Stage Notes

East Lincoln High School Chorus & Theatre Newsletter

November 2019

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!

"EXTREME MAKEOVER: Theatre Edition" Is Moving Forward!

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The first step of our renovation is complete. Prior to The Addams Family, we were able to install the new platforms for audience seating. Not only are these platforms more safe for our audiences, but they also allow us to seat more guests for our shows! You will continue to hear us thank The Timken Foundation throughout this project because they are allowing us to make some amazing things happen for our students.

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 this project, please let Mr. Franklin know.

Did we mention we were excited?

That's A Wrap!

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We had an AMAZING time with the fall production of The Addams Family! This wonderful cast and crew performed for a group from East Lincoln Middle and five public performances, three of which were SOLD OUT! Thank you to each and every parent, friend, family member, and community member that joined us for this production! We hope that you enjoyed being here as much as we enjoyed having you! These young men and women have set the bar high for the rest of the season. Make sure you have all of the dates marked on your calendar!


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The band, chorus, and theatre students will be continuing their fruit sale through Friday, November 15. There is something special about having fresh fruit for the holidays and we are here to help. Whether you just like to have it for the holidays, need some for church gift baskets, or as gifts for employees, we have a box to match your needs.

If you have not placed your order yet, ask your favorite performing artists to see their fruit brochure, check out the sale on our webpage, or give us a call and we will make sure you have enough for your family, friends, business, or with whomever you want to share Florida's finest!

The Herdmans Are Coming!

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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


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We are so grateful to the local businesses and organizations who sponsored and advertised with us for 2019! 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 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!


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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!