Supporting the Arts in the Big Horn Basin

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Monday, January 23, 2012

Missoula Children's Theater in February

Courtesy of Neil and Jennifer Miller

Missoula Children’s Theatre Audition Monday, Feb. 6 at the BCAC for “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”!

Hey! Venture into the terrifying Black Forest to try to save a princess in peril! Join the audition being held for the Missoula Children's Theatre production of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” on Monday, February 6 at 4 p.m. at the Basin City Arts Center to be part of the cast of characters that save the day!

Those auditioning should fill out the Parent Permission Slip Form available at the schools and arrive at 4 p.m. at the BCAC. Plan to stay for the full two hours. Some of the cast members will be asked to stay for a rehearsal immediately following the audition. Approximately 50 roles are available for local students. All students grades Kindergarten through 12th grade from Big Horn County School District #4 and Burlington Schools are encouraged to audition. No advance preparation is necessary. Most students rehearse approximately 4 1⁄2 hours each day, Monday through Friday. Performances scheduled for Friday and Saturday, Feb. 10 and 11 are part of the Missoula Children's Theatre's unique international touring project presented by the Basin City Arts Center.

The Basin City Arts Center located at 117 S. 4th Street is a nonprofit organization supporting and developing the arts in the Big Horn Basin. This project is supported in part by local businesses and individuals and by a grant from the Wyoming Arts Council through funding from the Wyoming State Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts who believes a great nation deserves great art. For more information call Kathleen Nichols at 568-3832 or Wendy Taylor at 568-2915.

Don't forget, our first annual Dinner and DANCE (yes, you read that correctly) is February 4, 2012 with dinner at 6.30 PM and DANCING to follow. You can get tickets from any Board Member or call Kathleen or Wendy. See you at the BCAC in FEBRUARY!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Courtesy of Neil and Jennifer Miller...

...who said this much better than I could :)

Saturday, Jan. 21 6 p.m. Free documentary "Mother of Normandy" *see article below Please note the time for the film is 6 p.m.Saturday, Feb. 4 1st Annual BCAC Dinner & Dance Dinner @ 6:30 p.m. with dancing to follow. Menu: Salad, stuffed chicken breast, vegetable, roll, and dessert. Couples $40, Single $25 Call Wendy @ 568-2915 or any board member for tickets.

Saturday, March 10 Yellowstone Harmony Chorus 7 p.m.

Saturday, March 24 Free Documentary "Green Fire" a new film about writer and conservationist Aldo Leopold

Free Documentary “Mother of Normandy” at BCAC Sat., Jan. 21 @ 6 p.m.Oscar-Nominated actress Leslie Caron lends her voice to “Mother of Normandy-The Story of Simone Renaud,” a documentary film about a little-known but unforgettable woman who bridged an ocean between her beloved corner of France and the families who lost loved ones in the battle for the liberation of Europe during World War II.

Simone Renaud, wife of the wartime Mayor of Ste. Mere-Eglise, spent 44 years expressing to the families of the fallen, and to surviving veterans of the D-Day invasion her undying gratitude for freeing her country from Nazi occupation. She expressed that gratitude one letter at a time, one personal visit at a time, and by arranging commemorations that continue today, nearly 25 years after her death.The film contains exclusive interviews with 82nd Airborne D-Day veterans like Don Lassen, Bob Murphy, Bob Piper and Bill Tucker. Never-before-seen footage and photography also are featured in the film, a lasting tribute to those who gave all for the future of freedom.

Doug Stebleton, a Glasgow Montana native, produced and directed this film. He traveled to Sainte Mere-Eglise, France four or five times to complete the documentary which has been shown at the GI Film Festival in Washington, D.C. and on the 66th anniversary of D-Day in France.

This documentary about one woman’s undying devotion will be shown at the Basin City Arts Center on Saturday, Jan. 21 at 6 p.m. and is free and open to the public. Donations welcome. The DVD will be available for purchase.

The Basin City Arts Center at 121 S. 4th Street in Basin, Wyoming is a nonprofit organization developing and supporting the arts in the Big Horn Basin.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

January Sunshine and Entertainment

Happy New Year! 2012 brings many activities to the Basin City Arts Center, old favorites and new opportunities. Of course, Zumba continues in both the morning and the evenings, with class times to fit many schedules. For those of you adding health and fitness to your resolutions, Zumba is a fun way to add some activity. The monthly children's movie continues, with The Smurfs up for their Basin debut. Finally, Bingo is the second Thursday of the month, which means you may have missed your January opportunity but February is rolling into sight.

A new event at the BCAC is the movie Mother of Normandy, at 6.00 PM on Saturday, 21 January 2012. The movie is about a French woman who becomes a caretaker of a Veterans' Cemetery. There is no admission fee although donations to support the Arts Center are greatly accepted. DVDs of the film will also be available for purchase, with all proceeds going to the Basin City Arts Center.

February will begin with our annual fundraiser. This year, instead of Dinner and a Movie, we are trying Dinner and a Dance on 4 February. Dinner begins at 6.30 PM with dancing to follow. The menu consists of salad, bread, stuffed chicken breasts, vegetable, and dessert. Wine and beer will be available for purchase, although those funds don't go to the BCAC. Tickets are $40 for a couple or $25 for a single, and they are available from any Board member. If you are having trouble running a board member down, you could leave us a message on our Facebook page. We would love to see everyone we can at our first annual Dinner and Dance in the ballroom. Our Arts Center truly is a non-profit entity, and we depend on the annual fundraiser as well as our memberships, friends, and business sponsorships to provide arts opportunities for our community.

Along those lines, please remember we would love to have more members and friends of the Arts Center and we greatly appreciate those we already have. We have also had support from local businesses in a variety of forms, from entertainment group sponsorship, to refreshments, and monetary donations, without which we could not continue to offer some of our services. It seems a silly thing to note, but our electricity, gas, phone, internet, and other utility costs have risen at the Arts Center as well. So please consider renewing or beginning a membership or business sponsorship--and definitely come dine and dance with us on the 4th of February.