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Play a part in the development of the original pop rock musical by Dan Mills and Randy Redd.

While singer-songwriter Dan Mills and I were working as understudies at Million Dollar Quartet on Broadway I had this idea to take Dan's stunning songs and create an original musical based on his dynamic words and music. After a 6 week workshop and standing room only run at CAP21 we knew we had something very special - the songs were, in fact, theatrical and the audiences wanted more more more. 

Dan Mills and Adam Podd.
Dan Mills and Adam Podd.

 In July we presented Fiction In Photographs - In Concert as a benefit for New York-based Sing For Hope. A sold out crowd at Tribeca's 92Y, a spellbound audience and standing ovation fueled our fire. 

An early August industry-only presentation on 42nd Street led to dozens of meetings, phone calls and lots and lots of talking. Fiction In Photographs is moving forward and we're making real progress. Dan and I are hard at work fine-tuning the show, telling the story we want to tell and creating a brand new exciting contemporary musical theater score. We're also raising additional funding to take our work to the next level. You can be instrumental in helping this innovative new musical be the next big thing.

Our exciting new cast features Sosie Bacon, Cole Burden (Les Miserables), Adam Halpin (Dogfight, Rent), David Mizzoni and Lauren Pritchard (Spring Awakening). 

Cole Burden and Lauren Pritchard
Cole Burden and Lauren Pritchard

Dan says, "As a songwriter and an artist I try and write from an honest place. My process is in-the-moment and very personal for me. I never really know where a song is going to end up in the world if it ends up out there at all. So, seeing my music travel from pen & paper to the theater is something that is very exciting and refreshing for me. Fiction In Photographs has transformed these tunes into something I could have never imagined, and being an artist for a while now, it's surprised me how a collaborative vision can grow into an amazing piece of art."

This month we will build on what we've created so far. We'll spend our time developing the concept. We will also take a look at movement, staging and choreography. In addition to the time we spend developing the concept, story and musical staging we will build new vocal arrangements and orchestrations. Our musical director, Adam Podd, and Dan's band are all on board as we boldly go where new musicals dare to go - development!

Musical Director and Vocal Arranger Adam Podd.
Musical Director and Vocal Arranger Adam Podd.

Be the first to see Fiction In Photographs October 10th thru 13th. 

You will also have the chance to see our work. In October you are invited to join us at New World Stages for a series of "first look" presentations of Fiction In Photographs. Supporters will be invited to sit in on rehearsals, meet the cast and creative team, ask questions and play a part in the development of this new musical.

I stood in front of one of our sold-out crowds and proudly announced that this project is my heart and soul. I'm saying it again now. This is the next big thing and we want you to be a part of its growth. So, check out the incentives in the sidebar and get involved - whatever you can give. And then, maybe on opening night here in New York or maybe years and years from now at a small theater in Kansas City or Tallahassee or wherever YOU are, you can say you knew us when.

All photos by Sasha Israel.
All photos by Sasha Israel.

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    For ten dollars you’ll get 1 ticket to our presentations at New World Stages, a personal thank you from Dan and a shout out from Randy on our Facebook FIP fan page.

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    In addition to all of the above, you will receive special thanks in the FIP souvenir program and a thank you tweet @fipmusical.

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    In addition to all of the above, you will receive 2 Tickets to any public performance of Fiction In Photographs: In Progress at New World Stages, you will also receive 2 passes to the FIP after-party; and you can change Randy's Facebook status for 24 hours.

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    In addition to all of the above, you will receive 2 VIP guest passes to all FIP “first look” events: attend a rehearsal, run-thru of the show and a talk back with the cast and creative team. You will also receive 2 passes to the FIP after-party.

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    In addition to the special thanks and shout outs above, you will receive 4 Tickets to any public performance of Fiction In Photographs: In Progress at New World Stages you will receive 4 VIP guest passes to all FIP “first look” events: attend a rehearsal, run-thru of the show, a talk back and a meet and greet with the cast and creative team, 4 passes to the FIP after-party.

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    You will receive a limited-edition, autographed copy of the complete Fiction in Photographs libretto, 4 Tickets to any public performance of Fiction In Photographs: In Progress at New World Stages you will receive 4 VIP guest passes to all FIP “first look” events: attend a rehearsal, run-thru of the show, talk backs and a meet and greet with the cast and creative team and 4 passes to the FIP after-party. In addition to the above incentives you get Dan Mills: Live! Dan will sing 5 songs just for you anywhere you like! You must be within the five boroughs to redeem this offer! Expires 6 months from the close of the campaign!

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    In addition to a limited-edition, autographed copy of the complete Fiction in Photographs libretto, 8 VIP Tickets to any public performance of Fiction In Photographs: In Progress at New World Stages you will receive 8 VIP guest passes to all FIP “first look” events: attend a rehearsal, run-thru of the show, talk backs and a meet and greet with the cast and creative team and 8 passes to the FIP after-party. In addition to the above incentives you get Dan Mills: Live! Dan will sing 5 songs just for you and your friends anywhere you like. You must be within the five boroughs to redeem this offer! Expires 6 months from the close of the campaign. This reward also includes dinner and drinks with Dan, Randy and members of the cast!

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    In addition to Executive Producer credit in the FIP souvenir program, you will receive a limited-edition, autographed copy of the complete Fiction in Photographs libretto, 8 VIP Tickets to any public performance of Fiction In Photographs: In Progress at New World Stages. You will also receive 8 VIP guest passes to all FIP “first look” events: attend a rehearsal, run-thru of the show, talk backs and a meet and greet with the cast and creative team and 8 passes to the FIP after-party. Also, you will enjoy An Evening With Dan Mills! Dan will sing 10 songs just for you (or you and a barn full of your closest friends) anywhere you like. You must be within the five boroughs to redeem this offer! You and a guest will join Dan, Randy and members of the cast for dinner and dessert in New York City (must provide your own transportation). Expires 6 months from the close of the campaign.

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