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Unsung Heroes - Bernie & Pauline, Ushers

Bernie & Pauline Fortier, Ushers

What made you want to start ushering for CLT? Our daughter was involved in her first play, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, when she was 12. As a result of her involvement with CLT and later with the Lewiston H.S. drama program, we became more interested in theater and thus, began ushering at CLT.

How long have you been serving as volunteer ushers? Approximately 13 years.

What's your favorite part about volunteer ushing? Greeting and welcoming patrons

What does the role of a volunteer usher entail? The most important role is to greet people and make them feel welcome.

What has been your favorite musical to usher? Favorite Musical: Joseph and Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Favorite straight show? Favorite straight show: Proof

What's your life like outside of the theater? Bernie is a Latin teacher at Lewiston High school and enjoys playing hockey. Pauline is a Mary Kay consultant, volunteers at Seniors Plus as a Medicare Counselor, and volunteers for AARP as a tax preparer.

What's one show you would like to usher for at CLT? Sound of Music

If you were trapped on a desert island but had access to the soundtrack of just one musical, which musical would you want that to be? Hamilton

Why do you think that community theater is an asset to our communities? CLT allows local people to showcase their talent. It also exposes people to a wide assortment of shows and is an important component of making Lewiston Auburn a major destination for the arts.