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An original musical webseries that follows one writer working through all his terrible ideas to write an amazing musical.

World’s Worst Musical is an original musical webseries that follows one writer struggling through his terrible ideas to write an amazing musical. As his ideas come to life he reaches the same conclusion again and again... this is the worst!

Update!

Now that we've reached full funding, many of you have been asking whether or not you can still contribute. And the answer is an overwhelming yes!  The extra funding will be put to good use getting some special location permits, making the props and costumes even better, and hydrating our actors.

And we're adding some additional rewards!

-All backers will get access to film updates of the process during production

IF WE REACH $4750:
-We'll produce a "Making of World's Worst Musical" video to be released after the series airs

IF WE REACH $5250:
-We'll record a full version bonus track of "Dogs In Space" for the album!

Thanks for all your support! And as always, the worst is yet to come!

The Idea

Let's start at the very beginning...

A few years ago, the three of us were brainstorming ideas after a long tech rehearsal. What should we do for our next project? Should we write a musical about something ridiculous? A sketch show of original works? A weekly cabaret???

We combined all of those ideas into one epic project: a weekly cabaret of short, original and zany musicals based on terrible premises. It was an exciting idea; however, living in 3 different cities we quickly realized we lacked the logistics, means or time to do it.

Fast forward three years. Now older, wiser and conveniently living in the same zip code, we’ve developed the initial idea into World’s Worst Musical - a 10 episode musical webseries! As a writer watches his bad ideas come to life through song and dance, he discovers how great things can spring from even the worst ideas.

The Creators

Corey LubowichTheatre: BFA Design & Production UMich, Director, Set and Costume Designer, Team StarKid member

Music: Singer (exceptional in showers), Viola (who knows why), Piano (chopsticks)

Human
: Graphic Design, Video Editing (since Final Cut 1.0!), Baking Cupcakes, Breakfast for Dinner, British TV, Blue

Marty Scanlon 
Theatre: BFA Acting Univ. of Illinois, Writer, Director, Educator

Music: Singer, Writer, Musician (piano, bassoon, accordion, melodica...etc.), Videosong Composer, Producer, and Editor

Human
: Video Creation/Editing, Audio Production, Kayaking, Drawing Robots, Eating Breakfast, Great TV

Molly Scanlon 
Theatre: Production, Stage Management, Properties Design/Fabrication, Costume Construction, General Jack-of-all-Trades

Music: BS Music from Illinois State University (Voice); other instruments - Piano (sort of), French Horn (in another life), Coronet (when I was 9)

Human
: American Sign Language, Travel, Drawing (very poorly), Reading, Decorating Cookies and Cupcakes (sometimes with Corey), Sewing Elizabethan Ruffs, Making Epic Waffle Breakfasts 

Things We All LikeArrested Development, Waffle Breakfasts (by Chef Molly), Good Music, Puntastic Good Times, Hilarity, Pirates (the good kind), Composing Music Together, Writing on the Same Google Doc at the Same Time 

Things We All DislikeNaysayers/Fiends/Scoundrels/Rogues/Scallywags (the bad kind), That This is Starting to Sound Like An OkCupid Profile, Non-Breakfast Items

The Funds

Show me the money (or where it's going)...

Surprisingly, making something that’s the worst isn’t cheap! By backing our project, you'll be giving us access to the equipment and resources we need to make this project including (but not limited to) cameras, tripods, lights, props, costumes, cars, trains, forest preserves, dentist offices, board games, jungle habitats, historical costumes, singers, dancers, choreographers, dinosaurs,  sewing notions, and fake beards. So thank you!

The Rewards

What's in it for me?

We’ve got some pretty cool rewards that you can check out on the sidebar! Also, we’re open to haggling. Seriously. Name your reward and we’ll name the price. You can contact us by using the "message” button on the top of this page! Or via email at worldsworstmusical@gmail.com.

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