A Talent for Murder telephone reservations with "operators standing by" will begin on Monday, January 27th 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 winter play, A TALENT FOR MURDER! will be mailed in January. 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.
The cast of our next production of A Talent for Murder:
Aaron Crary as Mark
Brad Thorpe as Lawrence
Chuck Ingle as Rashi
Donna Balsley as Anne
Joanne King as Sheila
Loren Sass as Dr Wainwright
Sydney Winchester as Pamela
Barry Nyquist will be directing the show.
Mary Easland will be acting as 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 ofLend Me a Tenor:Linda Watts, Bev McKittrick, Betty Ainger, MayJo Ehle, Ellen Colletta, Pat Hall, Sue Hess, Wilma Jensen, Mike Foss, Judy Paddock, Nancy Halverson, Helen Carroll, Janet Easland 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: 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
“ Just remember: It’s only Community Theatre until it offends someone...then, it’s ART!”