A brilliant NEW, ORIGINAL musical comedy with a modern twist! Sparks fly in show business when a magician learns about love and life.
After two years of development, we are proud to introduce Wand, The Musical. A brilliant romantic comedy, written in the style of a large Broadway production, this musical is fully orchestrated with dance numbers, songs, and a modern twist of magic.
Wand will draw the entire cast and audience into the magic of show business. We meet "The Great Macardi" just as his star is rising to professional levels, as his assistants Alex and Angel help him navigate the waters of fame under the guidance of his agent, Drake.
Drake introduces them to a casino booking agent named Kadi and her trusted ally Taylor, and sparks begin to fly - both romantically and professionally. As the magic continues to improve, revelations bring new feelings to light, driving some couples closer while forcing others apart.
When a mysterious stranger reveals more truths, who will choose love, and who will choose fame? Can even a magician find a balance between romance and heartbreak?
The creator, Cyrus Albertson, has a rare mix of talents. As professional magician and musician, he has been a part of over 80 Broadway musical performances, conducting & playing in the pit. In addition, he has written and orchestrated numerous musical pieces for choirs, bands, and ensembles as well as creating musical scores for movies.
We are fortunate to have Brad Henderson, magician & nationally renowned magic consultant collaborating on the magic for this musical. Mr. Henderson performs magic all over the world and has designed and created illusions for several movies, plays, performers and events.
Our very first production will be choreographed by William (Bill) Piner. Mr. Piner, a graduate of Butler University’s prestigious dance program, enjoyed a magnificent career in musical theatre and is currently the director of one of the largest classical ballet schools in the country.
This musical has everything you would want and expect in a Broadway musical, as well as the interest of several producers. We are looking for monetary help to launch this on the track to make it all the way to Broadway. In order to get there, one of our first steps is to hire vocalists and musicians as well as pay for studio time to record a demo CD. The music is orchestrated for a full pit (30+) musicians, but can also be performed in a black box with as few as 8 musicians. We hope to exceed our fundraising goal so that we can get as close to a full orchestra as possible and also cover additional costs we will have for printing and distribution.
If you have ever been involved with anything Cyrus does, you have experienced his incredible talent and will be blown away by Wand. Please consider a contribution (large or small) so that soon you will be able to experience this musical as it was intended – on Broadway!
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on September 6, 2012.
Aug 7, 2012 - Sep 6, 2012 (30 days)
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You will have our sincere appreciation & the knowledge that you helped launch the next big Broadway Musical!Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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The above, PLUS we will send you a Memorabilia ‘Thank You’ card with the logo of the show, dedicated to YOU & signed by the show’s creators!Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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All of the above, PLUS a program from the very first production of the show, autographed by the cast.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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All of the above, PLUS tickets to the very first run of the show (11/29/12 thru 12/2/12) in Austin Texas! (travel & lodging NOT included, sorry)Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
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All of the above, PLUS a copy of the first ‘final draft’ of the script signed by the author.Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
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All of the above, PLUS a copy of the Demo CD (not available to the public!)Estimated delivery: Apr 2013
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All of the above, PLUS a song, written by the composer of the musical, just for YOU! You pick the title and concept and sheet music of YOUR song will be delivered to you!Estimated delivery: Aug 2013