Stage 212 is a community theatre group located in
La Salle, Illinois. Join us in celebrating our
thirty-first season here in the Illinois Valley.
Stage 212's current production is
"The Wizard of Oz"
Stage 212, Inc. is an organization dedicated to the
advancement of the theatre arts in the Illinois
Valley. Begun in 1968 as a summer project of the
Spring Valley Youth Center (located at 212 W. St.
Paul Street, hence the name), the community theatre
group was chartered as an independent, non-profit
corporation in 1970. Since then, Stage 212 has
mounted more than ninety major productions
(including a full-scale play or musical every three
months continuously since 1979), along with
one-acts, revues and traveling shows.
Stage 212 encourages persons with an interest in
theatre, with or without previous experience, to
become involved in its projects. Auditions for
performing roles in each production are publicly
announced and open to all. Volunteers are also
welcome for stage, set, and house crews. All
project participants are invited to become members.
The corporation's business affairs are supervised by
a Management Committee drawn from the membership.
The Robert D. Manahan Center for the Performing Arts
is both Stage 212's production locale and its
corporate headquarters. The organization's mailing
P.O. Box 198
La Salle, IL 61301-0198
(815)224-3025 (ticket office)
Thank you for your interest in ushering at Stage
212. We have recently reorganized our volunteer
usher program and would like to provide you with the
- Ushers must be scheduled in advance with the
- Ushers must be dressed appropriately (no jeans,
t-shirts or sweats).
- Ushers will be provided with a "badge" to
identify them to our patrons.
- Ushers must arrive at least 45 minutes prior to
- Ushers must be courteous to our patrons at all
- Ushers must stay to help with cleaning duties
after the performance.
Besides the obvious duties of helping patrons to
their seats, passing out programs and giving
directions to the restroom, ushers will be expected
to perform the following duties after the show (as
instructed and assigned by the House Manager):
In return for your volunteer assistance, ushers
will be allowed to view the performance free of
charge. Please be aware that at the discretion of
the House Manager, you will be seated in the
auditorium if seats are available. Otherwise,
ushers will be seated in the "Red Room".
Volunteer ushers will now be scheduled by
Natalie Smigel. Please contact her by phone at
(815)223-7413 or by email at
to get your name registered on our master call
list. It would be greatly appreciated if you would
then make a habit of contacting Natalie to schedule
your usher date during the three weeks prior to each
production's opening (about the same time tickets
would go on sale). If ushers are still needed,
calls will then be made to people on the master call
list. A maximum of six ushers will be scheduled per
Mary Beth Brantner
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This page was last updated on 07/24/99.