We wanted to get at least one more update in before our deadline on Thursday night (September 6th).
On a Serious Note
In more than one way, it is crunch time for us at CMT. The most obvious pressing matter here is that we have less than five days to raise just under $1000 and if we do not meet the $2000 goal by the deadline, we will not get any of the funding. Believe it or not, the more important deadline is September 22nd. That's when Hansel and Gretel opens. And while we're in pretty good shape, there is still tons to do. There will be more on that in a minute though.
Some of you may be wondering what will happen if we do not reach our $2000 goal. The fact is, the show will and must go on. The only difference will be that we cannot pay our collaborating artists Wade Sellers and David Drazin the full amount of money they deserve for their work.
Regardless of if we make our goal or not, we want to thank you- anyone backing the project, anyone supporting us through comments, likes and shares on Facebook or Twitter, etc. It all takes effort and we appreciate it. Plus, it always feels good to see people like what we're doing.
The Fun Stuff
Lyon and I made a long night of it at the theater this past Friday (we didn't leave until midnight). It's tiring work, but also so much fun. Below is a picture of the massive progress we've made.
Ta da~ Hansel and Gretel! They aren't quite finished, but here they are in their test-strung glory. The costumes are just mock ups too, so they will change by the time we open the show. The other puppets are mostly parts at the moment.
John has been busy making a puppet and props for the set. The props include beds, table surfaces, an outside toy for Hansel and Gretel to play on- and he still has more to make! Kimi Maeda is helping out with the witch's candy house. Lyon is pulling together voice talent to record the soundtrack- and the script is close to being finalized! We've been using the miniature puppets shown in a previous update to act out the scenes and make sure the puppets are able to do what we want them to.
Those sessions of playing through the script with the small puppets are also being recorded. Lyon is sending them to David Drazin and Wade Sellers as reference material.
So, is there any particular aspect of creating the show you're interested in? There's so much to talk about, I don't want to go on and on...
Again, thank you everyone! Please keep spreading the word about our project. There is still time to meet the deadline.
Your Reporter and CMT Puppeteer,
P.S. Kickstarter does not believe I have already rotated this picture!