Productions and Auditions


“Movies will make you famous; Television will make you rich; but theatre will make you good.” ― Terrence Mann

Our favorite time of the year at Riverside Performing Arts is when we get to bring all of our programs together in dance, music and performance to produce our full scale musical productions. Twice a year we step out of the classroom and onto the stage. It is RPA at its best.



We’re looking for talented 10-18 year olds who love to act, dance and sing for our June production of “Totally Awesome 80’s!” Come to Riverside Performing Arts on Saturday, June 2nd from 10:00-11:30am with a 30 second a cappella song prepared and comfortable clothes for movement. This is open to anyone in the Vancouver area. Email Theatre Director, Heather Kahl, at for more information.


awesome 80's

Join us June 23rd at 7:00pm and June 24th at 2:00pm at Washougal High School for “Totally Awesome 80’s!” Our fun-filled tribute to the 1980s is here!  With nods to iconic 80s teen movies and celebrities and a rockin’ score that captures the hit sounds of the decade, you’ll totally have a cow for Totally Awesome 80s!  Allie is the poor girl from the wrong side of the tracks who falls for the new guy, Andrew, who’s rich.  Allie’s childhood friend, Dempsey, is afraid to reveal his true feelings for Allie and tries to get her attention by hiring cool girl Madison to pretend to be his girlfriend.  But Madison falls for Dempsey, creating new problems.  Meanwhile, the geeky Geo is desperately trying not to be pummeled by tough guy Tyson, and Brenda is just hoping that someone, anyone, will remember her 16th birthday.  On top of everything, Allie and all of her friends are trying to keep Mrs. Keating, their cool teacher with unconventional teaching methods, from being fired.  Now you can bring all the totally tubular fun of the decade to your stage!  Big hair and eyeliner, MTV, Betamax and Atari, leg warmers and parachute pants…  like, for sure!