Scott Shoemaker's War on Christmas is an all-star holiday theatrical spectacular coming to Re-Bar in Seattle, Washington, December 7th - 23rd, 2018.
We are established, independent producers in Seattle, best known for our long running cabaret show the Ms. Pak-Man Series, and we are thrilled to be bringing you our new holiday show. Scott Shoemaker's War on Christmas is a festive night of comedy, songs, dance and general insanity that will hopefully become a new holiday tradition for years to come!
What to expect from the show:
- A hilarious variety show that turns into an even more hilarious original story!
- The talents of Seattle superstars Ade, Waxie Moon, Mandy Price, and Faggedy Randy!
- Irreverent song parodies and original songs!
- Outlandish group dance numbers!
- Amazingly crafted costumes and sets!
- Devilish debauchery!
- Hallucinogenic special effects!
- An overdose of holiday cheer!
We have a proven track record of creating quality, well written shows with high production values, and we want to maintain that level of quality for this show. For the past five years, we've produced the Ms. Pak-Man series with a commitment to excellence and attention to detail that have made those shows a success, and we are creating The War on Christmas according to those same values. We feel our audiences deserve the amazing spectacle that we know we can create, but we need some additional investment to bring our vision to life.
What we need the money for:
We are investing at least $10,000 of our own money in addition to the Kickstarter goal we are asking for. Our personal investment will pay for our performers, crew, advertising, venue and all the typical costs that come with a producing a show. The Kickstarter money will be used for costumes, sets, lighting, audio equipment, video production and props that we will hopefully be able to use not only this year, but for years to come. Here are some of the details:
- Construction of at least 14 original costumes, many of which are elaborate and will require specialized design.
- A beautiful and stylish custom made set.
- The production of video elements for the show.
- Construction of special effects and mind blowing props.
- Specialized lights that need to be rented and purchased.
- Rental of wireless audio equipment.
The bare minimum we need to create these items and fulfill these needs is $5000.00. Any additional Kickstarter funds we may receive will allow us to more feasibly produce this show again next year and also add elements to the show that are currently out of our budget.
We have carefully planned our budget and we are confident we can create this sensational show to our standards with your help! We would be so grateful for any donation you would be willing to give, and it is our pledge to make it worth your while! Thank you so much!
Risks and challenges
There are risks with any project of this nature, but we are ready to do this show! The only obstacle we face now is funding. The costuming, sets and special effects are necessary for the show to be the quality our audiences deserve, and those elements are expensive. If we don't make our Kickstarter goal, we will probably not be able to put this show on again next year, and we will likely accumulate a significant amount of debt as a result. This show is not designed to be for profit, it is designed to be an INVESTMENT in future, longer runs.
We are going to make the show happen, one way or another! We just need your help to make it the best it can be and to hopefully create a new holiday tradition!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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