BENEFITING: 5TH AVENUE THEATRE ASSOCIATION
EVENT DATE: Jun 27, 2014
Become A New Works Investor
We're doing something completely new and we want you to join us!
For the first time, The 5th Avenue Theatre has commissioned a brand new work, Beautiful Poison, and we are working with a dynamic and talented creative team to take this piece from the germ of an idea to a completely formed musical on our stage.
We invite you to be a part of this incredible process, by helping to support our Reading for Beautiful Poison, which will take place the last week of June 2014.
Our New Works Program provides writers with dedicated time to develop their piece. One important step on this journey is the Reading--a rehearsal process that allows 29 hours of collaborative interaction between the writers, creative team, and a company of actors culminating in a read and sing through of the material.
Because elements can change so quickly, we look for skilled actors who can make strong, bold and immediate acting choices. Likewise, they need to be accurate and facile with their sight-reading skills for the musical numbers. Actors in this Reading will include 5th Avenue favorites, like Brandon O'Neill, Billie Wildrick, and Allen Fitzpatrick.
When you contribute to this project, you become an important part of bringing Beautiful Poison from the page to the stage! Donations of any size help with the expenses related to the 29-hour Reading, including:
- Preparing the music and script
- Actors' salaries
- Food for the visiting artists
- Administrative support for writers, musicians, and actors
Help us bring this exciting new work to life!
ABOUT THE WORK
The first work commissioned by The 5th, Beautiful Poison is a contemporary gothic thriller and romance set in New Orleans. Songwriting team Valerie Vigoda and Brendan Milburn are collaborating with film and television writer, Duane Poole, for this musical about a once-popular musician seeking inspiration. He becomes passionately involved with a beautiful and mysterious woman confined by her father inside the walls of his private, exotic garden. As dark secrets unfold, our hero discovers she is a walking poison whose very touch is deadly, forcing him to go to extraordinary lengths in an attempt to rescue her from her family's curse.
The total costs for the Beautiful Poison Reading is $16,000.
We have secured funding for 75% of the costs, but we need your help for the remaining portion.