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About this project

We’re holding a public reading of LUBE: A MODERN LOVE STORY on October 1st, 2016, 7 pm at San Diego’s LGBT Center. LUBE is a new gay-themed musical. It's a Boy meets Boy, Boy loses Boy story that includes a few twists along the way. It’s set in modern times (2014) at a fictitious high school in Amarillo, Texas.

The show addresses the experience of growing up gay in a bigoted world, dealing with the decision whether to stay in or come out of the closet, bullying, prejudice, and religious persecution. But it also deals with coming out, friendship, changing attitudes, and ultimately acceptance – especially what is sometimes the hardest of all: self-acceptance. You'll meet straights, gays, bisexuals, and even a drag queen or two.

This gay romp is loaded with humor, witty lyrics, and catchy music that will make you want to sing along. Join Andy and Manny as they meet, fall in love, and then fall apart due to the influences of their friends and family. Will they ever get back together, or will they decide to hide their sexuality and live lives full of despair and lies?

The only way to find out is to see the show! Or at least listen to it (this is a READING, after all). So why do we need to raise $25,000 to hold a reading? We want to hire an LGBT Celebrity to host , and since this is a musical there are a lot of costs related to the music! Plus, we want to make a splash, a big splash that will help propel us all the way to BROADWAY!!

LUBE provides positive role models and interesting characters in an entertainment package that will have audiences singing along and leaving the theater feeling inspired and uplifted. It closely aligns with the “It Gets Better” Project with a message to at-risk gay youth that it does, in fact, get better. And as Queen Angel says to one troubled gay kid in the play, “Just love yourself; the rest will fall in place.”

It’s finally time for this new genre, the gay musical – starting gay teens, about growing up gay, written by a gay man, and intended for gay and gay-supportive audiences – to make its debut. Noises off… Curtain!!

Lube: A Modern Love Story"Just love yourself, the rest will fall in place"

http://lubemusical.com

Please, follow us on Social Media:
Facebook: /LubeMusical
Twitter: /LubeMusical / @LubeMusical / #LubeMusical
Instagram: /lube_musical
Vimeo: /lubemusical

Risks and challenges

We will hold the reading whether or not we fully fund the Reading thorugh Kickstarter. However, if we fail to raise the capital needed, the resulting event will be a bare bones production, rather than the media event we are hopoing for. Here's how the money stacks up:

Auditorium Rental 375
Sound system 50
Insurance 100
Liquor license 50
MC honorarium 7500
5-star hotel for MC 500
Limo service 250
Food 250
Drink 100
Alcohol 250
Trash bags 50
Playbill printing 150
Poster printing 150
Advertisement 250
30 stem purple roses 200
Recording studio @ 60/hr 600
Actors 1000
Musical director honorarium 1000
Composer honorarium 1000
Sound guy 150
Musicians 500
Complimentary champagne 250
Photography 500
Printing scripts 300
Printing music 300
CD duplication - Digipack (200) 600
ASL honorarium 250
T-shirts for volunteers 250
Transportation for Composer 250
Hotel overnight for Composer (2 rooms) 325
Kickstarter Fees 2500
Taxes 5000
Raffle prizes Donations
Bartenders Volunteers
Transportation Volunteers
Documentary Volunteers
Clean up crew Volunteers
Ushers Volunteers

TOTAL 25000

The biggest reason we are using Kickstarter is that if we can fund this campaign, we can hire an LGBTQ Celebrity to Emcee the event. That would allow us to get a ton more publicity and bring national attention to what we're trying to accomplish. We know who we want, but that person hasn't yet agreed to participate so we don't want to name him or her. However, once the campaing is fully funded, and if we are ab le to confirm the booking date with his or her agent, we will update this page with an announcement of who will be the host of this very exciting evening of entertainment.

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    11" X 17" Lube: A Modern Love Story Poster and a fabulous Lube wristband in our signature pink color with our motto embossed that says "Just love yourself; the rest will fall in place."

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    A table with seating for six people at the reading being held on October 1, 2016, 7 pm, at San Diego's LGBTQ Center and six fabulous Lube wristbands in our signature pink color with our motto embossed that says "Just love yourself; the rest will fall in place."

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    Two regular seating tickets to the reading being held on October 1, 2016, 7 pm, at San Diego's LGBTQ Center and two fabulous Lube wristbands in our signature pink color with our motto embossed that says "Just love yourself; the rest will fall in place."

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    Two Front-Row seating tickets to the reading being held on October 1, 2016, 7 pm, at San Diego's LGBTQ Center, a Limo ride to and from the event, overnight stay at a 4-5 star hotel in San Diego, and two fabulous Lube wristbands in our signature pink color with our motto embossed that says "Just love yourself; the rest will fall in place."

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