East Lincoln High School Chorus & Theatre Newsletter
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, www.EastLincolnOnStage.org, 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!
"EXTREME MAKEOVER: Theatre Edition" The Black Box Is Totally Lit!
The pipe grid houses all of the new lighting instruments and provides the ability to hang backdrops and curtains in the future. **Bonus** The ceiling is now black too!
The lights over the stage area are moving fixtures that pan, tilt, and change colors. **Did we mention that all the new fixtures are LED, which means less heat and a longer life span?
Front of House Lighting
These fixtures provide a bright wash of the stage area. **Added Bonus** Old lighting fixtures were utilized to provide house lights above the seating area. So, no more wandering in the dark to get to your seat!
We are still looking for a few additional community partners to help with the remaining project needs, specifically new chairs, perimeter curtains, and a passage door for backstage. If you know a business, organization, or individual who would like to join Walmart, First Federal Bank, and Knox Law Center in helping complete the final pieces of this project, please let Mr. Franklin know.
The Herdmans Are Coming!
All tickets are $7 and can be purchased in advance at the school or online by visiting www.EastLincolnOnStage.org. Tickets are also available at the door one hour prior to curtain. We can't wait to see you!
Tis' The Season For Singing
Thursday, December 12 at 6:30 PM
Come be a part of our holiday tradition!
THE SEARCH BEGINS!
2020 SPONSORS & ADVERTISERS
We will begin sending out sponsorship and advertisement information for 2020 in October. We look forward to partnering with more of our local businesses and organizations as we continue to grow the performing arts programs at East Lincoln!
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.
That's where YOU come in! We are currently beginning our search for sponsors and advertisers for 2020. Each advertisement and sponsorship support FOUR CHORAL CONCERTS, THREE MAINSTAGE PRODUCTIONS, TWO CLASS PRODUCTIONS, and a partridge in a pear tree (well, not really!)
If you, your friend, or family member would consider partnering with us for 2020, please check out the forms below. Beginning Monday, October 7, sponsorship and advertisement information will be available on our website under keyword SUPPORT US. You may mail the forms to the school with a check or complete them and pay online.
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 2020 playbills!
THREE CHEERS FOR OUR SPONSORS & ADVERTISERS!
A Little Help From Our Friends...
Make A Donation
Beverage Cooler or Mini-Refrigerator
2-1/2 in x 9 Exterior Screws (Type 17 Point / T-25 Star Drive)
We go through many screws during set builds!
Clear Storage Containers
All sizes are needed!
Paint Brushes (all shapes and sizes)
Paint supplies are a continuing need.
Paint supplies are a continuing need.
Black paint is a continual need for touching up walls, floors, and set pieces. We use interior-flat.
Amazon Gift Cards
We regularly purchase props and costume pieces through Amazon.
Lowe's Gift Cards
We are regularly purchasing building materials, paint, and other items as we construct sets for various productions.
Walmart Gift Cards
Walmart is our go-to for last minute needs. Whether tomatoes for Steel Magnolias or velcro to hang fabric for Leaving Iowa, Walmart is our safety net.