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About this project

Well hello there,

So here's what's up... Our small musical comedy is getting a big chance: to run at the Lucille Lortel Theater as part of the 14th annual New York International Fringe Festival. We've had a while to workshop the show and get all the creative bits in order. 1) A great script. 2) a killer score. 3) a cast with the fortitude and ability to drive this epic caravan all the way to heaven. But it's the not-so-creative bits that always prove to be difficult.

With a big opportunity comes a big realization: musicals cost money! In the form of costumes, set pieces, props, rehearsal space, studio time to record a CD for you if you donate $30 or more, print playbills, posters, and all that other stuff that goes into getting bums in seats. So we're turning to you with the help of KICKSTARTER.

The POPE! team is convinced we have a great show on our hands, it's been playing to sold out houses at our little theater in Chelsea for nine months, and we know if we can keep doing it, and you see it, you'll see why! It's a hilarious cartoon-style adventure that echoes the timeless mythological hero's journey; when good and evil engage in an epic power struggle lines must be drawn, sides must be taken, and confrontations must be musical!

Utilizing an ensemble cast of nine versatile players, they expertly weave a tale with all the scope of a truly Shakespearean power struggle needing none of the sets or British accents. POPE! finds a fresh and intelligent comedic voice without ever being offensive or preachy, and sports an enthralling score that ranges from classical fugues to indie-rock ballads.

Interested? You can check out more information, and follow our development at
http://www.popethemusical.com

We open Saturday August 21st and play through the 28th
at the Lucille Lortel Theater as part of FringeNYC

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    Our eternal gratitude and a wave of good karma that will surely bring good tidings your way... also a Thank You on our website.

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    Your very own CD of the cast recording of the show, possibly live, definitely awesome! Plus all the thanks and praise above.

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    Besides the CD, and accolades, we'll send you a framed 'POPE!' postcard, featuring the artwork here and signed by the entire cast.

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    Two tickets to come and see one of our Fringe performances, at any of the dates available! Talk about the best first date ever! Did I say 'first date?' I meant 'any event!' Plus the CD, signed postcard, and web-based gratitude!

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    The authors will write you the hottest musical ring-tone ever! Personalized just for you and performed by the cast of POPE! Be reminded of how wonderful you are for supporting new live theater every time you get a phone call! Plus the CD, postcard, two tickets, and the eternal gratitude of Louder, Faster, Better!

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