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The mission of The Guild at Hickory Community Theatre is to support the Staff and Board of Directors; to enhance the theatre goers’ experience; and to promote an awareness of the theatre within the community.

The Guild at HCT consists of volunteers from all segments of the community. Some members become actively involved with the Guild and the theatre, while others support the organization through their annual dues. Whatever the intent, we welcome all members.

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  • The Guild represents the highest level of volunteerism at HCT. Guild members, in addition to their individual volunteer service, collectively complete projects to improve the appeal and function of the Theatre.

  • Originally called “the Footlighters” years earlier, the Guild was restarted in 2004 and named simply “The Guild@HCT.”

  • The Guild currently has over 50 members who participate in a variety of HCT events and fundraisers.

  • Membership is open to everyone.

  • If you’re looking for a way to be more involved with HCT, meet new friends and give back to your community, consider joining today.

With the 75th season underway, we hope to welcome new members and continue our service projects, social gatherings, and fund raising events.

Annual dues for The Guild at HCT are: $20 per person, or $35 per couple.

Meetings are held the second Monday of each month in The Council Chambers at 6:30 p.m. For additional information on how you can become a part of this active support group for Hickory Community Theatre, email here.

The Guild at HCT offers its continued gratitude to Christine Stinson, Guild Member and HCT Administrative Director, for her guidance and support.

2023-2024 Guild at HCT Officers:

Sue Mulay - President

Chris Lavorata - Vice President

Alice McDonough - Secretary

George Clay -Treasurer

  • Hosted the Kay Awards

  • Provided $2,156 for repairs to the elevator

  • Purchased a 3 year supply on new Kay award statues ($1134)

  • Contributed $1000 towards new HVAC in the balcony 

  • Gold sponsor of Vacation Extravaganza ($1,000)

  • Helped with repairs to the building

  • Guild members assisted with sewing costumes for many shows

  • Guild members volunteer at every production in box office, concessions, as ushers, in lighting design, and in acting roles during the season

  • Organized and completed mailing over 4000 pieces for mid-year appeal

  • Held Wine Tasting fundraiser where members donated food, decorated, served drinks and food

  • Assisted with renovation of costume areas

  • Decorated theatre for holiday season

  • Assisted with reveal party

  • Improved railing in balcony

  • Welcomed 6 new members

  • Held annual holiday gathering 

  • Acted as ambassadors for the theatre, promoting and encouraging people to attend performances

  • Held Beer Tasting fundraiser where members donated food, decorated, and served drinks

  • Assisted with Vacation Extravaganza planning, Proofread Bidding Site, Donated items to silent auction, Organized and Donated to Wine Pull, Helped with setting up, Assisted with ticket pull, Remained for cleanup

  • Assisted with assembly of Rocky Horror bags

  • Assisted with the inventory of costumes and costume sal

  • Represented HCT as judges for HDDA Halloween Costume Competition

  • Assisted with Reveal Party

  • Assisted with Inventory of Costume Shop

  • Provided an appreciation luncheon for the HCT staff

  • Purchased a defibrillator for the theatre ($1688)

  • Sponsored opening night gatherings for cast and crew for THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG and EXIT PURSUED BY A BEAR

Guild accomplishments 2022-2023


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