"Beans Over Broadway!" Olive Strand, New York Times
Hi Kickstarter Patrons - Let's produce a Broadway play with COFFEE!
Thank you for allowing me to present to you, the opportunity to click and pledge, to be a part of my project COFFEE The Musical! I am thrilled that you are considering contributing through KickStarter and becoming part of our team along with creative stalwarts: Greg Kotcher, Willie Wisely, Mike Ruekberg, Mary Birdsong, Terra Fossil Wines, and the NYC Coffee and Tea Festival. It's great to be able to offer friends, fans, and lovers of theater a chance to connect and support this project at such an early stage. It’s also great to know that you can pledge money at any level, simply by clicking your pledge, right now through this site, and become a member of the COFFEE Team!
COFFEE the musical, taps into the current zeitgeist and excitement associated with café culture and the social media frenzy that’s connected to it. What I can tell you now about the show (can’t give it all away just yet) is: the show is set in a warm inviting coffee shop, stocked with six dynamic characters, an incredible original musical soundtrack of a dozen songs, dancing, singing, an abundance of topical coffee talk, love stories and of course… coffee brewing and drinking!
Progress to date: we've raised an initial investment to get the production of the project launched, writing the script, writing songs and lyrics, producing music... we have our characters, we have our story, songs, we have momentum, and now we need your support!
Being a part of an original musical production is a long and twisting journey and I would love for you to share in the excitement with us by pledging and connecting with the production from its earliest stages. As per the notion of KickStarter, we have a variation of incentives to offer including: insider access to the rehearsal process, exclusive invites to the opening night gala, back stage access, original CD’s of the soundtrack, signed copies of the script, walk on roles and more.
Our ambitions are high and our concept is timely. Our team is fueled by creativity, and caffeine, and we would love to have the energy and support of like-minded KickStart patrons as well! This is a link to more information about our awesome team and project http://coffeethemusical.wordpress.com. We hope you take advantage of KickStarter EZ click and pledge and become a part of our ever growing and enthusiastic team!
See the question and answer below for more details.
Yours in COFFEE,
Robert Galinsky ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
What are we doing? My team and I are trying to exceed our goal of $50,000.00 in order to begin production on the new musical, "COFFEE." We are hoping to begin production in New York City this summer, July 2011. If we reach our financial goal of $50,000 we will be able to remaster and record all of the music, rewrite the script with professional actors and musicians through live rehearsals, and produce an opening of the show! If we raise more than $50,000, we will be able to book a longer run!
Where can I learn more about the project? Please visit our info page at http://coffeethemusical.wordpress.com. There you can find information about the show and the team that is creating and producing it. We have a team of incredible artists and producers!
Is my pledge amount publicly displayed? No. Only you and the project creator will be able to see your pledge amount.
If I donate, when can I redeem the incentive? All incentives, big and small, will only happen if our goal is met. If we do meet our goal, we will start to manufacture and ship all physical merchandise directly to you. The parties and interaction with cast and crew etc. can only happen after the first production is completed so this will take a bit of time. Bear with us!
What if I don’t want the incentive, I just want to support? No problem, there is a button that you can select if you don’t want the reward.
Can we exceed the goal? YES! This would be truly incredible. Exceeding our goal would allow us to make a better show with a longer run. Kickstarter will allow as much money as is given before the deadline. This is only the beginning of our journey with this musical, we are not in pre-production yet, we are still writing and recording! We have set our goal at the low end so if we were able to exceed it, it would be a dream come true and it would allow us to get more done.
Can I increase my pledge once it’s been made? YES! Once you donate to our campaign, you may want to change your incentive reward to a different one, or increase your pledge amount. To do so, go to Kickstarter and sign in. If you go to our campaign page, the green “Back This Project” button has been replaced with a blue “Manage Your Donation” button. Click it and you can enter a new amount, or choose a new incentive.
Can I Gift An Incentive? YES! That’s a great idea. If you would like to donate to the musical but give the reward to someone as a gift, go through all the normal process of making a donation in your name. For billing purposes, this action must be in your name. After our deadline, we will send a message to you on Kickstarter. (It will be forwarded to the email address you provided) We will request things like your t-shirt size and address from you at that time. Please reply with all the person’s information that is to receive the reward. We will make sure they are the person who receives the reward.
What happens if the money isn’t raised in time? If our goal isn’t met before the deadline, no money changes hands and we will continue to work on the show no matter what! We want to avoid this scenario at all costs! .
Who does the money go to? Every penny (minus the fees for Kickstarter’s involvement) will go directly to the "COFFEE" budget - i.e. Your money goes directly to the funding of the first production run.
I'm not in the US. Can I still pledge to projects? Yes. You can pledge from anywhere.
How do we contact you? Email email@example.com
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