Upper school students audition for all parts of the fall play, which has included comedies and dramas. Students also manage production and technical aspects of the shows, including building, painting, lighting, and sound. RHP plays have been recognized by the California Theatre Association and the California State Thespians. Winter Musical
The winter musical is open by audition to all upper school students and is performed at the historic Warner Grand Theater
, a beautifully renovated 1939 Art Deco theatre space. The musical is supported by a live orchestra, giving students that true Broadway feel. Past musicals have included "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee," "The Wizard of Oz," and "The Wedding Singer." Students also play a key role backstage and have the opportunity to work alongside working professionals in the technical theatre world. One Acts
Theatre students perform a series of contemporary one-acts and short plays on three evenings throughout the year. The plays may be student directed and include material for the beginner through the advanced student. Students from the theatre classes have been recognized by the California State Thespians at their annual One Act Festival. Technical Theatre
Upper school students in the tech crew have access to materials, tools, and paint to assist in the creation of the sets. The tech crew take on responsibilities of stage management, lighting, and sound for the shows. Thespian Society
RHP is an active member of the International Thespian Society and the California State Thespians. Membership is earned through participation on stage and backstage. The troupe plans many activities throughout the year and participates in the California State Thespian Festival in March.