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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RCT SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT !!!!!     RCT will hold auditions for our December show – “Legally Blonde – The Musical” on June 11, 12, 13 at theRCT Hall at 126 N. 10 th Street, Reading.   There will be a perusal on June 6 th at the RCT Hall starting at 7:00 PM.  Please see the AUDITIONS Tab for details on character descriptions, show synopsis  and specific times for auditions. 

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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 :

  • RCT SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT  –   RCT is extremely excited to announce that Reading Civic Theatre with the gracious support of  The  Shuman Development Group  will present   “An Afternoon of Broadway”!!!!!!

           An hour long benefit concert and fundraiser for Reading Civic Theater will be held on Sunday, June 2nd, at 2:00 PM featuring nine top vocalists from the Berks County area! Come listen to these beautiful voices soar in the newly restored George Baer Hall at Sixth and Cherry! ( formerly the Hopewell Mennonite Church ) . Picture below!!!!  They will perform selected Broadway songs to help raise money for Reading Civic Theater while providing the opportunity to witness the amazing restoration and beauty of this newly renovated church. A free will donation to benefit RCT will take place at the end of the concert. Please support RCT and our 100 plus year old theatrical organization! Hoping to see many members come out and support this RCT event and opportunity! 

    Here is a list of our amazing vocalists performing that afternoon: 

        Jarrod Miller and Katelyn Miller 

         Angela DeAngelo-Erkert

         Brandon Kegerize

         Pete Bourey

         Amanda Delbo Mrenna

          Deanna Reuben

          Barry Ciabattoni 

          Maria Damore 

          Jason Denlinger 

    Thank you in advance for your support!   RCT Board of Directors

  • RCT will hold a Chicken BBQ sale on Saturday June 8 th at Walgreen’s at the corner of Museum Road and Rt 222 in Shillington.  The sale will run from 11:00 AM till approximately 2:00 PM or until the food is gone. Price is $9.00 per meal, which includes a half chicken, baked potato, corn on the cob and roll.

  • RCT will participate at the Arts on the Avenue street fair on Saturday June 15, 2019 from 11:00 AM till 6:00 PM on Penn Ave in West Reading.  This event is rain or shine.  RCT will join other GRACT  ( Greater Reading Alliance of Community Theatres)  members to display and distribute literature about our non-profit theatre organizations and our upcoming show season.

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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