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Volunteer at the Academy School and Playhouse…


Call for Ushers/Concession Members

Our Playhouse is looking for Ushers/Concession members.  We hope you will be able to commit to one evening a play.  Your duties are to sell the concessions before and at intermission and to usher.

Please call the Playhouse office for more information.


Friends of APA School- Who we are and what we do

Tish Murphy & Cindy Clifford, Co-Chairs

Paula Peden, Treasurer

Annie Lajoie, Secretary

Caroline Donovan, Accountant

*The Friends of the APA School provide support for the Academy of Performing Arts School programs, events, productions, costumes and scholarships.

What We Do:

*Frundraising for scholarships, costumes and supporting grant applicaions

*Open House: we purchase dancewear, provide refreshments and help staff the event

* The Friends Boutique has the requuired class attire available year round and your purchase supports our efforts

*We recently participated in Orleans Police Department’s Block Party and spread the word about the APA with a raffle Open House notices and a display

*Shaws Rewards Program

*We have a Friends Boutique & Refreshments table at APA School productions

*We send a representative to the APA School Committee

Contact Information:

Please contact us with ideas and skills that you would like to share. We welcome all parent participation and thank you for you support.

Volunteer Opportunities

Here’s what you can do…

Please give us a call with your area of interest from the categories listed below.

School 508-255-5510  Playhouse 508-255-3075

Administrative: Folding and assembling brochures, inserts, programs, mailings, etc.


Special Events: Food preparation, baking, serving, ticket booth, auctioneer, flowers, decorations, solicit donations

Ushers: Playhouse- 3 Needed per show…. see shows for free!

School- 4 Ushers needed per production

Public Relations: Delivering posters and informational material, 1-2 people needed per town: Orleans, Chatham, Brewster, Eastham, Harwich, Dennis, Wellfleet

Artists: We always need painters, set designers, photographers, videographers, graphic designers, web designers, etc.

Gallery Coordinators: Helping to select and schedule artists exhibiting in our playhouse lobby gallery, assisting with display.

Concession: selling refreshments at the playhouse before performances and during intermission. Clean up coffee and refreshment area.

Facilities and Grounds: Cleaning (Interior projects), Painting (interior and exterior), yard work (Spring/Fall cleanups) and repairs. We always need electriaicans, plumbers, charpenters, etc.

Thank you for your help!!!

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