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It's a Wonderful Life
to Dec 22

It's a Wonderful Life

A Holiday Classic for the Whole Family.

Based on the beloved 1946 film, this play introduces George Bailey who is wrestling with midlife disappointments and feeling like a failure. When George wishes he had never been born, an angel is sent from Heaven to make the wish come true. He shows George what life would have been like if he had never existed and helps him to realize how many lives he has touched, how many people he has helped, and that he has been a success, after all. A wonderful holiday classic for the whole family. By Philip Grecian. Based on the film by Frank Capra.

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Annie Get Your Gun
to Oct 27

Annie Get Your Gun

A Rousing, Sure-Fire Comedy.

Annie Oakley, the best shot around, manages to support her family by selling the game she hunts. When she's discovered by Buffalo Bill, he persuades this novel sharpshooter to join his Wild West Show. It only takes one glance for her to fall head over heels for dashing shooting ace Frank Butler, who headlines the show. She soon eclipses Butler as the main attraction which, while good for business, is bad for romance. The rousing, sure-fire finale really hits the mark in a testament to the power of female ingenuity. Music and Lyrics by Irving Berlin. Original book by Herbert and Dorothy Fields. Revised by Peter Stone

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to Aug 11


It’s the One that You Want!

It’s 1959, and Rydell High’s senior class is in rare form. The too-cool-for-school “T-Birds” are acting tough and their gum-snapping, chain-smoking “Pink Ladies” are looking hot in bobby sox. At the heart of the story is the romance between greaser Danny and innocent Sandy who had a secret summer romance, but now peer-pressure and cliques make their love a bit more complicated. Enjoy favorite songs like "Summer Nights," "Greased Lightnin'", "We Go Together", and "You're the One That I Want" while watching Danny try to keep his “cool” and still get the girl. By Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey

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to Jun 2


A Mega-Musical Guaranteed to Lift Your Spirits!

Nunsense is a hilarious talent show staged by five survivors at the Little Sisters of Hoboken nunnery, the rest of the sisterhood having succumbed to botulism after being accidentally poisoned by the convent cook, Sister Julia, Child of God. The remaining "Little Hobos" parade their talents at a variety show in order to raise money to bury the rest of their dearly departed. By Dan Goggin

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Little Shop of Horrors
to Mar 24

Little Shop of Horrors

A Deviously Delicious Rock Comedy Smash Musical!

Little Shop of Horrors has devoured the hearts of theatre goers for over 30 years. Meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn stumbles across a new breed of plant he names "Audrey II", after his coworker crush. However, this is no ordinary plant. It’s a pushy, R & B singing monster that feeds on blood and is intent on global domination!  As grim as that sounds, lively doo-wop music, reminiscent of the Motown era, coupled with a truly humorous script results in a wickedly fun show. Book and Lyrics by Howard Ashman, Music by Alan Menken, Based on the film by Roger Corman, Screenplay by Charles Griffith

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101 Dalmatians (A RPAA Production)
1:00 PM13:00

101 Dalmatians (A RPAA Production)

Come out to see Riverbank Performing Arts Academy's Summer Theatre Camp students in 101 Dalmatians.  They've been rehearsing all week to bring these lovable characters to life!

Based on the classic animated film, Disney's 101 Dalmatians KIDS is a fur-raising adventure featuring Cruella De Vil, Disney's most outrageous villain, and 101 of the most adorable heroes to set their paws onstage. With a high-spirited score and lovable characters, this stage adaptation is certain to charm and delight all audiences.

3 Showtimes: 1:00, 2:30 and 4:00 p.m.

All tickets: $5.00

Appearing at Riverbank Theatre

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RESCUE - A Maritime Concert
to Mar 25

RESCUE - A Maritime Concert

Rescue chronicles over 150 years of lifesaving on the Great Lakes, featuring dramatic interviews, rare archival footage and captivating live storytelling by famous historian and shipwreck diver Ric Mixter. This program is set to a live soundtrack by Dan Hall, whose haunting ballads and contemporary style helped to sell out last year’s program, Storm. From the worst open-water disaster to the most celebrated lifesavers, Rescue is a concert for the entire family.

March 24 at 7:30 p.m. and March 25 at 3:00 p.m. at Riverbank Theatre
Tickets: $20.00

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Seussical the Musical
to Mar 18

Seussical the Musical

Oh the Thinks You Can Think!

The whimsical world of Dr. Seuss springs to life in this imagination-infused musical! Horton the Elephant discovers a dust speck is actually an entire planet, Gertrude McFuzz wishes she had a flashier feathered tail, and Jojo the Who thinks too many thinks. The Cat in the Hat is your magical master of ceremonies in this sensational smorgasbord of Seuss tales.

Music by Stephen Flaherty, Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, Book by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty.

Based on the works of Dr. Seuss.

Run time of 1 hour and 45 minutes, so you can get the kids to bed by 9:30! 


Cat in the Hat - Xavier Bush                                   
Jojo - Brian Martin and Connor Martin
Horton - Aaron Smith                                              
Gertrude McFuzz- Brittany Smith              
Mayzie LaBird- Amanda Rae Evans                     
Sour Kangaroo- Anita Newby
The Bird Girls- Cora Brown, Audrey Lovy, Luciana Piazza                     
Mayor - Zachary Parkhurst                          
Mrs. Mayor - Carrie Muesling
The Wickersham Brothers - Noah Carlson, Ian Francis, Mark Hinton           
Judge Yertle the Turtle - Alan Collard                  
Jungle Creatures - Ethan Dunsmore, Autumn Lynch, and Diana Turner
Vlad Vladikoff - Alan Collard                       
The Whos - Eryn Collard, Madelyn Collard, Andy Hincherick, Luke Hincherick, Avery Martin, Sami Skrocki, Emma Terhune, Abi Turner, Hannah Turner     

Read the EncoreMichigan.com review! 

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The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
to Dec 23

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

Naughty and Nice Collide at the Annual Christmas Pageant. 

In this hilarious Christmas classic, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant are faced with casting the Herdman kids - probably the most inventively awful kids in history. None of the Herdmans have ever heard the Christmas story before, and their interpretation has everybody up in arms. But what results is the best (and most unusual) Christmas pageant ever seen!

By Barbara Robinson

Directed by Aaron Dennis Smith

Appearing at Riverbank Theatre | All tickets: $26.00


Beth Bradley - Grace Barker
Mother (Grace Bradley) - Tracey Larson
Father (Bob Bradley) - Brian Ross
Charlie Bradley - Gabriel Stephens
Alice Wendleken - Addison Berg

The Herdmans
Ralph - Vincent Oldford
Imogene - Elissa Cyphers
Leroy - Vincent Schweihofer
Claude - Chris Larson
Ollie - Noah Ross
Gladys - Eryn Collard

Mrs. Armstrong - Erin Getzin
Mrs. McCarthy - Pat Francesconi
Mrs. Slocum - Heidi Jones
Mrs. Clark - Kim Bertolini
Reverend Hopkins - Alan Collard
Fireman - Patrick Phelan
Maxine - Elizabeth Angell
Elmer Hopkins - Michael Decker     
Hobie - Dylan Davenport
David - Dane Kieninger
Doris - Isabella Giacona
Beverly - Madelyn Collard
Janet  - Grace Marrs
Ramona - Molly Beaker
Shirley - Avery Martin
Juanita - Trinity Jones
Francis - Emma Terhune
Shepherds - Jacob Furtah, Isaac Cyphers
Baby Angels - Noah Phelan, Chloe Kieninger, Clara Ross

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to Oct 8

STORM - A Maritime Concert

Storm is one-part history lesson and one-part rock concert recounting the famous shipwrecks of the Great Lakes. The show fuses actual eyewitness interviews, spellbinding underwater video, and contemporary music that creates a unforgettable history lesson. Storm remembers the terrifying gales, and the survivals of sailors who were caught in the tempest. Over 300 years of exploration and navigation are unveiled to the audience, from French fur trading ships to modern cement boats that currently ply the lakes. 

Ric Mixter hosts Storm, transporting the audience back to the age of sail and steam. Dan Hall provides the melody, with lyrics derived from historical accounts of survivors. Dan’s songs are as powerful as the massive modern freighters he heralds in “Thousand Foot Keel”, and his amazing voice provides requiem for those lost to the lakes.

Ric Mixter has been featured on the History and Discovery channels as an expert on Great Lakes storms. He has produced over 30 programs for PBS and tours the Midwest as one of the most popular shipwreck lecturers. Ric has visited over 100 shipwrecks, from German U-Boats to 150 year old schooners. He’s traveled thousands of miles to record wrecks in the ocean and on the lakes and he’s one of the few to actually visit the Edmund Fitzgerald.

Storm merges the unique on-stage personas of Hall and Mixter, utilizing a giant video screen to share archived imagery during the songs and stories. 

With an estimated 5,000 shipwrecks on the lakes, Storm will always be a new experience. Ric says "Storm will be customized to the St. Clair River area, showcasing local history in addition to the big stories."

Learn more at http://www.lakefury.com/storm-tour/

Riverbank  Theatre - $20.00

Saturday, October 7 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, October 8 at 3:00 p.m.

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to Oct 1


An orphan's thrilling quest to find love!

Bringing Charles Dickens’ beloved novel to life, this award-winning musical takes audiences on a wild adventure through Victorian England. Join young, orphaned Oliver Twist as he navigates London’s underworld of theft and violence, searching for a home, a family, and - most importantly - for love.

Book, Music and Lyrics by Lionel Bart
Appearing at Riverbank Theatre | All tickets: $26.00

Read the Encore Michigan review!

Cast List

Oliver Twist - Brian Martin
Fagan - Eric Niece
The Artful Dodger - Noah Carlson
Bill Sikes - Matt Wallace
Nancy - Cheyenne Bolt
Bet - Sylvia Stephens
Mr. Bumble - Jason Oyler
Mrs. Corney - Diana Turner
Mr. Brownlow - Alan Collard
Mr. Sowerberry - Mike Martin
Mrs. Sowerberry - Cindy Rhein
Charlotte - Samantha Rhein
Noah Claypole - Ian Francis
Dr. Grimwig - Gary Gary
Mrs. Bedwin/Old Sally - Donna Troike
Orphans/Pickpockets - Noah Bunyan, Christopher Larson, Noah Ross, Luke Hincherick, Gabe Stephens, Aven Campau, Michael Decker, Naomi Bunyan, Ella Carlson, Sami Skrocki, Madelyn Collard, Eryn Collard

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Sister Act
to Jul 23

Sister Act

Spread the news! It's time to rock the pews!

Sister Act is the feel-good musical comedy smash based on the hit film starring Whoopi Goldberg. A disco diva is placed in protective custody in the one place the bad guys won’t find her – a convent! Disguised as a nun, she finds herself at odds with the rigid lifestyle and uptight Mother Superior, but using her unique moves and singing talent to inspire the choir, she breathes new life into the church and community. Spread the news...it’s time to rock the pews!

Music by Alan Menken, Lyrics by Glenn Slater, Book by Cheri and Bill Steinkellner
Additional Material by Douglas Carter Beane
Appearing at Riverbank Theatre | All tickets: $26.00

Read the Encore Michigan review!

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Anita Newby - Deloris Van Cartier

Katherine Guc - Mother Superior

Katy Nelson - Sister Mary Robert

Jennifer Linder - Sister Mary Lazarus

Colleen Wood Ellery - Sister Mary Patrick

Sean Michaels - Monsignor O'Hara

Michael Rice - Curtis

Xavier Bush - TJ

Mark Hinton - Joey

Maurizio Dominguez - Pablo

Chase LePla - Eddie

Audrey Brown - Sister Mary Martin of Tours

Olivia Brown - Michelle, Nun, Bar Patron

Dana Bertolini - Tina, Nun, Waitress

Ian Francis - Ernie, Altar Boy, Bar Patron

Christy Kreidler - Sister Mary Celeste

Erin Getzin - Sister Mary Irene

Diana Turner - Sister Mary Stephen

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Comedy Night with Mark Knope
to Apr 29

Comedy Night with Mark Knope


Mark is a Michigan-native, who got his start doing standup back in 1986 - in the banquet room of a Chinese restaurant in Albuquerque, NM! Fresh-off his divorce in '86, he dubbed himself a "Born-Again Bachelor" and spent the next couple of decades driving hundreds of thousands of miles all over the U.S. & Canada - performing at comedy clubs, casinos, colleges and corporate events!

No two shows are exactly alike, because of Knope's uncanny ability to ad-lib and involve his audience along-the-way! He loves sharing stories about playing golf, dating "grandmothers," and the challenges of physical therapy! Mark has released two CDs (which have gotten airplay on Sirius/XM) and he's also guested several times on "The Bob & Tom Show." Over the years, he's been seen on ABC, FOX and Comedy Central.  

Check out a clip from one of his shows!



Check out a hilarious clip about texting in today's modern world...and the memories from the good 'ol days...

Riverbank Theatre - April 28 and 29 at 8:00 p.m. - Tickets $20.00

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A Christmas Carol, The Musical
to Dec 18

A Christmas Carol, The Musical

“Bah Humbug!” says the prosperous curmudgeon, Ebenezer Scrooge, who believes personal wealth is far more valuable than the happiness and comfort of others. Scrooge is forced to face his selfish ways when three ghosts on Christmas Eve lead him through his Past, Present, and Future. Thanks to their guidance, Scrooge recognizes his faults and greets Christmas morning with a cheerful "Happy Christmas" before spending the day reconnecting and sharing love with those that mean the most to him. 

Read the Encore Michigan review here!

  • Music by Alan Menken
  • Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
  • Book by Mike Ockrent and Lynn Ahrens
  • Based on the story by Charles Dickens


Graham Allen - Mr. Fezziwig; Charity Man; Adult Ensemble
Tony Amato - Scrooge
Elizabeth Angell - Martha Cratchitt; Children Ensemble
Cheyenne Bolt - Emily; Adult Ensemble
Audrey Brown - Mrs. Fezziwig; Adult Ensemble
Emily Custer - Mrs. Cratchitt; Adult Ensemble
Michael Gravame - Ghost of Christmas Present/Sandwichboard Man; Adult Ensemble
Elena Guc - Fred's Daughter; Children Ensemble
Katherine Guc - Scrooge's Mother; Poulterer; Adult Ensemble
Luke Hincherick - Tiny Tim; Children Ensemble
Dane Kieninger - Jonathon; Children Ensemble
Caleb Kreidler - Young Ebenezer, Age 21; Charity Man; Adult Ensemble
Grace Marrs - Belinda Cratchitt; Children Ensemble
Nancy Penvose - Ghost of Christmas Future/Blind Old Hag; Adult Ensemble
Brian Ross - Bob Cratchitt; Adult Ensemble
Clara Ross - Fan, Age 6; Children Ensemble
Noah Ross - Scrooge, Age 8; Children Ensemble
Gabriel Rowland-Renaud - Peter Cratchitt; Children Ensemble
Sami Skrocki - Fan, Age 10; Children Ensemble
Aaron Smith - Fred Anderson; Scrooge's Father
Brittany Smith - Sally Anderson
Sam Tricomo - Scrooge, Age 12; Children Ensemble
Donna Troike - Mrs. Mops; Ghost of Christmas Future/Blind Old Hag alt.; Adult Ensemble
Rol Troike - Charity Man; Judge; Adult Ensemble
Abi Turner - Smythe daughter; Children Ensemble
Diana Turner - Ghost of Christmas Past/Lamplighter; Adult Ensemble
Hannah Turner - Grace Smythe; Children Ensemble
Sam Turner - Smythe son; Children Ensemble
Daniel Williams - Young Marley; Mr. Smythe; Adult Ensemble
Dan Wolking - Jacob Marley; Beadle; Mr. Hawkins; Old Joe; Adult Ensemble



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The Drowsy Chaperone
to Sep 25

The Drowsy Chaperone

The Drowsy Chaperone pays tribute to the Jazz-age shows of the 1920's and the power those shows held to transport us into a dazzling fantasy and to lift our spirits in times of sadness. The audience is greeted by the narrator, Man in Chair, sitting on a darkened stage. He is a fan of vintage musicals who seems to be suffering from free-floating depression, and he quickly decides to cheer things up by playing a record of the original cast recording of a (fictional) Broadway musical entitled "The Drowsy Chaperone". No sooner has the needle touched the record than we, together with the narrator, are transported to a 1928 Broadway theater and into "The Drowsy Chaperone", a play-within-a-play crammed full of every cliche, gag and gimmick from the golden age of musicals.

  • Music and Lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison
  • Book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar

There will be no intermission during this production. Running time: approximate 1.5 hours.


Jeffery Pedue - Man In Chair
Christy Kreidler - Mrs. Tottendale
Randy Skotarczyk - Underling
Luke Bove Robert - Martin
Aaron Buckley - George
Gary Gray - Mr. Feldzieg
Brittany Smith - Kitty
Joey Carrier - Gangster #1
Grayson Kennedy - Gangster #2
Aaron Dennis Smith - Adolpho
Amanda Rae - Janet Van de Graaff
Katherine Guc - The Drowsy Chaperone
Anita Newby - Trix the Aviatrix/Reporter #2
Matt Siadak - Superintendent/Reporter #1

Aaron Dennis Smith - Director
Brittany Smith - Choreographer
Anita Newby - Vocal Director
Matt Siadak - Stage Manager
Monica Lopicolo - Pianist/Music Director




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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
to Jun 26

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

Broadway's greatest farce is light, fast-paced, witty, irreverent and one of the funniest musicals ever written. Pseudolus, a crafty slave, struggles to win the hand of a beautiful but slow-witted courtesan named Philia, for his young master, Hero, in exchange for freedom. The plot twists and turns with cases of mistaken identity, slamming doors, and a showgirl or two.

  • Book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart
  • Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

See video highlights from the show!


Michael Gravame - Pseudolus
Tony Amato - Senex
Pam Plewa - Domina
Caleb Kreidler - Hero
Gary Gray - Hysterium
Frank Bublitz - Erronious
Patrick O'Connor Cronin - Miles Gloriosus
Sal Rubino - Marcus Lycus
Mallorie Green - Courtesan
Maddie Ringvelski - Courtesan
Cortney Roles - Courtesan
Colleen Miner - Courtesan
Veronica De La Harpe - Courtesan
Mandy Logsdon - Courtesan
Katy Kujala - Philia
Aaron Buckley - Protean
Joey Carrier - Protean
Garrett Hadwin - Protean
Edmond Reynolds - Director
Paul Decker - Music Director

Curtis Clark - Stage Manager
Brittany Smith    Production Manager/Choreographer

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Willy Wonka
to May 1

Willy Wonka

The delicious adventures experienced by Charlie Bucket on his visit to Willy Wonka's mysterious chocolate factory light up the stage in this captivating adaptation of Roald Dahl's fantastical tale. 

  • Music and Lyrics by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley
  • Adapted for the Stage byTimothy Allen McDonald and Leslie Bricusse
  • Based on the book Charlie and The Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

Read the review from Encore Michigan!


Ty Evenson - Willy Wonka
Anson Pavlov - Phineas Trout
Brian Martin - Charlie Bucket
Diana Turner - Mrs. Bucket
Dan Williams - Mr. Bucket
Nancy Penvose - Grandma Josephine
Sharon Bickley - Grandma Georgina
Frank Stevens - Grandpa George
Brian Kaufman - Grandpa Joe*
Sam Tricomo - James
Sophie Wise - Matilda
Emerson Lang - Sophie
Elena Guc - Billie
Bradley Wilson - Agustus Gloop
Kyle Burch - Mrs. Gloop
Elizabeth Angell - Veruca Salt
Mike Bickley - Mr. Salt
Ben Adair - Mike Teavee
Maggie Alger - Mrs. Teavee
Brooke Pacifico - Violet Beauregarde
Amanda Sayers - Mrs. Beauregarde
Brian Ross - Chorus Reporter
Christy Kreidler - Chorus Reporter
Hannah Turner - Oompa Loompa
Abigail Turner - Oompa Loompa
Sammy Turner - Oompa Loompa
Noah Ross - Oompa Loompa
Sami Skrocki - Oompa Loompa
Luke Hincherick Oompa Loompa
Dane Kleininger Oompa Loompa                                                                                    

*Dale Dobson will be playing the part of Grandpa Joe on April 22 and 30.

Lisa Copley - Director
Anita Newby - Vocal Director
Carrie Meusling - Choreographer


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Promises, Promises
to Feb 21

Promises, Promises

If you liked Mad Men, you’re in luck! 

Set in swinging and stylish 1960s Manhattan, Promises, Promises offers up a platter of sharp one-liners from comic genius Neil Simon and infectious pop tunes from Burt Bacharach and Hal David. Nominated for four Tony Awards and based on the 1960 Oscar-winning Billy Wilder film The Apartment, this raucous comedy features such hits as “I’ll Never Fall in Love Again,” “Say a Little Prayer”, and the title song, “Promises, Promises.” 

Meet Chuck Baxter (played by Aaron Dennis Smith) – an overlooked nobody at Consolidated Life Insurance. This all changes when his colleagues find out that he has what they want: a spacious, fashionable apartment ideal for mischief. With the promise of promotion dangling before him, Chuck lends some of his senior executives his place for their extramarital trysts. In exchange, Chuck gets the key to his aspirations—and a lowly rung up on the corporate ladder. For a while, life is bliss. That’s before Chuck learns that the object of his own affection is the mistress of his boss, the man who holds the key to Chuck’s two greatest properties: his flat and his future.



Aaron Dennis Smith - Chuck Baxter
Brittany Smith -  Fran Kubelik
Ty Evenson - J.D. Sheldrake
Christy Kreidler -  Marge MacDougall
Randy Skotarczyk - Dr. Dreyfuss
Sal Rubino - Mr. Kirkeby
Mark Konwinski - Mr. Vanderhof
Kyle Burch - Mr. Dobitch
Jeffrey Pedue - Mr. Eichelberger
Joey Carrier - Waiter, Bartender, Karl Kubelik
Diana Turner - Miss Olson
Emilee Caughel - Secretary, Dancer
Carrie Meusling - Secretary, Dancer
Anita Newby - Nurse, Dancer
Janique Sanders - Secretary, Dancer
Jenna Russell - Secretary, Dancer

Edmond Reynolds - Director
Paul Decker -  Music Director

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Miracle on 34th Street, The Musical
to Dec 20

Miracle on 34th Street, The Musical

A traditional holiday favorite to put you in the spirit of the season. This musical version of the joyful and nostalgic classic movie includes memorable songs such as Jolly Old St. Nicholas, Pinecones and Hollyberries and It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas. As we get caught up in the hustle and bustle of the season, we all need a little break to remember that miracles do happen. The Miracle on 34th Street is pure family entertainment for your holiday celebrations.



Wendy Krekeler - Doris Walker
Sami Skrocki - Susan Walker
Jonathan Meldrum - Fred Gaily
Graham Allan - Kris Kringle
Amanda Sayers - Miss Shellhammer
Randy Skotarczyk - Mr. Macy, Miss Muffet
Donna Troike - Woman at Parade, Clerk, Clara
Jeffery Pedue - Mr. Sawyer, Drunk Santa
Maggie Alger -  Miss Crookshank, Mrs. Finfer, Clerk, Scout Leader
Bill Barz - Judge Martin Group, Mr Gimbel
Sal Rubino - Tammany O'Halloran, Balloon Vendor
Kyle Burch - Thomas Mara Sr. (DA), Alvin
Gary Gray - Whitey, Policeman, Mailman
Diana Turner-  Henrika's Mother, Nurse Sims, Clerk
Dylan Davenport - Harry Finfer
Emerson Lang - Henrika
Noah Ross - Tommy Mara
Avery Lang - Parade & Store Kid
Clara Ross - Parade & Store Kid
Vincent Finn - Parade & Store Kid
Vance Finn - Parade & Store Kid
Hannah Turner - Parade & Store Kid
Mayor Ray Scotarczyk - Mayor of NY



DVA's funding helps us pay for licensing, sets, costumes, and more - we are truly grateful for their partnership. DVA is a full-service insurance agency with four locations in Southeastern Michigan to serve you. Visit their  Facebook page or website to learn more! 


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The Mousetrap
to Oct 25

The Mousetrap

Welcome to Monkswell Manor, a recently converted guesthouse run by a young couple, Mollie and Giles Ralston. After checking in their first guests, things go very wrong; phone lines go dead, snow mounds up around the Manor, and they are trapped in a house with a murderer. In Mollie’s words, “That’s what happens in a nightmare. You’re somewhere in the middle of friends and then you suddenly look at their faces and they’re not your friends any longer...Perhaps you can’t trust anybody—perhaps everybody’s a stranger”. The Mousetrap is a classic theatrical whodunit written by the greatest mystery writer of all time, Agatha Christie.


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to Aug 30


Prepare ye for the timeless tale of friendship, loyalty and love based on the Gospel According to St. Matthew. A small ensemble of followers help Jesus Christ tell the parables in clever ways; using a wide variety of games, storytelling techniques, and a hefty dose of comic timing. An eclectic blend of songs bring the teachings of Jesus's life dancing across the stage. 




Jason Oyler - - - Jesus

Jacob Carroll - - - John the Baptist/Judas/Jacob

Keagan Banfield - - - Keagan

Matt Copley - - - Matt      

Xavier Jajuann - - - Xavier         

Catherine Raffa - - - Catherine

Janique Sanders - - - Janique

Claire Toupin - - - Claire

Stephanie Volke - - - Stephanie

Maddie Wozniak - - -Maddie



Harvey Kahl - - - Keyboard           

Eric Blundell - - - Guitar         

John Barron - - - Bass         

Rob Emanuel - - - Drums



Stuart Scott

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to Jun 28


”What good is sitting alone in your room? Come hear the music play.....” Wilkomen to the smoky, seedy Kit Kat Klub.  Your host, the Emcee, tells the story of an American writer Cliff Bradshaw, who finds himself in love with English cabaret performer Sally Bowles, and inadvertently gets caught up with pro-Nazis. This Tony award winning musical explores the pre-World War II tensions in 1929 Berlin.





Emcee: Jeffrey Howson
Sally Bowles: Natalie Rose Sevick
Clifford Bradshaw: Caleb Kreidler
Ernst Ludwig: Brian Wyzgowski
Fraulein Schneider: Donna Troike
Fraulein Kost: Crystal Rhoney
Herr Schultz: Edmond Reynolds
The Kit Kat Girls:
        Rosie: Katy Nelson
        Lulu: Diana Turner
        Frenchie: Brittany Smith
        Texas/Gorilla: Mandy Logsdon
        Fritzie: Crystal Rhoney
        Helga: Ally Simmons
The Kit Kat Boys:
        Bobby: Bill Laduke
        Victor: Aaron Buckley
        Herman (Customs Official, Max, Rudy): Joey Carrier

Piano/Music Director: Aaron Smith
Reeds: David Swain
Trumpet: Paul Decker
Bass: Rol Troike
Drums: Matt Kokotovich

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Detroit Symphony Orchestra Bassoon Quartet
7:00 PM19:00

Detroit Symphony Orchestra Bassoon Quartet

Marine City Music Festival, Inc. and Riverbank Theatre are partnering together to offer a series of concerts in 2015. Our first concert is offered through the auspices of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. The Bassoon Quartet will be performing a witty mixture of classical and popular music specially orchestrated for this most versatile and colorful instrument.  The musicians will tell us more about the bassoon, its history, structure and role in the modern symphony orchestra.

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Mary Poppins
to Apr 26

Mary Poppins

Young Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing before Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep. Using a combination of magic and common sense, this practically perfect nanny must teach the Banks family how to value each other again. With classic songs like Chim Chim Cher-ee, Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, and Let’s Go Fly a Kite, this musical is fun for the whole family!                                

 A Musical based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the Walt Disney Film

Original Music and Lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman                           

Book by Julian Fellowes                                                                                                            

New Songs and Additional Music and Lyrics by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe            

Co-Created by Cameron Mackintosh        

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Noises Off
to Mar 15

Noises Off

Called “the funniest farce ever written” by the New York Post, Michael Frayn’s uproarious play-within-a-play follows the on- and off-stage antics of the members of a mediocre touring company as they blunder from an ominously bad dress rehearsal to a spectacularly disastrous performance. Noises Off is a hysterical romp packed full of forgotten cues, missed connections, and backstage hilarity!


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to Dec 21


“Life is a banquet and most poor suckers are starving to death!”  says Mame Dennis. She's a wealthy eccentric with a flair for life and razor sharp wit, whose life is suddenly changed when she becomes the guardian of her late brother's only child, Patrick. Surrounded by an eccentric cast of characters, she celebrates the Roaring 20s, overcomes tragedy, and sails through life without missing a fad or a dance step. Jerry Herman’s delightful score is packed with favorites like Bosom BuddiesIf He Walked Into My Life, We Need a Little Christmas and more. Brimming with optimism and zest, Mame will keep you laughing while warming your heart!

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