- About MCHS Theatre
- Student Production Fees
- Thespian Dues
- Musical Fee
- Make-up Kit
- GA Thespian Conference
- End of Year Banquet
Mill Creek High School Theatre MCHS Theatre provides experiences and opportunities to participate in live theatre for students enrolled in the drama department at Mill Creek High School. We have a commitment to showcasing student talent in live theatre productions thus providing students the opportunity to perform and learn about multiple facets of theatre production. In an effort to support the arts and bring them to as wide an audience as possible, we strive to bring professional level theatrical productions to the community using student talent, assisted and supported by experienced, caring adults.
Mill Creek High School Theatre provides experiences and opportunities to participate in live theatre for students enrolled in the drama department at Mill Creek High School. We have a commitment to showcasing student talent in live theatre productions thus providing students the opportunity to perform and learn about multiple facets of theatre production. In an effort to support the arts and bring them to as wide an audience as possible, we strive to bring professional level theatrical productions to the community using student talent, assisted and supported by experienced, caring adults.
Mill Creek Encore Alliance is an organization consisting of parents, students, teachers and community members supporting the theatre department of Mill Creek High School with funding, marketing and volunteer staffing for all productions. The Mill Creek Encore Alliance is a Public Charity exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions to the Alliance are deductible under section 170 of the Code. Tax deductible bequests, devises, transfers or gifts to the organization are also qualified under section 2055, 2106 or 2522 of the Code. The Mill Creek Encore Alliance exists to lend all possible support, both moral and financial, to the general theatre program of Mill Creek High School. This organization shall foster an enthusiasm and interest in the various activities of the Theatre Department, communicate and cooperate with those in leadership roles within the Department and with all members of the alliance, and assure a continuity of administration of the booster organization from year to year, thus allowing the faculty, staff and students of the MCHS theatre program to draw upon the various services the organization can provide. Further, the MCEA shall endeavor to foster the further education of certain students who seek to pursue theatre as a career choice by way of providing financial scholarships and other opportunities to develop their skills as actors, technicians, writers and directors. Membership: General membership is open to all adults, with a maximum of two per family, interested on the purpose of MCEA. A general member is defined as an adult parent or guardian of a present or future student participating in a minimum of one theatre class or as a cast member of open audition shows within the current season.
We are thrilled that your child has elected to participate in theatre this year. Unlike most extra-curricular activities, theatre is both a scholastic endeavor as well as a performance endeavor. And it takes money – lots of money – to stage the caliber of performances for which MCHS Theatre is quickly gaining a reputation. Most extra-curricular activities come with a heavy price tag – some well over $500. The Mill Creek Encore Alliance works diligently to raise support through the sale of advertising, sponsorship of activities (like Mill Creek’s Got Talent) and fundraisers. But that isn’t enough. Not only do we stage the productions but students receive tee shirts, make-up kits, and supplies as well as participate in productions. So we require students to pay a set fee (which we call Booster Fees) to help finance their participation in theatre. How much are the fees and what do they cover?
- 5th & 6th period: $250.00 – Goes toward costs associated with the co-curricular production plays and includes Show tee-shirts and (1) ticket to end-of-year-banquet.*
- 1st Period: $75.00 – Goes toward costs associated with the co-curricular production plays which will be performed after school hours, and Show tee-shirt.
*This fee must be paid in order for a student to audition for the spring musical, or attend the end-of-year-banquet or graduate (if this is their senior year.) It is part of the agreement you sign for your student to participate in one of these advanced theatre classes. How can you offset the cost of these fees? Booster fees are invoiced at the beginning of the school year and can be paid online or by check or…and this is important…parents and/or students can sell program (and web) advertising to go toward the expense of their fees. Accounts are credited 50 cents for every dollar of advertising sold. All it takes to cover Period 1 fees is the sale of $100 in advertising – and all it takes to cover Period 6 or 7 fees in full is the sale of $500 in advertising or sponsorships. Even if you don’t sell enough to cover all of your fees, the amount due is reduced by 50 cents for every dollar in advertising or sponsorships that you do sell. For more info or to request an advertising contract form, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thespian Dues: $40. Payable one-time when the student qualifies to become a member of the Georgia Thespian Society.
Musical Fee: TBD. The Spring Musical is open to all students at Mill Creek High School. All participating students must pay to go toward the costs of production and includes one (1) production tee-shirt.
Make-up Kit: $20. All Period 1, 6 & 7 students and all actors in the spring musical must have a theatre makeup kit. (This is not the makeup you buy over the counter.) Kits can be purchased from MCEA or other vendors, however at $20, MCEA is probably the best option. If a makeup kit is lost or depleted, a replacement kit can be purchased for $20. Purchase these online through our Store.
Georgia Thespian Conference (ThesCon). $230. Thespian students can elect to attend ThesCon, a three-day event held in Columbus GA, usually in February of each year which features numerous productions presented by high schools from throughout the state. Plus, students participate in a variety of workshops led by theatre professionals from around the country and can perform or view individual performance and tech events, audition for scholarships, talk to college representatives from around the country, shop with commercial vendors selling theatre merchandise, and hang out with 2,800 other Georgia Thespians.
Ticket prices are TBD for parents and students who are not in 5th or 6th period. All drama students and participants in the Spring Musical, along with their parents, are invited to attend the end of year banquet. Student attendance is covered in the 5th & 6th period production fees. Everyone else must pay to attend.