Rock River Players kick off 2024 season with its annual meeting on Jan. 21

The Rock River Players launch 2024 with several events planned for the next few Saturdays.

On Saturday, Jan. 21, at 3 p.m., the annual meeting of the Rock River Players will be held in the lower level of the Williamsville Hall on Dover Road. All are welcome to the event to hear a brief review of RRP's 2023 work and to hear plans, and contribute to plans, for 2024's lineup of one-acts, full-length plays, a guest presenter series, improv jams, and cabarets.

On Jan. 27 at 7 p.m., the Hall hosts Rockin' The River: Three Duos and One Night of Hand-made Music to benefit the Williamsville Hall and the Rock River Players, featuring members of Demolition String Band - Elena Skye and Boo Reiners, The Cucumbers - Jon Fried and Deena Shoskes, and Bard Owl - Annie Landenberger and T. Breeze Verdant.

All are seasoned performers and creators who will come together to swap songs and stories for a memorable winter's evening of music.

On Saturday, Feb. 3, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Rock River Players host an improvisation training at the Hall. This open-to-the-public workshop is led by Burlington-based musician and actor, Karlie Kauffeld.

A Leland & Gray and University of Vermont graduate, Kauffeld co-founded and directed Leland & Gray's Summer Performing Arts Explorations for 11 years and served as artistic director of the school's 2018 Journey East.

Having studied short- and long-form improvisation at the Vermont Comedy Club with Nathan Hartswick and Natalie Miller, Kauffeld says, "I'm very happy to be coming back to the area and to lead another RRP improv workshop."

Workshop participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring their own lunches; snacks will be provided. The workshop is offered by donation. To register, contact Annie Landenberger at 802-451-6283 or [email protected].

The annual RRP Valentine's Cabaret is back on the weekend of Feb. 9–11, with an evening rich in sketches, solos, comedy, and song. Performances are Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. Admission is $12 for cabaret-table seating; Valentine's fare will be offered. For advance purchase go to

For more information about the Rock River Players write [email protected].

This The Arts item was submitted to The Commons.

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