Reading Civic Theatre

2019 Show Announcement

Reading Civic Theatre welcomes everyone to 2019.  Happy New Year to everyone. 

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As we begin the new year, we have a few questions for you…. Are you itching to perform a BERKS COUNTY PREMIERE?! Would you love to perform in a large, several hundred seat theatre?! Lastly, are you a disco lover?!

As we begin the new year, Reading Civic Theatre would like to remind everyone that we will be performing a smash hit production of a newly released, Tony nominated Broadway musical, this September! Due to contractual restrictions, we cannot release the name of the show, but suffice it to say the story and the upbeat music is a favorite of more than just the theatre community! Audition information will be forthcoming! Check out our Auditions Tab in teh Spring for more information. 

*Please be aware that any public discussion about the show in any form is strictly prohibited. Thank you for abiding by the guidelines/contractual restrictions.*

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THEATRE TRAINING CLASSES TO BE HELD…….

Angela DeAngelo-Erkert is an actress with years of professional, performance experience. She received a bachelor of arts degree, from Muhlenberg College, where she studied theatre and dance. She also loves to choreograph and does private acting and dance lessons, as well. She is eager to run a 6 week theatre/dance intensive to share her performance knowledge with upcoming, future artists. The 6 week course is structured in a way that would alternate between theatre knowledge courses and learning dance routines. Is it important for kids, of all ages, to understand acting fundamentals, have a knowledge of audition standards, know how to act a song, learn how to take risks and think quickly on your feet, as well as to learn a dance routine in a quick amount of time. Each course will be an hour long and will be held Sunday afternoons from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm.

The information on dates, price and courses are as follows:

March 3rd- Audition prep
March 10th- “You can’t Stop the Beat” from Hairspray- choreography
March 17th- Acting 101
March 24th- “We go Together” from Grease- choreography
March 31st – Acting the song
April 7th- Improvisation

Class Price Info: If you pay for all 6 weeks you get a discount! If you take all 6 courses, you only pay $100! Otherwise, each individual class is $20 per student.

Classes will be open to kids ages 8-18. Some classes will require you to prepare and/or bring materials to the course. Please be aware that the courses will ONLY run if there’s a minimum of 10 students per class. If you intend on doing the package with all 6 classes, the deadline to sign up, and to pay for the classes, is the 17th of February. If you’d like to choose which weeks the student will be attending, the sign up, and pay due date, is one week prior to the class date.

Reading Civic Theatre is also offering an ADULT mini-camp session!! If you are 18 years of age, and older, and have a yearning to dive deeper into theatrical knowledge, come out and have fun with Angela.! The three camp sessions include: Acting 101, Audition Prep and improvisation! The classes will be held three consecutive weeks, from 3:30-4:30 pm on March 10th, 17th, and 24th! Pricing structure is $20 per course or all three for only $50!!! Sign-ups, along with payments, are due by February 24th for all three courses. Or one week in advance for any individual courses. We hope to see you there!!!

Contact Angela DeAngelo-Erkert either via text at 610-451-9523 or email a.deangeloerkert@gmail.com. Checks should be made payable to Reading Civic Theatre and should be sent to PO BOX 186 Reading, PA 19603.

Please note that all income from these classes go to support the operation of Reading Civic Theatre.
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RCT is pleased to announce their 10th Annual Gala at the Doubletree Hotel on Saturday February 16, 2019.   For more information please see the FUNDRAISER tab.  Tickets can be purchases using the following form: 

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Please note that the mailing address and phone number on the form have been changed to the following:
Roger/Karen Levesque at 1049 Victory Circle, Reading PA 19605 or call 610-372-5325.

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RCT has made arrangements with two different shopping networks to generate money toward support of the organization. If you use Amazon to buy products please use the link at the right hand side of the page. If you prefer a different shopping network please use the second link on the right hand side of the page OR try both out and use the one you like. Any purchase through either site will generate a portion of the purchase price to RCT. Thanks for using these shopping sites to support RCT.

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 Straight No Chaser, Elf the Musical, Cirque Dreams Holidaze, Evita, Rodger’s and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Rock of Ages and others! 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.

Please look at the CURRENT SHOW tab for updated information about our 2019 show season.

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

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