Welcome to RMHS Drama!
The Drama Club of Reading Memorial High School is a group of over 200 students working together to create theatre for the greater Reading community. Each year we present a variety of plays and musicals and offer students many opportunities to grow as performers and technicians. Also, for forms and other information visit the Drama Club page on Edline.
Recent News
PSST Update: 12/17/2014

A huge thank you to all of our parents and students who baked delicious goodies for our Bake Sale table, helped vendors load and unload their wares, sold refreshments or raffle tickets, set up or cleaned up, dressed up in costume, passed out flyers, or simply came and shopped at the Dickens Holiday Marketplace and Craft Faire this past Saturday. The event was a big success, not just in raising funds for PSST, but also in bringing the greater Reading community to our school to see the Drama Club/PSST in action in a different way. The performances by the Select Chorus and the Shakespeare Society created a little bit of magic, and the visiting dance studios and musicians entertained weary shoppers who were happy to sit down for a while in the auditorium. Overall, it was an excellent day, and we truly appreciate everyone who helped make it happen! THANK YOU!

Improvosaurus:
Congratulations to our Improv Group, Improvosaurus, for a fabulous show Friday night! It was a great turnout for a funny show!

User Fees:
Reminder that all user fees should now be paid (they were due 12/12). Students who have not paid will not be able to attend rehearsal.

Broadway Final Payment:
Final payments for those going on the Broadway trip at due Friday, December 19th. Miss Killian should have given your student his/her final payment. Please check with your student on that.

Coming up:
Winter Songfest: Thursday night, December 18that 7 p.m., a concert of all the RMHS Choral groups. Come be entertained and inspired by all our talented vocal groups with a special performance involving our RMHS alumni not to be missed!

Give the gift of Song:
Don’t have that gift for someone who has everything? Why not give the gift of song?! Our RMHS Select Choirs will be caroling Friday, December 19th and 20th from 6-9pm. Appointments are 15 minutes each for only $30. Email rmhsvoice@gmail.com to book this special gift.

Set Builds:
Set builds officially start 1/10 with a safety class for all new volunteers at 9am. Mark your calendar!

Future Events:
January 16, 17 & 18 – Anne of Green Gables – Coolidge Middle School’s musical
February 6, 7, & 8 - Fools

We hope you all have a great vacation. Happy Holidays and see you next year!


PSST Update: 12/9/2014

First off, a special thank you to Whitney Perkinsfor organizing and setting up our PSST donation to the Festival of Trees held this past weekend. Whitney, you have always had a special touch with these trees. We will miss you next year! And a special thanks to our Drama Club Officers for taking charge of the drama club tree. Nice job, ladies!

Last Minute Call for Dickens Help:
As PSST gets ready to host our final fundraiser of 2014 -- the Dickens Holiday Marketplace and Craft Fair, this coming Saturday, December 13 from 10a – 3p, we would like to bring a few needs to your attention. Perhaps you could help out? With over 100 families involved in the Drama Club, it would be great to see many families involved in this fundraising endeavor. Please sign up on Sly Reply http://www.slyreply.com/app/sheets/tyhni8fxcygs/ - and thank you so much for those who already have! We need help with:

1. Bake Sale Items
We are looking for help with our bake sale table for individually wrapped snacks or cookies – store bought or homemade – that would sell for $1. The Bake Sale Table is where we can make some real money for the Drama Club. Let's keep our craft fair shoppers happy & well fed! PS: we do need your ingredients list just like we ask for at the shows to put in our notebook. Please mark your item if it contains allergy ingredients and bring in your items any time between 8a- 9:30a. on Saturday morning. If you find yourself with extra time to bake, please feel free to drop off your donation. The more, the merrier! THANK YOU!!!

2. Volunteering
Friday Night Set Up: We will be doing a lot of the set up Friday afternoon from 3-6pm. If you are around then, please stop in to help us transform Main Street into a winter wonderland. After that, our improve troupe, Improvasaurus, will perform at 7pm in a show not to be missed! Tickets are only $5 for a fun evening of laughs!

Saturday: We are still looking for people to fill our afternoon slots for raffles from 12p-2p, as well as set up – helping vendors move in their wares from 8a-10a and clean up – moving vendors out and getting Main Street back to normal from 2:30p-4p. Many hands make light work! If you are only able to give part of that time, please contact Laurie at laudoherty@verizon.net. Any time you could give would be helpful! We are really struggling to fill these spots. We hope you can join us for a fun, festive day that is our biggest fundraiser of the year.

3. Refreshment Table Helpers - bring your festive hat!
If you are working at the refreshment table, don't forget to bring your festive hat. Hats are actually required by the Board of Health, and we hoped to "take it up a notch" like we do in Drama, with fun holiday hats. Hohoho!

4. Come and shop!
This craft fair will host 50 vendors selling a large variety of holiday gift items, for every age. This is the perfect place to finish (or start) your holiday shopping. We will also have a PSST Table. Check out these great deals:

Drama Tee Shirt & 2 tickets to each winter show $65 (an $80 value)
Drama tee Shirt & 2 tickets to each winter show & an RMHS Drama Flag for $100 (an $120 value)

Come get into the holiday spirit! There will also be performances throughout the day in the WEE PAC from Creative Arts, J & D Dance and La Pierre, and on Main Street by the Shakespeare Club and the RMHS Chorus.
We hope to see you all there!!!! –

From Mrs. Cunha:
1) Fools and Antigone rehearsal schedules have gone home. Please check with your student to help plan for their winter season. These schedules will also be available on Edline shortly.
2) Want updates on due dates and upcoming events? Join the PSST text updates through Remind. (Text 339-600-7198 with the message @psst to join).

Cherished Moments Video Holiday Sale:
Don't forget to order your copy of "Urinetown: The Musical." And back in time for gift-giving -- Cherished Moments Video's "Holiday Video Sale!" Stock up on past shows that you missed (5 Star & Middle School shows are included) or that have gone missing. These DVDs make great gifts and holiday viewing get-togethers! Special prices for both DVD and Blu-ray! Order by December 12, 2014 to receive your copies by the winter break.

Chorus Caroling
Choral students from Reading Memorial High School will once again be caroling around town to spread holiday cheer and raise funds for the program. Slots are still available for Dec. 13, 19th, and 20th. See the attached flyer for booking details. Consider the gift of music for the holidays!

UPCOMING:
12/12 – User Fees due
12/12 – Improvosaurus - 7pm
12/13 – Dickens Craft Fair – 10am – 3pm
12/18 – Winter Songfest – 7pm


Upcoming Productions
Fools

Fri Feb 6th @ 7:30PM
Sat Feb 7th @ 7:30PM
Sun Feb 8th @ 2:00PM
Antigone

Fri Mar 6th @ 7:30PM
Sat Mar 7th @ 7:30PM
Sun Mar 8th @ 2:00PM
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Fri May 1st @ 7:30PM
Sat May 2nd @ 7:30PM
Sun May 3rd @ 2:00PM