Elise Dewsberry | NewMusicalsInc

avoiding feedback: TRANSITIONS

This vlog covers another picky technical issue - scene transitions. Productions today are very cinematic in the flow of scenes - how can you make sure your script flows from scene to scene in a stageable way?

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Featured Video: “Gratitude” from Manson’s Girls at Hollywood Fringe 2018


Visit our YouTube Channel at https://youtu.be/dYW1o-ZESTA to check out NMI’s newest Featured Video, from “Manson’s Girls,” the story of the Manson Family murders, told from the perspective of the girls. In this clip, the Girls remind a wavering cohort what they’ve done for her and what they expect in return.

“Manson’s Girls” was nominated for Best Musical at the 2018 Hollywood Fringe Festival and voted Best Musical by Tvolution and Pick of the Fringe by Combined Art Form, with music by Ron Barnett, lyrics by Mitch Glaser, and book by Scott Guy. Directed by Scott Guy with Music Direction from Ron Barnett. This excerpt features Megan Ruble as Sadie Mae, with l. to r.: Lauran Dewey (Squeaky), Christina Anatone (Marioche) and Lia Peros (Big Patty).

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Featured Video: “A Family Portrait,” a 15 Minute Musical from NMI at Hollywood Fringe 2018

Visit our YouTube Channel at https://youtu.be/IzPX2Av-wEg to check out NMI’s newest Featured Video, “A Family Portrait”

a story about relationships and how our perspectives can change. It was presented as part of NMI’s 2018 15 Minute Musicals: THE GREAT DIVIDE.

Book and Lyrics by Makena Metz
Music by Angela Parrish
Cast: Hannah Madeleine Goodman, Logan Mack, John David Wallis, Nichole LaMay
Directed by Elise Dewsberry
Music Director: Kevin Mathie

Presented at the Broadwater Theatre in Hollywood as part of the 2018 Hollywood Fringe Festival.

The annual 15 Minute Musicals are the culminating project for NMI’s Core Curriculum program for musical theatre bookwriters, lyricists, and composers. They are conceived, written, re-written, and produced in a 10-week period at the end of the nine-month Core Curriculum program.

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Featured Video: Counting Down the Five Mistakes (Nearly) Every Musical Makes – #5

Visit our YouTube Channel at to check out NMI’s newest Featured Video, Five Mistakes (Nearly) Every Musical Makes. NMI’s Executive Director gave an inspiring lecture at the 2018 Conference for musical theatre writers and we’re now releasing it, mistake by mistake. Scott says: “I’ve been attending feedback sessions for umpteen-dozen years now, and there are at least five mistakes pretty much common to all of them. With some work, I think they’re all avoidable.” In this segment, Scott warns about Mistake #5 (we’re counting down to #1): “Unpolished Craft!” Quick overview of musical form structures, rhyme, prosody, euphony, etc…concluding with making sure how to capitalize on the one chance you might have with a producer.

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Featured Video: “Kaboom!” a 15 Minute Musical from NMI at Hollywood Fringe 2018

Visit our YouTube Channel at https://youtu.be/tf7d1WAAMRU to check out NMI’s newest Featured Video, featuring “Kaboom!” a story of cheating, revenge, and just deserts! It was presented as part of NMI’s 2018 15 Minute Musicals: THE GREAT DIVIDE.

Presented at the Broadwater Theatre in Hollywood as part of the 2018 Hollywood Fringe Festival.

The annual 15 Minute Musicals are the culminating project for NMI’s Core Curriculum program for musical theatre bookwriters, lyricists, and composers. They are conceived, written, re-written, and produced in a 10-week period at the end of the nine-month Core Curriculum program.

Book by Sissy Van Dyke
Music by Clifford J. Tasner
Lyrics by Scott Kriloff
Cast: Ben William N. Fisher, Rachael McLachlan, Mindy Montavon, Bob Moran
Directed by John Coppola
Music Director: Ron Barnett

For more info on NMI’s Core Curriculum program, visit http://nmi.org/ and click on STUDY.

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Featured Video: Selections from BRAVO, NMI’s 2017 Search for New Musicals 1st Place Winner

Visit our YouTube Channel at https://youtu.be/usidHiZcOzY to check out NMI’s newest Featured Video, featuring a live performance of two songs from Bravo, First Prize winner of NMI’s 2017 Search for New Musicals.

Bravo is an exciting new musical by Christian Guerrero, Andrew Moorhead, and Steven Schmidt. Set in Italy during the second World War, Bravo tells the story of Renzo, a misunderstood fourteen year old who struggles to fit in with his peers in the Mussolini Fascist Youth movement. When he’s confronted with a group of Jewish children hiding in the tunnels beneath the city, he begins to question whether or not the hate he’s been taught is morally right.

NMI’s annual Search for New Musicals is part of our commitment to finding and nurturing promising new musical theatre. We offer a complete range of development services for new musicals: from dramaturgy to concert readings to full-scale productions.To find out more about NMI (New Musicals, Inc.) and the Search for New Musicals, visit http://nmi.org/develop/search-for-new-musicals.

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This performance was recorded at NMI Live! a bi-monthly showcase of original music performed at NMI’s North Hollywood studio, produced by Claire Partin and Kat Zimmerman, and features an introduction by NMI’s Artistic Director, Elise Dewsberry, solo performances by Courtney Martin, Ethan Christopher Ross, and vocal performances by Troy Armand Barboza,  Zachary Campa,  Lauran Dewey,  Camden Espino,  Lily Florczak,  Cristian  Guerrero,  Zachary Keller,  Melissa Ann Lawmaster, Logan Mack,  Courtney Martin,  Shannon Martinous,  Veronica McFarlane,  Ethan Christopher Ross,  Andrew Shubin,  and Megan Marie Tiller.

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