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Take a look at Beaver Dam Area Community Theatre’s Fine Arts Center progress. And watch for continuing Facebook photo updates. Exciting! What would be even more exciting is meeting BDACT’s “no debt” goal – only about $150,000 to go. Please e. We started with a $2.4 million goal. Due to increasing costs and a few emerging necessities over the past five plus years, the goal became $2.9. And now we're almost there! With everyone's help, that $150,000 will be accomplished. In this final countdown, please add a donation if you can, and remind your friends, neighbors, and area community residents that the fund drive continues. What a tremendous investment and benefit it is for Beaver Dam’s downtown, our city, and our many neighborhood communities! For many years, we have served thousands of people of all ages and we will serve so many more in the new building. BDACT deeply appreciates your continuing support.
Theatre for everyone!
Annette Kamps and Jim Flynn, Building Fund Drive Co-Chairs
BDACT Renovation Plans of the Former St. Patrick School
For over fifty years, BDACT has developed a solid organization, built on enthusiastic support by thousands of people of all ages. Until about ten years ago, its current home (a converted church with no ground floor access) plus rental of the high school auditorium for summer musicals have been adequate. However, given BDACT's highly increased activity, a new home with more space and access for all is critical. Consequently, BDACT recently purchased a former elementary school at 117 W. Maple Ave. in downtown Beaver Dam, to be reconstructed as a theater center with these and other advantages:
ACCESS FOR ALL
Handicap entrance and lobby, elevator for all three floors.
Current building: 15,000 square feet, built in 1912/ New building: 24,400 square feet, built in 1949 (solid steel and concrete structure).
Current building: 220 seats/New building: 340 seats in the main auditorium, 100+ multi purpose performance and reception area plus meeting and lobby areas.
(For 15 to 20 BDACT shows per year, tour shows, community rentals) Larger main stage and auditorium with up-to-date technology; orchestra pit; highly serviceable back stage, scene shop, and dressing rooms. Multi-purpose area with portable stage and flexible seating for diverse small scale shows.
DANCE REHEARSAL/MUSIC ROOMS
Meeting rooms for fine arts classes and general community use.
For business conferences, weddings, private parties, art exhibits, and other events. A catering kitchen, portable dance floor, and large lobby areas are additional assets.
DOWNTOWN LOCATION WITH IMPROVED PARKING
BDACT will be an activity hub for Beaver Dam and its larger area audience.
BUILDING DONATION POSSIBILITIES
Now, in the final stage of our building campaign, the Beaver Dam Area Community Theatre is pleased to offer you a special opportunity for permanent recognition in BDACT's completely handicap accessible theater center. Through the generosity of individuals such as yourselves we are currently at $2.5 million in pledges.
We are offering main auditorium seat, handicap seat and main donor board sponsorship opportunities. Your donation can be made in a one-time payment; it can be split into 3 yearly payments; or paid monthly over three years, directly deducted from checking or savings accounts or set up as a recurring credit card charge (3% will be added for credit cards). BDACT is a 501-C-3 Non-Profit Corporation and your contribution may be tax deductible.
To indicate your desired level of sponsorship, please fill out and include the following pledge form.
Seat Sponsors 4" X 1 1/2" Engraved Brass Name Plate with Black Finish
First Level Seat $750
Second Level Seat $600
SEAT SPONSORSHIP FORM
MAIN DONOR BOARD CONCEPT
CURRENT LIST MAIN DONOR BOARD CONTRIBUTORS
Donations can be sent to BDACT, P.O. Box 216, Beaver Dam, WI 53916.
Scott Eberle email: email@example.com or call/text 920-210-0333
Jim Flynn email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 920-948-4791
Annette Kamps email: email@example.com or call 920-887-2093
Give the gift of live theater!
Gift certificates for the Beaver Dam Area Community Theatre are available at the service desk at Rechek's Food Pride in Beaver Dam. You may also call BDACT's ticket manager, Mary Kahler, at 920-887-1962.
Gift certificates can be made for any amount and have no expiration date. Show tickets can be purchased with the certificates at Rechek's Food Pride or at the door before the start of performances.
BDACT SEARCH FOR DIRECTORS, SHOWS AND EVENTS
Beaver Dam Area Community Theatre's Show/Event Selection Committee will meet with anyone interested in directing a musical, play or other performance event on the following dates:
*Sunday, February 10 at 6:30 pm written proposals to Managing Director by Monday, February 4
*Sunday, April 7 at 6:30 pm written proposals to Managing Director by Monday, April 1
*Sunday, June 2 at 6:30 pm written proposals to Managing Director by Tuesday, May 28
*Sunday, August 25 at 6:30 pm written proposals to Managing Director by Monday, August 19.
*Sunday, November 3 at 6:30 pm. Written proposals to the Managing Director by Monday, October 28.
Meetings take place at the BDACT Fine Arts Center located at 117 West Maple Avenue in Beaver Dam. Please contact Managing Director, David Saniter, one month ahead of production meetings at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (920) 885-6891 with your intent to submit a proposal. The managing director will help with the proposal process, order perusal scripts, royalties and help plan a potential budget.
The committee is able to choose productions up to 18 months from the meeting date. BDACT is currently booking shows through August 1, 2020. Please review the show/event page at the tab above
to see what dates already have productions booked. Specific productions we need to approve include the Grades 3-5 Children's Musical (July 2019 & 2020), Middle School Children's Musical (July 2019 & 2020), early spring (2020) main stage production, and an area high school production in June (2020). Months that may be available for other events and productions include November 2019, January, February, March, and May in 2020.Various stipend amounts are available for directors and other show leadership positions. Directors have the opportunity to earn up to an additional 6% of the show profit.
Before a production can be approved, a play director must have a producer and stage manager. Musical directors must also have a vocal director, pit conductor and choreographer lined up.
Click on the “links” tab above to see a list of musical and play publishers and other companies that support theatrical productions.
DOWNLOAD MUSICAL OR PLAY PROPOSAL FORM HERE!
DOWNLOAD TOURING ACT PROPOSAL FORM HERE
DOWNLOAD CHILDREN'S THEATRE PROPOSAL FORM HERE
DIRECTOR'S CONTRACT AND JOB DUTIES
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