Father Knows Best

Another opening, another different kind of show!!!

BDACT’s new Readers Theatre is offering its first on-line virtual program, an episode of the popular 1950’s radio  show, “Father Knows Best. ” This comedic episode, “Father’s Day Picnic,” sets up Jim Anderson, the father, to do what he really doesn’t want to do on Father’s Day or any other day! For some laughs with some of BDACT’s great performers (who you might know), watch the show.

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Support Readers Theatre

Watch for more on-line entertainment including our Tell-A-Tale Children’s Theatre musical, “The Show Must Go On Line!” For the safety of everyone, BDACT’s on-stage productions and ticket income are temporarily at a standstill. In the meantime, Beaver Dam Area Community Theatre is creating special ways such as this Readers Theatre production to help sustain us. We need your help, too! Please contribute any amount by pressing the donation button above or by mailing to BDACT, P.O. Box 216, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, 53916.

So how did the BDACT Readers Theatre start?

Just recently, several BDACT members grabbed at the idea of performing without the need to memorize lines while, at the same time, adding another facet to BDACT’s ever-growing “Theatre for Everyone.” Readers Theatre is a style of theater in which the actors give interpretive readings while seated, without costumes, props, scenery, or special lighting. Typically, Readers Theatre is presented live in front of an audience, but since the coronavirus stopped that cold, our readers group realized this might work as a virtual production. So, we jumped right in, willing to face the unpredictable technical challenges. We hope you agree that it worked out pretty well. Of course, we need to learn more, but this is just the beginning!  The Readers’ Theatre is open to proposals by anyone who’d like to step into this new media with all of its challenges as well as all of the fun. We’re particularly excited about this theater form since it also opens the door to those who may not be able to participate in full-fledged stage productions, but who would enjoy an opportunity like this. Of course, we’re looking forward to the first time that BDACT’s new Reader’s Theatre performs for you “live” at the BDACT Fine Arts Center!