Rialto Players

The Rialto Players, an actor’s community theatrical troupe is now performing at the Historic Rialto Theatre in Florence, Co.

The purposes of The Rialto PLayers Theater Troupe are:

  • To bond and discuss the theatre arts, and our gratitude of having a constant home to perform for the public, all the while using our abilities and talent in being able to help raise funds to assist with the renovations completely.
  • To Continue path of ‘Rising the Rialto’ from the lost ruin she once was, to a new and spectacular vision of a majestic Rialto’s future so the Rialto Players can prosper and exist as a productive troupe for live theatre to be enjoyed not only by the community and those who visit our beautiful city.

We are looking for volunteers to become members of our new theatrical troupe that will be performing in productions to raise much-needed funds for the Historic Rialto Theatre.

Why Should You Become A Member of The Rialto Players

We Nurture New Artists

Many successful actors, directors, writers, and choreographers have launched their careers in humble, small town playhouses. Just by attending and applauding, audiences give up-and-coming stars the positive feedback they need to continue their artistic pursuits.

We Share Valuable Skills

Community theaters need more than just cast members. Anyone that can sew a costume, paint a backdrop, build a staircase, or edit a sound effect is a desirable addition to the company. Novices of a particular skill, such as construction or lighting, can increase their ability by working alongside veteran craftsmen. Likewise, experts can enjoy sharing their knowledge and passing their craftsmanship to the next generation.

We help Advertisers Locally

Small business owners should financially support playhouses, and not just for philanthropic reasons. Usually, a good thirty minutes before a show; most audience members spend their time thumbing through the program, reading the actor bios who are local community members. It’s the perfect opportunity to advertise. Theatre-goers are essentially a captive audience while they scan through the program. Small business can use this time to reach hundreds of potential customers. Ad space is relatively inexpensive and will help the performing arts thrive.

We Socialize with New People

Whether you work as an assistant director, a chorus member, the star of the show or a stagehand, one thing is certain: you will meet new friends. There is something exhilarating about putting on a show. It brings people close together; it tests their skills, and it enlightens audiences. Many lifelong friendships and relationships have been formed while practicing sword fighting, stage kissing, or falling through a trap door. There is a strong bond with all who band together to put on a play. We become friends because we work as one to tell a story.

Come Be a Part of the Storytelling Process

Plays are an ancient form of storytelling. It’s a creative ritual still very much alive despite the digital age of YouTube. Most community theaters produce time-tested classics such as Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Death of a Salesman, A Streetcar Named Desire, and Romeo and Juliet. Some are light-hearted; some are deep and profound. All offer a message to the audience. Classic and contemporary plays speak to us because they explore what it means to be human. Those who participate in the storytelling process can feel proud knowing they are spreading a positive message to their community.

So come on.

  • Offer up your skills.
  • Advertise in the program.
  • Contribute your time and energy.
  • And by all means, go see a show!

You’ll become a part of the vibrant, long-cherished tradition of the theatrical storytelling.