Our creative team is working towards raising $2,000 to help produce the world premiere of CHOICES: A New Rock Musical. The money we are raising will help fund the costs associated with mounting this production off-Broadway at the Bessie Schonberg Theater in June. This production will be our New York and off-Broadway debut! Your donation will help us achieve our dream of seeing CHOICES put up in front of a live audience, and help support a whole group of artists associated with the show.
Music by LANDON BRAVERMAN
Book & Lyrics by DEREK P. HASSLER
Directed by WES DRUMMOND
Chosen as part of the 2012 West Village Musical Theatre Festival, CHOICES is about the loss of innocence between two best friends during the Vietnam Draft of the 1970's. This heartfelt and honest musical explores the boundaries of a close friendship and the choices we make, while being driven by an innovative rock score.
More information on the project can be found by visiting our official website at: www.derekhassler.com/Choices
Or check out our Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/choicesmusical
So what is this money going to cover? The money you donate will help CHOICES with production costs. These include:
- Two (2) Actors
- Stage Manager
- Musical Director
- Band: Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Piano, Bass, and Drums
- Set Pieces
- Logo Design
- Rehearsal Space
- Printing Costs: promotional materials, scripts, scores, etc.
ABOUT THE WEST VILLAGE MUSICAL THEATRE FESTIVAL
From the WVMTF Website: http://www.wvmtf.com/
"PCC Productions is proud to present, in its third year, the West Village musical Theatre Festival--New York's first festival of all-new one-act musicals by a selection of NYC's top emerging professional talent. This year's West Village Musical Theatre Festival will feature over twenty new works from some of musical theatre's most exciting emerging and established writers, composers, and lyricists.
This year marks a turning point for the festival as we go Off Broadway. The festival will be held June 8th-17th at the stunning New York Live Arts Center. This space will provide an unprecedented opportunity for patrons to see new works developed at a Broadway-caliber facility."
The Festival runs from June 10-17th. There will be 5 performances of CHOICES over the course of the Festival. Specific performance times and ticket options coming soon!
Bessie Schonberg Theater at New York Live Arts
219 W. 19th St. (between 7th and 8th Avenue)
CHOICES was originally conceived at the Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program at New York University in New York, New York in February 2012 as a self contained 10 minute piece. Since then, the writers have spent countless hours transforming the musical into a slightly larger piece without the time limit. In March 2012 a demo recording was produced with vocals by Landon Braverman and Jeremy Greenbaum. In April, the piece was selected as part of the West Village Music Theatre Festival.
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