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Become a producer! Join us as we transform our award-winning musical from a tiny workshop into a big time production. Read more

Los Angeles, CA Theater
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This project was successfully funded on February 3, 2013.

Become a producer! Join us as we transform our award-winning musical from a tiny workshop into a big time production.

Los Angeles, CA Theater
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THANK YOU FOR HELPING US REACH OUR GOAL! Please continue to contribute if you can. We have a wish list of important items like lighting instruments, headsets for crew, and signage for street visibility that will only be funded with money we raise over our goal. Every dollar we raise before 5pm is greatly needed. Thanks again for helping us GO BIG!

http://thetroublewithwords.com/

In June 2011, we put on what was essentially a workshop production of this new musical. Despite it being unfinished, underfunded, and severely restricted by a shabby space, it ran for 4 months (instead of 4 weeks) to sold out houses and critical acclaim. Our little project went on to win Best Musical at the Hollywood Fringe Festival, and the coveted Ovation Award for Best Original Music and Lyrics.

Now we're ready to give The Trouble with Words a fully realized production in a properly equipped venue with a beautiful set and costumes. Our goal is for this production to help us find producers and backers who can give the musical a commercial run.

We've invested a lot of money into this project, but to do it right we need to raise another 20,000.00. Even before raising this money, we've got commitments from an impressive group of award-winning designers who believe in the project. 

The Trouble with Words has been a very special project. We want you to be a part of it GOING BIG.

Risks and challenges

Producing a musical is always risky, and this one was especially challenging when we first put it up. Not only was it expensive, it was also completely unknown to audiences. We believed in the project, though, so we went all in. We were rewarded with a wildly successful production.

Now, we are setting our sites higher. A challenge we will face is convincing people who've already seen the show to come back. We have a lot more seats in our beautiful new theatre and we will be counting on returning patrons as well as new ones to fill them. So we're giving them a brand new production. Greg has written several new songs that strengthen the show's theme of people struggling to connect. Our entire production design is brand new and much improved, and we've added innovative, award-winning professionals to our creative team.

We've also grown as a company since we first produced Greg's show. Coeurage has earned a reputation as one of Los Angeles' most promising companies by producing bold and well executed theatre throughout our first three years. The quality of our work continues to improve, and last year was our most successful both creatively and financially. Our volunteer staff boasts a collection of young, motivated artists who are ready to produce theatre on a larger scale.

Coeurage Theatre Company is a 501c3 non-profit organization, so your donation is tax deductible!

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    14 backers

    Thanks for donating! We accept donations of any size. At $5 we'll send you a Trouble with Words pin for your backpack, shirt, or whatever you like to put your flair on.

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    For $15 we'll send you the pin, plus a digital download of The Trouble with Words concept album. The concept album features the original workshop cast and songs.

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    For $25 you'll receive the digital download, the pin, and a Coeurage Theatre Company tote bag.

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    All of the above, plus a CD copy of the concept album autographed by composer Gregory Nabours. This is a limited edition collector's item.

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    28 backers

    All of the above, plus 2 tickets to select performances of the show. You can have items shipped, or pick them up when you attend the show.

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    All of the above, plus 2 tickets to the opening night performance and gala, a formal event with gourmet catering.

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    2 backers Limited (2 left of 4)

    A copy of the score autographed by composer Gregory Nabours. No one but Greg has ever had a copy of the entire score. Even the singers and musicians only get selections. This is a truly special reward.

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    All of the above, plus a half page advertisement in our Footlights playbill.

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    1 backer

    All of the above, plus exclusive behind the scenes access to the production: attend a rehearsal, receive a personal tour of the theatre, and have drinks with members of the cast after the show.

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    Gregory Nabours will write a personalized song and perform it live at an event of your choosing: birthday, wedding, quitting your job, confessing your love to the object of your affection, the sky is the limit. Additional costs will be applied for travel outside of southern California. You'll also receive the pin, digital download, tote bag, autographed cd, and tickets to the show and gala.

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    CORPORATE SPONSOR
    Your company will be listed as a corporate sponsor on our website, social media pages, and playbill, and composer Gregory Nabours will write a jingle for your business.

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    All of the above, plus a producer credit in the program and on the website.

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    In addition to receiving all of the above rewards, you will be treated to a private performance: Coeurage Theatre Company will do a live re-enactment of the film INDECENT PROPOSAL with Gregory Nabours as Diana Murphy.

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