Wish Upon a Star

Funding Edward Vera Productions for their first official production -- A Disney Cabaret filled with singing, dancing, improv, and Disney inspired fun!
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Edward Vera
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Theater
Chicago, Illinois
United States
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Short Summary

Wish Upon a Star is a creative mixture of Disney parodies and classic broadway mashups while also featuring new, original material. Through spectacle, song, dance, and improv comedy we tell a forbidden broadway story: Taking all of what you know and love about Disney and changing it all up! Each show will be different and the audience won't know what to expect!

My creative team holds two very talented, brilliant artists: Chris Lash, who has musically directed several shows with the Nevada Conservatory Theatre. He's composed a wide selection of original work and has recently showcased his pieces at a  benefit concert, called Putting On a Show; starring cast mates from Jersey Boys, Vegas the Show and UNLV alumni. Jared Goode received his MFA in the Screenwriting department at UNLV and has written new plays in partnership with my productions many times as well. He is currently in a band and selling his music on iTunes.

To hear more of their work:

Chris Lash: Christopherlash.com

Jared Goode: Goodekids.com

What We Need & What You Get

The budget specifically breaks down as followed:

Rehearsal Space - $1500

Theatre Space - $2000

Design Budget - $250

Cast & Crew Stipend - $1000

Marketing - $400

Air Travel to fly our musical director to Chicago - $400

Total = $5550

    The Impact

    This show was something I did in my Undergrad in College. It's something that means a lot to me, holding a lot of fond memories and bringing back such joy and fun while reminding me why I started performing in the first place.

    For my first project, I wanted to produce something I was familiar with and knowledgeable about and something that I loved. I know that if I love something this much I can somehow help audiences love it too. 

      Risks & Challenges

      There are two types of theatre here in Chicago: Straight plays and Improv, and venues very much cater to those two. You either have enough money to spend thousands on a theatre space and do a straight play, or you have nothing but a hilarious group of people to put up an improv show at a smaller venue. With this type of musical, its a challenge to find a correct space to accommodate for the shows needs -- but that won't stop us. We'll dance around the audience if we have to. 

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