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Help this award winning, big band musical open where it was always meant to. In the heart of Hollywood! Starring Crooner Luca Ellis!

THE SHOW

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. 

THE GOAL

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!

REWARDS

AWARDS

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

REVIEWS

“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

THE MUSIC

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 CAST

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  

THE BAND

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

PRODUCERS

Lead Producer- Peach Reasoner

Co-Producer- Michael Blaha

Associate Producers- Paul Litteral, Jeremy Aldridge, Linda Shusett, Jonathan Sanger

PRODUCTION TEAM

DIRECTOR- Jeremy Aldridge   www.jaldridgedirector.com 

CONCEIVED BY- Luca Ellis

CREATED BY- Luca Ellis and Paul Litteral

WRITERSLuca Ellis, Paul Litteral, Jeremy Aldridge, Fred Freeman

PRODUCTION DESIGN- James Thompson

LIGHTING DESIGNKathi O'donohue

COSTUME DESIGN- Jessica Olson

STAGE MANAGER- Jericha Griffin

TECHNICAL DIRECTORAaron Star

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY (Video)Michael Town

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR- JJ Mayes

RIGHTS PROCUREMENTBarbara 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!!!

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    You receive a MP3 of the amazing Luca Ellis singing a piece of music suitable for your ringtone or outgoing phone message!

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    In addition to lower level rewards: Your name in our program thanking you for your support of Hoboken to Hollywood and a copy of the program sent to directly to your home!

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    In addition to lower level rewards: A CD or iTunes download of the live Hoboken To Hollywood EP featuring Luca Ellis and the 12 piece Paul Litteral Orchestra. Sent to you. This is a Kickstarter exclusive! Not available to the general public.

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    In addition to lower level rewards: A signed copy of the Kickstarter Exclusive live CD and signed copy of the program delivered to your home!

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    In addition to lower level awards: Two VIP tickets to our opening night performance of Hoboken To Hollywood. Tickets alone are a $140.00 value! You will also receive two Hoboken To Hollywood T-Shirts! Priceless.

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    In addition to lower level awards: 2 more tickets to our opening night performance for a total of four show tickets. You also receive 4 VIP tickets to the Cast and Crew opening night Gala! That's $400.00 in tickets and a night you will always remember...

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    In addition to lower level awards: Limo service to dinner on us at Ammo http://www.ammocafe.com/ , from there to the theater, and back to your residence or hotel (Los Angeles only). Sponsorship credit (personal or business name) displayed prominently at the theater!

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    YOU ARE A PRODUCER! Associate Producer Credit. Two round trip tickets from anywhere in the Continental US to Los Angeles, California. Two nights in the famous Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood. 4 VIP Tickets to opening night performance and cast and crew Gala. Limo service and dinner at AMMO. Signed CD and program. Those T-shirts! All together, the experience of a lifetime!

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