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.

NOTE: sometimes your email host dings us as spam so you should periodically check your spam folder for emails from the Kelsey Theatre.

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  



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
  • 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: 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.
  • 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.





USHER LINK:   https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090C4EACAA2DAA8-twas1


  • Friday, December 2 at 7pm
  • Saturday, December 3 at 1pm & 4pm   
  • Sunday, December 4 at 1pm & 4pm 
The excitement and wonder of the long-awaited midnight visit by Santa Claus, made famous in Clement Moore’s beloved poem, is brought to the stage again in a fun and enchanting musical perfect for even the littlest ones.  
Presented by Kelsey Players


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


  • Friday, December 9 at 7pm
  • Saturday, December 10 at 2pm & 7pm   
  • Sunday, December 11 at 2pm & 7pm 
It’s the Trial of the Century! A year after his miraculous transformation, Ebenezer Scrooge appears to have reverted to his old ways. Amidst plenty of mayhem and laughter Scrooge indignantly files suit against Jacob Marley and the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future. The charges: breaking and entering, kidnapping, attempted murder and the intentional infliction of emotional distress. With Scrooge representing himself (to save a pound), and London’s charismatically clever barrister, Solomon Rothschild representing the ghosts, what will become of the spirit of Christmas? The classic Dickens’ characters return to take the witness stand in Mark Brown’s courtroom farce.
Presented by MTM Players


USHER LINK:   https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090C4EACAA2DAA8-nutcracker1


  • Friday, December 16 at 7pm
  • Saturday, December 17 at 1pm & 4pm   
  • Sunday, December 18 at 1pm & 4pm 
Young Clara sneaks downstairs on Christmas Eve to play with her favorite present – a Nutcracker – when she is suddenly confronted by the menacing Mouse King!  Her Nutcracker prince comes alive, saves her and whisks her away to the Land of The Sweets where Snow Queen & King, snow fairies, dancing sugar plums and toy soldiers all await her.  This classic ballet, set to Tchaikovsky’s magical score, is abridged and fully narrated!  Family and friends of all ages can celebrate the holiday season together at this delightful performance.
Presented by NJ Dance Connection



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


  • Fridays, January 6 & 13 at 8pm
  • Saturdays, January 7 & 14 at 8pm   
  • Sundays, January 8 & 15 at 2pm 
Written in 1934, Lillian Hellman’s potent exploration of the power of lies – and the culture of fear which allows them to thrive – remains startlingly relevant in our era of ”fake news” and online deception. Lifelong friends Karen and Martha are the headmistresses of a prestigious all-girls boarding school in a small New England town. When a vengeful pupil whispers a rumor that the two women are having an affair, it triggers a devastating chain of consequences. At the peril of destroying their careers, their relationships, and their lives, Karen and Martha courageously risk public shame and fight for the truth to be heard.
Presented by Pierrot Productions


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


  • 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”? 
Presented by Shakespeare '70