Our organization was founded in 1980 by a group of teachers in the Riverhead School District who shared a common love for theater and wanted to create a place where like-minded people could come together to put on a musical every year. Since its inception, the group has expanded and now includes members of all ages from our Riverhead community and neighboring towns.

RFCT maintains its strong connection to the district. Since 1985, we have used proceeds from our productions to participate in Riverhead High School's scholarship program. Each year, a number of students from the Senior class who have shown support for the arts are chosen for a one-time scholarship towards their college education. Proceeds also support various needs of the district's Fine Arts Department, including microphones, props, and cost assistance for High School performances. Several of RFCT's annual shows are performed in the High School auditorium.

For decades, RFCT mounted a big annual musical. In recent years, we have expanded our repertoire to include musical revues. In 2012, recognizing the positive influence the arts can have on our youth, RFCT added an annual Youth Production. Most recently, 2019 saw the debut of a Winter/Spring season, which so far has featured non-musical plays.

RFCT's Mission Statement:

1) To enhance the education of the community by the presentation, production, and staging of theatrical performances.

2) To promote the study and improvement of, and to stimulate public interest in the dramatic arts.

3) To foster interest in and to promote the undertaking of dramatic art endeavors in the community.

4) To promote and encourage the study, production, and appreciation of all forms of dramatic and theater arts.

5) To produce plays, operettas, operas and other forms of dramatic representation for the entertainment and enrichment of the community.

6) To develop talents and skills among the members of the corporation and to that end, produce and develop workshop productions, and to afford the residents of the Town of Riverhead and surrounding communities an opportunity to participate in dramatic activities.

    

Address: RFCT

PO Box 1871

Riverhead, NY 11901


PAST PRODUCTIONS

1980  Mame

1981 South Pacific

1982 Gypsy

Hello, Dolly

1983 The Music Man

1984 The Boyfriend

1985 Once Upon a Mattress

1986 My Fair Lady

1987 Guys and Dolls

1988 Sophisticated Ladies

1989 Annie Get Your Gun

1990 Carnival

1991 Sugar Babies

1992 Mame

1993 Fiddler on the Roof

1995 Lil Abner

Damn Yankees

1996 Godspell (Youth Production)

Anything Goes

1997 La Cage Aux Folles

1998 The Pajama Game

The Magic of Broadway (Youth Production)

1999 Oliver!

2000 South Pacific

2001 A Little Night Music

2002 Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

2003 Camelot

2004 Alice in Wonderland (Youth Production)

Kiss Me Kate

2005 Bells are Ringing

2006 How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

2007 The Music Man

2008 A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

2009 Mame

2010 Annie

2011 Hello, Dolly

2012 Once On This Island (Youth Production)

9 to 5

2013 Next Stop, Broadway! (Youth Production)

That’s Entertainment

Nunsense

2014 That’s Entertainment 2

Suessical Jr. (Youth Production)

Godspell

2015 Hooray for Hollywood

Forbidden (Youth Production)

13 The Musical (Youth Production)

42nd Street

2016 School of Rock (Youth Production)

Catch Me If You Can

2017 Legally Blonde (Youth Production)

Gypsy

2018  Mars & Venus

Bring It On (Youth Production)

Guys and Dolls

2019- Love Sick

The Glass Menagerie

Sister Act (Youth Production)

Bright Star