A Salute to our Ushers

We wanted to turn the spotlight to the real stars of each and every show at the Lobero–our family of volunteer ushers!

Herewith, four exemplary individuals who have been recognized as Usher of the Year:

  • “I have been ushering all of the wonderful music, humor, and educational and community events that this unique and wonderful theatre offers for 10 years, and it has been a life-changing experience. I am proud to be a part of the great Lobero family. Arriving early when the theatre is empty to help prepare for opening [the house], I’m still filled with anticipation at what magic is in store.”
    – Phil Parson, Usher of the Year 2014
  • “I find it incredibly difficult to put into words all of the gratitude that I have in my heart for being embraced and welcomed into the Lobero Theatre Family! It’s truly a very, very special venue. I still absolutely adore my favorite position of taking tickets, personally greeting and welcoming patrons with a smile to a place that feels like home, and that I have such great pride in being a part of!”
    – Evelyne Chezum, Usher of the Year 2015
  • “As a retired elementary teacher, ushering at the Lobero has allowed me to give back to the community. I am able to cross paths with patrons of all ages and work alongside people that I may not have met otherwise. The Lobero has introduced me to a wide range of talented artists–experiencing their performances is truly something I cherish!
    – Sherry Shultz, Usher of the Year 2016
  • “I never tire of walking into one of Santa Barbara’s great architectural treasures; the Lobero is beautiful inside and out. As an usher, I most enjoy the patrons’ surprise and excitement on their first visit. The community of hardworking staff and volunteers is impressive–bright, interesting, dedicated, and positive. I have enjoyed experiencing the operation of a first-rate theatre and am most grateful for the new friendships and the opportunity to help.”
    –Linda Wolcott Moore, Usher of the Year 2017

Learn more about becoming an usher, and check out highlights from last year’s Halloween-themed celebration.

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