This Could Be On Broadway!

Created by The Tin Can Brothers

"This Could Be On Broadway" is a new stage musical about a group of high school students mounting their spring musical and the shenanigans that ensue. From callbacks to the cast party, the stage is a battleground where egos flare, showmances rage, and the only option is to option up. From the minds of Lauren Lopez, Clark Baxtresser, Brian Rosenthal, Corey Lubowich, & Joey Richter

Latest Updates from Our Project:

🎬 That's a Wrap!! ... Now, Post Production✂️ & Rewards💎
14 days ago – Mon, Nov 15, 2021 at 01:24:23 PM

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The Reading Is Cast! 🎲 And Rehearsals Are Right Around the Corner...!!!😱
about 2 months ago – Thu, Oct 14, 2021 at 09:21:49 PM

Hello friends,

How time flies when you are writing and producing a staged concert reading. ⏰ We are just over a week away from beginning rehearsals for This Could Be On Broadway and thrilled to announce that we have put together a stellar cast of performers for this staged concert reading. If you have been following our work for some time, you will undoubtably recognize some of these faces, but we are also delighted to be working with some other talented folk for the first time. 

Additionally, we are hard at work getting the script and songs up to snuff! As we discussed during the Kickstarter campaign, this project is about process. And with a solid (but malleable) script in hand, we are so excited to begin the process of bringing the words off the page and into the rehearsal room. How will things change? What will our words sound like when processed through the hearts, minds, and vocal cords of the actors? Could this show actually be on Broadway (our characters certainly seem to think so)???


We definitely have our work cut out for us the next few weeks, but look forward to diving into all the creative possibilities before us. This project is going to be something special! We'll be in touch again after production with more news. Until then, we thank you for your support and look forward to sharing the world of Mountain Valley High School with you soon.


Best,

The TCBOB Creative Team


NOTE: BakerKit surveys have been released to all backers! If you still haven't received yours, please check your spam & promotions folders and/or reach out to us via Kickstarter messaging.

🎉 We did it!!!! Next up: Reward Surveys...📋
3 months ago – Wed, Sep 08, 2021 at 09:55:23 PM

When Sweeney Todd said, "There's a hole in the world like a big black pit who are filled with people who are filled with shit..."💩he was WRONG!! He was DEAD wrong. There IS a whole in the world, BUT it's a big shining orb filled with lovely people like yourself who so generously helped us exceed our fundraising goal! 👯‍♀️🥳👯‍♂️ We are beyond floored that in addition to producing a staged concert reading of This Could Be On Broadway, we will also be bringing you a DadCam™️ & Mommentary™️ 👨‍👩‍👦commentary video AND a Cast Album 📀of this first iteration of the show. WOW!!! Take that Demon Barber of Fleet Street!!! 

***TLDR: We did it!!!!!

Reward Surveys 📝

🚨BackerKit surveys will be hitting your inbox at the end of September (the email you used for this Kickstarter)!  It's like homework... but FUN!!! On the survey, you will enter all the pertinent information we need for you to receive your rewards in a timely manner: mailing addresses, shirt sizes, add-on selections, etc. You'll also be able to adjust your pledge to include additional add-ons (if you missed the opportunity during the campaign). 

You'll have exactly one month to complete your survey. If you don't complete it in that timeframe, we may not be able to get you your rewards! Please also make sure to include a reliable address for all shipped rewards! If you are moving, please make sure your mail will be forwarded or put down your new address when you fill out the survey. 

🎁Most physical rewards will arrive in December and we'll be reaching out to "🚪The Room(s) Where It Happens" backers soon to schedule the Rehearsal Visits. Other digital rewards such as the Scratch Album, Video Chats, Preview Livestream, and Cast Party will be delivered/occur at a later date TBA. We'll update you when those are coming. (FYI: The reward estimates listed on the Kickstarter page are very conservative, just in case of any unforeseen circumstances that may impede their delivery. But we hope to have them to you sooner!🤞🏼)

***TLDR: Stay tuned for reward surveys!

And so it begins...🚦

We have been hard at work writing This Could Be On Broadway with the intention of beginning rehearsals in mid October. You're probably thinking: "Wait, that's right around the corner, isn't is!??" Yes, yes it is! 😅We have our work cut out for us these next few weeks with finishing up the songs, script, and casting the show, but we are overjoyed to be working on a project that we hold so near and dear to our theatre kid hearts! And having you all along for the ride makes it even more special!! ❤️‍🔥🎭 Stay tuned for updates and turn on those notifications so you don't miss a single note in the ThisCould Be On Broadway journey! 🛎

***TLDR: Thank you! We love you! Here we go!

xoxo,

TCB, Lauren, & Clark

Please, welcome to the stage... Add-Ons!!!!🌼📌👕 (Plus One Final Livestream🎥🥺)
3 months ago – Mon, Aug 30, 2021 at 09:06:18 PM

Iiiiiiiiiit's been one: week since you looked at me... and there's still one week to go of the This Could Be on Broadway Kickstarter extravaganza! 🕶🎧🎶

What a thrilling campaign this has been so far, folks! This past Saturday, we passed our first stretch goal unlocking DadCam™️ & Mommentary™️!!! So, we can all look forward to our boy Joey's parents giving their unsolicited commentary on this show in the near future. 👨‍👩‍👦

 So, next up...  

 Can we kick-ball-change to $92k by next Saturday? If we can, we'll produce the Cast Album of the Staged Concert Reading! 🎧👯🤩  How would you like to listen to this original workshop cast album forever and ever? We certainly would love that. 

And as a little bonus to help along the way, we'll be releasing two more High School Flashback Videos 📺!! Here's what we've got prepped-->

$83k - Clip of Clark Baxtresser as "Javert" in Les Miserables

$87k - Clip of Lauren Lopez as  “Anita” in West Side Story

These will surely be delightful treats on the road to $92k!! Lets doooooo iiiiiiit!! 🤾🏻‍♂️

 But there's more... 

It’s time to let your This Could Be on Broadway spirit shine with some exclusive flair!! Time to Add-on, y’all! We are offering Pins, Patches, and the exclusive TCBoB Cast & Crew Shirt as campaign Add-ons...

Pins - Everyone’s favorite metallic accessory! We’ve got tons of enamel pin designs for you to choose from to show off your inner theatre kid. Snag your favorite design for $10 (except for the jumbo TCBoB Show Logo pin for $12) or get one of two bundled Pin Packs that includes 3 designs for $25!!

  •  Logo Pin Add-On (+$12 ) -  TCBoB Show Logo Pin
  •  Single Pin Add-On (+$10 ) -  Any other single pin
  •  Pin Pack 1 Add-On (+$25) -  Ghost & A Ghost Light Pin, Hello My Name Is: On Vocal Rest Pin, TCB Centerstage Pin
  •  Pin Pack 2 Add-On (+$25) - Mustachioed Drama Mask Pin, It’s 11 O'Clock Somewhere Pin, Find Your Light Source Four Pin

 Patches - Any graduate of a theater program will tell you that making it through hell week is just as difficult as lettering in a varsity sport. So we’ve crafted some TCB Project patches to slap on your Letterman Jacket to show your TCB pride! If you didn’t back the $50 tier, you can add-on your own TCBoB patch for $12! We’ve also included two other patches from TCB properties that can be purchased individually ($12) or in a bundle ($20).

  •  Patch Add-On (+$12/ea.) - TCBOB or Spies Are Forever or Solve It Squad Patch
  •  Patch Bundle Add-On (+$20) - Spies and Solve It Squad Patches

 Shirt - Get your very own “This Could Be on Broadway” Cast and Crew Shirt to let all the newbies know that you were a part of the OC&C (Original Cast and Crew)! Note: This is the same shirt as the $100 tier.

  • Shirt Add-On (+$30 plus $10 domestic shipping or $15 international)

How to "Add-On" 🤔

  • Go to “Manage Your Pledge”
  • Increase your pledge in the Pledge Amount box by the total $ amount of your desired add-ons
  • After the campaign ends, you'll get a backer survey to fill out. In that survey you'll specify which add-ons you chose and which pins/patches you want!

🚨REMINDER: Just change your pledge amount, not the reward tier! E.g. If you've backed for the TCBoB Patch and Casting Quiz/Audition Invite at $53 ($50 Tier + $3 shipping, or $6 if international), and you wanted to add a bundle of 3 pins, you'd keep your reward tier the same and add $25 to your pledge for a total of $78! Don't change to the $75 tier!

Wait...there's more?  

Join us this upcoming Saturday, 9/4 for Clopening Night, our final campaign livestream with the TCBoB creative team on the Tin Can Bros YouTube Channel! Anything could happen...but we can guarantee there will be some Real Housewives dramatic readings, ridiculous riffs, and show biz stories to share. We hope you'll join us to celebrate an amazing Kickstarter and dive deeper into this musical journey together.

Is that it, now??? ⌛️

Yes. Yes, it is. Thanks for reading this update and check out our FAQ if you have any questions! 👍🏼 Thank you all for being down to join us on this next TCB adventure! Psyched to finish off strong! 💪🏼😘

xo, TCB

A Thank You Note From the TCBoB Team! 💝 Plus...Stretch Goals!!! 🏋🏻‍♂️
3 months ago – Thu, Aug 19, 2021 at 05:56:20 PM

Attention Students of Mountain Valley High School (AKA you, our Backers):

This is your five co-Principals speaking (AKA TinCanBros, Lauren, & Clark). We are simply thrilled to report that last Saturday, during our weekly stream, we passed our funding goal for This Could Be on Broadway!!! In only 12 days, you all showed your school spirit for this project in a big way, helping make this dream a reality with several weeks still to go! 🥳 It’s been 4 years since our last crowdfunding campaign and 5 years since our first stage musical project! After all that time, we really have felt the love from our Tin Can Fam and beyond.


 STREEEEEEETCH GOALS 📈

But like we said, the campaign still has about 17 days to go and we've got a few things up our sleeves to help us stay limber (AKA Stretch Goals 💪🏼). 

$77k - DadCam™️ & Mommentary™️

Parents are essential to the High School Theater experience. They’re the audience, the critics, the videographers, and sometimes…even the crew (looking at all you moms with sewing machines who did costume alterations! 🧵🪡). Their opinions of a show can lift spirits and crush dreams. We figured that our own show about high school theater wouldn’t be complete without our own Parental POV, filmed and narrated by a Real Life Dad and Mom with a camcorder.

Featuring Joey’s very real parents, the DadCam™️ & Mommentary™️ special feature will be available to all backers as an alternate perspective on the show. 📹 Will there be out of focus zooms every time Joey is on stage? Yup. Will there be hushed whispers about how Brian needs to enunciate more? You betcha. Will one of their phones go off and interrupt everything? Count on it! 🤦🏻‍♂️

We’re REALLY excited about the chance to see our show through the actual eyes of Joey’s actual, authentic, real life parents and think it will add a layer of true authenticity to this process!! So help us get there!!

Milestone Stretch Goals - More High School Clips! 🎼🎭

But wait there’s more!! On the way to these bigger tentpole stretch goals, we’ve got some more goodies for you as we hit smaller benchmarks 🧁 See breakdown below —>


$69k - High School Flashback Video -  📺

Brian Rosenthal as “Younger Brother” in Ragtime 

Wow! Look at that 'stache!

$73k - High School Flashback Video - 📺

Joey Richter as Officer “Lockstock” in Urinetown

Miming the perfect cup of tea!

That’s right. The road to our $77k goal is filled with treasures from the past, in all their teenage glory 🤹🏻‍♂️🙈 But as our nifty graphic indicates, there’s places we’d love to go beyond $77k that include… more high school memories from Clark🧏🏻‍♂️… and Lauren🧏🏽‍♀️… and if we’re lucky…a Cast Album…?? 🎧🙊 That would be…VERY cool 👈🏼😎👉🏼


 WEEKLY LIVESTREAMS Y'ALL 📡

ICYMI, we’ve been wrapping up each week of the campaign with a TCBoB Team Livestream/Group Hang/Snack Time/Stroll down memory lane on Saturday mornings!! Themed as different milestones in the theater process, we chat about our own creative journey with the show, swap stories from our past, judge past performances, and RIFF OUR LITTLE HEARTS OUT to welcome new backers and upped pledges! 👏🏼💸👏🏼 I mean, Lauren almost peed her pants from laughing! It’s a damn party every week 🍻 So set a reminder for the Rehearsal Livestream THIS Saturday 8/21 from 11 AM to 1 PM PDT 🛎

Thank you all again for making this campaign such an enjoyable and heart warming experience so far. We love y’all and can’t wait to share this next musical adventure with you! Keep sharing, stay tuned for upcoming add ons, and see you Saturday 💓

Xo

TCB