Day After Night - A New Musical

By James Wenley

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Day After Night A New Musical

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curated

Collab Project with The Basement

The Basement is a home for Auckland’s most adventurous emerging artists.

We would like to introduce you to DAY AFTER NIGHT, a brand new original New Zealand Musical written and composed by Benjamin Cleaver.

It’s a pop-rock Musical love story about two gay men – Harry and David - combined with drag, fantasy, and caffeine. Harry has a dream. He wants a BABY. His partner David can't think of anything worse.

Day After Night is hitting Auckland’s Basement Theatre for a two week season: 18-29th September. Presented by Theatre of Love, our team includes Musical Director Paul Barrett (Tic Tic, Songs for Guys), Choreographer Lydia Zanetti (Sweaty Hearts Productions), and Director/Producer James Wenley (Jailbait, The Who’s Tommy Rock Musical).

We are using PledgeMe and Crowdfunding to appeal for support to help us stage the Musical to its full and fabulous potential.

If you want to nourish new theatre work, are a Musical Theatre fan, or a supporter of Gay Rights, read on to find out why we need your support, what you can do for us… and with some super rewards, what we can do for you!

Tell us more about Day After Night…

Harry wants a BABY. His partner 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, friendship, sex, and a way out. It’s a story of today, a story of gay love.

Featuring a catchy, original musical score, camp flair, and lots of heart.

Want a super sweet sneak listen to one of the show’s songs? Sure you do! Hit the link to hear writer/composer Benjamin Cleaver’s performance of the song that opens the show: Pretty Girl.

Why do we believe in this Musical?

Benjamin has written an entertaining and poignant script and songs about characters searching for love in the wrong places that we can’t wait to share with you.

We love Musical Theatre, and we don’t believe there are enough original New Zealand Musicals being produced. We’re excited about getting new work out to the Musical Theatre audience!

We feel strongly about the queer themes in the Musical. Day After Night comes at a time of growing awareness and a push for equal rights for gay marriage and adoption. One of the big issues Day After Night highlights is that same-sex couples are unable to adopt children. We hope that Day After Night will do its part to continue this conversation. 


Why do we need your help?

To produce Day After Night, our budget needs to pay for items including Venue Hire, Marketing, Lights, Sound, Set, and fees for our professional cast and crew. For professional productions, Ticket Sales generally are unable to cover all the many expenses.

We are extremely grateful for funding 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!

What you can do for us

If Day After Night sounds like a show you’d like to see and support, consider pledging us some money. All contributions – single digits, double digits, triple digits and beyond – will be gratefully received!

Every donation counts to get us towards our goal of $3000. And here’s where it gets super exciting (or nerve wracking)… if we don’t meet our target, we don’t get the money (and nothing gets taken from your account). So that’s why your pledge is so important! Or if you know someone who might be interested in supporting a project like this, please pass it onto them too! 

What we can do for you!

To thank you for your donation, we are offering different rewards.  Check out the super rewards on offer to the right for pledging your money, including CDS, DVDs and show tickets!

So what are you waiting for? Support new theatre work - pledge to Day After Night – we’ll love you forever, and have your babies!


About Theatre of Love

Mission: Theatre of Love makes daring, entertaining theatre that is all about giving the audience a thoroughly good time. We work on a small scale to professional standards. We are interested in presenting established work in a different way, and new and exciting original work for the first time. We want to make theatre love to you.

After putting a call out for creative collaborations, in 2012 Theatre of Love is looking to make a big contribution to Auckland theatre, focusing on New Zealand plays and unusual genres, working closely with established and emerging local playwrights, putting together a Season of Obsession.

You can find out more about our work at http://www.theatreoflove.co.nz

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Cast Announced!

10/07/2012 at 9:33 AM

Wanting an extra reason to Pledge as we head into our last few days? How about our amazing cast? Announcing: Kinloch Anstiss, Kyle Chuen, Jess Bates, Greg Padoa, Romy Hooper, Alexandra Mckellar & Katlin Riegel.

Less than 2 weeks to go!

04/07/2012 at 12:22 AM

We"ve now raised 25% of our target with less than 2 weeks to go. Big effort, but I know we can do this with your support. We"re in the media today, James is interviewed by City Harbour News and talks about his gamble: http://www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/local-news/auckland-city-harbour-news/7216700/Directors-gamble

Express have also highlighted the Musical: http://www.gayexpress.co.nz/2012/07/help-a-gay-play-see-the-light-of-day/

Keep spreading the news!

Day After Night on The Big Idea

27/06/2012 at 1:35 AM

Thanks to Pledgers and sharers so far, you rock! Here"s James Wenley on The Big Idea website talking Day After Night and Crowdfunding. "Exciting and terrifying. That"s how director/producer James Wenley describes the crowdfunding campaign, currently underway, to stage a New Zealand musical "to its full and fabulous potential"." http://www.thebigidea.co.nz/news/interviews/2012/jun/118730-creative-crowdfunding-a-musical

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    Mike Merry
    2012-07-13 20:52:18 +1200
    Richard Hubbard
    2012-07-13 17:29:54 +1200
    Elisabeth Vaneveld
    2012-07-13 17:26:48 +1200
    Greg Pratt
    2012-07-13 16:53:30 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2012-07-13 16:09:09 +1200
    Jacob Toner
    2012-07-13 15:47:57 +1200
    Anna Connell
    2012-07-13 13:14:28 +1200
    Indian Ink Theatre Company
    2012-07-13 12:48:20 +1200
    Rhiann Munro
    2012-07-13 11:23:50 +1200
    Sophie Vowell
    2012-07-13 11:16:57 +1200
    David Versalko
    2012-07-13 09:30:53 +1200
    Michaela Spratt
    2012-07-13 08:21:01 +1200
    Samuel Phillips
    2012-07-12 23:04:52 +1200
    Andrew Parker
    2012-07-12 22:38:24 +1200
    Francesca
    2012-07-12 21:59:35 +1200
    Glen Pickering
    2012-07-12 21:20:11 +1200
    Fiona Ashford
    2012-07-12 20:59:09 +1200
    Ros Giffney
    2012-07-12 18:27:12 +1200
    Samantha Molyneux
    2012-07-12 17:20:36 +1200
    Stephanie McKellar-Smith
    2012-07-12 16:40:43 +1200
    John Allen
    2012-07-12 15:13:53 +1200
    Kitan Petkovski
    2012-07-12 13:51:38 +1200
    Caitlin Penty
    2012-07-12 10:48:14 +1200
    Pedro Al-Sabroski
    2012-07-12 10:20:09 +1200
    Eu-Jin Loh
    2012-07-12 10:12:35 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2012-07-12 10:09:27 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2012-07-12 10:02:03 +1200
    Bronwyn Verlinden
    2012-07-12 09:56:48 +1200
    K Wehipeihana
    2012-07-12 09:41:58 +1200
    Daniel Ludlam
    2012-07-12 09:27:54 +1200

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    Day After Night A New Musical

    Project 2012-06-17 22:07:58 +1200

    curated

    Collab Project with The Basement

    The Basement is a home for Auckland’s most adventurous emerging artists.

    We would like to introduce you to DAY AFTER NIGHT, a brand new original New Zealand Musical written and composed by Benjamin Cleaver.

    It’s a pop-rock Musical love story about two gay men – Harry and David - combined with drag, fantasy, and caffeine. Harry has a dream. He wants a BABY. His partner David can't think of anything worse.

    Day After Night is hitting Auckland’s Basement Theatre for a two week season: 18-29th September. Presented by Theatre of Love, our team includes Musical Director Paul Barrett (Tic Tic, Songs for Guys), Choreographer Lydia Zanetti (Sweaty Hearts Productions), and Director/Producer James Wenley (Jailbait, The Who’s Tommy Rock Musical).

    We are using PledgeMe and Crowdfunding to appeal for support to help us stage the Musical to its full and fabulous potential.

    If you want to nourish new theatre work, are a Musical Theatre fan, or a supporter of Gay Rights, read on to find out why we need your support, what you can do for us… and with some super rewards, what we can do for you!

    Tell us more about Day After Night…

    Harry wants a BABY. His partner 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, friendship, sex, and a way out. It’s a story of today, a story of gay love.

    Featuring a catchy, original musical score, camp flair, and lots of heart.

    Want a super sweet sneak listen to one of the show’s songs? Sure you do! Hit the link to hear writer/composer Benjamin Cleaver’s performance of the song that opens the show: Pretty Girl.

    Why do we believe in this Musical?

    Benjamin has written an entertaining and poignant script and songs about characters searching for love in the wrong places that we can’t wait to share with you.

    We love Musical Theatre, and we don’t believe there are enough original New Zealand Musicals being produced. We’re excited about getting new work out to the Musical Theatre audience!

    We feel strongly about the queer themes in the Musical. Day After Night comes at a time of growing awareness and a push for equal rights for gay marriage and adoption. One of the big issues Day After Night highlights is that same-sex couples are unable to adopt children. We hope that Day After Night will do its part to continue this conversation. 


    Why do we need your help?

    To produce Day After Night, our budget needs to pay for items including Venue Hire, Marketing, Lights, Sound, Set, and fees for our professional cast and crew. For professional productions, Ticket Sales generally are unable to cover all the many expenses.

    We are extremely grateful for funding 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!

    What you can do for us

    If Day After Night sounds like a show you’d like to see and support, consider pledging us some money. All contributions – single digits, double digits, triple digits and beyond – will be gratefully received!

    Every donation counts to get us towards our goal of $3000. And here’s where it gets super exciting (or nerve wracking)… if we don’t meet our target, we don’t get the money (and nothing gets taken from your account). So that’s why your pledge is so important! Or if you know someone who might be interested in supporting a project like this, please pass it onto them too! 

    What we can do for you!

    To thank you for your donation, we are offering different rewards.  Check out the super rewards on offer to the right for pledging your money, including CDS, DVDs and show tickets!

    So what are you waiting for? Support new theatre work - pledge to Day After Night – we’ll love you forever, and have your babies!


    About Theatre of Love

    Mission: Theatre of Love makes daring, entertaining theatre that is all about giving the audience a thoroughly good time. We work on a small scale to professional standards. We are interested in presenting established work in a different way, and new and exciting original work for the first time. We want to make theatre love to you.

    After putting a call out for creative collaborations, in 2012 Theatre of Love is looking to make a big contribution to Auckland theatre, focusing on New Zealand plays and unusual genres, working closely with established and emerging local playwrights, putting together a Season of Obsession.

    You can find out more about our work at http://www.theatreoflove.co.nz

    Comments

    Cast Announced!

    10/07/2012 at 9:33 AM

    Wanting an extra reason to Pledge as we head into our last few days? How about our amazing cast? Announcing: Kinloch Anstiss, Kyle Chuen, Jess Bates, Greg Padoa, Romy Hooper, Alexandra Mckellar & Katlin Riegel.

    Less than 2 weeks to go!

    04/07/2012 at 12:22 AM

    We"ve now raised 25% of our target with less than 2 weeks to go. Big effort, but I know we can do this with your support. We"re in the media today, James is interviewed by City Harbour News and talks about his gamble: http://www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/local-news/auckland-city-harbour-news/7216700/Directors-gamble

    Express have also highlighted the Musical: http://www.gayexpress.co.nz/2012/07/help-a-gay-play-see-the-light-of-day/

    Keep spreading the news!

    Day After Night on The Big Idea

    27/06/2012 at 1:35 AM

    Thanks to Pledgers and sharers so far, you rock! Here"s James Wenley on The Big Idea website talking Day After Night and Crowdfunding. "Exciting and terrifying. That"s how director/producer James Wenley describes the crowdfunding campaign, currently underway, to stage a New Zealand musical "to its full and fabulous potential"." http://www.thebigidea.co.nz/news/interviews/2012/jun/118730-creative-crowdfunding-a-musical
      Mike Merry
      2012-07-13 20:52:18 +1200
      Richard Hubbard
      2012-07-13 17:29:54 +1200
      Elisabeth Vaneveld
      2012-07-13 17:26:48 +1200
      Greg Pratt
      2012-07-13 16:53:30 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2012-07-13 16:09:09 +1200
      Jacob Toner
      2012-07-13 15:47:57 +1200
      Anna Connell
      2012-07-13 13:14:28 +1200
      Indian Ink Theatre Company
      2012-07-13 12:48:20 +1200
      Rhiann Munro
      2012-07-13 11:23:50 +1200
      Sophie Vowell
      2012-07-13 11:16:57 +1200
      David Versalko
      2012-07-13 09:30:53 +1200
      Michaela Spratt
      2012-07-13 08:21:01 +1200
      Samuel Phillips
      2012-07-12 23:04:52 +1200
      Andrew Parker
      2012-07-12 22:38:24 +1200
      Francesca
      2012-07-12 21:59:35 +1200
      Glen Pickering
      2012-07-12 21:20:11 +1200
      Fiona Ashford
      2012-07-12 20:59:09 +1200
      Ros Giffney
      2012-07-12 18:27:12 +1200
      Samantha Molyneux
      2012-07-12 17:20:36 +1200
      Stephanie McKellar-Smith
      2012-07-12 16:40:43 +1200
      John Allen
      2012-07-12 15:13:53 +1200
      Kitan Petkovski
      2012-07-12 13:51:38 +1200
      Caitlin Penty
      2012-07-12 10:48:14 +1200
      Pedro Al-Sabroski
      2012-07-12 10:20:09 +1200
      Eu-Jin Loh
      2012-07-12 10:12:35 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2012-07-12 10:09:27 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2012-07-12 10:02:03 +1200
      Bronwyn Verlinden
      2012-07-12 09:56:48 +1200
      K Wehipeihana
      2012-07-12 09:41:58 +1200
      Daniel Ludlam
      2012-07-12 09:27:54 +1200

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