About this project
FROM RYAN LANDRY AND THE GOLD DUST ORPHANS
GREETINGS SUPER FRIENDS - For close to twenty years now, Ryan Landry and his theatrical troupe, The Gold Dust Orphans, have been playing to a remarkably diverse collection of friends and fans who have happily followed the gang from one hilarious night to the next. Each play or musical based on a classic film, play or television series, the Orphans pride themselves on taking each individual audience on a mind blowing trip through dozens of familiar themes. Everything from Dr. Seuss' Grinch, ("How Mrs. Grinchley Swiped Christmas") to Euripedes "Medea".Consider Landry's take on Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman" ("Death of a Saleslady") which played to rave reviews or his award winning nod to Tennessee Williams' "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" ("Pussy on the House"). The Orphans love to tackle all sorts of vintage dramas from Hitchcock's, "The Birds" ("The Gulls") to high minded gems such as Lillian Hellman's "The Little Foxes", ("The Little Pricks"). As one critic noted, concerning Landry's work, "he is a master of exceptionally well crafted comedies" . And the craftsmanship never stops! The Orphans now have well over 50 spectacular productions under their belts! Pretty impressive for a gaggle of misfits!
IN THE NEWS: Last year, with the support of their friends and fans, The Gold Dust Orphans were able to bring their hit "MILDRED FIERCE" to New York City. And what a hit it was! The raves included an unbelievable three quarter page in ...THE NEW YORK TIMES!!!
NOTE: THE ORPHANS ARE CONFIDENT THAT WITH ONE MORE HIT IN NEW YORK ... THEY CAN FINALLY GAIN NATIONAL RECOGNITION!
REVIEWS OF SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN BOTTOMS: Back in the spring of 2014, Landry lovingly brought the classic tale of a dizzy ingenue, seven dwarves and an evil queen to the Boston stage and his loyal audiences fell in love. Luckily, so did the critics! Don Aucoin of the Boston Globe - “Landry’s insouciant take on the classic tale of “Snow White” sparkles with his witty dialogue and his customary attention to detail." Terry Byrne of WGBH - "No need for a magic mirror to tell us this production of Snow White and the Seven Bottoms is the fairest of them all.”
THIS JUST IN: The unstoppable VARLA JEAN MERMAN will be joining The Gold Dust Orphans in New York City! Talk about STAR power!
IN SHORT: PLEASE HELP BRING SNOW WHITE TO NYC THIS FALL!!!
The Gold Dust Orphans would like to bring "SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN BOTTOMS" to Theatre 80 St. Marks for 15 performances and they DESPERATELY need your help to make it happen! Why? Because ...
BRINGING 25 PEOPLE TO NEW YORK CITY FOR 2 MONTHS IS ENORMOUSLY EXPENSIVE! Without the support of friends like you we will never make it. For even with SOLD OUT houses, the ticket revenue will only cover HALF of the expenses.
FACT: The entire amount we painstakingly raised together last year was gone before we even opened the doors! YIKES! Remember, the box office only paid for 50% of the cost. The other 50% came from donors like YOU!
WE KNOW HOW TO SAY THANK YOU And here's a list of nifty gifts to show our gratitude!
- Pledge $50 and we'll send you a pair of limited edition, 1” collectible pins featuring artwork from “SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN BOTTOMS”.
- Pledge $95 and get a fashionable, yet sexy “SNOW WHITE “AND THE SEVEN BOTTOMS” t-shirt.
Pledge just a bit more and get one of these great ticket packages to a show that is SURE to sell out!
- Pledge $150 and get TWO general admission tickets.
- Pledge $250 for two (2) VIP TICKETS AND a “SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN BOTTOMS” t-shirt.
Want something even a bit more special?
For a pledge of $500 (only ONE available!), jeweler Dan Kline, will design and craft for you a piece of custom jewelry. He’ll work with you to bring your dream ring, earrings or pendant to life in beautiful sterling silver. Dan is a second generation silversmith trained first by his mother in a traditional apprenticeship. He has worked and studied under his brother for the last three years at the family business, Ouray Silversmiths, in Montrose, Colorado. As a former resident of Provincetown, he loves everything Ryan Landry and thinks everyone else should too!
Or how about some parties?
Pledge $600 and RYAN LANDRY will take you to lunch plus you'll get two VIP tickets to a show AND a "SNOW WHITE" t-shirt.
For a gift of $1,000 and get some up-close conversations and gossip with some after show drinks with Ryan Landry and Varla Jean Merman at the Theatre 80 bar on the night you attend the performance!! This package comes with two VIP TICKETS and a t-shirt.
WANT THE ULTIMATE PACKAGE?
For $2,500 (and there are ONLY 2 Available!!!) get OUR “PRINCESS” PACKAGE! Bring 10 people as your guests to see "SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN BOTTOMS" and get the star treatment! Because you get 10 VIP tickets in the front row for your guests! WE PROVIDE THE CROWNS! Plus an after show meet and greet with refreshments for all your guests with Ryan Landry and Varla Jean Merman on the night you attend the performance.
REMEMBER: The Gold Dust Orphans are a registered 501(c)3 honest-to-goodness nonprofit organization. That means when you give to us through Kickstarter, you can deduct it from your taxes! (Less the value of any thank you gifts, of course - those are the federal rules, ladies!)
PLEASE HELP US RETURN TO NYC! ... And thank you again for all your love and support throughout the years.
“SOMETIMES I THINK OUR HEADS ARE SO BIG BECAUSE THEY’RE SO FULL OF DREAMS”
Risks and challenges
The Gold Dust Orphans are not immune to the many other challenges that theater companies everywhere face! Making magic happen on the stage doesn't come cheap and we pinch pennies every day and in every way. We learned so much about bringing a show to New York last year so we feel extra-prepared to tackle just about any hurdle that comes our way. After many years of working together the Orphans can come together as a team and make it all happen.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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