It is amazing that we met our goal in four days! Numbers like 150% and 200% are still possible and the students have high hopes.
Additional funds will be spent on the following:
We need paint. Lumber does not come pre-painted. We'll paint columns for Athens and trees for the forest.
We need to build a lion and a donkey head, in Midsummer there is a play within a play and the characters will need these.
We would love to pay back our fairies for the leotards they bought for themselves. It is especially necessary since we are going to take their pristine new leotards and cover them in paint, glitter and flowers, making them useless for the girls in the future.
We need more halogen lamps since this went live, 2 more blew out when the lights were being focused.
We need publicity, we're going to shoot some pictures on Tuesday and I'll post them here, but they are for our posters advertising the play.
The students will be at rehearsal later and later as we move towards opening night. We have asked parents to provide dinner for their child, but also to consider bringing dinner for all 40 cast and crew. If we could buy dinner or snacks on these nights using additional funds it would be a great help.
Homecoming is coming fast, Drama Club would like to decorate a float for the homecoming parade.
Halloween is coming soon. We are planning a haunted house and will need to buy a few things, not too much because we planned it with no budget and we're going to stick with the plan. Daniel Brown came up with a great idea to tell a story with the haunted house, not just have boogeymen jump out of the dark. We are going to have a casting for it next Friday at Drama Club.
If we blow away our goal, I would love to try and plan a field trip for them, all expenses paid. We live close to Hollywood, so taking them on a studio tour and attending a TV taping is a possibility.
Thank you again to our backers, we never expected to receive this much support so quickly. Also, thanks to people who are sharing it with their friends and family. More updates to come next week.