Riverdale Performing Arts Center

Riverdale Rising Stars

Riverdale Rising Stars

Our award-winning teen program is the flagship of our Rising Stars theater company! Open to ages 12-18, the teens perform two musicals throughout the regular season, and a SummerStock show each summer, which is open to current Rising Stars and Alumni attending college.

Please note that we offer need-based scholarship and work-study programs for the teens.

Admission to this program is by admission only and at the sole discretion of the Riverdale Y

The award-winning Riverdale Rising Stars boasts a number of working actors who have appeared on Broadway, Off-Broadway, regional theater, film, & television.  Of greatest importance are the graduates of the program who have continued to pursue their dreams;  at least 6 of our Rising Stars alums are in medical school, many have become teachers and educators, and many have pursued careers in that raise awareness in social issues, fashion, graphic design, science, advertising, business…and oh so many more!

All who hold dear their years in RRS — where they felt a sense of support, family & friendship — learned the value of teamwork and commitment. Those are the values of which we are most proud!