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I LOVE A PIANO, GOD OF CARNAGE, HOW TO SUCCEED and More Set for Riverside Theatre's 2013-14 Season

Riverside Theatre's 2013-2014 Season will again be another ambitious one in celebration od the theatre's 40th Anniversary. On the Stark Stage four great musicals will be presented to delight our audiences. On the Waxlax Stage an uproarious comedy and musical revue are scheduled. Riverside's new season will build on the great success of last season, which brought a record number of patrons and lifted subscriptions to new heights.

"We couldn't have been happier with the acceptance of shows this season," says Allen D. Cornell, Riverside Theatre's Producing Artistic Director. "It was such a great group of fun, entertaining shows and I was astounded by the reception it received throughout the Treasure Coast. Ain't Misbehavin', Funny Girl, and our current production, Les Miserables, have garnered raves from critics and audiences alike, I am so grateful for the community's support that I wanted our 40th season to again showcase great theatre - shows that our audiences expect from Riverside. To that end, three of the productions on The Stark Stage will have huge casts, and we will again do a production with one of America's most prestigious theatre companies, Philadelphia's Walnut Street Theatre."

The season begins in October with a wonderful musical showcasing the songs of Irving Berlin, I Love A Piano. January brings the International hit Miss Saigon to the Stark Stage and the uproarious comedy God of Carnage to the Waxlax Stage. February brings the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein sensation, South Pacific and the musical revue Closer Than Ever takes the Waxlax Stage in March featuring the songs of Richard Maltby and David Shire. The exuberant and whimsical musical How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying concludes our 40th Anniversary celebration.

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2013-2014 SEASON:

Irving Berlin's
I Love a Piano

Music and Lyrics by Irving Berlin

Conceived by Ray Roderick and Michael Berkeley

October 29 - November 17, 2013

Performances take place on the Stark Stage

A celebration of the music and lyrics of Irving Berlin, I Love a Piano follows the nostalgia-filled journey of an upright piano as it as it moves from one owner to the next and from the turn of the century to present day. This tuneful American story of life, love and patriotism is filled with over sixty of Berlin's most beloved classics such as "Blue Skies," "There's No Business Like Show Business," "Puttin' On The Ritz," "Cheek To Cheek," "Always," "White Christmas," "God Bless America," and many more.

Miss Saigon

Music by Claude-Michel Schönberg

Lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr. and Alain Boublil

Original French Lyrics by Alain Boublil

Additional Material by Richard Maltby, Jr.

January 14 - February 2, 2014

Performances take place on the Stark Stage

From the Creators of LES MISERABLES, comes this classic story of love and loss in the turmoil of war. Based on Puccini's Madame Butterfly, this stunning theatrical piece follows the tale of an American soldier and a Vietnamese girl who fall in love, only to be separated during the fall of Saigon. With thrilling, show-stopping musical numbers like "I Still Believe," "Why God Why?," and "The American Dream," Miss Saigon is an epic, musical masterpiece of the enduring emotional power on the human spirit!

God of Carnage
By Yasmina Reza

January 28 - February 9, 2014

Performances take place on the Waxlax Stage

Winner of the 2009 Tony for Best Play, God of Carnage a laugh-out-loud comedy about parents behaving badly! When one child hurts another at a public park, both sets of parents convene to discuss the incident. What starts off as a civil discourse quickly changes into an all-out, fur-flying, hilarious evening of chaos. From the author of the award-winning play Art, comes this wild comedy The New York Times calls "scandalously funny." Contains strong language.

South Pacific

Music by Richard Rogers

Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II

Book by Oscar Hammerstein II and Joshua Logan

February 18 - March 9, 2014

Performances take place on the Stark Stage

Considered one of the greatest musicals of all time, this award-winning classic is filled some of Broadway's most beloved songs: "Bali Ha'i", "I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair", "Younger Than Springtime," "Some Enchanted Evening" and "I'm in Love with a Wonderful Guy." Set on a tropical island and based on James Michener's Tales of the South Pacific, the musical tells the sweeping romantic story of two couples as they search for happiness through trying times and differing backgrounds. Winner of 10 Tony Awards, South Pacific is a Broadway classic.

Closer Than Ever

Music by David Shire

Lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr.

March 11 - 30, 2014

Performances take place on the Waxlax Stage

As fresh today as when it was written, Closer Than Ever is a delightful, intimate, insightful musical about love, happiness and the holding on to both when the world pulls you in a hundred different directions. Featuring some of the most sophisticated and inventive songs ever written about people and relationships, this enchanting revue will make you laugh, cry, bring you closer to the ones you love.

How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying

Book by Abe Burrows and Jack Weinstock and Willie Gilbert

Music and Lyrics by Frank Loesser

Based on How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying by Shepherd Mead

April 8 - 27, 2014

Performances take place on the Stark Stage

Winner of the 1962 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying is a musical satire of 1960's big business and all it holds sacred. This blockbuster musical follows the meteoric rise of J. Pierrepont Finch, who with the help of a little handbook, climbs the corporate ladder in an inordinately quick fashion from lowly window washer to high powered executive. From the authors of Guys and Dolls, this delightfully irreverent musical features a score packed with hit standards "I Believe in You," "Happy to Keep His Dinner Warm," "The Company Way," "Been a Long Day," "Rosemary" and "Brotherhood of Man."

Riverside is honored to join forces with one of the most prestigious theatre companies in America, Philadelphia's Walnut Street Theatre, for this production.

Riverside Theatre is located at 3250 Riverside Park Drive, Vero Beach. Riverside Theatre programs are sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Arts Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Riverside Theatre is a member of the Cultural Council of Indian River County.

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