FREE Memphis Outdoor Performance

Sunday, September 16th, 2018

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Fun Home

Auditions were held, & the show has been cast

Performing October 12 thru 21 2018

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Disney's Beauty and the Beast

Auditions were held, & the show has been cast

Performing December 7 thru 16 2018

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    Genesius Theatre Reading

    Thank you to the hundreds of guests who attended MEMPHIS THE MUSICAL, which was part of our free outdoor performance series seeing it’s 4th year in a row! After a totally SOLD OUT RUN this past August, Memphis was BACK and free to the public. Hundreds sat back, relaxed and enjoyed this wonderful musical in the Courtyard, behind the building at 6th and Penn - between Penn and Court Streets and 6th Street and the Railroad tracks. MEMPHIS was all made possible by a special grant from the Berks Arts Fund of Berks County Community Foundation! The musical was presented with a live 10-piece orchestra, full cast, sound, costumes and set pieces. Based on the feedback from our audience, it was truly a breathtaking experience!

    For information on upcoming performances, visit:
    www.GenesiusDifference.org
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    2 days ago

    Genesius Theatre Reading

    Thank you to the hundreds of guests who attended MEMPHIS THE MUSICAL, which was part of our free outdoor performance series seeing it’s 4th year in a row! After a totally SOLD OUT RUN this past August, Memphis was BACK and free to the public. Hundreds sat back, relaxed and enjoyed this wonderful musical in the Courtyard, behind the building at 6th and Penn - between Penn and Court Streets and 6th Street and the Railroad tracks. MEMPHIS was all made possible by a special grant from the Berks Arts Fund of Berks County Community Foundation! The musical was presented with a live 10-piece orchestra, full cast, sound, costumes and set pieces. Based on the feedback from our audience, it was truly a breathtaking experience! ...

    2 days ago

    Genesius Theatre Reading

    Opens October 12th at Genesius Theatre Reading!

    When her father dies unexpectedly, graphic novelist Alison dives deep into her past to tell the story of the volatile, brilliant, one-of-a-kind man whose temperament and secrets defined her family and her life. Moving between past and present, Alison relives her unique childhood playing at the family's Bechdel Funeral Home, her growing understanding of her own sexuality, and the looming, unanswerable questions about her father's hidden desires. Fun Home is a refreshingly honest, wholly original musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes. WINNER! Tony Awards - Best Musical, Best Score, Best Book of a Musical! WINNER! Best Musical - New York Drama Critics' Circle Award, Obie Award, Lucille Lortel Award, Outer Critics Circle Award, Off-Broadway Alliance Award.

    For more information, visit www.GenesiusDifference.org/funhometix
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    2 days ago

    Genesius Theatre Reading

    Opens October 12th at Genesius Theatre Reading!

    When her father dies unexpectedly, graphic novelist Alison dives deep into her past to tell the story of the volatile, brilliant, one-of-a-kind man whose temperament and secrets defined her family and her life. Moving between past and present, Alison relives her unique childhood playing at the family's Bechdel Funeral Home, her growing understanding of her own sexuality, and the looming, unanswerable questions about her father's hidden desires. Fun Home is a refreshingly honest, wholly original musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes. WINNER! Tony Awards - Best Musical, Best Score, Best Book of a Musical! WINNER! Best Musical - New York Drama Critics' Circle Award, Obie Award, Lucille Lortel Award, Outer Critics Circle Award, Off-Broadway Alliance Award.

    For more information, visit www.GenesiusDifference.org/funhometix
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    FOUR QUESTIONS WITH: Apollo Loose as Mr. Collins and Mr. Simmons

    What interests you about playing your character?
    As a protagonist in varying degrees, it is hard to be the bad guy all the time. In the first scene, as Mr. Collins (store owner) – I drop the n-word twice, which is something that’s no longer acceptable to say. But in my grandparents’ generation, that was just the world they lived in. Racial dialogue has come so far, yet this show also proves there is still a long way to go. The majority of my time on stage is as Mr. Simmons (radio station owner), and he sees the dollar signs. I think he knows rock-n-roll is more than a fad, and there is money to be made. Lastly, the nameless and violent racists ... these are not traits representative of all white people, but there were enough of them around to play a role in the show.

    What has playing your character taught you about yourself?
    Mr. Simmons is not a bad guy, but I don’t think he taught me much about myself. His role in the show probably has more to do with opening the doors for Huey and Felecia.

    What's your favorite line from the show?
    Mr. Simmons gets the new ratings, and his response is priceless. No spoilers, you have to come see it for yourself.

    What do you think will surprise people about this show?
    Genesius Theatre brings legitimate Broadway productions to Berks County. This show puts so much song, dance, and scenery into such a tiny space. No other venue in the area has that special ability to WOW the audience, time and time again. I love being a part of this wonderful experience whenever I take the stage.

    Come learn more about Messrs. Collins and Simmons (and Apollo) when Genesius Theatre presents "MEMPHIS"
    FINAL ENCORE
    FREE OUTDOOR PERFORMANCE
    Sunday, September 16th at 2PM.
    Info: www.GenesiusDifference.org/freememphis
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    Genesius Theatre presents "MEMPHIS"
    FINAL ENCORE
    FREE OUTDOOR PERFORMANCE
    Sunday, September 16th at 2PM.
    Info: www.GenesiusDifference.org/freememphis
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