(Beaver Dam) This year offers the final chance for people to see a Beaver Dam Area Community Theatre production at their current facility. By next winter, the group plans to open the BDACT Fine Arts Center which will be reconstructed from the shuttered downtown school on Maple Avenue, across from Family Video, formerly known as St. Patrick’s and then St. Katharine Drexel. The non-profit has been operating out of their own building on North Spring Street since 1983. During a recent appearance on WBEV’s Community Comment, Managing Director Saniter shared the plans for the old theatre. He says they plan to sell the theatre for roughly $99,500 and are offering tours to see backstage spaces. The theatre is $250-thousand dollars away from their $2.7-million-dollar fundraising goal. Saniter says their 2018 calendar includes a variety of performances starting January 26 and 27 with a program focused on highlighting the issues stemming from the rising heroin problem. “With One Voice: Letters from the Opioid Crises Zone” that will feature personal stories, experiences, and observations from area residents that have been affected by opioids. There is a performance by the vocal group Spotlights in February, a comedic production called Nana’s Naughty Knickers in April, and the high school production this year will be Footloose. Saniter says the details for the elementary and middle school Tell-a-Tale shows are still being hammered out. The theatre’s main stage summer production will be Anything Goes performed in August and the fall show will be You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown. Saniter says their fall program will most likely be the last show at the current theatre. For more information on the project and on donating, you can visit www.bdact.org.
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