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Life is a Loan! Love is all that matters not what you own! Help this musical with a message of love over money get on a stage in NYC! Read more

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Life is a Loan! Love is all that matters not what you own! Help this musical with a message of love over money get on a stage in NYC!

New York, NY Theater
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                          CONGRATULATIONS! 

                     You've found THE BIG BANK 

      The only bank that deserves to be BAILED OUT!

Click on the picture of the bank above to see a video about the show and thanks for visiting our Kickstarter crowd-funding site.

Have you ever wanted to be a producer of a musical comedy? Are you a suppressed Max Bialystock? Even if you don't know your Hammerstein from Hamentashen, are you fed up with Wall Street and bankers controlling our world?  

In 1995, The Seligmann Brothers wrote a musical comedy about a bank that loves to foreclose on people and a banker who falls in love with a woman whose flower shop he is supposed to foreclose on. It sat on a shelf for sixteen years because no one cared about a musical that took on the subject of foreclosure and no one saw the relevance of its message.  Now, the greed and deception of powerful financial istitutions in America have made THE BIG BANK more topical than ever. The middle class is shrinking with the American dream. The foreclosure crisis continues with abandon. So let’s subvert the system by singing and laughing about it!

During it's sold-out run at The New York Musical Theater Festival in October 2011, Backstage Magazine proclaimed that "the foreclosure crisis... can no longer be considered entirely evil if it gave us The Big Bank.. a big, sassy, satirical musical comedy that’s more relevant than ever.”

You can get in on the fun and make your voice heard, while supporting the arts and culture, by becoming part of THE BIG BANK team.  Most shows are brought to life by producers who have wealthy investors behind them and most wealthy investors have relationships with big banks. It's no suprise that we have been told by several Broadway producers that they are uncomfortable attaching their names to a musical that makes fun of bankers. Which is why we need your help!

Only with your belief and support can this beautiful, timely, family-friendly musical full of catchy tunes and a sweet story, get back on the stage to be shared with as many people as possible!

"Love is all that matters, not what you own, remember that your life is but a loan."

THE BIG BANK's joyous message of love over money needs to be shared but the irony is that it's going to take money to make it happen. We need $100,000, by January 14, 2012, to reach our goal and put the show on in a New York City theater. Please pledge now! Any level of giving will be greatly appreciated! Your credit card is NOT CHARGED unless we reach 100% of our goal. This is Kickstarter's way of insuring that you are only giving to projects that will really happen. We promise to put on a fabulous show for you, and you can get your tickets right now! And if we succeed in our mission to put this show on again, we are sure that it will not be the last time. So if you can't make it the New York performance, we will do everything we can to make sure that THE BIG BANK comes to a town near you as soon as possible! Thank you so much for your support!

Please visit our website: www.thebigbankmusical.net for free songs from the show, more videos, a complete synopsis of the show and lots more information!

If you like what we're doing, please share this page with your friends and tell them about THE BIG BANK

Like us on facebook: facebook.com/thebigbankmusical

Follow us on twitter: @bigbankmusical

Subscribe to our YouTube channel: youtube.com/thebigbankmusical

"TOGETHER WE CAN CHANGE THE WORLD!"

And before you go... here is a short video about the history of THE BIG BANK...

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    A digital download of the cast album of The Big Bank we will record during the production you are helping to make happen!

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    A digital download of the cast album... and... One Ticket to the show that you are helping bring to life in a theater!

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    A digital download of the cast album...and... Two Tickets for the show that you are helping bring to life in a theater!

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    A digital download of the cast album and... Four tickets for the show that you are helping bring to life in a theater!

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    A digital download of the cast album of The Big Bank... and... Eight Tickets for the show that you are helping bring to life in a theater! And... After show drinks with Jacob Seligmann and members of The Big Bank Family.

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    A digital download of the cast album and... Ten Tickets for the show that you are helping bring to life in a theater! And... Jacob Seligmann, the composer, will take you out to dinner before the show, with other members of The Big Bank Family!

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    A digital download of the cast album... and... Twenty Tickets for the show that you are helping bring to life in a theater! And... Jacob Seligmann, the composer, will take you out to dinner before the show, with other members of The Big Bank Family! And... Captain Steve, Captain of S.S. Life is a Loan, and The Big Bank Crew, will take you on an afternoon cruise around the Statue of Liberty the day of the show... And... your name will be printed in the program with the title "Founding Member of The Big Bank."

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    A digital download of the cast album... and... Thirty Tickets for the show that you are helping bring to life in a theater! And... Jacob Seligmann, the composer, will take you out to dinner before the show, with other members of The Big Bank Family! And... Captain Steve, Captain of S.S. Life is a Loan, and The Big Bank Crew, will take you on an afternoon cruise around the Statue of Liberty the day of the show... And... your name will be printed in the program with the title "Visionary Member of The Big Bank." And... Working with you, Jacob will write a personalized song for you to give to someone special in your life. He'll work on it until you love it and can't wait to give it to him or her. And... you will be given a backstage tour of the theater and will be invited to the opening and closing parties.

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