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.
If you are looking for information on the upcoming performance of ImprovBoston on April 14th at 7:30 p.m., visit our Special Events page.
Recent News
PSST Update: 10/22/2014

Shocktoberfest, our Student-run Drama Club fundraiser, takes place this Friday, October 24th from 6:30-8:30pm. Cost is $5 per tour and $3 for additional tours. This is not suitable for young children. A strobe light will be used. There will also be children’s activities on Main Street for those not wishing to tour.

Volunteering for Urinetown: the Musical:
There are still spots available in the lobby during the performances of Urinetown. We need help ushering, raffles, and selling refreshments, flowers and grams, as well as chaperoning backstage. Please contact Gina Fiore, ginafiore@comcast.net or Lisa O’Brien, lobrien20@comcast.net if you can help.

Refreshments:
Your involvement in the show requires that each cast and crew member donate either 18 to 24 individually wrapped snacks, or a case of water. The snack items can be either home baked or store bought. If your last name is, A-L, please bring a snack. If your last name is, M-Z, please bring a case of 24 water bottles/16.9oz.

If the items are home baked, please individually wrap each item with its own label which specifies the name of the item with ingredients, for example, "Oatmeal Cookie", contains nuts, peanut butter, eggs, & milk. For items with Ingredients that require specific mention of nuts, peanut butter, eggs, milk, strawberries, citrus products and wheat, please provide us with a printed copy of your baked list of ingredients which we will keep in a binder. It is a Board of Health regulation.

Store bought items do not have to be labeled by you, as long as prepackaging lists the ingredients. We are finding that the best sellers are: Swedish Fish, Starburst, Sour Patch, M&M's, Snickers, Kit-Kat, Gummies, Goldfish, & Cheez-Its. Granola bars, energy bars, and Nutri-Grain bars. Chip items do not seem to be good sellers. Each item sells for $1, so please keep this in mind when considering the size of the item.

Please bring the items at the Refreshments Table on Friday November 7, opening night, when the student is dropped off for the show. This will help us to allocate the snacks for each of the performances.

We thank you once again for your effort and generosity!

Refreshment Coordinators:
Joan Clark tomandjoan4@verizon.net 781-944-7813
Sue Casalinuovo mcasalin@verizon.net 781-602-0716
Ann Baynes bobbaynes@verizon.net 781-942-1449

Raffles:
It is that time of year when we ask you for raffle baskets. If you are flush with ideas and would be willing to put together a basket for Urinetown please contact Julie at jahtalbot@gmail.com or Mary Bridget at marybridget.murray@gmail.com. There are six shows so we need a lot of baskets. Families often go in on a basket together to defray the cost. If you have any questions please let us know. Thank you!

Costumes:
For the cast of Urinetown, please continue checking with Wardrobe or on the RMHS Drama Club Facebook page for information about costume fittings. For parents, if there is anyone who wants to help with sewing or ironing, please come to set build on Saturday or email Laurie @ laudoherty@verizon.net. There may be projects that you can do at home, as well as at set build.

Ticket Orders:
Keep those orders coming!! The updated ticket order form is attached or get your tickets at www.ticketstage.com. Box Office dates begin on Oct. 25th from 9-10am and 12-1pm. Dates are detailed on the attached form.

Fundraising:
Capture the Flag has kicked off! Show your spirit and win cool prizes!! See attached flyer.

Set Builds:
Every student has to give 4 hours working at set build. If your student has not completed his/her hours, there are only a few times left.

· Tuesday night 6 - 9 pm: 10/28
· Saturday from 10am – 4pm: 10/25
· Sunday from 10am-4pm: 11/2 for parents and CORE Construction Crew ONLY

Upcoming:
· Broadway Trip Deposit due (please note the date change from the original drama calendar)
· Shocktoberfest – Friday, October 24th 6:30-8:30pm
· Drama Club Halloween Party – Saturday, October 25th7-10pm @ the Benjamin Home -
105 Colonial Drive

Things to Bring:
o Freshmen – your spooky selves
o Sophomores - dreadful drinks
o Juniors – astonishing appetizers
o Seniors – darling desserts


PSST Update: 10/15/2014

A huge THANK YOU to the Benjamin Family for offering to host our Drama Club Halloween Party on next Saturday night, October 25th for the students.

Here is the news for the week:
The Directors are looking for a wooden rolling chair (no family heirlooms) to use in Urinetown. Please let us know if you have a chair available.

Remaining Set Builds:
Tuesday nights 6 - 9 p.m.:10/21, 10/28, 11/4
Saturdays, 10 - 4: 10/18 (12 noon - 4 because of PSATs), 10/25, 11/1

Sat the 18th is set assembly day at noon after PSATs. If you've been thinking about joining in the fun, this would be a particularly good day to do it. We need everyone!

Capture the Flag:
Drama flags were introduced as a way to build spirit during show time and raise funds for PSST. We have some left to sell! Capture the Flag is a fun new way to show your Drama Club Spirit. Our official kick off for is just around the corner (Monday 10/20). Don't miss out on this exciting event which offers our families the opportunity to display your RMHS Drama Spirit and chance to win exciting prizes! Please see the attached flyer if you are interested. Let your Flags Fly!

Ticket Order Forms:
I have also attached a ticket form if you would like to order your tickets. Box Office dates begin on Oct. 25th from 9-10am and 12-1pm. Dates are detailed on the attached form.

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 copy, please see the attached order form which should be mailed directly to Joe.


Upcoming Productions
Urinetown

Fri Nov 7th @ 7:30PM
Sat Nov 8th @ 7:30PM
Sun Nov 9th @ 3:00PM
Fri Nov 14th @ 7:30PM
Sat Nov 15th @ 7:30PM
Sun Nov 16th @ 3:00PM
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