Much Ado About Nothing – Information for Cast, Crew, and Parents

It’s time for some Shakespeare! Auditions have been completed, and the cast list has been posted. We are excited to begin work on Much Ado About Nothing. May 7-10 is when you can see it at the Performing Arts Center.

The meeting for parents is scheduled for Thursday, February 20 at 6:30pm in the women’s dressing room. All parents should attend this very important meeting.

The Parent Welcome Letter welcomes parents of cast and crew members to the production. The letter contains information regarding the participation fees for the show. Cast members must pay a fee of $95 while crew members pay a fee of $40. These fees cover the cost of the show t-shirts, the meals that are provided during the busy final week of the production, a base layer garment for costume changes (cast only), the cast party, and other incidentals such as costume parts. The fees must be paid by March 2. 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. We are 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. You can sign up at the parent meeting, and that information will be transferred to the Sign-up Genius. The link to the Sign-up Genius will then be distributed via e-mail as well for those who cannot attend.

All cast members are expected to sell at least two ads. 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 Much Ado About Nothing 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 Much Ado About Nothing 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 April 21.

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