World premier musical! Cinders Ella and Edna share a similar fate. But Cinder Edna uses humor and ingenuity to rise above it all!!
The script is ready! The songs are done! We have the blessing of Ellen Jackson, author of the original children's book. Now for the arrangements & score!! With your collaboration we will spend the coming months working with musicians, putting the songs on paper, and recording them for your enjoyment!
Check out the awesome rewards, which will start arriving as soon as January 2013, as we start distributing completed songs and mailing art work! We will also keep you informed with up to the minute blog reports about the ongoing process of completing this exciting project.
Olympia Family Theater is producing this world-premier in May of 2013 as part of it's 7th season bringing high quality theater to children and families in Olympia, Washington. Callbacks are weeks away; we are working now on "lead sheets" for the actors to sing from at the auditions, and our goal is to have all of the 19 songs transcribed to sheet music for actors and musicians playing in the final production. Excitement and anticipation are in the air!
Every actor and musician who has come into contact with this project has had a rollicking good time and we can't wait for the show to go onstage. The script has received a strong and supportive review from a resident playwright, and the songs (yes, all 19 of them!) are catchy and will leave you with a feel-good tune to whistle while you work, much like that spunky protagonist Cinder Edna.
There is work to be done -transcription is no short order- and there is no time to be wasted. Every week brings us closer to the show's opening, and this project must be completed for this show to meet it's potential and shine!Based on the book by Ellen Jackson with Illustrations by Kevin O'Malley. All color illustrations in our kick starter video are from the original book.
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While the script is written and the vocal lyrics and melodies are completed to high praise, their is a lot of work to do with notation and arrangements. The greatest risk the project faces is not completing this work in time for the public readings where we will "test" the material and make refinements before the final production. This is where you come in! With your collaboration, we can broaden our net of available musicians with notation skills who want to be part of this project, but are not in a position to donate their time. We also have commitments from our musical collaborators who will help with arrangements and play in the "pit band" during the production. Having these resources on board helps mitigate our risk.
Finally, the support of Olympia Family Theater, an established organization with a strong ticket-selling base, provides a cushion against the risks associated with mounting a world-premier production.
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