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 1.28.15

We hope you have all weathered the storm! Thank you so much to the Lukens Family for hosting the Winter Drama Club Party. I think it is safe to say that a good time was had by all!

We’re coming upon show week, so there is a lot of news for this week:

From Mrs. Cunha:
Families and students are encouraged to check social media, edline, and the drama room call board for expected changes to schedules this week for Fools and Antigone. We ask for continued patience in schedule changes as we gear up to put on Fools!

Set Builds this week:
- Wednesday, 1/28 (tonight),5 - 9 p.m. – lots of help is needed!
- Saturday, 1/31 12 - 6 p.m. (please eat lunch BEFORE you come to Set Build! No lunch will be served.) We especially need painting help for Fools. Please give whatever time you can. You do not need to have a child in this show to participate!

- Tuesday, 1/27 – 6-9pm

Volunteering:
Fools needs YOU in the lobby! If you are able to help in the areas of tickets, refreshments, raffles, ushering, or fundraising table, please sign up today at: www.slyreply.com/app/sheets/rm36asf15ugy/?action=new_sheet. Again, you don’t need to have a child in this show to volunteer. Please sign up today.

Refreshments for Fools:
I think most of you know the drill at this point -- for Black Comedy, the entire cast and crew are expected to bring in food (either home-baked or bought). 18 items that would sell for a $1.00 each.

If your last name begins with, A-G, please bring a case of 24 water bottles/16.9oz., and H-Z, please bring snacks.

Suggestions for what sells best, and labeling instructions are enclosed in the attached flyer. Since the cast is smaller than the fall show, we are hoping that everyone will rally to help out with refreshments.

FoolsRaffles:
We are looking for raffle baskets/prizes for Fools. If you are able to donate, please contact Mary Bridget Murray at marybridget.murray@gmail.com or Julie Talbot at jahtalbot@gmail.com. Families can go in together or go it alone. It can anything from a gift card to a themed basket. No pressure!! Thank You in advance!!

Fools Ticket Sales:
Tickets for Fools are now available through www.ticketstage.com or by order form. Ticket prices are $15 for adults and $10 for students/seniors. I have attached a ticket order to this email. You can put it with your payment in an envelope, and then in the locked mail box located right next to Mrs. Cunha's office door; attend box office hours listed on the form; or order through www.ticketstage.com. Antigone ticket forms are also available.

**Important change in seating for winter shows - Reserved Seats are located in Center Orchestra only. General Admission is located in Left and Right Orchestra and Balcony.

From Our Fundraising Department:
We are in need of parent volunteers to help us with soliciting local businesses to participate in our upcoming fundraiser for Antigone. We are fortunate to already have three businesses on board, but our goal is to have another twelve businesses participate. For more information on the fundraiser and to volunteer, please contact us at kkmungenast@verizon.net. Thank you! We look forward to volunteering with you.

Dine for a Cause, February 11, Mandarin Reading:
Come to Mandarin in Reading any time on February 11th for dine in or take out! Support Reading Drama while enjoying a meal that you don't have to cook yourself. Download coupon here

DVD:
Here is a two-for-one special for the Winter Shows – two shows 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
This is a purely social event (not a fundraiser!) for parents. Your invitation will be coming along in a couple weeks. Just wanted you to save the date. We start at one house for Appetizers, then smaller groups of 8 or 10 progress to 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 3 or so more "dinner houses,” an appetizer house and a dessert house. If you'd like to volunteer, please let me or Lisa know. All you have to do is open your front door, the dinner is prepared by a caterer.

Student Info:
Drama Club Meeting: DRAMA MEETING/ FUDGE pick up will be afterschool from 2:30-3:00 tomorrow 1/29.

SAVE THE DATE:
· February 6,7,8 – Fools at RMHS PAC
· February 11 – Dine out at the Mandarin for RMHS Drama – coupon coming!
· February 27th– Indoor Mini Golf – at RMHS hosted by the RMHS Choral Program to benefit a number of clubs/sports programs within the school. If you have a business and would like to sponsor a hole or donate a raffle prize, please contact Karen Mungenast at kkmungenast@verizon.net.
· March 6,7,8 – Antigone at RMHS PAC
· March 12,13,14 – Parker Middle School Musical
· 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 1.21.15

We hope that all students have a successful and stress free exam week. Here’s the PSST/Drama information for the week (it’s jam-packed, so read to the end please!):

The upcoming Set Build Schedule is as follows:
Sat. 1/24 – 10am – 4pm – Super-duper important – all hands on deck!!
Tuesday, 1/27 – 6-9pm
Sat. 1/31 – 12 – 6pm – Last set build before the show! – no lunch served

Please give whatever time you can so our show will have the beautiful sets we have become accustomed to.

From the Wardrobe Department:
Mrs. Trites is looking for some sewing help. If you are able to help, please come to set build on Saturday. There is work to be done at the school, as well as projects that you may be able to take home. If you are unable to make it Saturday but still want to help, please let us know so we can make other arrangements for you.

Volunteering:
Fools needs YOU in the lobby! If you are able to help in the areas of tickets, refreshments, raffles, ushering, or fundraising table, please sign up today at: www.slyreply.com/app/sheets/rm36asf15ugy/?action=new_sheet
Please note: Your child doesn’t have to be in the show for you to volunteer.

Fools Ticket Sales:
Tickets for Fools are now available through www.ticketstage.com or by order form. Ticket prices are $15 for adults and $10 for students/seniors. I have attached a ticket order to this email. You can put it with your payment in an envelope, and then in the locked mail box located right next to Mrs. Cunha's office door; attend box office hours listed on the form; or order through www.ticketstage.com. Antigone ticket forms are also available.
Important change in seating for winter shows - Reserved Seats are located in Center Orchestra only. General Admission is located in Left and Right Orchestra and Balcony.

FoolsRaffles:
We are looking for raffle baskets/prizes for Fools. If you are able to donate, please contact Mary Bridget Murray at marybridget.murray@gmail.com or Julie Talbot at jahtalbot@gmail.com. Families can go in together or go it alone. It can anything from a gift card to a themed basket. No pressure!! Thank You in advance!!

From Our Fundraising Department:
We are in need of parent volunteers to help us with soliciting local businesses to participate in our upcoming fundraiser for Antigone. We are fortunate to already have three businesses on board, but our goal is to have another twelve businesses participate. For more information on the fundraiser and to volunteer, please contact us at kkmungenast@verizon.net. Thank you! We look forward to volunteering with you.

Student Info:
Drama Club Meeting: The next Drama Club meeting will be Tuesday, January 27th. Students will pick up two boxes of fudge to sell for our winter show fundraiser. Details will follow.

Winter Season Student Party – The Winter Party will be Friday, January 23rdat The Lukens Home at 149 Eastway from 7-10pm. Students should bring the following:

· Freshmen – appetizers
· Sophomores – desserts
· Juniors – cold drinks
· Seniors – yourselves

SAVE THE DATE:
· January 19 – MLK Day Celebration – at RMHS PAC 9:30-11:30am - special guests at our Celebration, include Shari and Deena Zakim, the daughters of Leonard Zakim! Also visiting briefly will be State Senator Jason Lewis.
· February 6,7,8 – Fools at RMHS PAC
· February 12 – Dine out at the Mandarin for RMHS Drama
· February 27th– Indoor Mini Golf – at RMHS hosted by the RMHS Choral Program to benefit a number of clubs/sports programs within the school. If you have a business and would like to sponsor a hole, please contact Karen Mungenast at kkmungenast@verizon.net.
· March 6,7,8 – Antigone at RMHS PAC
· March 12,13,14 – Parker Middle School Musical
· March 28th – PSST Progressive Dinner – Current and alumni parents join together for a fun evening. The night consists of appetizers with everyone at one home, a catered dinner split over several homes, and dessert with everyone back at one home. A per person fee is charged for the catered meal. Details will follow, but in the meantime, if you would be interested in hosting, please let us know.
· 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!

Finally, please come and support Coolidge Drama this weekend! Remember -- they are all RMHS Drama students-to-be in what promises to be a really great show.


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