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CONNECTED


A poignant through-composed musical that deals with love and loss, heartache and heartbreak.


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Express


A musical in three parts, each of which takes place on an NYC subway car in a different time period (1946, 1964, and 1992).
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The Facebook Fighter


A darkly funny one-act musical about a bitter 30-year-old misanthrope who makes continuous attempts at human connection the only way he knows how: by antagonizing people on Facebook.
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Franklin Pierce: Dragon Slayer
The Untold Story of America’s Debatably Least Effective President. When eighth-grader Jennifer is assigned Franklin Pierce for her class's President's Day project, she's bummed to have gotten one of the history's most forgettable presidents.
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Happenstance


A dance play based on missed connections from Craigslist. Romantic, funny
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The Medium...The Music...and Me


An autobiographical musical about learning to love and accept oneself and the extraordinary gift of mediumship.
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A Most Average Musical


The musical follows freshman Jenny as she spends her first Friday night at college alone.
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The Pound: A Musical for the Dogs


The journey of a collection of colorful animal shelter dogs in their quest to find a home.
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Superhots!


The musical takes place in a fictional town in Texas where the sun is hot, but the salsa's hotter.
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The Wild & Wonderful Whites of West Virginia


Shoot-outs, robberies, gas-huffing, drug dealing, pill popping, murders, and tap dancing - what do these all have in common?
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"The SOUND BITES festival is a great opportunity for emerging and mid-career musical theater writers to showcase their new works. It’s a real New York event, and a chance to discover what’s up and coming." - Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty

 
 
 

 

 

 

SOUND BITES 4.0 


Monday, May 29, 2017
(Memorial Day)

at 7:00 pm

 

Irene Diamond Stage
The Pershing Square Signature Center
480 West 42nd Street
New York, NY, 10036

 

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 This Year's SOUND BITES

Hosted By

The Cast of

PREMIERE: The Improvised Musical 

 


The musicals, listed in alphabetical order, featured at this year's Sound Bites are…

CONNECTED
book, music & lyrics by Alanya Bridge

Express
book, music & lyrics by Janine McGuire and Arri Lawton Simon

The Facebook Fighter
book, music & lyrics by Chris Kerrigan

Franklin Pierce: Dragon Slayer (The Untold Story of America’s Debatably Least Effective President)
book & lyrics by Rebekah M. Allen, music by Will Buck

Happenstance
book by Caitlin Gallo, choreography by Jimmy Burgio

The Medium...The Music...and Me
book, music & lyrics by DonnaD Lipari, creative direction by John DiGiorgio

A Most Average Musical
stage adaptation & lyrics by Jonathan Keebler, music by Bob Kelly, based on a screenplay by Talia Berger

The Pound: A Musical for the Dogs
book, music & lyrics by Phil Darg & Julie Ana Rayne

Superhots!
book & music by Joel Esher, book & lyrics by Blair Bodine

The Wild & Wonderful Whites of West Virginia
book & lyrics by Justin Anthony Long, music by Garrit Guadan

 

SOUND BITES is made possible in part with public funds from Creative Engagement, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. LMCC.net

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council empowers artists by providing them with networks, resources, and support, to create vibrant, sustainable communities in Lower Manhattan and beyond. LMCC.net

 

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SOUND BITES

Through an open submission process, Theatre Now New York selects the ten best 10-minute musicals or musical excerpts which will then be presented in NYC.  Submissions will be accepted for our next SOUND BITES beginning in March 2016.

Each musical will compete for Festival Awards and for inclusion in future programs with the creative team of Theatre NOW New York on the development of new works. SOUND BITES gives an exhilarating chance for artists of all theatrical disciplines at any point in their careers in getting their work seen and possibly developed further or even produced.

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SOUND BITES is made possible in part with public funds from Creative Engagement, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. LMCC.net

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council empowers artists by providing them with networks, resources, and support, to create vibrant, sustainable communities in Lower Manhattan and beyond. LMCC.net

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