Christmas Ain't A Drag is ready and raising money to premiere in New York City this December! David George, Abbe Sparks, and Ric Zivic have teamed up to debut Christmas Ain't A Drag at The Cutting Room in New York. And we need your help!
Putting on the full musical revue will allow us to present the show to the general public and place tickets on sale as well as provide another opportunity for potential investors, tour operators and New York/Broadway Theater people to see the full show and be a part of this amazing event!
Christmas Ain’t A Drag is an original, light-hearted musical filled with surprises about four lonely individuals whose lives intersect on Christmas Eve at a lavish Midwest nightclub owned and run by a bah humbug of a man. The show’s theme is about the love and magic we discover at Christmas with an underlying theme of acceptance.
Book by David George Original Lyrics and Music by David George and George Johnsen
Christmas Ain’t A Drag was created over a period of 10 years starting back when David lived in Los Angeles and worked the stage for the Brian Setzer Orchestra Christmas Show. It was such an amazing show that he was inspired to write songs that were uplifting and fun like those he had heard at the old Gibson Amphitheater at Universal. David previewed an early version of Christmas Ain’t a Drag – The Musical in 2015 at The Madrid in Kansas City, which was an amazing learning experience. Since then, he has teamed up with Ric Zivic (Producer, Tony-nominated A Christmas Story-The Musical on Broadway) and Abbe Sparks (Abbe Sparks Media) in New York to form CAAD Partners LLC. Ric and Abbe serve as the executive producers of the show.
Over the last two years, we have held numerous readings and a musical showcase in New York to develop and fine tune the show. These readings enabled us to introduce the show to potential investors and interested people of the New York/Broadway/Theater scene.
My partners and I have been working diligently to bring my big band, rock & roll revue Christmas Ain’t A Drag to New York City and we plan to debut it this year at The Cutting Room . Our goal is to make our show into a film for the holidays as well as create a touring production and possibly perform a season on Broadway! We hope to make Christmas Ain’t A Drag a new holiday tradition!
We are looking to raise $15,000 to help defray our production budget costs including rehearsals. Raising the $15,000 will enable us to secure our incredible cast and bring together a rock star collection of New York’s finest musicians to fill out the Christmas Ain’t A Drag Orchestra.
Also, our goal doesn’t stop there! If we raise more than our $15,000 goal we plan on allocating those funds toward set pieces, staging, costumes, and additional advertising.
Your contributions go towards the cost of: -Production -Director -Music Director -Choreographer -Stage Manager -Stage Hands -Cast -8-pc Orchestra -Charts & Arrangements -Travel -Cast Rehearsals (Cast & Band) -Costumes -Sound & Lights
Here is a breakdown of where your money will go to produce Christmas Ain’t A Dragthe musical revue in New York city.
SPECIAL GIFTS FOR YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS!
$50 - CHRISTMAS AIN’T A DRAG (DEMO) CD This gift is a limited edition copy of the demos on compact disc for the show.
$100 - CD & COFFEE MUG w/ LOGO This gift is a red coffee mug with the Christmas Ain’t A Drag Logo
$200 -SIT IN ON A DRESS REHEARSAL at the Cutting Room in New York City! With this donation we invite you to join us during a dress rehearsal. (travel not included)
$300 - JOIN US OPENING NIGHT! With this donation we invite you and a guest to opening night VIP! (travel not included)
$500 - HAVE DAVID WRITE you a Christmas Song With this donation you can help David write a personalize Christmas song just for you!
$500 - SKYPE DANCE/WORKOUT with BILLY BLANKS, JR.! With this donation you will receive a 30 minute dance/workout session via Skype with our star Billy Blanks, Jr.!
$1,000 - SANTA’S HELPER With this donation your name will be listed in our donor page with a thank you in our program .
$5,000 - RUDOLPH THE LEAD REINDEER With this donation you will have an ad in our program with your name and a personalized note.
If you would like to be a full investor in this show please let us know! email us at firstname.lastname@example.org