What is The Untold Tale?
Inspired by "The Tales of Beedle the Bard" by J.K. Rowling, The Untold tale of Beedle the Bard is an intimate operetta which takes the audience on a journey through the previously unknown life of Beedle; a Wizard, book seller and teller of tall tales. As Beedle grows from boy to man, the five tales which will become his legacy mirror rites of passage in his own life. Through these tales, he learns valuable lessons about love, loss, joy and what it means to be truly alive. The production is set in the round and will include a live orchestra and seven cast members playing multiple roles.
The Untold Tale of Beedle the Bard will be performed at Ascendio, a Harry Potter convention in Orlando, FL in July 2012.
Why do we need your help?
Even though The Untold Tale is a minimalistic production, we still have a few costs we need to cover. We need costumes, props, and makeup, as well as trunks to put on stage to hold the costumes and props! We also need to rent an upright bass in Orlando (because there's no way my bassist can get one down from MD) which is going to cost about $250.
We have several hundred dollars added into our budget so we can actually GIVE you awesome merchandise such as t-shirts (have you ever tried to custom order t-shirts? They're expensive!) and program books. The buffer money is also there to cover unforseen expenses (trust me, they come up.)
Any extra money that we raise from this campaign will be used to fund props and costumes (that we'd like to have but can't quite afford right now) as well as extra cool merch such as full-color program books and multiple t-shirt designs.
Awesome rewards? F Yes!
Besides our awesome rewards and the fantastic musical production, anyone who backs our show will get exclusive content such as song demos and sneak peeks!
Thank you so much for your donations! Love will Prevail, always <3
--Lena Gabrielle and Rachel Keeler--
UPDATE: Initial Goal Reached!!!!
Thank you guys SO SO SO much for all of your donations! We have reached our $750 initial goal in under two days! MERLIN'S PANTS!
Additional donations are GREATLY appreciated, especially since prizes such as the Beedle the Bard book are Kickstarter only, and we will have limited program books available at the show (since they're SO expensive to make, we'll probably only make 25 or so more beyond the Kickstarter costs!
Remember, if you back the musical in any capacity, you will get exclusive demo and behind-the-scenes content!!! I'll be posting our first demo for backers in the next day or two :)
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