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 3.2.15

It is Show Week! Please read through this email for important information concerning the show and other club details.

Dress Rehearsal:
Parents are invited to attend the dress rehearsal on Wednesday, March 4th. This will be the only time you will be allowed to take pictures. Please arrive between 7 & 7:30 for a 7:30 start.

Change your clocks this Saturday night
Just a reminder to change your clocks on Saturday night so you’ll be on time for Sunday’s show! Spring ahead! We will lose an hour of sleep, but gain an hour of sunlight.

Set Builds:
Tuesday, March 3 – begins after Antigone rehearsal (6?)-9pm

Volunteering for Antigone:
Please sign up at http://www.slyreply.com/app/sheets/1639uqwu4x0n/ to volunteer in our lobby for Antigone. We need help selling refreshments, raffles tickets, and flowers and grams, as well as ushers and ticket helpers. We will also need help striking the set after the show. You do not need to have a child in the show to volunteer. We love to see everyone!!

Also, coordinators, please sign up on Sly Reply so Gina and Lisa will know which coordinators will be there on which day. And finally, if anyone has a name tag at home, please bring it back since we are short of badge holders. Thanks so much for all you do!

Raffles:
We need about 4 raffle prizes per show. Prizes can be anything from baskets to gift cards – anything. You can put one together yourself or go in with other families. Please sign up on Sly Reply at http://www.slyreply.com/app/sheets/1639uqwu4x0n/ to donate a raffle prize. Signups are per day, but please bring your raffle prize on Friday night. Any questions, contact Mary Bridget Murray at marybridget.murray@gmail.com or Julie Talbot at jahtalbot@gmail.com. Thank you!!

Ticket Orders for Antigone:
The ticket order form is attached. You may send it in with your child or come to box office hours listed on the form. As a reminder seating for this performance will be Reserved - Center Orchestra only and General Admission (seat yourself) - Right and Left Orchestra and Balcony. The kids have worked so hard – let’s give them a great audience!

Refreshments:
No water is needed this time around. All cast and crew are asked to bring 12-18 baked goods/store bought items that would sell for $1. Please drop off your items on Friday, March 6th when your student has to report to the show. Also please remember to label items for allergy ingredients. See the attached letter for additional details.

DVD:
Here is a two-for-one special for the Winter Shows – both Fools and Antigone for the price of one! Please send your payment directly to Joe Haungs at the address listed on the flyer.

Family ID:
Please have this on your radar. The Drama Club signups for Legend of Sleepy Hollow are not open as of this writing, but it should be soon. Please check: https://www.familyid.com/organizations/search?query=RMHS

Save the date -- March 28th,Progressive Dinner – Invitations are out!
Please RSVP ASAP so we can start planning houses. We are still looking for an appetizer house. If you'd like to open your door, please let Laurie or Lisa know.

Student Info:
· March10 & 11 – Auditions for the Sleepy Hollow
· March21 – Drama Club Canning – sign-ups are on the call board
· March24 – Drama Club Meeting

DATES TO KNOW:
· March 6,7,8 – Antigone at RMHS PAC
· March 12,13,14 – Parker Middle School Musical – Just So
· March 18 – PSST General Meeting
· March 28th – PSST Progressive Dinner
· April 10th – An Evening with Improv – at RMHS PAC – Our own Improvosaurus joins forces with Mrs Cunha and Boston Improv for a night of laughs. Please don’t miss this one!


PSST Update 2.25.15

We hope you were able to enjoy some time away from shoveling this past week! So…we have a show in two weekends! Antigone will be performed on March 6, 7, and 8. Here are some things you need to know:

Tech Week:
Next week is tech week for Antigone. Please be patient with the rehearsals, especially the end time. Q2Q is Sunday, March 1st. Parents are invited to attend the dress rehearsal on Wednesday, March 4th. This will be the only time you will be allowed to take pictures.

Props Needed:
Mrs. Cunha is looking for milk crates and a few plastic buckets you could sit on. If you have any of these, please let us know.

Set Builds:
Please come and help. We have much to do and no special skills are required. You don’t even need to have a child in the show! Lunch will be provided. Hope to see you there!

· Saturday Set Builds –

§ Feb. 28 - 10 - 4

· Tuesday builds –

§ March 3 – begins after Antigone rehearsal (6?)-9

Volunteering for Antigone:
Please sign up at http://www.slyreply.com/app/sheets/1639uqwu4x0n/ to volunteer in our lobby for Antigone. We need help selling refreshments, raffle tickets, and flowers and grams, as well as ushers and ticket helpers. You can also sign up to donate a raffle prize as well. You do not need to have a child in the show to volunteer. We love everyone!!

Ticket Orders for Antigone:
The ticket order form is attached. You may send it in with your child or come to box office hours listed on the form. As a reminder seating for this performance will be Reserved - Center Orchestra only and General Admission (seat yourself) - Right and Left Orchestra and Balcony.

Refreshments:
No water is needed this time around. All cast and crew are asked to bring 12-18 baked goods/store bought items that would sell for $1. Please drop off your items on Friday, March 6th when your student has to report to the show. Also please remember to label items for allergy ingredients. See the attached letter for additional details.

DVD:
Did you have relatives or friends who couldn’t make Fools because of the weather? Well, we are lucky to have our shows on DVD! Here is a two-for-one special for the Winter Shows – both Fools and Antigone for the price of one! See the attached flyer for information. Please send your payment directly to Joe Haungs at the address listed on the flyer.

Save the date -- March 28th,Progressive Dinner – Invitations Coming this week!
This is a purely social event for parents. We start at one house for Appetizers, then smaller groups of 5 or 6 dinner houses for a catered meal, then the whole group gets back together for Desserts at another house. $15 per person, covers the cost of the dinner. We are looking for more "dinner houses,” and an appetizer house. If you'd like to open your door, please let me or Lisa know.

Student Info:
· March 10 & 11 – Auditions for the Sleepy Hollow

Mini Golf Fundraiser:
This Friday, February 27th RMHS Main Street and PAC areas will be transformed into an indoor mini-golf course! From 5:30-9pm for only $5 per person, you will be able to play 18 holes of mini-golf inside RMHS. The proceeds will benefit RMHS Chorus, the Drama Club, and other RMHS Clubs who chose to participate. We will also have a refreshment table and some very exciting raffles!

We need your help.

· We are asking each CHORUS family to bring either 12 individually wrapped and allergy labelled baked goods/store bought items that would sell for $1 or a case of bottled water - 16.9 oz size please.
o A-L bring water – drop off after school or by 5pm
o M-Z bring snack- drop off after school or by 5pm
· Could you give some time in the following areas: selling raffle tickets or working the refreshment table, setting up or cleaning up, or donating a raffle prize? Please sign up on Sly Reply at http://www.slyreply.com/app/sheets/tnh9dmjgcdpu/?action=new_sheet
· Also please print out the attached flyer to help advertise, put it on your Facebook page, Instagram, twitter, email it to all your friends, etc. This is a community event. The more, the merrier!

DATES TO KNOW:
· February27th – Indoor Mini Golf – at RMHS hosted by the RMHS Choral Program to benefit a number of clubs/sports programs within the school.
· March 6,7,8 – Antigone at RMHS PAC
· March 12,13,14 – Parker Middle School Musical – Just So
· March 28th – PSST Progressive Dinner
· April 10th – An Evening with Improv – at RMHS PAC – Our own Improvosaurus joins forces with Mrs Cunha and Boston Improv for a night of laughs. Please don’t miss this one!


Upcoming Productions
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