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Built in 2005 around the former home of the American Stage Festival, the Amato Center provides Southern New Hampshire with a year-round venue for cultural arts and community connection. Read More...

As an integral part of the Boys & Girls Club of Souhegan Valley the theater has served thousands of youth over the past decade  through the theater arts.  Read More...

Auditions & Upcoming Shows

(Note: For any production by the Milford Area Players, please visit their website at for the most accurate information.)


High School Musical
August 18-20

Directed by Anna Quinlan
Music Directed by Kacie Leach
Choreographed by Lily Ayotte
Produced by Shannon Quinlan
Are you ready to get'cha head in the game?

Troy Bolton, the star athlete at a small-town high school, falls for nerdy beauty Gabriella Montez at a holiday karaoke party. When they return to campus, Troy and Gabriella audition for the upcoming school musical. Meanwhile, the jealous Sharpay Evans conspires to squelch their chances. The two must struggle to make it to auditions while also meeting their existing obligations to the basketball team and the academic decathlon.

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Fiddler on the Roof
September 14-17

Directed by Patrick O'Mara and Katie Hammes
Music Directed by Kim Whitehead
Choreographed by Meg King
Costumed by Julia Bucklin
In Fiddler on the Roof, experience life in the village of Anatevka with Tevye, a poor milkman whose love, pride and faith help him face the oppression of turn-of-the century czarist Russia...and navigate the courtship and marriages of his three daughters.

Check this page on September 1st for ticket information and links!
All proceeds from this production benefit the Amato Center for the Performing Arts and performing arts programs at the Boys & Girls Club of Souhegan Valley


Directed by Robin LaCroix
Music Directed by Christie Conticchio
Choreographed by Ellice Cunningham
Music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa 
Book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice
The Addams Family
Open to Grades 8-12

August 20th from 6-9pm
August 21st from 6-8pm

Performances Nov. 3-5

The Addamses have lived by their unique values for hundreds of years and Gomez and Morticia, the patriarch and matriarch of the clan, would be only too happy to continue living that way. Their dark, macabre, beloved daughter Wednesday, however, is now an eighteen year-old young woman who is ready for a life of her own. She has fallen in love with Lucas Beineke, a sweet, smart boy from a normal, respectable Ohio family — the most un-Addams sounding person one could be! And to make matters worse, she has invited the Beinekes to their home for dinner. In one fateful, hilarious night, secrets are disclosed, relationships are tested, and the Addams family must face up to the one horrible thing they’ve managed to avoid for generations: change.
2018 All Dance Production
Open to Grades 1-12

September 24th:
2:00 - 3:00pm for 1st - 3rd grade 
3:30 - 5:00pm for 4th and up

September 25th:  
6:00-7:00pm for 1st - 3rd grade
7:30 - 9:00pm for 4th and up

Performances January 19-21

Since 2011, RYC has been proud to produce a big annual all-dance production for all ages, and we are pleased to announce auditions for next year's performance! With numbers and songs chosen to represent favorite children's books and young adult literature, it's going to be a fun one with plenty of opportunities for all kinds of dance styles. Stay tuned for more information coming your way soon.
Choreographed and Directed by Meg King
Guest choreographers:
Lilly Ayotte
Madison Calabria
Nicole Jutras
Directed by Laurie Toupin
Produced by Robin LaCroix
By Barbara Robinson
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
Open to Grades 3-8

October 9th & 10th from 6:30 - 8:30pm 

Performances Dec. 15-17

The timing couldn’t be worse for Beth Bradley's mother to step in as director of the church's annual Christmas pageant. The rambunctious Herdman children, a rough and tough group of siblings from the wrong side of the tracks, descend upon the pageant, lured by the promise of free dessert at Sunday school and determined to win all the lead roles for themselves. Everything goes wrong; all the shepherds quit because Gladys Herdman “hits too hard”, the show is briefly re-titled “Revenge at Bethlehem”, and the church catches on fire. But Beth and her community watch in surprise as the same old Christmas story is rejuvenated by the creativity, energy, and unexpected sincerity of a misunderstood young family. Mary Robinson’s The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, based on her novel of the same name, is a widely beloved Christmas tale, warm and incredibly funny, full of characters both relatable and utterly unique. 
The Tempest
Open to Ages 13-20

October 8th & 10th from 7:00-9:00pm 

Performances Jan. 11-14
More audition information here.

Prospero was Duke of Milan before being usurped by his brother Antonio and narrowly escaping to a desert island with his infant daughter, Miranda. Now, years later, he uses powerful magic to wreck Antonio's ship on the same island Prospero still inhabits. While Prospero plots his revenge against his brother with his sprite, Ariel, his savage slave Caliban finds himself caught up in the unrealistic antics of two clowns from Antonio's ship, and together they (drunkenly) work to overthrow Prospero and rule the island. Caught in the middle are the Prince of Naples, Ferdinand, and Miranda, who fall hard and fast for one another. As one of Shakespeare's last plays, Tempest is full of magic and speaks volumes about love, family, monsters, and men.
Directed by Katie Hammes
Produced by Heidi Kerris
By William Shakespeare

Join our team!

Come play with us! Over the last few years, our program has been expanding - we're up to around 10 mainstage shows a year! - and to keep our current production teams from getting burned out, we're hoping to add to our awesome RYC team. 

Right now, we're primarily looking for interested music directors, choreographers, and costumers who enjoy working with kids and young adults to join our program, but would love to hear from anyone interested in teaching afternoon theater related skills classes (improv, chorus, stagecraft, etc.) as well. 

All are stipend positions on a show-by-show basis.
If you or someone you know is interested, have them  contact Robin LaCroix at (603) 672-1002 x20 or at for more info.


Built in 2005 around the former home of the American Stage Festival, the Amato Center provides Southern New Hampshire with a year-round venue for cultural arts and community connection. The unique size of the 460 seat theater provides groups with an intimate, professionally equipped theater setting.

The theater is home to the Friends of The Amato Center, The Riverbend Youth Company, and the Milford Area Players.


As an integral part of the Boys & Girls Club of Souhegan Valley the theater has served thousands of youth over the past decade  through the theater arts, from performing on stage to learning to direct, run lights, even write and produce original plays.
The Riverbend Youth Company and Riverbend School of Theater Arts are programs of the Boys & Girls Club of Souhegan Valley.

If you'd like to support our youth theater companies through advertising or sponsorship, visit the Riverbend sponsor page here.
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