ALIEN VS. MUSICAL TAKES MANHATTAN!
The critically acclaimed and award-winning ALIEN VS. MUSICAL is finally coming to the place where theatre lives: NEW YORK CITY! Thanks to our past supporters and fans, we are one step closer to finding an OFF-BROADWAY home for our show.
ALIEN VS. MUSICAL will be one of the many featured productions at the upcoming NY WINTERFEST. Our show will have a special 3-show limited engagement with the festival at the Hudson Guild Theater in the Chelsea neighborhood of lower Manhattan, NYC. This exciting opportunity will hopefully open the door to a future production of ALIEN VS. MUSICAL in NYC.
PLEASE PLEDGE TODAY!
We have our dates! We are booked! BUT... we will only be able to make this production happen if we meet our minimum pledge goal!
THE ROAD TO NYC
To bring ALIEN VS. MUSICAL to a major New York City venue and produce a unique and immersive theatrical experience!
√ STEP 1: COMPLETED! -- Create and produce ALIEN VS. MUSICAL with an amazing cast, crew, and creative team that can help bring our vision to life.
√ STEP 2: COMPLETED! -- To workshop a full-length version of AVM with enhanced and upgraded effects, costumes, and creature designs.
STEP 3: CURRENT PHASE! -- Premiere ALIEN VS. MUSICAL at a prominent NEW YORK CITY theater festival or showcase. In this case, the New York Theater Festival - Winterfest in January 2019 at the Hudson Guild Theater in Manhattan, NYC!
STEP 4: AFTER THE FESTIVAL -- Find a home in an OFF-BROADWAY theater and produce a FULL-RUN of AVM.
STEP 5: TAKE OVER THE WORLD! -- To take the show on tour, book in multiple venues across the country, and eventually the world!
HOW YOUR PLEDGE WILL HELP!
Your donation today will provide us with the budget we need to produce the very best version of ALIEN VS. MUSICAL in our OFF-BROADWAY DEBUT at the upcoming New York Theater Festival in January of 2019. This 3 performance showcase is just the beginning as we hope to follow this limited engagement with a FULL-RUN at an OFF-BROADWAY VENUE!
To make this happen, your donation will cover:
- Rehearsal Space and Technical Expenses
- Props, Costumes, Creature Design & Maintenance
- Cast, Crew, Creative Team, & Musicians
- Boring, yet vitally important things like Insurance, Shipping, Storage, Transportation, and other essential fees.
$10,000: Our minimum budget needed to produce the upcoming 3-show debut at the Hudson Guild Theater in NYC.
$15,000: Covers our 3-show debut PLUS will help with storage, travel expenses, and promotion for the festival showcase and a future FULL-RUN at an OFF-BROADWAY VENUE.
$20,000 and up: Covers our 3-show debut PLUS provides initial management, advertising, and workshop production costs needed for a future FULL-RUN at an OFF-BROADWAY VENUE.
DONATE TODAY and JOIN US on our JOURNEY!
We are SO CLOSE to making our dream of bringing ALIEN VS. MUSICAL to a permanent Off-Broadway venue. You can be a part of making that dream come true! Every little bit helps. Donate today, spread the word, and be sure to follow us on social media!
PERFORMANCE and TICKET INFO
ALIEN VS. MUSICAL - presented by NYWinterfest 2019
Monday, January 14th @ 6:15pm
Friday, January 18th @ 9:00pm
Sunday, January 20th @ 3:30pm
Hudson Guild Theater - 441W 26th St., New York, NY 10001
Tickets on sale now at: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3745593
MEET THE CREATIVE TEAM
(Book Writer, Composer, Lyricist, Producer)
An alumni of Berklee College of Music in Boston and owner of Pretzyl Music, Erik's musical theatre works include: A Song for Christmas, The Velveteen Rabbit, Class of ‘90 – The Musical, The Kingdom that Couldn’t Sleep, Christmas In Neverland, and Thumbelina. His show Princesses was presented at the 2012 ASCAP/Dreamworks Musical Theatre Workshop hosted by Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pocahontas). Erik made his Off-Broadway debut with his new mini-musical, Pellets, Cherries, and Lies: The Pac Man Story at The 47th Street Theatre in Manhattan, NYC and debuted his newest holiday musical, The world premiere of Alien Vs. Musical debuted at the 2015 Hollywood Fringe Festival where it received 10 nominations and winning Best World Premiere Production, Outstanding Songwriting, and the Encore Producer's Award. (@pretzylmusic)
(Book Writer, Creature Designer and Effects)
Steve has worked as an animator, cartoonist and graphic designer for over twenty years. His love of puppetry and the ability to draw led to an interesting side career of designing puppets for the television show Glee, the Nike MVPuppets, Boost Mobile television commercials and Trace Adkin’s music video “Brown Chicken Brown Cow.” He co-owns a puppet shop which builds puppets for the Stage, Commercials, as well as for TV and Film in Valencia, CA. (@melonpool)
Tyler Spicer is a NYC based Director for Theatre and Film. He is currently directing a workshop of LADY M, a new adaptation of Shakespeare's Macbeth. He is also producing and directing THYUCIDIDES, a short film based on the award winning play by Drew Fornarola and Scott Elmgreen. Other Directing credits include: PharmaBro (Off-Broadway), This Gonna Be On The Test, Miss? (Tour), an immersive adaptation of Oscar Wilde's Salome, Medea Abridged (Adpt. by Tyler Spicer), and Jack and Jill (by Sarah Hammond).
Tyler co-created and directs Madame Mathieu's Soiree, a recurring avant-garde variety, which has featured and developed the work of over 30 broadway professionals and 150 emerging artists. Spicer is also a producer for the Soiree's Denovan Residencies: two six-month-long comprehensive development opportunities for emerging experimental artists.
Tyler works regularly as an assistant director for both theatre and film. Recent projects include the Eugene O'Neill Center's concert presentation of Tales of The City at Broadway's Music Box Theatre directed by Travis Greisler and DISH produced by Melodie Sisk. Other assisting includes: The View Upstairs (Dir. Scott Ebersold), PublicWork's Twelfth Night (Dir. Kwame Kwei-Armah), and Who's Your Baghdaddy? (Dir. Marshall Pailet).
Risks and challenges
Our last fundraising effort not only was a success, but the production that was funded to get us to this exciting opportunity exceeded our expectations! Of course, there is always risk when it comes to the world of theater. This time, we are literally moving this show away from its roots and off to the big leagues: NYC.
There will be exciting and enduring challenges to mount this brand new production. The show will be entirely produced in NYC with a new cast and crew. The creators will be coordinating producing and development duties from coast-to-coast to ensure a smooth transition to AVM's new home in NYC. We will be working toward building up a strong presence in order to ensure a future off-Broadway production which will hopefully lead to even bigger opportunities.
However, with all the risks and challenges that come with live theater, we have the momentum of 2 highly successful, sold-out, critically acclaimed productions carrying us toward our goal. With your help, we are very confident that our show will continue that success.
So join us once again on this journey and support ALIEN VS. MUSICAL!
* Please note that travel and accommodations are not included with any of the supporter packages.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter