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Our History

The Ritz Players are an award-winning community theatre organization that strives to present high-quality performances, staged here at The Ritz Theatre. They believe in the power of live theatre to ignite the imagination, stimulate thought, offer an avenue for creative expression, and provide entertainment. Through their productions, workshops for young people and outreach programs, they strive to integrate theatre into the lives of the people who come into contact with their organization.

The following list represents The Ritz Players productions since their birth in 1983.

Date Production Director
Oct-83 Anything Goes Dianne Pytel 
Mar-84 The Odd Couple Pat Ledwedge
Dec-84 The Holiday Glow Show Mike Steyer
Mar-85 Barefoot in the Park Rick Flectner
May-85 Pippin Kathy Creasy
Oct-85 Hello, Dolly! Darrell Mullen
Mar-86 Tribute* Rick Flectner
May-86 Once In A Lifetime Bob Huessman
Nov-86 Fiddler On The Roof Kathy Creasy
Feb-87 Picnic Dianne Pytel
May-87 No Time For Sergeants* Pat Ledwedge
Jul-87 The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas Kathy Creasy
Nov-87 I Remember Mama Rick Flectner
Jan-88 The Sound of Music Darrell Mullen
May-88 You Can't Take It With You Andy Forrest 
Jul-88 The Music Man Pat Ledwedge
Nov-88 Brighton Beach Memoirs* Dianne Pytel
Feb-89 Mame Karl Erbland
May-89 Mousetrap Andy Forrest / Nancy Betz
Jul-89 Cabaret Kathy Creasy
Nov-89 The Dairy Of Anne Frank Lois Eisenhard
Jan-90 Something's Afoot Jim Koehl
Apr-90 The Nerd Pat Ledwedge
Jul-90 Oliver! Dianne Pytel
Nov-90 The Glass Menagerie Nancy Betz / Eve Pry
Jan-91 6 Rms Riv Vu Lois Eisenhard
May-91 The Revenant Laura Warren
Jul-91 Guys and Dolls Pat Ledwedge
Nov-91 Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat*  Scott Edmondson
Jan-92 Breakfast With Les & Bess Jim Petsche / Anna Mae Matsick
May-92 The Miracle Worker Pat Ledwedge
Jul-92 Gypsy Jim Koehl
Nov-92 Nunsense Ron Hill
Jan-93 Inherit The Wind*** Dianne Pytel
May-93 Steel Magnolias Ron Boose
Jul-93 Plain And Fancy Jay and Margaret Mann
Oct-93 Godspell* Jim Koehl
Nov-93 Bus Stop Eve Pry
Apr-94 Rumors Dianne Pytel
Jul-94 South Pacific Rudy Lawrence / Mike Steyer
Oct-94 Snow White Laura Warren
Jan-95 Diviners* Janice Agerter
Apr-95 Lost In Yonkers Dianne Pytel
Jul-95 Annie Scott Edmondson
Oct-95 Working Dianne Pytel
Dec-95 A Christmas Carol Dan Henning
Apr-96 The Odd Couple- Female Version Janice Agerter
Jul-96 The Fantastiks Jim Koehl
Oct-96 Agnes Of God Chris Distel
Jan-97 Greater Tuna* Dianne Pytel
Apr-97 Snoopy!!! Laura Warren
Jun-97 Pump Boys And The Dinettes Scott Edmondson
Dec-97 Tuna Christmas Dianne Pytel
Feb-98 Fools Jeff Stockner
Jul-98 The Wizard Of Oz Mike Kastner
Sep-98 Schoolhouse Rock, Live! Scott Edmondson
Feb-99 To Kill A Mockingbird Lois Eisenhard
Jul-99 The King And I* Mike Steyer / Ron Boose
Oct-99 Lend Me A Tenor Holly Schoeppner
Dec-99 A Christmas Carol Jeff Stockner
Jul-00 Big River Dianne Pytel
Oct-00 Arsenic And Old Lace Terry & Ann Easterwood
Apr-01 Piece Of My Heart Dianne Pytel
Jul-01 Children Of Eden Jim Koehl
Sep-01 Wait Until Dark Lois Eisenhard
Mar-02 Everybody Loves Opal* Janice Agerter
Jul-02 My Fair Lady Mel Covell / Chris Distel
Oct-02 Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? Jeff Stockner
Nov-02 A Christmas Spectacular Becky Wank
Apr-03 All I...Learned In Kindergarten*** Dianne Pytel
Jul-03 The Sound of Music John Aiello
Jan-04 On Golden Pond Dianne Pytel
Apr-04 Crimes Of The Heart* Kay Derr
Jul-04 Kiss Me Kate James Austin
Sep-04 Fairy Tale Trials Kay Derr
Jan-05 Lion In Winter Terry & Ann Easterwood
May-05 Grace and Glorie* Dianne Pytel
July-05 A Funny Thing...Forum    Marty Williams
Oct-05 Plaza Suite M Strong/M Steyer/T Love
Feb-06 World Goes Round Ryan Neil
May-06 House For Sale Lois Eisenhard
Jul-06 Noises Off Dianne Pytel
Oct-06 Seussical Jim Koehl
Feb-07 Over the Tavern Nancy Betz
Apr-07 Don't Hug Me*** Dianne Pytel
Jul-07 A Streetcar Named Desire Erin Schalk / Zabrena Zellers
Oct-07 The Importance Of Being Earnest  Dalva Church
Feb-08 Grease Sandy Anderson / Mike Steyer 
Apr-08 Rehearsal For Murder Terry Love
Jul-08 Stepping Out  Dianne Pytel
Oct-08 The Odd Couple  Betsy Gerhart
Dec-08 25th Anniversary Celebration  Joan Ledwedge & Michael Steyer
Feb-09 Nunsense  Ron Hill
May-09 The Music Man  Erin Schalk & Jan Banks
Oct-09 Over the River and Through the Woods  Nancy Steyer
Feb-10 Cinderella (Enchanted Version)  Michael Steyer
May-10 Doin' Time at the Alamo  Dianne Pytel
Oct-10 Breaking Up is Hard to Do  Chris Tucci
Feb-10 Wally's Cafe  Charles Hayward
May-10 Come Back to the 5 and Dime* Dianne Pytel
July-11 Little Shop of Horrors  Jim Cook
Oct-11 Hairspray Chris Tucci
Feb-12 Doubt, A Parable* *** Nancy Steyer
May-12 Leading Ladies Jim Cook
July-12 Messiah on the Frigidaire Nancy Betz
Oct-12 The Diary of Anne Frank Lois Eisenhard
Feb-13 Man of LaMancha Jim Koehl
May-13 Five Women Wearing the Same Dress Nancy Betz
July-13 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee Dianne Pytel
Nov-13 Young Frankenstein Chris Tucci
Feb-14 Moonlight and Magnolias Dianne Pytel
May-14 Proof Brad Rowe
July-14 Les Misérables Jim Cook
Nov-14 Moon Over Buffalo Mandy Wolber
Feb-15 Picasso at the Lapin Agile Chris Tucci
May-15 Belles Nancy Steyer
July-15 Jesus Christ Superstar Scott Edmondson
Oct-15 Shrek The Musical Chris Tucci
Feb-16 Wit* Nancy Steyer
May-16 Bad Seed Nathan Morton
July-16 Into the Woods Jennifer Hill
Oct-16 Elvis People Nathan Morton & Nancy Derby
Feb-17 Fiddler on the Roof Chris Joyce
May-17 Scotland Road Dianne Pytel & Norman Gibat
July-17 Monty Python's Spamalot Jim Cook
Oct-17 The Foreigner Jennifer Payne
Feb-18 Deathtrap Mika Kasior
May-18 {title of show} Charles Groth
July-18 The Addams Family Corey Zech
Oct-18 Arsenic and Old Lace Chris Joyce
Feb-19 12 Angry Jurors Elizabeth Tracy
May-19 Nest to Normal Jim Cook
July-19 Titanic Stephen Svoboda

* - Showcased at Northwest Regional OCTAFest
*** - Invited to State OCTAFest
     30 S. Washington St.
     Tiffin, OH 44883

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