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Department of Parks & Recreation

Michael Kading: Director of Parks & Recreation

211 Walnut St., P.O. Box 426, Neenah, WI 54956
Phone: 920-886-6060  Fax: 920-886-6069 Email: parkrec@ci.neenah.wi.us

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Office Hours:

Monday – Thursday 7:30am – 4:30pm, Fridays 7:30am – 4:00pm

Neenah Pool Hours:

Daily 1:00pm – 8:00pm

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Riverside Players

“Theatre in the Park”

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THANK YOU 2017 SPONSORS!

Riverside Players History of Shows

About
Riverside Players provides a very unique and entertaining outdoor theater experience to participants and audiences. A combination of municipal sponsorship, community involvement and scenic environment sets the Riverside Players apart from any other community theater in Wisconsin. Riverside Players “Theatre in the Park” began back in 1955.

Productions include a five-night run of a play in late June and a nine-night run of a musical in late July or early August. Sunday Shows are at 7:00PM, all other shows are at 8:00PM. Tickets will be available beginning in January.

Audition Information

2017 Audition Information
Auditions are held in March or April of each year with dates, times and locations announced in arts organization literature and through the local media. Several paid staff positions are available including directors (artistic, musical, vocal, technical), choreographer, orchestra members, and costumers. Volunteer positions are also available. Interested individuals can click on the ‘Volunteer Opportunities’ in the quick links listing on the left side of this page.

Ways to give to your Community Theatre

Supporting Cast
Program Advertising
Show Sponsorship
Volunteer/Ushering Opportunities

What You Need to Know When Coming to “Theatre in the Park”
Park Address: 500 E. Wisconsin Ave., Neenah 54956
Times: Wednesday through Saturday shows are at 8:00p, Sunday shows are at 7:00p
The Theatre: Riverside Players’ stage is located in an outdoor park shelter. There is a roof, but the sides are exposed. Custom-made netting covers the sides to limit bugs (it works very well).
Dress: Casual and for the weather.
Seating: All seating is reserved (padded chairs on chair risers).
Parking: Give yourself extra time for parking. Parking is allowed on North Park Ave. and on Wisconsin Ave. There is no parking on the park road. However, there is accessible parking available on the park road. Additional accessible parking is located on North Park Ave. For others who may have difficulty walking, you’re welcome to drop off individuals at the entrance and then park your vehicle.
2017 Shows
unnecessary-farce-logoShow Dates:
June 21 – 25, 2017
THE STORY:  Two cops. Three crooks. Eight doors. Go. In a cheap motel room, an embezzling mayor is supposed to meet with his female accountant, while in the room next-door, two undercover cops wait to catch the meeting on videotape. But there’s some confusion as to who’s in which room, who’s being videotaped, who’s taken the money, who’s hired a hit man, and why the accountant keeps taking off her clothes.
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July 27 – 30 &
August 2 – 6
The Story: When Ren and his mother move from Chicago to a small farming town, Ren is prepared for the inevitable adjustment period at his new high school. What he isn’t prepared for are the rigorous local edicts, including a ban on dancing instituted by the local preacher, determined to exercise the control over the town’s youth that he cannot command in his own home. When the reverend’s rebellious daughter sets her sights on Ren, her roughneck boyfriend tries to sabotage Ren’s reputation, with many of the locals eager to believe the worst about the new kid. The heartfelt story that emerges is of a father longing for the son he lost and of a young man aching for the father who walked out on him.