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The Ritz Players present


Book by Roger O. Hirson
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Originally Produced on the Broadway stage by Stiart Ostrox
Directed on the Broadway stage by Bob Fosse
2013 Broadway revival directed by Diane Paulus

Theo Ending Originally Conceived in 1998 by Mitch Sebastian

A Ritz Players Production
September 23, 30, 2023 – 7:30 PM
September 24, October 1, 2023 – 2:00 PM

With an infectiously unforgettable score from four-time Grammy winner, three-time Oscar winner and musical theatre giant, Stephen Schwartz, Pippin is the story of one young man’s journey to be extraordinary. Winner of four 2013 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival, this updated circus-inspired version of Pippin continues to captivate and appeal to the young at heart throughout the world. Heir to the Frankish throne, the young prince Pippin is in search of the secret to true happiness and fulfillment.

Pippin is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International.

Adults $20, Students $15 – EV, MS, RP

Audition dates: July 24 & 25, 2023

Sponsored by Reineke Family Dealerships


The Ritz Players present


By Neil Simon
February 16, 17, 23 & 24, 2024 – 7:30 PM
February 25, 2024 – 2:00 PM
(An event in The National Theatre at The Ritz)

At a large, tastefully-appointed Sneden’s Landing townhouse, the Deputy Mayor of New York has just shot himself. Though it’s only a flesh wound, Charlie Brock’s self-inflicted injury sets off a series of events causing four couples to experience a severe attack of farce. As their tenth wedding anniversary party commences, Charlie lies bleeding in another room, and his wife Myra is nowhere in sight. The first guests, lawyer Ken Gorman and his wife Chris, scramble to get “the story” straight before the other guests arrive. As the confusions and miscommunications mount, the evening spins off into classic farcical hilarity. Rumors is presented through special arrangement with Concord Theatricals.

$15, $10 (EV, RP)


Tentative Audition Dates- December 17, 18, 2023


The Ritz Players present

Steel Magnolias

A play by Robert Harlig
May 4, 10, 11,  2024 – 7:30 PM
May 5, 2024 – 2:00 PM
A Ritz Players Production

The action is set in Truvy’s beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, where all the ladies who are “anybody” come to have their hair done. Helped by her eager new assistant, Annelle (who is not sure whether or not she is still married), the outspoken, wise-cracking Truvy dispenses shampoos and free advice to the town’s rich curmudgeon, Ouiser, (“I’m not crazy, I’ve just been in a bad mood for forty years”); an eccentric millionaire, Miss Clairee, who has a raging sweet tooth; and the local social leader, M’Lynn, whose daughter, Shelby (the prettiest girl in town), is about to marry a “good ole boy.” Filled with hilarious repartee and not a few acerbic but humorously revealing verbal collisions, the play moves toward tragedy when, in the second act, the spunky Shelby (who is a diabetic) risks pregnancy and forfeits her life.

Steel Magnolias is presented through special arrangement with Dramatist Play Services.

Adults $16, Students $12 – EV, MS, RP

Tentative audition dates: March 10 & 11, 2024

Sponsored by Croghan Colonial Bank

The Ritz Players present

The Wizard of Oz

By L. Frank Baum
Music and Lyrics by Harold Arlen and E. Y. Harburg
Background Music by Herbert Stothart
Dance and Vocal arrangements by Peter Howard/Orchestration by Larry Wilcox
Adapted by John Kane for the Royal Shakespeare Company
Based upon the Classic Motion Picture owned by Turner Entertainment Co and distributed in all media by Warner Bros

A Ritz Players Production

July 12, 13, 20, 2023 – 7:30 PM
July 21, 2023 – 2:00 PM

Follow the yellow brick road in this delightful stage adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s beloved tale, featuring the iconic musical score from the MGM film. The timeless tale, in which young Dorothy Gale travels from Kansas over the rainbow to the magical Land of Oz, continues to thrill audiences worldwide

The Wizard of Oz is presented through special arrangement with Concord Theatricals.

Adults $20, Students $15 – EV, MS, RP

Tentative audition dates: May 12 & 13, 2024

Sponsored by Reineke Family Dealerships