BTG news - Just say yes to Improv

Don't Feed The Actor's (DFTA) Improv Comedy troupe will headline a fundraiser for the Baldwinsville Theatre Guild at the beautiful Foxfire Country Club, 1 Village Boulevard in Baldwinsville.

Consisting of heralded local actors, the DFTA crew puts on their unique blend of audience interactive improvisation where you, the audience, can get involved.

There are two great opportunities to catch this show -- at 8 p.m. Fridays Nov. 6 and Dec. 4. Cash bar will be available. Tickets are $15 for adults and $13 for seniors and students. Advance Sale tickets ($12) can be purchased at dontfeedtheactors.com or by calling 383-4318.

The Baldwinsville Theatre Guild's portion of the proceeds will go directly to its scholarship fund.

Production workshops

Baldwinsville Theatre Guild is always looking for people to produce shows and to work on lighting and technical aspects of production. Because many people may be intimidated by the jobs, the BTG is going to do something about it by offering an opportunity to learn firsthand how to produce an entire production and to design and physically light a show.

Workshops will be held onsite at the Presbyterian Education Center, 64 Oswego St. in Baldwinsville. They are as follow:

I wanna be producer

This workshop, instructed by Gregg Bilyeu, will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday Nov. 10. Bilyeu has been active with BTG since 1977. Over the last 10 years, he has directed or produced nine shows for the BTG. He'll take participants through everything from choosing a production team to planning the final cast party.

Producing a show at the Presbyterian Education Center is not a difficult task and can be very rewarding. At the workshop, participants will be given all the tools needed to put on a successful show.

Let's get technical

This lighting and technical workshop, instructed by Sam Barbuto, will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday Nov. 12. Barbuto has been technical director for the BTG for the past seven years. With his electrical engineering background and previous backstage work at Syracuse Stage, he is more than qualified to teach participants how to design and set lights, and program the software for a production.

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