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A musical about two guys writing a musical about...two guys writing a musical.
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We are producing the Chicago storefront premiere of [title of show], with music and lyrics by Jeff Bowen and book by Hunter Bell. The show will run from July 17–August 16, 2015 at Rivendell Theatre in Chicago’s Edgewater neighborhood (5779 N. Ridge Ave.). 

ABOUT THE SHOW

Struggling writers Jeff and Hunter are working on an original musical with a unique topic: their experience writing an original musical! With friends Susan, Heidi, and accompanist Larry, they embark on a meta-journey of self-expression, documenting all the roadblocks and creative breakthroughs they encounter along the way. Nominated for the 2009 Best Book Tony Award, [title of show] is an irreverent, hilarious, and inspiring celebration of musical theatre and the joy of collaboration.

WHO'S INVOLVED?

The production team includes T.J. Anderson* [musical director], M. William Panek* [director], Michael Montgomery [stage manager], Sarah Heymann [set & properties design], Eric Vigo [lighting design], Matt Sergot* [box office manager], Charlie Sheets* [graphic design], Daniel Spagnuolo* [casting associate], Damian Wille [production manager], and Michelle Kritselis* [press and media relations].

*Denotes Brown Paper Box Co. company member.

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Risks and challenges

The biggest challenge for our production of [title of show] will be the time commitment. We are extending our typical production run from three weekends to five, which incurs more financial risk on our part. We are confident that there is great interest from our current patrons as well as from the greater Chicago theatre community for [title of show], yet as always, we can never predict what our actual audience turnout will be. Your support helps us to more securely finance this exciting, ambitious, and longer premiere run.

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    - Two (2) tickets to the [title of show] performance of your choice, with concessions to enjoy at the show, OR any item of your choosing from the BPBCo. merchandise store (www.zazzle.com/brownpaperbox)
    - A signed poster from [title of show]'s cast and production team

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    "SIMPLY HEAVENLY" Level

    - Whether it's Hunter, Jeff, Heidi, Susan, or Larry, this level sponsors one of our five performers in the show! You’ll get fun personalized surprises throughout the rehearsal process featuring your [title of show] performer, staff members, and guests!

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    - Two (2) tickets to the [title of show] performance of your choice, with concessions to enjoy at the show, OR any item of your choosing from the BPBCo. merchandise store (www.zazzle.com/brownpaperbox)
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