Getting involved in Supporting the Arts is easy!
Volunteers are encouraged to participate in every area of production here at the Camino Real Playhouse. Any individual with the desire to help backstage in many areas such as: sewing, stage painting, carpentry, the gathering of props, the design of sets, sound or lighting assistance, follow spot, stage crew, or front of house activities is very welcome to get involved. Sign up for our master mailing list and tell us what you would like to do, or give our box office a call today. If there is something else beyond this short list that you do well and want to share, please let us know. Your help is greatly appreciated.
BOX OFFICE VOLUNTEERS
Box office volunteers work about 2 hours before performances and customarily can leave just after intermission when many season subscriptions and tickets for future performances are purchased. The only thing required of a box office volunteer is good customer service and a little computer familiarity, as you answer phones, provide information to patrons and sell tickets.
All actors who appear on CRP's stages are volunteers, giving their time and talent to ensure top-quality theater experiences for San Juan Capistrano's play-going public. CRP offers a wealth of opportunity for creativity and growth, guided by our professional staff. The Playhouse encourages newcomers and takes pride in the fact that virtually every production marks the debut of at least one actor at CRP.
You, too, can become part of service and fun for the entire family. Auditions are usually held 6-8 weeks before the opening of a show. Rehearsals generally run Monday through Thursday evenings (Sometimes on Fridays too) and usually one weekend day just prior to Opening. Mainstage performances run Thursday-Friday evenings, with a matinee on Sunday.
Our usher volunteers take tickets at the auditorium door, distribute programs, and help patrons find their seats. They also sell refreshments at intermission. Ushers are given complimentary seats to see the performance, but must be prepared to help in emergencies and on sold-out performances are asked to relinquish their seats to paying patrons. Volunteer Ushers are given appropriate training to fulfill that responsibility for experience Playhouse Ushers or our Volunteer Coordinator. To volunteer to serve as house manager or to usher for mainstage productions, simply fill out our online form on our volunteer page on this website. Without volunteers we simply could not do what we do.
Our Backstage Volunteers make sure everyone on-stage looks good. We need carpenter skills to build sets; painting and artistic skills to make the sets pretty; property (props) people to find that special prop and maintain our props and set pieces in good order; costume builders to help find and fit costumes; stage managers to keep the show running once it has opened; technical people for lights and sound design and operation.... It takes a dedicated backstage crew to successfully mount and produce each show. Tell us what you like to do, and it's probably something we need done today!
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