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tickets / calendar

New Musicals Inc. has many different public events ranging from readings and concerts to full productions to conferences and festivals, in many venues around the Los Angeles area. Check out the upcoming events below, and also learn about all of events in the various sections on this page.

coming up next:

July 22-24, 2022 - plus Pitch sessions July 30/31:
     BIZ Conference 2022 – now taking registrations

Vlog #55: The Art of Collaboration:
     How to Get NO Feedback from Elise: A video blog
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“THE MAX FACTOR FACTOR [is] a bright and cheerful musical romp …one of the most (if not the most) original musicals ever to hit the local stage scene …
Who says they don’t make ‘em like they used to?”

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readings / concerts

New Musicals Inc. is excited to produce readings and concerts of new musicals in development whenever we are able to - including our monthly MONDAY NIGHT READINGS of the newest work from our members; and our almost-annual “got musical” concert of current shows in development.

A concert reading of INVISIBLE by David Hollingsworth and David Orris,
performed at the Colony Theatre in Burbank.

coming up:

There is no info on upcoming Concerts and Readings at this time - please check back later!

The cast of GRACIE FROM ECONOMY CLASS (by Joel Adlen and David Anthony Hall) from the 15 Minute Musicals at the Met Theatre

15 minute musicals

Every year, the writers who have just spent a season in our famed collaborative curriculum write brand new 15-minute musicals from scratch - and then we produce them all in one evening at a theatre in Los Angeles.

To check out highlights from past seasons of 15 Minute Musicals, visit 15 MINUTE MUSICALS HIGHLIGHTS

The 15 Minute Musical FORK YOU! by Lucy Wang, Molly Siskin, and Shawn Ryan

coming up:

There is no info on upcoming 15 Minute Musicals at this time - please check back later!

“MANSON’S GIRLS is a chilling story made all too human through a fantastic production.”

Lacey Pawlowicz


fringe festival

The Hollywood Fringe Festival - which takes place every June - is a great place to showcase new musicals in development!  New Musicals Inc. produces short and full-length shows each season - don’t miss it!

To check out highlights from past seasons at the Hollywood Fringe Festival, visit FRINGE FESTIVAL ARCHIVES

In rehearsal for HELL’S KITTY - by Nicholas Tana - at the Hollywood Fringe Festival

coming up:

There is no info on upcoming Fringe Festival Productions at this time - please check back later!

The greenscreen studio where New Musicals Inc. is shooting several different new series of short musicals for the internet featured on YouTube on CHANNEL 5678

internet musicals

New Musicals Inc. is actively exploring the concept of short musicals on the internet by shooting several different internet series and publishing them on YouTube through Channel 5678.

To see everything we’ve posted - make sure to SUBSCRIBE TO OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL!

Elise Dewsberry as Ann Reeves Jarvis in the internet series THE LEARNED LADIES

coming up:

Vlog #55: The Art of Collaboration:
How to Get NO Feedback from Elise: A video blog
The 55th post in the video blog from NMI Artistic Director Elise Dewsberry - How to Get NO Feedback from Elise. The sixth in a short series of excerpts from the NMI Core Curriculum Launch Lectures for the 2021-22 season: The Art of Collaboration.

“A RING IN BROOKLYN stands a good chance of a life beyond its current engagement. One thing is certain. Its book and song writers could not have found a better team to bring their vision to life than the onstage and behind-the-scenes team behind this very promising world premiere.”

Steven Stanley


stages festival

An annual Chicago tradition for 15 years in Chicago, the STAGES FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS moved to Los Angeles in 2011, becoming a biennial festival.

New Musicals Inc brings together dozens of writers, directors, music directors, and actors to present concert readings of new musicals in various stages of development. These are presented over a jam-packed weekend, and/or streamed live!

To check out highlights from past STAGES Festivals, visit STAGES FESTIVAL ARCHIVES

Mark Anthony Lopez, Emerson Boatwright, and Jeff Scot Carey in the developmental production of BAGELS! the musical, with book and lyrics by Chana Wise and music by Carl Johnson,
from the 2015 STAGES Festival.

coming up:

There is no info on upcoming Stages Festival Performances at this time - please check back later!

Sheldon Epps (formerly Pasadena Playhouse) discusses new musicals from the prospective of the producer, along with fellow panelists Padraic Duffy (Sacred Fools), Matt Quinn (Theatre Asylum), John Flynn (Rogue Machine) and moderator Jeff Loeb (Pantages Theatre)

“Thank you, what an honor to be part of such a wonderful and prestigious event. It is thrilling to see such dialogues happening in our community and especially to be a part of it!”

Michael Jung

Walt Disney Imagineering Creative Entertainment


Join us every other summer for a CONFERENCE on various different aspects of writing new musicals. The Conference is a weekend packed with panels and practicums designed for the serious creators of new musicals. 

To check out highlights from past conferences, visit CONFERENCE ARCHIVES

Broadway producer Ken Davenport at the 2016 BIZ Conference

coming up:

July 22-24, 2022 - plus Pitch sessions July 30/31:
BIZ Conference 2022 – now taking registrations
Musicals and Audiences are Changing. Get Ready. Join us for a transformational ALL VIRTUAL weekend designed to help the musical theatre writer create in and for a whole new world. Check out all the information about how you can take part - and register by June 1st to receive a discount.


The Bully Problem

produced by NMI at the Hollywood Fringe Festival