$27,015 WITH ASTERISK, MORE COOKIES & CHECKS IN THE MAIL!
Wow! This is insane (in a good way). We have managed to sell $27,015 worth of tickets in just two weeks! We are almost half way to our target of $60,000! Actually we ARE* more than halfway there because we are sitting on several checks that have not been applied to the Kick Starter account yet (thank you “Cookie” problem!!). If any of you encounter that infamous "cookie" message and are so inclined, feel free to contact me for 24/7 tech support…I never sleep. Now before we get to our weekly roll call, we have a couple of video treats for you. Our show has a nice mixture of solo and ensemble numbers. Over the coming weeks we’ll be introducing you to the cast members, the characters they play and show you their individual numbers. But let’s start off with some of the ensemble performances.
[The cast of "Hereafter Musical" at our last rehearsal.]
"How Will She Remember Me?" is performed by the spirits and the living and they ponder how they will be remembered by their loved ones.
"Goodbye" is performed by the three women who have come to the group reading with the hope of making contact and finding closure.
"Waiting" is performed by the entire cast. It’s a wistful song about the passage of time; Christmas past and lost opportunities and it sets the wheels in motion for the spirits to finally to act on everyone’s mounting frustrations.
OUR NUMBER ONE FAN!!
Meet Dolly, our number one fan. We know where she got the t-shirt from but we have no idea where that "Hereafter" purse came from...I smell copyright infringement!!!.
ROLL CALL OF THANKS FOR WEEK #2
Angie Adjodha Callahan – Angie and I go all the way back to Kindergarten (St Finbar’s in Bensonhurst!!). We just reconnected after 38 years!!!! I think she was avoiding me! Anyway, she along with Julia Kaleniak-Deptula, Sal Mazzola and Cathy Helk are coming to see the show. This is what they all look like this very day! They haven’t changed a bit since then…I swear!!!
Carolyn McGuire – A truly dear dear friend, one of my oldest and closest friends. Her heartfelt words after the August showcase last year still echo with us. Thank you Carol, we cannot wait to put on the show for you!
Lexi Ciccone – Ok, remember a few thank “yous” ago when I said I met her mom at a wake and that we had Lexi in common? Well here’s the weird thing, I’ve never met Lexi, yet I know her! I helped her with an internship on the Howard Stern show and now her broadcasting career is skyrocketing…me, I’m hawking tickets to a musical on the Internet. Lexi, you better remember me!
Robert Maffia – Let's go from from kindergarten to the 9th grade. That’s where I met Robert when we both went to: William E. Grady Vocational High School (I know, I know I went to a TRADE school…it’s a long story that I’ll share with those of you who pledge for a phone call or lunch!!!). He’s an awesome guy with a last name that scares the hell out of me.
Jennifer Althen – Jennifer is my beautiful niece and the grand daughter of one of the main characters in the show. She is super talented in everything she does. Consider yourself lucky if she’s there on the same night that you’re attending. And if you’re nice I’ll introduce you to her.
Sarah Douglis – Sarah is another new BFF who strangely feels the same way about manure that Annie (above) does. She is so green that she makes Al Gore look like a gas guzzler (it’s a horribly written analogy but you know what I mean!).