TOM HENNING worked in broadcasting and advertising, before retiring and becoming an usher at Seattle Center’s Marion Oliver McCaw Hall ten years ago. When he was a boy, he took the train with his grandmother to see operas at the Met.
The job never gets old. I’ve worked 41 Nutcrackers. I look forward to every day. This is more than just a job, this is fun. I get enthused about it. I’ve been to a lot of opera houses, in Europe and the United States and all that. I’d say this is right up at the top. The whole place is wonderful. I work with just top-flight people. We have a wonderful head usher, wonderful associates. I’m very pleased with everything. I don’t think I’ve ever had a single complaint about anything, except for my feet sometimes hurt. That’s about it.”
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