‘Fire BAAAD!’ Burien Little Theatre Needs $8,000 to Pay for Next 2 Musicals
First, the Good News: Our friends at Burien Little Theatre want our Readers to know that they are the first non-professional theater in the country to get the rights to “Young Frankenstein the Musical.”
“This is a coup,” BLT Artistic Director Eric Dickman told The B-Town Blog.
And now, the Bad News:
“It comes with a price – BLT must pay $4,000.00 in royalties within 30 days of getting the contract for the show in a few days,” Eric added. “That is $4,000.00 BLT does not have right now!
So BLT is asking for help to kickstart these productions.
“If BLT can raise the money it will be producing ‘Young Frankenstein the Musical’ in September 2013,” Eric said. “That is why this is so hard – BLT must pay for the rights a full year ahead of production. That is not how BLT is structured.”
Every season BLT produces at least four main-stage productions, one of which is a musical (this year BLT added a show co-produced with the Latino Theatre Projects, for a total of five productions). In BLT’s 2012-13 season, this season, the musical is “Jesus Christ Superstar.” BLT cast JSC with all women and is moving the setting into the future. It will be a great new look at the classic musical. Within 30 days BLT must also pay $4,000.00 for the rights to “Jesus Christ Superstar.”
“The long and short is that in the next 30 days BLT needs $8,000.00 just to cover the royalties for its next two musicals,” Eric said. “Also due are the royalties for ‘Dead Man’s Cell Phone,’ which opens on September 28, 2012.”
So if you can help BLT with $8,000.00 or $10.00 or anything in between – please help BLT out. Every dollar will help BLT meet its royalties.
“You will also have BLT’s undying thanks and your name in BLT’s programs for the rest of the year!”
BLT would hate to see “Young Frankenstein the Musical” slip through its fingers after scoring this coup.
You can send a check to:
Burien Little Theatre
PO Box 48121
Burien WA 98148
Or call 206-242-5180 to use your credit card (keep in mind that BLT will likely have to call you back if you call).