nmi@fringe 2018 | NewMusicalsInc

nmi@fringe 2018

a new full-length musical; seven short musicals; and a demo of our curriculum


“One of the best Musicals I have seen at Fringe.”

“I loved all the music and the actors were strong…enticing and scary at the same time.”

“Manson’s Girls is a chilling story made all too human through a fantastic production. Each of the women are clearly defined and instantly relatable; the actresses excel in their performances. Charles Manson’s menacing presence, while not always on stage, is apparent in each of their doting eyes. The well-rounded and beautiful score is full of thought-provoking lyrics, even the cheeky song-and-dance number “Help Yourself.” The production is an absolutely fascinating and remarkable exploration into what it means to lose one’s identity in someone else.”   

“Brilliant show. Great approach to a somewhat taboo subject… It’s written very well, music and lyrics are incredible. Hardly noticed 90 minutes flew by. .. When everyone on stage was singing together it was electrifying…Cast is top notch. Well done. I hope it goes beyond this festival.” 

full length rock musical at the Fringe Festival …


The story of the Manson Family murders, told from the perspective of the girls. With a driving, rock score and book/lyrics which explore the psyche of the girls, this story is all-too-relevant today, being a parable and warning to any of us who follows the voice of authority without stopping to question. An exciting electric fringe production from New Musicals Inc.

Book by Scott Guy, music by Ron Barnett, lyrics by Mitch Glaser.

Directed by Scott Guy with music direction from Ron Barnett and choreography by Heather Castillo. Starring: Christine Anatone, Troy Armand Barboza, Lauren Byrd, Lauran Dewey, Erinn O’Sullivan, Lia Peros, Randle Rankin, Megan Ruble, James Schueller, and Karlee Squires.

performances of MANSON'S GIRLS

Performance dates for MANSON’S GIRLS:

PREVIEW: Thursday, May 31 at 6:30pm
PREVIEW: Sunday, June 3 at 6:30pm

Thursday, June 7 at 8:00pm
Friday, June 15 at 8:00pm
Saturday, June 16 at 11:00pm
Thursday, June 21 at 11:00pm
Saturday, June 23 at 10:00pm

at the Broadwater Mainstage
1076 Lillian Way, Hollywood

Preview tickets are $12
Performance tickets are $20

15 minute musicals …

about the 15 minute musicals...

Seven brand new 15 Minute Musicals - written by the Core Curriculum members of the Academy for New Musical Theatre - will be presented on June 21st and 23rd at the Broadwater Second Stage as part of the Hollywood Fringe Festival.

These musicals are a decades-long tradition at the Academy for New Musical Theatre, and one of the hottest tickets in town. The 15 Minute Musical Project concludes each season of the Academy’s world-famous Core Curriculum of the writers’ workshop, which has been in existence for over 40 years. For the final project of the curriculum, composers, lyricists and bookwriters are put together on writing teams and are given eight short weeks to write, revise, and polish a brand-new musical written for actors whom they’ve never met before.

The seven musicals this year are split into two programs - PART ONE (four short musicals) and PART TWO (three short musicals).

about PART ONE

The Red Program (Part One) has four short musicals written by Deb Cohen, Linée Ferguson, Makena Metz, Kevin Mathie, Michael Mussman, Claire Partin, Angela Parrish, Jennifer Rosenfeld, Wayne Self, and Kat Zimmerman.

Part One is directed by Elise Dewsberry, with music direction by Kevin Mathie, and stars Hannah Madeleine Goodman, Nichole LaMay, Logan Mack, and John David Wallis.

performances of PART ONE

Performance dates for Part One:

Thursday, June 21st at 7:00pm
Saturday, June 23rd at 3:30pm

at the Broadwater Second Stage
6320 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood

Tickets are $15

about PART TWO

The Blue Program (Part Two) has three short musicals written by Scott Kriloff, Rhonda Lageyre, Eliza-Jane Morris, Leslie Sloan, Clifford Tasner, Sissy Van Dyke, Melanie Watson, Peter Welkin, and Scott Wilkinson.

Part Two is directed by John Coppola, with music direction by Carson Schutze, stage management by Arlene Mantek, and starring Ben Fisher, Rachael McLachan, Mindy Montavon, and Bob Moran.

The cast will be announced in early May!

performances of PART TWO

Performance dates for Part Two:

Thursday, June 21st at 9:00pm
Saturday, June 23rd at 1:00pm

at the Broadwater Second Stage
6320 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood

Tickets are $15


Please note: THE GREAT DIVIDE (Parts One and Two) take place at the Broadwater SECOND STAGE; while MANSON’S GIRLS takes place at the Broadwater MAINSTAGE. The two theatres are in the same complex, but the entrance to the Second Stage is on Santa Monica Blvd., while the entrance to the Mainstage is on Lillian Way.

workshop demo…

Come to a FREE workshop on writing and marketing musicals and the famed Musical Theatre Writers’ Workshop sponsored by New Musicals Inc.

Saturday June 23, 11:00am at the Broadwater Second Stage (6320 Santa Monica). Free admission.

New Musicals Inc. develops musicals for writers & producers all around the country. We host conferences, workshops, festivals, dramaturgy, table readings, staged readings, and productions. We accept a new group of writers every fall for an intense, professional, collaborative program from September through June that culminates in the production of your new short musical.