Help Durant High School Thespian Troupe 5444 produce Roger Bean's Hit Off-Broadway Musical, "The Marvelous Wonderettes"!
This is pretty simple: We're the booster club for Durant High School's Thespian Troupe 5444, located in Plant City, Florida. During the course of the school year, the high school provides minimal funding for the students to put on approximately three shows, and we usually help fund a fourth, and so during a normal school year, four shows are produced by the troupe.
This year, for the first time ever, we wanted to produce five shows, not the usual four. We specifically chose this show in order to have it be adjudicated and placed into possible state competition during the Florida State Thespian State competition which will be held in the Spring of 2013. It's a small show, one that should mesh well with our (very) limited resources--"The Marvelous Wonderettes," by Roger Bean.
(From the play description):
"The Marvelous Wonderettes takes you to the 1958 Springfield High School prom where we meet the Wonderettes, four girls with hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts! As we learn about their lives and loves, we are treated to the girls performing such classic ‘50s and ‘60s songs as “Lollipop,” “Dream Lover,” “Stupid Cupid,” “Lipstick On Your Collar,” “Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me,” “It’s My Party” and over 20 other classic hits! You’ve never had this much fun at a prom and you will never forget The Marvelous Wonderettes—a must-take musical trip down memory lane!"
The four principal players have already been cast, and a student director has already been chosen, and the show has already been tentatively scheduled on Durant High School's calendar for September 13/14, 2012!. To put this play on will require approximately $3,300--most of which will go towards purchasing the rights to perform the play itself. A small portion will be used for costumes and production costs. Every last bit of the $3,300 will be spent directly on the play, the production itself, or the small Kickstarter fees we are required to pay as part of using this website.
If there are any funds raised in excess of $3,300, those funds will be used to directly subsidize the cost of sending the students to the Florida State Thespian competition next Spring (i.e., food and lodging for the students), so please feel free to continue to contribute even after we've reached our goal!
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Jun 27, 2012 - Jul 22, 2012
Pledge $5 or more
An awesome collectable Marvelous Wonderettes Button! (Transportation not included. All buttons must be picked up in person, either at the will-call window the night of the play or directly from the Drama Department at Durant High School)Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
Pledge $10 or more
All of the above PLUS - Your name will be featured in the production's playbill!Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
Pledge $25 or more
All of the above PLUS - We will mail you a Cast and Crew autographed playbill AND a 5x7 autographed photo of your favorite cast member! (Of course, you need to tell us which one is your favorite!)Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
Pledge $50 or more
All of the above PLUS - We will mail you a signed 8x10 photo of the cast, AND the cast will email you your own personalized Chipmonk Cheer! (Of course, we'll need to know the name(s) of the person(s) you want the cheer dedicated to!)Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
Pledge $100 or more
All of the above PLUS - We will give you two free tickets to the show AND the director will publically recognize and thank you before the show! (Transportation not included--your tickets will be available at the will-call window)Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
Pledge $250 or more
All of the above PLUS - We will give you two additional tickets (four total) to the show (available at the will-call window) - We will arrange for you to have a back-stage meet and greet with the cast and crew, including a personally escorted tour by the director or producer. (Transportation, however, is not included in this prize)Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
Pledge $500 or more
All of the above PLUS We will mail you a signed (by cast and crew) full-size production poster suitable for framing!Estimated delivery: Nov 2012