Sing Me Home: New York Musical Theatre Festival Premiere!!!

An all-female creative team, a stellar Broadway cast...two unforgettable concerts! Get ready, New York!
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Amber Cassell
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Theater
New York, New York
United States
4 Team Members

Short Summary

Ever hear a song or an album and wonder "What was happening in that person's life when they wrote this?" Exploring that idea was the inspiration for writing team Amber Cassell & Kristy Hanson's passion project SING ME HOME.

A brand new, contemporary original musical, SING ME HOME tells the story of singer/songwriter Lexi Angel, a former teen idol who vanished mysteriously from the spotlight at the peak of her career, with no explanation as to why. Almost a decade later, Lexi resurfaces and steps back onto the stage, much to the media's delight and curiosity. But on the eve of Lexi's auspicious comeback concert, a face from her past appears in her dressing room in need of help. As Lexi embarks on this new phase of her career, the demands of her future and shadows of her past collide, taking Lexi on a hilarious and heartfelt journey to a place she’s never been before… home.

SING ME HOME has the honor of being selected to participate in the renowned New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) this July, and will be offering TWO concert performances at the Laurie Beechman Theatre on July 20th & 21st. The remarkably talented singer/songwriter Kristy Hanson has written 13 fantastic songs for this piece, and the team is so humbled and thrilled to announce that Broadway stars MANDY GONZALEZ (Wicked, In the Heights, Aida...) and TELLY LEUNG (Godspell, Wicked, Rent...) will be performing them.

Participating in this festival is a tremendous honor and opportunity. NYMF is where Broadway favorites like [title of show] and the Pulitzer-Prize and Tony-winning NEXT TO NORMAL got their start. We are also so fortunate to have two of Broadway's finest lending their talents to this project, and our hope is that the exposure from these NYMF concerts will lead to full productions of SING ME HOME in the near future.

From the bottom of our hearts, thank you so much for all of your support and for helping us achieve what is absolutely a dream come true!

xoxo,

Kristy & Amber

What We Need

Unfortunately, as we all know, dreams aren't cheap and for a team of California girls putting on a show in the Big Apple, we are at a slight disadvantage compared to some of the other NYMF teams, who are based on the east coast.

Your contributions will help us with:

- Festival entrance and production fees

- Musicians

- Cast

- Travel and board

- Rehearsal studio rentals

- Playbills and printing


The Impact

**Please note that absolutely ZERO of your contributions will go towards a salary for the creative team, incidental expenditures, or with the intent of making a profit. This fundraising campaign is strictly to cover production costs.**

The exposure from this opportunity is our sole objective with these concerts and the hope that it will lead to future productions with reputable theater companies.

Risks & Challenges

Producing new musicals is a risky endeavor for any theatrical company, and companies are taking less and less chances on new musicals that aren't derived from stories with a familiar and popular track record (i.e.  the latest batch of [insert popular movie title] the Musicals). Our challenge is to prove that something completely new and original is worth taking a chance on and can gain traction with audiences. 

Part of our goal with these concerts is to present a catalog of songs that are versatile, contemporary, and stand on their own. These are songs you might hear on the radio and never know that they were written within the context of a book musical. It's just good music...sung by some of the most impressive voices you'll hear ANYWHERE.

Other Ways You Can Help

Please help us spread the word! Follow us at @SingMeHomeShow on Twitter, and like our FB page! Retweets, shares, emails, town criers and carrier pigeons are all very much appreciated!

Check out our cast, they're amazing! Give a listen to Kristy Hanson & Angela Parrish (our remarkable Musical Director & singer/songwriter extraordinare!) and go see them live!

Speaking of seeing things live, obviously you should come see us at NYMF on July 20th & 21st! Tickets go onsale here on June 16th: http://www.nymf.org/tickets/2014-events/sing-me-home/.

Can't make it to New York? Don't feel left out! We'll be doing a preview concert here in Los Angeles at Rockwell Table & Stage on July 13th, featuring a lineup of our favorite talents from the Broadway & L.A. music and theater scene!

And please, continue to support live music and live theater! There's truly nothing better.

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  • $1USD
    Baker's Wife

    Amber, the fiend of Pinterest baking recipes, will make and ship to you baked goods for every dollar you donate. Red velvet crinkle cookies, snickerdoodles, chocolate rice krispy treats topped with cadbury egg caramel, brownies stuffed with oreos in the middle... you know you want this. Why not make it an even dozen?

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  • $10USD
    Singular Sensation

    Digital download of "Call You Love", the finale from SING ME HOME, plus a heartfelt handwritten thank you from the creative team!

    6 out of 500 claimed
  • $25USD
    Songwriter's Session

    A complimentary ticket to one of Kristy Hanson's upcoming LA concerts, a personal shoutout from Kristy during the concert, a signed copy of Kristy's latest EP "Piece of Your Heart, a digital download of the show's single "Call You Love", plus a handwritten thank you from the creative team!

    6 out of 25 claimed
  • $30USD
    Master Class

    Ok, more of a lesson, but we had to get that theater reference in! In addition to a demo of "Call You Love" and a thank you, you'll receive a free half hour lesson from Kristy Hanson - voice, guitar, a songwriting critique? We can do any of that! Lessons held via Skype or in person where possible, after July 22.

    2 out of 10 claimed
  • $35USD
    For the Rockwell

    A complimentary ticket to our preview concert performance at Rockwell Table and Stage on July 13th, plus a digital download of the demo single "Call You Love," and a heartfelt handwritten thank you from the creative team!

    5 out of 20 claimed
  • $50USD
    Album Drop

    A complimentary ticket to our preview concert at Rockwell on July 13th, a digital download of ALL the demos from the show, plus a heartfelt handwritten thank you from the creative team!

    9 out of 20 claimed
  • $75USD
    New Music

    Digital download of all the demos from the show, plus a signed CD and framed, hand-drawn songsheet from the show by composer Kristy Hanson, and a handwritten thank you from our creative team

    8 out of 50 claimed
  • $250USD
    Champagne

    A digital download of all the show's demos, a signed CD and handwritten music sheet by Kristy, plus a visit to soundcheck on July 20th or 21st, where you'll have a champagne toast with the cast and creators before showtime! (Rockwell ticket not included in this package)

    1 out of 10 claimed
  • $500USD
    One Short Day...

    All of the perks below, plus a visit for you and a guest to rehearsal to get a sneak peak of what's to come! (Must be available during the days of July 18th or 19th)

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