The San Francisco Bay Area has long been a home for first rate theatrical productions. Among the Bay Area’s most esteemed and beloved theatrical companies is Stage 1 Theatre which has been creating quality theatre for over 25 years and currently is producing the musical classic West Side Story. While Stage 1 Theatre is attempting to make these shows truly memorable, once-in-a-lifetime experiences, the finances necessary to put on a large scale production like West Side Story is difficult with a limited budget. Most importantly, they will include a live orchestra, which enlivens the performance for the audience, and make the show a more visceral and engaging experience.
For many lovers of musicals, families and theatergoers, this production of West Side Story will be one that will take them on a journey back in time to when musical theatre was in its heyday. With outstanding vocal performances and thrilling dance numbers, West Side Story will enthrall audience members. A 35-member live orchestra in place of a recorded soundtrack will add an unreproducible energy to the entire night that will make the difference between a great performance and a profoundly, unforgettable one.
A live orchestra will cost an additional $9,000 to the show’s production budget. These funds will go towards hiring musicians, renting instruments and printing extra music. To raise these funds, the Stage 1 Theatre has sponsored a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo. In return for your generous support of this worthwhile project, you may receive valuable perks like mention in the playbill, signed cast posters, T-shirts, polo shirts, or tickets to closing weekend of West Side Story. To learn more about the Stage 1 Theatre production of West Side Story or to make a donation, please visit https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/west-side-story-orchestra
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Company Name: West Side Story Orchestra
Contact Person: Brian Hobbs
Country: United States