PACT annual Meeting

Mark your calendar for September 28–this is our annual meeting. It will be at the Portage Public Library at 6:30.  We hope to show a sneak preview of the cast and music for Spamalot. We may also work in tours of our new building at 11 North Main Street. Stay tuned for more information.  (PS: the photo above is our dancing cast from our production of White Christmas)

Spamalot has been confirmed for our Fall Production

Monty Python’s “SPAMALOT”, book and lyrics by Eric Idle, and Music by John Du Prez & Eric Idle, will be presented at the Portage Center for the Arts Nov. 9-19, 2017.  This musical was lovingly ripped off from the film, “Monty Python and the Holy Grail”.

Auditions will take place August 29, 30, and 31 at the Portage Public Library, 253 West Edgewater, Portage, at 6:00-8:15.  Bring something to sing and prepare to be silly. Our Director is Scott Rawson from Reedsburg. He brings a wealth of theatrical experience.  There are parts for men and women in this show.  For more information call 608-742-5762.

PACT is hoping to do Spamalot this fall!

We have chosen the musical Spamalot to be performed at the Portage Center for the Arts, Nov. 9-19, 2017. Our director will be Scott Rawson. Now we are waiting to get the rights. So stay tuned for information about auditions, etc. Monty Python’s Spamalot is a musical comedy adapted from the 1975 film Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Like the film, it is a highly irreverent parody of the Arthurian Legend, but it differs from the film in many ways. The original 2005 Broadway production, directed by Mike Nichols, won three Tony Awards, including the Tony Award for Best Musical of the 2004–2005 season and received 14 Tony Award nominations. During its initial run of over 1,500 performances it was seen by more than two million people and grossed over $175 million.[1] The original Broadway cast included Tim Curry as King Arthur, Michael McGrath as Patsy, David Hyde Pierce as Sir Robin, Hank Azaria as Sir Lancelot and other roles (e.g., the French Taunter, Knight of Ni, and Tim the Enchanter), Christopher Sieber as Sir Galahad and other roles (e.g., the Black Knight and Prince Herbert’s Father), and Sara Ramirez as the Lady of the Lake. It also included Christian Borle as Prince Herbert and other roles (e.g., the Historian and Not Dead Fred), Steve Rosen as Sir Bedevere and other roles (e.g., Concorde and Dennis’s Mother) and John Cleese as the (recorded) Voice of God.

You can help us out!

May 12, 2017

Dear Theater Lovers—

PACT is thrilled with the generous support we received during our Rock and Roll fundraiser in March. We are still seeking funds to help us renovate our building at 11 North Main Street in Portage. We can use any amount you can donate–$10.00 or $20.00 is much appreciated and it is tax deductible! This building was built in 1925 and is perfect for our storage and set building needs. It is only a block down the alley from the Portage Center for the Arts so will be convenient for use by both groups.

We have many tasks to complete before we can use it. Some are: roofing repair or replacement, façade repair, deep cleaning and painting inside, bathroom repair, electrical repair, to name a few. We would really appreciate your help. You can send your check to PACT, Post Box 263, Portage, WI, 53901.

If you have questions or want to donate materials or expertise, please contact the Property Committee: Tim Prochnow, Chair; Sheril Lannoye, Charlotte Reckling, Bob Viking, Doreen Viking, or Eric Weiss.

The PACT Board consists of President, Sheril Lannoye (608-742-5762 or sherilll@yahoo.com) , Vice President, Jayne Dalton; Secretary, Ann Feutz Ahles; Treasurer, Eric Weiss; Members at Large: Marcus Geisser, Danny Smith, Chris McGlynn, Emily Hayes (student rep.), Tim Prochnow, Bob Viking.

You may be excited to know that we awarded 3 scholarships this year totaling $1200. Two were to students from Portage and one was a student from another local community. This is due to the generosity of our members.

Thank you for supporting local theater!

Sheril Lannoye, President of PACT