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Since its inception in the cold winter of 2012, RiverHawk Productions has been dedicated to bringing northern Virginia the absolute highest quality shows (at the middle school level) in our entire nation. Over our past five shows: Seussical (2012), Beauty & the Beast (2013), Back to the 80s (Summer Stage 2013), Shrek (2014), Tarzan (2015), The Little Mermaid (2016), and Dracula (Summer Stage 2016), 1,200 students have brought audiences nearing 25,000 people, full Broadway versions of your favorite family shows (all through the talent of the most incredible kids to have ever existed - the students of Belmont Ridge Middle School). Winner of 20 national titles (6 for Shrek, 3 for Tarzan, and 11 for Little Mermaid), and nominated for 25 others (11 for Shrek, 5 for Tarzan, and 9 for Little Mermaid), RiverHawk Productions is ecstatic for another spring season!
This spring we "up the ante" with elements so Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, you will forget you are sitting in a middle school auditorium. With gorgeous costumes, professionally designed and engineered moving sets, lighting and sound effects from our state of the art boards, special flying effects, a few jaw-dropping surprises, and of course the unrivaled talent of our cast and crew - this is a production that you and your family will not want to miss.
Come witness what it means to be "practically perfect in every way" as America's favorite nanny, Mary Poppins, descends upon the Banks family in hopes of teaching them how to value one another. With help from the jack-of-all-trades, Bert, Mary takes young Michael and Jane on many famed adventures all the while teaching them (and the adults in their lives) "anything can happen if you let it."
Come be a part of a tradition that has been changing the lives of middle-schoolers and their families for five consecutive spring seasons. We CANNOT WAIT to make it six.
The mission of RiverHawk Productions has always been to create an equitable and engaging environment of theatrical excellence where students are encouraged to excel as actors, singers, dancers, performers, stage/tech crews, instrumentalists, but most of all, as people. No matter what your experience, the musical is the place for you (or your child). Above the art, this is a place where students make strong friendships, gain self-confidence, and feel proud that they are a part of a production that is far larger than themselves. Nurturing your child artistically, academically, and socially in a safe and energetic atmosphere has always been my top priority. I look forward to working with your children. It truly is a privilege.
They are some of the absolute best people I have ever met.
The honor and pleasure continues to be mine,
Jason P. Augustowski, M.Ed.
Executive Director, RiverHawk Productions
Belmont Ridge Middle School