Theatre Now New York has selected its roster of talent for its SOUND BITES 6.0 festival, featuring ten ten-minute musicals. The event will take place April 2 at Merkin Hall in Kaufman Music Center.
Among this year’s selections are musicals in which three of literature’s greatest lovers come to life, Gollum runs a smoothie shop, an Aesop’s fable is retold, and an eighth grader fights inherent sexism in middle school.
Up-and-coming musical theatre professionals will present their works to compete for Best Musical, Best Direction, Best Book, Best Choreography, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Music, and Best Lyrics. A panel of industry professionals will determine winners for most of the categories, however, the public is invited to attend and will be able to vote for the Audience Choice Award. Finalists will join an alumni network of previous SOUND BITES participants and may receive further opportunities to develop their work.
The producing team includes Theatre Now New York Producing Artistic Director Thomas Morrissey, Producing Director Chris Giordano, and Managing Director Liz Doyle.
Tickets are on sale now to TNNY members and to the public beginning March 5 at TNNY.org.
See below for the full line up of titles and creators.
Ant and Grasshopper
Book and Lyrics by A. J. Freeman, Music by Dimitri Landrain
Behind The Bar
Book and Lyrics by Audrey Martells, Music by Audrey Martells and Etienne Stadwijk
Book by Will Lacker, Music and Lyrics by Dylan Glatthorn
Book by Anderson Cook, Music and Lyrics by Ben Lapidus and Amanda D'Archangelis
Book and Lyrics by Talaura Harms, Music by Jonathan Bauerfeld
Eighth Grade President
Book and Lyrics by Jacey Powers, Music and Lyrics by Ashkon Davaran
Gollum Owned a Tropical Smoothie
Book, Music, and Lyrics by Ethan Crystal and Garrett Poladian
Jack & Jill
Book and Lyrics by Zackry Childers, Music by Patrick Thompson
Maya & Me
Book and Music by Cheeyang Ng, Book and Lyrics by Kathy Ng
The Only Thing That Matters
Book, Music, and Lyrics by Chris Kerrigan