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Legally Blonde

A fabulously fun award-winning musical based on the adored movie, Legally Blonde The Musical, follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. Action-packed and exploding with memorable songs and dynamic dances – this musical is so much fun, it should be illegal!

Elle Woods appears to have it all. Her life is turned upside down when her boyfriend Warner dumps her so he can attend Harvard Law. Determined to get him back, Elle ingeniously charms her way into the prestigious law school. While there, she struggles with peers, professors and her ex. With the support of some new friends, though, Elle quickly realizes her potential and sets out to prove herself to the world.

Legally Blonde is on stage at the Lincoln Performing Arts Center November 21-23 at 7pm and November 24 at 1pm. The Performing Arts Center is on the west end of Lincoln High School 7425 Willis Road Ypsilanti MI.

Click here for tickets!

Legally Blonde: The Musical – Information for Cast, Crew, and Parents

Welcome to another year of theatre at Lincoln High School! The season begins with Legally Blonde: The Musical. Auditions were the first week of school and the cast list was posted on September 7th. The cast and crew are already starting to learn the music, the dances, and just generally how to be the characters they need to be.

The meeting for parents is rescheduled for Thursday, September 19 at 5:30pm in the rehearsal space. All parents should attend this very important meeting. (The parent letter linked below lists the original date which was canceled due to a storm knocking out power to the school.)

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 September 27th. 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 Legally Blonde 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 Legally Blonde 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 5th.

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

The Women of Lockerbie – 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 The Women of Lockerbie! The cast and crew have already begun the process of rehearsals and construction of the set. The meeting for parents is scheduled for Monday, March 4 at 6:30pm in the rehearsal space. All parents should attend this very important meeting.

The Parent Welcome Letter welcomes parents of cast and crew members to the production. The letter doesn’t contain enough detail regarding the participation fees for the show. Cast members must pay a fee of $70 while crew members pay a fee of $30. These fees cover the cost of the show t-shirts, the meals that are provided during the busy final week of the production, and other incidentals such as costume parts. The fees must be paid by March 14th. 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.  You can sign up at the parents meeting, and that information will be transferred to the Sign-up Genius.  The link to the Sign-up Genius will be distributed via e-mail as well for those who cannot 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 Women of Lockerbie 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 Women of Lockerbie 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 23rd.

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

Come See Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

The cast and crew are working hard to put on a fantastic musical you won’t want to miss!

November 15, 16, 17 – 7:00 PM
November 18 – 1:00 PM

Lincoln High School
Performing Arts Center
7425 Willis Road
Ypsilanti

Tickets are $12 for adults and $5 for students.  Get tickets at the door or by clicking the “Buy Tickets” link above.

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.

The Comedy of Errors – Information for Parents, Cast, and Crew

Here is some information about the contents of the folders that everyone in the cast received at the first cast meeting. Those documents are available here.

The Cast Parent Welcome Letter welcomes parents of cast members to the production. It also explains the $70 cast participation fee that is due from all cast members. The fee must be paid by March 5th. A form is available to request a Fee Reduction or Payment Plan for those who need it. If you would like to pay the participation fee online using your credit card then go to the Cast Participation Fee Payments page.

The stage crew is being assembled by the stage managers at this time. There is a separate Stage Crew Parent Letter that provides details for stage crew parents. It includes information on the $30 stage crew participation fee. If you would like to pay the participation fee online using your credit card then go to the 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. The Parent Volunteer Form provides a list of available jobs and should be returned to indicate your preference. If you attend the parent meeting, then you can provide your preferences on the attendance sheet.

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 Comedy of Errors 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 Comedy of Errors Shoutout 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 May 1.

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

The Boy Friend – Information for Cast, Crew, and their parents

The parent information meeting for The Boy Friend is on Saturday, September 16 at 11:00 am.  We will discuss the contents of the folders that everyone in the cast received at the first cast meeting.  Those documents are available here.

The Cast Parent Welcome Letter welcomes parents of cast members to the production.  It also explains the $70 cast participation fee that is due from all cast members.  The fee must be paid by September 25th.  A form is available to request a Fee Reduction or Payment Plan for those who need it.  If you would like to pay the participation fee online using your credit card then go to the Cast Participation Fee Payments page.

The stage crew is being assembled by the stage managers at this time.  There is a separate Stage Crew Parent Letter that provides details for stage crew parents.  It includes information on the $30 stage crew participation fee.  If you would like to pay the participation fee online using your credit card then go to the Crew Participation Fee Payments page.

There is a huge amount of work that goes into making a production successful.  The student cast does 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.  The Parent Volunteer Form provides a list of available jobs and should be returned to indicate your preference.  If you attend the parent meeting, then you can provide your preferences on the attendance sheet.

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.

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 Boy Friend 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 Boy Friend Shoutout 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.