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: 11/19/2014

Enjoying your time off from Urinetown? Wasn't it fabulous! Thank you so much to the parents who came out to help in our lobby and backstage the past two weekends. You were a pleasure to work with! Special thanks to our coordinators – we couldn’t do it without you! Urinetown was a complete success with cast, crew, directors, and parents all working together to achieve a phenomenal show! It takes a village!

And speaking of village, Dickens Craft Fair will be held on Saturday, December 13th from 10am-3pm. We are in need of volunteers for Friday afternoon set up, Saturday morning help, shifts throughout the day, and clean up. Please stay tuned for more information in the coming weeks.

In case you are feeling a little blue or a little lost with a sudden lack of Drama in your life, our Portland Pie fundraiser continues through the end of the month. Why not get a group together to support the drama program! And don’t forget your coupon!

Did you get your copy of Urinetown: The Musical? Joe Haungs is still taking orders until the end of the week. The DVDs make great holiday gifts for your favorite actor or techie! The order form is attached.

Town Meeting Help:
In the never ending town meeting, we are looking for help again to oversee the table and to bake. We are looking for someone for the table Thursday, November 20th from 6:30-8:15pm and Monday, November 24th from 7:15-8:15. We will also need 2 bakers for each night. Please email Laurie at laudoherty@verizon.net if you are able to help.

From Mrs Cunha:
Auditions are all this week and all students who plan to participate MUST complete their family ID registration BEFORE AUDITIONS OR TECH INTERVIEWS. All students need to register. For those already on Family ID (sports, drama, band) - all you need to do is add Winter Drama and choose Tech or Cast. Family ID doesn't collect the User Fee money. Payment for that is due by December 12th and will only happen once the cast and tech lists are posted.

Festival of Trees:
PSST sponsors a tree in the Festival of Trees on Saturday and Sunday, December 6 & 7th with set up on Friday, December 5th. Whitney Perkins has graciously agreed to share her decorating talents again this year. She is looking for someone to take it over next year, since her daughter will be graduating at the end of this year. If you are interested, please email us and we’ll pass your information along to Whitney. This only time involved is planning the tree and set up on the Friday night before the Festival – a great way to get your feet wet and learn the job from the person doing it now.

Choral Program:
Please support the Choral Program by using SCRIP for ordering gift cards for all of your holiday, birthday, etc. needs using the VOICE Enrollment Code: E75175D7355L7 at Scrip.com. Orders are due by December 13th for holiday delivery. See the attached for more info. Chorus is also hosting a Karaoke night this Friday, 11/21 from 7-9pm in the RMHS cafeteria. Let out your inner diva!

Upcoming Dates:
11/21 – Second Broadway payment of $100 is due.
11/ 21 – Karaoke Fundraiser for the Choral Programs – 7-9pm RMHS Cafeteria
12/3 – PSST General Meeting 7pm
12/4 – Informal Recital – 3pm
12/6 & 7 – Festival of the Trees @ Parker Middle School
12/12 – User Fees due
12/12 – Improvosaurus - 7pm
Saturday, 12/13 – Dickens Craft Fair – 10am – 3pm
Thursday, 12/18 – Winter Songfest – 7pm

Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy your time with your family!


PSST Update: 11/4/2014

We are so excited that Show Week is here! Please be flexible with the schedule as this is the week where all last minute kinks are ironed out. We appreciate your patience. Also please be advised that Wednesday night’s dress rehearsal is the only time when parents will be allowed to take pictures.

Senior Bios:

Would you please remind your senior sons and daughters that senior bios are now past due. If your child wants to write anything about their experiences with RMHS Drama, please email the bio ASAP to Mrs. Doherty at laudoherty@verizon.net, as she is putting the finishing touches on the slide show that will run on the TV monitors on Main Street during all the performances. Bios will be accepted until Wednesday night.

S.O.S!!!!!! WE NEED YOUR HELP!!!!
Volunteering for Urinetown: the Musical:

There are still many spots available in the lobby during the performances of Urinetown. You will still get to see the show if you volunteer. Please contact Gina Fiore, ginafiore@comcast.net or Lisa O’Brien, lobrien20@comcast.net if you can help. The lobby runs much smoother with lots of help. Thanks so much to those who have already volunteered.

Raffles:

We are still looking for raffle baskets. If you would be willing to put together a basket for Urinetown, please contact Julie at jahtalbot@gmail.com or MaryBridget 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. Baskets do not have to be “Urinetown” themed.

Refreshments:

Cast and crew member are required to 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.

Please bring the items to the Refreshments Table on Friday November 7, opening night, when your child is dropped off for the show.

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

Box Office Hours:

The Box Office will be open from 5-7pm on Wednesday and Thursday this week and 90 minutes prior to each show.

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.

Needed! Helpers to oversee the Town Meeting Refreshment Table:

Town Meeting is scheduled for Nov. 10, 13, 17 and 20. PSST/Drama Club provides pizza slices, water and baked goods as a service to our Town Meeting Members. We have people willing to bake, but are looking for helpers to come sit at the table from about 6:45 to 8:15 or 8:30 on the dates listed above. This is a very easy job -- and a nice way to help out PSST. We very lucky to have this "gig" since it helps us publicize the show, and it makes us some money! We don't "sell" anything, instead we ask for a donation. Please let Laurie or Lisa know if you can help us on the nights mentioned above.

And finally, Dine-out Nights:

Portland Pie will give back 10% to the Drama Club for each voucher during the entire month of November. You must present a voucher for us to get credit for your order.

Also Chili’s will give 10% to the Choral Arts program for each order given with a voucher for November 6, 7, and 8th. Dine-out nights for both shows this weekend will be at Chili’s. Vouchers for both dine-outs are attached.


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