Help this award winning, big band musical open where it was always meant to. In the heart of Hollywood! Starring Crooner Luca Ellis! Read more
This project's funding goal was not reached on May 8, 2012.
About this project
HOBOKEN TO HOLLYWOOD is a one of a kind, award winning, musical experience featuring the Great American Songbook.
Our audience is taken back in time to the taping of a one hour musical television special on a working re-creation of a 1964 Hollywood sound stage. The show is complete with both pre-taped and on set commercials, product demonstrations, plenty of laughs and high stakes "behind-the-scenes" drama. Hoboken to Hollywood includes almost 30 Big Band Classics from the Great American Songbook, and every note of music is performed live by Luca Ellis and the 12 piece Paul Litteral Orchestra.
We need to raise $50,000 to complete funding for the next production of Hoboken To Hollywood. We are working hard to get this award winning musical to Broadway, and this next full production in Hollywood will fully demonstrate our abilities in a larger theater as well as help us attract the millions it takes to get to New York.
Help keep this vibrant genre of music and history alive! Please support the new musical HOBOKEN TO HOLLYWOOD! It can't happen without you!
Scroll down for our rewards video, reviews and more details on the production!
LA Weekly- Musical of the Year
LA Weekly- Best Direction of a Musical- Jeremy Aldridge
LA Weekly- Best Musical Direction-Paul Litteral
LA Stage Alliance Ovation Award- Musical Direction- Paul Litteral
LA Stage Alliance Ovation Award (Nomination)- Leading Male Performance-Luca Ellis
LA Stage Alliance Ovation Award (Nomination)- Best Musical
Broadway World Breakout Performance of the Year- Luca Ellis
“The show is a winner….It’s a mass seduction….You’ve got an audience tapping its toes and grinning ear to ear.”—Daryl Miller, Los Angeles Times
Click here to read the full review: LA Times Review - Critic's Pick“Backed by the sublime sounds of a 12‐piece onstage band, Ellis takes us on a sentimental journey to the glorious heyday of big‐band entertainment.”—Les Spindle, BACK STAGE
Click here to read the full review: Backstage West Review - Critic's Pick“Musical director (Paul) Litteral and his nattily dressed 12-member band combine into a flawless, robust performance redolent of the best of Ellington or Basie. Luca Ellis is a knockout from start to finish as the Crooner. How good is he? If you close your eyes while he sings familiar tunes such as “That’s Life,” “New York, New York” and “Fly Me to the Moon,” you’d swear the Chairman himself had come back for one last encore….Masterfully woven together by director Jeremy Aldridge…”
—Lovell Estell III, L.A. Weekly
Click here to read the full review: LA Weekly Review - GO!
36 rave reviews in total! See the rest at www.hobokentohollywood.com
Hoboken to Hollywood is packed with incredible Big Band Classics from the Great American Songbook. Fantastic arrangements of songs such as: One For My Baby, Blue Moon, Stardust, Pick Yourself Up, World On A String, Route 66, Sunny Side Of The Street, That's Life, All Of Me, That Old Black Magic, It's Always You, Bye Bye Blackbird and MANY MORE!!!
THE CROONER- Luca Ellis www.lucaellis.com
ANDY- Pat Towne
DWIGHT- Al Bernstein
NELSON- Jeff Markgraf
DARLENE- Franci Montgomery
JC HUXLEY- Chandler Hill
PAGE- Anna Hanson
CAMERA 1- Brian Wallis
CAMERA 2- Aaron Star
SOUNDMAN- Ron Hitchcock
MUSICAL DIRECTOR- Paul Litteral www.paullitteral.com
ARRANGER- Kendall Wallace
CONDUCTOR- Jeff Markgraf
SAXES- Jim Jedeikin, Josh C. Harris, Colin Kupka, Damon Zick
TROMBONES- Craig Kupka & Robbie Hioki
TRUMPETS- Paul Litteral, Ron Sewer & Kendall Wallace
RYTHYM SECTION- Paul McDonald, Nick Klingenberg, Steve Pemberton
Lead Producer-Peach Reasoner
Co-Producer- Michael Blaha
Associate Producers- Paul Litteral, Jeremy Aldridge, Linda Shusett, Jonathan Sanger
DIRECTOR- Jeremy Aldridge www.jaldridgedirector.com
CONCEIVED BY- Luca Ellis
CREATED BY- Luca Ellis and Paul Litteral
WRITERS- Luca Ellis, Paul Litteral, Jeremy Aldridge, Fred Freeman
PRODUCTION DESIGN- James Thompson
LIGHTING DESIGN- Kathi O'donohue
COSTUME DESIGN- Jessica Olson
STAGE MANAGER- Jericha Griffin
TECHNICAL DIRECTOR- Aaron Star
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY (Video)- Michael Town
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR- JJ Mayes
RIGHTS PROCUREMENT- Barbara Zimmerman
THANKS SO MUCH FOR TAKING THE TIME TO LEARN ABOUT OUR PRODUCTION. PLEASE CHECK OUT OUR REWARDS AND HELP US REMOUNT HOBOKEN TO HOLLYWOOD IN HOLLYWOOD! WE WILL BE PROUD TO CONTINUE TO HONOR THIS SLICE OF AMERICAN HISTORY!!!
Your pledge will be charged if and only if we hit our goal of $50,000.00 Regardless of when we cross that threshold, your pledge will be processed at the end of our funding period on May 8th.
- (60 days)