Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Fundraiser to Open Capital Campaign to Replace the Roof at the Bastrop Opera House

Bastrop Opera House TX

Great Talent - Great Cause

This Saturday, April 28, 2012 the historic Bastrop Opera House launches an emergency capital campaign to repair the roof.  When you visit the Bastrop Opera House, you are visiting a piece of downtown Bastrop history 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 years later, more than three times that amount is needed just to repair the roof to preserve this unique piece of history. 

Bastrop Opera House Country Music Fundraiser
The first "raise the roof" fundraising event is a live Classic Country Music Show that is sure to draw and entertain lovers of country music and lovers of the Opera House.   There is only one performance, so purchase your tickets now and help us save this grand lady and ensure this wonderful performance space endures for many more generations of performers and patrons. 

The Bastrop Opera House at 711 Spring Street (click for map) is the heart of live theater in Bastrop county and needs to be preserved. 

The 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 been discussed including using special music programs like the Classic Country Music Show, where the proceeds will be placed in our building fund for a preservation project of this nature.

You can help by purchasing tickets to the Classic Country Music Show for yourself and others. 

Or you may also 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.

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