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School of Rock, Jr., 2016
Mary Poppins, 2015
Les Miserables, 2015
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, 2017
Matilda the Musical, 2019
Newsies, 2017
The Lion King, Jr., 2017
Inspiring youth through the study, performance and appreciation of theater arts.

Volunteer

What are the elective volunteer jobs?

Volunteers, working under the guidance of a volunteer parent coordinator and our professional staff, may take on the following jobs: backstage, technical & “house.”

Note: This list is not complete, but it is a summary of the types of jobs we need help with on major productions. Anyone can help, not just the family, but friends and co-workers!

During Production

Costumes

  • Gather material
  • Gather accessories
  • Sewing costumes
  • Fitting costumes
  • Organizing the costumes backstage
  • Dressers (for actors needing quick changes)
  • Laundering costumes after the show, and returning them to HCT storage

Sets

  • Set design assistance
  • Gather materials for set construction
  • Set construction (please bring tools, we have some, but not all)
  • Set painting Artwork: scenic design
  • Set dressing (gather furniture, etc. to dress the set)
  • Load into the hall; set up the stage
  • Stage Crew (back stage for every performance)
  • Break down on closing night and bring set back to HCT storage

Hair and Makeup

  • Help backstage with hair and makeup

Publicity

  • Posters: design and distribution
  • Hotels; concierges
  • TV ad; video the ad
  • Banners; help put them up

Program (computer skills needed)

  • Scan ads
  • Create ads for those that request it
  • Help lay-out program for printer

Props

  • Gather props on prop list and give to prop-master
  • Gather materials for prop-making class
  • Prop-master (backstage for every performance and working with stage crew)

Photographer

  • Photos taken the last month during rehearsal and individual of actors for the star board and lobby display

Go-for (assist the staff during the week prior to opening with all the little details)

During the run of the Show

Ads

  • We love to get as many ads as we can get and sometimes we get someone who will do outside sales of ads for the program.

Canteen

  • Bake goodies to sell
  • Help buy drinks and ice
  • Help sell during intermission

Raffle

  • Help gather prizes to win in the drawings (we need some big ones and some medium size ones and some smaller ones, like gift certificates.
  • Help sell drawing tickets during intermission

Lobby display and set up

  • Star board (arrange the photos and actors, etc. in a nice display (artistic ability a plus here)
  • Decorations—if any, we get tables from Island Liquidators and the Convention Hall

House Manager

  • This is like stage manager, but in the hall and lobby area. You are the first one there and the last one to leave. This is a job with a lot of responsibility as you are in charge of everything in the lobby (canteen, tickets, opening up, etc.) and the hall (ushers, house lights, cleanup in all areas.)

Ushers

  • We need at least 2 each performance and this is a serious job keeping order in the hall during performance and picking up after everyone leaves.

Back stage assistance

  • Helping with the kids back stage: usually intersects with hair, makeup, stage crew, props and dressers

Cast Party

  • We can have this in the lobby of the hall following the closing performance while the parents are breaking down the set, or at another place at another time.
  • We feed everyone!
  • We dance and play games.
  • We need someone to organize the party activities and food.
  • It would be nice to have prizes too.

All the time

  • We run this organization on a very tight budget and we try for donations of everything that we can get: prizes, materials, lumber, etc.
  • We are a 501-c3 and can give a donation letter to anyone who donates anything with regard to the production.