Share this project

Done

Share this project

Done
This horror-comedy musical will be in Chicago June 25th!
This horror-comedy musical will be in Chicago June 25th!
79 backers pledged $4,970 to help bring this project to life.

About

The Trouble With Dead Boyfriends goes to Premier Premieres! project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound

The Trouble With Dead Boyfriends goes to Premier Premieres!

$4,970

79

What is it? 

The Trouble With Dead Boyfriends is a musical Horror-Comedy aimed at deconstructing Young Adult Fantasy Novels, served with a drizzle of bloody feminism. It's being performed on June 24th in Chicago as part of Premier Premieres.

Stella, Grace, and Madison are BFFs about to undergo that most sacred of coming of age rituals ... Senior Prom. They've been planning this night longer then they've had the boobs to hold their gowns up, so it had better be perfect. The most essential element for a perfect prom? The perfect date, of course! He's got to be freakishly ripped and hot ... but so sensitive he'll cry openly. He's gotta be whip smart and willing to speak up and show it ... but humble enough to shut up and listen to your opinions. His arms have to be the safest place on earth ... but with enough of a hint of danger that he's not boring. You know, realistic expectations. Luckily, the girls have secured such perfect dates! The only trouble is ... they happen to be dead.

Why do we need money?

We got accepted to Premier Premieres! A Weekend of New Musical Comedies! We are so excited to go and present the musical to the public, but there are two hangups: 

1. It's in Chicago, and we are in Pittsburgh. 

2. We are poor college students. 

We believe that this musical is one-of-a-kind. It's horror, it's camp, it's comedy, and it's touching. We really want to bring it to Chicago, but to get there, we need your help.  

We need money for: 

  • Props! Sets! Costumes!
  • A place to stay in Chicago that will house everyone involved in the production. 
  • Gas money to get to Chicago. 
  • Rehearsal space. 
  • Maybe even food ... (we are starving artists).

Even $1 helps! Thank you for your contribution. 

Risks and challenges

This is a big effort with lots of moving parts. There are eight people in the cast, four band members, and the production team. Luckily, everyone involved in this process has been involved in theater for at least a few years. This isn't the first time we've put up a production.

It is, however, the first time we will be taking a production on the road. Therefore, we have created detailed budgets and timelines to prepare ourselves for this process. We've set our funding goals to be as realistic and minimalistic as possible in our design for the production. By keeping it simple, we will be able to control the many moving parts and ensure a clean show that can easily be transported to our (hopefully) many future opportunities.

Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

Support

  1. Select this reward

    Pledge $5 or more About $5

    Bella Swan

    Every bit helps! You’ll get a personalized email from the team.

    Includes:
    • Personalized email
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    6 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge $10 or more About $10

    Blair Waldorf

    Thank you for supporting The Trouble With Dead Boyfriends! Please enjoy a printable signed cast photo and a printable signed poster.

    Includes:
    • Personalized email
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    10 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Select this reward

    Pledge $25 or more About $25

    Mia Thermopolis

    Get a taste of The Trouble With Dead Boyfriends with a printable signed cast photo and poster as well as three hit songs from the show.

    Includes:
    • Personalized email
    • Download the album
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    14 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Select this reward

    Pledge $50 or more About $50

    Katniss Everdeen

    Have the full experience of the show with a printable signed cast photo and a printable signed poster, and a full cast recording.

    Includes:
    • Personalized email
    • Download the album
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    19 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  5. Select this reward

    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    Arya Stark

    Get an insider’s look with all of the above plus exclusive interviews about the creation of the show and the production process.

    Includes:
    • Personalized email
    • Download the album
    • Download exclusive interviews with the production team
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    6 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  6. Select this reward

    Pledge $250 or more About $250

    Hermione Granger

    Not only do you get all of the above, but you’ll get the VIP treatment with first row seats and a meet and greet with the cast and creative team of The Trouble with Dead Boyfriends. Thank you for your support!

    Includes:
    • Personalized email
    • Download the album
    • Download exclusive interviews with the production team
    • Meet and greet with the cast and team
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    4 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.

Funding period

- (30 days)