Volunteer

Our volunteer ushers are valued members of the Center for Performing Arts. They assist with Mainstage productions, Arts in Education and Rental events.

CPA Ushers Are Expected to:

  • Arrive at least one hour prior to the performance to allow time to sign-in, receive assignments, and pertinent information about the day's performance. Some performances require an earlier arrival time.
  • Dress in a professional manner. Black & White formal attire, ideally.
  • Have a flashlight and a name badge.
  • Stuff programs with inserts.
  • Usher, take and scan tickets, greet and direct patrons.
  • Watch for patrons entering the house with prohibited drink, food or electronics.
  • Watch the house for disruptive behavior or emergencies and notify house management.
  • Remain at their assigned location. Close their assigned door(s) when house lights go down, open their assigned door(s) when house lights go up.
  • Pick up programs, tickets, and inserts from floor after the performance.
  • Check for lost items and give them to house management.
  • Assist disabled patrons with accessible seating.
  • Volunteer for a minimum of one Arts in Education show per season and one four-hour shift of a Dance Competition per season.


RSVP attendance for upcoming shows.

Request information about becoming an usher.

 

GSU Student Volunteer Club/Organization Form

 

Questions? Contact Patron Services Manager Jane Cox at 708.235.2811 or at jcox1@govst.edu.

 

For all performance events, we need a minimum of five ushers. The Usher Call Time is between 60-90 minutes prior to curtain.
 
Dance competitions have different and more specific ushering needs, and if you are willing to work for any of those income producing rental events please contact Jane at 708.235.2811 in advance to confirm your participation and hours.

 

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities for 2017-18

November 2018

Homecoming Music Fest - JUST ADDED!Tues., November 6 at 7:30 p.m.Usher call: 6:30 p.m.
The Hit Men     Sat., November 10 at 8 p.m.Usher call: 6:30 p.m.
AIE FIELD TRIP: Math Maniac     Thur., November 15 at 9:45 a.m. and 12 noonUsher call: 8:45 a.m.
What's Next? Gabriel Royal (Jazz)     Sat., November 17 at 8 p.m.Usher call: 6:30 p.m.

December 2018

The NutcrackerSat., Dec. 8 at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.Usher call: 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
AIE FIELD TRIP: A Very Electric ChristmasFri., Dec. 14 at 9:45 a.m. and 12 noonUsher call: 8:45 a.m.

 

January 2019

Jesus Christ Superstar (SLATE Musical On Stage)Fri., January 25 at 8 p.m.Usher call: 6:30 p.m.
Jesus Christ Superstar (SLATE Musical On Stage)Sat., January 26 at 8 p.m.Usher call: 6:30 p.m.
Jesus Christ Superstar (SLATE Musical On Stage)Sun., January 27 at 2 p.m.Usher call: 12:30 p.m.
AIE FIELD TRIP: Let's Go ScienceTues., January 29 at 9:45 a.m. and 12 noonUsher call: 8:45 a.m.

 

February 2019

AIE FIELD TRIP: Harriet TubmanTues., February 5 at 9:45 a.m. and 12  noonUsher call: 8:45 a.m.
Soul Royalty Starring Brian OwensSat., February 9 at 8 p.m.Usher call: 7 p.m.
RENTAL DANCE COMPETITION WEEKEND: in10sityFebruary 15-17Ushers required in four hour shifts
AIE FIELD TRIP: The Cat in the HatWed., February 20 at 9:45 a.m. and 12 noonUsher call: 8:45 a.m.
RENTAL DANCE COMPETITION WEEKENDFebruary 22-24Ushers required in four hour shifts

 

 March 2019

Almost, Maine (TAPS/DRAMA On Stage)Friday, March 8 at 8 p.m.Usher call time: 6:30 p.m.
Almost, Maine (TAPS/DRAMA On Stage)     Saturday, March 9 at 8 p.m.Usher call time: 6:30 p.m.
Almost, Maine (TAPS/DRAMA On Stage)    Sunday, March 10 at 2 p.m.Usher call time: 12:30 p.m.
RENTAL DANCE COMPETITION WEEKEND: BravO Dance March 15-17 Ushers required in four hour shifts
RENTAL DANCE COMPETITION WEEKEND: Kinetix March 22-24Ushers required in four hour shifts
Who's Bad? A Tribute to Michael Jackson (TAPS DANCE)Thu., March 28 at 7:30 p.m.Usher call time: 6:30 p.m.
RENTAL DANCE COMPETITION WEEKEND: Star SystemsMarch 29-31Ushers required in four hour shifts

 

 April 2019

AIE FIELD TRIP: Chicago Shakespeare Theatre - MacbethMon., April 1 at 10 a.m.Usher call: 9 a.m.
AIE FIELD TRIP: The Magic School BusWed., April 3 at 9:45 a.m. and 12 noonUsher call: 8:45 a.m.
HOPERA: A Fallen HeroSat., April 6 at 8 p.m.Usher call: 7 p.m.
AIE FIELD TRIP: Anne FrankWed., April 10 at 9:45 a.m. and 12 noonUsher call: 8:45 a.m.
RENTAL DANCE COMPETITION WEEKEND: Revolution DanceApril 12-14Ushers required in four hour shifts
RENTAL FIELD TRIP: Slim Goodbody     Exact Date TBATBA
The Ultimate Queen Celebration Starring Marc MartelSat., April 27 at 8 p.m.Usher call time: 7 p.m. / 4 p.m. for VIP Check-in Volunteers

 

 May 2019

RENTAL DANCE COMPETITION WEEKEND: NexstarMay 3-5Ushers required in four hour shifts
AIE FIELD TRIP: Stuart LittleMon., May 6 at 9:45 a.m. and 12 noonUsher call time: 8:45 a.m.
RENTAL CONCERTSat., May 11 at 7 p.m.Usher call time: 6 p.m.
RENTAL Dance Recital: Creative DanceSun., May 19 at 1 p.m.Usher call time: 12 p.m.
RENTAL DANCE COMPETITION WEEKEND: StarquestMay 24-26Ushers required in four hour shifts

 

 June 2019

RENTAL DANCE RECITAL: Dance ImagesSat., June 1 at 12 p.m. and 5 p.m.Usher call time: 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.
RENTAL DANCE RECITAL: Studio OneSat., June 8 at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.Usher call time: 12 p.m. and 5 p.m.
RENTAL DANCE RECITAL: Studio OneSun., June 9 Exact Time TBDUsher call time: TBD
EMERALD CITY SUMMER CAMP ShowFri., June 21 at 7 p.m.Usher call time: 6 p.m.
RENTAL Dance RecitalSun., June 23 Exact Time TBDUsher call time: TBD