Theater at Riverdale Y

Pure joy emanates from our stage all year long.

Just walk into The Riverdale Y’s cozy theater and feel the energy. Our three resident theater companies provide an exhilarating, creative environment where children, teens and adults feel free to express themselves artistically.

Riverdale Rising Rising Stars, a competitive theater program for teens, was founded in 2000. Jr. Rising Stars, for 7-11 year olds, followed in 2005. In 2007, an adult company, Riverdale Rep, launched. Our newest addition is Little Rising Stars, a 10-week program for 6 & 7 year olds, with a heart-warming final performance.

The Riverdale Y Performing Arts program are run by industry professionals bringing a professional-quality standard to every production while emphasizing skills-building and team work for youth participants.

Broadway alumni join together with young people who will be the future of American theater… you’re invited to be part of the magic!

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Spring 2024 Season

Multi-Generational

The Prom

March 9, 10, 16, 17

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Junior Rising Stars

Shrek Jr.

April 7, 10, 11, 14

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Riverdale Rising Stars

The Drowsy Chaperone

May 19, 23, 26, 27, 30, June 2

Auditions in early March. Check back in February for exact dates.

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About the Riverdale Theater Companies

Riverdale Rising Stars

Founded in 2000, our award-winning teen program is the flagship of all of our RPAC theater companies.  Open to ages 12-18 (in 7th grade), our teens perform two musicals and one play per season. Each summer we perform a Summer Stock production which features Current Rising Stars and alumni who are attending college.  Participation is by audition only.

For more information contact riverdalerisingstars@riverdaley.org

Junior Rising Stars

Our award-winning Junior program is open to children ages 7-11 (in 2nd grade). There are two full-scale musicals for this age group each season. Participation is by audition only.

For more information contact jrrisingstars@riverdaley.org

Little Rising Stars

Little Rising Stars is an introductory Musical Theater program for K – 2nd grade students who want to learn more about musical theater. Classes are held once a week, for 45 minutes, with two final performance opportunities!

Riverdale Rep

The Rep is our adult theater company, open to adults ages 18+.  We have participants whose ages range from 18-80! This program gives adults in our community an opportunity to reconnect with an art form that they may have left behind. The social aspect, combined with community building is as important as the shows themselves! The Rep typically participates in two musicals per year; one just for Rep members and one that is multi-generational. Participation is by audition only.

For more information contact riverdalerep@riverdaley.org

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