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Riverside Theatre is a regionally producing theatre affiliated with Actor's Equity Association, The League of Resident Theatres, Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, and United Scenic Artists. Riverside Children's Theatre, the educational arm of Riverside, offers classes, camps, and training opportunities in the areas of theatre, dance, music, and video for all ages on a year round basis.

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May 11th - 12th, 2012
Join us for Comedy Zone SUMMER NIGHTS! Enjoy grilled specialties from Hale Groves River Market and sweet and salty treats from Kilwins.  Food service from 6:30pm to 9:30pm and Full Bar Service from 6:30pm to close.  For more information call the Box Office at 772-231-6990.

Chris Gay
What can be said about Chris Gay? Yes, Chris Gay is his real name. If there is any question as to why he became a comedian, just look at his last name, that says it all. Chris grew up in a small town right outside of Gainesville, FL. He was the baby of four siblings and had to quickly learn to defend himself, physically and more importantly verbally. The best ten years of his life were spent getting his degree at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville. Most people who go to school for that long come out with aspirations of being a doctor. Chris came out not really knowing what he wanted to do. He worked several different jobs until one night he decided to try what had been a dream of his since childhood, stand up comedy. At Atlantic Theatres in Atlantic Beach, FL, Chris threw his name in the hat for a one in four chance of taking the stage at an open mic night. As fates would have it, he was selected. Hearing the audience laugh at his jokes, was a feeling unlike any he had ever had. Now, Chris Gay performs at comedy clubs and colleges all over the southeastern United States. He has performed with many notable names including John Ferrentino, Ian Gutoskie, Michael Mack, and Ron Feingold. Any and every crowd can relate to his material, which includes the topics as family, being a godfather, relationships, driving, and a wide variety of other observations on people and life.

Philly Plowden
Philly Plowden is one of the most sound actors/comedians working today. His observations & revelations about the human condition, mixed with stories from his own life, take an audience on a 200mph trip that could stop at any point along the journey.

Philly puts it all on the line, because he always works in the moment. His ability to relate to people from different walks of life has made him a favorite in the cruise ship industry, comedy clubs, & corporate events.

He's opened for stars like the late Robert Palmer, Richard Jeni, & Julio Iglesias on the West coast leg of his 2003 world tour.

Stories about his mother, kids & marriage has made him a favorite wherever he plays. With TV appearances in commercials & as a standup or a dramatic & comedic actor, Philadelphia is the "Full Package of Entertainment"

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Riverside Theatre and the Riverside Children's Theatre are sponsored in part by the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.
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