Wednesday, June 15, 2011

New Bandstand - "The Butterfly"

When the West Point Community Theatre received permission from the City of West Point to landscape the two parcels of land north of the theatre, plans included room for an outdoor performance space. Shortly after, an anonymous donor stepped forward to make this space possible.

Architect Eddy Santamaria of Contrivium Design + Urbanism in Omaha was enlisted to help design a truly unique and beautiful structure that would be appropriate for the setting and a statement about West Point and the arts.

What resulted is known as "The Butterfly," which was inspired by the notion of making something that reflected and identified with the artistic emphasis of the West Point community as well as the renewal of our historic theatre. The intention was also to create a structure that acts as a sculpture when it is not in use.

One of the most unique features about The Butterfly is the fact that the "wings" will be movable. During the spring and summer months, the structure will be open, as depicted above. During the fall and winter months, the wings will be closed, as shown below. The large wings also serve the very practical purpose of shading the audience from the western sun during evening performances.
The underside of the wings of The Butterfly will also be illuminated by colored lights to strengthen the visual impact during the evening hours.

The West Point Community Theatre is anxiously awaiting the completion of this project, which will add a lineup of summer and fall concerts and productions to take place in this magnificent new space.

If you are interested in following the progress of the bandstand construction or theatre renovation, find us on Facebook or send a note to[at] to be added to our monthly e-newsletter list.

Monday, February 28, 2011

Great American Comedy Festival Amateur Night Coming to West Point!

In need of a good laugh? Norfolk’s 2011 Viaero Great American Comedy Festival will offer the opportunity to laugh at and with comedian wannabes right here in West Point. The Comedy Festival has chosen the West Point Community Theatre as one of its four preliminary amateur comedian competition sites.

The date and time for the West Point competition is Saturday, March 26 at 8 p.m.

At the preliminary round, 10 amateurs will be given the opportunity to do a six-minute comedy routine and then audience members will vote on who they’d like to see advance to the finals of the amateur competition. The top two will advance to the finals held in Norfolk June 15-19. All comedy routines will be network TV clean.

Monday, January 3, 2011

January's Event Schedule

Well folks, January is shaping up to be a very busy month here at the West Point Community Theatre!

Theatre Membership
This is just a reminder that the bi-monthly general meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 26. We will have election of Board Members at this meeting. To be able to run for a Board position or to vote for Board members, YOU MUST BE A PAID MEMBER. Dues for the 2011 calendar year will remain the same---$10.00 for individuals and $15.00 for couples. Dues may be sent to West Point Community Theatre:

% Cindy Hugo
744 East Sheridan
West Pont, NE 68788

or they can be paid before the meeting that night. We encourage everyone to plan on attending the meeting to be brought up to date on the theatre's activities and plans. Become an active member of the theatre---all of you are important to our success! A reminder of the meeting will be sent out closer to the date.

Capital Campaign
We have been in the planning stages of our capital campaign for the past three months. We anticipate being able to present this to the public mid-January. Stay tuned for more details! And if you haven't caught it yet, news coverage is available here and here about our fundraising efforts in conjunction with the Nebraska DED grant we received.

Events for January 2011

January 7-8-9
Deathly Hallows: Part 1

January 14-15-16

January 20, 7:30 p.m.
Community Cinema & Discussion:

January 21-22-23

January 26, 7:00 p.m.
GENERAL MEETING with Board election

January 28-29-30

Monday, December 27, 2010

Community Cinema: For Once in My Life

Join the West Point Community Theatre for "For Once in My Life," the fourth film in our new Community Cinema documentary series. The showing is FREE and open to the public. A discussion with the audience will be held immediately following the film. The event will take place on Thursday, January 20 at 7:30 p.m.

For Once in My Life is the story of a unique band of singers and musicians, and their journey to show the world the greatness – and killer soundtrack – within each of them. The 28 band members have a wide range of mental and physical disabilities, as well as musical abilities that extend into ranges of pure genius. In a cinema vĂ©rite style, the film explores the struggles and triumphs, and the healing power of music, as the band members' unique talents are nurtured to challenge the world's perceptions.