Stage Notes

East Lincoln High School Chorus & Theatre Newsletter

February 2020

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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It hardly seems like February outside, but it is time for us to celebrate Valentine's Day. Thursday, February 13, the chorus and theatre students will be performing a cabaret of valentine themed music. There will be many different genres to celebrate love and the importance of human relationships in our daily life.

The performance begins in the East Lincoln Black Box Theater at 6:30 PM. Admission is $5 and there will be sweet treats available following the show. Tickets for this performance will be available at the door and seating will begin at 6 PM.

See you there!



It is hard to believe, but our spring musical is only a month away! Now is the time to mark your calendar so you don't miss this rockin' show! The story of discovering injustice and addressing it never goes out of style, but when you combine that with some boppin' tunes and fancy footwork, the stage is set for magic!

Hairspray opens on Thursday, March 5 and runs through Sunday, March 8. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday shows begin at 7 PM and Sunday's matinee begins at 2 PM. All performances will be held in the auditorium at North Lincoln High School. Tickets are on sale at or can be purchased in person at the school office during regular school hours. Adult tickets are $10 and K-12 students are $7.

We look forward to seeing you in the audience for our trip back to Baltimore 1962!

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Join the cast of HAIRSPRAY for a SPIRIT NIGHT at Pomodoros in Denver, March 4 from 6 - 8 PM. Cast members will perform a variety of selections every fifteen minutes, and Pomodoros will donate a portion of the sales back to the Chorus & Theatre programs. All guests between 6 and 8 PM will be entered to win two tickets to the Hairspray performance of their choice. Guests can also purchase advanced tickets while they dine. Good food! Good Entertainment! Good Cause! GREAT CHOICE! See you there!
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While we aren't going to give away the title of the show YET, we want you to go ahead and mark your calendars so you don't miss it!

This year's summer kids camp will be July 13 - 17!

More details, along with registration information, will be released mid-March. Tell your friends!

2019-2020 Season

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"Life is full of surprises and serendipity. Being open to unexpected turns in the road is an important part of success. If you try to plan every step, you may miss those wonderful twists and turns. Just find your next adventure-do it well, enjoy it-and then, not now, think about what comes next."

--Condoleeza Rice



Sponsorship 2020 is underway! Would your business or organization be interested in making a big difference in the East Lincoln Chorus & Theatre programs? If so, we would love to add you to the 2020 Sponsor ranks. We are grateful to the new sponsors and advertisers in 2020, and super grateful to those supporting us for another season! When you have the chance to support these businesses, please do, and let them know how much you appreciate their support of the performing arts at East Lincoln!

All of our Sponsor 2020 information is below. Please look it over. If you have any questions, please reach out to Mr. Franklin at or (704) 736-1017 extension 25302.

Did You Know?

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. Sponsorship and advertisement information is also available on our website under the SPONSORS tab. You may mail the forms to the school with a check or call us to come pick up.

We look forward to seeing your businesses and organizations in our 2020 playbills!


A Little Help From Our Friends...

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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."

Don't Miss Out On What This Creative Crew Is Up To!