We got enough fund raising to create the score to the Bum Phillips Opera.
Now we need to raise enough money to fund the production:
Thank you again for helping us commission the Bum Phillips opera. The music will knock your socks off! Workshop A: Act One was presented by Long Island University from Feb. 8-10, 2013, followed by a presentation at the La MaMa Great Jones Rehearsal Studios in Manhattan. I am writing to share that the dates for the 2014 World Premiere have been confirmed! The world premiere of BUM PHILLIPS will be March 13-30, 2014 at The Ellen Stewart Theater in New York.
We still have a ways to go in order to produce the opera and we just launched a new fundraising campaign on USA Projects. This is by far the largest production that my company, Monk Parrots, has undertaken with a tremendous potential for broadening our audience while supporting our mission. But we cannot do it without you. Now is the time that we need your support more than ever. Please help us produce the world premiere by making a tax-deductible gift before the fundraising deadline: June 30,2013. If we do not reach the minimum goal by June 30th, then our project will not be funded. We also greatly need your help directing friends, family, and colleagues to the campaign site, as well.
It is tax-deductable.
And the website puts all the proceeds towards the production without taking anything out.
And you can get stuff back at different donation levels. Like having your name on the program.
If you have a spare $300, you can get an autographed copy of his autobiography.
If you have a spare $2000 hanging around, you can go out to Bum's ranch.
And if you donate, and let us know you donated in this thread, I will give you happy rep points because I can't do much more than that.
They are desperate to get this funding by the deadline, because if they get this funding, they get additional funding that makes it work.
Ultimately, I like to honor and support people while they are still alive. Getting this opera together would be a small way to honor someone who was important in Houston's history.