OUR SPRING SHOW IN 2020 WAS CANCELLED!
The high school closed the building to outside groups in March 2020 because of Coronavirus, so we were unable to rehearse or build our set. The show was then moved to the fall slot in our new season. However, the entire season is now cancelled, so A RED PLAID SHIRT will now open in September 2021.
WELCOME TO THE 89th BCT SEASON!
The cast for our fall 2021 show includes:
Chuck Ingle as Marty
Pat Hall as Deb
Jay Goodwin as Fred
Kay Nordstrom as Gladys
Doris Tropp will direct the show.
Some RED PLAID SHIRT photos:
Les Blumreich is the stage manager for this production. Her duties include never taking her eyes off the script during rehearsals and performances. She will be recording all the stage movement and then calling all the lighting and sound cues during the performances.
An early read-through rehearsal for A RED PLAID SHIRT.
Chuck Ingle and Doris Tropp study a scale model of a break-away coffee table which is needed as a part of the action of the play. The set builders will be constructing an apartment setting, but also will need to provide areas for the other locations required by the script. This is always a challenge on our 20' x 20' stage.
AIR CONDITIONING IS INSTALLED!
BCT was the recipient of a bequest of $21,700 from the estate of a long-time theatregoer. Air conditioning for our theatre had been a dream for BCT for many years. With an additional gift of $18,300 from P.A.P.A.S. (Parent Advocates or the Performing Arts in Our Schools), we were able to present the School District of Beloit with a check for $40,000 for the installation of air conditioning.
Making the presentation at a school board meeting were (left to right): Pat Hoye, BCT President; Jackie Jackson, founding board member of P.A.P.A.S.; Greg Wallendal, P.A.P.A.S. President and current theatre director at Beloit Memorial High School; and Loren Sass, P.A.P.A.S treasurer and BCT Vice-President.
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 thank you goes out to the bakers for our winter production of 37 Postcards: Jan Vaccarello, Ellen Colletta, Pat Hall, Sue Hess, Linda Watts, Mickey Lanphear, Kathy Vogel, Bonnie Pody, Robin Stauffacher, Penny Kennedy, Sally Pierick, Charlotte LeHane, Judy Wightman 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, see our website at www.beloitcivictheatre.org or call the office at (608)201-3084 and leave a message. If you would like to volunteer as a set builder or painter, give Loren Sass a call at 608-201-3084, 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
Treasurers: Les Blumreich and Rebecca Wallendal
Board Members: Elizabeth Armstrong, Donna Balsley, Deb Burns, Mary Easland, Mike Fallon, Dee Fischer, Mary Mowers, Lisa Scholten, Susan Smith, Tom Young
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
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
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