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River Valley Players proudly features community talent in a

unique dinner theater experience. 

1302 Second Street - (St John XXIII Center) - Henry, Illinois  61537         

                                                    Box Office Phone  

                                                            309 238 7878





River Valley Players Community Dinner Theatre is pleased to announce the cast of WONDERFUL TOWN.  Based on the play “My Sister Eileen,” this hidden gem features a soaring score by Leonard Bernstein (West Side Story, Candide, On the Town) and smart, funny lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green (On the Town, Bells Are Ringing, Singin’ In the Rain-screenplay). Set in the summer of 1935, Wonderful Town tells the story of Ruth and Eileen, two sisters, who leave behind their mundane lives in Ohio for Greenwich Village in the pursuit of their dreams.  Chock-full of swinging show tunes, breathtaking choreography, and effervescent charm, Wonderful Town captures the thrill of chasing one’s dreams like no other musical. Join RVP as they celebrate the opening of their Forty-Third Season. Keep up-to-date by liking and following RVP on Facebook and Instagram!

Directed by Elizabeth Wild  Music Directed by Will Meachum


Tour Guide ~ Lauren Frawley

Mrs. Appopolous ~ Jeni Shaver

Helen ~ Chrissy Gaspardo

Wreck ~ Derrik Gaspardo

Violet ~ Sara Cleveland

Officer Lonigan ~ Brian Shaver

Modern Dancer ~ Georgia Sharwarko

Radical ~ Dayton Maubauch

Yogi ~ Dayton Maubauch

Speedy Valenti ~ Aryk Shelton

Eileen ~ Ella Bergfeld

Ruth ~ Deanne Crook

Fletcher ~ Donald Knuckey Jr.

Kid ~ Mikayla Frawley

Drunk 1 ~ Darrel Crook

Robert Baker ~ Adam Oldaker

2nd Associate Editor ~ Ryan Bogner

--Rexford ~ Corbin Shaver

--Sandra ~ Lauren Frawley

--Essie ~ Chrissy Gaspardo

--Danny ~ Derrik Gaspardo

--Tracy ~ Georgia Shwarwarko

--Woman Guest ~ Sara Cleveland

Mrs. Wade ~ Cyndy Bruch

Frank Lippencott ~ Ryan Bogner

Chick Clark ~ Corbin Shaver

Shore Patrolman ~ Darrel Crook

Fourth Cop ~ Darrel Crook

Man With Sign ~ Donald Knuckey Jr[1] [2] [3] [4] 

Secretary-1st AssocEd ~ Sara Cleveland


Villagers ~ Georgia Sharwarko, Dayton Maubauch, Ryan Bogner, Sara Cleveland, Anna Rediger, Kayla Eckert, Lauren Frawley, Corbin Shaver, Mikayla Frawley, Darrel Crook, Brooke Ulm, Aryk Shelton, Donald Knuckey Jr.

Ticket Go On Sale:     Wednesday, February 5th

Performance Dates:   March 7th,8th,13th,14th, and 15th

Venue Location:   

      St. John XXIII Center,1302 Second Street, Henry, Illinois

Box Office Phone:      309-238-7878





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