Theater / Drama
(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.
RCTC Theatre Presents:
2015 Fall Children's Theatre Production:
Join us for an adventure featuring the mischievous Jack Frost
Winter is coming.....and it may never leave!
An Original Play Written and Directed By: Jerry Casper
Grandfather Frost and his grandchildren, Snowflake and Jack, are responsible for planning each winter. Jack, who is now a young adult, is immature, ornery and bored. His trickery, attitude, and lack of discipline combined with the mysterious dealings of a hooded stranger are leading the world into certain disaster. Summer instantly becomes a harsh winter plunging the world into an irreversible ice age. Have Jack’s antics gone too far? Will summer ever return? Comedy, drama, unique and entertaining characters, and original music make this a delightful tale for all ages!
$3.00 Children 13 and under/ Sr. Citizens 65 and over/ non-RCTC Students.
RCTC Students get in free with a valid Student ID.
General Admission. Cash or Check only please. Get your tickets in advance or at the door. The Box Office will open 30 minutes prior to the start of each performance.
Saturday, October 24 at 2:00pm and 7:00pm
Saturday, October 31 at 2:00pm
School Performances: **
Monday, October 26 at 10:00am and 1:00pm
Tuesday, October 27 at 10:00am and 1:00pm
Wednesday, October 28 at 10:00am and 1:00pm
Thursday, October 29 at 10:00am and 1:00pm
Friday, October 30 at 10:00am and 1:00pm
RCTC Box Office: 507-285-7200 for tickets and more information.
851 30th Ave SE
Rochester, MN 55904
Normal Box Office hours: 8:30--4:30, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.
** If you are an elementary school teacher and are looking to book your class for one of the weekday performances listed above, please phone the Box Office. We will begin taking reservations for school groups on Monday, October 5 at 7:30am. 507-285-7200. The capacity for each performance is 300. If you'd like to place your name on our mailing list to receive notice of future children's theatre performances, notify the box office staff when you call.
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 email@example.com 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