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2015 Performance Season

Seussical Jr.

Performed by RTC Young People’s Theatre Workshop-

Music by Stephen Flaherty- Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens- Book by Ahrens and Flaherty

Jan. 30, 31 and Feb. 6, 7 at 7:00PM

Jan. 31, Feb 1, 7 and 8 at 2:00 PM***********************************

Legally Blonde Jr.

Performed by RTC Teen Theatre Workshop-*

Music and Lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe and Nell Benjamin   Book by Heather Hach

Feb. 27, 28 and Mar. 6, 7 at 7:00PM

Feb. 28 and Mar. 1 and 8 at 2:00 PM

All Theatre Workshop performances are $10.00 for all seats.

No comps are available for Theatre Workshop productions

Season passes are not accepted for Theatre Workshop productions


Lost in Yonkers

Written by Neil Simon   Directed by David Risley

April 17, 18, 24, & 25 at 8:00PM    

April 19 & 26 at 2:00 PM


Guys and Dolls

Music + Lyrics by Frank Loesser- Book by Jo Swerling + Abe Burrows

Director- John Gilleece         

Musical Director- Richard Louis Pierre

June 26, 27, July 10, 11, 16, 17, 18 at 8:00PM     

June 28, July 12 and 19 at 2:00PM


Little Shop of Horrors

Book +Lyrics by Howard Ashman  Music by Alan Menken

Director- Susan Corning     

Musical Director- Jeffrey Arzberger

Aug. 21, 22, 27, 28, & 29 at 8:00PM  

Aug. 22, 23 and 30 at 2:00PM


Plaza Suite

Written by Neil Simon  

Directed by Peggy Page Press

October 2, 3, 9 and 10 at 8:00PM   

October 4 and 11 at 2:00PM


One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest

Written by Dale Wasserman       

Directed by Michael Wotypka

Nov. 13, 14, 20, and 21 at 8:00PM   

Nov. 15 and 22 at 2:00PM


Call RTC hotline 718-374-6400 or visit our website www.rockawaytheatrecompany.org for reservations.




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PLUM TOMATOES PIZZERIA - 420 Beach 129th Street Rockaway Park, NY 11694 Between Newport Ave & Conston Ave 718-474-1775  

KENNEDY'S RESTAURANT  -  406 Bayside Rockaway Point NY 11697 718-945-0202

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The Post Theatre (Building T4), Fort Tilden, NY, Gateway National Recreation Area  -  718-374-6400 / FACEBOOK



The Rockaway Theatre Company, Inc. in partnership with Gateway National Recreation Area is offering ADULT WORKSHOPS starting this Spring.

Spring 2015 Adult Workshops                         

Yoga: Saturdays- Feb14 -April 11    10:30-11:45AM

The class consists of a beginning short meditation to establish focus and then continues with various yoga poses, stretches, breathing exercises, variations, standing and seated poses and a final relaxation. It is open to all levels except for super advanced. Yoga instructor, Ruth Graves, gives alternatives to poses so that everyone can participate, from the rank beginner to the intermediate level yogi. Students are required to bring a yoga mat, a small blanket and a bottle of water to each session. Wear workout clothes or simply loose comfortable clothing.

Tuition-$100.00      Instructor-Ruth Graves       No class on March 14


Zumba:        Saturdays-March 7-April 25         12PM-1PM

Get in on the latest workout craze.  Find out what everyone is raving about. This is a fun way of getting a total body workout. It’s exercise in disguise. Feel the great Salsa, rock, and international music. Dance your way to better health and have a blast. You won’t want the class to end. Requires-Sneakers, a small towel, comfortable clothing and a bottle of water

Tuition- $100.00      Instructor- Dana Panepinto


Acting Dynamically:  Sundays Feb 15-Apr. 12 10:30AM-12PM

Basic theatre crafts, characterization, improvisation, script analysis, scene development, audition technique, proper use of voice, body movement and various other essential elements of the actor’s craft.

Focus will be on stage acting however, there will be a small component devoted to film acting.   Class will be taught by RTC actor/ director Frank Caiati.

Tuition-$150.00             Instructor- Frank Caiati              No class April 5


Intermediate Adult Tap: Sundays-Feb. 15- April 26 12PM-1PM

Come and meet those dancing feet! Tap along with an experienced RTC choreographer.  Have fun improving your tap technique and learning new combinations. Returning students: We know you are itching to start up again. First time registrants: Tap experience and some degree of proficiency is a prerequisite.

*Tap shoes are required!

Tuition-$100.00     Instructor-Nicola Nellen      No classes Mar 1, 8 & April 5


Basic Stage Management- Tuesdays-Feb. 10- April 7, 7-8PM                       

The Stage Manager is the backbone of any theatrical production. In this class, you will learn how to create a prompt book, call a show, take down blocking, create rehearsal reports and much more.  Learn the ins and outs of backstage rules. Once you have learned the duties and responsibilities of a stage manager we will be glad to offer some practical experience right here at the RTC. Class will be taught by RTC Stage Manager Nora Coughlin. All RTC members are strongly encouraged to register for this class.                                            

Tuition-$100.00 Instructor-Nora Meyers            No Class Feb. 24


Swing Dance Tuesdays- Feb.10- April 7, 8:15-9:15PM

From the Lindy to the Jive and Charleston, from East Coast to west Coast Swing, these dance steps and partnering techniques will provide you with a night of fun and give you a nice workout as well. Wear comfortable clothing that allows you to move. Ladies: Character shoes preferred but not required. Make sure your shoes allow you to glide across the floor easily. Sneakers are not recommended. Bring a partner if you have one or we’ll find one for you.

Tuition-$100.00   Instructor- Madiha Butt       No Class Feb. 24


Introduction to Improvisation: Thursdays Feb. 12-Apr. 9 7PM-8:15PM

Looking for an opportunity to tap into your inner creative and fearless self?  Want to learn some fundamentals of working well with others?  Join us as we explore improvisational comedy and drama through games, scenes and songs that are created in the moment.  By learning fundamental rules of Improv you will know how to focus on the moment . This is a laugh out loud class. Previous improv class members as well as newbies are welcome.  Wear comfortable casual clothing which allows freedom of movement.

 Tuition-$100.00       Instructor-Cat McEntee        No class Feb. 26


All workshops are 8 weeks in length and are held at the Post Theater, Bldg. T4 in Ft. Tilden.                                                                                                                                                               

Registrants must be over 16 years of age. Minimal registration of 6 students is required for each workshop.

Tuition cost is indicated in each class description.

All classes are taught by experienced professionals. Credentials provided upon request 


To preregister or for any questions:

 Call: Susan @ 718-318-8065/917-817-5590 or  email: rockawaytheatre@verizon.net     

 Please bring a check payable to RTC for full tuition payment to the first class. 


All RTC Education Programs are supported, in part, by public funds

              from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs and the City Council        



The Rockaway Theatre Company was founded in 1997 and performed several plays at the Park Place Seaport Theatre on Beach 116th Street in Rockaway Beach, Queens. When that theatre closed suddenly in September, 1997, members of the group approached the administrators at Fort Tilden for use of a room with a stage. They agreed and we performed our first play at Fort Tilden on Halloween Day, 1997. At that time, we used Building T-149, a room rented for receptions and parties, which had a raised stage.

After that first play, we began work on cleaning up the Post Theatre (building T-4), once an Army movie theatre and long unused.  We signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Gateway National Recreation Area, giving us permission to perform live theatre there in exchange for restoring and renovating the building. (To READ the Full Story CLICK HERE)