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Theater / Drama

Comedy, Tragedy
(Charles E. Hill Theatre):
RCTC offers main stage productions which give students an opportunity to be involved in all aspects of productions. Auditions are open to all students. Director: Jerry Casper, Gerald.Casper@rctc.edu, 507-285-7569; Technical Director: Ben Hain, Ben.Hain@rctc.edu, 507-285-7201.

Fall 2017 Children's Theatre Production:

"Junie B Jones Is Not A Crook!"

A comedy by Allison Gregory
Based on the best-selling book series by Barbara Park
Directed by Jerry Casper

Something terrible happened to Junie B. Jones at school today! Someone stole her new furry mittens! So when Junie B. finds a wonderful pen of many colors, she should be allowed to keep it, right? Because finders keepers, losers weepers. And guess what? There's a new boy in kindergarten and he is the handsomest. The only thing is, both Grace and Lucille want him to be their boyfriend too. Maybe he will love Junie B. when he sees her wonderful pen! It is okay to keep it, right? Junie B. Jones is not a crook . . . or is she?” A hilarious and heartfelt tale by Allison Gregory based on the best-selling book series by Barbara Park. Although a children’s story, it is not shallow. Junie and her friends face various dilemmas and moral lessons like forgoing selfish desires and the enduring power of friendship. We hope you can make time to join us!

Saturday, October 28 at 2pm and 7pm
Saturday, November 4 at 2pm

view Junie B Jones promo poster here

Tickets Available Monday, October 9
GENERAL ADMISSION: Seating Begins 30 minutes prior to showtime
$5.00 Adults
$3.00 Children 12 and under and Senior Citizens 65 and over
Cash or Check Only Please
RCTC Students get in free with a valid student ID
Get your tickets at the door*
or in advance by calling the Box Office at 507-285-7200
Box Office open Monday through Friday 8:30-4:30
*and one hour prior to each performance

Attention Teachers:
If you are interested in booking your classes for one of the weekday school performances held Monday through Friday, October 30-November 3 with performances at 10am and 12:45pm daily, phone the box office to make your reservation.




Are you a student interested in the Theatre Arts? RCTC Theatre offers Theatre Appreciation, beginning and intermediate level acting classes as well as Stagecraft where you can learn about stage and set design! Put your creativity to work! Check the online course catalog for availability and sign up!

  • RCTC Theatre Program has a long standing tradition for providing high quality education to young and inexperienced actors. We pride ourselves at preparing you for the next level of your theatre arts journey. Whether your interest is to become a regular on the community stage or further your knowledge by going into a four year theatre program, we will make sure you are ready for the next step.
  • RCTC Theatre produces three main stage plays every year. In the fall we produce a children’s play that is seen by three to four thousand students a year. In the spring we produce one larger comedy or drama and one experimental play often in conjunction with the Rochester Reads program.

Beyond our main stage offerings, the student directed Drama Club writes and performs short one or two night variety shows and performs and hosts performance for fund raising events for on and off campus organizations. The drama club typically does three to four performances a year as well as going to local and professional shows for free or at a discounted price.

Our Faculty:

Jerry Casper has his MS in Theatre from Fort Hays State University. He has over 30 years of experience as an actor, director, playwright, motivational speaker and educator. He was awarded one of Minnesota’s Outstanding Educators of the year in 2011.

For more in-depth  information about our program, productions, or our Drama Club, contact Director Jerry Casper at gerald.casper@rctc.edu or call 507-285-7569.

Mailing List: If you wish to place your name on our mailing list to receive notice of music/theatre events taking place at RCTC, or if you wish to have your name removed from our mailing list, call the Box Office at 507-285-7200


Contact Information
(507) 285-7210 or 1‑800‑247‑1296
Rochester Community and Technical College
851 30th Ave SE :: Rochester, MN 55904-4999
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Rochester Community and Technical College, a member of Minnesota State.
RCTC is an affirmative action, equal opportunity educator and employer.
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