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All John McClane wants for Xmas is to patch things up with his wife. And stop a dozen terrorists. And sing and dance while doing it.
All John McClane wants for Xmas is to patch things up with his wife. And stop a dozen terrorists. And sing and dance while doing it.
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Sometimes you don't get what you really want for Christmas.  Sometimes you didn't even know you wanted it until suddenly one day you heard about it.  Well, here it is.  Die Hard, the parody musical!

Best. Christmas. Ever.

Funhouse Lounge is known for stretching the boundaries, altering expectations, and bringing you creative, unique fringe theatre productions; Buffy the Vampire Slayer (the Musical), Twisted, Reefer Madness and Reservoir Dolls are just a few examples. And now we're stepping up our game: Artistic Director Andy Barrett is adapting the film Die Hard for the stage, and with the help of some of Portland's best musicians, writing 15 original songs.

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This is a massive undertaking, and it takes talent, drive, vision, and money to make it happen. The first three we have. We need some help with the 4th. It all adds up: Costumes, sets, lighting, special effects, props, and additional materials, as well as pay for actors, musicians, sound and tech staff, choreographer, stage manager, and other creative staff. And if we surpass our goal, we can pay the actors more, add some cool(er) special effects, and maybe even get some wireless headset mics.

Unlike most other theater companies, we rely solely on revenue from ticket sales to continue doing what we do. Which means that sometimes, we need a little help. So we are coming to you. As you can see, there are many different levels of giving. And there's some super cool rewards. Every little bit helps, so give early and give often. Help us bring you a show you'll be happy to make a holiday tradition.

Yippie-ki-Yay, melon farmers!

(Special thanks to videographers Julia Reodica and Dylan Hillerman)

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