My name is Steven Guy and in 2007; whilst recovering from major neck surgery, I began writing a little story based around three of my favourite songs by The Angels.
At first I was writing it for me; it was purely a cathartic thing. Then the story began to develop. After a few months the first three songs became 10, 10 songs quickly became 20, 20 became 30, 30 became a nightmare and today, it is a very tight 26 song rock n roll operatic thrill ride. The first full draft was completed in 2008. From there a whole other magical mystery tour began....
After a few attempts at getting the show produced by other "well meaning" folk I have decided that the time is right for me to do Bad Dream my way. I have learned, and I am still learning a lot.
The two week preview run of the show will be staged in late October and early November 2019 at a small centrally located theatre in Sydney. The theatre, location and dates will be confirmed as soon as, and if, the crowdfunding target is reached.
The preview run of the show will be presented with as many bells and whistles as possible. It will will be performed with live vocals and backing tracks. There will be some elements of live musicians where possible.
This crowdfunding campaign is the box office, each ticket purchased is the reward. Tickets purchased as rewards are $45 with all remaining tickets to be sold at a higher price through the general box office at a later date.
Tickets are expected to be delivered by mid July 2019.
The show has the official approvals of The Angels, BMG Publishing and Mushroom Publishing.
I am looking forward to getting this beastie out of my head !
Bad Dream a rock opera is the story of Alexander and Lucy, a seemingly happy young couple. Lucy is waiting for the news she has always wanted whilst Alexander is distracted by pleasures more sensual. Add to the mix Amanda, Alexander's secretary and party girl. Last but not least, Mr Damage, the "psychopomp" (look it up, it's a great word) he oversees the delivery of souls to their rightful place without the interference of Heaven or Hell. Who wins, who loses, only time will tell. If you think Frank N Furter meets Romeo & Juliet you are on the right track. The primary aim of the preview is to have the show seen by relevant and interested parties as well as sell some tickets to everyday punters.
This preview version of the show will include live vocals but will be using backing tracks, the cost of adding a band to the production would have completely blown the budget. However there will be moments of "live" backing and minstrel type moments included to show what a future larger scale version of the show would look and sound like !
**Please note this is not a gig or the story of The Angels, it is an original 2 part rock opera which includes a mix of 30 years of their back catalogue. It contains some of The Angels all time favourites, album tracks, singles and B sides, but rest assured, even though the meanings of the songs may have changed, the score remains unchanged.
The show also includes the original song "Some Days" by Bidmead / Guy.
Crowdfunding is the primary box office and I do not envisage more shows being added. Tickets not sold through crowdfunding will be sold through the general box office at a higher price.
$45 a ticket for shows premiering in late October / early November. The crowdfunding campaign will run 6 weeks.
The show run will be as follows....
1st show Thursday Night -
2nd show Friday Night -
3rd show Saturday Matinee -
4th show Saturday Night -
5th show Thursday Night -
6th show Friday Night -
7th show Saturday Matinee -
8th show Saturday Night -
Exact dates will be confirmed as soon as, or if, the crowdfunding target is reached.
Please don't book travel or accommodation until your performance date is confirmed.
Corporate sponsorship packages, including "naming rights" will also be available.
This is a boom or bust campaign, the entire budget is in your hands. This may be the first and last time this show is ever seen but I'm taking a punt !
"It's just a bad dream"..........