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Mayor Filner delivers pep talk to Lincoln High theater students

Mayor Filner speaks to students in the Lincoln theater program. San Diego Mayor Bob Filner surprised theater students at a recent rehearsal of "Let the Eagle Fly – the Life story of Cesar Chavez, a Musical," at Lincoln High School.

The mayor said he stopped by to offer moral support and congratulate them on the work they are doing.

This musical is part of Lincoln High’s new Theater Honors Program, which allows students to work with experienced equity actors from Teatro Mascara Magica. The students who have worked on this show have been rehearsing solidly since January including every day during spring break.

The Arts, Media and Entertainment production classes have been working on building the sets, designing the lights, sounds and creating the visuals for the show as well as creating marketing materials and finding sponsorship. These students are able to work on the catwalk of the theater because of a $1,500 grant received from the Kelly McGinnis Memorial Foundation.

For more information, please contact Maria Christodoulou, CCTE Teacher, at mchristodoulou@sandi.net.