THE DINING ROOM telephone reservations with "operators standing by" will begin on Monday, January 25th 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.


Our newsletter for the winter show THE DINING ROOM, will be mailed in early 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.


NUNSENSE, the musical, by Dan Goggin, begins when the Little Sisters of Hoboken discover that their cook, Sister Julia, Child of God, has accidentally poisoned 52 of the sisters, and they are in dire need of funds for the burials. The sisters decide that the best way to raise the money is to put on a variety show. Here we meet Reverend Mother Regina, a former circus performer; Sister Mary Hubert, the Mistress of Novices; Sister Robert Anne, a streetwise nun from Brooklyn; Sister Mary Leo, a novice who is a wannabe ballerina; and the delightfully wacky Sister Mary Amnesia, the nun who lost her memory when a crucifix fell on her head. The show features star turns, tap and ballet dancing, an audience quiz, and comic surprises.


Beloit Civic Theatre was recently featured on Wisconsin Real Estate, one of the top sites for Beloit real estate. Check out the article here: Theatre for Everyone.


As always, a big thank you goes out to our volunteer cookie bakers for the intermissions during last spring’s Nunsense. All of the BCT board members contributed their baking, along with Kathy Vogel, Pat Hall, Ellen Colleta, Betty Ainger, Robin Stauffacher, Judy Paddock, Tres Tjoa, Maxine Burns, Bonnie Pody, Bev McKittrick, Karen Phelps, Sally Pierick, and Josie Peebles.

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!


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


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



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.

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

“ Just remember: It’s only Community Theatre until it offends someone...then, it’s ART!”

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