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Show and Event Photos

Most of the photos on these pages were taken by Lisa Lees or her son, Dylan Lees, who have been involved with All-of-us Express since 1996. 2004 and 2005 were exciting years photographically, as digital cameras took over the world and made it easy to put photos on web pages. All photos are copyright by the photographers or by All-of-us Express. Please do not copy photos for other than personal use without permission. If you need a higher resolution copy of any photo, please contact us.

Show photo galleries, from Season 25

With Season 25 (2013-2014) we decided that photos on CD had become obsolete, so we began retaining the publicity photos on the website and added larger, higher resolution photos to the show dress rehearsal galleries as well.

Show photo galleries, Seasons 15–24

By 2005 we had fully switched to digital photography and began selling Photo CDs instead of prints (though we continued to sell prints of the cast and crew photo until around 2010). In 2005 we also began using somewhat larger images on the website.

In addition to the above galleries of photos taken during dress rehearsals, the individual show pages from 1998-2003 contain publicity photos and art from show programs. Use the links on the production history page to access these pages.

Various Theatre activities and early show photos

Most photos from before 2004 were taken with film cameras, scanned from prints and kept small for easy viewing in the days of dial-up network access.

Complete list of our past shows. Index of season pages.

Footnote about digital photography

We began taking publicity photos sometime around Raggedy Ann & Andy in summer 1998 (this was at the West Saginaw location) using Nikon and Fujifilm 35mm film cameras. We then took over show photography (photos at dress rehearsals) with Hansel and Gretel in fall 2002 (after the move from Holt to Logan Square).

The earliest show we shot any digital for was Clowns' Play in February 2003 (Sony Mavica; a camera that had a 3.5 inch floppy disk and shot 480x640, i.e., VGA, images). By Alice in Wonderland in summer 2003 we were using Sony P32 and V1 cameras. For Emperor's New Clothes in fall 2003 we had our first 'real' digital camera, a Nikon D100. For Tales of Hans Christian Andersen / The Frog Prince in fall 2004 we added a Nikon D70, and for ¡Hola! Cinderella in April 2005 a Nikon D2h. As of 2014 we use a Nikon D5100, a Nikon D7100, a Sony RX1 and occasionally a Nikon D800E. We've had at least fifteen different cameras and maybe twenty lenses in the past fifteen years. Thankfully, the pace of change seems to be slowing down!

It is the mission of All-of-us Express Children's Theatre to offer young people of all backgrounds, cultures, and lifestyles the opportunity to produce professional quality plays, study many aspects of the dramatic arts, and develop valuable life skills while providing outstanding entertainment to the community. It is the policy of AECT to provide equal opportunities to all eligible persons without regard to age, color, creed, gender identity, disability, height, membership in any labor organization, national origin, parental status, political identification, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or weight.

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