New Chamber Musicals at The Schmee

About the Project

Since 1992, Theater Schmeater has produced an eclectic mix of offerings to delight audiences and theater artists alike.  This summer The Schmee is at it again -  we are excited to announce an all-new program dedicated to launching new and original small musicals called New Chamber Musicals!  Smaller in cast size and simpler in technical requirements, New Chamber Musicals shares the gift of musical theater with intimate stages that might not otherwise explore this exciting (but daunting) American medium.  We are proud to announce our first production  - The Crossing by critically-acclaimed local composer/ playwright Paul Lewis.   The Crossing tells the story of Amelia Earhart's dangerous attempt to cross the Atlantic alone and the aviation meteorologist who must face down his demons in order to help her.  Gripping story, soaring music - we need your help to get The Crossing and the New Chamber Musicals  program off the ground!

Here's what we need to take wing:

sets: $400
costumes: $400
props: $150
lights: $50
projections (image rights): $500
sound: $25
programs: $150
cast stipends: $700
crew stipends: $750
music director: $1000
royalties: $500.00
marketing: $500
postage/ printing: 200
power2give 7% admin cost fee: $373
Grand Total: $5698

We appreciate any and all gifts to help get The Crossing and New Chamber Musicals off the ground!


Matching Sponsors

Our generous sponsors will contribute $0.50 for every $1 donated to this project up to $1,899.33 ! (pending matching fund availability)

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  • Donate $1 or more

    Hand-written thank you note from our Managing Director and Artistic Director for your help in bringing The Crossing to the stage.
    (200 of 200 remaining)
    Amount is fully tax-deductible
  • Donate $25 or more

    Your name will be listed in our program as a valuable contributor to The Crossing and to the launch of New Chamber Musicals.
    (192 of 200 remaining)
    Amount is fully tax-deductible
  • Donate $50 or more

    You will receive a special invitation to future Theater Schmeater donor events as well as a nifty limited edition commemorative The Crossing button that you can wear with pride!
    (192 of 200 remaining)
    Amount is fully tax-deductible
  • Donate $100 or more

    You will receive a VIP invitation to our pre-opening night performance of The Crossing and be able to chat with the creators about the production.
    (34 of 40 remaining)
    Amount is fully tax-deductible
  • Donate $150 or more

    You will receive a limited edition, personalized poster of The Crossing signed by the original cast! Could be worth a pretty penny one day.
    (14 of 15 remaining)
    Amount is fully tax-deductible
  • Donate $250 or more

    You will receive a limited edition cast recording CD including a special jewel-box liner with photos of the show and complete with production trivia. Signed by the creators of The Crossing! Sure to become a collector's item.
    (9 of 10 remaining)
    Amount is fully tax-deductible
$1,685.42 to go. Every dollar helps.
$4,012.58 of $5,698 goal ⋅ ended 1163 days ago

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