Volunteering at the Little Theatre

What theatre goers see on stage is just the tip of the iceberg!

It takes a team of volunteers to make it all happen

ABOUT THE LT VOLUNTEER PROGRAM

It may not be readily apparent that we are an entirely volunteer theater. We have no employees, surprisingly everything backstage and offstage is done by our volunteer membership. The stage crew, lights and sound, ushers, office staff – all are LT volunteers. We have a number of actors and directors who are not actually members of the Little Theatre, but they volunteer their time on stage, nevertheless, and contribute to our effort of providing quality community theatre to our patrons.

click here for an enlargementIf you’re interested in seeing how we do it and maybe looking into joining us, just come to one of our membership meetings and we’ll get you acquainted with our Volunteer Program and its requirements. Once you become an LT Member, we ask that you put in a certain amount of hours at the Theatre each season in an area, usually of your choosing. But we ask that you be active as a volunteer either backstage, on stage, in the office, or on a committee – and that you regularly attend our monthly meetings. Our membership meetings are the first Tuesday of September thru May (we don’t meet in the summer) and they are in the practice hall at the Little Theatre – come in through the west entrance off the parking lot..

We have a lot of activities for you to pick from and theater-related skills that you can learn here. If you like being part of an energetic group of people between the ages of 12 and 90 (yes, our members’ ages are in that range) you’ll love being a volunteer at the Little Theatre. As Emeril Legasse frequently says on his TV show – “We are really cookin’ here.” That really applies to our membership at the Little Theatre. We’re not actually cooking meals, but each production is cookin’ and is a team effort of so many ranges in age and experience that when a show finally gets on stage (we do 8 of them a year counting our holiday season and summer shows), there is a tremendous feeling of accomplishment for each of us to watch it and know that we were part of making it happen – the sets, the advertising, the props, the costumes, the ticket sales, the ushers who greet our patrons, the directors, the actors – it’s a real live Community Theater experience.

Membership in the Little Theatre really isn’t for the faint of heart. And it isn’t for someone who just wants to have their name put on a list. It’s a wonderfully busy experience of learning about the theatre, putting skills to use and being part of a team “that’s really cookin’ here.”

So are we good to go? If so, you can get started today. Just call our box office at 386-423-1246 Monday through Friday, 1pm till 4pmĀ and fill out our short questionnaire – we’ll put you on our mailing list and you’ll get all of our e-mails. Leave a message and we’ll also be glad to contact you and answer any questions you might have about the Little Theatre and how you can become one of us.