This was such an exciting day! We hit our goal! We surpassed it! With a couple of hours to spare!
It was so dramatic! Andrea our violin/fiddle player is now contemplating a job at PBS after experiencing the wild adventure of a fundraising countdown. Lisa & I have been shedding tears of joy and gratitude watching people come through in such amazing fashion. The band and cast were glued to our computers watching the love flow in. Chris was building a house. There were many "ooohs" and "ahhhs" and "ayyyyyes" and CHEERING. Seeing so many old friends, supportive fans, and incredible folks coming together to help us realize a wild dream makes my heart feel like bursting into light.
I cannot express how grateful we are for all that you have given. It's simply amazing and unbelievably beautiful. Thank you.
The journey continues. There are many more expenses, strategic planning, and plain good 'ol fashioned WORK to be done to get us ready for the big show... however, one thing is now sure. WE ARE GOING TO EDINBURGH! We have plane tickets, our housing is now secure and paid for... the show will go on!
Glorious, glorious, glory.
Thank you, so very much.
Juli, the Evangenitals, and the Quixote crew
Thank you thank you thank you THANK YOU to all who have donated!!!
As a special treat, when we hit our goal in 16 hours... and we WILL hit our goal... I think I may have to post a video update of me singing "You're the Best Around" from the Karate Kid. It's what keeps playing in my head, and my heart is singing. SINGING!!! We've really had some amazing donations come in during these final hours!
I'm so so so GRATEFUL to all of you for believing in the vision, the cause, the play, the people, the music, the Dawn of Quixote! We are so honored to be able to take this show to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and we couldn't do it without you!
Thank you. Thank you. THANK YOU!!!
Just a few more dollars, and we're there. It's a real nail biter!!! Please keep on posting on Twitter, Facebook, Myspace, etc... tell your friends. We could use far more than $9999 for our trip, so even when we hit the goal, keep those pledges coming till the final moment!
See you when the countdown strikes DONE for the big celebration. :-)
Juli & the Quixotic posse
Our BIG SHOW is THIS SUNDAY July 12th at the historic Castle Green in Pasadena! If you're in the great LA area, we sure hope you can make it!
This is the only time we'll be presenting "The Dawn of Quixote: Chapter the First" with original score by the Evangenitals before we take the show on the road to Edinburgh. In addition to the play and music by the Evangenitals, there will be an art fair featuring the works of artists J Michael Walker, Jodi Wustman, author Andre Coleman, custom coasters by David Cheaney, carved violins by Andrea Baker and more! Face painting & balloon twisting for kids by Juli's mom, Linda Crockett! Our wine bar is sponsored by the uber-cool winery "Sort This Out Cellars" featuring their Viva Las Vegas line! Bring a picnic blanket or lawn chair and come lounge with us on the glorious lawn of the Castle Green and witness the Dawn of Quixote!
You can RSVP for The Dawn of Quixote on Facebook, here:
More info about the show, here: http://losangeles.metromix.com/events/theater_event/dawn-of-quixote-chapter-old-town/1278724/content
Also look out for the Pasadena Weekly this week... the Dawn of Quixote will be the featured Pick of the Weekend!! :-)
Anything you can do to help us spread the word, about the event and about this Kickstarter campaign, is greatly appreciated!
We've got just 6 more days to hit our goal! Let's DO this!
Juli, the Evangenitals, and the Quixote crew
For those of you in the Los Angeles area, we are going to be having a BIG fundraiser at the historic Castle Green in Pasadena on Sunday July 12th! Please come and see the show if you can, and tell your friends in the area to check it out.
There will be music, face painting, art fair, wine bar, and more... and of course the only performance of The Dawn of Quixote: Chapter the First in the United States before we take the show on the road to the Edinburgh Fringe Fest in Scotland!
Please RSVP on Facebook, here: http://www.facebook.com/event.php...
Thank you SO MUCH to all of you who have donated so far! Remember, if you come into some $$$, you can raise your donation at any time before the deadline. :-)
Also, anything you can do to help us SPREAD THE WORD is greatly appreciated. There are several "share" options below the video on the project page. You can post a bulletin/blog on Myspace, post to your Facebook page, add the widget to your site... every single action helps!
We are getting closer every day, and it's all thanks to you!
Juli, the Evangenitals, & the Quixote crew