LSHS Theatre Patrons
Lee’s Summit High School Theatre Patrons play an important role in maintaining our level of excellence in theatre here at Lee’s Summit High School. The revenue generated from the support of our cherished patrons helps to provide our students the tools needed to aid them in reaching their best potential as well as replenishing and purchasing items needed to stay up to date with today’s ever-changing theatrical technology world! Through your support, we can continue to strive to put on productions that far surpass the standards of quality for high school theatre.
Theatrical productions are a very expensive task, especially when you desire to maintain a certain level of quality. Through your contibutions, you can help us meet at least some of these goals! No gift is to small, and every gift is appreciated. This season we are hoping to raise enough funds to help us achieve a few goals that are described below.
- Construction of New Costume Storage Racks (aprx. $1000)
-Throughout the years we have built up a good, reusable supply of costumes. However, we are in dire need of upgrading the way that we are able to store our costumes so as to preserve their life and be able to get more use out of them. We would like to build strong sturdy racks that are able to adjust to our storage needs as our inventory grows.
- LED Par Can lights to update our lighting inventory and give us greater flexibility. (aprx. $400-$700 each)
-The newest of our lighting fixtures are now 10 years old and both the old and…older fixtures are starting to show signs of wear. One of the most expensive upkeep items in the theatre is the stage lighting fixtures as the average replacement costs for each lamp when it goes out is between $15-$25 depending on the particular fixture type. We would like to begin to incorporate more of the newer, and more “Green”, technology of the LED fixtures. These fixtures while a bit pricey on the front end will last for many years without ever having to replace a lamp! The saved replacement lamp costs over the life of the fixture will far outweigh the upfront cost as well as provide us with much more flexibility in our designs and color choices than we’ve ever had!
- A new up to date light board (aprx. $7000-$10,000)
-As you can tell by the price of this item, this is not something that we get to update very often. However, as the technology has changed so much in the past few years and our board is now a decade old, we have to start looking at ways to get it replaced! We are looking to purchase an ETC Ion lighting control board that will greatly improve how we can control our intelligent lighting as well as our conventional fixtures and the LED lights we hope to be able to purchase in the near future as well.
If you, or someone you know would like to support Lee’s Summit High School theatre and help keep our tradition of excellence alive please click the link below to be taken to a form you can fill out to get us more information! Help us keep putting great shows on our stage!