Getting Ready for Fall 2014!

We hope everyone is having a great summer!

For those who haven’t heard, the fall show will be Beauty and the Beast Junior is in flux.  Please mark your calendars for Monday, August 18 at 4:00 for registration and auditions at 113 Eclipse Center, right here in Beloit.

Dates to be aware of for the fall season if registering:

August 18, 4:00 – 6:00: Registration/Auditions

Mondays and Thursdays after August 18, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m: Rehearsals. Attendance is required at all rehearsals. (No rehearsal on Labor Day.)

October 12, 4:00 – 7:00: Oktoberfest Fundraising Dinner – mandatory for any fall registrants

November 21 — 23: Show dates

The registration fee for the first child is $110.00. Discounted rate for additional children is $85.00.

The fee covers all acting, vocal, and dance instruction as well as costumes and breaks down to less than $10/week. Because of this, we also have to do some fundraising in addition to our annual letter appeal and any grants we receive. We will be selling Elder Beerman coupon books and hosting our annual fundraising dinner this fall.

KFAD also asks for parent involvement throughout the season and during show week. There will be a parent volunteer sheet available at registration.  There are many ways to be involved.

Please contact us if you have any questions! Everyone is very excited about our new show! We look forward to a great season!

Our Upcoming Events

pirates2014 is already well under way, and KFAD has a number of events on the horizon. We’d love for you to be a big part of them. 

  1. Dazzling Drama Vendor Fair: Join us at 113 Eclipse Center on March 15, from 11 a.m.–4 p.m. Click here for a PDF poster with all the details.
  2. KFAD Spring Show: Pirates of Penzance: Join us at the KFAD Theater in the Head Start Building here in Beloit on April 4–6 for The Pirates of Penzance.
  3. Oktoberfest! Help us celebrate 25 years of KFAD at our annual fundraising dinner in early October. Date to be announced.
  4. The KFAD Fall Show: We haven’t announced what it will be yet, but be sure to save the dates: November 21–23!

Come Watch Scrooge!

scroogeposter2013KFAD is pleased to present our play for our Fall 2013 season: Scrooge. Come join us at the Beloit Head Start Theater (1221 Henry Avenue, Beloit, WI) at 7 PM on November 22 and 23, and at 2 PM on November 24. Click on the image to see a full-sized image of our poster.

Scoopie Night October 29!

img-logoTuesday, October 29, is a Scoopie Night for KFAD at the Beloit Culver’s. When you eat there from 4:00 – 8:00 PM, part of the proceeds will be donated to Kids Fun and Drama. That means you can get a great meal or a tasty dessert—or both—and help a great cause too. Join us!

Also, plan to kick off your holiday season with our fall show, SCROOGE!
Show dates are November 22 and 23 at 7:00 PM and November 24 at 2:00 PM at the Beloit Head Start Theatre (1221 Henry Avenue, Beloit, WI). Please mark off your calendar and come join the fun! We will have nightly raffles and one big raffle for a signed 2012 Green Bay Packers football, with the winner to be announced on Sunday afternoon.

Join KFAD for an Evening in Spain

image002The KFAD fall season has already begun, and the kids have their parts and are getting ready for their performances in November. You don’t have to wait that long to enjoy their talents though. You can join us for “An Evening in Spain” at La Casa Grande on Sunday, September 29, starting at 4 PM.

Click on the poster to the right for a colorful poster, or get the details right here.

The night features special erformances by:

  • The KFAD Singers
  • David Newman, Concert Pianist
  • Soprano Cindy Bacon Hammer and Baritone Michael Hammer Spanish Dancing by Christine Schoen

The night’s schedule:

  • 4:00 pm: Appetizers and Cash Bar
  • 4:30 pm: Performances Begin
  • 5:15 pm: Buffet Dinner
  • 7:00 pm: Silent Auction Check-out

The buffet dinner will be provided by La Casa Grande and will include: Salad, Rolls, Entree, Vegetable, Dessert, Coffee, Tea, Milk. Vegetarian meals available upon request.

Reservations are kindly requested by September 15, 2013. Tickets are $50.00 per person in support of Kids Fun and Drama ($25 is tax deductible). Tables of 8 can be reserved for $380.00. You can mail your RSVP to: KFAD, P.O. Box 261, Beloit, WI 53511.

For more details call Marge Austin at 608-774-4140 or email KFAD. We hope to see you there!

Celebrate 25 Years of KFAD With Us!

Kids Fun and Drama invites you and your guests to kick off our 25th year with an evening of Spanish music, entertainment and authentic food! At the La Casa Grande Ballroom, 618 4th Street, Beloit, WI, on Sunday, September 29, 2013 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Special Performances by:

  • The KFAD Singers
  • David Newman, Concert Pianist
  • Soprano Cindy Bacon Hammer and Baritone Michael Hammer Spanish Dancing by Christine Schoen

The night’s schedule:

  • 4:00 pm: Appetizers and Cash Bar
  • 4:30 pm: Performances Begin
  • 5:15 pm: Buffet Dinner
  • 7:00 pm: Silent Auction Check-out

The buffet dinner will be provided by La Casa Grande and will include: Salad, Rolls, Entree, Vegetable, Dessert, Coffee, Tea, Milk. Vegetarian meals available upon request.

Reservations kindly requested by September 15, 2013. Tickets are $50.00 per person in support of Kids Fun and Drama ($25 is tax deductible). Tables of 8 can be reserved for $380.00. You can mail your RSVP to: KFAD, P.O. Box 261, Beloit, WI 53511.

For more details call Marge Austin at 608-774-4140 or email KFAD.

 

KFAD Summer Session Begins August 8th

KFAD will have summer classes beginning Monday, August 5, through Friday, August 8, and Monday, August 12, through Friday, August 15! Class will be held at the KFAD Studio, 113 Eclipse Center, from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM each day. Kids 2nd grade through high school may attend. Student fee is $25 per child for the two-week session.

We will be working on basic music theory and vocal training. Also, we will work on music for our upcoming fundraiser “An Evening in Spain” which is scheduled for September 29th at La Casa Grande. On top of that, we will work on the music for our upcoming fall show Scrooge which is a musical version of Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol.

The fee for the fall session is $100 per child. Rehearsals for the fall show begin September 3rd at 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM. For more details call Marge Austin at 608-774-4140 or email KFAD.

Spread the word! We hope to see you soon!

The KFAD Fiddler on the Roof Poster

fiddlerposter2013Here’s the official poster for the KFAD production of Fiddler on the Roof. Click on it to enlarge it and read it in all its glory. You can also click on the link below to download a printable PDF. 

Note that our performances will be held May 31 and June 1 at 7 PM and June 2 at 2 PM. This season, we’re performing on our new stage in the Head Start Center (formerly Beloit Catholic High School) at 1221 Henry Avenue, here in Beloit. All performances will be dedicated to BCH alumni. Save the date, and join us!

Printable poster (PDF)

Sponsor a KFAD Chair!

With the move to our new performance facilities in the Beloit Head Start Building (formerly Beloit Catholic High School), the need for a number of new things cropped up. In the past, we’ve always performed in churches, and our audience sat in the pews. Now, though, we need chairs!

Please lend us a hand by giving our audience a place to sit. To sponsor a chair costs a donation of only $40, and it comes with the name of your choice engraved on a plaque we’ll have hanging in the building during our performances. Just send your check to Marge Austin at:

KFAD
113 Eclipse Center
Beloit, WI 53511

When you do, please let us know the name of the person to appear on the plaque, and the honorific you’d like to see. We have three choices of honorifics for you as well, to have placed in front of the name:

  • Donated by
  • In Memory of
  • In Honor of

Please spread the word and tell all your friends and neighbors. We hope to have enough chairs come our performances on May 31 through June 2 that we can have new seats for everyone. Thanks so much for all your support!

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