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Starlight Theatre

The premise of Starlight Theatre has always been to provide a creative outlet for both students and the community. Starlight is a place where people work together to provide a positive, affordable, and accessible cultural activity showcasing the beautiful setting and amazing talent that the community possesses.

Join us for our fall lineup. 

Starlight Shakes Presents The Comedy of Errors Sep. 24 - 25 and Sept. 29 - Oct. 1

The Comedy of Errors

Starlight Shakes presents an annual Shakespeare on the Ray Castle Stage nestled within the lawn of the RVC Campus, just to the east of the Bengt Sjostrom Theatre where Starlight is held every summer. Surrounded by the ambiance of fire pits and each other, audiences have loved these Shakespeare experiences, and all of our shows are pay-what-you-think-it's-worth, which makes the show fantastic from all angles!

And the Comedy of Errors is Shakespeare at his most... most everything! Most ridiculous, most crude, most farcical, and most of all... most hilarious! It’s a convoluted story of mistaken identity with not one, but two sets of twins who have inexplicably grown up divided from their other half and paired up with the other set's twin. And it only gets more raucous from there! Directed by Jo Laughran and set at a summer camp, this will be an ambitious show in all regards!

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The Rocky Horror Show

In this cult classic, sweethearts Brad and Janet stuck with a flat tire during a storm, discover the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter. As their innocence is lost, Brad and Janet meet a houseful of wild characters, including a rocking biker and a creepy butler. Through elaborate dances and rock songs, Frank-N-Furter unveils his latest creation: a muscular man named "Rocky."

Fran-N-Furter and his motley crew did the "Time Warp" on Broadway in a 25th-anniversary revival. Complete with sass from the audience, cascading toilet paper, and an array of other audience participation props, this deliberately kitschy rock 'n' roll sci-fi gothic musical is more fun than ever.

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Study Theater at RVC

We offer more than 15 transferable introductory theater courses taught by distinguished educators.

Starlight Shakes Shakespeare Auditions


Be a part of the magic of Starlight! Learn more about the audition process for future shows.

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You can be part of the Starlight magic without being on stage. We're always looking for volunteers. Not a bad way to spend some summer nights!

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Costume Rentals

We're proud to provide technical support and rental costumes to individuals, local high schools, and other theatres in our community and region. We have over 380,000 hanging garments in our collection! For more info call (815) 921-2160.