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“Can AI Write a Musical?”

Unveiling a groundbreaking webseries produced by New Musicals Inc.

New Musicals Inc. is thrilled to announce the launch of its captivating multi-part webseries, “Can AI Write a Musical?” In this bold exploration, musical theatre artists collaborate with Artificial Intelligence to create an entirely new musical narrative. Join us on an exhilarating journey as we witness the fusion of art and technology, showcasing the struggles, triumphs, and experimental creativity that arise from this groundbreaking collaboration.

Set against the vibrant backdrop of North Hollywood, “Can AI Write a Musical?” invites audiences to delve into the fascinating world of musical theatre production. Through an innovative partnership with AI tools accessible to the average netizen, viewers will witness firsthand the creative process unfold in real-time. From crafting original stories and dialogue to composing lyrics and music, this series pushes the boundaries of what is possible in the realm of musical theatre.

Throughout the series, audiences will be captivated by the journey of discovery as musical theatre artists and AI collaborate to bring a new musical to life. Titled “Even Bumbling Idiots Can Make a Difference,” the musical follows the story of three unlikely heroes who find themselves in a battle against an AI being to save the world. With its compelling narrative and dynamic score, this AI-generated musical promises to captivate audiences and challenge preconceived notions of what AI can achieve in the realm of storytelling.

Join us on this extraordinary journey as we explore the potential of AI in musical theatre production. From the struggles and triumphs of collaboration to the final unveiling of the AI-generated musical, “Can AI Write a Musical?” promises to be a groundbreaking exploration unlike anything seen before.

Note: This press release was written by Artificial Intelligence.

CAN AI WRITE A MUSICAL? PROMPT #1:

In this fascinating multi-part series, New Musicals Inc. pushes Artificial Intelligence to create a new musical. Watch us as we struggle and triumph and experiment in a collaboration with AI tools available to the average netizen. Join us in our journey to see whether AI can write original stories, dialogue, lyrics and music. “Can AI Write a Musical?” an exploration at New Musicals Inc.

Release date: March 4, 2024

CAN AI WRITE A MUSICAL? PROMPT #2:

Can Artificial Intelligence write lyrics? Before we go any further in pushing AI to write a musical, we test out whether Chat GPT can construct a song lyric based on a prose we feed it. The answer surprised us!
Join us as we prompt AI to “Write song lyrics.”

Release date: March 11, 2024

CAN AI WRITE A MUSICAL? PROMPT #3:

Can AI cook up original stories? Will they be at all worth telling? Watch us as we put Chat GPT through its paces to write a storyline for a potential new musical.

Release date: March 18, 2024

CAN AI WRITE A MUSICAL? PROMPT #4:

How is AI at writing dialogue? We’ve seen it write competent prose…can it write conversation for characters in a musical? Join us as we try to get AI to write dialogue for our show.

Release date: March 25, 2024

CAN AI WRITE A MUSICAL? PROMPT #5:

We’re not very impressed with AI’s musical theatre lyrics. Join us as we tweak our prompts to try to get better results. And don’t get us started about “near rhyme.”

Release date: April 1, 2024

CAN AI WRITE A MUSICAL? PROMPT #6:

One of our favorite episodes of the series. Our venerable host, Scott Guy, loses it when AI plays back some of the worst music EVER. Seriously…it’s just awful. You have to hear it.

If you’re going to watch only one episode in this series, this is the one to watch.

Release date: April 8, 2024

CAN AI WRITE A MUSICAL? PROMPT #7:

Our musical is in trouble! We can’t get AI to write a decent melody. In this episode we try out multiple software which is supposed to turn lyrics into melodies.  Not so much.

Release date: April 15, 2024

CAN AI WRITE A MUSICAL? PROMPT #8:

We finally use AI to crank out a song.  It’s really bad.

Release date: April 22, 2024

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CAN AI WRITE A MUSICAL? PROMPT #9:

At Chat GPT’s suggestion, we hack around with a really old software program from 2002 which saves our musical.  Sort of. We kinda cheat in this episode.

Release date: April 29, 2024

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CAN AI WRITE A MUSICAL? PROMPT #10:

AI suddenly writes three new songs for our musical, in about ten minutes.  Join us as we prompt AI to create three new song lyrics based on some dialogue we feed it.

Release date: May 6, 2024

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CAN AI WRITE A MUSICAL? PROMPT #11:

AI has done its work. Now we import the resulting MIDI files into notation software and grind through the formatting process. We look forward to the day when AI can do this part for us.

Release date: May 13, 2024

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PROMPT #12A (Before You Watch Final Video):  Can Ya Sing? Can Ya Dance?

Since we began creating this series, AI technology has advanced SO far that we started to ask…can AI sing for us? Can AI act out the parts? This video eavesdrops on some of our exploration using AI to create actors’ and singers’ voices. We know, we know, you’re dying of curiosity: wouldn’t blame you if you skipped this episode and jumped straight into viewing the final video itself.

Release date: May 20, 2024

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CAN AI WRITE A MUSICAL? PROMPT #12:

It’s finished at last. AI has written a musical. AI came up with the original idea, and wrote dialogue, lyrics, and music. Our final prompt — We ask A.I. to perform the entire musical, including stage directions, dialogue….and SONGS? This is the moment we’ve been waiting for.

The question now is: “Is it any good?”  You be the judge.

Release date: May 20, 2024

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PROMPT #13:  NOW WHAT?

AI’s created a musical. We look back over the process and chat about where AI stumbled, and where it succeeded…and what that means for writers today. Because for better or for worse, AI can create musicals. It’s up to us to spy on our digitial competition, and do better than it can!

Release date: May 20, 2024

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