Stage Notes

East Lincoln High School Chorus & Theatre Newsletter

July 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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This Year's Shinning Stars!

It takes everyone in our programs to make the magic you experience happen, but each year we take time to recognize some of the leaders in our program that help raise the bar in each concert and production.

The National School Choral Award and Thespian of the Year are chosen by the director. Pony Awards are nominated and chosen by the students.

A big THANK YOU" to each of these students for their work this year!

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With a little help from our friends, we have updated our logo and refreshed our website and social media accounts! If you haven't checked out our new look, click HERE to take a peek!
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Don't miss our campers in action!

Performances on Friday, July 16

We have a record number of campers for this year's summer production camp and we would LOVE for you to come and join us for one of their final performances! This year's camp will feature TWO casts performing Frozen Kids on Friday, July 16. Cast one will perform at 5:45 and again at 6:30. Cast two will perform at 7:15 and 8:00. Tickets are $5 and will go on sale Monday, July 12 at noon on
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Swing by East Lincoln High School on Saturday, July 31, and let us put a fresh shine on your vehicle! East Lincoln on Stage will be holding a car wash to raise money for the new Show Choir program beginning this coming school year!

Get a basic wash for $10, or add foam cannon and vacuum for $15.

You can pay on-site or in advance by visiting!

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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Something "New," This Way Comes!

On Sale August 1!

  • Individual tickets to:
    Mamma Mia, All Together Now!,
    Beauty and the Beast,
    and Clue
  • 10% off single show prices
  • Reserve your seats and dates early
  • Early access to single show ticket

More information later this month!


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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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The SOUND is on the RISE!

As we prepare for our guests this fall, we are refreshing and making improvements to some of our spaces. Most recently, we completed a little "sound"-lift. New speakers have been installed overhead in the Black Box Theater! We are very excited about this improvement and hope that, in addition to allowing the audience and performers to hear better, it solves most of our wireless microphone feedback issues. Keep an eye out for additional improvements that are sure to make our 2021-2022 AWESOME!
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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.

That's where YOU come in! Sponsors and advertisers 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!

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."

Most Pressing Needs

Always Needed!


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