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A remix of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night with the music of your favorite boy band. Read more

Boston, MA Theater
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A remix of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night with the music of your favorite boy band.

Boston, MA Theater
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From Touch Performance Art, the resident company of OBERON, comes Sexyback: or what you will- the ultimate boy band experience- a crazy concert of frosted tips, falsettos and killer dance moves inspired by Shakespeare's Twelfth Night.

Sexyback's immersive club environment embodies the feeling of that NSYNC concert you went crazy for. A traditional male ensemble captures that boy band fever that we had, plus all the hilarious gender-bending glory of Shakespeare. Come party on the dance floor to all the boy band hits you know by heart as the show unfolds around you. After the show, the party continues into the night so that you can live out your own NSYNC reunion fantasies.

Move around the club, dance, and sing along in this crazy 90’s dance-party/Shakespearean mashup that we never thought could really work- but does! Now we need your help to pull it off.

Your funding goes to develop the world of Sexyback! Developing new work is a long, expensive process, but we are in it to win it. Your donation will help us get costuming, make-up, pay for extra rehearsal time with actors, scenic design and props. We want to pay our professional actors and designers what they are worth. You are helping build careers and contributing to developing their talent and skill. 

Seriously, every single contribution (no matter the size) will make a tangible difference to our show. We hugely appreciate your support.

Our first workshop will occur on March 24 in Boston, MA at the American Repertory Theater's OBERON, and finally to full production in Fall 2014!

Risks and challenges

Live theater is not easy. It's full of surprises and challenges. But that's also part of the fun and why we've already invested over a year into building SEXYBACK the right way.

One of our biggest challenges has been coordinating the schedules of our busy creative team, cast, and production team with the American Repertory Theater's robust organization across NYC and Boston. The residency at the A.R.T.'s OBERON, and the choice of SEXYBACK to be the next new work developed in their club-theater space is a real testament to their passion for this show - it's been amazing to see it take shape.

Regarding delivery of the rewards, we have already begun arrangements with various suppliers to ensure that we WILL be able to meet our estimated delivery dates. Should the volume of rewards overtake our capacity, we will hire a professional fulfillment company so that no one is left waiting.

Lastly, here is some important legal information:

· Please read the rewards carefully to determine those which are location or date specific. Travel, lodging and transportation are NOT included.
· Must be over 18 or accompanied by a parent or legal guardian to attend all events.
- Dates of parties in Boston will be determined based on the creative team member's availability. Once we have set a date, we will give you as much advance notice as possible.
· Some rewards may require that you (and your guest, if applicable) sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement upon your arrival.

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    5 backers

    NO STRINGS ATTACHED-
    Thank you so much for your donation. We are truly grateful, and we will send you project updates and cast news along the way.

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    9 backers

    DIGITAL GET DOWN- A thank you on the Touch website. You'll be kept involved of all of the news and updates!

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    16 backers

    IT'S TEARIN' UP MY HEART- Get a signed postcard from the cast of Sexyback, a thank you on the website, and you'll get all the news as it happens!

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    6 backers

    WOULD YOU BE MY GIRLFRIEND?
    Get an old school Mix CD with a special boy band mix to get you in the mood. Plus get everything in the previous reward too!

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    5 backers

    THIS I PROMISE YOU- Get a signed 11x17 poster and old school Mix CD with a special boy band mix to get you in the mood.

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    WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND-
    Get a Dance Floor ticket to the first workshop performance of Sexyback on March 24 at OBERON. Plus get a signed postcard and an old school Mix CD with a special boy band mix to get you ready before the show.

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    2 backers

    BRINGIN' DA NOISE- Get a photo album of professional photography taken at the workshop performance, plus a signed poster from the cast of Sexyback!

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    1 backer Limited (49 left of 50)

    I WANT YOU BACK-
    Get a Dance Floor ticket and an invitation to meet the cast at a private event showcasing some of the show! Plus get a signed 11x17 poster and digital shout out on our website.

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    1 backer Limited (49 left of 50)

    GONE- Get a limited edition signed glossy photo of the cast of Sexyback, a photo album of professional photography from the show, and an 11x17 poster.

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    OOPS I DID IT AGAIN- 1 spot at a cocktail table in a standing room VIP area with one of the best views in the house for the March 24 workshop performance. You'll also be invited to a private rehearsal event to meet the cast as well as a photo album of the workshop and a thank you on website.

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    YOU DRIVE ME CRAZY-
    Get a private video message from "Justin/Duke Orsino."

    Plus get 1 spot at a cocktail table in a standing room VIP area with one of the best views in the house for the March 24 workshop performance. You'll also be invited to a private rehearsal event to meet the cast as well as a photo album of the workshop full of professional photography, a signed poster and a thank you on website.

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    JUST GOT PAID- Earn a Associate Producer Credit and get a Signed copy of the script from the creative team, a Mezzanine Table seat at the show (March 24) + meet the cast at a private rehearsal. And of course you'll get a signed postcard from the cast, a photo album and be all over the website.

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    0 backers Limited (10 left of 10)

    Get a Limited Edition Hardcover Photo Album signed by the entire cast and creative team, and Associate Producer credit, a mix CD of favorite boy band tunes expertly mixed, and signed copy of the script.

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    0 backers Limited (5 left of 5)

    ROCK YOUR BODY- Get a private dance lesson for you and some friends with choreographer, Elizabeth McGuire, to learn the moves of NSYNC's Pop.

    Plus earn a Associate Producer Credit and get a Signed copy of the script from the creative team, a Mezzanine Table seat at the show (March 24) + meet the cast at a private rehearsal. And of course you'll get a signed poster from the cast and be all over the website.

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    1 backer Limited (19 left of 20)

    IT'S GONNA BE ME- Malvolio will leave you a very special voicemail.

    Get a Producer credit, signed copy of script, table seat at the show + meet the cast at a private rehearsal & get your photo with the boys. And of course you'll get a signed postcard from the cast and be all over the website.

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    0 backers Limited (1 left of 1)

    CELEBRITY-
    Get to be in the show!!!! We will pull you up with the actors to be a part of the action!

    Also, get a Producer credit, signed copy of script, table seat at the show + meet the cast at a private rehearsal & get your photo with the boys. If that wasn't enough excitement- you'll get a signed postcard from the cast and be all over the website.

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    SUIT & TIE- Get a private dinner with the creative team in Harvard Square. This shits gonna be formal so get your suit and tie ready.

    Also, get a Producer credit, signed copy of script, table seat at the show + meet the cast at a private rehearsal & get your photo with the boys. You'll also get a signed postcard from the cast and get a thanks on the website.

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    0 backers Limited (8 left of 8)

    D*CK IN A BOX- Get your very own show edition of exactly that. Use at your own discretion.

    Also, get a Producer credit, signed copy of script, table seat at the show + meet the cast at a private rehearsal & get your photo with the boys. You'll also get a signed postcard from the cast and get a thanks on the website.

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    YOU BROUGHT SEXYBACK- You get a private show, biotch. At Oberon, you control the guest list.

    Plus get every other reward ever.

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