Genesius Theatre is a performance venue that specializes in musical theatre with professional live orchestras. Genesius performs 10 productions annually, 3 of which feature kids / teens exclusively. The theatre also doubles as a learning center offering summer theatre classes annually. Genesius offers state of the art lighting and modern effects. You will feel immersed in their up-close atmosphere of the performances; the true “Genesius Difference”.
As a 501C3 Non-Profit Organization, Genesius relies on generous donations within the community from people like you. We trust in the power of this inspiring & dynamic medium to transform the artists who create it, the audiences who enjoy it, and the patrons who support it.
Founded in 1971 by Jane Simmon Miller, Genesius Theatre produces Broadway-style musicals, drama, and children’s theatre in a unique and intimate setting. In 1974 we moved to our current physical site at 153 North 10th Street in Reading, Pennsylvania, where we produce shows with live orchestras and the highest technical and lighting production values.
Funny Girl – December 8-17: The musical that made Barbra Streisand a household name and international star!!! In The Ziegfeld Follies, in Hollywood films, and on the radio, Fanny Brice was one of the most celebrated entertainers of her time. With humor, talent and chutzpah, young Fanny, an awkward Jewish girl who “isn’t pretty,” defies the odds and becomes one of the greatest stars of her generation. Fanny’s rise to super-stardom and her turbulent romance with gambler Nick Arnstein are explored through Bob Merrill and Jule Styne’s unforgettable score, which includes “People,” “Don’t Rain On My Parade,” “I’m the Greatest Star,” “The Music That Makes Me Dance,” and “You Are Woman, I Am Man.” Buy Tickets
Location & Contact
Building parking lot (limited spaces)
Free on-street parking available
Genesius and the DoubleTree have partnered with each other on the Park/Dinner/Shuttle/Show/Shuttle-Program. At any performance, audiences can park for free in the DoubleTree garage, have dinner/lunch at the DoubleTree prior to the show, get shuttled to the show, see the show, and get shuttled back to the DoubleTree.