“Those who perceive in themselves this kind of divine spark which is the artistic vocation—as poet, writer, sculptor, architect, musician, actor and so on—feel at the same time the obligation not to waste this talent but to develop it, in order to put it at the service of their neighbor and of humanity as a whole.” John Paul II

Throughout the year Riverside actors, boys and girls ages 8-14, participate in seasonal theatrical performances. Drama is one of the most powerful means of communication for young and old. It permits the human person to enter into a narrative in which he plays a vital role. It helps form the imaginations, sentiments, and consciences of the young through a more intimate relationship with characters, stories, and great ideas.




Riverside Presents its 9th Original Musical, ‘Over the Hills & Far Away’

Ages 9-14
$50 sibling discount

Rehearsal Schedule
Beginning January 11 – March 8
Tuesdays at St. James, Lemont
9:00 – 3:00pm

Tech/Dress Rehearsals & Performances
*All dates below are at Wheaton Academy Fine Arts Center, West Chicago

Monday, March 14 – Tech Rehearsal
5:30 – 9:30pm

Tuesday & Thursday, March 15 & 17 – Dress Rehearsals
3:30 – 9:30pm

Friday, March 18 – Performance

Saturday, March 19 – Two Performances
1:00pm & 6:30pm

Riverside Winter Variety Show

Rehearsal Schedule & Performance Dates

Ages 8-11
$250 per actor
$50 sibling discount

November 9 – December 14
9:00 – 3:00pm
St. James, Lemont

Friday, December 17 – Dress Rehearsal
5:00pm – 8:00pm
The ARC Center at Reed Keppler Park, West Chicago

Saturday, December 18 – Performance
The ARC Center at Reed Keppler Park, West Chicago
*Cast will be called at 4pm this day