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STRETCH GOAL FOR AN EXTRA SHOW OR MORE! Help us reach $10,000 and add more chances for audiences to see SEATTLE VICE!
118 backers pledged $10,176 to help bring this project to life.

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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:

Mark as Gil Conte, Kenna as Lulu
Mark as Gil Conte, Kenna as Lulu

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.

SEATTLE VICE

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.

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    Seattle Vice Poster

    Available to pick up at ACT Theatre - 700 Union Street, Seattle WA 98101

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    OUT OF TOWNER SUPPORTER

    - You want to support the project, but you'll never be in Seattle to see it! Sign up for this award and we'll send you 6 hi-res sexy photos of the cast and individuals of your favorite 2 performers

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    SEATTLE VICE Signed Poster -

    Poster signed by the stars of VICE, available for pick up at ACT Theatre. Complimentary photo with the Stars of VICE upon attending the show.

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    VICE Valentine Singing Telegram!!! <3 <3 <3
    -- For Valentine's Day, send one of the beautiful VICE dancers to a location in the Seattle City limits. She will deliver a song, a balloon bouquet and Belgian chocolate to a friend, to yourself or office or... of course - a sweetheart. REWARD DEADLINE FEBRUARY 14th 11AM. If you choose this reward, please put the name of the recipient in the notes, as well as the address and time you would like your VICE Valentine delivered xoxoxoxox

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    Secret Eagles Tour of ACT Theatre

    --A backdoor, backroom, back-elevator, behind-the-back tour of Seattle's famous, labyrinth-like Eagles Hall. Led by and curated by Mark Siano and friends. You and a guest can enjoy this Historical Happy Hour.

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    2 VIP tickets to SEATTLE VICE cabaret (and after party Fridays & Saturdays) complete with priority table seating, complimentary refreshment, VIP swag bag including gourmet chocolate, and red carpet treatment all night.

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    2 VIP Seats at SEATTLE VICE and 2 Passes to the Secret Eagles Backstage Tours.

    Swag bag, signed poster, program and press release recognition, chocolate, and VIP treatment during the show. Also join Mark Siano's clandestine tour through the catacombs of the historic Eagles building home of ACT Theatre.

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    PHOTO SESSION WITH JOHN CORNICELLO This generous donation gifts you the reward of a 2 hour session with the master eye behind sexy SEATTLE VICE. Luxuriate in John's studio for a portrait session. Opal might even be willing to lend her leather jacket, if you are feeling frisky xxx

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    RED RIBBON EAGLES OPENING! For this generous donation, we will have raised the funds needed to open the SECRET back door of the Eagles Building, creating a never before seen path to the Bullitt Cabaret. This piece of our fundraising is essential to the immersive, theatrical experience that is SEATTLE VICE. Your reward, should you choose, is to have the entry way named after you for SEATTLE VICE and to become a very literal doorway to Seattle's dirtier history.

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Funding period

- (27 days)