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RENT meets A CHORUS LINE.  Original rock.  A heartwarming and exciting musical experience.  Help bring a hit to Broadway.
RENT meets A CHORUS LINE. Original rock. A heartwarming and exciting musical experience. Help bring a hit to Broadway.
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CONNECTIONS is an original rock musical, about an affluent young man who follows his dream to tell the story of 6 subway performers involved in a musical competition in the subway of New York.  One of the performers is the girl he hopes to win back.  A heartwarming and exciting musical experience, that has audiences moved to tears, and curtain calls greeted with thunderous applause.

Our October 2012 Preview

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The Story

CONNECTIONS is set in New York's subway, a metaphor for escape.  Escape from the struggles and realities of life to a place of movement, light, and freedom.  Freedom for talented musicians to perform without pressure, without competition.  As life would have it, a competition finds them, and they are forced to come to terms with what brought them there.  Life changing bonds are formed, as their stories are told.

An urban, timely piece of theater that is perfect for the climate of musical on Broadway today!

The History

CONNECTIONS began with a vision to put the stories of the talented musicians in my life to song.  To give a voice to their, to our, struggles and triumphs in pursuit of our dreams.

I'm Grace Millo.  The characters of CONNECTIONS are based on people I know, and each of us who has faced life's most daunting challenges.  The songs of CONNECTIONS are a lifetime of stories and heartfelt moments.

CONNECTIONS has been three years in the making.  In 2011 and earlier in 2012, we brought staged readings to producers and the public to solicit feedback and refine the script.  I'm proud to say, CONNECTIONS is now ready for a limited two week run Off-Broadway, to showcase to Broadway producers and investors, so we can bring CONNECTIONS for a long-run to the theater-going public.

The Next Steps

Here's where you come in.  To introduce CONNECTIONS to those who can continue to move it forward on its trek to Broadway, I need your help.  A showcase is planned for Spring of 2013.  A budget of $25,500 covers costs for the theater, actors, director, getting the word out, and other essentials.  I can't do it without you.

Thank you for being a part of bringing CONNECTIONS to Broadway.

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Risks and challenges

Bringing a musical production to life is not an easy or simple undertaking. Having a talented cast, directors, managers, sound, lighting, set, costumes, rehearsal space, theater, and producers to pull it all together are critical to success. Our two week showcase will provide the venue for finding the right people to move CONNECTIONS forward.

Our talented cast is in place, from PORGY AND BESS, A CHORUS LINE, CARRIE, SMASH, CSI NY, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, and the list goes on. I am surrounded by talented advisors who have brought shows to Broadway, along with renowned opera legend, my sister Aprile Millo.

While this is my first musical, I am no stranger to songwriting and bringing projects to fruition: three cd's with the band "Amanda's Waiting" and two solo cd's are among them.

Your generous contribution will help ensure we have the right people doing the right things to make CONNECTIONS the next big thing on Broadway.

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    Mp3 download of the title single, CONNECTIONS.

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    Two tickets to see CONNECTIONS live in New York.

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    Cast autographed playbill and two tickets to see CONNECTIONS live in New York.

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    Invitation to the opening night cast party and two tickets to CONNECTIONS opening night in New York.

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    Executive producer credit in the playbill. Invitation to the opening night cast party and four VIP tickets to CONNECTIONS opening night in New York.

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    An intimate concert and discussion with several members of the cast at the home of writer Grace Millo. Executive producer credit in the playbill. Invitation to the opening night cast party and four VIP tickets to CONNECTIONS opening night in New York.

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