Chitty Chitty Bang Bang – Information for Cast, Crew, and Parents

Welcome to all of the cast, crew, and families as we begin the journey from cast list to opening night for Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Today was the parents meeting and we had a nice turn out. Thank you to everyone who came to the meeting.  Here is a summary of the information we reviewed.

The Parent Welcome Letter welcomes parents of cast and crew members to the production. It also explains that a $70 cast participation fee is due from each cast member and a $30 crew participation fee is due from each crew member. These fees must be paid by September 21st. A form is available to request a Fee Reduction or Payment Plan for those who need it. You can pay the participation fees online using your credit card on the Cast Participation Fee Payments page or Crew Participation Fee Payments page.

There is a huge amount of work that goes into making a production successful. The students do a lot of it, but they cannot do it alone. We need parent volunteers! In fact every student is required to get three hours of parent volunteer time logged before the production is finished. This year we are trying something different and using a Sign-up Genius form to make it easy for people to signup for the various department committees such as costumes, props, meals, etc.  Everyone who attended the meeting signed up for something.  The link to the Sign-up Genius will be distributed via e-mail soon for those who couldn’t attend.

All cast members are expected to sell ads totaling at least $20. Other participants are encouraged to do the same. We need advertising support because the Lincoln Theatre Department is self funded. So sell as much as possible!

There are two types of ads: business ads and shout-outs. Business ads are purchased by local businesses and entitle them to ad space in the program for the show. They also get to brag about supporting an outstanding group of students, staff, and parents who make Lincoln Theatre happen. Use the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Sponsorship Form to sell business ads. Business ads can be paid for with a credit card online, but you still have to submit the paper form to make sure all the necessary information and artwork are available. To pay for a business ad online click this link.

Shout-outs are small personal messages that family, friends, and fellow cast and crew members purchase. The purchaser writes an encouraging message that appears in the show program. Use the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Shout-out Form to sell shout-outs. Shout-outs can also be paid online, but the paper form is still required. To pay for a shout-out online click this link.

The minimum ad amount can be made up of any combination of the two ad types. If you don’t have any connections to local businesses, then ask your family and friends for support through shout-outs. The Selling Ads Letter contains more information about the process of selling ads for the show.

All ads must be submitted by November 1.

Thanks to the cast, the crew, and their families for everything you do to make Lincoln Theatre great.