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ENCORE! membership online.

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ENCORE LIfe Member
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served 10+ years)

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For more information about ENCORE! contact Rachel Ingle
Development & Volunteer Manager

Santa's Bag

Patron's Party


If you've ever shopped at Santa's Bag or gotten a helping hand finding your seat from a friendly Usher, then you have met ENCORE!, one of the most active volunteer organizations in the local arts community. ENCORE! is comprised of over 250 individuals of all ages and backgrounds who play a vital role in the theatre’s success. In addition to ushering at performances, ENCORE! coordinates Santa’s Bag, one of our largest annual fundraising and charity events. They also plan and host Children’s Theatre’s annual gala, Celebrate! (formerly Spring Jam), our annual Women's Doubles Tennis Tournament and the Spring Brunch & Silent Auction.

ENCORE! Members enjoy special benefits, too, like priority processing for tickets and classes (see full list of benefits and requirements below).

ENCORE! Membership Benefits

  • Meet and work with other volunteers with common interests.
  • Receive vouchers good for 4 general admission tickets to any performance in the 2013-2014 season.
  • Opportunity to register for education classes and summer camps prior to the general public.
  • Private shopping hours for Santa’s Bag.
  • Invitations to the following social events:
    • Fall Membership Coffee
    • Santa’s Bag
    • Spring Brunch & Auction
    • Celebrate! Children’s Theatre of Charlotte
    • Women’s Doubles Tennis Tournament
  • Opportunity to work with one of the most successful and fun arts organizations in our community!

Membership Requirements

  • Pay dues of $50.00.
  • Work as an active member on at least one of 14 committees (see below).
  • Usher three times during the year. Ushering involves arriving one hour prior to a performance, taking tickets as the audience enters the theatre, directing the audience to their seats and remaining in the theatre for the entirety of the performance. An ushering shift averages 3-4 hours.
  • New members only:
    Work one 3-hour shift (Summer or Fall) at one of Santa’s Bag Workshops, and one 3-hour shift as a Santa's Bag Elf. This is a great way to meet new people while learning about ENCORE!’s oldest and dearest tradition, Santa’s Bag.

View details on the 2014-2015 ENCORE! Committees

2014-2015 ENCORE! Council

President Christie Hinshaw
President-Elect Sherese Smith
Past President Blair Donald
Secretary Michelle Mangan
Advisory Council Chair Catherine Hensley

Children’s Art
Ashley Robertson & Emily Kennedy
Life Member Liaisons
Kate Buckfelder, Beth Gage and Cookie Parnell
2014 Membership
Caryn Craige & Diana Jones
2015 Membership
Claire Marston & Mitzi Lynch
Liz Bundon & Jennifer Davis-Martin
Patron's Party
Marti Head & Sallie Beason
Spring Brunch and Auction
Laura Walger & Emily Agnew
Jennifer Kane-Ross & Nichelle Weintraub
Tennis Tournament
Sally Fochtmann & Dorothy Smith
Ali Price and Kendall Jones

2014 Santa's Bag Coordinator
Ginger Seabrook
2015 Santa's Bag Coordinator
Sarah Ryan
Santa's Bag Finance
Amy Franklin
Santa/Daycare Scheduling
Rebecca Canady & Jennifer Miralia
Elf Committee
Tammy Jones & Marsha Thrasher
Ginny Cobb
Gift Buyer
Sarah Cassidy
Beth Anthony, Ashley Smith and LeAnn Sommerkamp
ENCORE! Boutique
Erika Templeton & Cherie McDonald
Sponsor A Child
Katherine Cowan
Trim A Tree
Leesa Clardy

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