‘Why we joined the union’

Volume 118, No. 7July, 2018

Victoria Theodore

I joined Local 802 after having been a member of Local 47 (Los Angeles) for many years. Over the past ten years, as a keyboardist and singer, I’ve toured with both Beyoncé and Stevie Wonder and also played in the house band on the Arsenio Hall show. Now I’m serving as the music director and pianist for “Summer: The Donna Summer Musical.” I appreciate the advocacy and community that Local 802 affords me. My musical goal in New York City is to be the best music director, musician, teacher, mentor and composer that I can be. I love the fact that music has the ability to change someone’s state of being. I am able to bring joy into the world simply by doing what I love: that’s amazing!