Rock Ridge Performing Arts

Generating a theatrical community for Rock Ridge High School's Theatre Program, inclusive of participants, family members and supporters.

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 the Educational Theatre Association. Each year, RRHS strives to foster community, provide college and career ready opportunities, and challenge the students to create, innovate, and inspire one show at a time.

Mission: MISSION STATEMENT: Rock Ridge Performing Arts provides avenues for artistic development, creative and innovative problem solving skills, and inspiring social and emotional growth through a comprehensive theatre education program. VISION STATEMENT: Rock Ridge Performing Arts will achieve this by: 1. Providing a rigorous college and career ready program. 2. Creating opportunities that foster and build community locally, statewide, nationally and internationally. 3. Advocating for our students, school, and stakeholders through training, toolkits, and partnerships

The Bright Star Company could not be more excited to arrive at Lincoln, Nebraska today for the International Thespian Festival! In just one week, our students will perform Individual Events, college and scholarship auditions, and finally perform Bright Star on the Lied Center stage! Thank you to everyone who supported us on our journey here, it is truly a dream come true. 🌟 #thesfest19 #brightstarnationals @TRWMusicals

Thank you Tony's Barber Shop for getting some of our boys ready for their Bright Star performances at #thesfest19 We cant wait to share this story with everyone!

Festival Preview: Rock Ridge H.S. Bright Star - Dramatics Magazine

Awesome Article written by Christa Skiles of Dramatics and EdTA. We can't wait to share our story with you in one week! Troupe 8104 from Rock Ridge High School in Virginia makes its International Thespian Festival main stage debut with the school edition of Bright Star.

We are so incredibly proud of you Ian Underhill! Your hard work, determination, and grit is palpable. We are going to be cheering you on every step of your journey!

Astronauts... Air Force Pilots... we're sensing a theme here! Keep flying high, IAN UNDERHILL...

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Hometown: Jacksonville, FL

When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up? Air Force Pilot

Three favorite musicals: Bright Star, Waitress, Newsies

Special skill(s): Many sports talents

Three things you can’t live without: Sports, quiet time, xbox

Something you’re REALLY bad at: guitar

Celebrity crush: Scarlett Johansson

College audition song/monologue: Santa Fe

Moment you knew that Molloy/CAP21 was “The One”: Since the day of my audition and my funny interaction with the auditioner in the bathroom

What do you hope to learn at Molloy/CAP21? how to play the piano, improve my dancing, perform at an elite level that can get me where i want with hard work.

We are so incredibly proud of you RRPA Class of 2019! #inspiritu #rrpagrad2019

Middle School Music and Theater Students Get Better Grades New research presents the best evidence yet that taking arts classes benefits kids academically.

Click here to support A Dream Come True - Students Need Your Help organized by Rock Ridge Performing Arts

Thank you to everyone who attended our final performances of Bright Star! It was a true pleasure sharing this story with you. We are in the final stretches of our fundraising. We only need to raise a final $15,000. If you haven't already, please consider contributing to our GoFundMe page here. Please share this post with friends and family. Any little bit will help! Thank you in advance! Rock Ridge Performing Arts, 1 of 5 schools in the Country to Perform in a Broadway Tour House at the International Thespian Festival All donations are Tax Deductible. Eight years ago, Tony Cimino-Johnson (Mr. CJ) sat with his students in shock and awe as he watched Kenosha-Bradford High School...

Thank you so much to the schools that came to last nights performance and stayed for the talk back! It means the world to us ⭐️ remember we have TWO performances left today at 2 and 7! This is your last chance to see Bright Star before we hit the stage at Nationals! We can’t wait to see you there #rrpabrightstar #shineon ⭐️

Congratulations to our Senior class of 2019 in the production of Bright Star. We are so excited to see you do great things! Enjoy your final bows today on the Rock Ridge Stage. We could not be prouder of you! #rrpabrightstar #shineon

We are all smiles here at RRPA because we still have THREE performances left of Bright Star! Come see this beautiful show tonight at 7, and tomorrow at 2 and 7! We can’t wait to see you there. Remember- we have a talk back after our show TONIGHT so don’t miss out! #rrpabrightstar

Opening night was amazing! Thank you so much to Tuscarora drama students for coming to support us! Don’t forget- after TONIGHTS performance you will have the opportunity to ask our cast and crew any questions you might have about Bright Star and what it took to be invited to Nationals! DONT MISS OUT! #rrpabrightstar

If you knew our story! The Internationally recognized Bright Star opens TONIGHT! Don’t miss this beautiful story of pain and redemption performed by the award winning RRPA cast and crew. Buy your tickets now, this is not something you want to miss! 🌟🚂#rrpabrightstar

“Mm my baby, I can’t wait to see you”. The spirits follow Alice’s journey throughout the whole show, from her pregnancy to the unknown. Come see the path that these spirits take Alice on TODAY! Buy your tickets for today and the rest of this weekend NOW, you don’t want to miss this! #rrpabrightstar

“What could be better than holding you close to me?” Jimmy Ray and Alice have a daring relationship... one that is both exciting and intense. In Bright Star you will be taken on a journey through the highs and lows of this young couple’s lives.. so come see these spellbound lovers TOMORROW NIGHT!#rrpabrightstar

We are so excited to announce the amazing events we are rolling out this weekend! Thursday 5/30 is STUDENT NIGHT, where students receive free concessions of their choosing. On Friday 5/31, have your questions answered and stay after the show with a TALK BACK with the cast and crew of Bright Star: School Edition. On Saturday 6/1, join us as we finally say goodbye to our incredible senior class. We hope to see you this weekend! #rrpabrightstar

Meet Lucy and Daryl! Employed by Alice Murphy, the three work at the Asheville Southern journal. Lucy and Daryl are sure to make you laugh between Lucy’s flirtatious nature and Daryl’s “sunny” disposition. Come see Bright Star THIS THURSDAY to see this dynamic duo. #rrpabrightstar

Bright Star Encore Opens Thursday!

Bright Star Opens Thursday! It's Finally Here! The most talked about the production in Rock Ridge Performing Arts history is back for four more performances only!...

Meet Billy’s best friend, Margo Crawford! Margo owns Hayes Creek’s bookstore, and is accompanied by a fun and youthful group of friends and workers. Margo has always been a supportive friend to Billy and possibly has developed more feelings for him as the years have gone by, much to Billy’s oblivious nature. Come to Bright Star to witness Margo and Billy’s journey of friendship and Margo’s heartbreak as Billy leaves for his new life in Asheville, and hope along with Margo that “if it don’t work out, you can come on back to me” #rrpabrightstar
Buy your tickets now, and remember there’s only 3 more days left to contribute on our go fund me!

Meet the Murphy family! All these parents want to do is teach their unruly Alice to “do right”, but there is no force of nature that can stop their strong willed girl. Thursday May 30th see this family come to life! REMINDER: Wednesday is the LAST DAY you will be able to support Bright Star through our Gofundme! Thank you all for your contributions, and stay tuned for more upcoming character highlights. #rrpabrightstar

“The beautiful and damned... is that us Jimmy Ray?” “Damned if I know but you’re sure beautiful.” Meet Alice Murphy and Jimmy Ray, the striking couple of Bright Star! This young romance is the beginning of Alice’s story, and one that will make you say “woah mama”! Come see where their journey takes them starting Thursday May 30! #rrpabrightstar

If you knew our story! Having the opportunity to jump back into Bright Star has been a blessing, and we hope that everyone has a chance to come and see this show that we have loved for so long. Please consider supporting us on our gofundme, and of course buy your tickets for our performances NEXT WEEKEND! #rrpabrightstar

The “Sun is Gonna Shine Again” at Rock Ridge Performing Arts next weekend at our encore performances! Meet Daddy Cane and his son Billy Cane as Billy returns home after serving in World War II. Come witness Billy’s journey come to life as he follows his “Bright Star” into his new future. Stay tuned for more character highlights and buy your tickets NOW! #rrpabrightstar

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The Official Loudoun County Public Schools

Thank you Loudoun County Public Schools for being an incredible place to educate about the arts. Your continued support of not only our program, but also of all theatre programs across the county is changing and saving lives! - See this beautiful video about theatre's impact on our student's lives through the lens of "Newsies". The entire 8 minutes is worth it!

Making of Newsies: A Rock Ridge Performing Arts Production

It’s the day we’ve waited for! Rock Ridge Performing Arts production Bright Star will be COMING BACK for four final performances! Buy your tickets NOW before they sell out. If you would like to support us even more consider donating to our gofundme, every dollar helps and goes to our travel costs to nationals! #rrpabrightstar

[05/19/19]   TONIGHT!! Come see broadway backwards tonight @ 7 to see some of your favorite musical theatre songs.... plus a few special guest performers! Only $12!! #broadwaybackwards

RRPA CAR WASH!! Come to Creighton’s Corner Elementary for a car wash from our very own Bright Star cast! There is no set price- donate whatever you can to support these hard working kids. 9AM-2PM... see you there 🚘🧽💦

We are excited to announce that FROZEN JR. will be our 2020 Broadway Bound Summer Camp. It will also be our final show of 2019 - 2020 season! Season 6 - Something for Everyone! Registration for Summer Camp 2020 will begin on July 20th, 2019. It will be a very COLD 2020 Summer.

Big Announcement Coming Later Today about Summer Camp 2020. We know we haven't even started Summer Camp 2019, but after a long wait we just secured royalties for our Final Show of the 2019 - 2020 Season. . . Sharing later today!

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Broadway Backwards is THIS SATURDAY @ 7!! Tickets are only $12... so come out and see some of your favorite songs backwards! Tickets can be found on

Be a part of RRPA history! TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO BUY our exclusive new T-shirt’s. Your purchase will be directly supporting our company’s travel of Bright Star to the international thespian festival. We need all the support we can get so buy a T-shirt, place a donation, and wear the shirt to a performance of Bright Star to show your support #rrpabrightstar

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Final day to purchase Exclusive "Bright Star" T-Shirts! Help us raise money for the International Thespian Festival and buy yours today.

Season 6 has been officially announced! As our community transitions over the next year, it was important for us to create an eclectic season centered around inclusion of our students and our community. We call Season 6 - SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE. While you may not have heard of all of these productions, we promise you that Season 6 is going to be one you will talk about for years to come. We look forward to welcoming you to our home for Season 6 in the 2019 - 2020 school year!

The 2019 annual Rockies is TONIGHT at 6 in the auditorium! Come to see your peers receive awards for their work throughout the year, witness thespian inductions, performances, and finally learn what next years season is going to be! #rockies2019

BROADWAY BACKWARDS IS COMING UP!! Saturday May 18th we will be hosting broadways most exciting night! Come to see some of your favorite songs backwards... get your tickets now @ 🎟🎟🎟

Bright Star Encore Performances are here! May 30th, 31st, and June 1st, we'll be celebrating with the company as they take their final before hitting the road to the International Thespian Festival. Closing Night is SELLING FAST! Over 200 tickets are already sold. Check out our Premium Seating Section Below. Get your tickets soon at

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Get your own exclusive "Bright Star" T-Shirt! We are selling these as a fundraiser for our trip to the International Thespian Festival. T-Shirts are only on sale through Tuesday, May 14th! T-Shirts will be available for pick-up at our Merchandise table on May 31st and June 1st at our Encore Performances!

We have even more incredible news! Congrats our amazing Miss Hess! You are an incredible theater teacher!

On #TeacherAppreciationDay, Rebekah Hess of Rock Ridge Performing Arts in Ashburn, Virginia, home to Thespian Troupe 8104, is recognized with the EdTA Inspirational Theatre Educator Award.
#TeacherAppreciationWeek #ThankATeacher

Congratulations to the Cast and Crew of the Musical Theatre Class Production of "9 to 5". We are so honored by the DC Cappies Critics with their nominations! Congrats to all of our friends in and out of LCPS Schools!

Supporting Rock Ridge Performing Arts has never been tastier! Come to Chipotle Tuesday, May 14th between 5 and 9 PM and tell them you are supporting Rock Ridge Drama Boosters! 33% of the proceeds will go directly back to us- at no extra charge to you. We can’t wait to see you there!

Thank you to those of you who came out to support The Laramie Project! Our cast and crew told a beautiful and powerful story with dignity and grace. #erasehate

The Laramie Project opens this weekend in our black box theatre! Come support this powerful story and the amazing DE class that has been working so hard on the show. There are limited tickets available, so if you want to come, buy your tickets NOW at

We had an incredible time with the Wolf Trap Foundation and their performing arts grants day! We even got to perform at the Wolf Trap's historic Barns Stages! Thank you for all the support!

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43460 Loudoun Reserve Dr
Ashburn, VA

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