About this project
Since our inaugural FIVE show in March of 2011, MAS has produced a total of six original concert-meets-cabaret-meets-comedy shows to great acclaim. Each MAS production incorporates humor, irreverence, and polished vocals, as well as unique arrangements and mash-ups that have become known as completely “MAS”. (Do you know any other group who draws a perfect parallel line between Beyoncé and Wilson Phillips?If so, introduce us. We could make beautiful music together. See the clip below!) We do our best to make our shows seem effortless, but it ain’t as easy as it looks. Making it look easy is part of the fun.
We produce every aspect of our shows ourselves (with incredible help from talented friends and husbands - especially Anthony Matula for his work on our marketing materials and the Kickstarter video you just watched), and we each spend more time than we can log preparing for all aspects of our shows. Producing a MAS show is a wonderfully rewarding labor of love, but it’s also expensive and time consuming. We keep our ticket prices reasonable because we know it’s hard out there for a pimp, and we are fortunate enough to rely on a core group of musicians and technicians who let us pay them less than they’re worth in order to have a little fun with us. MAS never cuts corners on quality, though. Our standards started high and get higher all the time – we want to raise the bar every time we step on stage and give our audiences an unforgettable experience with every show.
People ask us: Can I get recordings of your music? Are you doing another show soon? Do you do corporate events? We want to be able to say “YES!” to all of these questions, and we’re ready to take it to the next level if you are. We want to live up to our name and do MORE. So we’re asking for your help. The funds that you donate will allow us to:
RECORD AN ALBUM – At long last, MAS is going to lay down some tracks. Some of your favorites. Some of our favorites. We’re going to make an album that will be available to the masses in a digital format, and we need funds to pay our musicians and engineers what they’re worth, cover any licensing and legal fees, and get ourselves into a studio. Once there, we’ll try to keep the shenanigans to a minimum.
ESTABLISH MAS AS A LEGITIMATE BUSINESS – In order to move forward, it’s time to get official, y’all. We approach everything we do professionally, so our income, expenses and legalese should be no exception. We think MAS, Inc. has a nice ring to it!
PRODUCE OUR HOLIDAY SHOW - Through this Kickstarter campaign, MAS is seeking a show sponsor for “Under the MASletoe”, our upcoming holiday production (details coming soon)! With a sponsorship-level donation (and/or the culmination of smaller, extremely important donations) not only can we cover marketing, promotional, photography and videography costs, but we can adequately pay the musicians and technicians we hire who pour their talents into our shows. We want to pay them what they’re worth - or at least a reasonable fraction of that sum!
Any additional funds (fingers crossed!!!) that we raise will be put into our “amp up the wow factor” bank. Like we said, MAS is all about making every show bigger, better and brighter than the one that came before it. Delivering more volume, glitz, polish and quality is our aim, and every buck in the kitty helps. We haven’t found a way to turn blood, sweat and tears into sequins yet, but by God we’re working on it. (Fine print: We aren’t actually going to buy Twizzlers with your money. Unless, of course, you write us a note saying that your donation is specifically intended for Twizzlers...which is totally allowed.)
We hope you’ll consider supporting five gals who are doing their best to raise the standard, demand more of themselves and each other, and create more cool stuff. MAS is all about working hard, laughing harder, and inspiring others to follow their own hearts. Making it happen isn’t nearly as hard as sitting in your room wishing it would happen. We promise. Please join us and help us do MAS!
Erin, Cori, Laura, Megan, and Melodie!
p.s. IF ANYBODY OUT THERE KNOWS ANYONE WHO WORKS FOR SPANX, TWIZZLERS, OR KORBEL, SEND THEM OUR WAY! We’re already plugging those brands - and possibly keeping them in business - so maybe we could make those relationships official!
Risks and challenges
The biggest challenge MAS generally faces is that of juggling and meshing the hectic schedules of five busy women, but never fear! We're committed to this project just as we have been committed to each and every project we have collectively tackled in the past - all of which which have led us to our current goal. We're ready to give you MORE MAS if you want it!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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