Help Fund the "UpStairs" Revival!

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In 2013, UpStairs by Louisiana author and composer Wayne Self made its World Premiere in New Orleans, marking the 40th anniversary of the UpStairs Lounge fire that killed 32 people.  Until the Pulse nightclub massacre, the UpStairs Lounge arson was the largest mass murder of gays in the United States. NOLA Voice Theatre  is bringing this amazing musical drama back to New Orleans June 22nd through July 1st at the Valiant Theatre  to mark the 45th anniversary, and we need your help to make it a success.

The original musical about the tragedy has played to critical success in New York, Chicago and Hollywood  since it's debut. It chronicles the actual events that terrible evening in New Orleans history in a brilliant, funny, and respectful treatment by Mr. Self. Initially met with protests from the survivors and the families of the victims, UpStairs quickly won their approval with it's respectful, loving and oft-times hilarious treatment.

All funds from this GoFundMe campaign will be used to provide the production with a full set and costumes, pay for the cast and crew, advertising, printing, and promotional expenses. We are also hoping to produce a cast recording of the show for archival and promotional purposes.

We need to raise the $10,000.00 by May 15th, 2018 to make this production a success. This is one of the most notable and socially relevant shows to come out of New Orleans in many years. UpStairs is the only musical approved by families of the victims, it a lesson in human nature and the perseverance of the soul in the face of overwhelming grief.  Your support of this project will help us present this critically praised musical once more to the City of New Orleans. While the tragedy went ignored for over thirty years, UpStairs remembers those who lost their lives in a senseless act of violence that went unpunished and unrecognized.

Our gratitude for your help is endless, but theatre doesn't happen for free. We believe deeply in bringing UpStairs back to New Orleans' audiences, and in the importance of telling this story.
To thank you for your support, we're offering:

For donors up to $100 - our sincerest thanks, and a Company listing in the program.

For donors of $101-$250 - a collectible poster from the show, autographed by the cast, and a Featured listing in the program.

For donors of $251-$500 - two tickets to any performance with two complimentary cocktails from the lounge, a collectible poster from the show, autographed by the cast, and a Supporting listing in the program.

For donors of $501-$1,000 - four tickets to any performance and four complimentary cocktails from the lounge, a special meet and greet with the cast after the show, a collectible poster from the show, autographed by the cast, and a Star listing in the program.

For donors of $1,000-$2,500 - Anniversary Package:
Six tickets and six complimentary cocktails, for the June 24th performance, the autographed poster, a Producing Partner listing, and admission to a private party after the show with the cast, the producers, and production staff.

We thank you for your help in this worthy endeavor!
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We are just over 20% of the way towards our goal of $10,000 to bring "UpStairs" back to New Orleans. But, we still need your help! Please help us return "UpStairs" to the city where it happened. Any donation will be appreciated. And, check out the packages we're offering for the production.
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We are nearly at 20% of the $10,000 we need to raise for the #NOLA production of #UpStairs this June. Please watch this video from the playwright, and help us bring this important show back to the city where it happened.
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We've just cleared $1,500.00 on our $10,000 goal to bring the original "UpStairs" musical back to New Orleans! Please help us make this production a reality in June! We're offering some really nice incentives, so check out our campaign. Thanks in advance for your support!
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Our campaign is trending! We are just over one-tenth of the way to our goal of $10,000, but it's a great start. Please help us "UpStairs", the original dramatic, touching, and amazing musical drama back to New Orleans this June. Help support a New Orleans original!
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