the Roof" to repair the roof
"Raise the Roof Fundraiser"
When you visit the Bastrop Opera House,
you are visiting a piece of Bastrop and Texas history. Bastrop merchants
P. Otto Elzner and S.D. Green agreed to build the Opera House in 1889 at
a reported cost of $15,000. Now 113 year later, more than three times
that amount is needed just to repair the roof to preserve this unique piece
The historic Bastrop Opera House
has launched an emergency capital campaign to repair the roof. We have
a ways to go, but we will get there with your help. Thank you to
all who of you who donated, entertained, volunteered, participated, appreciated,
and joined us. Contributors
and Donors Thank You List.
Please keep those donations pouring in,
so we can stop the rain from pouring in.
The Bastrop Opera
House is the heart of live theater in Bastrop county and needs to be preserved.
funding of a new roof is crucial. After the incredible heat of last
summer, the rain of this new year have pointed out more leaks in the over-twenty-year-old
tin roof. With contraction and expansion the nails have popped out
and where there had been tar and sealant along the down spout alleys, cracks
have occurred. Rather than merely patching repeatedly what is there,
a complete overhaul needs to be initiated. Therefore, several fundraising
activities have happened including using special music programs like the
Classic Country Music Show, where the proceeds are placed in our building
fund for a preservation project of this nature, but we have yet to raise
the money needed.
You may send a donations
for the "roof restoration project" to the Bastrop Opera House, P.O. Box
691, Bastrop, Texas 78602. You may also make an online donation of
any amount on the Bastrop Opera House site at http://bastropoperahouse.com/sponsorship.htm,
or you may donate by clicking this button, and entering how much you'd
like to donate.
Special thanks to these
donors and volunteers:
Maxines on Main
Vinnie E. L. Boone
Bill and Pat Crawford
Terry Lyne Moore
Raymond E Seymore
Jimmie Ann Vaughan
On July 28, 2012. bakers, cooks, confectioners,
chefs, and pastry makers with big hearts and willing hands donated their
luscious creations of their red-velvet recipes, to the Opera House!
They were judged, and the next day Opera House patrons purchased them in
an auction to raise money to repair the Opera House roof.
The seven judges from Austin chose Joanne
McCoy's delicious red velvet cake as the winner!
Honorable mentions were: Sam
Damon, Denise Rogers, and Will Holcomb.
Join the advertising campaign
from Bastrop's award-winning community theatre, the historic Bastrop Opera
House©. We offer several
ways for your business to be exposed to over 4,000 visitors who join our
local residents in their attendance of Opera House functions.
Plays cost money to
present due to royalty charges for playwright and publishers, play scripts,
and production materials. Musicals cost even more--from larger royalties,
rental packages, deposits, and other fees that must be paid up front before
any work on production can be undertaken.
You may wish to simply make a
We offer the opportunity for
your business, organization, or corporation to underwrite the run of a
Bastrop Opera House© theatrical
production. If you are interested in the benefits associated with underwriting,
please e-mail Chester@bastropoperahouse.org
and a representative will contact you!
For further information or
comments, please contact Chester Eitze, Executive Director, at 512-321-6283,
The Bastrop Opera House©
is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) arts organization.