Photo Flash: Take a Look at A Little New Music in Rehearsal for Their Return to the Catalina
A Little New Music returns to the Catalina Jazz Club in the heart of Hollywood on Tuesday, March 6 at 8:30pm, with a stellar lineup of singers and exciting new musical theatre songs! Scroll down for photos of the cast in rehearsal.
The event will be hosted by Broadway's J. Elaine Marcos, (Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Annie) and "MADTV's" Michelle Ortiz, alongside guest music director, Jan Roper (Hollywood Bowl, Musical Theatre Guild) with musical accompaniment by the ALNM band.
Featured writers include: Fleitman & Bassett (The Average Sized Mermaid); Drew Fornarola (Claudio Quest); Brett Ryback (Passing Through); Selda Sahin & Derek Gregor (Grind); Spencer Robelen ("MuseMatch" at 54 Below); Matthew McCollum (The Ballad of Brightwater); Waldkirch & Lowder (Save Me A Spot); Rona Siddiqui (NYMF's Women of Note); Maguire & Simon (Express); Sam Johnides & Tony Gonzales (Annabella); Roper & Weiner (City of Light); plus a new song making its west coast premiere from Kerrigan-Lowdermilk (The Mad Ones).
Broadway's Deedee Magno Hall (Miss Saigon, If/Then, TV: "Steven Universe") and Cliffton Hall (B'way: Miss Saigon, Les Miserables) will join Tony Award nominee Valarie Pettiford (Fosse, "The Blacklist," "Fly") and the newly announced Misty Cotton (Miss Saigon, The Marvelous Wonderettes, LA: Carrie) with a cast including: Tom Detrinis (30-Minute Musicals co-creator, upcoming Die Mommie, Die at CTG); Jessica Reiner-Harris (UCB's "Quick & Funny Musicals"); Anthea Neri (East West Players' Next to Normal); Benai Boyd (Celebration Theatre's The View Upstairs); Domonique Paton (Hairspray & Grinch national tours); Tiana Okoye ("Hairspray Live!"); Clayton Farris ("Grey's Anatomy," "Scream Queens"); Kate Ponzio (Sierra Madre Playhouse's Marvelous Wonderettes); Keir Kirkegaard (UMPO Jurassic Park at Rockwell); Chelsea Rae Bernier (Barbie Live!); Alex Nee (national tour: Once); Everjohn Feliciano (After Hours Theatre Company's Dogfight); plus a special guest performance from singer/songwriter Chris Pierce and his band who will share a new song from his and co-writer Mark Malone's show, Reverend Tall Tree's Blues Opera.
A LITTLE NEW MUSIC (ALNM) is the best two hours of new and unheard musical theater material in Los Angeles. Whether a premiere from an established writer, or an undiscovered tune from a promising up-and-comer, our mission is to showcase these talents with a program that keeps your finger on the pulse of the musical theater scene. Since 2013, A Little New Music has introduced an impressive array of over 200 songs by over 125 writing teams. Previous writing teams include Academy and Tony Award winners Pasek & Paul (The Greatest Showman, La La Land, Dear Evan Hansen) and Sankoff & Hein (Come From Away) to name a few. LA Weekly says, "A Little New Music is bringing the best of new musical theatre to LA, one song at a time."
Tickets are $18 (main), $15 (bar/high top) in advance, $25 at the door. Dinner or two-drink minimum purchase is required in addition to ticket price. There is a $0.45 music royalty fee per patron. All ticket sales are final and available by calling (323) 466-2210 or online at www.TicketWeb.com. Doors open at 7:00 PM for the 8:30 PM curtain. For directions to Catalina Jazz Club, please visit: www.catalinajazzclub.com. For more information visit: www.alittlenewmusic.org or Twitter/Instagram: @ALittleNewMusic.
Photos by Amy Francis Schott.
Clayton Farris and Kate Ponzio
The Sam and Tony Show (Sam Johnides and Tony Gonzalez)
Clayton Farris and Kate Ponzio
Tom De Trinis and Jan Roper
Keir Kirkegaard and Chelsea Rae Bernier
the cast of A Little New Music's 16th edition