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Redlands Theatre Festival

Theatre Under the Stars

We are a public charitable repertory theatrical organization that makes available to the general public the luxury of great drama, as well as new works, well produced and modestly priced. 


The Redlands Theatre Festival was founded in 1972 by Cliff Cabanilla, a native of Hawaii. As an extension of the Crafton Hills College theatre program and summer school. RTF is a non-profit, resident, rotating-repertory theatre company.  RTF has performed for over three-quarters of a million people.


A typical season includes a large-scale Broadway musical, a smaller-scale Off-Broadway musical, a period piece (Shakespeare, Molière, et al.), a contemporary play (usually a comedy) and a wild card (experimental, avant-garde or new works.) Occasionally, special events may be included in the season: concerts, invited guests and groups, etc. 


RTF runs every night, Wednesday-Sunday, during its summer season. A different show plays each evening as the shows randomly rotate. See something different every night of the week!

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