View of the auditorium from the lighting booth
Check back weekly to see the progression of the theater renovation on Maple Ave.
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 $350,000 to go. Please encourage pledges, tile and seat naming orders, asset transfers, fund-raising projects and any other way you can help. 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 $2.88. And now we're almost there! With everyone's help, that $350,000 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
Hicks Charitable Foundation $15,000 Building Fund Challenge
The Nelson G. and Vera C. Hicks Charitable Foundation trustees recently presented a charitable donation of $15,000 as part of a matching grant for the Beaver Dam Area Community Theatre's building campaign fund. The donation is a challenge for other contributors to help match that amount. From left are Jim Flynn, BDACT building fund drive co-chair, and Hicks Foundation trustees Bob Keller, John Karsten and Bill Kinney.
Read More about the Hicks Foundation Match Grant Here
SEAT AND FLOOR TILE SPONSORSHIPS
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 $2.45 million in pledges. The Board of Directors is aware that every year we wait to start construction the cost goes up considerably.
We are offering granite floor tile, main auditorium seat, handicap seat and main donor board sponsorship opportunities. We are able to accept tile requests through May 31 of 2018.
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.
12" X 12" Engraved Granite Floor Tile placed in the main lobby $900
GRANITE TILE ENGRAVING 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.
PHOTOS OF MAJOR CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTORS HERE
Scott Eberle email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text 920-210-0333
Jim Flynn email: email@example.com or call 920-948-4791
Annette Kamps email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 920-887-2093
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.
BDACT SEARCH FOR DIRECTORS, SHOWS AND EVENTS
Beaver Dam Area Community Theatre's Production Committee will meet with anyone interested in directing a musical, play or other performance event on the following dates:
Sunday, June 10 at 6:30 pm proposals to Managing Director by June 4
Sunday, September 9 at 6:30 pm proposals to Managing Director by September 4
Sunday, November 11 at 6:30 pm proposals to Managing Director by November 5
Sunday, February 10 at 6:30 pm proposals to Managing Director by February 4
Sunday, April 14 at 6:30 pm proposals to Managing Director by April 8
Meetings take place at the theater building currently located at 219 N. Spring St. in Beaver Dam. Please contact managing director, David Saniter, one month ahead of production meetings at email@example.com 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.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.
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
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.
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