NYMF's Student Leaders Present 'PART OF IT ALL' Concert Series Tonight, 7/26
The New York Musical Theatre Festival's Student Leadership Program (SLP) presents its first ever concert series, Part of It All: Introducing The New Generation, at the 45th Street Theater's Mainstage tonight, July 26th at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. Featuring all-new works and performances by talented students and recent graduates, Part of It All sets out to showcase a new generation of artists who've grown up in the age of the mega-musical, power belting, and three-named composers.
The 7 p.m. concert, directed by Hunter Bird (Wounded Bird on Virgin Land) and hosted by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (Dogfight, A Christmas Story: The Musical), will showcase songs written by student composers Kate Douglas, John-Michael Lyles & David Gomez, Jahn Sood, Vinny Stodder, andBen Wexler & Mark Sonnenblick. Performers include William Bellamy, Thomas Green, Kate Douglas, Mary Lane Haskell, Kelly Hoppenjans, Emily Kaczmarek, Alex Milak, Hayley Anna Norris, Celeste Rose, Jahn Sood and Noah Zachary.
The 10 p.m. concert, directed by Max Friedman (6: A New Musical; Crazy, Just Like Me; 35MM) and hosted by Drew Gasparini (Crazy, Just Like Me;Turn Of The Screw), will highlight the songs of Landon Braverman, Alexander Sage Oyen, Partick Sulken, Alex Ratner and Berkley Todd, and feature performances by Cameron Bartell, James Crichton, Gina Cucci, Tricia Giordano, Celeste Rose, Jacob Samuels and Noah Zachary.
Trevor Bachman serves as the evening's musical director.
"SLP is providing a unique, necessary service to the young artists of NYC," said Hunter Bird, director of the 7 p.m. show. "This concert brings together writers, composers, performers, and directors and gives them a chance to showcase their work as well as meet with other 20-something artists. Becoming part of this community of emerging artists has been the best part of this experience."
Tickets for Part of It All: Introducing The New Generation are $15 or $10 with a valid student ID, and can be purchased online at nymf.org/PartOfItAll. The 45th Street Theatre is located at 354 West 45th St. (between 8th and 9th Aves.). Visit the website for more information about the composers and performers participating in Part of It All.
The New York Musical Theater Festival's Student Leadership Program, co-coordinated by Lina Renzina and Rachel Sussman, offers vital, hands-on experience to local undergraduates by providing opportunities for active involvement with the Festival. Being involved with SLP helps students take an important step toward becoming industry professionals by giving them the chance to learn and exercise new skills gained through direct experience. This year's program associates are Danielle Feder, Jessica Kent, and Kathleen McClure. For additional information, follow SLP on Twitter (@nymfslp) or visit nymf.org/PartOfItAll.
Now in its ninth year, the New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) is the largest annual musical theatre event in America and is widely regarded as the essential source for new material and talent discovery. NYMF provides a launching pad for the next generation of musicals and their creators to ensure the continued vitality of one of America's greatest art forms. Hailed as the "Sundance of Musical Theatre," NYMF discovers, nurtures, and promotes promising musical theatre artists and producers at all stages of development, and inspires a diverse audience through vibrant, accessible, powerful new work.
Single tickets as well as NYMF Memberships, which combine charitable contributions with valuable, flexible ticket packages and perks like early seating, and tickets to individual events, are currently available for purchase at (212) 352-3101 or www.nymf.org.