Reading Civic Theatre

    RCT will continue holding fund raising events over the next several months. The first event, held at Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizzeria, was a success as everyone who attended had a great time enjoying the food and the karaoke singing.  RCT thanks everyone who attended this event. 


    The next event will be held on June 2, 2018 –  RCT’s annual chicken BBQ fund raiser .  We have a new location at the Walgreens Pharmacy at Rte 222 and Museum Road in Shillington, PA. The  chicken dinners will be available at 11:00 AM and continue until 2:00 PM or the food runs out. Tickets will be sent to members with the April issue of Vocalines.   If you are in the area on that Saturday please stop in and purchase your Saturday lunch or dinner.


    Reading Civic Theatre is also pleased to announce we have secured the rights for the following shows to be part of our 2018 season:

    “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” will be performed on September 21 through the 23 rd at the Abraham Lincoln Hotel.  Auditions for this show will be held at the RCT Hall on Monday April 30 th through May 2, 2018 .  Please see the AUDITIONS tab for further details.


    Here is a synopsis of the show:

    Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2018 and one of the most enduring shows of all time, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is a reimagining of the Biblical story of Joseph, his father Jacob, eleven brothers and the coat of many colors.
    Told entirely through song with the help of a main character, the Narrator, the musical follows Jacob’s favorite son, Joseph. After being sold into slavery by his brothers, he ingratiates himself with Egyptian noble Potiphar, but ends up in jail after refusing the amorous advances of Potiphar’s wife. While imprisoned, Joseph discovers his ability to interpret dreams, and he soon finds himself in front of the mighty but troubled, Elvis-inspired, Pharaoh. Joseph’s solution to Egypt’s famine elevates him to Pharaoh’s right-hand man and reunites him with his family.


    The second show of the season will be  “Annie” and will be performed on December 14 through the 16 th at the Miller Center for the Performing Arts at RACC.  


    On going fundraisers include :
    – Did you hear that some of Broadway’s biggest shows are coming to the Santander Performing Arts Center in Reading, PA? We can save you money on your ticket purchase! Use the link on the right hand side of the page – SPAC Fund Raiser for RCT – and for each of these shows, you will save on the costly per-ticket convenience fees found online and a portion of all tickets purchased will go back to support the work of Reading Civic Theatre. Shows available include Catapult, Cirque Dreams Holidaze, A Charlie Brown Christmas, The Russian Grand Ballet Presents The Nutcracker, The Wizard of Oz, Jersey Boys and Rent! Please enjoy these shows at the SPAC and purchase your tickets through the web site on the right to provide a portion of your ticket cost to RCT. Thank You in advance.


    – RCT has created a GO FUND ME page to help offset the production costs for all of our upcoming shows. To help RCT meet the expenses associated with our shows please click the link on the right hand side of this page to donate to our cause. Thank you in advance for your generosity and continued support of the Arts in Reading.


    Please look at the CURRENT SHOW tab for information on RCT’s 2018 events.


    Please see the Community tab under ABOUT US for the upcoming show schedule for members and local theatre groups.

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    Reading Civic Theatre
    PO Box 186 - 126 N. 10th Street,
    Reading, PA 19603
    (610) 375-7482
Reading Civic Theatre