One Act Play Festival
Thank you to everyone who submitted a play suggestion this past summer. Eleven plays (10 original and one commercially published) have been chosen to be performed in rotation during three performances on October 26 and October 27 2018. We may even add an additional performance date!
We also had a great turnout for auditions for our the festival! Rehearsals are now taking place all around the area.
Check back here in the next few days for performance details! We are excited to announce the performance location, but we need to check on a few logistics before we publicly announce the location. It is definitely something new!!
Theater For Young Audiences – Thank you!
Summer Musical – 2018 update
We will look ahead to the fall and winter of 2018 to begin preparing other REP programs including a One Act Play festival in October.
The River’s Edge Players is the Community Theater arm of the River’s Edge Arts Alliance. The River’s Edge Players was formed in 2006 to fill a need for an adult-based theatrical group. Initially for adult performers only, REP has expanded to include actors of all ages to produce high-quality plays and musicals. We partner with local community education programs to offer workshops in auditioning, improv, musical theater dance, play writing and acting.
River’s Edge Players Performance History
Spring 2018 – Theater for Young Audiences; Thumbelina and The King’s New Clothes
Summer 2017 – Disney’s The Little Mermaid
Summer 2016 – Oliver!
Spring 2016 – Alice in Wonderland
Fall 2015 – Child’s Play: A Cabaret
Summer 2015 – Cabaret
Spring 2015 – One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
Fall 2014 – Cabaret for Compassion
Summer 2014 – The Music Man
Spring 2014 – Our Town
Winter 2013 – Amahl & The Night Visitors and The Gift of the Magi
Fall 2013 – Hometown Harmonies: A Cabaret
Summer 2013 – The Secret Garden
Spring 2013 – Blithe Spirit
Winter 2012 – A Christmas Carol the Musical
Fall 2012 – Haunting Melodies: A Broadway Cabaret
Summer 2012 – 9 to 5, the Musical
Spring 2012 – Short Play Festival
Winter 2011 – Steel Magnolias
Winter 2011 – The Little Town of Christmas
Fall 2011 – Once Upon a Broomstick
Summer 2011 – Seussical
Spring 2011 – The Hollow
Winter 2010 – Scrooge
Fall 2010 – Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs adapted
Summer 2010 – Urinetown
Spring 2010 – The Importance of Being Earnest
Summer 2009 – Damn Yankees
Spring 2009 – ‘Til Death Do Us Part: A Wedding Deception an improvised murder mystery/dinner theater
Winter 2008 – A Christmas Carol
Fall 2008 – Alice in Wonderland adapted
Summer 2008 – How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying!
Spring 2008 – Rumors
Fall 2007 – It’s Murder in the Wings!
Summer 2007 – Fame, the Musical
Spring 2007 – But Why Bump Off Barnaby?
Fall 2006 – The Servant of Two Masters
Summer 2006 – Godspell
River’s Edge Players Actors Win DASH Awards
1st row L-R: Lynne Johnson, Kevin Santos, Jamie Shea, Kathy Wilkinson
2nd row L – R Cathy Koerwer and Karen Bishop
3rd Row L – R Paul Johnson and Killian Vega
The River’s Edge Arts Alliance is pleased to announce that EMACT, the Eastern Massachusetts Association of Community Theaters, has named the following River’s Edge Players as part of their Distinguished Achievement and Special Honors (DASH) for their performance work on One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, directed by Lynne Johnson.
Hudson Resident, Kevin Santos took home the award for Best Supporting Actor in a Play for his amazing portrayal of the role of Martini. Tying for the award of Best Youth Actor in a Play was college freshman Ryan Bonner of Boylston, MA for his fantastic portrayal of the young and impressionable Billy Bibbit in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest performed in April. The DASH awards are part of a long standing EMACT tradition, with 118 plays and musicals from well-known Community Theater groups from Eastern Massachusetts competing for awards.
The River’s Edge Arts Alliance is a non-profit organization which brings the full spectrum of the arts to the Hudson and Marlborough area. We offer opportunities to experience visual and performing arts through participation and attendance. The organization is supported by individuals, families, organizations, and businesses from more than 30 communities. For more information visit upwitharts.org.