Stages Musical Theatre Festival 2019 | NewMusicalsInc

A weekend of new musicals in concerts, table readings, and a white knuckle-ride ice-cold reading

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This prestigious festival of new musicals, now in its 21st season, features new musicals presented in concert readings, in a jam-packed weekend of musicals.  August 1 through 4 at New Musicals Inc., 5628 Vineland in North Hollywood.  All events will be live-streamed.

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THURSDAY, AUGUST 1 at 8:00pm

ABOUT Across the Street

“Across the Street: An East Side Story” with book and lyrics by Dean Alexander and music by Janet Hay, tells the story of a Jewish boy and an Irish-Catholic girl living across the street from each other in 1939 New York.  
This video is the live-stream of ACT ONE. Act Two is coming soon!

FRIDAY, AUGUST 2 at 8:00pm

ABOUT The Max Factor Factor

“The Max Factor Factor” with book by Adrian Bewley, music by Joe Blodgett, and lyrics by Chana Wise, about rival movie studios in the 1930’s thrown into chaos when their rival leading men fall in love with each other.  An “ice-cold reading”, in which we put the scripts of a brand-new-draft in front of actors and singers without any rehearsal whatsoever.  Livestreamed on Friday, August 2 at 8:00pm.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 3 at 1:00pm

ABOUT Big Noise

“Big Noise”, with book and lyrics by Joel Bailey and music by Ron Barnett. In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina a dedicated musician fights to hold on to the two things he loves the most, his wife and his music. A table reading on Saturday August 3rd at 1:00pm.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 3 at 4:30pm

ABOUT The Plot to Kill Charlie Chaplin

“The Plot to Kill Charlie Chaplin” book and lyrics by Scott Guy, music by Kevin Mathie, dramatizing the allegedly true plot to assassinate Charlie Chaplin onboard William Randolph Hearst’s yacht.  It’s told in a vaudeville/silent movie style, presented in a concert reading at 4:30pm on Friday August 2nd.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 3 at 8:00pm

ABOUT The Flesh Trade

The Flesh Trade is a 100-proof ragtime horror-comedy infused with cannibalism, greed, and women of ill repute. A surviving member of the Donner Party commissions a young prostitute to scare up meat for his cannibal gang…has she found a way out of the flesh trade, or bitten off more than she can chew? Second-Prize Winner of NMI’s 2019 Search for New Musicals, written by Chris Holoyda. A concert reading on Saturday August 3 at 8:00pm.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 4 at 2:00pm

ABOUT Pickpocket

“Pickpocket” book and lyrics by Sandy Kasten, music by Billy Wolfe.  A young woman makes her way in turn of the century New York.  Table reading on Sunday August 4th at 2pm.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 4 at 6:00pm

ABOUT got musical!

“got musical”  NMI’s annual celebration of this year’s season of development of new musicals.  Presented in concert will be selections from NMI’s New Voices Project (featuring writers under the age of 26), “Ghost of a Chance” book by Rhonda Leghere, music by Ron Barnett, lyrics by Scott Kriloff; “Foresight Saga,” book and lyrics by Wayne Self, music by Scott Wilkenson, and selections from some of our musical webseries, including “Tales from a Darkening Wood.”  Livestreamed beginning 6:00pm on Sunday August 4th.

This prestigious festival of new musicals, now in its 21st season, features new musicals presented in concert readings, in a jam-packed weekend of musicals.  August 1 through 4 at New Musicals Inc., 5628 Vineland in North Hollywood.  All events will be live-streamed.

Reservations