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 10.20.15

15 days until opening night! We’ve got a lot going on this week….so please read to the end and don’t forget the attachments!!

REMINDER - Our first general meeting of the season is scheduled for Wednesday October 21st at 730 pm in the Drama Suite. Please stop by to get the latest on the Mary Poppins Production and what the Drama Club Officers, PSST Board and Production Teams have been up to in supporting the production and our kids! If you haven’t had a chance to pay dues, ($35) we will be taking cash/check at the meeting as well. Light refreshments will be served. Hope to see you there!!

We are now starting our quest for lobby volunteers for Mary Poppins. Please remember that no matter when you volunteer you will not miss any part of the show. Please go to Sly Reply and sign up at http://www.slyreply.com/app/sheets/rbfb3uw34c3n/ Also, we will be asking families to donate either 24 individually wrapped or home baked snacks or 1 case of 24 bottles of water. Details will follow in the update next week. In addition, we are looking for one more Refreshment Coordinator and a parent interested in being “webmaster” for the RMHS/PSST Drama Club site. If interested, please contact either Karen or I directly.

I hope you are not getting bored with all of the Mary Poppins’ quotes but we have to say that ticket sales are SUPERCALIFRAGILISTICEXPIALIDOCIOUS! : ) 1174 tickets have been sold to date. Center Orchestra is just about sold out for all six shows. There are plenty of left and right orchestra seat available and balcony. Box office is open TONIGHT - October 20th 6-7 pm and November 1st 2-4 pm. The last date to place ticket orders in Mrs. Cunha's mailbox is Thursday October 22nd before 8pm. A Ticket Order Form is attached. Any questions on tickets, please feel free to email Karen directly.

There is a set build TONIGHT from 6-9pm, there is still plenty to do, so come by tonight if you can. Also, our last official Saturday Set Build is this Saturday, October 24th from 10-4p. All are welcome and no prior skills required, there is a job for you, and we guarantee it! Come be a part of the creation of this amazing set!

Who likes to iron?? We have blouses that need to look “practically perfect” (sorry, I couldn’t help it) in time for opening night! This ironing project can be done at home. Any questions and/or if you are able to help out please email Erline Trites at dogghamlet@verizon.net. Also, Mrs. Trites is looking for 2 parent volunteers for after the last show on Sunday Nov. 15th to help fold and pack the rental costumes, as they need to be returned immediately. If you are interested, please email either Karen or I.

Mr. MacDonald is still looking for a sideboard for the Cherry Tree Lane Parlor, preferably one that can be donated so we can put it on wheels and screw props onto it. We are in need of 2 matching twin comforters or something similar for the Nursery. (Time period appropriate-ish) Thank you!!

Drama Club Halloween Party, this Saturday, October 24th - The Drama Club Officers will be hosting the annual Halloween Party this Saturday Night October 24th from 7-10p at the D’Ambrosio Residence at 420 Franklin Street. This party is chaperoned by members of the PSST Board. The Officers have asked the classes bring the following: Freshmen- Your Supernatural Selves; Sophomores- Devilish Deserts; Juniors- Scary Snacks; SENYAHS- Deathly Drinks. We do ask that parents be mindful of the pickup time of 10p so that we can work on giving the D’Ambrosio’s their house back! Thank you!

SENIOR BIOS – Attention Senior Parents – As part of the slide show that will play in the lobby during all performances of Mary Poppins, Seniors have the opportunity to post a little information about themselves and their involvement in the Drama Club. The kids were given a hand out and instructions of what to include in their bios (a copy of which is attached). Senior Bios are due to Mrs. Laurie Doherty, our Slide Show Coordinator by Wednesday, October 28th. Your cast/crew member can email their bio to Mrs. Doherty directly at laudoherty@verizon.net

VIDEO ORDER FORMS: We are lucky to have the services of Joe Haungs of Cherished Moments Video and former PSST parent to record our shows. If you would like to purchase a DVD, please see the attached order form which should be mailed directly to Joe. Check out the early bird special if you order by October 31st!

· The Drama Club Broadway Trip (Trip dates, shows and deposit information will follow)
· *Dine out Fundraising Night in November (TBD)
· *The Festival of Trees – Saturday December 5th
*The Annual Dickens Faire - Saturday December 13th

As the show gets closer there maybe more than 1 correspondence a week, so as always, thanks for your patience and your involvement with the Drama Club. We hope to see you at the meeting tomorrow night!

Set Build on Tuesday

There is a set build tonight, Tuesday, Oct 20th, 6-9p - still lots to do before opening night! Also, the box office is open TONIGHT from 6p-7p. Get your tickets ASAP if you haven't done so already. Tickets are going FAST-Center Orchestra seats are sold out for all six shows!!

Upcoming Productions
Twelve Dancing Princesses

Fri Feb 3rd @ 7:30PM
Sat Feb 4th @ 7:30PM
Sun Feb 5th @ 2:30PM
1776 The Musical

Fri Mar 3rd @ 7:30PM
Sat Mar 4th @ 7:30PM
Sun Mar 5th @ 2:30PM
Taming of the Shrew

Fri May 5th @ 7:30PM
Sat May 6th @ 7:30PM
Sun May 7th @ 2:30PM