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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.

2017-2018 Season

After one of our most successful years ever, the Lincoln Theatre Department has a great 2017-2018 season ready to start now!

The Boy Friend will be on stage November 16-19, 2017.
The Glass Menagerie is our MIFA/Mid-Michigan production.
Curious George is our Children’s Show.
Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors will be our dramatic production in May 2018.

Here’s a preview video from some of the department executives.

A Tale of Two Cities Information for Parents, Cast, and Crew

The parent information meeting for A Tale of Two Cities is on Tuesday, March 7.  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 March 24th.  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 Tale of Two Cities 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 Tale of Two Cities 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 April 24.

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