Lend Me a Tenor telephone reservations with "operators standing by" will begin on Monday, April 21st 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. 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.
We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience to our season subscribers during our recent production of the musical Church Basement Ladies. Our box office was overwhelmed with orders and we sold out seven of the eight performances and had waiting lists for each show. We also sold 200 more season memberships than we did last season, meaning we have now proudly can claim to have over 1000 season ticket holders! The Board of Directors is working on a plan for changing the reservations system for next season so that season members will always be guaranteed a seat. This will mean that season ticket holders will be selecting their performance dates for all three productions when they order their memberships in the summer.
WELCOME TO THE 81st BCT SEASON!
OUR CAST for the upcoming productionof Lend Me a Tenor
Aaron Crary as Max (Assistant to Saunders)
Sydney Winchester as Maggie (Max’s girlfriend)
Loren Sass as Saunders (Maggie’s father; manager of the Cleveland Opera House)
David Bitter as Tito Merelli (a world famous tenor, known to his fans as Il Stupendo)
Michelle Dennis as Maria (Tito’s wife)
Mark Ehle as Bellhop (in the hotel)
Susan Smith as Diana (a soprano)
Mary Mowers as Julia (Chairman of the Opera Guild)
Michael Chase, who directed last season’s Guys on Ice, will be directing the show.
Doris Tropp 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 of Church Basement Ladies: Ruth Atwood, Pat Hall, Sue Kurth, Sue Hess, Judy Paddock, Helen Carroll, Marie Martin, Kathy Vogel, Bev McKittrick, Wilma Jensen, Janet Easland, Helen Flister, Mim Warren, Rita Costrini, 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 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!”