Ah, the theater!
I was in theater in high school… for a little bit at least (until the drama teacher's personality changed). I was a techie (techies do it in the dark)! Much prefer the comfort of being behind the scenes rather than on the stage. I was in props for most of my time doing it, then I was in sound and lights. I wanted to join costume and make-up, but they changed things up so you had to try-out for behind the scenes stuff and I didn't get in since I didn't know anything for that department. It used to be you could get into any department you wanted and they would just teach/train you, but not anymore. That's when I stopped doing it.
Technically, I did enough hours that I became a part of the National Thespian Society.
It was fun while it lasted, at least until I got moved into Lights and Sounds. The head guy was really great, but there wasn't much for me do to so most of the time I just sat in the back and waited. Got boring really quick. The only time I got to do anything was to help wrap cables and set up.
I worked on several plays and musicals (Cinderella, Bye Bye Birdie, The Hobbit, etc.). I've seen Les Mis and The Lion King and I just saw the Rockettes in spring. I really want to see something on Broadway.
At least it paved the way for me to move onto film: my true love that I shall never have.