Oldcastle Theatre Company
Bennington Community Theater at Oldcastle
November 26th, 7pm
Calling all singers! Head to Oldcastle Theatre on Tuesday November 26th at 7pm and be a part of the Benning-tones Pop Up Choir For just $10, you will learn, practice, and perform a fantastic piece of music in just one night! Plus, you will get one drink from our bar as part of the $10! This is the perfect event for those who love to sing, but may be unable to attend a weekly choir rehearsal! Directed and accompanied by Matt Edwards this is a MUST for all choir lovers! Song is Sweet Caroline by Neil Diamond
Cost: $10 include one drink
Conversations From The Green Room
The first thing Eric Peterson, producing artistic director at Oldcastle Theatre, does when he arrives at 331 Main Street each morning is not call actors or read scripts or negotiate for royalties.
Peterson checks on and empties seven buckets that have collected water overnight. These buckets, fortunately, are behind the scenery when Oldcastle presents its plays, but the roof—patched many times—represents a major threat to the building.
The Oldcastle organization, now called Bennington Performing Arts Center—The Home of Oldcastle Theatre, is launching a public campaign to raise $100,000 for a new roof with insulation. The $100,000 goal is the second stage of a $350,000 campaign that includes the purchase of Oldcastle’s home for much of the past decade.
A group of donors contributed $250,000 to acquire the building as part of the Bennington Redevelopment Group transaction in June.
But the roof needs to be replaced. A new roof will include solid insulation between the roof deck and the top membrane. The 1948 building had no roof insulation. The savings from insulation could be more than $6,000 a year on heating and air conditioning.