Help SoLuna Studio Raise Money for our 2017 Summer Show of PIPPIN 

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SoLuna Studio is raising money for their 2017 Summer Show: PIPPIN (Main Stage/Teen) 

 

A LITTLE BACK STORY: 

July 1st 2017 will mark SoLuna Studio's sixth year in as a community theater and theater education center in Hauppauge NY! Every year, our creative team, as well as our performers and our patrons across Long Island look forward to our summer show every year.  School is out, and our college performers come home to SoLuna to join forces with our current artists. Some of our past Main Stage & Teen summer shows have included Spring Awakening, HAIR, RENT, In the Heights, American Idiot, Cabaret and so many others.

 

Unfortunately, after doing over 25 Main Stage & Teen productions over the last five years, we had to put those productions to the back burner at the end of 2016. Our Main Stage & Teen shows are some of our favorite programs at SoLuna, but unfortunately we no longer have the budget to do non production fee musicals. We have prided ourselves on not having official production fees at SoLuna for our audition only Main Stage or Teen shows. This keeps the arts affordable and accessible to everyone.

 

Of course, this means that when ticket sales have went down over the years, we had to pull back on this program. We are an intimate black box style theater (modeled after many off-broadway style theaters). We don't do large scale shows because that's not what our space is built for. We love doing the edgy and lesser known shows like Wild Party, Last 5 Years, Next to Normal, First Date, etc. These are the shows that our SoLuna artists love. These are the shows that allow us to provide a unique experience for our performers, students, and audiences - however, lesser-known shows often mean fewer ticket sales. 

 

WHY CROWD FUNDING? 

Theater is all about community, and crowd funding is a great way to bring our community together to produce an amazing summer show! We aim to provide the best possible experience for our performers and patrons, and we know that there are many of you who want to support us in that mission. 

 

 *Please Note: This crowd funding campaign is the ONLY way in which SoLuna Studio will have a summer season*

 

As of 2017, we have gone back to our roots and brought back classes for our teens and dance intensive for college age performers, but from January to June there will be no productions taking place because there simply isn't a budget for it.  We are raising money from January - April to make sure we have the funds in place to produce an incredible show! 

 

If the full amount is NOT raised ALL MONEY WILL GO BACK TO THOSE WHO DONATED.  This is a FULL amount fundraiser so that we can insure a stellar production for both our performers and patrons.  

 

If we are lucky enough to raise MORE than our goal, all the funds will be used for Pippin to make our show the best that it can be. Anything left over will go back into SoLuna Studio so that we may hopefully do more shows in the future. 

 

BUDGET for PIPPIN

Rights via MTI = $2080

Music (via tracks or pit) = $400

Costumes / Props =  $1020 (which equals about $42 per person to costume and prop each cast member) 

TOTAL $3500

 

*NOTE: DONATIONS WILL ABSOLUTELY NOT AFFECT CASTING DECISIONS *

 

CAST

We are hoping for TWO casts. (Ages to Audition: 13 - 60)  Each cast would have 6 shows. We have NOT determined when main stage or teen weekends will be, that will be decided at the May auditions based on any summer conflicts. 

 

AUDITION/REHEARSAL/SHOW INFO

Please note all the audition / rehearsal information is tentative and will be concrete until the time of auditions

  • Creative Team: Karen Braun, Megan Pietroforte, Danny Passadino (and hopefully more awesome creative people on the way!) 
  • Auditions - Mid May (around the time of year everyone is home from college. Video submissions will also be accepted.
  • Rehearsals - 2-3 days a week on weeknights 6-10pm from end of May - July
  • Tech + Shows
    •  Cast 1 = Tech - July 10th - 13th 6-10pm / Shows July 14th - 23rd (Friday/Sat at 8pm and Sunday at 3pm) 
    • Cast 2 = Tech July 24th -27th 6-10pm / Shows July 28th - August 6th (Friday/Sat at 8pm and Sunday at 3pm) 

 

 

WHY PIPPIN? 

Pippin is a Tony Award-winning musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Godspell, etc)  and a book by Roger O. Hirson. Bob Fosse (Chicago) who directed the original Broadway production, also contributed to the libretto. Pippin recently just had a Broadway revival back in 2013 which won the Tony Award for Best Revival, Best Director, Best Actress and Best Featured Actress.

 

Pippin is a widely known show by both teens and adults and is absolutely perfect for our space at SoLuna. In addition, since this is a "storyteller" musical, there are roles for EVERY type of performer! Our creative team is already working on innovative ideas to make our Pippin truly magical. 

 

WHO SHOULD DONATE: 

Well, EVERYONE of course! :)  This fundraiser is for every supporter of the arts whether you plan to audition for this production or not!

  • Support everyone who will audition and wants to see their home theater come back for kick-butt summer show.
  • Support all those NEW performs who haven't even been to SoLuna yet and who hope to audition (We can't wait to meet you!)
  • Support SoLuna as a patron and come support the show!
  • Support live theater and the arts! 
  • Support the idea of NO PRODUCTION fees and arts for ALL!

 

Thank you so much for your support of SoLuna Studio and the arts! We would not  have come so far in the past 5 years if not for the love and support of this amazing community. We hope to keep providing you with the best theater experience for many years to come.



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Be a part of SoLuna's STARS! 


Here at SoLuna Studio, we audition and rehearse our shows for months at a time. Our production team and volunteers work through all the technical aspects of our shows (set design, props, costuming, lighting and sound) as we get closer to opening. It is at this point that we are ready for YOU, our wonderful patrons to arrive! 
We get to keep putting on amazing shows because of amazing people like you!

At SoLuna Studio, our "SoLuna STARS" donations make it possible for our theatre to thrive and keep the arts alive close to home! 
SoLuna STARS also receive special benefits such as advance ticket sales and notice of events, free tickets and merchandise, premium seating, an so much more! 

DID YOU KNOW? 
  • SoLuna Studio is now a 501C3 not-for-profit organization, so your donation is tax deductible (as allowed by law) 
  • SoLuna Studio opened in the fall of 2011 
  • SoLuna Studio supports local Long Island schools and community organizations with Gift Certificates for their own fundraisers. 
  • SoLuna Studio offers scholarships and work-study programs for many of our students
  • Students of SoLuna Studio have gotten accepted into some of the most prestigious Performing Arts Colleges.

SOLUNA STAR LEVELS 


$50 = SUN DONOR

1 Main Stage Ticket, Advance notice of special events/shows, Car Magnet!


$100 = MOON DONOR

All SUN benefits, 2 Main Stage Tickets!


$200 = STARS DONOR

All MOON benefits, 4 Main Stage Tickets, + SoLuna Tote & Water Bottle! 


$350 = SKY DONOR

All STARS benefits, 6 Main Stage Tickets, 10% off Class Tuition!


$500 = CONSTELLATION DONOR

All SKY benefits, 8 Main Stage Tickets, SoLuna Scarf, Playbill Listing, 20% Tuition!


$750 = GALAXY DONOR

All CONSTELLATION benefits, 10 main stage tickets, 45% off Tuition!


$1000 = UNIVERSE DONOR

All Galaxy benefits + Being added to our Donor Wall in our lobby!