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

PACT is seeking a director

Our fall show will be Nov. 9-19, 2017, at the Portage Center for the Arts. We are seeking a director for a musical who is comfortable working on a small thrust stage and able to work within the budget of a small community theater. Email a resume of theater experience, a choice of your musical, and expectation of pay. Contact Sheril at sherilll@yahoo.com

Board Meeting October 3rd, 2016

The Portage Area Community Theatre Board will meet at 6:30pm at the Portage Center for the Arts (301 Cook Street, Portage, WI).  All PACT members are welcome. However, part of this meeting will go into closed session as the board restructures itself.

Members Invited to PACT Board Meeting

Portage Area Community Theatre invites PACT members and potential PACT members to its quarterly informational meeting at the Portage Public Library on Monday, March 2 at 6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The purpose of the meeting is to answer any questions or concerns of the general membership. Topics could include: the formation of an investment policy committee for PACT funds, scholarship information, and details of the upcoming dinner theatre comedy in late April. There will also be available details of the fall musical, “Little Shop of Horrors”. Additionally, the group can learn about the status of costumes which were moved because of flooding due to a frozen pipe.

As a non-profit volunteer organization, PACT strives to be available to its membership and open to any questions or concerns of individuals in the group. For more information call president, Sheril Lannoye, at 742-5762.