On January 29th, with a whole three days left in the fundraising push, Shadowbox Live's next original musical Underland blew past its fundraising goal on Kickstarter.com.
Shadowbox Live turned to Kickstarter.com on Wedensday, January 16, setting a target of raising $16,500 for Underland in a little over two weeks on the popular "all or nothing" fundraising site. As of Wednesday afternoon, donors have pledged $17,333 in support of what is now a highly anticipated production.
"We're completely awestruck by the level of support we've been shown," says Jimmy Mak, Shadowbox Live's Head Writer. "It shows tremendous confidence in us, and believe me we take that very seriously."
With several days still left in their Kickstarter campaign, Shadowbox Live has come up with a unique way to show their appreciation and give a little back to the community.
If the project can reach a stretch goal of $21,000 before this Friday, February 1 at 11:59 PM, Shadowbox Live will add a special Tuesday performance of Underland in honor of U.S. Veterans. All Veterans who call in for this performance will receive up to four absolutely free tickets for themselves and their families.
"The lead character of Underland is Albert Ice, a Vietnam vet suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder," says Mak. "It's important to remember what these men and women sacrifice for us, and this is just one way we can say 'thanks.'"
To pledge your support of Underland on Kickstarter.com, visit www.shadowboxlive.org and click on the Underland link.
Shadowbox Live presents the original musical Underland, opening on Sunday, March 3 at 7:00 PM, and running Sundays at 2:00 & 7:00 PM through May 19, 2013. No performances on March 31. Tickets are $30 / $20 for students and seniors. For more information and reservations, call the Shadowbox Live Box Office at 614-416-7625 or go online at www.shadowboxlive.org.
Shadowbox Live is the largest resident theater company in America, producing over 500 shows per year. A non-profit 501c3 performance troupe, Shadowbox Live employs 60+ full time ensemble members immersed in the Shadowbox Live philosophy of "everyone does everything," including arts administration. These Shadowbox Live metaperformers self-produce a wide range of shows, as well as run the company on a day-to-day basis.
For over 20 years this creative team has produced world-class performances, spanning the artistic spectrum with sketch comedy, rock 'n 'roll, original rock operas, traditional musicals, drama, dance theater and new media; always putting emphasis on the unparalleled live experience. Shadowbox Live is a healthy, vibrant, self-sustaining arts organization that generates the majority of its funding from its patron base, and leads the way as an artistic tour de force in Midwest.