Playhouse on Park

River Bend is delighted to announce our continued partnership with Playhouse on Park for the 15th Season.

We are thrilled about the return of live theater, and we are excited to once again set up themed pop-up shops in the Playhouse lobby  We're donating 20% of all show-related purchases directly to Playhouse on Park.  River Bend Booksellers and Playhouse Literary Interns have collaborated to bring you curated reading lists to accompany select shows this season. 



Book and Lyrics by Judith Viorst, Music by Shelly Markham

April 20 - May 5, 2024

Alexander is having a bad day. A terrible day. A horrible day. To be quite honest, it's a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. Not only does he wake up with gum in his hair, but his mother forgets to pack him dessert, and his best friend decides he's not his best friend anymore. It is enough to make anyone want to go to Australia. But then, everybody has bad days, sometimes. In this delightful adaptation of her popular book, Judith Viorst sets Alexander's rather trying life to music and brings to the stage one of America's feistiest characters. Alexander's struggles with life's daily dramas will not only entertain but educate young audiences as they identify with Alexander and the obstacles he encounters.


Click here to buy tickets for the live performance.

Buy a copy of this classic book (in English or Spanish) and 20% will be donated to Playhouse on Park!



by Bob Martin, Chad Beguelin and Matthew Sklar
July 10 - August 11, 2024

A troupe of hilarious, self-absorbed and fading Broadway stars shake up a small Indiana town as they rally behind a teen who wants to go to the prom with her girlfriend. Winner of the Drama Desk Award for Best Musical, THE PROM expertly captures all the humor and heart of a classic musical comedy with a message that resonates with audiences now more than ever. A story of love, acceptance, and embracing the person you were meant to be.

Click here to buy tickets for the live performance.


Playhouse on Park

244 Park Road, West Hartford, CT 06119

Box Office: 860-523-5900 Ext. 10