"A LITTLE NEW MUSIC is the best hour of new and unheard musical theatre material in LA!"
- LA Weekly
And, guess what? Producing this concert series is an all-volunteer effort
- What's that you say? The producers don't get anything
for their efforts?
- Nope, just the satisfaction from an accomplishment
well-done...and the love
we get from our audiences, performers and of course, the writers
We've been producing this unique concert series in Los Angeles since 2013...and these past 21 concerts would never have been possible without numerous volunteer commitments.
Like so many arts programs out there, ticket revenues do not begin to cover the budget
for all aspects of producing these concerts. Will you help us get there?
We produce 3 concerts per year, and typically premiere 12 to 14 songs at each concert. Each concert costs approximately $3,250 to produce. Multiplied by 3, that's just under $10,000!
We were blessed to have received a small grant from the ASCAP Foundation
to help support some of our 2019 activities. The ASCAP Foundation dollars were ear-marked to help provide stipends
to the writers who present their songs
, and the performers who sing their songs
. With that assistance we have been able to reimburse many of these hard-working writers and performers for their appearances on stage. And, that feels really great!
But, we want to keep this ball rolling and be able to reimburse even more of our on-stage and off-stage talent. Right now, even our YouTube videos
are getting created out of the goodness of the video editor's heart
and that needs to change. Umpteen hours go into getting this content ready for the on-line world to see. Your support means the world to us!
Remember, we're volunteering our time to do this, but we think that our audiences, both locally in Los Angeles, and online (YouTube, Facebook) deserve to see and hear these fantastic songs! Not everybody can attend our concerts in person but they still want to stay in the know. We look for the best, most diverse and interesting songs that feel fresh and intriguing...and that represent our constantly changing world.
That's how we keep our audiences connected to the cutting edge of musical theater
. We believe that we are all better off when music tells our stories. And, that our audiences love getting a taste of the future of Broadway musicals
!We'd LOVE to be able to include YOUR NAME on our DONOR LIST, and give you Special Recognition for your generous contributions. OUR MISSION:
Whether a premiere from an established writer or an undiscovered tune from a promising up-and-comer, our mission is to showcase talent with a program that keeps your finger on the pulse.
Since 2013, A LITTLE NEW MUSIC has introduced an impressive array of nearly 300 songs by over 200 writing teams, representing
-- Drama Desk winners and Tony-nominated Irene Sankoff and David Hein
(COME FROM AWAY)
-- Academy and Tony Award-winners Pasek & Paul
(LA LA LAND, DEAR EVAN HANSEN)
-- Miller & Tysen
-- Matt Gould
(LEMPICKA, INVISIBLE THREAD)
-- Ryan Scott Oliver
-- Carner & Grego
r (ISLAND SONG)
-- Milburn & Vigoda
(ERNEST SHACKLETON LOVES ME)
-- Adam Gwon
-- Joe Iconis
(THE BLACK SUITS)
-- Drew Fornorola
-- Mark Allen
(GETTING THE BAND BACK TOGETHER)
-- Michael R. Jackson
(A STRANGE LOOP)
-- Julian Hornick
-- Carmel Dean
-- Kerrigan & Lowdermilk
(THE MAD ONES)
-- Rob Rokicki
(THE LIGHTNING THIEF);
-- Tegan Summer & Gregory Nabours
-- and so many more...
Songs have been showcased by over 300 performers of the stage and screen including Tony Award winner Marissa Jaret Winokur
(HAIRSPRAY), Tony Award winner Daisy Eagan
(THE SECRET GARDEN); Tony Award winning writer Jeff Marx
(AVENUE Q); Shoshana Bean
(WICKED); Tracie Thoms
(FALSETTOS, RENT); John Tartaglia
(AVENUE Q, SHREK THE MUSICAL); Carly Hughes
(CHICAGO, PIPPIN); Tony nominee Kevin Chamberlin
(SEUSSICAL, DISASTER THE MUSICAL); Tony nominee Sharon McNight
(STARMITES); Joseph Morale
s (title role in HAMILTON Nat’l Tour); Eric Petersen
(SCHOOL OF ROCK); J. Elaine Marcos
(ANNIE, PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT); Barrett Foa
(SPELLING BEE, “NCIS: LA”); Nicole Parker
(WICKED, “MADtv”); Krysta Rodriguez
(SPRING AWAKENING; “Smash”); Jon Jon Briones
(MISS SAIGON); and Michael-Leon Wooley
(LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, “The Princess and the Frog”).
• a project of New Musicals, Inc., a 501(c)3 non-profit organization
• 21 concerts over 6 years
• nearly 2,000 songs submitted from writing teams around the world
• over 300 songs by 200 writing teams programmed
• over 300 performers, from Broadway to premiere LA talent
• a volunteer production team of committed arts advocates
• nearly 90,000 song views on YouTube
• spotlights from Playbill, BroadwayWorld, LA Weekly, Center Theatre Group, Musicals LA, and more!Even though we will continue to produce these concerts purely out of our love for new musical theater works, your monetary support will make that work so much easier to do. Once you've made your donation, please kindly pass it on and share this campaign with other musical theater lovers, like yourself. We can't thank you enough for your support! And, our future performers will thank you as well!Check out what who are and what we do!