Blue Umbrella Productions first dance revue!
Blue Umbrella has been creating musical revues since 2006 - "musical" meaning "singing." This year, we are expanding our love of the musical theater arts to jazz and Broadway dancing - with the original dance revue BOOGIEography!
I've been choreographing musicals in the Twin Cities area for most of the last decade. In all that time, I have matched my choreography to the abilities of the singers and actors that were cast. I always wished for the opportunity to create dances for dancers - and this year's Fringe Festival is that chance.
Our show focuses on what Broadway does best - entertain! BOOGIEography showcases the athletic, emotional dancing style of those spectacular Broadway shows – the dancing we watched in old movies, played orchestra for in high school, and paid $100 bucks for the latest touring show.
But you won’t need a catalog of Rodgers & Hammerstein musicals to appreciate the show – we’ll be dancing to songs freshly familiar and songs you’ve hummed for years, plus a few new surprises – pop, blues, hiphop, swing…anything that makes you boogie.
Windy Bowlsby, director/choreographer
The funding amount I'm requesting will cover the production costs for rehearsals, costume pieces, props & set pieces, as well as marketing materials.
I'm requesting your help not just to ease the personal financial burden - I'm paying to produce this show out of my family's pocket - but also to increase the likelihood of my dancers getting paid a decent stipend for their work and skill.
By funding this project, you are ensuring that all profits from the show will go directly to the dancers. Any money raised beyond the funding amount of $2000 will also go directly to the dancers.
DANCERS: Alicia Olson, Grace Christenson, Christina Leines, Laura Bohne, Jessi Fett, Benjamin Parrish, Ed William Jr., Jeremiah Lewis-Walker, Dylan Rugh, John Zeiler