We are excited to bring a full-length musical back to Richfield for the first time in more than two years! An adaptation of the classic novel and beloved films, Freaky Friday follows teenager Ellie Blake and her mother, Katherine, on the weirdest, strangest, craziest, freakiest day of their whole lives. On a fateful Friday, the day before Katherine’s wedding, something magical occurs when mother and daughter swap bodies. Now, both will have to一literally一spend a day walking in each other’s shoes, learning about each other and the struggles each goes through and forging a new mother-daughter relationship in this hilarious, energetic, and moving musical comedy.
- When: April 21, 22 and 23 from 7-9 p.m. and April 24 from 3-5 p.m.
- Where: RHS Auditorium
- Cost: Students $5, Adults $8
- Doors open 30 minutes before showtime.
Our theatre department offers many exciting opportunities for students of all grade levels (9-12) to participate both on and off stage. No experience is necessary to be part of the cast or crew of the fall play, winter one-act play, spring musical or the student-directed scenes program. Although, auditions are required to be considered for the cast in any production.
Being part of the RHS theatre program requires commitment, energy and lots of hard work—but it is one of the most fun, fulfilling and rewarding experiences you’ll ever have! Watch and listen for announcements and posted signs listing specific information about the following:
- Fall Play: Student actors and technical crew present a full-length play each fall. Anywhere from 10-25 individuals will be needed in the cast, as well as 8-10 crew members. Auditions will take place in early September. Rehearsals will be held daily after school.
- Student-Directed Scenes: A handful of interested upperclassmen are chosen to direct short theatre scenes in which they cast underclassmen as their actors. A "one night only" recital showcasing these pieces, as well as the winter one-act play, will be held in January. This is a fun, free and non-threatening way for you to try out theatre or to hone your acting, writing or directing skills.
- Winter One-Act Play: A small, dedicated group of talented thespians compete against other MSHSL schools at the 6AA level. The winners advance with hopes of reaching the State One-Act Competition in late January.
- Spring Musical: The RHS musical is a major event enjoyed by the entire community! This is a full-scale production with lavish sets, beautiful costumes, a large mixed cast and crew and full orchestra. Many students will be needed in the cast, crew and orchestra. Auditions are held in early February. Those interested in being in the orchestra are also required to audition.