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We thank you for your interest in Lakeland Community Theatre, your local community theatre. We hope to see you soon, in whatever role you decide to support us. Either volunteer or patron.

 

Front of House

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House Supervisor

Works with the House Manager before opening the theatre, makes sure that patrons do not enter the theatre before the doors are opened. Sees that programs are available at the doors. Closes and opens the doors at the start and end of performance and intermission. Acts as an Usher and seats late-comers. Prepares concessions for intermission. Lets patrons know that intermission is ending. You must be approved by the office to fill this position. Once the show is running and everyone is settled, you are welcome to sit and watch the performance. At the end of the show, walk through with volunteers and pick up any trash.
Commitment: 3-4 hours per performance

Ticket Takers

Takes tickets at the door, checks that each ticket is for that day’s performance. May give out programs. Once the show is running and everyone is settled, you are welcome to sit and watch the performance. At the end of the show, walk through with volunteers and pick up any trash.
Commitment: 1 hour before the performance

Ushers

Know the seating in the theatre, takes patrons to their seats and may give out programs. Once the show is running and everyone is settled, you are welcome to sit and watch the performance. At the end of the show, walk through with volunteers and pick up any trash.
Commitment: 1 hour before the performance

Concessions

Volunteers sell concessions at intermission. They are set out before the show starts and cleared away after intermission. You are welcome to sit and watch the performance before and after intermission. At the end of the show, walk through with volunteers and pick up any trash.
Commitment: 1 hour before performance / intermission

Raffle

Volunteers give out raffle tickets. You must be 16 to do raffle. At the end of the show, walk through with volunteers and pick up any trash.

Commitment: 1 hour before performance / intermission

Box Office

From 6pm on a performance night (12.30 Sundays) volunteers pull pre-paid/will call tickets, take phone calls and sell tickets to walk up patrons. This requires handling cash, checks and credit cards. 
Commitment: 6-7:30pm, or 12:30-1pm performance days

 

Other Opportunities

Car Parking

For our handicapped patrons, we reserve parking spaces. At each show we have a parking attendant who makes sure that those who have called ahead can park. Those who have not called ahead will also be directed to a handicapped space wherever possible. On busy nights, the attendant will inform patrons of alternative parking venues. You are welcome to sit and watch the performance after parking. 
Commitment: 1 hour before performance starts

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At auditions, each person needs to fill out paperwork and is given a number. Sometimes assistance is needed. At auditions for children’s shows help is needed to keep things under control and running smoothly. 
Commitment: Audition times as needed

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During our larger, or children’s shows we ask parents to do ‘green room duty’ This means staying throughout the show, keeping the noise levels down and assisting wherever needed with costumes and make up. They also make sure our kids stay safely where they should be at all times.

 

On Stage

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Musicians

We sometimes need people to play for a show, or as part of a show. If you are talented and experienced in playing for the public, let us know and we will let you know if we can use your talent.
Commitment: Rehearsals and performance times

Performers

Each show relies on the performers, all of whom are volunteers. Aged 4—84, we need people to audition and share their talents with us. Not everyone will be a star, but those in the chorus or background create the atmosphere and make a show possible. We need actors, dancers and singers. No experience is necessary, just the willingness to attend rehearsals when needed, follow direction, learn your lines and have lots of fun!
Commitment: Rehearsals, performances, photo calls, strike day—as directed

 

Technical

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Sets are built weekdays 10-5 and weekends when necessary and is supervised by our Technical Director. 

Commitment: As much time as you can spare

Costumes

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Each show has different needs from buying and altering clothes to making costumes from a pattern. Sometimes a little glue and your imagination is all it takes. 
Commitment: As much time as you can spare

Props

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Props are bought, made or retrieved from our storage areas. During a show the props need to be in the right place at the right time and moved on and off the set at scene changes. 
Commitment: Buying props, then 3-4 hours per performance

Back Stage

Fly/shift Crew

Responsible for raising and lowering scenery, hanging flys and scrims as needed. This job requires no fear of heights and a strong arm. Sets are loaded into the theatre, moved around during a performance and dismantled after the show ends. 
Commitment: 1 day for hang, 3-4 hours per performance

Lights

The lighting technician needs assistance from hanging the lights during Tech weekend to running the light board and spot lights during a performance. To hang lights you need to be able to climb ladders. To run the light board you need to be able to follow cues and to run the spot you need to follow the show and stay awake! 
Commitment: 1 day for light hang, 3-4 hours per performance

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