How To Get Involved In OC’S Theater Community

July 14, 2014 5:00 AM

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(credit: Festival Ballet Theatre)

(credit: Festival Ballet Theatre)

(credit: Segerstrom Center For The Arts)

(credit: Segerstrom Center For The Arts)


Living in Orange County allows you the opportunity to see not only some of the most popular theater performances, but you can also become involved with the local artistic community. Whether by auditioning, performing, donating or volunteering, these venues provide various ways to get connected with other theater enthusiasts.
(credit: Segerstrom)

(credit: Segerstrom)


Segerstrom Center For The Arts
600 Town Center Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 556-2787
www.scfta.org

If you want to see some of the most renowned stage performances in Orange County without paying a penny, then you may want to consider volunteering as an usher at Segerstrom Center for the Arts. Whether you want to volunteer for a little amount of time or a more, you will surrounded by artistic culture. Additionally, if you become a member of the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, you can rub elbows with some of the cast and crew at parties, practices, backstage and special showcases. Learn more about these exclusive opportunities here.

(credit: thebarclay.org)

(credit: thebarclay.org)


Irvine Barclay Theatre
4242 Campus Drive
Irvine, CA 92612
(949) 854-4607
www.thebarclay.org

The Irvine Barclay Theatre provides volunteer opportunities for those passionate about theater and has various donation programs that enable you to support the tremendous showcase of talent each season. If you are interested in donating to the theatre, you can choose from programs including individual contributions, Annual Fund for Excellence, Bravo Barclay or an endowment. To find out more about each donation program, go to the website.

(Photo Credit: South Coast Repertory)

(Photo Credit: South Coast Repertory)


South Coast Repertory
655 Town Center Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 708-5555
www.scr.org

South Coast Repertory provides many opportunities for lovers of theater to share special performance gifts and mingle with others who appreciate the art of theater productions. Currently, there are several employment positions available for union and non-union performers and for those who enjoy being behind the scenes. Click here to get more specific information on each role. If you would rather admire the collaborative work of the plays from afar, then you may want to apply to be a volunteer usher. You can be immersed in the story lines and characters from each play without having to buy a ticket.

Related: Best Places To See Ballet In Orange County

(credit: Doug Catiller, True Image Studio)

(credit: Doug Catiller, True Image Studio)


Chance Theater
5552 E. La Palma Ave.
Anaheim, CA 92807
(714) 777-3033
www.chancetheater.com

Support the expanding performing art scene in Orange County by taking part in the Capital Campaign which generates funds for a new location for Chance Theater. Fortunately, 84 percent of the goal has been attained, but there are still more funds needed. Take a look at this video to see how the campaign is helping to make the Chance Theater a better place for entertainers and show goers. If you are interested in shining on the Chance Theater stage, stay up-to-date on auditions here.

(credit: Lili H./Yelp)

(credit: Lili H./Yelp)


The Yost Theater
307 N. Spurgeon St.
Santa Ana, CA 92701
(888) 862-9573
www.yosttheater.com

As the theater that showcased “Burlesque Bingo,” The Yost Theater presents some of the most fun and unique shows anywhere in Orange County. If you dream of sharing your talents on stage, then applying to perform at The Yost Theater could be your shot. The theater has opportunities for singers, dancers and other entertainers to perform every week and make their impression. Additionally, the theater is offering college internships for students who want to learn more about the business. To apply to be an entertainer or for an internship, send your contact information, resume, photo and brief description of yourself to promoters@yosttheater.com.

Related: Best Outdoor Theater Performances In OC

Stacy Brecht is a professional writer, dancer, marketer and model in the Los Angeles area. Brecht also enjoys traveling, wine, fitness training, volunteering, movies and trying new restaurants. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.


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