Happy New Year! We are so excited to get things started in 2022 and can't wait to see you in the coming year. We recently had our first board meeting of the year and made a few significant changes to the board of directors. First, we want to thank Beth Brockman for serving on our board for the past four years. She has been a great asset, helping us with office tasks, but at this time, she has too much on her plate to continue as a board member. She will still be involved as a volunteer, so we will still get to work with her from time to time. 
President Darryll Alvey has stepped down as president, and his wife, Ronda, has been elected to take his place. Darryll will remain on the board but will serve in the capacity of secretary. Andy Main will take on the role of finance manager, and Larry Morgon will continue as Vice President. We also welcomed a new board member, Chad Scott, and are thrilled that he agreed to be part of the team. Patty Williams, Pam Carney, Ty Bos, and Tom Kirschman will also continue to serve on the board.
There has been a lot of touch-and-go for the past two years, and we're grateful we've been able to entertain you during the pandemic. In May of last year, we brought you Peter Pan, a virtual children's show directed by Kyle Thurmond. In June, Vintage Public House brought in three local bands who put on an enjoyable concert to raise money for the theatre, followed by the play Clue in September – a laugh-out-loud comedy with a (mostly) veteran cast, directed by Nick Brown. In December, John Welsh directed It's a Wonderful Life, A Live Radio Play, and what fun that was! Dracula Down for the Count was on the schedule to run in October, but due to unfortunate circumstances, we had to reschedule. So, here we are – so close to Dracula's opening night.
Planning the 2022 season has been a bit of a challenge, and we've had to change direction with some of the play selections a few times. We can now say, with confidence, that we have purchased the licensing for six plays and have a few other treats lined up for the year. 
We want to give a shout-out to all the volunteers who have helped get the theatre ready for performances. This theatre is so much different than the former location, and we've been figuring out things as we move forward with the help of volunteers who offer suggestions and ideas to keep things running smooth. We could not do this without them! If you're interested in volunteering, please contact us at rpvolcoordinator@gmail.com
We look forward to seeing you all in 2022, and we'll do our best to captivate, inspire and delight you with our upcoming performances.
As always, thank you for your patronage!

~The Riverfront Playhouse Board of Directors
Opening January 28!
Taking place years after the events of the original Dracula story you know, find out what happens when the main romantic couple is STILL engaged after 20 years. Why is he so scared to commit? Is Dracula as charming as before? Perhaps even more so because he may have turned his deadliest enemy into his BFF! The classic turns to the fun side in this uproariously funny adaptation from the writer of “Two on the Aisle, Three in a Van” and “The (somewhat) True Tale of Robin Hood.”
Dracula cast pictured L-R: Richard Grace, Ragan Ragan, Tazio Russo, Erin Brennan, Gary Corum, Jennifer Levens, Logan Serr, Darryll Alvey, Maria Jensen.
Not pictured: Gwendolyn Rooker.
You're invited!
Please join us on January 22 at Riverfront Theatre for a season launch party/open house and get a backstage pass to all the exciting things we have in store for 2022. Meet our new Theatre Manager, Malorie Glavan, and hear what she has to say about the future of Riverfront Playhouse. Check out the Dracula set and meet some of the cast members who, along with board members and volunteers, will be giving tours of the facility and answering questions about the theatre. We'll have a no-host bar, live entertainment, raffles, and much more. Hope to see you there!
Riverfront Playhouse's 2022 Season
And that's not all!
In Case You Missed It
Redding, CA (November 9, 2021) — After more than 40 years of being an all-volunteer organization, Riverfront Playhouse is pleased to announce that they have hired Malorie Glavan as their theatre manager. This is the natural next step for Riverfront Playhouse.

Malorie has been involved with Redding theatre and, more specifically, with Riverfront Playhouse for the past ten years and has a passion for expanding her community’s artistic and cultural opportunities. Malorie holds a degree in theatre arts from George Fox University in Newberg, OR.

You also may recognize her from Riverfront’s first main stage production at their new location, where she portrayed Mrs. Peacock in the comedy, Clue, which received rave reviews. “Over the years, Riverfront Playhouse has given me a creative outlet, a place to play, and friends who have become family,” says Malorie. “I am so excited to be able to give something back to Riverfront and to have a front-row seat to this next big adventure - I can’t wait to see where it takes us!” 

For 41 years Riverfront Playhouse has been an artistic and theatrical institution in the Redding community. It has grown and changed throughout its history as the community has grown and changed around it. Recently the theatre underwent its most significant change to date: moving to the heart of the newly designated Redding Downtown Cultural District. With this exciting change comes both an opportunity and a challenge to improve the theatre’s mission toward excellence. With Malorie’s leadership, Riverfront Playhouse will continue providing quality entertainment for those who have welcomed, loved, and supported it.

“We are extremely excited to see where this new chapter takes us,” says Darryll Alvey, Riverfront Playhouse’s board president. “I have had the privilege to work with Malorie on several plays, and her dedication to her craft and the theatre is apparent in all she does. I look forward to watching Riverfront continue to grow and serve this wonderful city that we call home.”
Thank you to all who so generously donated to Riverfront Playhouse during Giving Tuesday. $11,513 was raised to help support the theatre and we are eternally grateful!
In light of the recent developments related to the pandemic, we are concerned that a resurgence could affect our staff, our patrons, and our ability to continue to present theatrical performances. To comply with the state agencies that provide us with our licensing and occupancy permits, the Riverfront Playhouse board of directors has adopted appropriate protocols based upon recommendations by local health and government agencies. It may change from time to time as necessary and will be posted on our website when you purchase your ticket.