Turning Ghosts into Angels through the Power of Music!
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What is SHINE ON NEW WORLD?
Shine On New World is an original theatrical production. The theme is universal… Music has the power to soften the hardest human heart.
Shine invites us to open our hearts ......wide..... and soar on the powerful and transformative wings of music, movement and the spoken word.......to connect and turn ghosts into angels......TOGETHER.....on an inspirational journey to a New World where unconditional love reigns supreme.
We are ALL transformed when we see our the world through someone else's heart.....
Where And When Will This Show Take Place?
Shine will debut in the fall of 2014 with three performances at the Manhattan Movement and Arts Center.
The opening night performance will be streamed Live throughout the world making this a truly global event.
What’s The Show About?
It is the story of two siblings who were abandoned by their mother when they were very small. Separated from each other, the son finds life and forgiveness through music… and yet the daughter is overwhelmed with darkness and becomes bitter and hard.
Flash forward and imagine what happens when the lives of these two siblings come crashing together later in life?
Thrown together they embark upon a sacred voyage around the world. Little does the sister know, but her brother is taking her on a journey; he’s following the pathway of their mother who abandoned them.
Only the music of the new world can save this daughter’s darkened soul.
The Show's Creators
Shine features original music written and performed by Grammy Award-winning producer Barry Goldstein and internationally renowned singer/songwriter and humanitarian Elisa Brown.
Barry and Elisa have created an epic, panoramic, globally relevant musical score that underpins the story, taking the audience members on a journey that nourishes the mind, opens the heart, and feeds the soul.
Gabriel Chajnik is an acclaimed choreographer and the founder of TranscenDanceGroup of NY/NJ. Gabriel creates inspired dances that amplify the depth and breadth of human emotions that words alone cannot express.
One of the stars of the show is the world-renowned performance artist Marla Mase. Marla meshes her velvety lyrical style with an edge of raw truthfulness in a way that is utterly mesmerizing and compelling.
Award-winning playwright Dana Slamp has crafted a story that offers a uniquely refreshing and inspiring portrayal of the human psyche.
This is a multimedia production combining live performance with sumptuous digital landscapes -- the work of award-winning filmmaker Jamee Culbertson -- these images elevate the viewer to a deeper experience of space and time.
And the mastermind behind this sound and light spectacular is audiovisual guru Mark Smith; his work will illuminate the dark crevices and sparkling peaks of the emotions being played out on the stage.
Can I See Or Hear Some Examples Of What The Show Will Look And Sound Like?
Absolutely! Check out the UPDATES LINK. That's where we will be posing campaign updates that will feature Artistic Insights into the creation of the show.
We’ll be publishing music videos of songs from the show, inspirations for the show's digital landscape, and a spectacular dance performance for your viewing.
These weekly Artistic Insights are our way of saying thank you for your time and, we hope, to get you as excited about Shine as we are!
What Kind Of Investment Does A Show Like This Need?
Producing a high quality stage show is not cheap... and we’re taking it one step further...
...we’re sharing the power of Shine via the Internet to a global audience!
Our goal is to raise $300,000 via this Kickstarter campaign to produce and debut Shine On New World for three nights AND to live stream the opening night performance globally so our financial partners all over the world can enjoy the show.
Why Is There Only One Reward? That’s Not How Things Are Done!
This reward approach is a complete break with the status quo of crowd funding incentive levels! Because we so totally believe in this project, we’re willing to be innovative change-makers and take the risk.
- SHINE ON NEW WORLD is all about connection.
- We want to connect with people all around the world and we want to invite them to journey and partner with us.
- This is a global story and we want as many people as possible to play their part in our narrative.
- And, because the show IS the journey, we believe that by offering one gift – a link to the live streaming of the show itself – at a fair price – we can truly make this production a spectacularly transformative journey for a HUGE number of people.
By HUGE, we mean REALLY HUGE. We’re going to need a tribe of almost 7,700 people to invest $39 each to reach our goal of $300,000.
We cannot do this alone; we need your help.
Please invest in Shine's spirit of unconditional love to help create a truly transformative global spectacular.
Let’s do this together!
Why Crowd Funding?
We have not asked major institutions, big time producers or high net worth individuals to invest in this project.
Because this is a show created by artists for the people. We think that it is crucial that the artists have creative control of the project from start to finish.
Crowd funding is an incredibly democratic way of raising the necessary investment; we want to be accountable to our audience and not to any high net worth investors.
The music is written and produced, we’ve created the storyline, selected key cast members, and we have a production team of world-class professionals who are passionate and raring to go.
Crowd funding allows us to connect directly to our audience and to involve them in the creation of this amazing, global spectacular. It‘s your story as much as it is ours and we want you to partner with us.
How Are You Planning To Allocate The Funds?
What Happens If We Don’t Raise All The Money?
If we don’t reach our goal of $300,000, your credit card will not be charged.
That means we won’t get one penny and our beautiful story about the miraculous power of music to build a bridge of understanding between our hearts will remain an unfulfilled dream and we will all be very sad…☹
(We really don’t want this to happen!)
What If We Exceed Our Goal?
Greatly exceeding our goal will result in more live performances! More live performances will give us a greater opportunity to get reviewed by major theater critics.
If You Donate $39 (or more☺), How Long Before You Get Your Incentive?
Our plan is to produce the show in the fall of 2014, so you will be able to claim your reward then.
We know that waiting until next fall to receive your reward is asking for you to be super patient, but we believe that this production is well worth the wait!
Just so you know, it took a year to create the show up to this point. We need about another year to fully build the show. That means finalizing all the legal requirements, holding auditions for a few more performers, hiring musicians, creating and sewing costumes, rehearsing, rehearsing some more, developing all the visual imagery, creating a unique sound and lighting design signature…and all of this is BEFORE we ever get into the theater to run technical and dress rehearsals.
(It’s really a lot of work to create a Broadway-worthy show for global streaming!)
We’ll send you all the instructions in plenty of time to tell you when the show will debut and how to log in to the Live Streaming of the Opening Night Performance. FYI, the link will remain available for one month from the date of the Opening Night Performance.
We promise to keep you posted!
What If You Can’t Afford To Contribute?
We truly understand if you have the desire to help but are unable to contribute money. One thing you can do to help is share this campaign on Facebook, Twitter or whichever social media sites you frequent. You can find the links to Facebook and Twitter just below the video at the top of the page.
Would You Like To Know More About The Project And The People Involved In Its Creation?
You can visit our WEBSITE. There are photos, videos, bios and much more!
Be sure to click on the button above the video that says Updates. We are posting videos, Artistic Insights to the show. You can also click here to get to the Updates page.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
Elisa Brown Music/Elisa Brown is a Sponsored Artist with The Field, a non-profit, tax exempt 501(c)3 organization serving the Nationwide performing arts community. Contributions made to The Field and earmarked for Elisa Brown Music/Elisa Brown are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. For more information about The Field, please contact: The Field, 75 Maiden Lane, Suite 906, New York, NY 10038, (212)-691-6969, www.thefield.org. A copy of The Field’s latest annual report may be obtained, upon request, from The Field or from the Office of the Attorney General, Charities Bureau, 120 Broadway, New York, NY 10271.
Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Creating a paradigm-busting crowdfunding campaign that consists of only one gift -- albeit the best gift we have to offer...the show itself -- is our first major risk.
Creating a crowdfunding campaign strategy that is so overwhelmingly attractive that nearly 7,700 people worldwide will partner with us on this journey is our second major risk.
Making a considerable up front financial investment to develop the show without any assurances that we will recoup that money is our third major risk.
Creating and producing a global theatrical spectacular for worldwide distribution on what would be a shoestring budget for a Broadway production is our biggest challenge...but we know can do it...so we're willing to take the first three risks!
Unfortunately, that’s not how Kickstarter works. It’s an online fundraising platform and all donations have to be made via Kickstarter’s online payment system. Sorry…☹
Yes, you can! All you need is a valid credit card and you’re good to go.
No. We’re the only ones who can see your pledge.
If You Donate to the Kickstarter Campaign, Can You Come To The Theater And See The Show Live Without Purchasing a Ticket At The Box Office?
Your donation on Kickstarter only guarantees you a link to the Live Streaming of the Opening Night Performance. You are MOST welcome to come to one of the live performances, but you’ll have to buy a ticket for $39 – which is a super great price for a New York theatrical debut!
Well, that’s entirely possible, although we sure would miss you. If that’s what you truly want to do, there’s a button you can select when donating to indicate that you don’t want your reward.
Donations via Kickstarter are NOT tax-deductible.
If you would like to make a tax-deductible contribution you can visit this link to find out more: http://shineonnewworld.com/tax-deductible-contributions-via-the-field
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