UPDATE: Thanks to all of our generous donors who have participated so far, we have reached our initial goal of $1500.
Of course, all proceeds from this campaign will be divided among the 16 members of our cast and backstage crew, so we’d really like to raise well over that target to more adequately compensate these dedicated performers.
Ideally, we’d like to reach $2500, so for this final week we’re announcing a bonus for all our backers if we reach that amount.
In addition to the existing backer rewards, when we reach our target of $2500, we will also give every backer at the $25 level and above a We Are Wyld Stallyns guitar pick and a signed promotional photo.
Also, due to printing deadlines, we will be unable to include donors who pledge after 10 AM Monday, March 26th in the first printing of the show program. We will include those names in subsequent printings. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but hope you will understand.
We Are Wyld Stallyns or: How Bill and Ted Saved the Worldis an original musical by Meagan Piccochi, that answers the question of what happened after the Bill and Ted films of the 80’s and 90’s and how exactly they saved the world with their music. The show presents a bird’s eye view of the critical points of time that carried Wyld Stallyns into fictional infamy—from the first recording session to the band’s (and Earth's) near downfall at the hands of the nefarious death metal group, Creeping Rusty Meat—hiding a secret of their own— and culminates in an epic rock duel of triumphant proportions live on stage!
Meagan is the incoming artistic director for New Millennium Theatre Company. She has previously worked with the company as lyricist/composer on The Texas Chainsaw Musical, Cubicle: An Office Space Musical and Manos: Rock Opera of Fate, among other projects. We Are Wyld Stallyns will be her first project as both writer and director.
This show will also feature not one, but TWO LIVE BANDS!!! And it's due to those two bands and the rest of our incredible cast that we're starting this Kickstarter campaign. You see, we'd like to pay our cast for all their hard work and long hours of rehearsal (not to mention lugging their instruments and equipment back and forth every week). As such, we pledge every dollar raised here (minus the costs of the rewards incentives) will go to our cast!
We truly appreciate your support and have put together some great rewards packages for all our backers. We hope you will contribute to our production of We Are Wyld Stallyns or: How Bill and Ted Saved the World. And remember, it's all going to support our starving actors and musicians!
Also, don't forget that New Millennium Theatre Company is a 501(c)(3) non-profit ogranizations, so all donations are tax-deductible.
Rehearsals have just begun and we are so excited to bring this show to Chicago this spring, performing March 30th through April 22nd.
Until then, Be Excellent to Each Other!
Party on, dudes!
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