Telephone reservations with "operators standing by" for our spring musical, SOMETHING'S AFOOT will begin on Monday, April 23 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.


The cast for our recently closed winter show, BAREFOOT IN THE PARK included:

Sydney Winchester as Corrie Bratter

Brad Thorp as the telephone man

Peter Tropp as the delivery man

Chris Ogden as Paul Bratter

Kay Nordstrom as Corrie's mother

Michael Mugnani as Victor Velasco


Barry Nyquist directed the show.

Mary Easland was the stage manager.


Our director, Barry, with his "assistant director" Hunter.

Sydney Winchester and Chris Ogden at an early rehearsal.



The Beloit Memorial High School Theatre and Music departments will be presenting the musical THE PAJAMA GAME on March 9, 10, 16, 17, 18. Tickets are all general admission and are $5 for students and senior citizens, and $10 for adults.

Eric Stibbe, the Beloit Memorial High School technical theatre director, is throwing out a plea for some help for their upcoming musical. They are in need of sewing machines! And not just any machine, but machines from the 1950s! They would like to have around 12 machines to use in the factory scenes. They do not need to all be the same brand, but they would like for them to be similar in size, shape, and color. If you are able to loan or donate, please contact Eric and he will find a time for pickup and/or delivery to the theatre. Here are images of Husqvarna and Singer machines that would be close to what they would be looking for. You may give Loren Sass a call at 608-365-0235 or call Eric directly by email at

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 Barefoot in the Park: Rita Costrini, Janet Crowley, Pat Hall, Nancy Halverson, Sue Hess, Tammy Leisher, Judy Paddock, Sally Pierick, Bonnie Pody, Diane Sass, Robin Stauffacher, Kathy Vogel, Al and Phyllis Wendorf, Judy Wightman, Sandra Wittenbrink


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:  Donna Balsley, Deb Burns, Mary Easland, Mike Fallon, Dee Fischer, Mary Mowers, Lisa Scholten, Susan Smith, Brad Thorp, Tom Young


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

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!”

Beloit Civic Theatre
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