Decades - RTP Chorus
          Annie
         The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
          All Is Calm, All Is Bright - RTP Chorus
2001  Exit The Body
          Dinner With a Tenor - RTP Chorus
          The Sound of Music
          Christmas Memories - RTP Chorus
2002   Love Is In The Air - RTP Chorus
           Into The Woods
2003   Songs From The Silver Screen - RTP Chorus
           Little Shop of Horrors
          The Trial of the Big Bad Wolf - RTP Jr
          Victorian Christmas Dinner - RTP Chorus
2004   Love and Other Strangers
           Radio Show - RTP Chorus
         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 - RTP Chorus
2006   Murder Mystery
          Rock, Rhythm, Romance - RTP Chorus
  State Fair
           Mary Did You Know? - RTP Chorus
 2007    100 Years of Broadway – RTP Chorus
             Oklahoma
             Silver Anniversary Gala
             Christmas Dinner Show - RTP Chorus
2008    Murder Me Always - Hillforest Murder Mystery
             Oliver 
             Cinderella – RTP Jr.
             Christmas Tapestry – RTP Chorus
2009    Dead As A Doornail -  Hillforest Murder Mystery
             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
             Dead Air - Hillforest Murder Mystery
             A Celtic Christmas-RTP Chorus
2011    Once Upon A Mattress
            Schoolhouse Rock, Jr.
            Christmas Dinner Show - RTP Chorus
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
             Annual Christmas Dinner Show - RTP Chorus
2014    RST A Deadly Wager-The Parakeets Vanish
            Brigadoon
    Gifts of the Season - RTP Chorus
2015   Tuesdays With Morrie
    The Red Velvet Cake War
    Nunsense, The Mega Musical Version
            Bird Brain, Original Mystery for Hillforest

            Christmas and All That Jazz - RTP Chorus 
2016   Disney's The Aristocats, Kids - RTP Jr

           Anything Goes

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