Wednesday, May 25, 2016


Happy summer, KCSA-ers!

In case you didn't know, Krannert's 2016-17 season has been announced!  Tickets go on sale August 13, with student prices never exceeding $10.

Now, that's a pretty sweet deal, but you can see as many shows as you want for FREE by ushering them.  It's a fairly easy job (you just smile at people, hand out programs, and give directions) and you can pick out the shows you want to see.  Anything from a faculty recital to the Chicago Symphony to the National Circus of the People's Republic of China, totally free!

Browse the calendar, pick out shows for your wishlist, and mark your calendar for the week of August 29, 2016.  That's when we'll start registration for Fall 2016 shows (anything from September through December).

Remember that in order to be eligible to usher, you must be a KCSA member (which is free; we're a student organization, after all!) and complete our usher training on Compass.  It should only take about 30min or so and actually has really helpful information (like where the bathrooms are/what to do in an emergency).

This page explains how to join better than I can, so check it out.

Remember that you can email us at, or private message us via our Facebook, if you have any questions!

~Megan Vescio, KCSA President

Posted on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 by KCSA

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Friday, January 15, 2016

Thank Falstaff it's Friday.

Woot woot!  The Spring 2016 Signup is now available to all members!

You guys have been doing GREAT so far filling up those shows.  The first few performances of the semester are completely filled, and most of the high-profile shows are either full or have a substantial number of ushers.

If you didn't manage to get into a show you wanted, don't fret!  All is not lost.  Check back...a lot.  Stalk the page, especially on the day of the show.  Shows that are completely full tend to have at least a couple of cancellations last-minute.  I'll keep checking the list for shows that are full and update our FB and Twitter whenever there's a vacancy.

Also, console thy arts-loving heart with this: the main reason we give out usher points is to stagger registration.  People with more points get access to the link earlier.  So the more shows you usher now, the more likely you are in the future to get into the more popular spots.  We all have to start from somewhere, right?

Be sure to contact us at if you have any questions or problems, or if you're new and wanna get in on all this ushering fun!

Hope to see you around Krannert Center!

~Megan Vescio, KCSA AdBoard

Posted on Friday, January 15, 2016 by KCSA

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Saturday, December 12, 2015

Hey everyone!

Returning to the blog to throw out some information that will be useful both for returning and new members.

1) Registration for Spring 2016
The signup form for Spring 2016 shows will become available in January.  The exact date you will receive the email depends on how many points you have...

  • 40 points and up: Monday, January 11
  • 30-39 points: Tuesday, January 12
  • 20-29 points: Wednesday, January 13
  • 10-19 points: Thursday, January 14
  • Under 10 points/new members: Friday, January 15

Take advantage of early signup access if you have it!  It'll increase your chances of getting spots in the most popular performances like ELLNORA or the CSO.

New members: remember that you MUST complete your training before you can sign up for any performances.  Please read the "Join KCSA!" page on our website for detailed instructions on how to do so.

2) Events and Meetings
We will begin meeting on February 16, 2016 (may be used as an info meeting depending on how many new members sign up between now and then).  From that point on we will meet every Tuesday at 6pm until April 12th.

  • We will NOT be meeting on March 19th because we'll all be on Spring Break!
  • Our end-of-semester party will take place on a WEDNESDAY, April 20th, so we can go see a Lyric Theatre Invited Dress Rehearsal :)

As always, we plan a series of various tours, activities, and interactive experiences to enhance your overall involvement at KCPA, but if you have any suggestions we'd love to hear them!

3) AdBoard Applications
We will be holding this year's AdBoard elections earlier than usual so that we have more time to have candidates shadow/be trained before we go on break for the summer.  (That way when you assume the position full-time in the fall, you'll already have a good grasp on what's going on :))  We're still in the earliest stages of planning the applications and interview processes, so I unfortunately cannot give you any more details on things like dates, etc.  However, as soon as we have more solid plans I will be sure to announce them!

Something we are looking for in particular is help with internal operations/database work, technical/IT duties, and of course someone who can regularly come to KCSA events to help with miscellaneous things like setting up/tearing down.  People with experience or even just an interest in this type of work are especially encouraged to apply!

That's all the news I have for now.  The newsletters will be going on a short hiatus for the winter break, but I will send one or two out in the last couple of weeks of break, and definitely a registration reminder before Jan. 11th.

Thanks everyone for all your dedicated work!  Good luck on finals and we'll see you next year :)

~Megan, KCSA Marketing

Posted on Saturday, December 12, 2015 by KCSA

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