DUE TO LIKELY RAIN FORECAST,
THE FREE PERFORMANCE TODAY
WILL BE LOCATED INSIDE THE
DoubleTree HOTEL BALLROOM

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Genesius Theatre Presents
“In the Heights” a FREE Outdoor Encore Performance
Funded by a Grant from the Berks County Community Foundation
FREE Outdoor Performance September 18th @ 2:00PM
In the Courtyard behind the 600 Block of Penn Street

Genesius Theatre Presents
“A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum”
Performing October 7th thru 16th

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Genesius Theatre Presents
Disney & Cameron Mackintosh’s
“Mary Poppins the Broadway Musical”
Performing December 9th thru 18th

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Fecho Productions Presents
The Pennsylvania Dutch “A Christmas Carol” on the Rhoads Trolley
Performing November 25th thru December 23rd

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GENESIUS THEATRE PRESENTS,

“In the Heights” a FREE Outdoor Encore Performance

FUNDED BY A GRANT FROM THE BERKS COUNTY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

FREE Outdoor Performance: September 18TH @ 2:00 PM

DUE TO RAIN FORECAST,
THE FREE PERFORMANCE TODAY
WILL BE LOCATED INSIDE THE
DoubleTree HOTEL BALLROOM
701 Penn Street, Reading, PA 19601
PLEASE STILL BRING CHAIRS

CLICK ON ANY OF THESE ITEMS BELOW TO FIND OUT THAT INFORMATION.

RAIN FORECAST UPDATE

Due to the rain weather forecast for today, a decision has been made to move this outdoor event inside. Craig Poole, owner of the DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton, has graciously offered up their ballroom.

WHAT IS IN THE HEIGHTS?

IN THE HEIGHTS – THE LIGHT, SWEET & HOT, HOT, HOT LATIN & HIP-HOP MUSICAL COMEDY! Step into the super hot Tony Award-Winning musical featuring a fusion of music and dance from across Latin America made fresh with an urban New York vibe. In the Heights tells the universal story of a vibrant Manhattan neighborhood, on the brink of change, full of hopes, dreams and pressures where sometimes the biggest struggles can be deciding which traditions you take with you and which you leave behind. Take a trip to Washington Heights with GENESIUS where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open and the breeze carries the rhythm of life.

AUTHOR

Written by Lin Manuel Mirandez, who is also the author of the wildly popular “HAMILTON” now playing on Broadway.

RATED PG

The musical production is Rated PG, where some parental guidance may be suggested.

WHEN AND WHERE

IN THE HEIGHTS – a final outdoor encore performance will be held on Sunday September 18 at 2:00 p.m.   The event will be free of charge as the event has been paid for by a grant from the Berks County Community Foundation. Performing in the Ballroom of the DoubleTree Hotel Ballroom due to rain forecast. 701 Penn Street, Reading, PA 19601.

RUNTIME

Approximately 2 hours long, not including act breaks.

ARRIVE EARLY AND BRING YOUR OWN SEATING

The ballroom will not be open to the public until 1:15PM. It would be a good idea to arrive at this time to secure a good place to sit. NOTE: We will not be able to provide seats for everyone even tho the event has moved indoors. Please still plan to bring your own seating (lawn chairs, etc) if you plan to sit down.

PARKING

FREE Parking will be available at the REED and COURT parking garage.

CONCESSIONS

Craig Poole, owner of the DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton, has graciously donated their services of selling wine, beer, non-alcoholic beverages and food at the event.

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“A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum”

Performing October 7th thru 16th

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Disney & Cameron Mackintosh’s

“Mary Poppins the Broadway Musical”

Performing December 9th thru 18th

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Fecho Productions Presents

The Pennsylvania Dutch “A Christmas Carol” on the Rhoads Trolley

Performing November 25th thru December 23rd

Take a ride back in time as this delightful family interactive entertainment, with a PA Dutch twist, unfolds in and around charming West Reading. The audience boards the trolley at the Ridgewood Winery on Rt. 724 and is transported back in time to the streets of “Ye Olde West Reading Town”.

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Scrooge, himself, plays the surly emcee of this delightfully corny and wonderfully homespun treatment of the Charles Dickens’ classic. With a heart locked up tighter than a cash box, Scrooge, encounters the visits of three spirits at various West Reading businesses, for the chance to open up his heart and relish in the joys of his fellow man. Children and adults will love it, giggling between the comedy and the dramatic twists, as they also get a mini-tour of West Reading.

The Trolley departs from the Winery to West Reading, with Ebenezer Scrooge and the Crathchit’s in tow, as they begin to spin the time-honored tale for the trolley audience. When the trolley gets to West Reading the entertainment will be in full swing and it will make several stops at various West Reading businesses to meet other characters and further the storyline. As old Scrooge begins to find some faith in his fellow man and is reminded what a blessing his life is, the trolley winds its way back to the Ridgewood Winery as the audience sings Christmas carols. When the audience returns to the winery, they are welcome to purchase wines to take home.

The Trolley Event is the brainchild of producer L J Fecho of Fecho Productions and Artistic Director of Genesius Theatre. Fecho adapted the script from the book by Charles Dickens. The interactive show has a cast of 8 actors, who play multiple roles and even audience members are called upon to portray various characters.

After a totally SOLD-OUT run during the 2014 and 2015 Holiday Season, “The Pennsylvania Dutch CHRISTMAS CAROL”, aboard the old fashioned Rhoads Christmas Trolley, will, once again this December, grace the Holiday Glow of this effervescent Avenue in West Reading. Last year’s event was so successful that it sold-out a week before the Trolley started and ten more performances were added. This year, Fecho Productions is set to present a-whopping thirty performances of this very special family friendly holiday event!

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