Brittany Stowe, junior arts administration major
Box office intern at the Opera Theater of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, Pa.
It takes more than setting props and placing actors on a stage in front of a live audience to produce a musical theater performance. What often goes unnoticed is how audience members receive their tickets, get into the theater and find their seats every night for a performance. An integral team in musical theater must run like a well-oiled machine in order to make every show a success.
At the Opera Theater of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, Pa., Brittany Stowe recognized this and worked to ensure that every performance ran as smoothly as possible. Stowe, the box office intern, was able to take what she learned in her arts administration classes at Waynesburg and apply lessons to her everyday duties and responsibilities.
Stowe answered phone calls from patrons interested in purchasing tickets for the Opera Theater’s summer events. Once tickets were purchased, Stowe confirmed ticket orders, organized them and shipped them to the appropriate customers. During performance nights, Stowe assisted in running the box office and selling tickets at the door.
“I really enjoyed the Opera Theater,” said Stowe. “I made so many connections through all the company activities and performances. It was a great experience.”