As the Lutcher Theater prepares for the 2015-16 Season, the Lutcher Theater Service Guild is seeking individuals interested in volunteering their time and talents to help promote and support the arts and the Lutcher in our community.

This season’s membership drive is to be held Thursday, August 6, from 5:30-7:00 pm on the Lutcher Theater third floor lobby. The drive is open to the public and all are invited for a hot dog supper and information about committees and membership responsibilities.

The Service Guild is a non-profit organization whose main objective is to support the Lutcher Theater’s performing arts series.  Annually the theater provides entertainment to approximately 30,000 adults and children and the Guild helps to facilitate Lutcher events in a variety of ways. “Volunteering at the Lutcher Theater is a great way to keep the Arts alive in the community!!” says five year guild member, Peggy Lynn Richardson.

Member Lillie Henderson added that the guild offers an opportunity for fun and engaging social interaction while affording volunteers choices of working when their schedules allow. “I volunteer at the theater, mostly for the fellowship with other volunteers, plus the ability to see and visit with patrons.”

Persons interested in volunteering can choose to be involved with one or more committees, which represent the different aspects of the theater’s needs. Volunteer committee opportunities include:

Patron Services: includes ushering, scanning and counting tickets, attending concessions and coatroom, and assisting with hearing devices and binocular rentals.

Hospitality: includes catering and providing “Home Town” hospitality for national and international touring company members, and technical crews. The Lutcher Theater has earned a national/international reputation as the theater known by artists to provide hometown hospitality and the feeling of “coming home to family.”

Sets, Lights, Audio and Props: includes assisting backstage with the technical aspects of a show, such as loading in, lighting, sound, props and wardrobe for most daytime children’s shows.

Administration: includes mailing material relating to board meetings, general membership meetings, and invitations to special events such as the Guild’s Christmas Dinner and Officer Installation Dinner.

Audience Development: includes distributing materials such as posters and flyers throughout Southeast Texas and Southwest Louisiana promoting the theater events to the public.

Membership: includes organizing and conducting the annual membership drive, collecting dues and maintaining a current membership roster for the Guild.

Annual dues for members are $10.00 and are used to support Guild activities.

For more information about the membership drive, the Service Guild or the Lutcher’s upcoming season please call 886-5535 or visit us online at www.lutcher.org.

Photo – Members of the Lutcher Theater Service Guild pose with Jack Hanna during his recent appearance at the theater.