GREATER TUNA telephone reservations with "operators standing by" will begin on Monday, April 20th from noon to 5 p.m. You may make a reservation online anytime prior to that date by clicking on the "reservations" link. You may also leave a message on the BCT phone line at any time with a reservation, and we will return your call with a confirmation.
BIG NEWS: We are adding a third matinee performance for all of our productions this season. In addition to the two Saturday matinees, we will now also be performing on SUNDAY at 3 p.m. during the first weekend of the run.
WELCOME TO THE 82nd BCT SEASON!
Our newsletter for the spring play, Greater Tuna, was mailed in late March. If you are not on the Beloit Civic Theatre mailing list, please go to the “mailing list” page and enter your name and address so you will receive the newsletters and season brochures regularly.
Our new season will be announced on June 10, 2015.
The cast of our production of Greater Tuna:
Loren Sass will be playing the following roles:
Arles Struvie - an announcer on radio station OKKK
Didi Snavely – the owner of Didi’s Used Weapons
Harold Dean Lattimer – a weatherman on Radio OKKK
Petey Fisk – of the Greater Tuna Humane Society
Jody Bumiller – Bertha and Hank’s youngest son
Charlene Bumiller – their daughter, a senior in high school
Stanley Bumiller – Charlene’s twin brother
Chad Hartford – a magazine writer for Intellect
Phinas Blye – a city council candidate in Tuna
Vera Carp – the mother of Virgil and Connie
Rob Connor will be playing the following roles:
Thurston Wheelis – an announcer on radio station OKKK
Elmer Watkins –a member of Klan 249
Bertha Bumiller – the President of “Ladies for a Better Tuna”
Yippy – Greater Tuna Humane Society’s pet-of-the-week
Leonard Childers –the host of “On the Line With Leonard”
Pearl Burris – Bertha’s aunt
RR. Snavely – Didi’s husband
Reverend Spikes – the pastor of Coweta Baptist Church
Sheriff Givens – Tuna’s sheriff
Hank Bumiler – Bertha’s husband
Coach Raymond Chassie – Tuna High School’s football coach
Les Blumreich will be the stage manager
HELP US OUT!
We are always happy to receive cookie donations for our intermissions. Contact Pat Hoye at 608-362-6879 if you are willing to bake for us. All donations from the intermission refreshments go toward our scholarship fund. A special thanks goes out to the bakers for our recent production of A Talent for Murder:Penny Kennedy, Rose Wilson, Pat Hall, Ellen Colletta, Sue Hess, Betty Ainger, Rita Costrini, Janet Easland, Helen Carroll, Rose Wilson, Kathy Vogel, Cynthia Salvador, Arlene Knutson, Lenny Knapp, Karen Saunders, Judy Wightman, Judy Paddock, Sandra Demmerling, Cynthia Salvador, Josie Peebles and also our hard-working Board of Directors.
We can also always use a hand with ushering (you get to see the show for free!) For more information, call the office at (608) 362-1595 and leave a message. If you would like to volunteer as a set builder or painter, give Loren Sass a call at 608-365-0235, and he will share the schedule of workdays. Hope to see you at the theatre!
THE BCT BOARD OF DIRECTORS:
BCT has fifteen members on its all-volunteer Board of Directors, each elected to a three-year term at the annual meeting.
President: Pat Hoye
Vice President: Loren Sass
Secretary: Doris Tropp
Treasurer: Les Blumreich
Board Members: Joyce Anderson, Donna Balsley, Mary Easland, Mike Fallon, Dee Fischer, Jay Goodwin, Jake Hamil, Mary Mowers, Lisa Scholten, Susan Smith, Rebecca Wallendal
NEED A GIFT FOR SOMEONE?
Gift certificates for Beloit Civic Theatre are available, either for season memberships or for a single show. Call our office at (608) 362-1595 or
send an e-mail message to email@example.com
WANT A BCT SHIRT?
Several audience members have commented on the Beloit Civic Theatre polo shirts that you see being worn by board members in the lobby. If you want to own your very own BCT polo, they are available at Paragon Screen Printing at 1545 Prairie Avenue in Beloit. Just stop in and Paula will be glad to assist you. Prices range from $21 to $26 depending on style and size.
SET BUILDING TIME from our recent production of Church Basement Ladies:
Dee Fischer and Ed Skwarlo painting the numerous cupboard drawers and doors.
Deb Burns and Harold Pann build a new wall unit for the set.
George Smith working on what will become the kitchen island.
Mike Fallon, Les Blumreich and Tom Lepinski building the door wall for the entry to the furnace room of the church basement.
Donna Balsley is our props and wardrobe "queen" who is having way too much fun creating fake food for this production.
HAVE AN OLD VIOLIN IN THE ATTIC?
P.A.P.A.S. (Parent Advocates for the Performing Arts in Our Schools) is beginning a campaign to assist the school district's music department. We are particularly looking for used string instruments, but also will be able to accept band instruments. Because of school budget cuts, every year there are students who are turned away from participation on the orchestra because they cannot afford to rent or buy an instrument. The P.A.P.A.S. Board of Directors is asking the community to consider donating instruments for this purpose. Since P.A.P.A.S. is a 501(c) 3 charitable non-profit corporation, you would receive a letter acknowledging your contribution for tax purposes. If you have questions, or an instrument you are willing to part with, please call Loren Sass, the P.A.P.A.S. treasurer, at 608-365-0235 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
“ Just remember: It’s only Community Theatre until it offends someone...then, it’s ART!”