VOLUNTEERS

Kelsey Forward Initiative is committed to actively assisting Kelsey Theatre in advancing an environment of diversity, equality, inclusion, and anti-racism in all productions and programs offered by the resident theater companies. We acknowledge the need for growth and are committed to learning from our past mistakes. We aim to foster an inclusive environment for people of all races, genders, religions, sexual orientations, creeds, socio-economic statuses, nationalities and abilities. 

 

**If you would like to receive audition notifications or usher information via email please fill out the blue form.

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VOLUNTEERING FOR SHOW CREW -
The Kelsey Theatre has 10 different Theatre Companies that use our stage and their needs vary. If you want to volunteer to work on a production please FOLLOW THE LINK TO FILL IN THE VOLUNTEER FORM. ONCE YOUR FORM IS RECEIVED IT WILL BE FORWARDED TO THE PRODUCTION COMPANIES.
If you have any other questions you can email Amy Bessellieu bessella@mccc.edu  
VOLUNTEER FORM
HTTPS://TINYURL.COM/KELSEY-VOLUNTEER-SIGN-UP

 


USHER OPPORTUNITIES

Usher opportunities are open to all races, gender identities, sexual orientations, body types, ages and abilities.
We strongly recommed wearing masks while volunteering at the theatre
USHER JOBS INCLUDE:
  • Handing out Will-Call Tickets
  • Scanning Tickets at the Entrance
  • Assisting with seating
  • Helping to go through the theatre at the end of the show to make sure nothing was left behind. 
    • We have dispossible gloves you can wear while working if you wish to use them. 
Usher vests will be washed after each use, please place used vest in the basket under the vest rack once you are done. 
DRESS CODE:
  • Dress code: Conservative Casual. You will be required to wear an Usher Vest while ushering.
  • Usher vests will be washed after each use, please place used vest in the basket under the vest rack once you are done.
NOTE:
  • Once signed up all you need to do is show up at the time you picked.
  • NO Video Recording allowed
  • NO Go-Pro's allowed in Theatre
  • If we are sold out you may be required to stand for the performance.
    • There are a limited number of "jump seats" available for ushers.

THERE ARE SEPARATE LINKS FOR EACH SHOW... To sign up click the link for the show you want, click the date and time you want then fill in your information as requested.   Be sure to scroll down to the submit button at the bottom of the page.

 


 

 ***JANUARY USHER OPPORTUNITIES***

 
AN IDEAL HUSBAND

USHER LINK:   https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090C4EACAA2DAA8-anideal

PERFORMANCE DATES:

  • Fridays, January 20 & 27 at 8pm
  • Saturdays, January 21 & 28 at 8pm   
  • Sundays, January 22 & 29 at 2pm 
Government minister, Sir Robert Chiltem, is respectable, well-off, with a loving wife. When the conniving Mrs. Cheveley appears with evidence of a past misdeed and threatens to blackmail him, his best friend tries (through a number of comedic entanglements) to lead Robert and his family out of harm. But there are others who have desires and ambitions all their own.  Written in 1895, there are countless elements of today’s turbulent times: feminism, blackmail, political corruption, morality and mistrust, love and forgiveness, all served up with the effervescent Oscar Wilde wit. Will this cocktail mix of characters finally learn what it means to be “an ideal husband”? 
"Please be advised that AN IDEAL HUSBAND contains adult themes, including sexuality."
Presented by Shakespeare '70

 

***FEBRUARY USHER OPPORTUNITIES***

THE FANTASTICKS

USHER LINK:   https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090C4EACAA2DAA8-thefantasticks

PERFORMANCE DATES:

  • Fridays, February 3 & 10 at 8pm
  • Saturdays, February 4 & 11 at 8pm   
  • Sundays, February 5 & 12 at 2pm 
Narrated by the mystical and gallant El Gallo, this poetic and comic musical is a timeless story focusing on two young lovers, their meddling parents and the journey everyone must take through the highs of adolescent passions, the agonies of heartbreak and the hurts of betrayal…to discover how to truly love.  With its most memorable song, “TryTo Remember”, this funny and moving classic will warm your hearts on a cold winter’s night.
Presented by Theater To Go

THE MAGGIE WALKER STORY

USHER LINK:   https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090C4EACAA2DAA8-themaggie

PERFORMANCE DATES:

  • Saturday, February 11 at 1pm & 4pm   
The child of a freed slave, Maggie Walker was born in 1864 in the Virginia home of Elizabeth Van Lew, a Union spy. When she was nine, Maggie’s father was murdered and her mother had no money to bury him. Young Maggie joined the order of St. Luke, a national savings group formed to pay the burial expenses of poor blacks. As a high school senior, Maggie helped to establish an appropriate graduation for her class by organizing the nation’s first civil rights strike by black students. As an adult, she led and expanded St. Luke’s, becoming the nation’s first woman bank president and a powerful force in civil rights. Recommended Grades 3 and up.
Presented by Virginia Repertory Theatre Company

SORDID LIVES

USHER LINK:   https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090C4EACAA2DAA8-sordid

PERFORMANCE DATES:

  • Fridays, February 17 & 24 at 8pm
  • Saturdays, February 18 & 25 at 8pm   
  • Sundays, February 19 & 26 at 2pm 
Hilarity ensues following the death of Peggy, a respectable Christian grandmother who died in a seedy motel room after tripping over the wooden legs of her lover. And yep. He’s married to Peggy’s sister’s neighbor who lives in the trailer behind her house. Three generations of family converge on a small Texas town to mourn the death of their matriarch causing many skeletons to shake loose from the closet (ahem). Watch as this unique menagerie of family and friends wallows in riotous feuding, resentment, remorse, and reconciliation. (Leave the kids at home for this one.)
Presented by MTM Players

Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST MOVIE SING-ALONG

USHER LINK:   https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090C4EACAA2DAA8-disneys

PERFORMANCE DATES:

  • Saturday, February 25 at 10am & 2pm   
The Tale as old as time continues as we follow along with Belle and her fantastic journey to the enchanted castle of The Beast.. But Theater to Go adds an additional cast member- YOU!  Packed with audience participation activities and a goody bag of props to use throughout the movie, you will be guided by our hosts to Sing Along and Play Along with the movie. And don't forget to come in costume for a chance to win a prize!
Presented by Theater To Go

***MARCH USHER OPPORTUNITIES***

REOCK & ROLL REVUES SONGWRITERS

USHER LINK:   https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090C4EACAA2DAA8-reock

PERFORMANCE DATES:

  • Saturday, March 3 at 8pm
  • Sunday, March 4 at 2pm   

After 15 Years performing Classic Rock Albums from the late 1960's-1970's, The Reock & Roll Revue return to The Kelsey Theatre showcasing original music written by the talented members of the group.

Most of these performers have been writing original music for over 30 yrs, and have released many albums & CD's. With such a wide range of styles, we know that you will rock out to music influenced by the many great composers/bands The Revue have passionately presented for so many years at the Kelsey Theatre.

Presented by Reock & Roll Revue

A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER

USHER LINK:   https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090C4EACAA2DAA8-agentlemans

PERFORMANCE DATES:

  • Fridays, March 10 & 17 at 8pm
  • Saturdays, March 11 & 18 at 8pm
  • Sundays, March 12 & 19 at 2pm   
Monty Navarro, heir to a family fortune, sets out to jump the line of succession by – you guessed it-eliminating the eight pesky relatives who stand in his way.  All the while, Monty has to juggle his mistress (she’s after more than just love), his fiancée (she’s his cousin, but who’s keeping track?), and the constant threat of landing behind bars! This Tony Award-winning musical (with one very special performance twist) is what we like to call the very model of a modern major musical. PG13
Presented by Maurer Productions OnStage 

DISNEY HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL JR

USHER LINK:   https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090C4EACAA2DAA8-disneys1

PERFORMANCE DATES:

  • Friday, March 24 at 7pm
  • Saturday, March 25 at 1pm & 4pm   
  • Sunday, March 26 at 1pm & 4pm 

We're all in this together in Disney Channel's smash hit musical phenomenon featuring the students of East High. Troy, Gabriella and the students of East High must deal with issues of love, friends and family while balancing their classes and extra-curricular activities.

This show features a cast of young actors and has been shortened to run 60 minutes. The show’s iconic upbeat musical numbers are still here and are infectiously fun and engaging for both young and old alike.

Presented by Tomato Patch Program and Kelsey Players

***APRIL USHER OPPORTUNITIES***

MERCER DANCE ENSEMBLE COLLABORATIONS

USHER LINK:   https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090C4EACAA2DAA8-mercer2

PERFORMANCE DATES:

  • Friday, April 14 at 8pm
  • Saturday, April 15 at 8pm   
  • Sunday, April 16 at 2pm 
A group of Mercer County Community College’s most talented students, staff, faculty and alumni, plus guest choreographers and dancers comes together to tell their stories, sway your emotions and weave a spell with their music and movement. 
Presented by MCCC Academic Theatre and Dance Program

THE PARENTAL ADVISORY COMEDY SHOW

USHER LINK:   https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090C4EACAA2DAA8-theparental

PERFORMANCE DATES:

  • Friday, April 21 at 8pm
  • Saturday, April 22 at 8pm
Back by popular demand! It has been a decade since Kelsey Theatre hosted this fun, irreverent comedy show. Hosted by comedian and influencer (and Mercer Alumnus) Kyrus Keenan Westcott, the show will feature professional stand-up comedians from the tri-state region, including clubs in New York City, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, as well as on television. PS - Don't bring the kids.
Presented by K2K Productions



THE UGLY DUCKLING

USHER LINK:   https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090C4EACAA2DAA8-theugly

PERFORMANCE DATES:

  • Saturday, April 22 at 1pm & 4pm 
We all know the fable of the swan who grows up “ugly” in a family of ducks, later to find his appearance changing as he discovers his true identity. Follow along as our “duck” finds friendship with other unlikely misfits: a mole that hates dirt and the bald eagle with a full head of hair. These three “misfit” heroes work together to earn their home on the King’s estate and find the self-confidence that only friendship and accomplishment can provide. Please join us for this all-singing, all-dancing, all-delightful new musical. 
Presented by Virginia Repertory Theatre Company

HELLO DOLLY

USHER LINK:   https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090C4EACAA2DAA8-hello

PERFORMANCE DATES:

  • Fridays, April 28 & May 5 at 8pm
  • Saturdays, April 29 & May 6 at 2pm & 8pm
  • Sundays, April 30 & May 7 at 2pm   
Celebrate the Golden Age of the American Musical with one of the most enduring and delightful musical comedies, set at the turn of the 20 th Century and filled with charisma and heart. Dolly Levi is a New Yorker, widow, a matchmaker, and also a professional meddler - but everything changes when she decides that the next match she needs to make is to find someone for herself. Good for the whole family, “It Only Takes a Moment” to get your tickets for this boisterous and charming family musical.
Presented by Yardley Players Theatre Company