Telephone reservations with "operators standing by" for our spring show, Sylvia will begin on Monday, April 22nd 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 spring production, SYLVIA, includes:
Elizabeth Armstrong as Kate
Rob Connor as Greg
Zoe Chipalla as Sylvia
Matthew Tiritilli as Leslie, Tom and Phyllis
Donna Balsley will direct the show.
Les Blumreich will be the stage manager.
SYLVIA by A. R. Gurney brings us the story of Greg and Kate who have moved to Manhattan after twenty-two years of child-raising in the suburbs. Greg brings home a dog he found in the park—or that has found him—bearing only the name "Sylvia" on her name tag. A street-smart mixture of Lab and Poodle, Sylvia becomes a major bone of contention between husband and wife. She offers Greg an escape from the frustrations of his job and the unknowns of middle age. To Kate, Sylvia becomes a rival for affection. And Sylvia thinks Kate just doesn't understand the relationship between man and dog. The marriage is put in serious jeopardy until, after a series of hilarious and touching complications, Greg and Kate learn to compromise, and Sylvia becomes a valued part of their lives. In this production, the role of Sylvia is played by a speaking actress, and the roles of Tom, Phyllis, and Leslie are played by one actor.
THE BCT BOARD'S DECEMBER MEETING:
The board (and a few assorted "significant others") met in December for their traditional Christmas party.
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.
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 Catch Me If You Can:
Pat Hall, Bonnie Pody, Josie Peebles, Kathy Vogel, Robin Stauffacher, Sue Hess, Sandra Wittenbrink, Evonne Adams, Ellen Colletta, Micky Lamphear, Merre Bennett, Wilma Dotter
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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