Neil J Boyer is creating a one-of-a-kind rock opera.
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patron

$225
per audio/video recording, promoting and staging the rock opera enti
"HIZZONER" is a rock opera written to appeal to us ordinary folk, hence "a people's opera" or 'musical', if you prefer).

It has three acts, three scenes in each, as follows:
ACT 1: Scene 1  The Birth; Scene 2  The Teaching; Scene 3  The Call
Act 2: Scene 1  The Baptism; Scene 2  The Confirmation; Scene 3  The Betrayal
Act 3: Scene 1  The Ascension; Scene 2  The Power; Scene 3  The Glory
The story spans the life of a metro-city politician. For example, in Act 1, Scene 1, the Chorus introduces the main character (Hizzoner, destined to eventually rule the City), who is trying to recall the day of his birth. His Mother and Father express their fears and hopes for their new-born child. Key characters (the controlling political Ward Boss (Jack) and corrupt business-man, Mr. Saggs, who will both play an important role in his future, are introduced for the first time.  Successes come naturally to Hizzoner. However, the irresistable pull of financial and political corruption lead inevitably to serious betrayals of the City's reigning Boss, his long-time playmate Mary (a wife-to-be) and ultimately his best Friend. The curtain opens on the Chorus and Hizzoner with the following lines:
Chorus: Remember, remember, start at the beginning
Begin-Begin-Begin Begin-Begin-Begin Begin-Begin-Begin 
Hizzoner: What should I remember?
Am I on the right tack?
I am sure I was born a million years back
But how can I remember right out of the womb?
Perhaps its all phony, what was written on my tomb by some public relations flack!        
The music and lyrics are finished. Basic orchestration is now being written but will take several more months to complete. Orchestrated scene scores (Acts 1, 2 and part of 3) can be heard at Hizzoner: a people's opera in three Acts, nine Scenes

The orchestrated music will hopefully help to build support (financial as well as interest in the music community) and lay some groundwork for attracting a larger audience among music lovers generally.

Key tasks ahead, for which your kind financial support will be used, include:
1. Enlisting talented singers;
2. Preparation of a demonstration recording of the opera;
3. Preparation of a video for use in building viewership, funding support and a presentation package;
4. Preparation of a professional presentation package for potential investors;
5. Refinement of opera and preparations for theatrical performance.

Obviously, the ultimate objective is to see the work produced on the stage, as well as in the form of an video production and/or in anime form? Weird idea? I'm open to creative suggestions.

Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per audio/video recording, promoting and staging the rock opera enti
For  $1, patrons will receive one emailed pdf page of the Libretto (lyrics only) for Hizzoner (first email includes title, playbill, characters and first lyric pages).
Pledge $2 or more per audio/video recording, promoting and staging the rock opera enti
For $2, patrons will receive one emailed pdf page of the Score (melody only with lyrics).
Pledge $4 or more per audio/video recording, promoting and staging the rock opera enti
For $4, patrons will receive one emailed pdf copy of a Scene from the Libretto (lyrics only).
Pledge $6 or more per audio/video recording, promoting and staging the rock opera enti
For $6, patrons will receive one emailed pdf copy of a Scene from the Score (melody only with lyrics).
Pledge $8 or more per audio/video recording, promoting and staging the rock opera enti
For $8, patrons will receive one emailed pdf copy of an Act from the Libretto (lyrics only).
Pledge $10 or more per audio/video recording, promoting and staging the rock opera enti
For $10, patrons will receive one emailed pdf Act from the Score (melody only with lyrics).
Pledge $15 or more per audio/video recording, promoting and staging the rock opera enti
For $15, patrons will receive one full emailed pdf copy of the Libretto (lyrics only).
Pledge $20 or more per audio/video recording, promoting and staging the rock opera enti
For $20, patrons will receive one full emailed or otherwise delivered pdf copy of the Score (melody only with lyrics).
Pledge $50 or more per audio/video recording, promoting and staging the rock opera enti
For $50, patrons will receive one emailed or otherwise delivered recording of one Act in Mp3 or equivalent format (music only, no lyrics).
Pledge $100 or more per audio/video recording, promoting and staging the rock opera enti
For $100, patrons will receive one emailed or otherwise delivered recording of the full opera in Mp3 or equivalent format (music only, no lyrics).
Pledge $150 or more per audio/video recording, promoting and staging the rock opera enti
For $150, patrons will receive one emailed or otherwise delivered recording of one Act in Mp3 or equivalent format (music with preliminary vocals).
Pledge $250 or more per audio/video recording, promoting and staging the rock opera enti
For $250, patrons will receive one emailed or otherwise delivered recording of the full opera in Mp3 or equivalent format (music with preliminary vocals).
Pledge $350 or more per audio/video recording, promoting and staging the rock opera enti
For $350, patrons will receive one emailed or otherwise delivered recording of one Act in Mp3 or equivalent format (music with final vocals).
Pledge $500 or more per audio/video recording, promoting and staging the rock opera enti
For $500, patrons will receive one emailed or otherwise delivered recording of the full opera in Mp3 or equivalent format (music with final vocals).
Pledge $750 or more per audio/video recording, promoting and staging the rock opera enti
For $750, patrons will receive one emailed or otherwise delivered invitation to attend a specified preliminary vocal recording session. Patrons are responsible for all expenses that may be incurred in connection with any visits to recording studios.
Pledge $1,000 or more per audio/video recording, promoting and staging the rock opera enti
For $1,000, patrons will receive one emailed or otherwise delivered invitation to attend a specified final vocal recording session. Patrons are responsible for all expenses that may be incurred in connection with any visits to recording studios.
Pledge $1,500 or more per audio/video recording, promoting and staging the rock opera enti
For $1,500, patrons will receive one emailed or otherwise delivered invitation to attend a specified rehearsal for the first staged opera. Patrons are responsible for all expenses that may be incurred in connection with any visits to recording studios.
Pledge $2,500 or more per audio/video recording, promoting and staging the rock opera enti
For $2,500, patrons will receive four (4) emailed or otherwise delivered tickets to attend a specified performance of the first staged opera (i.e., off-off-Broadway). Patrons are responsible for all expenses that may be incurred in connection with any visits to recording studios.
Pledge $10,000 or more per audio/video recording, promoting and staging the rock opera enti
For $10,000, patrons will receive ten (10) emailed or otherwise delivered tickets to attend the first night NYC performance of Hizzoner (Note: important NYC theaters locations are both on and off-Broadway. Tickets will be provided subject to the actual producer-chosen theater location). Patrons are responsible for all expenses that may be incurred in connection with any visits to recording studios.
Goals
$225 of $2,500 per audio/video recording, promoting and staging the rock opera enti
A preliminary recording is needed to begin to refine Hizzoner's music and lyrics. These funds will be used to locate, enlist, and cover some of the basic costs (transportation, meals, etc.) of several talented volunteer singers (male and female) who will sing the lyrics (lead roles as well as chorus parts).
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"HIZZONER" is a rock opera written to appeal to us ordinary folk, hence "a people's opera" or 'musical', if you prefer).

It has three acts, three scenes in each, as follows:
ACT 1: Scene 1  The Birth; Scene 2  The Teaching; Scene 3  The Call
Act 2: Scene 1  The Baptism; Scene 2  The Confirmation; Scene 3  The Betrayal
Act 3: Scene 1  The Ascension; Scene 2  The Power; Scene 3  The Glory
The story spans the life of a metro-city politician. For example, in Act 1, Scene 1, the Chorus introduces the main character (Hizzoner, destined to eventually rule the City), who is trying to recall the day of his birth. His Mother and Father express their fears and hopes for their new-born child. Key characters (the controlling political Ward Boss (Jack) and corrupt business-man, Mr. Saggs, who will both play an important role in his future, are introduced for the first time.  Successes come naturally to Hizzoner. However, the irresistable pull of financial and political corruption lead inevitably to serious betrayals of the City's reigning Boss, his long-time playmate Mary (a wife-to-be) and ultimately his best Friend. The curtain opens on the Chorus and Hizzoner with the following lines:
Chorus: Remember, remember, start at the beginning
Begin-Begin-Begin Begin-Begin-Begin Begin-Begin-Begin 
Hizzoner: What should I remember?
Am I on the right tack?
I am sure I was born a million years back
But how can I remember right out of the womb?
Perhaps its all phony, what was written on my tomb by some public relations flack!        
The music and lyrics are finished. Basic orchestration is now being written but will take several more months to complete. Orchestrated scene scores (Acts 1, 2 and part of 3) can be heard at Hizzoner: a people's opera in three Acts, nine Scenes

The orchestrated music will hopefully help to build support (financial as well as interest in the music community) and lay some groundwork for attracting a larger audience among music lovers generally.

Key tasks ahead, for which your kind financial support will be used, include:
1. Enlisting talented singers;
2. Preparation of a demonstration recording of the opera;
3. Preparation of a video for use in building viewership, funding support and a presentation package;
4. Preparation of a professional presentation package for potential investors;
5. Refinement of opera and preparations for theatrical performance.

Obviously, the ultimate objective is to see the work produced on the stage, as well as in the form of an video production and/or in anime form? Weird idea? I'm open to creative suggestions.

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Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per audio/video recording, promoting and staging the rock opera enti
For  $1, patrons will receive one emailed pdf page of the Libretto (lyrics only) for Hizzoner (first email includes title, playbill, characters and first lyric pages).
Pledge $2 or more per audio/video recording, promoting and staging the rock opera enti
For $2, patrons will receive one emailed pdf page of the Score (melody only with lyrics).
Pledge $4 or more per audio/video recording, promoting and staging the rock opera enti
For $4, patrons will receive one emailed pdf copy of a Scene from the Libretto (lyrics only).
Pledge $6 or more per audio/video recording, promoting and staging the rock opera enti
For $6, patrons will receive one emailed pdf copy of a Scene from the Score (melody only with lyrics).
Pledge $8 or more per audio/video recording, promoting and staging the rock opera enti
For $8, patrons will receive one emailed pdf copy of an Act from the Libretto (lyrics only).
Pledge $10 or more per audio/video recording, promoting and staging the rock opera enti
For $10, patrons will receive one emailed pdf Act from the Score (melody only with lyrics).
Pledge $15 or more per audio/video recording, promoting and staging the rock opera enti
For $15, patrons will receive one full emailed pdf copy of the Libretto (lyrics only).
Pledge $20 or more per audio/video recording, promoting and staging the rock opera enti
For $20, patrons will receive one full emailed or otherwise delivered pdf copy of the Score (melody only with lyrics).
Pledge $50 or more per audio/video recording, promoting and staging the rock opera enti
For $50, patrons will receive one emailed or otherwise delivered recording of one Act in Mp3 or equivalent format (music only, no lyrics).
Pledge $100 or more per audio/video recording, promoting and staging the rock opera enti
For $100, patrons will receive one emailed or otherwise delivered recording of the full opera in Mp3 or equivalent format (music only, no lyrics).
Pledge $150 or more per audio/video recording, promoting and staging the rock opera enti
For $150, patrons will receive one emailed or otherwise delivered recording of one Act in Mp3 or equivalent format (music with preliminary vocals).
Pledge $250 or more per audio/video recording, promoting and staging the rock opera enti
For $250, patrons will receive one emailed or otherwise delivered recording of the full opera in Mp3 or equivalent format (music with preliminary vocals).
Pledge $350 or more per audio/video recording, promoting and staging the rock opera enti
For $350, patrons will receive one emailed or otherwise delivered recording of one Act in Mp3 or equivalent format (music with final vocals).
Pledge $500 or more per audio/video recording, promoting and staging the rock opera enti
For $500, patrons will receive one emailed or otherwise delivered recording of the full opera in Mp3 or equivalent format (music with final vocals).
Pledge $750 or more per audio/video recording, promoting and staging the rock opera enti
For $750, patrons will receive one emailed or otherwise delivered invitation to attend a specified preliminary vocal recording session. Patrons are responsible for all expenses that may be incurred in connection with any visits to recording studios.
Pledge $1,000 or more per audio/video recording, promoting and staging the rock opera enti
For $1,000, patrons will receive one emailed or otherwise delivered invitation to attend a specified final vocal recording session. Patrons are responsible for all expenses that may be incurred in connection with any visits to recording studios.
Pledge $1,500 or more per audio/video recording, promoting and staging the rock opera enti
For $1,500, patrons will receive one emailed or otherwise delivered invitation to attend a specified rehearsal for the first staged opera. Patrons are responsible for all expenses that may be incurred in connection with any visits to recording studios.
Pledge $2,500 or more per audio/video recording, promoting and staging the rock opera enti
For $2,500, patrons will receive four (4) emailed or otherwise delivered tickets to attend a specified performance of the first staged opera (i.e., off-off-Broadway). Patrons are responsible for all expenses that may be incurred in connection with any visits to recording studios.
Pledge $10,000 or more per audio/video recording, promoting and staging the rock opera enti
For $10,000, patrons will receive ten (10) emailed or otherwise delivered tickets to attend the first night NYC performance of Hizzoner (Note: important NYC theaters locations are both on and off-Broadway. Tickets will be provided subject to the actual producer-chosen theater location). Patrons are responsible for all expenses that may be incurred in connection with any visits to recording studios.