Oris and Elaine Possin, long-time patrons of BDACT, recently presented their second $100,000 challenge to BDACT Mannaging Director David Saniter (L) and BDACT President Scott Eberle (R).   For every donation or pledge that you make to BDACT's Building Fund, your amount will automatically be doubled until the challenge is completed.  Donations can be sent to BDACT, P.O. Box 216, Beaver Dam, WI 53916. 


Click here for a list of Building Fund Campaign Donors as of May 1, 2015

Don't be left out and add your name to this growing list of contributors!  If you are interested in making a donation to the building campaign or taking a building tour, please contact one of the fund-raising co-chairs:

Jim Flynn                email: jflynn2008@hotmail.com    or call 920-948-4791

Annette Kamps        email: annette71363@gmail.com   or call 920-887-2093


BDACT Renovation Plans of the Former St. Patrick School 

For over fifty years, BDACT has developed a solid organization, built on enthusiastic support by thousands of people of all ages.  Until about ten years ago, its current home (a converted church with no ground floor access) plus rental of the high school auditorium for summer musicals have been adequate.  However, given BDACT's highly increased activity, a new home with more space and access for all is critical.  Consequently, BDACT recently purchased a former elementary school at 117 W. Maple Ave. in downtown Beaver Dam, to be reconstructed as a theater center with these and other advantages:


Handicap entrance and lobby, elevator for all three floors.


Current building: 15,000 square feet, built in 1912/ New building: 24,400 square feet, built in 1949 (solid steel and concrete structure).


Current building: 220 seats/New building: 425 seats in the main auditorium, 200+ seats in the Studio/Tell-A-Tale Children's Theatre plus meeting and lobby areas.  


(For 15 to 20 BDACT shows per year, tour shows, community rentals) Larger main stage and auditorium with up-to-date technology; orchestra pit; highly serviceable back stage, scene shop, and dressing rooms.  Studio theater with portable stage and flexible seating for diverse shows, including Tell-A-Tale Children's Theatre, music ensembles, STAGE II productions, comedy nights, etc.



Meeting rooms for fine arts classes and general community use.


For business conferences, weddings, private parties, art exhibits, and other events.  A catering kitchen, portable dance floor, and large lobby areas are additional assets.


BDACT will be an activity hub for Beaver Dam and its larger area audience.  

Show Spirit Spotlight Challenge

Light up a past BDACT main season production with your donations to BDACT’s Building Fund. It’s simple! Just submit your name, your email address, and your show choice on the “Enter Now” page. *The Top Ten Spotlight Shows reaching an accumulation of a $1,000 or more and the names of those donors will be featured in the BDACT’s new lobby addition. 
Check this site each week for the top spotlight shows. Donate ANY amount(s), any time. Each dollar donated counts as one vote for the show. (Names, not amounts, will be listed on this site’s “Spotlight Contributors” page)Start now! Pass it on to your friends! Accumulate dollars as well as great memories along the way.


The Beaver Dam Area Community Theatre has become a vital organization for our communities, offering so much opportunity for education and entertainment to everyone of all ages. For our youth, it is a “door” to explore their talents and future career choices, as well as a way to build their self-esteem and enjoy positive childhood experiences. For adults, it gives opportunities to discover and show talents, to build skills, to establish new friendships, and to gain a great sense of pride in their accomplishments.


Beaver Dam Area Community Theatre
219 N. Spring Street
Beaver Dam, WI 53916
Phone: (920) 885-6891

David Saniter, Managing Director

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