- Original Cast Recording
- Finalizing Original Music Score
- Transposing guitar accompaniment to piano
- Developing funds for future performances
- Expenses for directors, musicians, composers, costumers, choreographers, etc.
- Covering advertisement costs
I started working on this project after I graduated college. I wanted to embrace the new rock style musical theatre has to offer and mix it with the old-fashioned structured musicals I love. My goal was to entertain people, to make the audience laugh and relate to the characters on stage. Parts of the story are inspired by triumphs and tribulations from my own life, heartaches and joys I've experienced through relationships, and great friendships that I've been lucky enough to share. I sought out talent from a very talented, local musician and my own personal mentor. He and I then came together, as well as many other talented local actors, directors, choreographers, and musicians, to start our journey of CHASING, a new musical comedy that will debut in March. This is only the beginning!
Risks and challenges
Our small and talented cast & crew have been putting in a lot of time and hard work to make this original production happen. We live in a small community, and to think outside the box and create something original isn't something that happens every day. We are under a lot of pressure because we have so little time and not enough resources. I am hoping to succeed and become recognized for starting an original production in such a small town and take this show to lager cities and venues.
Risks & Challenges:
-Losing musicians & other talented crew due to insufficient funding.
-While most people in the theatre community are wonderful at using their creativity to make something out of nothing, it does take funding to get an original production on its feet!
-Because we used guitar accompaniment to compose music, one of the biggest challenges will be hiring someone to transpose music to piano so there's an actual libretto.
-The majority of our talent working on this original production are dedicating their own time and have taken money out of our own pockets to try and make the show the BEST it can be. We work at our regular jobs to make ends meet, then pour our hearts, time, and energy into CHASING every chance we get, sometimes even having to take away time from our own families. It is difficult, but I feel all of these risks and challenges are worth getting through, and able to overcome with additional support!
- (30 days)