Volunteer Spotlight: John Sigala

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When did you start volunteering at The 5th?

I’m a new volunteer and started volunteering at The 5th with The Sound of Music.

Why do you love musical theater?

I was introduced to musical theater in 1968 when I went to London through my high school summer foreign study program.  I saw Man of La Mancha and loved it and see a musical whenever I can.

What makes coming to The 5th special?

The 5th has a reputation for musicals and the theater is one of the most beautiful I’ve seen and gives the feeling of something magical. Also, its programs introduce young audiences to both the venue and to participation in all facets of theater, which makes it a special place to volunteer.

What’s your favorite memory here?

If had to name one in my short history with The 5th it probably would be seeing the reaction of the kids watching The Little Mermaid and the excitement when asked if they wanted a Little Mermaid tattoo.

Where are you from?

I was born in Fresno, California but raised and went to school in the Salinas Valley and Monterey Bay area.

What do you do outside of volunteering here?  

I’m retired but am a volunteer for Sound Generations, Fremont Fair and Festivals and Bumbershoot.

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