IVRT opened 25 years ago on a sweltering Saturday in September of 1990.  The musical revue, Side By Side By Sondheim featured local celebrity Nedra Volz along with a small company of talented artists, including co-founder Frank Minano, Lora Bennitt, Sylvia Lavoie Miller, Merrilee Drake, Duane Thomas and David Aldrete. Dennis Stout, mayor of Rancho Cucamonga, cut the ribbon on that stage in the Alta Loma High School auditorium and we had high hopes and ambitious goals...

How many of these do YOU remember?


Amadeus, 1996.

DawnEllen Ferry in IVRT's 1993 production of A Midsummer Night's Dream. 

IVRT's 1995 production of the musical adaptation of A Wonderful Life.

Hope Kaufman, Iris Hollingsworth and Jeff Henderson in IVRT's 1996 production of Arsenic & Old Lace

The Fantasticks, 1996. 

Toni Prima, David Aldrete and John Rustan in IVRT's 1991 production of Anything Goes.

Lora Bennitt in IVRT's 1992 production of South Pacific.

Frank Minano and Karen Hause in IVRT's 1992 production of Sweeney Todd

Christina Nelson, Jacqueline Genow, Brian Shyer and Tony Masters in IVRT's 1993 production of Charley's Aunt.

Frank Minano, Shaun Fesler and Brian Shyer in IVRT's 1995 production of Guys & Dolls. 

 Nedra Volz and Alisa Allen in IVRT's 1993 production of Charley's Aunt.