Stage Notes

East Lincoln High School Chorus & Theatre Newsletter

December 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!

88 Seats To Go!

The East Lincoln StageHands are currently working to find 100 individuals, families, businesses, organizations, or other groups willing to sponsor a seat in our Black Box Theater. Each sponsorship of $100 will place a padded seat in the theater for audiences to enjoy in the coming years. Additionally, each chair will display a custom plaque with your personalized message.

There are currently 88 remaining seats to be sponsored. If you are interested and able to help us move forward with this project, please follow the link below for additional information on completing the process. If the time is not right for you, please consider sharing this information with others who might have the interest and resources to help complete the project.

Click Here For More Information Or To Purchase Your Chair.

Upcoming Performances Cancelled

We continue to monitor the COVID-19 numbers across our community and Lincoln County. Out of an abundance of caution, the decision was made to cancel both our holiday concert and the upcoming performance of A Christmas Story. While we hate to cancel performances of any kind, we know that the health and safety of our performers and audience members is the number one priority. We will continue our work behind the scenes to make sure that your next experience with us will be even better than you remember!

Farewell Matilda...Hello Shrek!

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The realities of the world around us necessitated a change in our March production. We still adore Matilda, and she will definitely be on our schedule in the future, but she limited our options during this time of COVID-19. Shrek the Musical has been added to our schedule and we are "ogre" the top with excitement. By making this change, we will not be limited to a live audience and can stream the performance if needed. It was very important that we have as many options as possible to make this performance happen. Mark your calendar now for this "massive musical monstrosity!" Performances will be held March 4 - 7 in the East Lincoln Black Box Theater. Additional performance dates will be announced in the January newsletter.

From Our House To Yours, Have A Wonderful Holiday Season!

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2021 Sponsorship Drive Begins

We are so grateful to the local businesses and organizations who sponsored and advertised with us for 2020! 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!

We will soon begin sending out sponsorship and advertisement information for 2021. 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. This information can also be found on our website under the 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 2021 playbills!

2020-2021 SEASON!

We have planned for a full season in spite of all that is going on around us. It is important to us that we stay positive and continue to be hopeful as we prepare for the season. There may be more performances with fewer members in the audience. There may be performances streamed into your home. There may be performances outdoors. One thing is for certain. We are going to do our best to bring you some amazing art this year by whatever means we are able. Please connect with us on social media to make sure you are always up-to-date with our current productions and concerts.
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East Lincoln StageHands, Inc. Coming Soon!

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The East Lincoln StageHANDS organization is currently in development. A non-profit organization, its mission will be to provide manpower and financial support to the Choral Music and Theatre Arts programs at East Lincoln High School. More information will be coming soon and we hope you will consider being a part of this new organization which is sure to help us strengthen all facets of our programs!

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."

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Always Needed!


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