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Help get Greyman Theatre Company's production of DANI GIRL: An Original Musical to Dallas' Out of the Loop Fringe Festival!

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::::::::::::Project Update January 4, 2011::::::::::::

We are totally overwhelmed by your kindness and generosity. We never thought we’d reach our goal in 2 weeks... and we have 10 days to go!

It’s time to spread the word even further and shout from the rooftops and we need your help! Tell everyone you know:

If we raise $2,500... 
WE WILL BE ABLE TO FUND OUR SUMMER 2011 PRODUCTION AND YOU GET IN FREE!
 We’ll be producing a straight play by an exciting new playwright this coming summer. If we are able to fund it through this Kickstarter campaign, everyone who donates $35 or more gets in free! How exciting is that? Let’s do this!

To be clear, if you've already donated $35 or more, you will get these rewards, but ONLY IF WE REACH THE NEW GOAL(S). So get that word out!

:::::::::::: Original Campaign Information::::::::::::

Hello Everyone!

Our little show, which got some great reviews and generated buzz around Waco, has been accepted into Dallas' Out of the Loop Fringe Festival and WE NEED YOUR HELP to get it there.

In order to put up the show in March, we need at least $1,500 dollars! We can't do it without you and any donation will help us meet our goal by Jan. 14 at 9:16 p.m. CST!

OUR COSTS TO REMOUNT DANI GIRL

- HOURLY RATE FOR ACCOMPANIST/MUSIC DIRECTOR
- SET TOUCH-UPS
- COSTUME MAINTENANCE AND REPLACEMENTS
- PROP REPAIR AND REPLACEMENTS
- MARKETING

ABOUT DANI GIRL

DANI GIRL, a new and original musical with music by Michael Kooman and book and lyrics by Christopher Dimond, tells the story of a young cancer patient and her passionate, sometimes funny, sometimes heart-breaking, but ultimately life- and love-affirming struggle with cancer. Dani, a precocious nine-year-old, together with her teddy bear, imaginary guardian angel and socially awkward hospital roommate, embarks on a magical quest to reclaim her health!

ABOUT OUR PRODUCTION

Greyman Theatre Company, which is entirely run by Baylor University theatre students, marked its first season in August 2010 with the regional premiere of DANI GIRL. The production was recently accepted into WaterTower Theatre's tenth-annual Out of the Loop Festival, which takes place March 3-13, 2011 in Addison, Texas.

ABOUT THE OUT OF THE LOOP FRINGE FESTIVAL

The Festival provides opportunities for existing and emerging theatre, dance, and music companies and artists to present work that may vary in form and presentation from their typical content. Together, these companies provide the North Dallas and surrounding areas with a diverse range of artistic endeavors. The 2010 Festival had 18 participating organizations presenting over 57 individual performances and drawing over 4,100 arts lovers.

WHY WE NEED YOUR HELP

We donated all proceeds from our original DANI GIRL production to the Baylor University Theatre Scholarship Fund and we have to start from scratch to fund this remounted production. Please help us share Dani's story with more people and bring hope to those struggling with cancer.

Although we have set our fundraising goal here to $1,500, roughly $4,000 would be able to ensure Greyman's future and support future productions. Kickstarter is an "all-or-nothing" scenario. In other words, if we do not raise $1,500 by the deadline, we do not receive even one penny... and you do not pay one penny. That being said, we need your help and support to achieve the $1,500 threshold and surpass it before the given deadline.

Check out our stuff on the web:
http://www.youtube.com/user/greymantheatre
http://www.facebook.com/greymantheatreco

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PRESS QUOTES

"It's not the standard fare for Waco, so thanks to Greyman, a Baylor theater student creation, and thanks to director Kelsey Ervi and her small cast for a largely entertaining piece that mixed humor, wit and poignancy. ... Brown's and Tolbert's voices were nicely matched to the musical's pop scoring ... earnest, talented performance of fresh material. Here's hoping Greyman comes back with more." -WACO TRIBUNE-HERALD

"I found the play stunning. It brought up questions about God's role and why tragedies like childhood leukemia exist, but left the audience to come up with their own answers ... Seamless and professional in their work, a performance by this group is not to be missed." -BAYLOR LARIAT

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    You get to enjoy a cast hug after the show if you tell us you donated!

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    1 backer

    You get a personal thank-you email from one of the cast members • Cast Hug

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    You get a shout out on the Greyman Facebook page • Personal Thank-You Email from Cast Member • Cast Hug

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    2 backers

    Choose any Kooman & Dimond song, and we'll get you the sheet music! That's right. • Facebook Shout Out • Personal Thank-You Email from Cast Member • Cast Hug

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    1 backer

    You get a postcard signed by the cast and director AND the entire cast and creative team will accept you as a Facebook Friend • Facebook Shout Out • Personal Thank-You Email from Cast Member • Cast Hug

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    2 backers

    You get a handmade thank-you card crafted by the cast member of your choice • Facebook Friend Acceptance • Facebook Shout Out • Personal Thank-You Email from Cast Member • Cast Hug

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    5 backers Limited (10 left of 15)

    You get a matted and framed print of the original Greyman production poster for DANI GIRL, autographed by the cast PLUS a pre-show chat with the director and members of the cast OR if you live too far away, we'll video chat with you • Facebook Friend Acceptance • Facebook Shout Out • Personal Thank-You Email from Cast Member • Cast Hug

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    1 backer

    You get the Dramatis Personae page from the script signed by the cast AND a cast photo • Pre-Show Chat • Facebook Friend Acceptance • Facebook Shout Out • Personal Thank-You Email from Cast Member • Cast Hug

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    1 backer

    You get two tickets to the DANI GIRL performance of your choice at the Festival (pending availability) • Pre-Show Chat • Facebook Friend Acceptance • Facebook Shout Out • Personal Thank-You Email from Cast Member • Cast Hug

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    Are you ready for this? You get an invitation to a special open rehearsal in Waco for an inside look at what we do before we move the show to Dallas. Don’t live near Waco? We’ll record it and put together a little video with highlights just for you! Also, you get a signed photo of the cast and director PLUS a personal talkback session after the DANI GIRL Festival performance of your choosing PLUS one song of DANI GIRL sheet music (piano w/ vocal) of your choice AND a personal “thank you” phone call from the director • Facebook Friend Acceptance • Facebook Shout Out • Personal Thank-You Email from Cast Member • Cast Hug

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    You get a personalized thank-you note from an actor, a personalized email video of our company singing you “Happy Birthday” on your special day, AND a batch of homemade cookies from a cast member • Invitation to Rehearsal in Waco • Talkback Session • "Thank You" Call from Director • Facebook Friend Acceptance • Facebook Shout Out • Personal Thank-You Email from Cast Member • Cast Hug

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    Here's another big one! You get a delicious dessert delivered to your home or work (on a mutually agreeable day/time and within driving distance), one framed page from a cast member’s script, AND Dani or Marty will wear your name on her/his hospital bracelet during one DANI GIRL performance during the Festival • Birthday Video • Invitation to Rehearsal in Waco • Talkback Session • "Thank You" Call from Director • Facebook Friend Acceptance • Facebook Shout Out • Personal Thank-You Email from Cast Member • Cast Hug

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    7 backers

    AND THEY JUST KEEP GETTING BETTER! You get a framed DANI GIRL production photo signed by the cast, a personalized video thank-you greeting from Dani, a prop from the show, a thank-you voicemail left on your phone AND a personalized mixed CD made for you by the cast member of your choice PLUS you get the cover page of the script signed by the cast and director AND one disposable camera’s worth of photos (all for you!) taken during one rehearsal PLUS a book of sheet music of five DANI GIRL songs AND LAST BUT DEFINITELY NOT LEAST a super cool personalized wood cutout of the first letter of your name with all of your favorite things painted on it by Cast Member Sarah Winter (see video for examples) • Birthday Video • Invitation to Rehearsal in Waco • Talkback Session • "Thank You" Call from Director • Facebook Friend Acceptance • Facebook Shout Out • Personal Thank-You Email from Cast Member • Cast Hug

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    2 backers

    The director and members of the cast will bring wine and pizza to your home (within driving distance) and answer all your questions about the show and the process of producing and rehearsing it PLUS you get a Festival Pass (one admission to each Festival event, pending availability) • Video from Dani • Thank-You Voicemail • Birthday Video • Invitation to Rehearsal in Waco • Talkback Session • "Thank You" Call from Director • Facebook Friend Acceptance • Facebook Shout Out • Personal Thank-You Email from Cast Member • Cast Hug

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    You get a dozen delicious cupcakes from What About Cupcakes (Waco) OR Sprinkles (Dallas) AND one portrait or headshot session (with all of the edited photos on a disc) with Matt Tolbert or Kelsey Ervi, Greyman’s two professional photographers • Video from Dani • Thank-You Voicemail • Birthday Video • Invitation to Rehearsal in Waco • Talkback Session • "Thank You" Call from Director • Facebook Friend Acceptance • Facebook Shout Out • Personal Thank-You Email from Cast Member • Cast Hug

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    If you live in the Dallas or Waco areas, a DANI GIRL company member will do one of the following errands for you: pickup groceries/pharmacy/dry cleaning, send a few faxes, walk your dog(s), etc. We are welcome to proposed errands as well PLUS you get drinks with the actors after the performance of your choice AND a muted DVD of the original production with witty commentary from the cast and director PLUS an actor will wear a “[Your Name] is the reason I’m here!” shirt (and we’ll take pictures to prove it) to and from the show every day during the Festival • Portrait/Headshot Session • Video from Dani • Thank-You Voicemail • Birthday Video • Invitation to Rehearsal in Waco • Talkback Session • "Thank You" Call from Director • Facebook Friend Acceptance • Facebook Shout Out • Personal Thank-You Email from Cast Member • Cast Hug

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    0 backers Limited (2 left of 2)

    You get a ten-minute play written about you by Kelsey Ervi or Emily Megan Smith, two of Greyman’s incredible aspiring playwrights PLUS you can have Dani’s or Marty’s hospital bed after the Festival is over AND you get a private Q&A and photo session with the cast and director PLUS lunch with your choice of two cast members OR one cast member and the director (Dallas or Waco area only) • Portrait/Headshot Session • Video from Dani • Thank-You Voicemail • Birthday Video • Invitation to Rehearsal in Waco • "Thank You" Call from Director • Facebook Friend Acceptance • Facebook Shout Out • Personal Thank-You Email from Cast Member • Cast Hug

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    You can shadow the director for a day at an exclusive Waco rehearsal for an inside look at what we do before we move the show to Dallas AND get a Cue-and-A story about you on our Facebook page PLUS enjoy dinner with members of the cast before the show and we’ll foot the bill! • Ten-Minute Play • Private Q&A • Portrait/Headshot Session • Video from Dani • Thank-You Voicemail • Birthday Video • Invitation to Rehearsal in Waco • "Thank You" Call from Director • Facebook Friend Acceptance • Facebook Shout Out • Personal Thank-You Email from Cast Member • Cast Hug

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    Both Matt and Kelsey will shoot your wedding (up to six hours of coverage) AND you’ll receive digital files of all of the edited photos • Shadowing the Director • Cue-and-A Story • Ten-Minute Play • Private Q&A • Portrait/Headshot Session • Video from Dani • Thank-You Voicemail • Birthday Video • "Thank You" Call from Director • Facebook Friend Acceptance • Facebook Shout Out • Personal Thank-You Email from Cast Member • Cast Hug

Funding period

- (30 days)