Welcome to Rags to Riches Theatre for Young Audiences

We are a traveling theatre troupe, entertaining the young and the young at heart with stories pulled from history, literature and fantasy. Our performances include music, laughter and improvisation.

Each year we put out a repertoire for the season, packing our props into a trunk and quite literally taking our show on the road. We perform in front of hundreds of people each month.

But Rags to Riches is not just for watching. Oh no, if indeed that were the case, we would be lost for words.


You Become Part of the Show

Our shows rely on participation – we teach our audiences songs and shouts and moves and dances. You just may end up being a tree or a fish or the net that catches one.

Rags to Riches is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1993. It is the culmination of a dream and we value the support offered by the community.

  • Rags to Riches - Lou and Melody Peters

Schedule a 2016-2017 Show for Your School or Group

Schedule a 2016-2017 Season ShowWe are now scheduling for the 2016-2017 Season!  Plan ahead and remember we work with all budgets. We offer a variety of pricing based on your size and location of your school or group!

Take a look at list of options for the 2016-2017 Season of Plays

When you are ready to schedule a performance for your school or group, contact Melody Peters by email or by phone to select a date and time.



Rags to Riches Summer Library Tour

Rags to Riches Summer Library Tour 2016Rags to Riches will perform their production of “The Princess and the Pea” at the branches of the Wake County Public Library during their Summer Library Tour of 2016.

  • June 5th @ 1:30 pm  at North Regional Library
  • June 15th @ 1:30 pm at Cameron Village Regional Library
  • June 18th @ 3:00 pm at Northeast Regional Library
  • June 27th @ 1:30 pm at West Regional Library
  • July 11th @ 4:30 pm at Eva Perry Regional Library
  • July 14th @ 4:30 pm at Wake Forest Library
  • July 19th @ 1:30 pm at Richard B. Harrison Library
  • July 22nd @ 3:00 pm at Southeast Regional Library

For more information  on branch locations, visit www.wakegov.com/libraries

Mark your calendar now and catch the show at a branch near you. You don’t want to miss the Rags to Riches Summer Library Tour!

People are Talking

You performed at Morehead this past week—I didn’t see it, but Lena reported that it was great!  She was singing various songs about Stone Soup all evening.  She also noted that in all your plays, she really likes the travelling music.

I’m pretty sure you all are magic, the way you keep kids’ attention and worm your stories into their malleable little brains!

Laura, parent of audience member

Myself and my two young children saw your performance of The Frog Prince this past Wed. at the Rowan Public Library. I just wanted to pass along something that my four year old son had to say about your show….“I guess if I had to marry a frog, I would want a funny one like that one we saw today…” We had such a wonderful time at your show and hope to be able to see you again very soon. Thanks for the laughs!!!

Crystal Love

“The Owl and the Turtle”

The Owl and the TurtleGet your copy of Lou Peters’ book, “The Owl and the Turtle” here, from Lulu.com.