DON’T SAVE THE DATE!
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.
Don’t join us on December 19th
Scott, Elise, John, and the staff and Board of Directors
New Musicals Inc.
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New Musicals Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation (FEIN #01-0745909), so your donation via this page is entirely tax-deductible.
Don’t watch this video.
Just revel in all the holiday videos like this one which we have SPARED you. You’re welcome.
Some of our programs you will be supporting by NOT joining us…
We are thrilled to be the recipients of grants from the California Arts Council AND the Helen and Jose Colton Foundation to develop a musical webseries honoring veterans in their own words. Their generosity is allowing us to film the first SIX episodes of the series. There’s an honorarium for veterans whose stories are chosen for the webseries, as well as opportunities for writers/composers who are either interested in supporting veterans, or are veterans themselves.
We’re hoping to be able to complete the first season, by developing and filming the remaining six episodes. Each episode costs us about $5000 to develop and shoot. Would you help us to raise $30,000 additonal dollars for this important, and moving program?
AMPLIFY: A Mentor Program
AMPLIFY - the Musical Theatre Mentor program at New Musicals Inc. - pairs musical theatre mentors with undiscovered and underserved writers who can’t afford to enroll in programs at NMI.
For the first wave of this program, we will be working with black mentors and black writers.
Mentors work with writers for ten weeks, one-on-one, an hour a week, to create whatever. Whether it’s just a song or two, or something more structured, is entirely up to the writer and the mentor to figure out. The focus is on expression, on creating, on process, not on product.
NMI’s vision is to present whatever comes out of the Musical Theatre Mentor program in an online showcase — some combination of live performers or prerecorded-from-remote locations.
Both the mentor and the writer receive $2000 each. Can you help sponsor a mentor and/or a writer?
Deaf Actors program
We have been thrilled this season to work with Deaf actors in four very special episodes of our musical webseries, “Tales from the Darkening Wood.” After some initial workshops with Deaf West Theatre, our Executive Director, Scott Guy, studied ASL specifically to be able to work with these actors, to explore the artform of musical theatre for the Deaf.
Now this fall, we are the recipients of a grant from California Arts Council to produce a 12-minute film featuring some of these actors, in a spooky musical fable called, “Burning the Cradle.”
We have just begun seeking funds for additional films with Deaf actors. Would you like to help?
New Voices Project
Our New Voices Project features musical theatre of writers under the age of 26. We conduct a national search, and reach out to hundreds of universities and colleges. For the finalists, we offer workshops, feedback, and concert presentations. Often we’ll invite industry professionals to join us for our feedback sessions — theatre producers and film and TV executives, who nurture the writers with supportive but constructive advice.
We also offer a limited number of scholarships for college students or very-recent grads, to our Core Curriculum. This is your chance to sponsor a young aspiring musical theatre writer (scholarships are typically between $1000-$2000).