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Crowdfund New Musical Day After Night

19 Jun 2012
Theatre of Love would like to introduce you to Day After Night, a new original NZ Musical written and composed by Benjamin Cleaver. It’s a pop rock musical love story about two gay men. Harry, a late

Theatre of Love would like to introduce you to Day After Night, a new original NZ Musical written and composed by Benjamin Cleaver. It’s a pop rock musical love story about two gay men. Harry, a late night drag performer, has a dream. He wants a BABY. His partner David can’t think of anything worse.

  “With everything going on in the world around gay marriage and the quest for equal rights, and also something in New Zealand legislation regarding the adoption laws, I feel it’s a relevant story to be told now. It’s current.”-Benjamin Cleaver, Writer and Composer.

Combined with fantasy, drag and caffeine, Day After Night is hitting Auckland’s Basement Theatre for two weeks this September. We are using Pledge Me and Crowdfunding to appeal for support to help us stage the musical to its full and fabulous potential.

 “Our company is called Theatre of Love, partly because what we do is out of love. It’s very expensive to put on theatre, especially musicals… so we’re kind of crazy in that regard. So we’re asking for your support, if it’s an idea you believe in or show you’d like to see, please consider supporting us, because we can’t do it without your help.”-James Wenley, Producer/Director

Harry wants a BABY. David is more interested in the cute guy who serves him coffee. Blanche is an earth mother with performance ambitions. They’re searching for love in all the wrong places.

We believe that not enough original NZ musicals are being produced. Featuring a catchy, poignant and original musical score, camp flair and lots of heart, we can’t wait to share this show with you.

We are grateful for support from Auckland Council’s Arts Alive scheme. However, this only goes towards some of the show’s costs and their funding is conditional on us raising more. So that makes Crowdfunding even more important.

To produce Day After Night our budget needs to cover venue hire, marketing costs, lights, sound and fees for our professional cast and crew. If you want to support new theatre pieces, are a musical theatre fan and/or a supporter of Gay rights pledge your support to Day After Night, all contributions, single digits, double digits, triple digits and beyond will be gratefully received.  Every donation counts to get us to our goal of $3000.

 “I’m in great support of new work, particularly new Musical Theatre work, which we don’t have a lot of in this country, which I love and passionately believe in. So please support us”- Paul Barrett, Musical Director

So what are you waiting for? Head to www.pledgeme.co.nz to pledge to Day After Night, we will love you forever and have your babies!!