Stage Notes

East Lincoln High School Chorus & Theatre Newsletter

September 2021

The Stage Notes Newsletter is published the first of every month and contains lots of information about both the Theatre Arts and Choral Music programs at East Lincoln High School. We want to try not only to get the word out about upcoming performances, but also to keep our community up-to-date on what our students are doing and how they can partner with us to produce the highest quality programs.

If you have friends, family, or neighbors who would enjoy this monthly look into theatre and chorus, share with them our website,, and they can sign up to receive the newsletter at the bottom of any page.

Thanks for being a part of our performing arts community!

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Click Below To See Our Season Announcement Video!

2021 2022 Season Announcement
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Celebrate Homecoming With Mustang Talent!

We are looking for ALL MUSTANGS that have a talent to showcase! Whether singing, dancing, acting, playing an instrument, or performing a comedy routine, we want to see all that our students have to offer!

If you have a talent you would like to showcase, or have a friend who should be on stage, please visit for more information and to register!

There will be cash prizes for the winners, and the more entries there are, the bigger the prizes will be!

All acts have to be approved by Tuesday, September 21, so DON'T WAIT!

If you are not performing, make sure to join us in the audience to help decide the People's Choice Award!


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This year's Frozen Summer Camp was an AMAZING success! Sixty campers and twenty-five counselors had a "snow"tacular time producing Frozen Kids. The campers were placed into two casts, one of Snow and one of Ice, and spent the week perfecting their speaking parts, songs, and choreography. They crafted the castle, snowflakes, and even had a little time to make some slime! Culminating with final performances on Friday evening, each cast celebrated with two performances for friends and family. Check out a few memorable moments below, or visit to see the full photo gallery.

We hope to see all of these young actors and more in the summer of 2022!

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Check out some of the improvements we have made over the summer to get ready for your return to the Black Box!

Updated Exterior Signage

New-To-Us Piano

Carpet Removal / Tile Flooring

Costume Storage

Improved Speaker Placement

Audience Seating

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Select East Lincoln StageHANDS As Your Amazon Smile Chairty!

We are always looking for ways that our community can support our programs at no cost to them. Amazon Smile is one of those programs. The amount Amazon donates is small, but every dollar can make a difference.

What do you need to know?

  • If you select East Lincoln StageHANDS as your charity, 0.5% of your purchases will be donated to our not-for-profit booster organization.
  • If you order online, you MUST make sure that you start at SMILE.AMAZON.COM rather than the regular There is no difference in the sites other than one donates to our program and the other does not.
  • If you use the AMAZON APP on your phone, you must ENABLE AMAZON SMILE in the app. Just go to SETTINGS, select AMAZON SMILE, and turn it on for your phone.

That is all there is to it. We would love for you to help us spread the word to friends and family who may not already be supporting a charity through their Amazon purchases.

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We Heard You, And They Are Here!

Have you wished someone was selling East Lincoln lanyards so you could show your MUSTANG PRIDE while hanging on to your keys and nametag? Well, we heard that several times and decided to make it happen. The East Lincoln StageHANDS are selling ELHS lanyards, for $5. With a detachable "J' hook, these lanyards are versatile enough for just about anyone.

You can pick yours up by visiting the school between 8 AM and 3 PM, or at any of our concerts or productions.

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We are so grateful to the local businesses and organizations who have already joined us as sponsors and advertisers for 2021. It is not too late to become a sponsor or add your business to our current list of advertisers. Check out the forms below for more information on becoming a supporter in 2021.

Did you know that one piece of music for a choir of 20 costs $55 making the total cost for a concert around $500?

Did you know that it costs around $2,000 for rights, royalties, and materials for a musical production? Those costs do not include costumes, sets, make-up, special effects, or musicians. Straight plays are a bit cheaper, but still have some of the same monetary needs.

While expensive, these productions are amazing and wonderful laboratory settings for students to act, create, and collaborate all while learning a plethora of skills that will serve them both in the arts and in their future academic and professional endeavors.

Here is where YOU come in! Sponsors and advertisers help us produce FOUR CHORAL CONCERTS, FOUR MAINSTAGE PRODUCTIONS, TWO CLASS PRODUCTIONS, and a partridge in a pear tree (well, not really!)

If you have any questions about our programs, the levels of partnership, or how the funds are used, please contact Mr. Franklin.

We look forward to seeing your businesses and organizations in our 2021 playbills!

Are You Interested In Lending A HAND?

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The East Lincoln StageHANDS is a not-for-profit organization with the mission of providing manpower and financial support to the Choral Music and Theatre Arts programs at East Lincoln High School. StageHANDS are not just parents of current students, but rather a varied group of community members who understand how important the performing arts are to our students and to our community.

If you are interested in getting more information about how your time and talents can make big impacts, reach out to our president at and we will keep you in the loop!

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We love to hear the words, "How can I help?" There are several ways to support the great work of our East Lincoln performers. Check out the various opportunities below and see if there are one or more areas you are led to support.

Make A Donation

We accept donations year-round and while monetary donations are great, there are other donations that help us just as much! Below are some items that are currently on our need list. Some items are a one-time need, others are ongoing needs. No matter what type of donation you are able to make, it will be appreciated, and we will make sure to provide you with documentation of your generosity! As you might imagine, our needs change regularly. You can always see the most up-to-date list on our website under "Support Us."
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Don't Miss Out On What This Creative Crew Is Up To!