I have been trying to figure out a way to get a decent budget that differs from the one I created when I produced and directed the show several years ago. But it looks like on 7,ooo bucks you can do some pretty great things... so it may just be a matter of splitting funds in other areas and being creative where you can. The one thing I refuse to be creative on is costumes... but Julie had informed me that you can rent them - and that may be cheaper... so I am gonna look into that too.
If you all get any other ideas - let me know. You can always email me too.