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Season 3 of Fall of the House of Sunshine the award winning comedy musical audio drama podcast
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 "a bingeworthy comedy podcast ... an impressively ambitious show, with a complicated story arc and clever original songs." -- Refinery29 (Funniest Comedy Podcasts To Listen To Right Now, 2019) 

THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF SUNSHINE IS BACK!

Greetings Traveler! Have you heard the good word?  Fall of the House of Sunshine - the award-winning musical comedy podcast that The New York Times calls “manically incomprehensible” - is returning for a 3rd and final season! Tooth be praised!

Sunshine, one of the first musical podcasts ever, is a totally unique auditory roller coaster ride - a murder mystery whodunnit that quickly unravels into a lovingly crafted world of action, adventure, noir and musical comedy shenanigans. Featuring a cast of Tony- and Emmy- nominated actors and voice actors from Broadway and Prime Time television, immersive audio production, and a fully orchestrated soundtrack with over 110 musical numbers through the first two seasons, Fall of the House of Sunshine has built a singular podcast experience for your singular (doubular?) ears.

And it’s totally free, and totally ad-free.

Created in 2016 by local schlubs Jonathan Goldberg (book) and Matt roi Berger (lyrics and music), Sunshine has been a labor of love - expensive, back-breaking love - for 27 glorious full episodes, plus multiple addendum, world-building extras, fan-appreciation episodes, and more for a grand total of 87 podcasts in the stream! And they’ve enjoyed every minute of it. Their goal now is to create a third - and final - season that will finish each story arc and wrap up the questions left hanging from seasons one and two.

And like the jump from season one to two - which saw the episodes double in length, plus the addition of two standalone-ish totally musical episodes, all while maintaining the highest standard for audio quality and storytelling - they want season three, with a planned release of Spring 2020, to be even better.

That’s where you - glorious, wonderful you, come in.

 "It’s a wild, kinetic listen with so many surreal moving parts and rapidfire jokes ... something entirely unique and exhilarating. " Wil Williams, DiscoverPods 

WHY WE NEED YOUR HELP

Before we even turn on the microphones, the 'Bergs spend 6+ months writing, editing and table reading every episode and song, scheduling the recording process and organizing the release schedule.  They do it themselves to keep costs down before entering the studio.

The podcast has always been, and will remain, ad-free.  So while the writers receive no profit from the show, the expenses of creating something like Sunshine can really add up.

First and foremost, Sunshine thrives on the work of our incredible production team. In Season 2, that was the incredible trio of Marcus Bagalå, Will Melones and “Ramblin” Rob Heath. If you enjoyed the the audio quality and pacing last season, you have them to thank. Raising the funds for Season Three will support us in

  •  Recording - It takes two weeks of 10-hour days (with some pick ups) to record a season of Sunshine! The production team makes sure we are on schedule and getting the takes and quality audio we need for the show and the schedule to work.
  •  Assembly - We record Sunshine out of order to account for our amazing actors’ schedules, and the production team has to both make sure we get every last line recorded, and then, weeks later, put it all back together.
  •  Mixing - Each episode takes multiple weeks of edits. First, a basic edit for notes on takes, then tireless hours spent tweaking for pacing and comedic timing.
  •  Sound Design - Half of our storytelling happens when folks stop talking, and our team does amazing work to create a 100% audio world that breathes and lives and supports the action.
  •  Mastering - Actors record over multiple weeks, and sing and talk into different kinds of microphones. In addition, the musical numbers occupy a totally different audio space then our scenes. Our team masters the audio so that everything sounds like it was recorded in the same space at the same time at the same levels - even when two actors record weeks apart due to scheduling conflicts.
  •  Hosting - We pay for a Soundcloud Pro account to host the RSS feed, as well as our website where we post cast bios, lyrics and scripts.  We also pay for Dropbox and Slack to facilitate the production process.

But there wouldn’t be anything to edit if we didn’t first have our incredible, award-winning cast!

 "aggressively weird ... totally hilarious and engaging" Constant Listener 

Since the beginning, we’ve been lucky / thankful / blessed to have the willing voices of so many Broadway belters, television regulars and voice acting superstars. Each actor is compensated for their contributions (as they of course should be) and they each own a portion of income for the music they record for the show. By supporting the show - here, or when you download our music! - you are supporting the hardest working cast in Tooth and Puppet-based musical comedy audio drama.

In addition to all this, your backing will fund production costs including Recording Space, Equipment, Script and Sheet Music Printing, and numerous other expenses that pop up when you are creating a musical podcast.

A season of Sunshine usually costs the creators around $10,000. However, we are asking for your support to raise just half of that, $5000, while we seek to raise funds ourselves as we always have.

That said, we have numerous Stretch Goals that will unlock secret episodes and more. If we can raise the full $10,000 here on KickStarter, you will see an expanded season, full of extra goodies and music for all!

STRETCH GOALS

6K – A bonus mini episode every week that connects to the main show.

7K – Season 2 Commentaries with cast and crew as well as Mommentaries where Jonathan’s mom will listen and try to explain the episode.  (She hasn’t heard it and doesn’t really “get” the show.)

8K – A special cross-over event with What’s the Frequency in the non-canon adventure Dankent Megahertz.  

9K – A special enamel pin for all backers pledging over $25.

10K – A special one-of-a-kind shirt for all backers pledging over $25.

12K – Weekly mini episodes EVERY week day that tie in to the main show. That’s a lot of sunshine!

15K -- An ebook of all Brushtown and Fuzztown stories with illustrations.

20K – A special live show in NY that will be live streamed and recorded and given to all backers!

 "One of the weirdest, most delightful audio dramas I’ve ever listened to ... it quickly became one of my favorites. It holds a special place in my heart right next to similar musicals like The Rocky Horror Picture Show."  -- The Fantasy Inn 

THANK YOU!

We are immensely grateful to all our listeners and to you for your support. Please consider backing, and spreading the word about the KickStarter. With your help, Season 3 will come to life, and our long, strange story will be brought to a fitting conclusion!

And fear not!  If Spring 2020 seems too far away to get your Sunshine fix, tune into the stream this Summer and Fall for Fuzztown stories - a series of stories and monologues that build and expand on the Season 2 universe much like Brushtown Stories did for Season 1!

We love you!  Thanks for listening - and have a Suntabulous Bicuspid of a Day!

Winner of multiple 2018 Audioverse Awards

Winner of the 2018 Silver Squeaky Pickle Award

Official Gold Selection of the Hear Now Festival

Risks and challenges

Making a podcast as ambitious as The Fall of the House of Sunshine has many risks - but we have two seasons of experience behind us, as well as 35 weeks of main storyline production schedule that have all been released on time, all with the highest standard of audio production. We operate a schedule that is finalized months ahead of time, with scripts and music finished a full half-year before release, so nothing is left to chance. In addition, we are raising money to pay the best professionals we know to lovingly craft this show, and their talents on the first two seasons speak for themselves. If we reach our funding goal, expect Season Three - the final season of Sunshine - in your ears Spring 2020.

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    The Honest Tooth

    Get a Twitter Shout out with a special title in either the Guardians of Toothdom Brigade or The Defenders of Fuzzidom Society! (Your Choice!)

    + Updates and messages from Sunshine's creators as we work to fund the show!

    Includes:
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    • Updates from the Creators!
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    Let's Get Digital!

    Short, Private (Password Protected) Behind the Scene Doc of Season 3

    Sunshine Theme (Season 1) Ringtones

    All Digital Images from Sunshine thus far (Episode covers from Seasons 1 and 2)

    Plus All Previous Rewards!

    Includes:
    • Digital images
    • Behind the Scenes Documentary
    • Sunshine Ringtones
    • Twitter Shout out!
    • Updates from the Creators!
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    A Special Letter for You

    A Page from the Master Checklist Script (used to make sure every line has been recorded), signed by Jonathan with a personal note to the Backer

    Chords and Lyrics for Backer’s favorite Sunshine song, signed by Matt roi with a personal note to the Backer

    A Coupon to Stubby’s Subs, Lightly Used

    A Backers Only Sticker Pack

    Karaoke Tracks of our 30 most-popular Sunshine Songs from Seasons 1 and 2 - chosen by Backers!

    PDFs of episodes from Season 1 and 2

    Plus All Previous Rewards!

    Includes:
    • Digital images
    • Twitter Shout out!
    • Signed Page from the Script
    • Karaoke Tracks
    • Signed Chord Sheet for a Sunshine Song (of YOUR Choice!)
    • A Stubby's Sub Coupon
    • Sunshine Sticker Pack
    • Behind the Scenes Documentary
    • Sunshine Ringtones
    • PDFs of Scripts from Season 1 and 2
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    Something to Wear While You Dance

    T-Shirt from our Tee Public site (https://www.teepublic.com/stores/fall-of-the-house-of-sunshine)

    “Greatest Hits Box Set” of 30 Fan Favorite Songs from Seasons 1 and 2 (Chosen by Backers!)

    PDFs of all Season 3 Scripts

    Ask Lymen! Send us a Question about the Greater World of Sunshine and Lymen will record a podcast explaining the answer!

    Season 1 Commentaries from Lymen Keys

    Plus all Previous Rewards!

    Includes:
    • Lyman Keys Commentaries
    • An Official Sunshine T-Shirt
    • Fan Chosen Greatest Hits Digital Box Set from First Two Seasons
    • PDFs of Season 3 Scripts
    • Ask Lymen! Episodes
    • A Stubby's Sub Coupon
    • Behind the Scenes Documentary
    • Digital images
    • Sunshine Ringtones
    • Sunshine Sticker Pack
    • Twitter Shout out!
    • Updates from the Creators!
    • Karaoke Tracks
    • PDFs of Scripts from Season 1 and 2
    • Signed Chord Sheet for a Sunshine Song (of YOUR Choice!)
    • Signed Page from the Script
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    Defender of the Fuzz!

    Get a handmade scarf crocheted by Kellie Fitzgerald producer! This scarf is the official garment of the Furry Fury Society of the Shambling Shag - the political arm of the Fuzzigentigans. Show off your power and fuzz with this limited edition one of a kind scarf! Kellie will contact you about colors!

    Includes:
    • Handmade Scarf - emblem of the Fuzz!
    • Karaoke Tracks
    • Lyman Keys Commentaries
    • Twitter Shout out!
    • Digital images
    • A Stubby's Sub Coupon
    • Ask Lymen! Episodes
    • An Official Sunshine T-Shirt
    • Behind the Scenes Documentary
    • Fan Chosen Greatest Hits Digital Box Set from First Two Seasons
    • PDFs of Scripts from Season 1 and 2
    • PDFs of Season 3 Scripts
    • Signed Chord Sheet for a Sunshine Song (of YOUR Choice!)
    • Signed Page from the Script
    • Sunshine Ringtones
    • Sunshine Sticker Pack
    • Updates from the Creators!
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    Sponsor an Addendum Episode!!

    Have your product, loved one, pet, yourself or whatever you like (within reason) be the official sponsor of one of our addendum episodes! We will give it a shout out at the top of the show saying: "Today's episode is sponsored by

    " And then there will be a 20 second minimum Lyman Keys ad at the end. Finally be a big shot and have your message spread along with the fuzzy warm joys of an addendum episode!

    *we reserve the right to deny any product/person/organization if they do not fit with the ethos of the show

    Includes:
    • Sponsor an Addendum Episode!
    • A Stubby's Sub Coupon
    • An Official Sunshine T-Shirt
    • Ask Lymen! Episodes
    • Backer Q-n-A
    • Behind the Scenes Documentary
    • Dial-A-Pangla
    • Digital images
    • Fan Chosen Greatest Hits Digital Box Set from First Two Seasons
    • Karaoke Tracks
    • Lyman Keys Commentaries
    • PDFs of Scripts from Season 1 and 2
    • PDFs of Season 3 Scripts
    • Pangla Mix Tape
    • Signed Chord Sheet for a Sunshine Song (of YOUR Choice!)
    • Signed Page from the Script
    • Sunshine Ringtones
    • Sunshine Sticker Pack
    • Twitter Shout out!
    • Updates from the Creators!
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    Sponsor an Episode!

    Have your product, loved one, pet, yourself or whatever you like (within reason) be the official sponsor of one of our full episodes! We will give it a shout out at the top of the show saying: "Today's episode is sponsored by

    " And then there will be a 20 second minimum Lyman Keys ad at the end. Finally be a big shot and have your message spread along with the fuzzy warm joys of an addendum episode!

    *we reserve the right to deny any product/person/organization if they do not fit with the ethos of the show

    Includes:
    • Sponsor an Episode!
    • A Stubby's Sub Coupon
    • An Official Sunshine T-Shirt
    • Ask Lymen! Episodes
    • Backer Q-n-A
    • Behind the Scenes Documentary
    • Dial-A-Pangla
    • Digital images
    • Fan Chosen Greatest Hits Digital Box Set from First Two Seasons
    • Karaoke Tracks
    • Lyman Keys Commentaries
    • PDFs of Scripts from Season 1 and 2
    • PDFs of Season 3 Scripts
    • Pangla Mix Tape
    • Signed Chord Sheet for a Sunshine Song (of YOUR Choice!)
    • Signed Page from the Script
    • Sunshine Ringtones
    • Sunshine Sticker Pack
    • Twitter Shout out!
    • Updates from the Creators!
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    There Are No Small Parts -- Just YOU!

    Always wanted to be a voice on The Fall of the House of Sunshine? Now you can! Pad your resume, confuse your friends! Join the weird world as a brand new character! No singing required just dialogue! So don't worry but we do want to add your golden pipes to our show's brass!

    *Must be able to record clean audio some conditions apply

    Includes:
    • Cameo Role!
    • Behind the Scenes Documentary
    • Backer Q-n-A
    • Signed Chord Sheet for a Sunshine Song (of YOUR Choice!)
    • A Stubby's Sub Coupon
    • An Official Sunshine T-Shirt
    • Ask Lymen! Episodes
    • Digital images
    • Dial-A-Pangla
    • Karaoke Tracks
    • Lyman Keys Commentaries
    • PDFs of Scripts from Season 1 and 2
    • PDFs of Season 3 Scripts
    • Pangla Mix Tape
    • Signed Page from the Script
    • Sunshine Sticker Pack
    • Sunshine Ringtones
    • Twitter Shout out!
    • Updates from the Creators!
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    The Star of the Story? You!

    You will be the star of your own Brushtown or Fuzztown Story! We'll ask you some questions and then Jonathan will craft an original story weaving you into the world of the Fall of the House of Sunshine! Where will you end up? In Fuzzopolis? New Molar? Who knows! Find out by becoming part of the world! Also makes a great gift to turn someone you love (or hate) into a character in a story!

    In addition! Your episode will have a song ABOUT YOU written by Matt roi. It will contain some facts that we make up about you, and some real things too, we guess.

    Includes:
    • An original song written and composed for you!
    • An Official Sunshine T-Shirt
    • A Stubby's Sub Coupon
    • Ask Lymen! Episodes
    • Backer Q-n-A
    • A Brushtown or Fuzztown story about YOU!
    • Behind the Scenes Documentary
    • Dial-A-Pangla
    • Digital images
    • Fan Chosen Greatest Hits Digital Box Set from First Two Seasons
    • Karaoke Tracks
    • Lyman Keys Commentaries
    • PDFs of Scripts from Season 1 and 2
    • PDFs of Season 3 Scripts
    • Pangla Mix Tape
    • Signed Chord Sheet for a Sunshine Song (of YOUR Choice!)
    • Signed Page from the Script
    • Sunshine Ringtones
    • Sunshine Sticker Pack
    • Twitter Shout out!
    • Updates from the Creators!
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    Sponsor the Season!

    Sponsor the Season - You, an Executive Producer of the Show, will hear your name, as well as a little story or fake fact about you, at the end of EVERY episode this season! At your convenience (and ours) Matt roi will cook you dinner in Brooklyn, NY and Jonathan will regale you with his stories from the war (that he made up).

    How you get to Brooklyn will be up to you, but we will show you a great time while you're here.

    Includes:
    • SPONSOR THE SEASON!
    • A Stubby's Sub Coupon
    • An Official Sunshine T-Shirt
    • An original song written and composed for you!
    • Ask Lymen! Episodes
    • Backer Q-n-A
    • Behind the Scenes Documentary
    • Dial-A-Pangla
    • Digital images
    • Fan Chosen Greatest Hits Digital Box Set from First Two Seasons
    • Karaoke Tracks
    • Lyman Keys Commentaries
    • PDFs of Scripts from Season 1 and 2
    • PDFs of Season 3 Scripts
    • Pangla Mix Tape
    • Signed Chord Sheet for a Sunshine Song (of YOUR Choice!)
    • Signed Page from the Script
    • Sunshine Ringtones
    • Sunshine Sticker Pack
    • Twitter Shout out!
    • Updates from the Creators!
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    The Pangla Pack!

    Personalized Mixtape - Pangla will make you a personalized mix CD of her thoughts, aspirations, what she's listening to and samples from that demo she made when she was stuck in the shoebox.

    Dial-A-Pangla - Backers get a 5 minute call with their favorite character, Pangla

    Backer Q-n-A - Backers get a 15 minute call with a ‘Berg to ask anything about the show.

    These calls will be turned into special bonus contact for the show, with the Backer featured on the pod!

    Includes:
    • Pangla Mix Tape
    • Dial-A-Pangla
    • Backer Q-n-A
    • A Stubby's Sub Coupon
    • An Official Sunshine T-Shirt
    • Ask Lymen! Episodes
    • Behind the Scenes Documentary
    • Digital images
    • Fan Chosen Greatest Hits Digital Box Set from First Two Seasons
    • Karaoke Tracks
    • Lyman Keys Commentaries
    • PDFs of Scripts from Season 1 and 2
    • PDFs of Season 3 Scripts
    • Signed Chord Sheet for a Sunshine Song (of YOUR Choice!)
    • Signed Page from the Script
    • Sunshine Ringtones
    • Sunshine Sticker Pack
    • Twitter Shout out!
    • Updates from the Creators!
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