Bringing the excitement of the performing arts to the Big Sky Country.

Alberta Bair Theater

Capital Campaign

Rendering by CTA.

We have begun a historic journey to expand and improve the Alberta Bair Theater. It’s been 32 years since the old Fox Theatre was renovated to become our beloved Alberta Bair Theater. In that time tens of thousands of people have attended performances to Tony awarded Broadway musicals, Grammy Awarded musicians and the best of ballet and modern dance, as well as theatre for all ages. As stewards of ABT and its legacy of excellence, we must again renovate and expand the theater to continue bringing world class entertainment to our region.

More than half of the $13.6 million renovation budget addresses infrastructure needs. Included in the renovation and expansion:

Main Floor Lobby & Concessions

Stage Rigging System

New Audio System

Balcony Lobby & Concessions

Upgraded Seats

New Lighting System

Increased Restrooms on Main Floor and Mezzanine

HVAC

Acoustic Treatments affectionately called “cheeks” and “eyebrow”

ADA Compliancy throughout the theater

Elevator

Building Code Requirements

Grand Staircase

New Ticket Office

Digital Marquee

We are fortunate several organizations, families and individuals understand the value Alberta Bair Theater adds to our region in terms of quality of life and community as well as economic impact and have risen to the challenge as philanthropic leaders.

These are exciting times and we invite you to be a part of Alberta Bair Theater’s legacy.

Please contact Jan Dietrich for more information at jdietrich@albertabairtheater.org or (406) 294-5201.

The following gifts are current as of January 6, 2020:

$1,000,000+

C.M. Bair Family Trust

City of Billings (TIF Funding)

Jim & Chris Scott Family Foundation

$250,000+

Dr. Hewes & Susan Agnew

Anonymous

First Interstate Bank and Foundation

Susan Scott Heyneman Foundation

Rick & Nicki Larson Family

Stockman Bank

$100,000+

Carol Brosovich

Dr. John & Patricia Burg

Carolyn K. Ennis Trust

Cynthia L. Foster

John W. & Carol L.H. Green

Jeff Lindenbaum & Joan Sorenson

Laurence R. & Ruth Martin

Linda & Denny Menholt

Joseph S. Sample

Lee & Denise Scherer

Treacy Foundation

$75,000+

Frank & Shelley Haughton

Bill & Mary Underriner

$50,000+

Anonymous

Robert & Cindy Beers

Tim & Mindy Brocopp

Buchanan Family

Jody & Cyndy Desin

Jay & Brittainy Doucette

William & Kim Gottwals

Alex & Andrea Heyneman

Kampgrounds of America

Langlas & Associates

Dave & Gini Langlas

Benjamin & Mary Lou Marchello

Sam & Judy McDonald Foundation

Gavin & Brooke Murphy

Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company

Ron & Karin Smith

Ron & Amy Yates

$25,000+

Randy & Cheryl Bentley

Billings Clinic Foundation

Briggs Distributing Company, Inc.

Bill & Anne Cole

Steve & Jennifer Corning

Anne K. Dietrich

David & Jan Dietrich

Dr. Paul Grmoljez & Alice Gordon

Brian & Molly Harrington

Chuck Hingle & Susan Ogden

Wayne & Traci Hirsch

Dr. Robert R. Hylton in memory of Bobbi Hylton

John W. & Joan E.H. Jacobsen

David & Judy Johnson

Dave & Elaine Kinnard

Lynn Marquardt & Jim Gutenkauf

Greg & Eileen McDonald

Bruce C. & Susan L. Nelson

Jase O. Norsworthy

Terry & Patty Payne

Walt & Mary Peet

Duncan & Jenna Peete

Mark & Christine Randak

Jim & Lin Roscoe

Bill & Laverne Royer

Sanderson Stewart

Ralph & Tancy Spence

Paige Spalding & James Hummel

U.S. Bank

Valley Credit Union

$10,000+

Kathleen Benoit-Whiteley & Craige Whiteley

Janet M. Carpenter

Nick & Linda Cladis

Bruce Ennis & Margaret Davis

Fortin Foundation of Florida

Jon & Suzanne Graeve

Roger & Darla Huebner

Kirk & Brittney Jensen

Doug & Shannon Jensen

Joel & Andrea Long

Paul & Ann Miller

Moulton Bellingham PC

Dale & Judy Peterson

James R. & Amy Reger

Barbara Sample

George & Patricia Selover

Linda Shelhamer & Stephen Haraden

Corby Skinner

William H & Suzanne Smoot

Jock & Gayle West

$5,000+

Steve & Elsie Arntzen

Steve & Patti Ballock

Bruce & Susan Barrow

Sam & Catherine Bergman

Richard & Cheri Cox

Gene & Joy Culver

Bill & Colette Davies

Brad & Lisa Griffin

Dr. Philip & Barbara Griffin

Chris & Tracy Hoiness

Dorothy Hull

Doug & Kathy James

Royal & Norma Johnson Charitable Fund

Andrew & Paulette Laszlo Foundation

Terry & Sandra Mammenga

James & Joy Mariska

Clayton & Joan McCracken

Bob & Linda Merchant

NorthWestern Energy

PayneWest Insurance

Robert & Pamela Sanderson

Bill & Sally Toner

Robert & Liz Wilmouth

Friends

Vera M. Abrams

Carita & Bernard Adams

Rich & Kathy Aldrich

Charles & Beverly Allison

Bill & Sandy Anderson

Carol S. Anderson in honor of Ron Yates

Glenn Anderson

Randall & Susan Anderson

Bill & Gail Andrus in honor of Hewes Agnew

Anonymous (12)

Anonymous in honor of Laurel Slattery

Roberta Anner-Hughes & Edward Hughes

Adela Awner

Susan Baack

Bar JL Ranch in honor of the Mitchell Family

Nancy D. Barbula

Beverly Bates Hall

Beasley Family (Ben, Lindsey, Rigel, Hazel, & Zuri)
in memory of Dick Hayes

Jeanette & Arnie Bejot

Robb & Heather Bergeson

Ron & Mary Beth Billstein

Leslie Blair in memory of Gloria Blair

John & Judy Boehmke

Jill Boyd

Gayla Bradberry

Joseph K. Bradford

Bill & Janie Brown

Rockwood Brown

Scott & Deb Brown

Barb Bryan & Scott Mitchell

Evan & Amy Buchan in honor of Randy & Cheryl Bentley

Deb Carlson

Bill & Sheryl Cathey

Mark & Karen Chaput

Dee Dee Chiesa

Caitlin & Ryan Colbert

Sherri Cornett & Steve Kriner

Stan & Fay Danielsen

Teresa Darnielle-Morse & Mark Morse

Ann Deegan

Kate & Adam Delavan

John & Chris Dorr

Alan & Amy Drain

Jack & Vickie Eagle

Walter Egged in memory of Karen Olson Egged

Karen Eide

Kathryn Ensign

Wesley & Nicole Fangsrud

Robin & John Felton

George Fink & Nancy Van Maren

Mark Finken

Carol Frederick

Donna K. Fredericks

Angus & Marjorie Fulton

Robert Gallagher in memory of Marlene Gallagher

Dr. Mike Geurin

Catherine Glennon

Jim & Peggy Good

Lynda Joyce Grande

Jody Grant

Kay Grant in honor of Jody Grant

Monika Gray

Todd & Julie Grebe

Janice R. Green

Jack Griffin

Robert & Kathy Griffin

Glenn & Sally Griffin

Caron Griffith

Gary & Jean Grocholski

Steven & Carole Grosch

Fran Gunn

Ed Hahn & Pam Jones

Norma L. Hahn

Richard Hall

Kevin & Shirley Halverson

Mark Halverson & Cindy Osland

Kristin Hammler in memory of Dr. Roland L. Grant

Curtis & Sandra Haney

Gene & Carol Hansen

Dick & Suzanne Hardt

Gary & Susan Harmala

Steve & Joni Harman

Dr. Donald Harr

Jeremy & Monica Hauk

Kathleen Healy

Rose Heeg

Pokey Heny

Charles & Valeria Heyneman

Stephen Hoklin

Paul & Dee Holley

Mark & Camilla Horn

Colleen Huff

David & Cynthia Hummel

Steve & Kari Humphrey

ISU Streeter Brothers Insurance, Inc.

Carl & Janice Jahr

Diane Boyer Jerhoff

Lee & Nancy Jockers

Bob & Carolyn Jones

John & Barbara Junnila

Dr. Marvin & Judy Kastrop

Frank & Margo Kelley

Jan & Harry Kessner

Sally & Dave Kisling in memory of Robert B. Doolen

Susan Knox

Paul Kober in honor of Albert G. Kober

Keith & Donna Kohnke

Gareld & Barbara Krieg

Veronica Kuzman

Diane & Ted Kylander

LaFever Family – The Monte Bar & Casino

Land Design, Inc.

Claire Leslie

Dr. Richard & Patti Lewallen

Adam & Danielle Liberty

Marvin & Carol Linde

Betty Loos & Gordon McConnell in memory of Jana Stockton

Richard & Carol Lorenz

Shelly Loveless

Susan B. Lovely

LyCox Enterprises, Inc.

Jerry Lydiatt

Jim & Jennifer Mack

Jerry & Beth A. Madsen

Lisa Malody & Laurence DeBoer

Susan McKinley

Lilah M. Meldahl

Edward & Betty Lou Miller

Gary & Susan Miller

Sherrie Murray

Travis & Meadow Nilles

Richard & Gretchen Nolan

Jane Ohnstad

Dave & Jane Oltrogge

Wayne Opperud

Mary & Phil Parker

Bill & Janet Pascoe

Lauren & Dorsey Payne

Lori Petersen

Ken & Leslie Pitman

Van & Cheryl Pittack

Deborah Powell

Marcella Prinkki

Robert Quam

Daniel Ranch in honor of Clifford Potts

Charlie & Audrey Reed

Jeff & Nancy Rice

Thomas & Rene Richmond

Kathie L. Riggs

Mary Ellen & Earl Robinson in memory of Irene Ibarra

Sharon Roland

Bev & Sig Ross

Jeremiah Rouane

Ann Ruehr

Russiff Auto Service, Inc.

Beverly Schock

Robert & Nancy Schultz

Alan J. Schuyler in memory of Paul & Betty Schuyler

Mark Sevier

Robert & Jan Singer

Linda Snider

Neal & Gigi Sorensen

Margaret Steckel

Nancy Steel

Pete & Sandi Steiger

Sharon Steppler

John & Susan Stewart

Patrick Sweeney & Teresa Erickson

Christina Taylor

Pete & Sandy Teller

Ruth Terry

Bob & Carol Terwilliger

Arlo Thomas

Lauren Tibert & Daniel B. Wells

Linda & Pete Trask

Teri VandenBrink

Bill & Darlene Vanderloos

David & June Voldseth

Eugene R. Wade

Mary Lou Wagner

Shayla Walker

Joseph & Gloria Weiss in honor of Jean F. Brown