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Rock Ridge Performing Arts

Rock Ridge Performing Arts impACTing lives one story at a time. Mr. John Duellman, the principal of Rock Ridge High School met Mr. Cimino-Johnson a top the Administration Building for LCPS.

Right away, the two of them agreed that the community of RRHS desired a strong, college and career ready program, that built community and served the students of RRHS. In its first year, RRHS produced "The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe" and "Beauty and the Beast". With the support of the community, RRHS has grown into a flourishing program. Most recently it was awarded "Outstanding School" from

Right away, the two of them agreed that the community of RRHS desired a strong, college and career ready program, that built community and served the students of RRHS. In its first year, RRHS produced "The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe" and "Beauty and the Beast". With the support of the community, RRHS has grown into a flourishing program. Most recently it was awarded "Outstanding School" from

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We are so excited to announce that we will be kicking off season 10 with FROZEN! Thank you  and  for selecting us for th...
09/14/2022

We are so excited to announce that we will be kicking off season 10 with FROZEN! Thank you and for selecting us for this huge honor! ❄️⛄️

We are so incredibly honored by the Educational Theatre Association, Musical Theatre International, and Disney Theatrics...
09/09/2022

We are so incredibly honored by the Educational Theatre Association, Musical Theatre International, and Disney Theatrics to be chosen as the Premiere High School of "Frozen" in the state of Virginia. We cannot wait to be a part of this incredible "Love is an Open Door" community, where we will be swinging our doors open for the community in December of 2023 as our first show of Season 10!

Timeline photos
09/09/2022

Timeline photos

Rock Ridge and Potomac Falls high schools’ theater programs performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland AND Rock Ridge Performing Arts students participated in the International Thespian Festival at Indiana University. Way to go! Read more: https://lcps.pub/3B3oiSn

Some of our favorite moments caught from the Circle of Life Cast’s run yesterday! Make sure to check out their story tak...
07/29/2022

Some of our favorite moments caught from the Circle of Life Cast’s run yesterday! Make sure to check out their story take over today and see their performance Saturday at 7pm! ! 🦁👑

07/26/2022

Our Week 1 of Camp 2 was a massive success! We love to see how much these kids are growing and having such a great time while doing it! Buy your tickets now to see ! 🦁👑

07/25/2022

And the games continue!! Our Roar Cast is maintaining their lead but the Youth, Pride, and Circle of Life Casts are making a close call for second! Keep watching to see who wins it all at ! 🦁👑

We’re kicking off week two of camp strong! These kids are doing absolutely phenomenal in rehearsals and having a great t...
07/25/2022

We’re kicking off week two of camp strong! These kids are doing absolutely phenomenal in rehearsals and having a great time doing it! We’re so excited to see the amazing productions THIS WEEKEND! Get excited for ! 🦁👑

This first week of  has been such a blast! If you can’t wait to see all of these campers perform next week buy your tick...
07/22/2022

This first week of has been such a blast! If you can’t wait to see all of these campers perform next week buy your tickets now before they’re gone! ! 🦁👑

Meet your teams behind the scenes!! 🎬🛠 We are SO grateful for our incredible  Executive and Technical teams  working so ...
07/22/2022

Meet your teams behind the scenes!! 🎬🛠 We are SO grateful for our incredible Executive and Technical teams working so hard to keep afloat! 🦁

Our Executive Staff is made up of Executive Director Tony Cimino-Johnson, Education Director Rebekah Hess, Director of Internship Addie Schafer Benko (not pictured), Director of Health and Safety Katie Rivers, Assistant Education Directors: Ian Underhill, Farley McDaniel, and Ellie Schubert, and Directors of Marketing, Content, and Graphics: Jason Jones and Kylie Miller. 🦁📸

Our Technical Staff is made up of Technical Director Peter Johnson, Production Manager Meghan Emanuel, Assistant Technical Directors: Noam Denenberg, Abbey Helfen, and Connor Gothard, and Master Carpenter Chris Moss. 🦁🔨

Thank you for everything that you do!

07/20/2022

Let the games begin! Follow along as our casts face off with their Lion King knowledge to see who is the leader of the pride! After today’s trivia, the Roar Cast is holding first place! . 🦁👑

Meet your directing teams!!  is so excited to have such talented teams putting together . ! 🦁👑Our Pride Rock Cast direct...
07/20/2022

Meet your directing teams!! is so excited to have such talented teams putting together . ! 🦁👑

Our Pride Rock Cast directing team is made up of Director Elle Ouimet, Vocal Director Stephanie Carlock, Choreographer Bailee Davis, and Teaching Artist Collin Kilfeather. 🦁🪨

Our Roar Cast directing team is made up of Director Tommy Page, Vocal Director Lauren Janoschka, Choreographer Makayla Franklin, and Teaching Artist Holden Evans. 🦁✨

Our Jungle Cast directing team is made up of Director Crystal Claros, Assistant Director Jacob Wells, Vocal Director Hannah Gates, Choreographer Elle Hardesty, and Teaching Artist Chrissy Martin. 🦁🌴

Our Circle of Life Cast directing team is made up of Director Katie Hudson, Vocal Director Nico Zavala, Choreographer Maggie Cantwell, and Teaching Artist Ryyana Cunningham. 🦁☀️

Our Youth Cast directing team is made up of Director Jill Ratcliff, Vocal Director Vikas Venuthurupalli, Choreographer Megan Buss, and Teaching Artist Maddie Kesler. 🦁🙈

These campers are already doing such an amazing job with their renditions of Lion King Jr.! It’s so great to watch these...
07/20/2022

These campers are already doing such an amazing job with their renditions of Lion King Jr.! It’s so great to watch these shows come alive already! Enjoy these photos from our first few days at . 🦁👑

07/19/2022

Camp 2 is off to a fantastic start, and these kids are KILLING IT! We are so proud of everything they’ve already accomplished and can’t wait to see what these two weeks bring! . 🦁👑

🎟 TICKETS for Camp 2 of Broadway Bound Lion King Jr. go ON SALE tomorrow! Secure your seats as soon as possible so you c...
07/19/2022

🎟 TICKETS for Camp 2 of Broadway Bound Lion King Jr. go ON SALE tomorrow! Secure your seats as soon as possible so you can BE PREPARED for these kids' incredible performances. Tickets sell quick! ✨🦁

07/18/2022

Camp 1 has come to an end and we are so proud of these amazing campers! Enjoy this recap from the first two weeks of . 🦁👑✨

The Star Cast performance of Lion King Jr. is TONIGHT @ 7pm! These campers and staff have worked so incredibly hard thes...
07/15/2022

The Star Cast performance of Lion King Jr. is TONIGHT @ 7pm! These campers and staff have worked so incredibly hard these last 2 weeks, and we can't wait to share the final production with you all. Buy your tickets at rrpa.booktix.com! 🦁

07/12/2022

CHARACTER HIGHLIGHT! Meet Troy, our Star Cast Simba! This is his seventh year at Broadway Bound and his last!! Troy loves playing Simba and thinks it’s a great way to end his time at camp! Buy your tickets now to see Troy and the Star Cast of the Lion King Jr.!! 🦁👑✨ .

07/12/2022

Day 5 at camp was such a great start to the week! The campers finished their vocals, staging the show, and are heading in costumes soon! Buy your tickets now to see the Star Cast of Lion King Jr.! .

07/11/2022

CHARACTER HIGHLIGHT! Meet Alexis, our Star Cast Nala! This is her first year at Broadway Bound and she can’t wait to do whatever RRPA has to offer next! Buy your tickets now to see Alexis and the Star Cast of the Lion King Jr.!! 🦁👑✨ .

Day 4 of camp was such a blast! The campers got to play games and run through the first act of Lion King Jr.! As we head...
07/08/2022

Day 4 of camp was such a blast! The campers got to play games and run through the first act of Lion King Jr.! As we head into the final week of camp, we couldn’t be more excited to see these campers perform!! Get your tickets now at the link in our bio, before they’re gone! 🦁👑✨ .

That’s right, the premiere seats for the Star Cast are already SOLD OUT! Make sure you buy your tickets soon before the ...
07/07/2022

That’s right, the premiere seats for the Star Cast are already SOLD OUT! Make sure you buy your tickets soon before the rest are gone! We can’t wait to see these amazing campers perform, and can tell you, you don’t want to miss this! 🦁👑✨ .

07/07/2022

Day 3 of Broadway Bound was so great!! We love seeing what these amazing campers can do as their directors put these shows together! Make sure you get your tickets for the Star Cast before they’re gone! 🦁👑✨ .

07/07/2022

CHARACTER HIGHLIGHT! Meet Leilah, our Star Cast Lead Gazelle! This is her third year and Broadway Bound, and she’s enjoying dancing her way through these two weeks! Buy your tickets now to see Leilah and the Stat Cast of the Lion King Jr.!! 🦁👑✨

07/06/2022

The Star Cast had an amazing second day as they began to work through the show with blocking, vocals, and choreography! Buy your tickets now before they’re gone! 🦁👑✨ .

07/06/2022

CHARACTER HIGHLIGHT!! Meet Princeton, he plays Mufasa in the Star cast, and is excited to share with you a little bit about his character! Buy your tickets now to see Princeton and the Star Cast of Lion King Jr. July 15! 🦁👑✨ .

07/05/2022

Day 1 is in the books! We had such an amazing time with these campers!! Buy your tickets NOW using the link in our bio to see the Star Cast! 🦁👑✨ .

Our first day of Lion King Jr. is underway and we could not be more excited! We just can’t wait for the Star Cast’s perf...
07/05/2022

Our first day of Lion King Jr. is underway and we could not be more excited! We just can’t wait for the Star Cast’s performance on July 15! 🦁👑

Our next Senior Celebration for the Class of 2022 is Karishma Ruhnke! Karishma plans to major in Musical Theatre at Moll...
07/05/2022

Our next Senior Celebration for the Class of 2022 is Karishma Ruhnke! Karishma plans to major in Musical Theatre at Molloy College’s CAP21 program next fall, and we couldn’t be more proud of her! Congratulations Karishma, we will miss your outspoken voice, and your classic burgundy zip up!
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“While all of our mainstages are always fun, performing Take Me or Leave Me with Mihika at Broadway Desserts this year was so memorable for me. It was a performance where me and one of my best friends got to relax and have fun. I hope everyone in this company always stays true to who they are.”

Our next Senior Celebration for the Class of 2022 is Julia Mola! Julia plans to major in General Studies at Northern Vir...
07/05/2022

Our next Senior Celebration for the Class of 2022 is Julia Mola! Julia plans to major in General Studies at Northern Virginia Community College next fall, and we wish her the absolute best! Congratulations Julia, we will miss you!
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“Walking onto the Lied stage at ITF 2019 for the first time and just looking out into the audience, knowing we were going to perform for that many people is one of my favorite memories from RRPA. My advice is to not let theatre take over your life enough to stop doing your schoolwork! I know from experience it is not very pleasant!”

Our next Senior Celebration for the Class of 2022 is Jack Gould! Jack plans to major in Acting at Elon University next f...
07/04/2022

Our next Senior Celebration for the Class of 2022 is Jack Gould! Jack plans to major in Acting at Elon University next fall, and we wish him the absolute best! Congratulations Jack, always remember, “Yes, and!”
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“What I enjoyed most about RRPA was throwing myself into the wall every show of Shrek as the bobble head man. If I could give any advice to underclassmen, it’d be that your time will come. Your time will always come.”

Our next Senior Celebration for the Class of 2022 is Stephen Lewis-Hudson! Stephen plans to major in Nursing at Virginia...
07/03/2022

Our next Senior Celebration for the Class of 2022 is Stephen Lewis-Hudson! Stephen plans to major in Nursing at Virginia Commonwealth University next fall, and we wish him the absolute best! Congratulations Stephen, we will miss your beautiful falsetto!
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“I’ve been in and out of RRPA, but even my memories from freshman year are some of the most memorable, like going to NYC and having the time of my life with my group. My advice for underclassmen is that life moves on with or without you, if you get left behind just make sure to catch the next train.”

Our next Senior Celebration for the Class of 2022 is Jazz Lowe! Jazz plans to major in General Studies at Northern Virgi...
07/02/2022

Our next Senior Celebration for the Class of 2022 is Jazz Lowe! Jazz plans to major in General Studies at Northern Virginia Community College next fall, and we wish her the absolute best! Congratulations Jazz, we will miss you!
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“One of my most memorable moments are when everyone’s messing around in our DE theatre class, because that class is just so close. I’d tell underclassmen, be yourself. I know it can be scary at first but being a RRPA member has showed me that you can be yourself.”

Our next Senior Celebration for the Class of 2022 is Elizabeth Pruiksma! Elizabeth plans to major in Architectural Desig...
07/02/2022

Our next Senior Celebration for the Class of 2022 is Elizabeth Pruiksma! Elizabeth plans to major in Architectural Design at the University of Missouri next fall, and we’re beyond excited for her! Congratulations Elizabeth, you will always live on as Pete Jr.!
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“It’s hard to pick just one memory, but one of my favorites is run crew dancing in the wings during shows. The actors aren’t the only ones who put on a performance!”

Our next Senior Celebration for the Class of 2022 is Maddie Kesler! Maddie plans to major in Musical Theatre at Slippery...
06/30/2022

Our next Senior Celebration for the Class of 2022 is Maddie Kesler! Maddie plans to major in Musical Theatre at Slippery Rock University next fall, and we’re so excited to see where her future leads her! Congratulations Maddie, we will miss your perfecto accents!
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“My favorite RRPA memory has to be finding out that I would be playing Kira and Xanadu! The whole cast was incredibly supportive and uplifting and I will forever be grateful for that cast and crew. My advice is to try everything you can! Do tech! Do acting! Do directing! Do stage management! And attend build days! I’ve learned so much just this year by branching out more and I regret not doing it sooner!”

Our next Senior Celebration for the Class of 2022 is Sam Cooper! Sam plans to major in Music Business at Belmont Univers...
06/29/2022

Our next Senior Celebration for the Class of 2022 is Sam Cooper! Sam plans to major in Music Business at Belmont University next fall, and we’re so excited for him! Congratulations Sam, we’ll always miss your Memphis Lives In Me solo!
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“All the friends I made along the way were the best part of RRPA. They taught me to ever say no. To try everything and leave time for myself.”

Our next Senior Celebration for the Class of 2022 is Ryder Ward! Ryder plans to major in Theatre at the University of Ma...
06/27/2022

Our next Senior Celebration for the Class of 2022 is Ryder Ward! Ryder plans to major in Theatre at the University of Mary Washington next fall, and we’re so excited for him! Congratulations Ryder, we will miss your bright energy and smile!
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“I’ve loved getting to hangout with new friends, and getting to participate in the boys’ pre-show shenanigans during Xanadu. My advice is to be yourself, advocate for yourself, don't be afraid to take a mental health day!”

Our next Senior Celebration for the Class of 2022 is Megan Langsam! Megan plans to major in Education at University of M...
06/25/2022

Our next Senior Celebration for the Class of 2022 is Megan Langsam! Megan plans to major in Education at University of Massachusetts Amherst next fall, and we couldn’t be prouder of them! Congratulations Megan, we will miss our “Small but Mighty”!
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“I’ve enjoyed every moment I’ve had here, day in and day out. Any time that tech crew was doing a big build day or strike with trash runs or just hanging out and goofing off backstage during shows has been my favorite. The entirety of build and run crew for my first show Newsies, the Xanadu winter break build day, and the 4/4 Matilda cueing rehearsal will forever be some of my favorite experiences with this company.

Tech crew is the most supportive and incredible group of hardworking and knowledge-seeking people in existence. As a member of tech crew, you will learn immeasurable life skills (like how to fail, problem solve, and build a wall) that you can’t learn anywhere else while having dance parties and sing-a-longs during rehearsals or build days.”

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If any family is in the Ice Cast and have less than 4 family members and can adopt a few of my family would be greatly appreciate it. Please let me know as I have some upset family members.
Wow guys!! What an amazing production of Rent tonight! We loved every minute of it!!! Thank you so much!!! Your hard work was seen, heard and felt!
Can't wait to see another great production!
We were lucky to have our schedule open up to be able to fit in the closing encore performance of Bright Star. It will be a night that we will never forget. Congratulations to the entire cast, crew, and everyone involved for a job well done.
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Hey Rock Ridge Performing Arts. Gateway Community Theatre, in Stone Ridge/South Riding area, is looking for a Charlie Brown for You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown. Rehearsals start in June for a July performance. They have auditions this weekend or you can send in an audition via email. https://www.facebook.com/GatewayCommunityTheatre/
Thank you Sonabank for allowing us to perform downtown!
Hey! Rock Ridge Performing Arts! I got The Mary Poppins! Parrot Umbrella! as a prop! if you guys would like to use it for the show! but as long as you give it back to me after the show is over!!!
You might have seen many High School theater productions, but I guarantee that you have never seen anything like Rock Ridge Performing Arts.

"Mary Poppins" an original Disney Musical is hitting the stage at RRHS this spring. This fantastic production is a show for all ages and will be RRPA's biggest production to date. With over 150 students involved, it will have the most costumes, biggest set pieces, and spectacular flying that you have ever seen at RRPA!

Tickets are already selling! We have sold over 500 tickets to date. Just this past week, 300 tickets have been sold. Some of the best seats in the house are already gone! We encourage you, your family, and friends, to buy your tickets early to guarantee a great time with us this spring!

We hope you purchase your tickets soon for this incredible musical!

Rock Ridge Performing Arts
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