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Great Frontier is a comedy musical that re-tells the story of Lewis and Clark’s famous expedition without any historical accuracy.
Great Frontier is a comedy musical that re-tells the story of Lewis and Clark’s famous expedition without any historical accuracy.
Great Frontier is a comedy musical that re-tells the story of Lewis and Clark’s famous expedition without any historical accuracy.
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Great Frontier is a comedy musical that re-tells the story of Lewis and Clark’s famous expedition without any historical accuracy. The show was written by comedians, Kevin Froleiks and Patrick J. Reilly, and will be making its off-off-Broadway premiere at the NY Theatre Festival’s Summerfest in July 2017.  

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The show runs for approximately 90 minutes and features 16 original songs.  

In Great Frontier, Lewis and Clark are two losers who have never left their hometown. Meriwether Lewis dreams of doing something special with his life, and finally gets his chance when Thomas Jefferson sends Lewis out to discover the Pacific Ocean, along with his best friend, William Clark, of course. Later they meet Sacagawea, a member of the Shoshone tribe, who offers to guide them out west in order to satisfy her own desire to be a great explorer. Will Lewis and Clark prove to everyone back home that they are great explorers? Can Sacagawea show the world that girls can be great explorers too? Is Thomas Jefferson the great president we’ve been led to believe he is? We actually have no idea. This show has been very poorly researched.  

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 Tickets are available now on BrownPaperTickets.com for all three performances at the NY Theatre Festival’s Summerfest on July 24th, July 28th, and July 30th!

***STRETCH GOAL***

We have 3 days left, so let's try and raise as much money as possible! We're only a week away from the first show and we're still buying props and costumes. With a little more money we can buy nicer props and fancier costumes! How fancy? That's up to you!  

So we're trying to get another $250! So, we'll have $3,250 in total.  

If we get to our new goal, anyone who donates $40 or more will receive a video copy of the show.

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Risks and challenges

This is our first real production of Great Frontier. We did a live reading back in October of 2016, but this will be a completely off-book performance complete with costumes, props, and (oh yeah) a real theatre!

We have already begun rehearsing and by July we plan to have the show in amazing shape for everyone in attendance!

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    You get a shout out on the podcast, We Wrote a Musical, and a thank you in our Playbill. We'll also give you an MP3 download of the demo tapes from Great Frontier.

    The demo tapes are a recording of Kevin and Patrick singing some songs from the show.

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    Podcast mention, Playbill Thank You, Digital Copy of the Demo Recordings, Digital Copies of Pat and Kevin's comedy albums.

    Patrick will also draw any historical figure you want, but as an adorable fat cartoon character.

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    • Shout out on our podcast, We Wrote A Musical!
    • Kevin and Patrick's comedy albums - Digital Download
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    You'll get all the above stuff (comedy ep's, demo tracks, thank you's and shout outs) and we'll send you a signed copy of the script!

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    • Kevin and Patrick's comedy albums - Digital Download
    • Patrick will draw you a fat historical figure of your choosing!
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    We'll order your ticket and email you the e-ticket for the performance of your choice, either July 24, 28, or 30.

    We'll also thank you in our Playbill and on our podcast.

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    Destined for Greatness!

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    You get EVERYTHING mentioned above!

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    Includes:
    • Shout out on our podcast, We Wrote A Musical!
    • Kevin and Patrick's comedy albums - Digital Download
    • Patrick will draw you a fat historical figure of your choosing!
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    Everything mentioned above, plus Kevin will write you your own theme song!

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    • Patrick will draw you a fat historical figure of your choosing!
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    • Kevin will write you a theme song
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    You like us! You really like us!

    You get everything! But instead of just 1 ticket to the show, you get 4 tickets to the performance(s) of your choice!

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    • Kevin and Patrick's comedy albums - Digital Download
    • Kevin will write you a theme song
    • Patrick will draw you a fat historical figure of your choosing!
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    • 4 e-Tickets to the performance(s) of your choosing
    • Kevin and Patrick's comedy albums - Digital Download
    • Kevin will write you a theme song
    • Patrick will draw you a fat historical figure of your choosing!
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    Seriously? Wow, thank you! Okay, you know what, you get a producer credit for this show. Put it on your resume. It's real!

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    • Kevin will write you a theme song
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    Sacagawea's Baby

    If you fully fund our musical, Great Frontier: A Poorly Researched Musical About Lewis And Clark, Patrick will name his first born child after you.

    We don't know when this will happen, or under what circumstances, but in the event that Patrick procreates, that baby's name is yours.

    Also, you get all the above stuff.

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    • Be a guest on We Wrote A Musical!
    • Kevin and Patrick's comedy albums - Digital Download
    • Kevin will write you a theme song
    • Patrick will draw you a fat historical figure of your choosing!
    • Script, signed by the cast
    • Shout out on our podcast, We Wrote A Musical!
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    • Name Patrick's First Born Child
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