It took nearly 40 years for a black woman to be the lead on a network TV drama series and now that "Scandal" is on summer hiatus, it feels like it will be another forty until it returns. So what to do in the meantime? Well, I don't know how you're coping, but I wrote a musical. Based on SCANDAL. It was originally intended to be a 7 to 10 minute piece, but it has become something much bigger. And it's good. Even people who AREN'T my mom think so. And you want to see it. I know you do. Because:
A. You Love Scandal.
This isn't the show SCANDAL, but it's based on it. Defiance, Over a Cliff, In this Together, Olitz, Hi. If any of those words or phrases mean anything to you, this musical will mean A LOT to you.
B. You Love Musicals.
You knew every word to "Defying Gravity" long before you ever saw "WICKED". You moved to the heights because of "In The Heights". You were really excited when "SMASH" first started. Stories set to songs and sung are your hallelujah heroin and reason to breathe.
C. You Love Supporting New Artists In General
You like risks and people who take them. You believe the children are the future, but you'd like to be part of what's happening NOW. You have a dream of your own and you'd like to start paying it forward. You want to be able to say "I knew her when." and (rightfully) take partial credit in helping her be successful.
D. You Love Me Specifically.** (Or you feel like you could... or should)
We're friends. Or family. Or both. You follow me on Twitter, on one or both of my accounts. We go to the same church or went to the same school. We've gone to lunch or dinner or coffee or the movies or Target together. You've seen me sing or speak or do stand up live. I've made you laugh. You're not 100% sure why, but you like me. And you want to see me succeed.
(**NOTE: "Me specifically" is not limited to me specifically. "Me" also refers to whoever else is involved in this project that you personally know and love.)
WE'VE GOT NEEDS
Your donations will help us cover the cost of filming a theatrically staged performance and recording the soundtrack album of SCANDUSICAL.
Your contributions will go towards:
- Rentals of rehearsal and performance space
- Recording, mixing and mastering of soundtrack album
- Catering for cast & crew (who are donating their time & talent) during rehearsals, recording and filming
- Photography, promotion and printed materials
- CD/DVD Duplication
(Any extra that is raised will be put towards improving the quality of all of the above.)
And I know just our gratitude would probably be enough, but be sure to check out the list of perks -- there's some pretty good stuff coming your way.
OTHER WAYS YOU CAN HELP
HEY I KNOW A GUY... or maybe you are a guy (or girl!) with access to recording/rehearsal/performance space or maybe you're an arranger/engineer/mixer/masterer who would like to donate your time and talent to this project, or maybe you'd like to upgrade FavouredWiles' hardware/software... if you can help us in any way, with anything - please do!
LOW ON GREEN... but I can tweet! Tumbl. Facebook. Pinterest. MySpace (that's still a thing, right?) Email. Snail mail. Text. and/or Talk. Money is great, word of mouth is magic! Please don't keep us a secret. Tell anyone and everyone you know. And if they give something and let us know that you sent them, you'll get a little something something too ;)
Be a fixer. Help us bring Scandusical to life. Come on, and go over a cliff with us!