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A one-night-only concert performance of COULD I HAVE THIS DANCE?, celebrating the Anne Murray Centre's 30th Anniversary.
228 backers pledged CA$ 42,313 to help bring this project to life.

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In celebration of the Anne Murray Centre's 30th anniversary, Theriault Financial presents a special concert performance of 

COULD I HAVE THIS DANCE? 

A new musical by Geordie Brown & Belinda Hart, featuring the hits of Anne Murray, based on a true East Coast Canadian story

Friday, July 26th, 2019 at 7:30pm | Rebecca Cohn | Halifax NS

A Geordie Brown Production presented by Theriault Financial  

 By purchasing a ticket to this once-in-a-lifetime event, you will be supporting the development of this new musical, while also supporting the continued legacy of the Anne Murray Centre and its mission.

What? When? Where?

What: A special concert presentation of Could I Have This Dance?, a new stage musical by Geordie Brown & Belinda Hart, based on a true East Coast Canadian story, featuring the greatest hits of Anne Murray ("You Needed Me", "Daydream Believer", "I Just Fall In Love Again", "Could I Have This Dance?", "Snowbird", etc.). 

Set in post-war Nova Scotia, the musical tells the true story of how a sisterhood of women band together through parenthood, widowhood, love, and loss, ensuring no one gets left behind. 

Could I Have This Dance? recently underwent a 2-week developmental workshop which culminated in a private presentation in Halifax in October 2018. 

This concert presentation on July 26th will be the first time the story and songs will be performed for the public. An exciting blend of CONCERT and MUSICAL THEATRE, spectacular concert lighting, a band of live musicians, and a cast of 12 actor/singers will help bring the incredible music and heart-wrenching story to life.

For those who choose the VIP package, you'll be invited to a post-show celebration with the cast, writers, special guests, hors d'oeuvres, and exclusive photo opportunities. 

When: Friday, July 26th, 2019 at 7:30pm. The day before Anne Murray Day, kicking off the Anne Murray Centre's 30th anniversary weekend. 

Where: The Rebecca Cohn Auditorium, Halifax Nova Scotia. Atlantic Canada's most prestigious performance venue, and the home of Symphony Nova Scotia. Newly renovated with world-class sound and lighting, and 1000+ comfortable soft seats. Wheelchair accessible. 

How do I buy tickets?

Simply click the green "Back this project" button and choose which "reward" you would like! 

There are two tickets prices:

  • $69.00 for a regular ticket to the performance
  • $109.00 for a VIP ticket to the performance (premium preferred seating in first 10 rows), in addition to admission to an exclusive post-show reception with cast, writers, special guests, hors d'oeuvres, and photo opportunities. 

You can buy tickets (Regular or VIP) in quantities of 1, 2, 4, or 6. 

Because this is a Kickstarter project, your ticket purchase comes in the form of a "pledge", and we "reward" you with a ticket. In January, we'll send you your ticket!

Do you have a special seating request?

  • Do you use a wheelchair? 
  • Do you have mobility issues?
  • Would you like to sit near another guest who has purchased tickets?

You'll have the opportunity to request these things in January when we contact you to assign your seats and deliver your tickets. 

The Anne Murray Centre is a world class, award-winning museum, that showcases Anne's incredible life and career, with an intimate look at her humble beginnings, flight to fame and her enduring contributions to the world of music. It holds the distinction of being the longest operating museum dedicated to a Canadian music artist. Its opening, in 1989, remains one of the proudest moments of her illustrious career. 

It is a non-profit organization and is a registered Canadian charity. All of the revenue generated from the operation of the Centre is used to provide employment for local people and the ongoing maintenance of the Centre.

The Anne Murray Centre has fulfilled Anne's wish to contribute in a unique manner to her hometown, which has suffered through two mine disasters and two devastating fires since 1956.

Since opening its doors in July of 1989, the Anne Murray Centre has welcomed more than 500,000 visitors from around the world.

Why Kickstarter? 

Kickstarter allows us to build interest, sell tickets, and raise funds in advance of the event, without the risks associated with traditional box office services. Kickstarter allows artists and non-profit organizations to pursue projects, goals, and events that might not be possible otherwise. 

"Backers" (that's you!) pledge to projects to help them come to life and support a creative process. To thank their backers for their support, project creators offer unique rewards (such as tickets to the performance).

By purchasing your ticket in advance, you are helping to make this incredible event a reality.

If we happen to not sell enough tickets to fund the event by our goal date (January 13th, 2019), then you won't be charged a penny. 

When can I buy tickets?

You can buy tickets by making a pledge to this project any time before January 13th, 2019. We will be assigning seats on a first come first serve basis - so make your pledge sooner than later to get the best seats! 

Thank you!

Thank you so much for supporting the Nova Scotian arts community! In making a pledge to this project and attending this event, you are supporting the development of a new Canadian musical, while playing a role in the continued history and outreach of the Anne Murray Centre.

An extra special thank you to our presenting sponsor Theriault Financial. They believe in Could I Have This Dance? and are looking forward to celebrating the Anne Murray Centre's 30th Anniversary. Thank you, Theriault Financial, for your continued support of the Nova Scotian arts community!

And Thank YOU, our audience, for your meaningful support. See you in July!

Questions?

If you have a question or concern, please feel free to contact Geordie Brown at geordie@geordiebrown.com 

Learn more about Could I Have This Dance?

Learn more about the Anne Murray Centre

Risks and challenges

We feel that we have an incredible team assembled to make this event truly spectacular. From our accomplished all-Canadian cast, to our second-to-none production team, to our supportive presenting sponsor, we feel that we have the ability to make this event a night to remember! Our only foreseeable challenge is selling enough tickets to make the event possible - but that's where you come in! That's why we're all here. If we spread the word, and the project is successfully funded by January 13th, then it's full steam ahead!

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    Admission for 1 to exclusive VIP reception after the show, with cast, writers, and special guests, featuring hors d'oeuvres, exclusive photo opportunities, and cash bar.
    1 exclusive poster and/or playbill, signed by cast and writers.

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    [Customers will be contacted in January to assign seating]
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    [Customers will be contacted in January to assign seating]
    Admission for SIX (6) to exclusive VIP reception after the show, with cast, writers, and special guests, featuring hors d'oeuvres, exclusive photo opportunities, and cash bar.
    SIX (6) exclusive posters and/or playbills, signed by cast and writers.

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