NMI Summer Events 2019 | NewMusicalsInc

NMI Summer Events 2019 - TIX AVAILABLE HERE!

2 new full-length musicals at Fringe; eight short musicals; a fundraiser; and a demo of our curriculum

family friendly new musical …


THE BULLY PROBLEM is a family-friendly musical with a balance of comedy, humorously distinct characters, and a smidge of science fiction. It focuses on the subjects of bullying, intellectual virtuosity, and the importance of human connections. Fourteen-year-old tech whiz Kevin Dijkstra just wants to be left alone to build robots, but the bullies at Van Der Bort Junior High are making that tough. Things change when Kevin inherits an android that seems to needs his help as much as vice versa. Before long, Kevin is caught in the middle of a struggle between bullies and smart kids. The future of the school hangs in the balance!

Book, music, and lyrics by Michael Gordon Shapiro

Directed and choreographed by Joanna Syiek with music direction from Jennifer Lin.

schedule for THE BULLY PROBLEM

Performance dates for THE BULLY PROBLEM:

PREVIEW: Thursday, June 6th at 6:30pm
PREVIEW: Saturday, June 8th at 11:00am

Friday, June 14th at 8:00pm
Saturday, June 22nd at 5:00pm
Thursday, June 27th at 6:30pm
Saturday, June 29th at 7:00pm

at the Broadwater Mainstage
1076 Lillian Way, Hollywood

Preview tickets are $12
Performance tickets are $20


Extra performance dates for THE BULLY PROBLEM:

Friday, August 9th at 8:00pm
Sunday, August 11th at 9:00pm

The Hobgoblin Playhouse at The Arena Stage
Theatre of Arts
1625 N Las Palmas Ave.

Performance tickets are $20

15 minute musicals …

about the 15 minute musicals...

Eight brand new 15 Minute Musicals - written by the Core Curriculum members of the Academy for New Musical Theatre - will be presented on July 18th and 19th at the Broadwater Second Stage.

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.

about the teams

The first half of the evening (the BLUE Program) has four short musicals written by Kimberly Barger, Katie Brady, Michael Harold, Jane Wong, Thomas Blakeley, Duncan Smith, Bill Coe, Gustav Hoyer, Joely Zuker, and Elizabeth Coleman Everhard; directed by John Coppola, with music direction by Jake Anthony and stage management by Jenn Dupre.

The second half of the evening (the RED Program) has four short musicals written by BK Wells, Xavier Vidal, Sara Beil, Jon Kull, Greg Beattie, Marilyn Haese, Ron Barnett, Charlotte Bash, Wayne Self, and Joelle Sahar; directed by Elise Dewsberry, with music direction by Ron Barnett and stage management by Rachel Shanblatt.

performances of the 15 MINUTE MUSICALS

Performance dates for GREEN-EYED MONSTERS:

Thursday, July 18th at 7:30pm
Friday, July 19th at 7:30pm

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

Tickets are $25

comedy-horror new musical …


Hell’s Kitty is based on the comedy/horror internet series and Netflix movie about a Hollywood writer and his possessed pussycat. Nick, a Hollywood screenwriter, discovers his cat has become murderously possessed, and will stop at nothing to rid him of any women in his life. As his life unravels out of control, Nick must find a way to have his kitty exorcised of the demonic spirit haunting her and creating a body count!

Book, music, and lyrics by Nicholas Tana

Directed by Denis McCourt with music direction from Ron Barnett

schedule for HELL'S KITTY

Performance dates for HELL’S KITTY:

PREVIEW: Sunday, June 9th at 10:30pm
PREVIEW: Thursday, June 13th at 8:00pm

Friday, June 14th at 10:00pm
Friday, June 21st at 10:30pm
Saturday, June 22nd at 10:00pm
Friday, June 28th at 9:30pm
Saturday, June 29th at 9:00pm

at the Broadwater Mainstage
1076 Lillian Way, Hollywood

Preview tickets are $12
Performance tickets are $20

a fundraiser for NMI …

about the FUNDRAISER

MOTHER’S MOTHERS’ DAY is a musical based on Anna Jarvis - the woman who spent half her life petitioning to create Mother’s Day, and the other half fighting to get rid of it. Written by NMI Executive Director Scott Guy, and starring NMI Artistic Director Elise Dewsberry, MOTHER’S MOTHERS’ DAY is a fundraiser to benefit the developmental work of New Musicals Inc.

MOTHER’S MOTHERS’ DAY will take place on Sunday, June 23rd at 3:00pm at the Broadwater Mainstage.

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 22, 3:00pm at the Broadwater Mainstage (1076 Lillian Way, Hollywood). 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.