Telephone reservations with "operators standing by" for our winter show, Catch Me If You Can will begin on Monday, January 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.
WELCOME TO THE 86th BCT SEASON!
The cast for our fall musical, YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN included:
Aaron Crary from Beloit as Charlie Brown
Nicole Higgs from Janesville as Snoopy
Star Adamik from Lake Geneva as Lucy
Holly Thompson from Beloit as Sally
Riley Parkhurst from Janesville as Linus
Seth Meyers from Janesville as Schroeder
BCT is very excited to announce that five of our cast members are new to the BCT stage.
Janet Palmer directed the show.
Ben Westphal was the music director.
Tom Young was the stage manager.
AIR CONDITIONING IS INSTALLED!
Last year, 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 recent 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.
Our casts love the fact that we are able to build the set for the fall show during the summer, allowing them to rehearse in the space from day one. We certainly enjoyed building and painting in the newly air-conditioned theatre this summer.
Tom Young and Tom Lepinski hard at work on Schroeder's piano.
Donna Balsley and Dee Fischer are making sure Snoopy has a place to call home.
Jackie Johnston and Ed Skwarlo are working on one of the many Peanuts cartoons which will cover the set.
SUMMER SHED CLEANOUT:
BCT has three storage sheds in Rockton which we use to store our "hidden treasures." A pleasant Saturday in July found board members sorting and reorganizing our many props and furniture pieces. We can now SEE what we have!
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. In addition to our Board of Directors, the following volunteer bakers provided cookies for Something's Afoot: Sue Hess, Judy Paddock, Mickey Lampher, Sandra Wittenbrink, Sally Pierick, Josie Peeples, Kathy Vogel, Betty Ainger, Rita Costrini, Judy Wightman, Phyllis Wendorf, Pat Hall, Ave Emroll, Charlotte LeHane, LaVaughn Buehl
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 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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