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Storytime Burlesque PDX

A unique tapestry of burlesque vignettes that combine to tell an overarching story. The show follows Lola in her rise to the top.

Storytime Burlesque PDX

A unique tapestry of burlesque vignettes that combine to tell an overarching story. The show follows Lola in her rise to the top.

$211
pledged of $3,000pledged of $3,000 goal
3
backers
9days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Mon, September 30 2019 7:05 PM UTC +00:00.

About


     After a sold out performance in San Francisco, Storytime Burlesque is bringing it's unique tapestry of burlesque vignettes to Portland; with local performers!


What will Storytime Burlesque be?

     Our dream is that Storytime Burlesque will be a recurring event with different story lines. The goal of this Kickstarter is to raise money for our debut show "Lola," which will consist of 11 songs that tell the story of a girl on her way to fame and her fall back down. Lola will be an enchanting cautionary tale, filled with fun songs and beautiful dancers, just like grandma used to tell... after the kids were asleep.

Our big idea is that, throughout the evening, different dancers will play the part of Lola and the supporting cast. As different dancers take the stage, set items and props will signify the role that they’re playing. The show will have a few silly songs, a few sexy songs, and one that’s potentially poignant (depending on how the dancers will be interpreting the characters and storyline in their choreography.)


What we will create onstage:

     A spicy blend of burlesque and theatre. For minimal funding, we can print simple flyers, and pay the dancers, band, MC, and door staff.

Stretch Goal 1:  For $4,300,  we can make a set, props, and create basic costumes. PLUS, we can hire a professional photographer for the event, which will mean that all the rewards with photos get even better!

Stretch Goal 2:  For $6,500, we can make the whole vision come to life! Picture it now, a vintage Broadway stage with burlesque dancers, a live band, majestic lights and phenomenal singers!

Stretch Goal 3:  Extend the show! If we get over 200 backers be will add an extra night to the show.


Why I think I can make this happen.

     I have done this show in San Francisco and it was a suspenseful venture, but we made it.

I have a degree in Production, and for the last few years I have been working with Bay Area producers of concerts, video, clubs, and burlesque shows. I'm ready to strike out and bring my baby to PDX.

The ground work is done: I just need up front funding to obtain the venue, pay the performers, and ensure the show will be viable. That's why we're asking for your help. With a little bit of backing, we can commit to an amazing production. With your financial support I can focus my attention to creating an amazing theatrical/burlesque creation for your enjoyment!  I'm committed to giving everything I've got to this!


Venue?

     I'm looking at: 

              CoHo Productions

              2257 NW Raleigh Street

              Portland OR 97210 

But I'm open to bars and other locations... :)


What do VIPs get?

      The short answer is:  "Everything we can give you."

We realize that's short on details, but the end result of this Kickstarter will determine venue size and amenities that we can book. As such, what we can offer to VIP's fluctuates based on our ultimate venue.

That said, I want to give you some idea about what we hope to offer:

  • an advantageous VIP area,
  • preferred seating around/near the stage,
  • table seating?
  • artisan chocolates?
  • ect... (you know, the stuff that VIP tickets come with, you've done this before)

All I can say for sure is it that we'll make it worth your while, not just to see the show, but to be a VIP.


What we have so far:

      A script, some interested promoters, dancers, singers, confidence, and gusts... you know, the thing burlesque shows are made of.

As the Kickstarter develops and we start getting funding, I will post updates with photos of the dancers and art work in development.


On board so far... (Updated 07/29/19)

  • YOU! :-) 

How will the money be distributed?

      10% off the top to Kickstarter  

Of the remaining 90%:

  • 45% - directly to the artists involved
  • 25% - Venue rental
  • 12% - design and labor
  • 8% - marketing and ticketing fees
  • 7% - Kickstarter reward fulfillment (this number could vary greatly based on rewards chosen, so buy tickets!)
  • 3% - documentation through photography

What did it look like in SF?

      Here are some photos from our show in SF:   http://www.daniinthecityphotography.com/Events/Storytime-Burlesque 

Risks and challenges

I have never done a show in PDX, so it's a little scary, but, with your support, I know we can make this a huge success!

While I have relationships with venues and dancers, by backing this project you help demonstrate it's viability and help grow the likelihood that a vendor will be:
1) interested in booking this show, and
2) give us viable performance dates that are better for you, our audience, and therefore, for us!

Getting all the dancers lined up for this project is going to be harder than your average Burlesqu e show. We need dancers who are willing to (and can) perform to the songs that we have selected, and they need to be able to invest the time to successfully develop their choreography and bring the storyline to life.

While our model allows them to bring their own flavor to the numbers, it does mean that they're going to have to be willing to develop routines just for our show (including potentially buying props & costumes).

This is another great reason why we're running this Kickstarter. If we get funded we can ensure that they are paid for their work, providing more incentive to risk their time in the creative process (and join us for more exciting undertakings in the future!)

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