Photo Flash: A LITTLE NEW MUSIC Gears Up for A Return to the Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood
A LITTLE NEW MUSIC returns to the Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood on Monday, November 14th at 8:30pm for its latest showcase of emerging musical theater writers, featuring performers from Broadway and beyond.
Scroll below for a sneak peek at rehearsals!
The previously announced cast will include: Krysta Rodriguez (B'way: THE ADDAMS FAMILY, SPRING AWAKENING; NBC's "SMASH"), recently seen in A CHORUS LINE at the Hollywood Bowl; West End star Jon Jon Briones, who will reprise his Olivier nominated performance as the Engineer in MISS SAIGON on Broadway next spring; Megan Briones (SWING DAMES), Conor Guzman (THE FANTASTICKS at Pasadena Playhouse), Marie-France Arcilla (Drama Desk winner: WORKING, RAIN at The Old Globe), Jenelle Randall (B'way: ALL SHOOK UP, CARRIE at La Mirada),Travis Leland (upcoming MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG at the Wallis), Randy Guiaya (CTG's THE CHRISTIANS), Caitlin Ary (FOR THE RECORD BAZ: STAR CROSSED LOVE), Iara Nemirovsky, Lily Soloway, Travis Burnett-Doering, and Chase Klein!
Featured writers include: Drew Fornarola (CLAUDIO QUEST, TIANANMEN), Rona Siddiqui (ONE GOOD DAY), Michael R. Jackson (A STRANGE LOOP), Dembrowski & Lluberes (THE BOY IN THE BATHROOM), Zoe Sarnak (A LASTING IMPRESSION), Zach Spound (LEAP), Abramovitz & Alexander (BREAD AND ROSES ), Nelson & Trefler (MEN WITH MONEY), Oliver Houser (HELD MOMENTARILY), and Selda Sahin & Derek Gregor ("Grind").A LITTLE NEW MUSIC's 13th edition will also include previously announced performances from guest writers Matt Gould (INVISIBLE THREAD), who will share a sneak peek of his new musical LEMPICKA and LA's own Zach Spound, who returns to ALNM with a world premiere song from his musical LEAP. Musical improvisation company Robot Teammate & The Accidental Party (winners of ALNM's 2016 Hollywood Fringe Award for Outstanding Songwriting) will share a song from last summer's THUG TUNNEL and improvise a second number on the spot!
Comedian, actress, and writer Chris Farah ("Superstore," "Modern Family," "Chelsea Lately," solo show/cult character FANCY!) returns to host the evening alongside 2-timeOvation Award-winning musical director and writer Gregory Nabours (THE TROUBLE WITH WORDS, Kennedy Center's "ASCAP: Broadway: Today and Tomorrow") and the ALNM band. About the concert series : Since 2013, A LITTLE NEW MUSIC has introduced over 150 songs to its LA audience featuring original works of composers and lyricists from around the globe. Whether a premiere from an established writer or an undiscovered tune from a promising up-and-comer, its mission is to showcase talent with a program that keeps your finger on the pulse of the musical theatre scene. Tickets for A LITTLE NEW MUSIC are $25 (premiere), $20 (main), $15 (bar/high top/partial view) . Dinner or two drinks minimum are required in addition to ticket price and $0.45 music royalty fee per patron. All ticket sales are final. Tickets are available by calling (323) 466-2210 or online at h ttp://tktwb.tw/2drcknK . Doors open at 7:00 p.m. for the 8:30 p.m. curtain. Catalina Bar & Grill is located at 6725 West Sunset Boulevard Hollywood, CA 90028. Convenient parking is available. ALNM is a project of New Musicals, Inc. , a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. For more information visit: www.alittlenewmusic.org.
Photo credit: Amy Francis Schott
ALNM co-producer Kila Packett directs â€‹Travis Burnett-Doering, Lily Soloway, Chase Klein, and Iara Nemirovsky
Jon Jon and Megan Briones
The cast of A LITTLE NEW MUSIC
Robot Teammate and the Accidental Party
Brendan Hunt and the cast of Sacred Fools SKULLDUGGERY in performance (photo: Jessica Sherman Photography)