WE REACHED OUR GOAL! Now let's shoot for more. The demand is high and Seattle Vice is looking to add an additional show, and you can help fund the extension. We're hoping to reach $10,000 by our Sunday night 11pm deadline in hopes of giving more people a chance to see Seattle Vice.
How perfect would it be for SEATTLE VICE to have a closing performance on 4-20 (a notorious Marijuana holiday)? Today's wild west of vice legalization in Washington State mirrors the world of 1965 when the mayor declared vice in Seattle the lowest priority under the tolerance policy, and the era our show takes place in.
More on the show below:
Inspired by the book SEATTLE VICE, by Rick Anderson, this cabaret set in 1965 combines dancing, comedy, and original music created by Mark Siano (The Habit, Soft Rock Kid) and Opal Peachey (Modern Luv, Café Nordo). A lively, historical peep-show of a time when Seattle’s corrupt city hall had an "anything goes" attitude, SEATTLE VICE takes the audience underground into one of alleged gangster Frank Colacurcio's notorious night clubs and tells the story of how one man came to dominate vice and crime in Seattle.
SEATTLE VICE is more than just a provocative piece of theatre: Complete with bouncers, historically correct hostesses and a well-stocked bar, this show lets you enter the secret back door of the hottest party in town. Party like it's the Seattle of 1965.
Donations to this Kickstarter campaign go directly to the SEATTLE VICE project, not to the institution of ACT Theatre.
Central Heating Lab at ACT Theatre in the Bullitt Cabaret
Presented by Opal Peachey and Mark Siano March 28–April 19, 2014 - 7:45 Doors, 8:30 Showtime (and maybe more) http://www.acttheatre.org/Tickets/OnStage/SeattleVice
Photography by John Cornicello, Video and Editing by MJ Sieber
Risks and challenges
We need to raise $8,000 dollars to put a little coin in the pockets of the performers for SEATTLE VICE. Producing quality theatre in a unionized house like ACT Theatre is extremely expensive and the margins are razor thin. Meaning, even if we were to sell out every seat, every night, we would barely cover the costs of production, leaving next to nothing for our talented, devoted performers.
With a knack for creating and publicizing unique and original shows, Mark Siano is one of Seattle's most successful, independent producers. Opal Peachey is a critically acclaimed performer and pioneer of the immersive Food Theatre movement, Cafe Nordo. Together, we have inspired over 30 actors, musicians, burlesque performers and dancers to be a part of SEATTLE VICE. No one is taking a paycheck that is close to what they are worth. We are in it for the love. But love isn't always enough - our artists need to be paid.
What does $8,000 guarantee?
-A stipend of $300 for each of our 17 ensemble performers
-A stipend of $50 for our 10 Guest Star Burlesque performers
-$2000 to pay our 5-piece band, The Enablers
-A stipend of $50 for 8 guest musicians
If we don't make our goal, Mark and Opal will have to convince all of these artists to do the show for only a vegetable platter and a thank you card. WE ARE SOMEWHAT CHARMING however... this is not a tempting option. Please help us pay these talented people, and they will give you an evening you will never, ever forget.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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