Would you be interested in volunteering as an usher for a new play by Metro Theater Company at the Grandel Theater? Support quality family-friendly theater that that Metro brings to St. Louis with their mission of helping to help build inclusive communities and social justice. Not only can you support them in their worthy mission, you also get to stay and see the play for free! The beautiful historic Grandel Theater is at 3610 Grandel Sq. at Grand Blvd, in the Grand Center Arts District.
The performance coming up is Bud, Not Buddy. Based on the Newbery Medal and Coretta Scott King Award-winning novel, this play combines actors with a 13-piece jazz band performing an original score composed by five-time, Grammy-winning jazz artist Terence Blanchard to tell the story of a boy who finds a home and a passion for music. Bud, Not Buddy is perfect for the whole family! This play will be performing in February to school groups (Tuesdays-Fridays at 10am) and weekend public performances (Fridays & Saturdays at 7pm, Sundays at 2pm).
Metro Theater Company’s plays are for people of all ages and capacities. They offer weekend public performances, but also work with schools to bring students in by bus during selected weekdays to foster learning through this exciting arts approach. Before and after the student shows, Metro Theater Company offers Educator Guides for teachers, and after the performances the teaching artists visit the schools for further dialogue with students on the important conversations that emerge from the plays.
You can read more about Bud, Not Buddy and dates for performances at our website: http://metroplays.org
A number of ushers are needed for each performance. After ushering, you may take a seat and see the performance for free. Your duties would include arriving one hour before the performance begins, and:
- As an usher for a student week day performance, you would assist by shepherding students safely into theater from their school buses, through the lobby and into their seats.
- As an usher for a public performance in a weekend evening or a matinee, you would assist by ticket scanning, playbill distribution, and directing people to their specific seats.
- People Skills
- Critical Thinking
- Theater Arts
- Customer Service
Good Match For
Kids Teens People 55+ Group
Requirements & Commitment
- Must be at least 15
- Orientation or Training
- 2.5 hours for each shift
- Walking/Standing, Business Casual Attire, Punctuality