Following their successful collaboration on the Antikythera Mechanism, Nathaniel and Alyssa decided to go all Rodgers and Hammerstein, or in this case, Johnstone & Rosenbloom, and embark on a quest of epic proportions: to write a musical…..I know…we’ve questioned our sanity several times….
However, never ones to turn down crazy ideas, we have spent the last year doing just that! Nathaniel wanted time travel and robots. Alyssa looked for human drama. The result is Any Moment Now: a story of love, loss, assassins, devious villains, time travel, and butterflies.
Meet Petra and Eden, two sisters who live underground with the remnants of humanity after a disastrous apocalypse, Maya, a genius inventor in a long past time of technological progress, Edward Norton Danforth III, a cyborg with dreams of world domination, and Jonathan, a guy just trying to find his place in the world. Together, theirs is a saga that spans the ages where if you change anything, you change everything.
The stage is set and the actors are ready. We are thrilled to have the vocal talents of the lovely Dogwood, Unwoman, and Jody Ellen on board and as well as the piano styling’s of Jake Sele from Good Company. We look forward to announcing some other fabulous performers in the near future as well!
Now all we need is your help to make Any Moment Now a full-blown reality! With a debut performance on May 22nd, 2015 at Clockwork Alchemy in San Jose, CA, we’ve reached our final big production push to not only bring the show to the stage, but into each of your homes and music players as well, with a full cast recording CD, art prints, t-shirts, and more!
As always, thank you so much for your support!!!
#anymomentnow #changeanything #changeeverything
A musical adventure where every choice matters...
How do you help?
Where does the money go?
How do you see the show?
How do you help? To support us, choose your perk level below and donate! Perks range from packs of art prints with different backdrops from the show to pre-orders of the cast recording to a chance to sit in on the dress rehearsal (Bay Area, CA) or have a private Nathaniel Johnstone Band house concert (Seattle-Tacoma area only, if you are outside of the area travel and lodging costs will have to me negotiated separately). Whatever you choose, we cannot thank you enough!
Where does the money go? Most goes to paying the musicians who lend us their extraordinary talents to amp every idea up to the next level. With the rest we pay for mastering, studio time, and production costs. Our goal is $8000 and each penny will go into costs associated with producing the show and cast recording.
We have poured our hearts out into Any Moment Now and can’t wait to share it with you!
How do you see the show? The best way is to attend Clockwork Alchemy in San Jose, CA on May 22nd, 2015. Tickets are available at www.clockworkalchemy.com and Day passes to Clockwork Alchemy will be available on site on the day of the show till 8pm. We will be filming that performance and it will be available for purchase soon after Clockwork Alchemy. We are also looking for additional venues and conventions to bring our show too! Please contact us if you are interested in bringing Any Moment Now to your con.
Q: I want to donate, but I don't have a credit card or like to use PayPal - can I pay by check or money order?
A: Yes! You can donate at any level via check or money order (or cash or square if you're local). Just write us for the payment and address info.
Q. I can only donate a little right this moment, but can I donate more in the near future and how would that work?
A. We appreciate anything you can donate to make this happen (we're on a budget too, hence this fundraiser, and so we we understand!), so let's say you donate $20 now, and $20 in 2 weeks, you'll go up to the next level, because we'll keep track of it for you. Whatever level your total amount reaches, is what you will get (and who knows, maybe more!)
Q: Why are you using your own website vs. a crowdfunding site?
A: Several reasons: One: it cuts out an additional middle man, which means more funds can go towards the project. Two: this project will be going forward no matter what, and every donation counts.
Q. How do the House Concerts work?
A. If you live in the Puget Sound Area (basically within 2 hours of Seattle proper), we come to you! Scheduling/availability is subject to our calendar (and yours), so please keep that in mind. If you live outside of Western Washington, then we're still happy to come and do a house concert for you - but you are also responsible for the cost of transportation (airships, trains, automobiles + lodging) - so that is an additional cost beyond the $2000. If you have any questions - please email us!
Q. When will I get my CD/rewards?
A. We are estimating that the CDs will be ready early June - you may be able to get them earlier if you are attending one of the events we're performing at. Everyone who donates will be added to a special newsletter which will let you know exactly how things are going and when you can expect your CD and related rewards.
Have a question not answered by the FAQ? E-mail us
$5.00 Level - Warm Fuzzies
A donation of $5.00 is much appreciated and we bestow upon you our heartfelt gratitude! Thank you!
$10.00 Level - Sticker!
A donation of $10.00 includes our heartfelt gratitude, and a special "Any Moment Now" logo sticker! Thank you!
$20.00 Level - Digital Download
A donation of $20.00 includes our heartfelt gratitude, the "Any Moment Now" logo sticker, and a digital download of the music! Thank you!
$35.00 Level - The Complete Album Set
A donation of $35.00 includes our heartfelt gratitude, the "Any Moment Now" logo sticker, a digital download of the music, and the actual 2-CD album set. Thank you!
$50.00 Level - SIGNED CDs!
A donation of $50.00 includes our heartfelt gratitude, the "Any Moment Now" logo sticker, a digital download of the music, and the actual 2-CD album set, SIGNED! Thank you!
$75.00 Level - Liner Notes Credit + Art Prints!
A donation of $75.00 includes our heartfelt gratitude, the "Any Moment Now" logo sticker, a digital download, signed CD set + Liner Note Credits + Art Prints Set! Thank you!
$100.00 Level - T-Shirt + Custom Haiku
A donation of $100 includes everything in the $75.00 level + a "Any Moment Now" T-Shirt & Haiku on the topic of your choice written by Alyssa. We will contact you to get your t-shirt size and topic request. Thank you!
$250.00 Level - Signed Draft Ephemera + LE Poster
A donation of $250 includes everything in the $100 level + one of the original song drafts, signed + a limited edition 11"x17" poster signed by the Clockwork Alchemy performance cast. We will contact you to get your t-shirt size and topic request. Thank you!
$500.00 Level - Oh Shiny Things!
A donation of $500 includes everything in the $250 level + 3D-printed necklace by Brassy Steamington, featuring the "Any Moment Now" butterfly logo. Limited to 10 pieces total.
$1000.00 Level - Attend Rehearsal + Custom Art
A donation of $1000 includes everything in the $500 level + Attend Rehearsal at Alyssa's home in the Bay Area of California - the night before Clockwork Alchemy (limited) + a custom "tiny original" work of art by Tempest.
$2000.00 Level - House Concert with TNJB!
A donation of $2000 includes everything in the 1000 + A House Concert in the Puget Sound Area (Washington) with The Nathaniel Johnstone Band. For house concerts OUTSIDE of the Puget Sound Area, you will also need to additionally provide transportation and accommodations for the band. If we are already in your area for another event, then we may be able to waive those additional costs. Let's talk! Concert dates are subject to our availability.
Name Your Own Level
Open Donation! Huzzah for the tipper! Want to donate something that's in-between levels, or even more? Use this button to enter your own amount, and there may just be something special included with your rewards! (You can also opt to give without receiving certain rewards, just let us know in the seller instructions..)