River City Theatre Company

RCTC is a non-profit young people's theatre intended to instill a lifelong appreciation of the arts particularly in musical theater. The RCTC experience is designed to teach new skills, instill confidence, promote self-esteem, teamwork and develop a love for theatre that will last a lifetime in this supportive workshop environment.

Address:PO Box 191263
Sacramento, CA 95819
County or Parish:Sacramento
Primary NTEE:Arts,Culture & Humanities 
Sub NTEE:Arts & Culture 
Executive Director:John Iniguez
Contact Email:webmaster@rivercitytheatre.org
Primary Phone:916-457-7282
River City Theatre Company started in 1990 when a well known dance choreographer, Ron Cisneros, and Co-Founder, John Iniguez, came together to create an organization that would allow children ages 6-18 to perform classical and new musicals without having to audition. What a great concept! Join and you could be on stage! What started as a small organization has become a well-known sustainable theatre organization in Sacramento and continues today. River City Theatre Company performs two productions each year, or 18 shows, for audiences close to 10,000 annually. Recently we celebrated the River City Theatre Company's 25th Anniversary.
As an all-volunteer children's musical theatre workshop, we are constantly looking for ways to replace our capital equipment to provide our cast and audience the opportunity to participate in and see live musical theatre. This would include scholarship funding for under-privileged cast members and schools ($1,500), replacement of broken lighting equipment ($5,800), replacement/upgrade of body mics and other sound equipment ($6,000), and costuming materials, supplies, racks, etc. ($3,800). This year we are also in desperate need of a new or good used rehearsal/show piano (up to $7,000).
Our top needs:
  1. Funding: Program - Scholarship monies
  2. Technology - Lighting equipment
  3. Technology - Sound equipment
  4. Funding: Unrestricted - Costuming supplies
  5. Furniture - Piano
River City Theatre Company is completely unique and was one of the first of its kind in Sacramento. The founders of the organization came together based on their own children auditioning for roles in musical theatre productions in the community. They were sad when their children tried out for parts, did not get them and went home with tears in their eyes. The idea was, what if there was a theatre company that would take everybody...? Give all children an opportunity to be on stage, regardless if they auditioned....River City Theatre Company then sprung to life! Our shows have featured as many as 250 cast members per production. Of course, children are given the opportunity to audition for bigger roles or leads; however, everyone who is accepted into the workshop is on stage. EVERYONE. River City is also unique in that our cast performs with a live orchestra. And finally, we are all volunteer- run. This is a wonderful organization. My own child was with the organization for 12 years and is now a young adult and a better person because of River City Theatre Company, as are the other 2500 children that have come through our programs over the past 25 years. I am proud to say that now my own granddaughter has become a cast member at RCTC, and she is loving every minute of it!
-John Iniguez, RCTC Executive Director & Founder