"A LITTLE NEW MUSIC is the best hour of new and unheard musical theatre material in LA!"
- LA Weekly
And, guess what? Generating this concert series is an all-volunteer effort. But, we're changing that.
We've been producing this unique concert series in LA since 2013...and these past 18 concerts would never have been possible without the volunteer commitments of our performers.
Many of these talented and fearless folks have learned brand new songs simply to contribute to the process of new works, and to support some amazing writers! We are so thankful to our community for bringing us this far. But starting 2018, we are evolving to a reimbursement model for the benefit of our performers -- and we need your help!
Like so many arts programs out there, ticket revenues do not begin to cover the budget for performer stipends. Will you help us get there?
We do 3 to 4 concerts per year, and typically premiere 12 to 14 songs
at each concert. Each concert costs approximately $2500 to produce. Multiplied by 3, that's $7,500. Multiplied by 4, that's $10,000!
2019 concert dates are still being worked out, but our last concert of 2018 is coming up fast on Thursday, December 20th
. And looking ahead to 2019, we'd love to ensure that we have the additional funding in place to start the year off right. Such a great year!
We've already been blessed to have started partnering with ASCAP
and the ASCAP Foundation
this year. Working together we can bring even more amazing talents to the stage to showcase more emerging talents that will be the future of Broadway and more!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!
We look for the best, most diverse and interesting songs to keep our audiences connected to the cutting edge of musical theater. We believe that we are all better off when music tells our stories. 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 250 songs by over 150 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
(TUCK EVERLASTING)-- Matt Gould
(INVISIBLE THREAD)-- Ryan Scott Oliver
(35MM)-- Carner & Gregor
(ISLAND SONG)-- Milburn & Vigoda
(ERNEST SHACKLETON LOVES ME)-- Adam Gwon
(ORDINARY DAYS)-- Joe Iconis
(THE BLACK SUITS)-- Drew Fornarola
(CLAUDIO QUEST)-- Mark Allen
(GETTING THE BAND BACK TOGETHER)-- Michael R. Jackson
(A STRANGE LOOP) -- Julian Hornick
(TENN) -- Carmel Dean
(RENASCENCE)-- Kerrigan & Lowdermilk
(THE MAD ONES)-- Rob Rokicki
(THE LIGHTNING THIEF);-- Tegan Summer & Gregory Nabours
(MARILYN!)-- and so many more...
Songs have been showcased by over 250 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 Morales
(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”).QUICK FACTS
• a project of New Musicals, Inc., a 501(c)3 non-profit organization
• 18 concerts over 4 years
• nearly 1500 songs submitted from writing teams from Hollywood to Australia
• over 250 songs by 150 writing teams programmed
• over 250 performers, from Broadway to premiere LA talent
• a volunteer production team of committed arts advocates
• over 75,000 YouTube views of songs views
• spotlights from Playbill, BroadwayWorld, LA Weekly, Center Theatre Group, Musicals LA, and more!Even though we will probably 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!
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