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NMI WEEKLY EMAIL FOR THE WEEK OF



NEWS FROM THE STAFF


Sign up to NOT attend our Holiday Non-Event Gala!

Last thing you want to do is spend another evening on Zoom.

So we’re giving you a chance to celebrate the holidays with New Musicals Inc. by NOT attending our non-event on December 19th.

I want to help NMI, but please don’t make me attend a Zoom party!

Traditionally, you probably remember, NMI has an annual Online Holiday Auction. Can you imagine what a bust that would be this year? Restaurant coupons! Tickets to the theatre! Tickets to the Zoo! A Dodgers game! Yeah, sure, you’re going to bid on THOSE hot items.

We heard you, though, begging us NOT to host an online event.

Here’s how it’s not going to work.

Don’t show up on December 19th. Don’t join a Zoom meeting. No e-ppetizers; no e-ggnog; no Silent Night auctions; no having to listen to Scott sing cynical Christmas songs. Best of all, tell everyone, “So sorry, I can’t make your event, I’m not attending an event at NMI that evening.”

Everyone stays home. No expenses for catering, decorations, drinks, or entertainment. Which means that all of the money you give will go to New Musicals Inc. Because of this, your gift is 100% tax-deductible. (FEIN # 01-0745909).

Here’s the one catch. You have to make a reservation. You can’t just plain stay away…you have to be able to prove you’ve stayed away. And, of course, you’ll be helping us make up for the lost online Holiday Auction. Make your reservation by clicking the link below!

Don’t join us on December 19th

You’re welcome.

Scott, Elise, John, and the staff and Board of Directors

New Musicals Inc.

Link: https://nmi.org/non-event-gala/



Announcing: NEW MUSICALS ONLINE!

Our new video release for this week is:

The Devil’s Dictionary - “Body Snatcher”. Ambrose Bierce’s “The Devil’s Dictionary” comes to life in NMI’s musical webseries. In this entry, the Devil tells the tale of some grave robbers who are met by a demonic hyena. The series features an eclectic score by Jon Kull, and the Devil himself (in CG/motion capture).

It’s a strange but exciting time at New Musicals Inc, as we explore the short-form online musical. Please visit us online for a new musical experiment every week. Free.

Although, DONATIONS are gratefully accepted!

Link: http://nmi.org/online/



MONDAY NIGHT READING – Monday, December 7: PICKPOCKET

You are invited to the next Monday Night Reading of the 2020-21 season!

What: PICKPOCKET the musical: a virtual reading

When: Monday, December 7th at 7:00pm PST

Where: on Zoom!
Direct Link: https://zoom.us/j/98478761150?pwd=ODFSOFZ4Z01OVGd1Z241WTRvTXV6UT09
Meeting ID: 984 7876 1150
Passcode: 984

Pickpocket tells the story of teenage pickpocket Nance Olden who dreams of escaping the squalor of the streets and living a glamorous life. She lands a job in the chorus at a Vaudeville theatre, planning to steal the star’s diamond necklace, but instead falls under the spell of performing. But what will happen when Nance’s former boyfriend Tom breaks out of prison and threatens to expose her criminal past?

Pickpocket won Second Prize in NMI’s 2020 SEARCH FOR NEW MUSICALS.

Book and lyrics by Sandy Kasten, music by Billy Wolfe

The reading will feature: Wilson Bell, Melvin Biteng, Allie Costa, Judi Domroy, Jordan Goodsell, Casey Hunter, Candace Leung, Philip McBride, Randal Miles, Giane Morris, and Andrea Press.




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NEWS FROM THE MEMBERS


SM Studios Announces a NEW COMMISSION: ‘Weird’ Song Cycle – Premiering JULY 2021

Current CORE Curriculum Students (2020-2021) Michael O’Dell (Composer/Lyricist) and Davern Wright (Playwright) have been commissioned to write a one-act song cycle for SM Studios! Premiering July 2021, Weird chronicles the lives of high schoolers navigating the effects of a 2020 turned upside down while steering into an unsure future. How do they cope, sort out, and navigate what is happening while making plans for the rest of their lives?

Inspired from the creative team’s actual in-depth interviews with the students who will be performing this song cycle. Weird draws inspiration from their lives to present this contemporary funny and heart-felt work of new theatre.

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WEIRD

Music & Lyrics by Michael O’Dell

Libretto by Davern Wright and Michael O’Dell
Concept by Sharon Metivier

Premiering July 2020 in Cleveland & VOD

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Email the Member posting this item: D. Michael O'Dell


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Email the Member posting this item: Elise Dewsberry




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UPCOMING CONTEST DEADLINES

  • Samuel French Inc, Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival (December 3)
  • Playwrights’ Center Many Voices Playwriting Residency (December 4)
  • John Lennon Songwriting Contest (December 6)
  • George R. Kernodle Playwriting Contest (December 15)
  • The Great American Song Contest (December 15)
  • National Student Playwriting Award (December 20)
  • Will McLean Song Contest (December 31)
  • Garrard Best Play Competition (December 31)
  • Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab (December 31)
  • Ashland New Plays Festival (December 31)

*** Visit the RESOURCE CENTER to see the full listings ***


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UPCOMING GENERAL WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

DATE TIME DESCRIPTION
Sat, Dec 5 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Virtual Workshop Presentation

Mon, Dec 7 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm

MONDAY NIGHT READING #4 - Sandy Kasten & Billy Wolfe - PICKPOCKET

Topic: PICKPOCKET - a virtual reading
Direct Link: https://zoom.us/j/98478761150?pwd=ODFSOFZ4Z01OVGd1Z241WTRvTXV6UT09
Meeting ID: 984 7876 1150
Passcode: 984

Mon, Jan 25 8:00 pm to 10:30 pm

MONDAY NIGHT READING #5 - Rescue Rue 2: UpRUEted (Stacey Weingarten)



UPCOMING CORE CURRICULUM SCHEDULE

DATE TIME DESCRIPTION
Sat, Dec 12 2:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Presentations. Feedback Guest: Philip Seward

Sun, Dec 13 2:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Presentations; and assignments for next month. Feedback Guest: Philip Seward

Sat, Jan 9 2:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Presentations. Feedback Guest: Scott Guy

Sun, Jan 10 2:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Presentations; and assignments for next month. Feedback Guest: Scott Guy


UPCOMING FULL LENGTH CURRICULUM SCHEDULE

DATE TIME DESCRIPTION
Sat, Dec 12 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Full Length Curriculum Monthly Writer Meeting: First Drafts of Songs - formatting review.

Mon, Dec 14 6:45 pm to 10:30 pm

Full Length at ARC: SING-THRU of ALL SONGS.

Tue, Dec 15 6:45 pm to 10:30 pm

Full Length at ARC: SING-THRU of ALL SONGS.



UPCOMING GREENSICALS CURRICULUM SCHEDULE

DATE TIME DESCRIPTION
Sat, Dec 5 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Sat, Jan 16 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Sat, Feb 13 10:00 am to 12:00 pm


 

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