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As You Like It!

The Lincoln Theatre Department is hard at work on the Spring play. Be sure to come see the production of William Shakespeare’s As You Like It!  Here are the performance times:

Thursday, May 12 – 7:00 pm
Friday, May 13 – 7:00 pm
Saturday, May 14 – 7:00 pm
Sunday, May 15 – 1:00 pm

This is no ordinary version of Shakespeare.  This show is set in modern times with modern technology.  Smart phones, smart people, texting, Skype, FaceTime.  We’ve got it all!

The cast is creating some behind-the-scene videos of the preparations.  They’re being posted to the YouTube channel of our Director Martin Jacobs.  Look below because we will link to each video as they’re posted!

You can buy tickets for As You Like It online now.  Just click that “Buy Tickets” button on the left.

As You Like It Information For Parents, Cast, and Crew

The parent information meeting for As You Like It was held on Tuesday, February 23.  We discussed the contents of the folders that everyone in the cast received at the first cast meeting.  Those documents are available here.

The Parent Welcome Letter welcomes everybody to the production.  It also explains the $70 participation fee that is due from all cast members.  The fee must be paid by March 7th.  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 Payment Page.

Here is a list of important dates and events between now and the closing night performance:

Cast Announcement – February 14
First Cast Meeting – February 16 3:00pm (Rehearsal Space)
Booster Meeting – February 16 6:30pm (Men’s Dressing Room)
Parent Meeting – February 23 6:30pm (Women’s Dressing Room)
Participation Fees Due – March 7
Mandatory All Cast Build Day – March 12
Booster Meeting – March 15 6:30pm (Men’s Dressing Room)
Poster Distribution Sign Up – April 11 (During Rehearsal)
Mandatory All Cast Build Day – April 17
Booster Meeting – April 19 6:30pm (Men’s Dressing Room)
Children’s Show Tour – April 28-29
Ad Forms & Payments Due – April 29
Booster Production Meeting – May 4
All Payment Plans Must Be Completed – May 6
Meals Provided – May 9, 10, 12, 13, 14
Performances – May 12-15
Theatre Awards Night – May 26

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 attended the parent meeting, then you provided 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 As You Like It 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 As You Like It 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.

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