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Jay, a video store clerk distracted by his late fee crusades, blessed by his fallen rock-n-roll angel, searches for his stolen voice.
Jay, a video store clerk distracted by his late fee crusades, blessed by his fallen rock-n-roll angel, searches for his stolen voice.
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Alaska Leavin'    A Modern Musical

Faust meets Cyrano de Bergerac meets The Book of Genesis

The Story

Angie, a fallen rock n' roll angel, must convince Jay, a down-and-out video store clerk, of his divine potential. Will Jay's hidden demons foil both of their plans? Will Evelyn, the would-be actress from the local produce shop, be his final wake-up call? Or will the devilish Mr. Ecstasy derail his rock n' roll fantasy once and for all?

The Show

Alaska Leavin’ is an original story written and directed by Michael Golden.  Featuring songs composed by the writer/director, Alaska Leavin’ combines elements of rock, pop, folk and musical theatre. Alaska Leavin’ features songs spanning a decade of composition. The script began to be developed in 2011, after which Michael teamed up with writer John Gorenfeld, who has acted as story editor throughout the development of the script.

The Goal

We need $3,000 to help cover the cost of our run at the San Francisco Fringe Festival (Sept 5, 2012 – Sept 16, 2012). This sum includes theatre rental; rehearsal space; the services of 9 actors and an accompanist; costumes; props; set design; and a studio recording session. We are being conservative with what we are asking because we are all chipping in with time, resources, and our own skills because of the passion we have for the project. We would love to exceed our goal, because the cost of launching a project like this will exceed this amount. Anything at all you can offer will be sincerely appreciated.

We will also be hiring a videographer to record one of our shows. This will enable us to solicit funding for future runs of the show.

For updates and more videos, visit our facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/#!/events/455317931157993/

The Creative Team:

Our creative team is small in number, but we pack a theatrical punch!

Michael Golden – Writer, Director, Composer

John Gorenfeld – Story Editor

Margaret Halbig - Pianist

Sara Judge - Assistant Director

Utam Moses- Choreographic Advisor

George Rose - Set Design

Randy Russell - Props/Set Design

Helen Slomowitz – Costume Designer

Gabriel Todd – Electronic Musical Arrangements

Marguerite Witvoet Music Director, Acoustic Musical Arrangements

Our Cast:

The cast that has assembled around this project is a collection of stunningly talented Bay Area performers:

Michael Doppe – Jay

Rana Weber Evelyn

Adrianna Delgadillo Angie

Brendan Simon Mr. Ecstasy

Randy Russell Manny, Charley

George Rose Jay’s Father,  MCs

Virginia Stefan Jay’s Mother

Amanda Andrews Singing Narrator

For more information and to hear more songs, visit our website:

www.yetiboyproductions.com

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