RIVER PARISH COMMUNITY THEATRE ANNOUNCES RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN’S “CINDERELLA” FOR SUMMER 2021
River Parish Community Theatre has announced plans to produce Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “Cinderella” under the direction of Darryl P. Clement this summer. After plans last summer were cancelled due to the pandemic, theatre organizers decided to re-visit show options for 2021.
“We felt this is a perfect time to bring back a classic with a timeless message. ‘Cinderella’ is a family favorite and has such an uplifting theme – something we all can benefit from,” said RPCT President Sean Roussel. While plans are being made for a normal summer show, the theatre recognizes the chance of having to adjust its schedule again this year. RPCT is preparing their usual high energy, high quality production but is aware the theatre remains at the mercy of the COVID-19 virus and the restrictions placed on them by the government. The theatre has alternative plans in the event they are not allowed to bring the community its normal high caliber effort. This includes the possibility of doing a smaller, different show with a smaller cast if necessary.
“We’re remaining positive and will cross that bridge if we come to it. We have alternate plans ready but hope not to use them. Either way, barring a complete quarantine, we plan to have a show with an audience – within guidelines at the time,” said Roussel. Plans are for auditions at St. Peter School in Reserve with an informational meeting Sunday, April 11 and auditions are from April 13-15. Show dates are July 16-18 and 21-24, also at St. Peter School.
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Entergy Corporation recently made a very generous donation to River Parish Community Theatre’s “Raise The Roof” campaign, which is helping the local theatre company replace the roof on its new headquarters in the heart of Reserve. The facility, formerly RTC’s main office, was in need of a new roof in order to be deemed insurable.
“Receiving this donation is both exciting and humbling to us. Not only has Entergy’s generosity put us in position to get the roof started, it also speaks volumes about their commitment to our community and to the work we do for that community”, said RPCT President Sean Roussel. “We are truly grateful to their entire team for this wonderful gesture and investment in us.”
RTC donated the building to the theatre group this past fall. RPCT had begun to renovate and restore the facility even before then. The new roof will allow the next phase of work to begin inside the building, which is being used to store set pieces, props, and costumes, as well as hold meetings for RPCT.