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Inspired by the wit and wisdom of Judy Blume, five singers take a loving look back at the tumultuous path through puberty.
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Blue Umbrella Productions is proud to bring another funny, feel-good original musical revue to the Minnesota Fringe Festival. Through cherished musical memories and unfamiliar gems, five singers will remember and relive the cooties and the crushes, the bullies and bad grades, the spitballs and the stress of growing up.

Directed by Perrin Post, with musical direction by Joan Womeldorf Fitch, and featuring original musical arrangements by Randi Grundahl Rexroth.

Funds raised through Kickstarter will off-set the costs of our August premiere at the Minnesota Fringe Festival, including the Fringe fee, rehearsal space, sets, props, costumes, artist fees, marketing, and other production overhead. With your help, we can make our awkward junior high nightmares come true!

Come see Are You There, God? It's a New Musical Revue!

Illusion Theater
528 Hennepin Avenue, 8th Floor
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Tickets: fringefestival.org

Friday, August 2, 7 p.m.
Sunday, August 4, 1 p.m.
Wednesday, August 7, 10 p.m.
Friday, August 9, 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, August 10, 2:30 p.m.

To learn more about Blue Umbrella Productions and watch videos of past performances, please visit us at www.blueumbrellaproductions.com.

Risks and challenges

We are a very small company – just five friends who joined forces to create revues together and share the music that moves and inspires us. Of the six shows we’ve produced since 2005, four of them were Fringe Festival productions, which means that the Fringe handled ticket sales for our shows. It’s been great to have the box office taken care of for us, but it’s also made it difficult to build our list and develop a network.

Our primary challenge is getting the message out. We need to reach as many people as we possibly can.

If you’d like to support our efforts but are unable to make a donation, we hope that you will forward the link to our Kickstarter campaign to anybody you think might be able to help us reach our goal.

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