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A dramatic hip-hopera, inspired from monologues written by the performers.
A dramatic hip-hopera, inspired from monologues written by the performers.
57 backers pledged $5,410 to help bring this project to life.

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Dundee is a full length hip-hopera, and we are very excited to get it in front of audiences.  A lot of them.  Most of the money that we will be raising will be going to theater rental, but other costs include props, costumes, set design, choreographers, composers, fightmasters, and last but not least, advertising. 

We are looking to hit the ground running with a full run of shows.  In Chicago, it is pretty customary to have a four week run that has four shows.  However, it is pretty much impossible to get critics to come out to see a show that only has four performances.  To entice the critics, we are aiming to roll out with a run of 16 shows in April of 2017.

The majority of this cast has been working together for over a year now, creating new full length plays on a monthly basis.  However, we're taking things a little slower to ensure a product that we think people will want to see more than once.  We have been working since February on this hip-hopera, and we are willing to bet your money that we can fill these seats.

Dundee: A Hip-Hopera  

Composed by Brad Kemp 

Lyrics by Gabe Caruso 

Written and Performed by 

Zheryk Badugu 

Cassie Belek 

Gabe Caruso 

Ross Compton 

Andrea Lattanzio 

Tim Lee 

Surena Marie 

Lynette Roqueta

Risks and challenges

The biggest challenge that we face, as a group, is getting this show up and running by our target month of April. We have been working tirelessly on this show and have a very strong direction of where the show is going. We plan to have it completely written by January, so that we can rehearse it for the next few months. Unfortunately, everyone in the cast has a day job, so our rehearsal schedules can be a bit hectic. This time will allow us to get everything right in time for opening night.

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    Thank You From Dundee

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    Signed cast poster

    For $20 you can receive a cast poster for Dundee, signed by the cast. We will even write a nice thing about you, so that you can show your friends how cool you are.

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    For just $45 you can get a ticket to any performance of the initial run of this show. You could be the first person to see this show, or the last! You become the master of your destiny.

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    Dis your dad

    For just $45 a member of the cast of Dundee will send you a 30 second clip, completely embarrassing your dad. Please feel free to send us your father's faults, and we will be happy to include them. It's that perfect gift for Christmas morning

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    Two tickets to any show, including opening night. This show will impress your date so much, she will forget that it wasn't Hamilton!

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    Dundee: The Mixtape

    For $75 you will receive a download code for the first five tracks of the first act, recorded by the cast.

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    Studio Time

    For $100 you get an hour of studio time with Brad Kemp, the composer behind Dundee. You choose if this means recording time, mixing/mastering time, or just asking Brad for life advice.

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    Director's Cut

    $500! That's Lin-credible!
    For 500 American Greenbacks you will receive all of the rewards that come with the lower tiers, PLUS the entire script for the show, along with commentary behind how things came to be. We will show you the path of character creation from monologues, to characters, and finally to hip-hopera.

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    Producer Credit

    That's Lin-sanity! By pledging $5000 you will be given a producer credit for Dundee: The Musical. In addition to all of the other prizes, we will make you an entire track about anything you want. Your dog? You got it. Your girlfriend/soon to be fiancée? Our pleasure. A detailed argument to your spouse about why you spent $5000 on a kickstarter? We got your back!

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