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A young man dreams of becoming a great Maitre d' like his father who was killed in a freak flaming Bananas Foster accident.

The Goal

To raise $10,000 (or more) of the $38,000 we need to mount the World Premiere of Flambé Dreams at The 2012 New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF). Our $10,000 Kickstarter goal will cover the cost of 5 actors, 4 musicians and a stage manager.  The remaining $28,000 covers a music director, costume, lighting, sound, set design, festival fees and marketing and press. The goal of this production is to get “picked up” by commercial producers with the hopes of playing Broadway, off-Broadway, regionally or in a touring production.

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The Story

Joseph Christiansen wants to be a great Maitre d' like his father who was killed in a freak flaming Bananas Foster accident. Against the wishes and warnings of his pill-pushing psychiatrist mother, young Joe leaves the safety of his small hometown and journeys to New York City to make it big in the glamorous world of food and beverage service. Will Joe succeed… or will he end up flambéd like his father? Find out in this quirky tale of drugs, dreams and flaming desserts!

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The New York Musical Theatre Festival

Flambé Dreams has been selected as one of only 10 new musicals to participate in this years New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) Next Link Program. 

The Festival runs the month of July in midtown Manhattan and is the premiere showcase of new musicals in the country.  NYMF has launched an impressive number of new shows including Title of Show, Altar Boys, Gutenberg! the Musical, The Great American Trailer Park Musical and the Pulitzer Prize winning Next to Normal just to name a few. To date, NYMF shows have played in 44 states and 14 counties!

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Performance Venue and Dates

All performances will take place at 
The 45th Street Theatre
354 West 45th Street, New York, NY 10036

Mon July 9th @ 8 PM
Thursday July 12th @ 8PM
Saturday July 14th @ 4:30 & 8PM
Tuesday July 17th @ 4:30 & 8PM

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The Music

Flambé Dreams has an eclectic score that includes musical influences from pop, rhythm and blues, folk, musical comedy, and a Rodgers and Hammerstein inspired eleven o'clock number!

Listen to some of the highlights from the show. You can see more videos from Flambé Dreams at our YouTube channel

Jillian Louis sings "Everything You Long For (is in New Jersey)" at a benefit concert for Ground Up Productions Theater Company.

Kevin B McGlynn sings "Some Girls" at the same benefit.

A montage of photos from a rehearsal at the Iguana restaurant and dance lounge underscored by "My Dream".

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The Pledge Rewards

We have buttons, t-shirts, aprons, CDs, tickets, signed programs and posters, parties and more! 

We are a limited run and expect to sell out.
Donate $100 and secure your ticket now! 
For only $100 you get a ticket to the show, a signed program, sheet music, a CD and a Flambé Dreams button! On Broadway that would cost you over $200!

Because you receive goods and services for your donations on kickstarter they are not tax deductible. If you're not interested in the rewards and would rather make a 100% TAX DEDUCTIBLE donation, please visit OUR NYMF WEBPAGE.

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Thank You!

We cannot express how deeply thankful we are for your support. If you're able to make it to New York for our premiere, we look forward to meeting you and thanking you in person in July. For those outside of the city, we hope to see you soon at a regional production in your local theater!

Sincerely

Matthew and Randy

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FAQ

Is my pledge amount publicly displayed?
No. Only you and the project creator will be able to see your pledge amount.

If I donate, when can I redeem the incentive?
Each reward has a month listed next to it letting you know when it will be delivered. As a rule of thumb, merchandise like buttons and t-shirts will be shipped out in June once we reach our goal. Tickets will go out in late June for our July 9th opening. Items that require signatures will go out after the show has opened in July. And services like the song composed for you or dinner at Le Cirque will happen after the show has closed.

What if I don’t want the incentive, I just want to support?
No problem, there is a button that you can select if you don’t want the reward. Or you can go to our website www.flambedreams.com and follow the instructions of how to donate directly and save us from paying additional fees to kickstarter and creditcard processing companies.

Can we exceed the goal?
YES! This is what we are hoping for! Our goal of $10,000 is less than a third of our budget. Wary of putting all of our eggs in one basket we have decided to pursue other modes of funding. If you want to see how we're progressing in the grand scheme you can go to our DONATION PAGE on the flambe dreams website and see how much money we've raised thus far.

Can I increase my pledge once it’s been made?
YES! Once you donate to our campaign, you may want to change your incentive reward to a different one, or increase your pledge amount. To do so, go to Kickstarter and sign in. If you go to our campaign page, the green “Back This Project” button has been replaced with a blue “Manage Your Donation” button. Click it and you can enter a new amount, or choose a new incentive.

Can I Gift An Incentive?
YES! That’s a great idea. If you would like to donate to the musical but give the reward to someone as a gift, go through all the normal process of making a donation in your name. For billing purposes, this action must be in your name. After our deadline, we will send a message to you on Kickstarter. (It will be forwarded to the email address you provided) We will request things like your t-shirt size and address from you at that time. Please reply with all the person’s information that is to receive the reward. We will make sure they are the person who receives the reward.

What happens if the money isn’t raised in time?

If our goal isn’t met before the deadline, no money changes hands and we start praying for a miracle because the show must go on! Please help us avoid this scenario!

Who does the money go to? 

Every penny (minus the fees for Kickstarter’s involvement) will go directly to the LLC we created for this production at NYMF.

I'm not in the US. Can I still pledge to projects? 

Yes. You can pledge from anywhere.

How do we contact you?
Email: flambedreams@gmail.com

If you have any questions feel free to ask!

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    You get our sincere THANKS and your name on the website as a KICKSTARTER contributor, and email updates about our journey to NYMF 2012!

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    The Above - PLUS an mp3 of the big Eleven O' Clock number EVERYTHING YOU LONG FOR (is in NEW JERSEY) sung by Broadway star NANCY OPEL.

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    The Above - PLUS a Flambé Dreams BUTTON, a CD with six songs from the show and your NAME listed in the program!

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    The Above - PLUS a PROGRAM signed by the cast and writers.

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    The Above - PLUS the SHEET MUSIC of your favorite song from the show signed by the writers!

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    The Above - PLUS one TICKET to see Flambé Dreams at the 45th Street Theater in July!

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    The Above - PLUS an additional TICKET (2 in total) to see Flambé Dreams at the 45th Street Theater in July! And an invite for two to our closing night PARTY.

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    The Above - PLUS 2 additional TICKETS and your choice of a limited edition Flambé Dreams T SHIRT, APRON or SIGNED POSTER!

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    The Above - PLUS you get to SHADOW our director, choreographer, or book writer for a day during rehearsal.

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    The Above - PLUS a PRODUCER CREDIT over the title of the show. And 4 additional TICKETS (8 in total)

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    The Above - PLUS Randy and Matt will write a SONG FOR YOU. You choose the style and the subject and we'll write the song and RECORD it for you using actors from the cast of Flambé Dreams!

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    The Above - PLUS a DINNER FOR TWO at the famous LE CIRQUE restaurant in New York with a member of the cast or creative team.

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