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Theatre Now New York's 2013 SOUND BITES FESTIVAL Picks Top 10 Shows; Set for 12/9

The Sound Bites Festival has chosen its ten finalists. Casting is underway and rehearsals will begin soon. The festival is Monday, December 9th, at The 47th Street Theater at 8 pm. Sound Bites is the first-ever ten minute musical theatre festival and is hosted by Theatre Now New York.

The top ten finalists for the first ever Sound Bites Festival are:
"A Relative Relationship" Book, music & lyrics by Timothy Huang
"Finding the Words" Music by Andy Roninson
"Jealous Husband Returns in Form of Parrot" Music by Matt Patrick Walsh
"JUICE" Book by Patricia Bebe McGarry
"Singing Dixie" Written by Caitlin Gallo
"SLAM!" Book and lyrics by Danielle Trzcinski and Music by Jonathon Lynch
"Some Place Like Home" By Adam Gwon
"The Charm" By David Shenton
"The Giver" Composed by Scott Murphy
"The Oedipus Project: Antigone" Adapted by Sarah Norris

Tickets go on sale to the public for $25 on Monday, October 28 on the TNNY website at www.tnny.org by phone at 855-254-SHOW or 855-254-7469.

Each musical will compete for Festival Awards and for inclusion in future programs with the creative team of Theatre Now New York. Sound Bites offers a unique opportunity for talented writers, composers, and lyricists to showcase their work publicly in front of a live audience. The proceeds of the Sound Bites Festival will support Theatre Now's programs to develop new plays and musicals.

Thomas Morrissey, Artistic Director for Theatre Now New York and the Sound Bites Festival, says he's "so thrilled to have a great group of amazing writers and I have no doubt they will write some fantastic shows in the future." Stephen Bishop Seely, Producer for the Sound Bites Festival, added that "Sound Bites has an incredible array of material and it will be wonderful to see each and every show perform at an exciting, face-paced evening on December 9th!"

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, NJ. 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 and to join their mailing list visit their website at www.tnny.org

For more information about Sound Bites, visit www.soundbites.tnny.org. Sound Bites - 10 minute musical theatre festival in New York City will run at 47th Street Theater at 304 West 47th Street and 8th Avenue.




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