Rock River Players Cabaret 2020: Time Warp


Given the predictions for hazardous driving conditions on Friday, Feb. 7, the Rock River Players cabaret will not be offered at the Williamsville Hall that night. But the show will GO ON! Please join us Saturday night for what promises to be a great evening of rib-tickling comedy and fine music. House opens at 7; show at 7:30; admission $10 to benefit the Rock River Players. Sweet and savory treats and non-alcoholic beverages are included in admission.


The Rock River Players (RRP) present Time Warp, a winter-chasing cabaret, Friday and Saturday, February 7-8, 7:30 PM, upstairs at the Williamsville Hall, Dover Rd., Williamsville, VT. Admission is $10 and includes savory and sweet snacks. For reservations text or call 802-451-6283 or write

Cabaret brings to mind a dark and intimate night club and an evening full of songs, laughter, scenes, and surprises. Williamsville Hall will be transformed into just such a place with cafe tables, flickering candles and a tempting array of sweets and savories. The evening features music and comedy presented by Rock River Players known to area audiences from past RRP productions: Miriam Allbee, Mike Kelly, Stewart McDermet, Ben Kelly, Annie Landenberger, T. Breeze Verdant, David Roberts. New this year the Players welcome Gershon Eigner & Friends, Jim Kyle (Fri. only), Stephanie Ciccarello (Sat. only), Ava Clarke, Tess Leary with RRP’s Rose Watson and Dody Riggs and Ken Tsoulas. Kelly and Allbee direct.

Rock River Players Host Open Auditions for May Production of Front Page

WILLIAMSVILLE – Rock River Players host open auditions for a May production of The Front Page by Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur at the Williamsville Hall on Tuesday November 5 and Wednesday November 6, from 5pm to 8pm. All interested should attend at least half of either session.

Set in 1928 Chicago, The Front Page is a locomotive of a period–yet timely–comedy that whirls in a world of yellow journalism, corrupt politicians and assorted silliness, with rapid-fire, streetwise dialogue. Originally written for the stage by two former Chicago reporters, there have been many film adaptations of the play, notably The Front Page (1931 and 1974) and His Girl Friday (1940). The play was revived on Broadway with a star-studded cast led by Nathan Lane in 2016.

The original script is available at

The Rock River Players will be doing this version with the 2016 modifications.

“It’s a challenging project,” says director Bahman Mahdavi, “a fast paced comedy with a very large cast, rich dialogue and lots and lots of laughs.”

For more information contact Mahdavi at or 802-365-7635.