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An exciting NEW musical based on the children's books by established author-illustrator Maryann Cocca-Leffler.

THANK YOU PLAY SUPPORTERS! We have reached our goal. We truly appreciate your support. We will be sending you a "survey" to gather information so that we may get your rewards to you. The New Play Festival is in a few weeks, and we will be sure to keep you updated! Send Good vibes!- 

Warm Thanks- OX Maryann and the  Princess Kim Team!

( Of course- pledges can still be added! )

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Princess K.I.M The Musical- an original play based on the children’s books by Maryann Cocca-Leffler

WE ARE IN!!! PRINCESS K.I.M. THE MUSICAL has made the FINALS! We are one of the top 5 plays in the 2012 Ronald M. Ruble New Play Festival at the Caryl Crane Children's Theater in Ohio! Our play will be performed at the Festival in on April 28 & 29. SO EXCITED!

THE PROJECT:

 “Princess K.I.M the Musical” is an original, upbeat play for the whole family based on the children’s books by author-illustrator, now playwright, Maryann Cocca-Leffler. Over the past 18 months, the creative team* has joined their talents to create a humorous but touching story based on Cocca-Leffler’s children’s books, Princess K.I.M. and the Lie That Grew and Princess Kim and Too Much Truth. (Published by Albert Whitman & Co. Chicago 2009, 2011). Two versions of the musical have been completed; a full-length and a one hour Junior ‘Storybook' version. www.PrincessKimTheMusical.com 

ABOUT THE PLAY:

“Princess K.I.M. The Musical” is about a girl named Kim who moves to a new town with her dad and theatrical Grandma. To impress her new friends she tells a teeny tiny lie; that her name is really K.I.M., which stands for Katherine Isabella Marguerite and that she is a Princess. Her little lie grows out of control, causing her life to get very complicated. When the truth is revealed, the kids reject Kim for her deceit. Kim then thinks that telling ONLY the truth will reverse her mistake. Kim's comical but brutal truths only lead to more problems. In the end Kim, with the help of many, discovers what it means to FIND YOUR YOU. The Play is filled with engaging characters and a wonderful variety of original music, including songs titled, "The Lie That Grew", "Just an Old Lady in a Buick", "Be Strong", "Keep It Zipped", and "Find Your You".

OUR GOAL:

Our goal is to have our play professional produced for the stage in 2013 and then launched to playhouses across the country.

WHY WE NEED YOU:

The script is complete and the lyrics and music written. Now we need your help to bring our play closer to production. Your generous funding will allow us to prepare the conductor's score & chorus book, pay for studio time & musicians to produce a performance CD, as well as promote and distribute our play.

FOR YOUR KINDNESS: REWARDS!!

We truly appreciate your generosity and are offering many REWARDS, including, autographedchildren’s books, T-shirts, a pre-release music download, prints & artwork and more! Please check out all the rewards listed to the right and see visuals and descriptions below. 

BE PART OF THIS EXCITING PROJECT!

Thank you for your support. Please share this page with your friends or those you know who love theater, books and children! For those unfamiliar with KICKSTARTER, this is ALL OR NOTHING FUNDING, meaning if we don't reach our goal, we do not get any funding, (and if we don't reach our goal your credit card does not get charged!) Thanks for believing in us! With your help we hope to reach our funding goal -and go beyond! 

THE REWARDS:

MUSIC DOWNLOAD:  Be the first to listen to our original single from the play, 'Be Strong' , music & lyrics by Andrew Cass, produced by Premik Russell-Tubbs, sung by Olivia Vordenberg.

AUTOGRAPHED BOOKS: 9" X 11" hardcover, jacketed, 32 pages, full color. Titles: Princess K.I.M. and The Lie That Grew & Princess Kim and too Much Truth.

T-SHIRTS: Your choices of color and sizes: (Note- If you do not request a color or size, you will be sent an Adult Large/ Purple shirt). 

Limited Edition Prints: (25 Available) "Sporty Princess"Illustrated & signed by Maryann Cocca-Leffler.  Unframed, numbered, printed on archival paper with light fast inks. Size: 8 X 10.

STUDIO-CLASSROOM Skype Visit: (20 Available)  A classroom of kids will be welcomed into Maryann Cocca-Leffler’s art studio for one hour. The Skype visit will consist of an entertaining presentation by Maryann as she discusses her children’s books, showing the class the process of making a book, from idea, to writing, through the art process, to the printed book. Maryann will draw for the students and mail the signed drawing to the classroom.  Q&A period. Two autographed books for the classroom. (Available May or June of 2012 or Fall of 2012).  For more information about Maryann, check out; www.maryanncoccaleffler.com

ONE original illustration: (1 Available)Title: "Kim the Star" by Maryann Cocca-Leffler. Image size 5" x 5" signed, unframed. (pencil & gouache):

ONE Original Color Study:  (1 Available) Character study for page 8 of the book Princess K.I.M.and the Lie That Grew- 2008. Signed by Maryann Cocca-Leffler. Title: "I come from a royal family you know." Image size 6" X 8", unframed, (pencil & gouache.)

*THE CREATIVE TEAM: 

Maryann Cocca-Leffler- Creator / Playwright, is an established author and illustrator who has published over 50 children's books, working with most major pubishers. Maryann wrote and illustrated the two books from which this play is based. www.maryanncoccaleffler.com

Toby Tarnow- Co-adapter / Producer, is a veteran actress, producer & director. Toby was the first Anne in Anne of Green Gables the Musical. Currently the founder & artistic director of a local Youth Theater.  

Andrew Cass- Composer / Lyricist, is a new, energetic composer with a background in musical composition and acting.

Premik Russell-Tubbs- Composer / Arranger / Producer, is an established NYC composer and accomplished multi-instrumentalist who has worked with Whitney Houston, Carlos Santana, Billy Joel & Herbie Hancock to name a few. www.premik.com  

PLEASE VISIT:                                                            www.PrincessKimTheMusical.com to read full bios of the team, learn more about play and get further descriptions of the books.

THANK YOU for your support! We look forward to seeing you at one of our performances soon!   Warmly,

Maryann Cocca-Leffler, Toby Tarnow, Andrew Cass & Premik Russell Tubbs

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    "Thank You Pack" - A Princess K.I.M.Thank You Postcard signed by Maryann Cocca-Leffler and TWO Princess KIM bookmarks.

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    SCHOOL SPECIAL – ONE Studio/Classroom Skype VISIT + ONE Limited Edition Print+ TWO Sets (4 ) Autographed Books + TWO T- shirts + Song Download + Thank You Pack. (Maryann Cocca-Leffler will open her studio to a classroom of kids for One Hour. See description on left.) (Overseas Supporters- please add 20.00 for shipping.)

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    ONE Original illustration, "Kim the Star" + ONE Limited Edition Print+ TWO Autographed Books + TWO T- shirts + Song Download + Thank You Pack (Original illustration by Maryann Cocca-Leffler- See image to left. 5" X 5", signed, unframed.) (Overseas Supporter- add 20.00 for shipping)

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