Church Basement Ladies telephone reservations begin on Monday, September 23rd from noon to 5 p.m. You may make a reservation online anytime prior to that date by clicking on the "reservations" link.
WELCOME TO THE 81st BCT SEASON!
We will have news about our production of Church Basement Ladies as soon as auditions are complete in early August.
OUR NEWEST BOARD MEMBER:
Lisa Scholten who appeared most recently in Cliffhanger has agreed to take over Trish Collins’ spot on the Board of Directors. She previously appeared in BCT’s Guys and Dolls, The Music Man, South Pacific, Anything Goes, The Sound of Music, Murder Room and Heaven Can Wait. For Theater Unlimited she performed in Fiddler on the Roof. She has two sons and assorted beloved pets. Lisa enjoys power walking and working out, along with building dollhouses and being a member of her church choir. She also loves storm chasing with her son, Alec, and watching her son, Austin.
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 The Last Romance: Helen Carroll, Ellen Coletta, Janet Easland, Sue Hess, Wilma Jensen, Judy Wightman, and also our hard-working Board of Directors. Special thanks also to cookie-table servers Nancy and Taylor Toubl.
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: Rebecca Wallendal
Board Members: Joyce Anderson, Donna Balsley, Les Blumreich, Mary Easland, Mike Fallon, Dee Fischer, Jay Goodwin, Jake Hamil, Mary Mowers, Lisa Scholten, Susan Smith
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
SET BUILDING TIME from our recent production of Fox on the Fairway:
Dee Fischer preparing a set of French doors for yet another coat of paint. This time they will be faux wood-grained in a cherry wood finish.
Ed Skwarlo and Deb Burns trying to convert a set of doors to make them swinging doors. The play is filled with the comings and goings typical of a farce, and the doors need to work.
Mike Fallon and Jake Hamil setting wall units in place after the set design has been taped out on the stage floor.
Ed Skwarlo sharing his artistic skills on a backdrop. When the actors leave through the upstage doors on the current set, you need to imagine them stepping onto a patio and looking out onto the fairway. Actually, they will have a little more than 18 inches of space to make their exit. Ah, the joys of a small stage!
Donna Balsley stenciling the golf club pattern on the painted wallpaper.
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 email@example.com
FUN AT THE STORAGE SHED:
On a brisk October weekend, members of the Board of Directors helped clean out and organize our storage shed. In it you will find furniture and props ranging from the mundane (multiple sets of dishes and glassware) to the bizarre and unique and antique. You never know when you might need some of this stuff in a show!
What the shed looked like at the beginning of the day. It was a bit hard to find things when needed.
Loren Sass, Donna Balsley and Joyce Anderson trying to keep their energy up with some warm donuts.
Loren Sass and Mike Fallon assemble new sets of storage shelves.
“ Just remember: It’s only Community Theatre until it offends someone...then, it’s ART!”