31 Things That Enrage Front Of House Theatre Staff
I saw you take that photo!
1. If you work front of house at a theatre, your shifts are dictated by the time of the show, which means you work different hours to most people.
2. This is especially annoying if you live with people who DO work normal hours.
3. Not to mention most front of house theatre staff work weekends, which sucks big time :/
4. Front of house uniforms are never very comfortable or stylish.
5. Most ushers have to wear a name badge, meaning people think it's okay to say your name over and over again.
6. Some theaters require their staff to wear a little radio piece, it's always a scramble trying to find the least gross/broken one before anyone else.
7. The bane of any usher's life is getting people to NOT take photos.
8. You tell them off, walk away, and literally 2 seconds later they’re snapping again.
9. Then there's those people who film the whole thing, when you ask them to delete the footage at the end of the show, they act like you've just slapped them in the face.
10. If you're working on a musical, you get patrons who are so excited, they get up and dance mid-show.
12. Then there’s the never-ending drama of latecomers.
13. They don't understand that they can't just waltz in and take their seat.
14. If the show has a latecomer's call you can take them in then, BUT it's super awkward when you bring them to their seats only to see someone else has decided to sit there.
15. There are also countless dummies who INSIST on just nipping to the loo at the three minute call, WHHHYYYY.
16. It's also really pointless when people have a go at you for how expensive the programmes/ice creams/drinks are.
Who do you think I am? I don't decide these things!
17. Or they tell you the balcony is far too high up.
Right okay, I'll just change the entire theatre for you, BRB.