Take some time to get to know John, Mary, Karen, Cynthia and Laura. Here are fun facts about our new ushers:
Hometown- Pittsburgh, PA
Occupation- Loan Officer
Hobbies- Golf, Swimming
Favorite Food- Pizza, Mexican
Favorite Live Performance- Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Taming of the Shrew at the Globe Theatre in London
Favorite Artist- Neil Diamond
Lastly, I swam and played baseball at Notre Dame.
Hometown- Chicago & St. Louis
Occupation- Music Teacher/Pianist/Organist
Hobbies- Needlework, playing piano, reading, travel
Favorite Food- Pretty much all food!
Favorite Live Performance- Andrew Lloyd Webber theatre, Globe Theatre (London Shakespeare)
Favorite Artist- Neil Diamond, Frank Sinatra, Beatles, Classical musicians
Lastly, I played the ND Basilica organ for my father-in-law’s funeral. Saw ND play Navy in Dublin.
Hometown- South Bend
Occupation- Administrative Assistant – Elkhart Community Schools/38 years
Hobbies- Golfing, attending sporting events, reading, learning how to quilt
Favorite Food- Italian
Favorite Live Performance- Mamma Mia
Favorite Artist- Celine Dion
Occupation- Retired from Elkhart General – Human Resources / Communications
Hobbies- Tennis, Reading, Cooking and Traveling
Favorite Food- Ice cream, Popcorn and Pizza
Favorite Live Performance- Moody Blues, Jersey Boys and Phantom of the Opera
Favorite Artist- Kenny Rogers, Vince Gill, Bee Gees
Lastly, I have seven bird feeders and love sports.
Hometown- I was born in a New York hospital and lived there my whole life, until moving to South Bend in 2012 with my husband, Tom. Lived in Flushing, NY, Rockaway Beach, NY, and, lastly, Northport, NY.
Occupation- I was Administrative Assistant to the Dean of Pace University’s graduate school until I started my family, when I chose to be a stay-at-home Mom for many years. I retired in 2010 from my position as Administrative Assistant of a medical/dental/habilitative services clinic for people with disabilities where I worked for 23 years.
Hobbies- The hobby (a vocation really) I most enjoy is involving myself in live theatre in almost any capacity. I also enjoy cooking – not just for sustenance, choral singing and other creative pastimes.
Favorite Food- A really good Jewish deli pastrami on rye with deli mustard, crunchy half-sour pickle and a bottle of ice cold Heineken’s with a small bag of chips.
Favorite Live Performance- Paul Newman (with Geraldine Paige) on B’way in “Sweet Bird of Youth” in 1959. 2nd fave: Paul Newman as “The Stage Manager” in “Our Town” in Stratford, Connecticut in 2007. I was so fortunate to be able to see him from the start of his career until the time he retired from the theatre.
Favorite Artist- Luciano Pavarotti (close second: Andrea Bocelli)
Lastly, my very dear friend once sent me a birthday card whose sentiment truly touched me, and I hope it is and will always be true. It said: “To my friend, whose inner child is always ready to come out and play.”