My First Show... F@&k it, Yes!

$5,323 of $3,000 goal

Raised by 100 people in 7 months
Created February 23, 2018
Four years of directing in undergrad, two years of acting in graduate school,  an unquenchable passion for music and performance, a lifetime of hunting for adventure, and the belief that one really can catch a star lead me to find my home here in New York City.  The problem with star catching however, is that there are a lot of them about.  I got a bit turned around out here.  Through it all though, I somehow never lost the support of my family and friends who have been on me for years to get back in front of the bright lights and return to the stage.  It's been a long time since I've been out there, but I finally have my answer to their request in the title of my very first cabaret and one-man show...
"F@&k it, Yes!"

It's a story of saying yes to adventure.
It's a story of saying yes to hope, to love, to passion, to sex. 
It's a story of saying yes to pain, to heartbreak, to loss, and to life.
It's a story about climbing the sky and the inevitable fall.
It's the story of me, and for the first time in my life, I'd truly like to share it with you.

As I will be producing this show on my own without any initial investor support, the costs of all of the necessities of production add up quickly, and any help you would like to offer and be a part of this story would be welcomed with open arms.  

Your investment not only helps me to pursue my star, but also gives you the opportunity to share the adventure with me.

You will receive a shout out of thanks on my Facebook page. No participation is too small. A collection of these are the building blocks to make a star.

(presale options)
Show dates:
April 11th at 7pm
April 20th at 6pm

Don’t Tell Mama
343 W. 46th Street
New York, NY 10036

$15 will get you a ticket to the show!
$30 you will receive two tickets!!
$45 you will receive three tickets!!!
*I will contact you to reserve your desired show date.
(Two item food or drink per person minimum not included.)

You see where I'm going with this. I know people's budgets can be tight and I appreciate any amount you wish to invest in me.  However, as the house only seats 55 people and I currently only have 2 dates set, to reach my $3000 goal, we still have some ground to cover.  So, for those of you with more means and the desire to help a guy catch a star:

You will receive one ticket to the show plus you will be offered, on your birthday, the Whipple Happy Birthday song videoed and either posted to your facebook page or sent privately to your phone! If you have never received a Whipple Happy Birthday song, with this donation you are in for a real treat.  In addition, you will receive a personal thank you shout out on my facebook feed.

You will receive two tickets to the show, the notorious Whipple Happy Birthday song, a personal thank you on my facebook feed, and a video copy of the show. 

You will receive two tickets to the show, the infamous Whipple Happy Birthday Song, a video copy of the show, and a personal thank you from me at the end of the performance.

The $3000 will go towards meeting these financial requirements of production:

MAC Award-winning musical director Bill Zeffiro who will also be playing piano for the show as well as joining me in song

The World Famous cabaret venue "Don't Tell Mama" in the heart of New York City's historic Theater District with 35 years of history hosting such marvels as Bette Midler, Chita Rivera, Liza Minnelli, and  Paul Newman


Rehearsal Studio to get the show into shape

Promotional materials:  Postcards, postage, and open mics

Camera Rental for the video recording of the show


If I raise more than I expected, your investment could even help me put up the show for a third night, allowing me to become eligible for a MAC award for a debut performance, or even a professional audio recording of the soundtrack for the show.

If you can't help financially, your support can go a long way!  Share the URL for this campaign on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Share it with family or friends who are interested in the arts!  Or, ya know, give me a big ol' pat on the back next time you see me.

Keep on eye on my progress on Facebook and InstaGram (@hmsbourbon).

Let’s go catch some stars.
F@&k it, Yes!
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Well...holy crap. We did it. We really did it! We have already reached our goal of $3000... 5 weeks early!!!!! All of you are my stars and I’m beyond grateful to have you shine beside me. I honestly can’t thank you enough for your love and support, especially considering so many of you supported me even knowing you will be unable to see the show. I really don’t know what to say.

Who am I kidding, I always know what to say (winky face). I have an idea...
The budget of “F@&k it, Yes!” has been reached well before we even sold the house out, meaning you have all been a part of creating the entire budget of the show, AND IT’S STILL GROWING! So let’s put it to good use, shall we? If we can keep this thing going over the next 5 weeks, and raise an additional $1000, including ticket sales for the 2 nights already scheduled I say not only do we add a day in NY, but we do an additional show in California. What do you say my fellow star catchers, shall we make this thing bicoastal???
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Raised by 100 people in 7 months
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