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Photo Flash: GORGONZLA Sweeps Sound Bites 3.0 Festival at Hurley's After-Party

Last night, January 18th, 2016, Theatre Now New York presented its 3nd Annual festival of new musicals, Sound Bites 3.0 (sponsored by Music Theatre International and Disney Theatrical Productions) to a sold-out house at the 47th Street Theatre. An after-party, sponsored by MTI, was held after at Hurley's Saloon where awards were given. Sound Bites showcases ten 10-minute musicals or musical excerpts in one evening. Scroll down for photos from the event!

This year's festival included:

A Cappella Love (music by Nelson Kole, lyrics by Mark Browning Milner, and book by Mark Browning Milner, Lorrie Kole, and Nelson Kole) Directed/ Choreographed by Myrona DeLaney

Baked Goods (music by Helen Park Martin, lyrics by Christyn Budzyna, and book by Charles Cohen) Directed by Tom Frascatore

Burning Up (music by Rick Bassett, lyrics by Pamela Weiler Grayson, and book by Pamela Weiler Grayson andRick Bassett) Directed by Alice Jankell

Fictitious (music, lyrics, and book by Paul Cozby and Tom Hyndman) Directed/ Choreographed by Jonathan S. Cerullo

Gorgonzola (music by Nolan Livesay, book and lyrics by Gregory Bonsignore) Directed by Gregory Bonsignore

The Hipster Sister (music, lyrics, and book by Andy Roninson) Directed by Andrew Garret Karl

Houdini (book, music, and lyrics by Marcus Pelegrin, additional material by Gio Dormero) Directed by Matt ZanFagna

On Your Mark (music by Aaron Kenny, book and lyrics by Danny K. Bernstein) Directed by Juliana Kleist-Mendez

Too Much Coffee Man Opera (music by Daniel Steven Crafts, book by Shannon Wheeler) Directed by Daniel Steven Crafts

We Have Apples (music, lyrics, and book by Rachel Ford Griffin) Directed by Branden Huldeen

At Sound Bites 3.0, Gorgonzola took home five awards including Best Musical, Best Lyrics (Gregory Bonsignore), Best Music (Nolan Livesay), Best Actress (Patti Perkins) and Best Actor (Cory Conley), makingGorgonzola the highest-awarded show at Sound Bites to date. Best Direction went to Jonathan S. Cerullo forFictitious and A Cappella Love received the Audience Choice Award.

Staff of Sound Bites 3.0: Thomas Morrissey (Artistic Director), Stephen Bishop Seely (Producer), Ellie Kahn (Music Coordinator), Cindy Shumsey (Lighting Design), Larry Alexander (Sound Design), Michael Tosto (Production Stage Manager), Jessica McIlquham (Assistant Stage Manager), Matt ZanFagna (Associate Artistic Director), Juan Garcia (Crew Head), Lauren Downie (Cast Expediter), Nicolas Baumgartner (Front of House), Lauren Draper (Graphic Design), Carlos Zamora (Illustrations).

Theatre Now New York Artistic Director, Thomas Morrissey, has helped develop and produce new plays and musicals including the East Coast Premiere of Kingdom, the world premiere of The Last Sunday in June, and the East Coast Premiere of The Break-Up Notebook. Stephen Bishop Seely, Literary Manager of Theatre Now New York and Producer of Sound Bites, has helped develop several Off-Broadway and Broadway shows including Disney's Tarzan, Rock Wilk's Broke Wide Open, Rock Wilk's Brooklyn Quartet, and 8 Million Protagonists.

Theatre Now New York is a professional theatre company whose history originates with two established companies - the Genesius Theatre Guild in New York City and ReVision Theatre in Asbury Park, New Jersey. Theatre Now New York brings together the founding principles of both these companies; developmental work and main stage theatrical productions. The mission of Theatre Now New York is to facilitate the creation and development of new theatrical works, the reimagining of previously produced known titles and the reinterpretation of classic works through readings, productions, workshops and work-in-progress presentations and to promote the understanding and appreciation of live theatre and its process by the general public and provides opportunities for emerging, mid-career and established theatre professional in their ongoing creative process. In keeping with this mission, Sound Bites' goal is to seek out and cultivate new writers and composers and develop new musicals.

For more information on Theatre Now New York, visit www.tnny.org. For more information about Sound Bites, go to www.tnny.org/soundbites.

Photo Credit: Emily Briggs

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Photo Flash: GORGONZLA Sweeps Sound Bites 3.0 Festival at Hurley's After-Party
Haley Clair and Deanna Giulietti accept the Audience Choice Award for A CAPPELLA LOVE (music by Nelson Kole, lyrics by Mark Browning Milner, book by Mark Browning Milner, Lorrie Kole and Nelson Kole)

Photo Flash: GORGONZLA Sweeps Sound Bites 3.0 Festival at Hurley's After-Party
Jonathan S Cerullo, winner: Best Direction for FICTITIOUS (book, music, and lyrics by Tom Hyndman and Paul Cozby), Thomas Morrissey (Artistic Director, TNNY), Stephen Bishop Seely (Producer, Sound Bites Festival)

Photo Flash: GORGONZLA Sweeps Sound Bites 3.0 Festival at Hurley's After-Party
Brian Graziani (actor, WE HAVE APPLES), and Matt ZanFagna (director, HOUDIN)

Photo Flash: GORGONZLA Sweeps Sound Bites 3.0 Festival at Hurley's After-Party
WE HAVE APPLES (front row): Marcus Underwood, Rachel Griffin (Music, Lyrics, and Book), Ginna Le Vine, Brian Graziani; (back row) Emily Nash, Nicholas Gordon, Brad Giovanine

Photo Flash: GORGONZLA Sweeps Sound Bites 3.0 Festival at Hurley's After-Party
Gregory Bonsignore and GORGONZOLA go home with Best Musical, Best Actor, Best Actress, and Best Lyrics, the most awards given to one show at Sound Bites to date.

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