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Help us take Chick Soup to NYC! Music, laughter, tears and joy are all waiting in this fabulous musical theater production! Read more

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This project's funding goal was not reached on March 10, 2012.

Help us take Chick Soup to NYC! Music, laughter, tears and joy are all waiting in this fabulous musical theater production!

Manhattan, NY Theater
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ABOUT THE SHOW:

A show bound for off-Broadway and beyond, CHICK SOUP:A Musical Recipe for Friendship is a feel-good musical about how women connect with each other. Four women of mixed ages and backgrounds meet in a gynecologist’s office and prove that best friendships can begin from chance encounters. The songs touch on the basic shared elements of women's lives: “Shoes”, “She’s Having a Baby”, “Hand Pick Your Man”, “Cherish Your Girlfriends” and among others, “Chick Soup”, the title song that welcomes all to the joyful sharing of sisterhood. 

We need to raise $25,000 to cover theater rental, rehearsal space, four actors, a director, a stage manager, costumes, lighting, sound, set design, marketing and press for a week long run in a midtown Manhattan theater in October 2012. Then, we want you to come experience the show, along with producers, agents and others who can help to take CHICK SOUP all the way…

Just like in the new television series Smash, it takes a loyal following to stage a musical. Take a moment and visit www.chicksoup.com for a brief look at recent performances.  If you want to be part of the excitement of launching CHICK SOUP, you can be a backer for our show!

ABOUT THE CREATORS:

Janina Serden (Music, Lyrics, Book) is a Grammy and Emmy nominated artist and producer. The Velveteen Rabbit: Love Can Make You Real 2008 Grammy nominee Best Musical Album for Children features her narration and vocals. She was music director for the Emmy nominated children's television series Allegra's Window on Nickelodeon and has sung on many radio and television commercials such as G.E.,Kraft, Pepsi, and DHL. She has recorded an album of original music titled "Small Inspirations."

Kitt Moran (Lyrics, Book) is a jazz vocalist and recording artist whose CDs include duets with Rosemary Clooney, John Pizzarelli, Jack Sheldon, Merv Griffin and more. Kitt was ranked as the premiere chanteuse of Atlantic City for 10 years. She is also a stage and film actress, a radio personality, and an award-winning painter. Kitt currently resides and works with her husband, composer, lyricist and pianist Mike Moran in the Sarasota area of Florida.

Don Sebesky (Arrangements) is a Tony winner for Kiss Me Kate; also Flower Drum Song, the Life, Bells Are Ringing, Parade, The Boys from Syracuse, the Look Of Love, Sinatra at Radio City, Sweet Charity, Porgy and Bess (Trevor Nunn), Pal Joey, Come Fly Away, and Baby It's You. Three Tony nominations, two Drama Desk Awards, three-time Grammy winner, 31 Grammy nominations, three Emmy nominations.

Joe DeVico (Production Manager) is a multi-talented musician, producer, audio and graphic designer. He has recorded and produced projects for many artists and written music for radio and television spots for clients including TBS, TLC, NBC and Coca-Cola. As a player, he has performed just about every style of music imaginable. Recent projects include programmer for Twyla Tharp's musical "Come Fly Away".

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    PENNIES FROM HEAVEN: We appreciate your participation in bringing Chick Soup to NYC!

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    BACKER: Get your name(s) printed in the showbill. (If you wish to remain anonymous, just let us know via email)

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    SUPPORTER: 1 ticket to the performance of your choice, plus your name(s) printed in the showbill. (If you wish to remain anonymous, just let us know via email)

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    SPONSOR: 2 tickets to the performance of your choice, plus your name(s) printed in the showbill. (If you wish to remain anonymous, just let us know via email) A meet and greet with the cast/creative after the show.

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    SPONSOR PLUS: Your choice of an original 6x8" painting by Kitt. See www.chicksoup.com for sample images of paintings. Plus, 2 tickets to the performance of your choice, plus your name(s) printed in the showbill. (If you wish to remain anonymous, just let us know via email) A meet and greet with the cast/creative after the show.

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    PATRON: 3 tickets to the performance of your choice, plus your name(s) printed in the showbill. (If you wish to remain anonymous, just let us know via email) A meet and greet with the cast/creative after the performance and a handwritten thank you signed by Janina, Kitt and the cast along with a signed cast recording.

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    PATRON PLUS: Your choice of an original 6x8" painting by Kitt. See www.chicksoup.com for sample images of paintings. Plus, 3 tickets to the performance of your choice, plus your name(s) printed in the showbill. (If you wish to remain anonymous, just let us know via email) A meet and greet with the cast/creative after the show.

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    PRODUCER: 5 tickets to the performance of your choice, plus your name(s) printed in the showbill. (If you wish to remain anonymous, just let us know via email) A meet and greet with the cast/creative after the performance and a handwritten thank you signed by Janina, Kitt and the cast along with a signed cast recording

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    PRODUCER PLUS: Your choice of an original 11x14" or 16x20" painting by Kitt. See www.chicksoup.com for sample images of paintings. Plus,5 tickets to the performance of your choice, plus your name(s) printed in the showbill. (If you wish to remain anonymous, just let us know via email) A meet and greet with the cast/creative after the performance and a handwritten thank you signed by Janina, Kitt and the cast along with a signed cast recording

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    CHAMPION: 12 tickets to the performance of your choice, plus your name(s) printed in the showbill. (If you wish to remain anonymous, just let us know via email) A meet and greet with the cast/creative after the performance and a handwritten thank you signed by Janina, Kitt and the cast along with a signed cast recording.

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    CHAMPION PLUS: Your choice of an original 18x24" painting by Kitt. See www.chicksoup.com for sample images of paintings. Plus, 12 tickets to the performance of your choice, plus your name(s) printed in the showbill. (If you wish to remain anonymous, just let us know via email) A meet and greet with the cast/creative after the performance and a handwritten thank you signed by Janina, Kitt and the cast along with a signed cast recording.

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    JAZZ and COCKTAILS: A private performance with Kitt Moran and the Mike Moran trio at the location or event of your choice in the Southwest Florida area during 2012, or for an after party in NY/NJ area during the week of "CHICK SOUP goes to NYC." (based upon availability) Also, 12 tickets to the performance of your choice, plus your name(s) printed in the showbill. (If you wish to remain anonymous, just let us know via email) A meet and greet with the cast/creative after the performance and a handwritten thank you signed by Janina, Kitt and the cast along with a signed cast recording.

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    ANGEL: 2 tickets to the performance of your choice, plus your name(s) printed in the showbill. (If you wish to remain anonymous, just let us know via email) Dinner for 2 with Janina and Kitt before the performance at a restaurant near the theater (our treat!). A meet and greet with the cast/creative after the performance and a handwritten thank you signed by Janina, Kitt and the cast along with a signed cast recording.

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    ANGEL PLUS: A original commissioned portrait by Kitt of one subject of your choice. Plus, 2 tickets to the performance of your choice, and your name(s) printed in the showbill. (If you wish to remain anonymous, just let us know via email) Dinner for 2 with Janina and Kitt before the performance at a restaurant near the theater (our treat!). A meet and greet with the cast/creative after the performance and a handwritten thank you signed by Janina, Kitt and the cast along with a signed cast recording.

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    ANGEL PLUS 2: A original commissioned portrait by Kitt of two subjects of your choice. See www.chicksoup.com for sample images of paintings. Plus, 2 tickets to the performance of your choice, and your name(s) printed in the showbill. (If you wish to remain anonymous, just let us know via email) Dinner for 2 with Janina and Kitt before the performance at a restaurant near the theater (our treat!). A meet and greet with the cast/creative after the performance and a handwritten thank you signed by Janina, Kitt and the cast along with a signed cast recording.

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    ANGEL PLUS 4: A original commissioned portrait by Kitt of four subjects of your choice. See www.chicksoup.com for sample images of paintings. Plus, 2 tickets to the performance of your choice, and your name(s) printed in the showbill. (If you wish to remain anonymous, just let us know via email) Dinner for 2 with Janina and Kitt before the performance at a restaurant near the theater (our treat!). A meet and greet with the cast/creative after the performance and a handwritten thank you signed by Janina, Kitt and the cast along with a signed cast recording.

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    DON SEBESKY CONDUCTS: A private performance with a 17-piece big band conducted by Don Sebesky at the location or event of your choice in the NY Metropolitan Area during 2012. With special guests Janina and Kitt joining the big band on vocals for a couple of numbers. (based upon availability) Also, 20 tickets to the performance(s) of your choice, plus your name(s) printed in the showbill. (If you wish to remain anonymous, just let us know via email) A meet and greet with the cast/creative after the performance and a handwritten thank you signed by Janina, Kitt and the cast along with a signed cast recording.

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