In The Heights - Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club

The Broadway musical IN THE HEIGHTS makes it to the BRONX. Performed by members of the KIPS BAY BOYS & GIRLS CLUB.
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Erica Strubbe
Theater
Bronx, New York
United States
2 Team Members

Four alumni (Veronica Vazquez-Jackson, Dominic Colon, Erica Strubbe-Montalvo, and Joseph Dominick Martinez) of the Performing Arts Program of Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club in the Bronx, NY return to the stage where they first got their break 25 years ago in order to direct/produce the Broadway musical IN THE HEIGHTS with an amazing group of talented teen and young adult artists from the club for April 5th (FRI 8pm), 6th (SAT 8pm), and 7th (SUN 4pm), 2013.

The beautiful thing about the IN THE HEIGHTS musical is that it tells a story about Family, Community, & knowing what it means to be Home.  Kips Bay has been a second home for thousands of youth in the Bronx, a safe place where kids can "belong", and play and grow socially with their peers.

So in the spirit of community, with two months left before opening night of this 2 ½ hour amazing musical, we, the four alum, decided to campaign via Indiegogo in order to restore our other "home" both creatively and financially, the Performing Arts Program.

The biggest challenge is the stage, audio and lighting equipment has not changed in over 30 years!!!  Of the fifteen hanging lights in front of the stage only two work.  And one of those two is pointing in the wrong direction.  Like any functioning home repairs and upkeep are a must.  Theatrically we are past due!

Our goal of $35,000 is needed to produce a spectacular show.  With those monies we will: purchase wireless microphones with headsets, audio sound board, audio equalizer, portable theatrical lights with light board, build sets, create the show music, get costumes for thirty cast members, and promote the show through any and all means.

As you look to the right side you will see amazing perks which we are providing. There are a variety of denominations ranging from $5 to $5,000 (Executive Producer Title).  There is even one offer for $96,000 for the crazy amazing supporter who wants to be our ANGEL/EXECUTIVE PRODUCER.  "$96,000?! Holla!"

Tickets do not go on sale until the end of February so the only way to secure tickets is by donating $250 or more.

Please know that whether we go over or under our $35,000 goal, all monies will go directly to the Performing Arts Program of Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club for the IN THE HEIGHTS production and future productions.  Kips Bay is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

IN THE HEIGHTS has changed the face of musical theater.  No other production like it exists.  What makes it even more special is the kids at Kips Bay and in the neighboring communities of the Bronx can relate to the storyline because it tells the story of where they live.  Economic realities make it very hard for Kips Bay members to see a Broadway production.  Fifty percent of the members live in a single-parent home and fifty-one percent live below the poverty level.  Your contribution makes it possible for us to give them not only an amazing theatrical production but to keep the price at $10-$15 per ticket. 

Whether you do or do not contribute to the rehabilitation of our creative home, please share this campaign with your friends and family.  You can use the social media share tools above!

From our home to yours, THANK YOU VERY MUCH for your valued time and support.  In the words of Abuela Claudia from the show: "Paciencia y Fe!" (Patience & Faith)

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This campaign ended on March 31, 2013
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  • $5USD
    The Piragua Guy

    Receive our most sincere thanks.

    3 claimed
  • $10USD
    The Graffiti Pete

    Receive our undying gratitude, a shout-out on Facebook and Twitter, plus regular updates on the progress of our production.

    6 claimed
  • $25USD
    The Carla

    Receive all of the above plus a personal email "Thank You".

    10 claimed
  • $50USD
    The Sonny

    Receive all of the above plus your name will appear in the Playbill as "Kips Bay Performing Arts FAN"

    16 claimed
  • $75USD
    The Daniela

    Receive all of the above plus your name will appear in the Playbill as "Kips Bay Performing Arts FRIEND"

    1 claimed
  • $100USD
    The Abuela

    Receive all of the above plus a handwritten "Thank You" card and your name will appear in the Playbill as "Kips Bay Performing Arts FAN who Likes IN THE HEIGHTS"

    12 claimed
  • $250USD
    The Vanessa

    Receive Two Free tickets to one of the performances (must register for specific show as per available date), a 5"x7" cast photo, and your name will appear in the Playbill as "Kips Bay Performing Arts FRIEND who Loves IN THE HEIGHTS"

    3 out of 50 claimed
    Estimated delivery: April 2013
  • $500USD
    The Benny

    Receive Two VIP Tickets for one of the first four rows of one performance (must register for specific show as per available date), an 8"x10" cast photo, and your name will also appear in the Playbill as "Kips Bay Performing Arts SUPPORTER who Really Loves IN THE HEIGHTS"

    2 out of 36 claimed
    Estimated delivery: April 2013
  • $1,000USD
    The Nina

    Receive ASSOCIATE PRODUCER credit in Playbill. Get to Meet The Cast. Invited to attend a special Cocktail Reception Opening Night with some original "Heights" cast members. Two VIP tickets in one of the first three rows of any one performance (Please inform us which show you would like to attend). Cast Poster 11"x14".

    0 out of 20 claimed
    Estimated delivery: April 2013
  • $5,000USD
    The Usnavi

    Receive EXECUTIVE PRODUCER credit in Playbill. Get to Meet The Cast. Invited to attend a special Cocktail Reception Opening Night with some original "Heights" cast members. Two VIP tickets in front row of any one performance (Please inform us which show you would like to attend). Cast Poster 16"x20".

    0 out of 10 claimed
    Estimated delivery: April 2013
  • $96,000USD
    The 96,000 Dollars...Holla

    Your name will appear on a Full Size Page in the Playbill as "Kips Bay Performing Arts ANGEL/EXECUTIVE PRODUCER". Get to Meet The Cast. Invited to attend a special Cocktail Reception Opening Night with some original "Heights" cast members. Four VIP tickets in front row for every performance. Cast Poster 20"x24".

    0 out of 1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: April 2013
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