Jack Neary, Lee Grande, and company have “kick-started” their musical theater venture that will begin with a production of “The Music Man” at UMass Lowell’s Durgin Hall in August. Using the online Kickstarter tool to raise capital, Jack and friends have reached their goal of $7,600 ($100 for each of the play’s familiar trombones). There is still time to top off the contribution cup, however, because there will be additional costs and the Kickstarter opportunity is live through April 15. To date, almost 100 donors have chipped in to help. Read more about the Greater Lowell Musical Theater and connect to Kickstarter here.