Every Voice... LOUD & CLEAR
The kids are in costume, ready to hit the stage; adrenaline is high. There is just one more thing...the finishing touch...quite possibly the most exhilarating part...fitting the microphones!
It's like a well-oiled machine--the belts, the packs, the mics, the tape--one by one the actors are mic'd...until we run out.
It takes an ensemble to make a show.
The excitement of getting a mic is hard to put into words. It nurtures self-esteem, embodies a sense of importance, and secures a place as an essential part of the team. For some of our kids, this is old hat; for others, a rite of passage, quite possibly their first speaking part or leading role. The first time a kid is microphoned, their smile from ear to ear says it all.
But many times a large part of the ensemble goes un-mic'd. The actors have worked hard for months, learned every note and perfected the harmonies. Their costumes are top-notch; the set is amazing. The ensemble takes the stage for the "big number"...and they can't be heard.
BCCT wants every child's voice to be heard LOUD & CLEAR.
A strong ensemble serves up the musical power and populates the world of the production. Ensemble actors are as important as the leads, but not making the microphone cut contradicts this key BCCT value.
Our mission is to be the best community theater...through outstanding theatrical experiences featuring youth actors. Being able to microphone every child would be indispensable in providing a full theatrical experience for all of our actors.
For every $750 raised, BCCT can equip one more child with a microphone. Please help us hear them all…LOUD & CLEAR!