A few brief items of interest. For more QCMG News read Overtones!
2015 PLAY SELECTION COMMITTEE MEETS APRIL 10 & 15.
The Music Guild needs to choose the five musicals that will comprise our 2015 season and would like for you to help. There will be two play selection meetings open to anyone who wishes to share ideas as to which musicals to produce. The first will be held on Thursday, April 10 and the second will be held on Tuesday, April 15. Both meetings will begin at 6:30PM in the Music Guild lobby.
If you are unable to attend either the April 10th or the April 15th meetings, and have suggestions that meet the criteria, e-mail Mike Schmidt, or phone him at 309-737-5245, and your suggestions will be shared with the group. We hope that you will help us to create another memorable season!
COME WORK BEHIND THE SCENES
For every person you see shine on our stage there are many others in the background making sure they look and sound great!
Music Guild is always welcoming new volunteers to learn theatrical skills like costuming, props, set construction and more. We also need volunteers for our concession stand, box office, and bus greeting.
If you are interested leave your contact info @ 309-762-6610, or e-mail your contact info to firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEW INVITED DRESS REHEARSAL POLICY.
QCMG has updated our policy regarding who may attend our free invited dress rehearsal, and we want to keep you informed.
The reasons behind the change in dress rehearsal policy are as follows:
- To encourage more people to volunteer in all areas of the organization, particularly on the days of performances
- To increase the number of tickets sold per performance and overall season
- To put our policies more in line with other area community theaters.
Persons cast or involved with an individual show will no longer be invited to attend dress rehearsals for the remaining shows. (see * below)
Persons invited to dress rehearsals include:
- nursing homes, group homes, etc that are invited in writing
- neighbors as identified in writing
- board of directors
- persons involved in that specific production that are not participating in the actual performances including:
- Mon-Thurs and Daytime Box Office Volunteers
- Persons involved in tech such as painters, carpenters, seamstresses, lighting, and sound assistants
- 1 guest for each person involved in the actual performance (i.e. cast, crew, orchestra, production staff)
The following volunteers are invited to attend the performance the night or matinee they volunteer:
- Box office
- Bus Greeters
- Parking Attendants
- Lobby Pianists
- Lobby Sales (t-shirts, etc)
This is for the volunteer only and for that performance only. These volunteers can bring a guest only if that guest purchases an individual ticket for the performance that night
* Cast members and others involved in a single show may see the remaining shows of the season for free only if they volunteer in one of the above areas. This will allow them to see the performance(s) the day they volunteer.
Committee chairs will enforce the number of people who volunteer. For example, if concessions needs 6 volunteers and one volunteer brings a friend, the friend will be required to purchase a ticket.
Thursday night Dress Rehearsals will be ushered by the Board of Directors until the policy is understood by our volunteers.
Thank in advance for your patience and understanding as we work to implement the new policy!
MUSIC GUILD TICKETS ARE A GREAT GIFT IDEA
For birthdays, anniversaries, Mother's Day or Christmas - for any occassion, for any age. Music Guild tickets can be the perfect gift! Give the gift of music and dance while supporting your friends & neighbors in their theatrical endeavors.
Season Tickets, or Gift Certificates are available at our Box Office, or on our Tickets page.
VOLUNTEER AT OUR COSTUME SHOPPE
Business is booming at the Costume Shoppe. And we're looking for some additional volunteers to help meet the demand!
In addition to storing and providing costumes for our own productions, the QCMG Costume Shoppe rents costumes to other theater organizations, schools, and individuals. Volunteers are needed to help fill rental requests, sort and organize costumes and perform other tasks at the Shoppe.
Regular Shoppe hours are Wednesday and the 1st Saturday of each month from 9:00-12:00. If you are interested in helping but those hours don't fit into your schedule, let us know. There may be opportunities to volunteer outside of those hours.
If you'd like more information or are willing to volunteer, please respond to this email. Or you can contact Cathy Marsoun, one of our Costume Shoppe Chairs, at email@example.com.
Thanks for donating your time to QCMG!
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