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Berks instructor to direct That’s Entertainment!

Penn State Berks Instructor in Speech Communication Carol Toomey will direct the Rainbow Theatre and the Miller Center for the Arts presentation of That’s Entertainment! Performances will take place at the Miller Center for the Arts, Reading Area Community College, on July 15–16, 2011 at 7 pm, and Sunday, July 17, at 3 pm. Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 at the door. They are also available online, in person, and by phone.

Celebrating the start of its twentieth year, Rainbow Theatre is a performing group for students, grades two through twelve, who have an interest in performing and learning about theatre production. A cast of 60 private, public, and home school students, ages 8 to 18, will perform this “musical trip down memory lane,” taking a look back at a century of music, dance, TV, and movies.

Rainbow Theatre was founded in 1992 by its director, Carol Toomey, who believes in the benefits children derive from performing before a live audience. While performing plays written specifically for them, students learn theatre as an alternative to other types of organized activity and as a motivational tool for all educational and cultural pursuits. Learning theatre concepts, cooperation, problem-solving skills, communication techniques, self-discipline, and self-esteem are some of the goals emphasized during these productions, in addition to “making memories” and having fun.

For show information, contact Carol Toomey at 610-777-0900 or via e-mail at rainbowact@aol.com. For tickets call the Miller Center box office at 610-607-6270 or visit www.racc.edu/millercenter.  

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