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Lake Washington High School Theatre Booster Board

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The President coordinates booster board communication, meets weekly with producers, prepares agenda for monthly board meetings, and works closely with our director, theatre manager, and producers to ensure deadlines and goals are met.

Danelle​ has always loved the theatre, particularly musicals, and was thrilled when her son, Parker, joined his first production back in 4th grade. She's enjoyed supporting school productions over the years and is excited to be involved with the LWHS theatre program.

Danelle Mathews

President

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The Secretary prepares minutes of monthly board meetings, records roll call, agenda/action items and voting results.

Mike is a proud Parent of Piper Begley, a Sophomore at LW this year. He has been dancing and performing since college. He has had ensemble roles in West Side Story, Guys & Dolls & Man of LaMancha. He was President of a local Ballroom Dance Team for many years. During those years he was a part of producing (4) original musical productions. Mike was thrilled to contribute some Tango Choreography for one of the dances in last year's presentation of Chicago. When Mike isn't pursing performing or dancing you can find him in the role of Engineering Manager at a Cement Plant at the South end of Seattle. He also enjoys being in nature and water & snow skiing. Mike is excited to be a part of the theatre family this year.

Mike Begley

Secretary

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The Treasurer creates annual budget, maintains financial records, makes payments as needed, and sets up cash boxes prior to shows.

Vicky has over 15 years of bookkeeping and accounting experience. Her work is propelled by diligence, commitment, and integrity. She works at an elementary school and has three kids of her own. Vicky wholeheartedly supports the arts and believes theater for our youth promotes compassion while uplifting their passions.

Vicky Gee

Treasurer

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Producers work closely with Director, President, and Booster team to coordinate all tasks necessary for each production. They work with communications and publicity to promote auditions, shows, upcoming events, and meet weekly with the president to coordinate ongoing tasks.

Mako Guest

Producer

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Producers work closely with director, president, and booster team to coordinate all tasks necessary for each production. They work with communications and publicity to promote auditions, shows, upcoming events, and meet weekly with the president to coordinate ongoing tasks.

Andrea was in a theatre production back in her high school days, and recently produced a virtual musical production of Miracle! written by her late father, but as a former drum major she has always identified more with the marching band geeks. Now, with two kids in LWHS Theatre and Tech, Andrea is all-in on LWHS Theatre and has been impressed by the brave, talented kids putting on the LWHS shows! She appreciates the supportive environment that Morgan Heetbrink, Mark Staiff and their teams have created, and felt instantly welcomed by the friendly and dedicated booster parents.

Andrea Knott

Producer

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The Props (Properties) Chair ensures that all needed props are purchased/made, organized, and set up for our productions.

Elizabeth is a former homeschool mom who loves books, learning new things, and doing dorky stuff like going to ComicCon dressed up as the evil librarian in “Alcatraz vs the Evil Librarians”. She’s the proud mom of Molly (10th grade, LWHS) & Cormac (7th grade, Emerson K-12). She’s excited for an excuse to hit up goodwill and partake in random crafting this year. And of course, she is most excited for an excuse to hang out with all the awesome theater kids & parents.

Elizabeth Huff

Props Chair

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Joy organizes and coordinates advertising and fundraising efforts in support of the Lake Washington High School Theatre program.

She would like to thank our generous sponsors for their support of Lake Washington High School Theatre.

She is the proud parent of two actors, Aidan and Lauren, who reignited her love of musical theatre and the arts.

Joy Jernigan

Fundraising Chair

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The Ticketing Chair oversees tickets sales and seating. They train and coordinate the volunteers for the Box Office and Will Call for performances.

Christen Leeson

Ticketing Chair

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The Volunteer Coordinator creates and monitors sign-up geniuses to fulfill show volunteer needs. They check in and orient the volunteers at performances.

Meredith has been a supporter of the arts in education since her kids started school and realized how much she enjoyed being with kids who are drawing, painting, sculpting and performing. As a long time Art Docent and middle school parent producer, she feels lucky to be a part of this group of parents that spends an amazing amount of time supporting the LWHS Theatre.

Meredith Rasche

Volunteer Coordinator

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The Costuming Chair works closely with the Director and Props Chair to organize and provide all costume needs for our productions.

Karee Oliver

Costuming Magician

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The Publicity Chair's focus is to promote the Lake Washington High School theatre program in the community through posters and other print materials, mass media, social media, and school
communications.

OPEN

Publicity Chair

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The Lobby Sales Chair plans and organizes our sales of concessions and star grams. This includes purchasing items for concessions and training and overseeing front of house volunteers.

Jennifer Matte

Lobby Sales

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Our Production Fuel chair makes sure that everyone involved in the rigors of a production keep their energy sustained with food.

Lauren has been so impressed by the performers, directors, and crew of the LWHS theatre program. She is excited to keep them fueled with snacks this year. She is not entirely ready to accept that her daughter Meara is a senior!

Lauren Puryear

Production Fuel Chair

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​As an non-voting LWHS Theatre Booster Board member, Dutch designs all posters and programs, and created and nurtures the LWHS Theatre website.

He has been involved with theatre for many years. For a number of those years he produced 5 theatrical production per year, many as the principal project manager. He also has appeared on stage in Fiddler on the Roof, Annie, Oliver!, Music Man, Pirates of Penzance, Wizard of Oz, and others.

Dutch Heetbrink

Posters, Programs and Website Volunteer

Who are we? We are a group of dedicated parents of kids who are passionate about theatre. We care deeply about all the kids in our Lake Washington High School family who are involved in the theatre program and are working hard to help our program succeed and thrive now and in the future. We have a monthly booster board meeting listed on our CALENDAR that is open to all who want to attend. We also welcome warmly anyone who wants to join us in volunteering! Please reach out to any member of our team with any questions. Here is our DIVERITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION (DEI) STATEMENT.

This parent-led organization provides support for the Theatre company in many ways, including:

  • Selling StarGrams during shows to acknowledge the cast and crew

  • Hosting events to build a sense of community around the theatre

  • Collaborating with the director during productions to help acquire costumes, props, and more

  • Holding fundraising events to raise money for the LWHS Theatre Booster Program

  • Promoting LWHS Theatre events through posters, programs, social media, and neighborhood websites

  • Providing support during productions, such as ticketing, ushering, concessions, and meals for cast and crew

  • Establish financial aid opportunities for LWHS thespians

  • And many more...

We are Looking for Volunteers!

 

If you would like to support the efforts of LWHS Theatre as a volunteer, we would love to have you! We are always looking for enthusiastic parents to join our team; there are plenty of opportunities big and small Or join us for our monthly booster meetings to learn more. Contact president@theatre.lwhsboosters.org.

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