The runaway hit musical from Toronto, and BEST MUSICAL Winner at the New York Musical Theatre Festival is coming to LA! Read more
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About this project
MY MOTHER'S WHAT...?!
MY MOTHER'S LESBIAN JEWISH WICCAN WEDDING! The musical theatre sensation that wowed audiences in Toronto Fringe, then went on to a successful commercial run at the Panasonic Theatre (seen by over 65,000 people), and winner of "Most Promising New Musical" at NYMF is heading to the West Coast. We're mounting the show as a staged reading/workshop as part of the Festival of New American Musicals, with plans for a fully realized production to follow.
This hilarious and heartfelt true story by David Hein and Irene Sankoff celebrates love in all its forms! MMLJWW will make you laugh, cry, and realize that nothing is impossible.
Set against the backdrop of the legalization of same-sex marriage in Canada, the piece is timely for issues facing the LGBT community in California, and across the US. Our hope is to entertain, while sharing a good message. Theatre can be entertaining, AND help raise awareness to MAKE A DIFFERENCE in the world. Our goal is to do just that.
WINNER! Most Promising Musical, and Best Book (NYMF). MMLJWW was also recently nominated for Best Comedic Play in the Canadian Comedy Awards.
WHO ARE WE?
Our producers are Nathan Gardner, Kate Sullivan Gibbens, and Topher Rhys. Together their resumes hold directing, and producing credits across California, and the nation. We're a young, ambitious bunch and are dedicated to building an Off-Broadway brand unique to Los Angeles, and to bring audiences the newest, and exciting works in productions that can entertain AND make a difference!
Our writers are David Hein and Irene Sankoff. As they did in the original production, David and Irene will be joining us in Los Angeles to star in the show.
Our creative team is being assembled. Backers will receive the latest updates before the general public!
WORKSHOP AND BEYOND
We believe that MMLJWW has what it takes to succeed in the "big time." This kickstarter will help fund the costs of the initial workshop, which will be used to generate interest and buzz for our full production to follow. We love shows that are fun, entertaining, and have a message... MMLJWW will send audiences out smiling, and thinking.
The workshop is part of the Festival for New American Musicals' First Look program, which highlights new works from across North America. It's a great opportunity for us to introduce this wonderful show to LA, and generate buzz leading up to the show's official full production.
This is your chance to be a part of introducing an exciting, ORIGINAL new musical to west coast audiences, and get on the bandwagon for our full production later!
We hope you'll join the "wedding party," and come with us on this exciting, and fun journey.
VIDEO CREDIT: Jordan Popowich. Special thanks for promo assistance to Winnipeg Studio Theatre.
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Pledge $10 or more
You're officially awesome, and will receive our thanks and you're name on our website in a special thanks section.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $20 or more
A MMLJWW Promo Packet! You'll get all sorts of fun swag from postcards to buttons, and more fun things.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $30 or more
We love you. You'll get your name on our site and in our Playbill in a special thanks section. Plus you'll be entered in a drawing to win two tickets to the workshop!Estimated delivery:
Pledge $40 or more
Bling Bling!! You'll get a set of exclusive MMLJWW buttons! "Don't Take Your Lesbian Moms To Hooters," "Wherever you go...There you are!" and "Legalize Love!" and more will be yours to show off in stylish, snazzy, and flashy buttons.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $50 or more
You're lovely. In addition to the listings, we'll give you a special MP3 track from the show.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $100 or more
Lucky you! You get a thank you listing, an MP3, AND your very own copy of the MMLJWW CD!Estimated delivery:
Pledge $250 or more
Your friends will envy you! In addition to everything already mentioned, you'll get your MMLJWW CD signed by our award winning writers, David Hein and Irene Sankoff.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $1,000 or more
Is the song "I wanna be a producer...." stuck in your head? At this level of contribution, we'll make you an Associate Producer of the workshop (along with a program and website bio), a pair of tickets to a performance, and a poster signed by the entire cast and crew!
You'll also be treated to a producer's lunch with our producing team to discuss the show, the process, and any questions you might have about producing in LA! We suggest Hooters. Everyone's happier there.
Want more? You'll get an exclusive MMLJWWLA "LEGALIZE LOVE" Tee Shirt!Estimated delivery:
Pledge $2,500 or more
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Words can't express our gratitude. Not only will you get the Associate Producer perk, we'll put you up in a hotel for the night in trendy Hollywood area the night you see the show so you can truly live it up in style!
You'll also be invited to sit in on a bit of rehearsal and get sneek peeks at the show as it progresses!
Not enough? You'll get a taste of Canada with a delicious Ottawa delicacy: A Beaver Tail. (Note: Not ACTUALLY the tail of a beaver....)Estimated delivery:
Pledge $5,000 or more
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Everything you've read, AND if you're from out of town, we'll even fly you in for the performance! From LA, and finding a flight to LA rather useless? We'll give you an airline giftcard. And for the ultimate Hollywood Experience, we'll throw in a day pass to Universal Studios!Estimated delivery:
- (35 days)