BTG General Newsletter September 2017
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Headlines

  • Open House September 29
  • Change to Audition Date: Marion Bridge
  • "Our Town"
  • Suddenly 'Seymour' Snags Scholarship
  • BTG Board Vacancy - Director of House
BTG Open House - September 29th
This year's BTG Open House will be on Friday, September 29, 2017 at 7 p.m. at
the playhouse (Pinnacle Playhouse, 256 Pinnacle Street). All are invited.

The Open House provides an opportunity to:
  • learn more about the 2017-2018 productions from the directors and other production people,
  • meet the many types of people involved in the theatre and what they do (and determine that, contrary to a commonly held belief, we are not all completely crazy)
  • find out the many ways in which you can contribute-- it isn't just acting you know.
  • renew your membership or season ticket subscriptions if you have not already done so.

We hope to see you there.
Change to Audition Date: Marion Bridge
Please note that the audition dates for Marion Bridge auditions, formerly set for early October, have been rescheduled as follows:

Marion Bridge:
Saturday, November 25, 2 pm
Sunday, November 26, 2 pm

Actors needed:
Three women ages 20 to 40.

This play is the BTG's entry for the Eastern Ontario Drama League (EODL) Full Length Play Festival.

For more information please contact:  
Steve Forrester
613 970 1254
"Our Town" October 12 - 28, 2017
Preview: October 10
Directed by Ian Feltham

The director and enthusiastic cast of "Our Town" continue to work hard to prepare for BTG's first production of the season.

Synopsis:
"Children are born, they grow up, fall in love, have families, grow old, and then die. This is a true, if simplified, arc of a human life. Wilder’s play gently opens the scrapbook of several lives in small-town New Hampshire at the beginning of the 20th century. He weaves their joys and sorrows into a magical and unforgettable tale of all humanity, a tale for which he won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1938. Every theatre has staged it, but it never loses its power. Time to go back to Grover’s Corners."
And by the way, it's still not too late to get your BTG seasons tickets.
Suddenly 'Seymour' Snags Scholarship
Yes, it's true. GianPaolo Lattanzio, "Seymour" from BTG's June production of Little Shop of Horrors, has been recognized by the Eastern Ontario Drama League, and is 2017 recipient of the Patricia Beharriell Scholarship

GianPaolo will be presented with this award on opening night of the EODL One Act Festival taking place Friday November 3.

In case you don't remember GianPaolo, he is pictured here in the center among some of the other cast members....

And speaking of the EODL One Act Play festival, BTG's entry for this year is Peter Paylor's "The Green Thumb Gang". Congratulations to the playwrite, director, cast and crew.
BTG Board Vacancy - Director of House
An Opportunity to Get Involved in the Belleville Theatre Guild!

The BTG Board of Directors has a vacancy and is welcoming applications for the position of Director of House. This very important and challenging position and needs an individual who is organized, energetic, and personable. The major responsibility for the Director of House is to schedule current volunteers for BTG performances.

The successful candidate will hold a seat on the Board of Directors, and as such become a voting member of a dynamic team of volunteers that is responsible for directing the BTG in its ongoing mission: to provide an excellent community theatre experience for Belleville and beyond.

Please submit an email expressing your interest along with your contact information to:   paul.lattanzio@gmail.com 

Anyone interested in this position is requested to respond by September 30, 2017.
Your 2017-2018 BTG Board of Directors
Your 2017-2018 Board is as follows:

  • President--Paul Lattanzio
  • Past-President--Moira Nikander-Forrester
  • Vice-President--Amy-Lyn Van Londersele
  • Secretary--Nancy Garrod
  • Treasurer--Cindy Lucas
  • Director of House--VACANT
  • Technical Director--Judy Bridle
  • Director of Membership--Warren Christiani
  • Director of Program--Liz Marshall
  • Director of Production--Heather Muir
  • Director of Publicity--Alyssa Ross
  • Box Office and Subscriptions--Linda Serres

Our next board meeting will be held October 11, 2017.

If you wish to get in touch with any member of the board just reply to this e-mail with your request.

Warren Christiani
Membership Director