Reading Civic Theatre

2018 Fall Show Announcement

RCT will continue holding fund raising events over the next several months. Please see the tab under FUNDRAISERS on the newly announced Applebee’s Breakfast fundraiser on Saturday August 25, 2018.

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 21st through the 23rd at the Abraham Lincoln Hotel. Tickets will go on sale starting on Sunday July 1, 2018.


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.


To see the cast list for this show please select the drop down under the CURRENT SHOW tab.

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.  

Leapin’ Lizards!

Based on the popular comic strip by Harold Gray, Annie, the winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical, features some of the greatest musical theatre hits ever written, including “Tomorrow.” It is the perfect holiday family friendly musical!

With her positive, spunky and contagious personality and attitude, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts despite a rough start in 1930s New York City. She is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City orphanage that is run by the single, cruel, and embittered Miss Hannigan. With the help of the other girls in the orphanage, Annie escapes to the wondrous and exciting world of NYC. In adventure after fun-filled adventure, Annie ruins Miss Hannigan’s evil plot and even befriends President Franklin Delano Roosevelt! She finds a new home and family in billionaire, Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell and a lovable mutt named Sandy!


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The audition schedule for “Annie” has changed . Tuesday October 2 and Wednesday October 3, have been switched. Please see the Audition for Annie Tab under the Audition Header at the top of the page.

!!!***!!!! ——— RCT will hold a perusal on Thursday September 27, 2018 at 6:30 PM at the RCT Hall. RCT will go over the music for “ANNIE” in preparation for the auditions the following week. Please see the drop down – AUDITION ANNOUNCEMENT FOR ANNIE under the AUDITIION TAB for a character breakdown !!!***!!! —————


**********  The Audition songs for the Annie auditions have been selected and are listed on the AUDITION ANNOUNCEMENT FOR ANNIE under the AUDITION tab.  ******************


RCT is pleased to announce that we have 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.


– 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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