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Yellow Tree Theatre hosts the world premiere of Stay Tuned -- A rockin’ new musical about live radio, love and the power of music.

What is Stay Tuned?

Stay Tuned is a new musical created by core Yellow Tree artists Blake Thomas, Mary Fox and Andy Frye which will have its world premiere at Yellow Tree Theatre in the spring of 2013. Featuring an original score by acclaimed local singer/songwriter Blake Thomas, Stay Tuned  is a hilarious and moving story following Rusty, Scotty, Ryan and Emma as they struggle to revive a live radio show after its announcer of fifty years, Bob, kicks the bucket.  With famous country star, Ashabell Baker, signed on as guest artist of the month all ears are tuned in to The Emerald Coffee Radio Hour.  But with Bob lying dead as a doornail in the next room, will the show still go on?  As Bob's crew scrambles to make it through the show without its legendary announcer, they discover what they are truly capable of and that the art of live radio may not be dead after all...

Stay Tuned will be having its world premiere at Yellow Tree Theatre April 5 - May 5, 2013.  For tickets and other info, click HERE!

Who's in Stay Tuned?

Not only are Blake Thomas, Mary Fox and Andy Frye writing and creating Stay Tuned--they are starring in it as well!  Also in the cast will be YTT founder Jessica Lind Peterson and YTT regular Ryan Nelson.  Stay Tuned will be directed by Sean Byrd, a wildly talented local director and actor who has worked with YTT on many past productions.

Why Should You Support Stay Tuned?

At Yellow Tree Theatre, we like to be a place where new things begin.  We like to take chances.  And most importantly, we like to tell good stories.  Our mission is to bring stories to life that ignite passion, inspire laughter and awaken possibility while exploring and celebrating the great complexities of the human spirit.  We exist to bring high-quality, professional productions to the heart of the Northwest suburbs of Minneapolis and to cultivate a theater company where professional artists are creatively challenged, artistically inspired and financially supported.  Mary, Blake and Andy are incredibly gifted artists who have been involved in many Yellow Tree productions as directors, actors and designers.  At Yellow Tree one of our primary objectives is to support our artists and provide them with with a place to practice their craft in a supportive and professional environment.  This project will allow us to support these talented artists as they bring their first musical to life!

Where will your money go?

Creating and producing a new musical is expensive, which is why your support is vital in making this project happen.  Funds raised through Kickstarter will go to paying the incredibly hard-working creators of Stay Tuned and to Yellow Tree Theatre to help cover production costs of Stay Tuned which includes: set construction, lighting/sound/costume design, paying our designers, director and actors and paying for our space.

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    You get a digital download of one song from the Stay Tuned soundtrack to rock out to!

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    You get a CD of the Stay Tuned soundtrack + a sweet poster signed by the cast

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    Post-show Karaoke party with cast of Stay Tuned at the Osseo American Legion + 2 tickets to show+ CD + Poster

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