After six years of development, SHORTLAND STREET - THE
MUSICAL finally premiered as Auckland Theatre Company's summer
musical in a production audiences and critics raved
"A quintessential Kiwi musical that can be performed over and
over again" - Stuff
"One of the most entertaining and enjoyable theatrical events of
the year" - Theatrescenes
"The benchmark for the future [of New Zealand musicals]" -
We now want to make an original cast recording of the
eighteen songs in the show, written and composed by Guy Langford,
including 'Not in Guatemala Now', 'Stuck In a Love Triangle',
'Bed-Hopping' and 'Cliffhanger.'
"Every ballad, duet and ensemble sing-off has instant classic
written all over it" - NZ Herald
"The score is electric, funky, and so damn catchy" - Broadway
"The songs [are] insanely good. Campy, catchy, funny: everything
you could hope from even a Broadway production" - express
To make the album a reality we need your support! By
donating, you'll help us reach our target of $12,500, enabling us
to cover all the costs involved (studio, talent, production) in
making a high-quality recording.
When the album's complete (mid-2019), you'll be the
first to hear it. Then we'll spread the music far and wide, so
those that have seen the show can re-experience 'The Five Wives of
Doctor Warner', and those that haven't can get a taste of Lionel's
tap-dancing barbershop-singing muffins croon 'Bake It
We've reached our target!
2 WEEKS AGO
We've hit 100% of our target! Thank you to each and every one of you for your generosity and support. We're over the moon the original cast recording is now officially going to happen, and planning is already underway to get into the studio as soon as possible. I'll keep you informed of progress, and look forward to sharing the album with you when it's finished.
Luckily, our crowdfunding campaign still has 3 days left to go, and so all donations from now on go toward paying a more sustainable koha to our 21 amazing performers. If you know people who may still like to give, please give them a friendly nudge.
3 WEEKS AGO
Good news! The team at Boosted have extended our crowdfunding campaign to make a Shortland Street - The Musical album. We now have an extra 9 days to reach our target. We're within reach now, so a nudge to anyone you know who hasn't yet donated would be much appreciated.
You may have seen in yesterday's NZ Herald an announcement that there is a brand new production of the musical about to be presented, by a different theatre company, in another part of the country. More details will be announced soon. But having a high quality recording of the original cast's performance is the perfect way to inspire more productions of the show in the future, and keep this great Kiwi musical alive. So thanks again for your support!
We're nearly there!
3 WEEKS AGO
Wow! Thank you to everyone who has donated so generously to our campaign to make an Original Cast Recording of Shortland Street - The Musical. Your support is much appreciated!
We're so close to reaching our target, but we still have a wee way to go. There's only a few days left, so please spread the word. A text/email to a few friends makes a big difference.
Check out our social networks (@ShortyMusical) for lots of great content to share. There's even snippets of the songs from the live show, just waiting to be recorded in a studio...
Will we reach 100% before it's too late? LIFE IS A CLIFFHANGER. LOVE IS A CLIFFHANGER. DEATH IS A CLIFFHANGER. CROWDFUNDING'S A CLIFFHANG -