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SOUND BITES 6.0 The Sixth Annual Festival of 10-Minute Musicals

SOUND BITES 6.0 The Sixth Annual Festival of 10-Minute Musicals

Theatre Now New York (TNNY) is pleased to announce the venue and date for SOUND BITES 6.0, the Sixth Annual Festival of 10-Minute Musicals. This year’s festival will be held on April 2, 2019 at 7:00pm at Merkin Hall at Kaufman Music Center, 129 West 67th Street, New York, New York 10023. This one-night only event, now in its sixth year, showcases ten new musicals by up-and-coming musical theatre writing teams.

Theatre Now New York Members receive exclusive access to the Members only ticketing pre-sale for SOUND BITES 6.0 and 30% off their ticket purchase. SOUND BITES 6.0 Ticket Pre-Sale for Members begins on February 18, 2019 at www.tnny.org. For more information on membership, click here.

SOUND BITES 6.0 grants composers, lyricists, and librettists the unique opportunity to present their work in front of a live audience of theatre-goers and industry professionals. The top ten finalists will be selected by the SOUND BITES 6.0 Adjudication Committee to present their musicals in this year’s festival. These ten finalists will compete for top festival honors, including Best Musical, Best Direction, Best Book, Best Choreography, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Music, and Best Lyrics. The award winners will be determined by votes from a judging panel of industry professionals. The audience will also vote for their favorite musical, which will earn the coveted Audience Choice Award. A musical is not limited on the number of awards it can receive.
Finalists will join an alumni network of musical theatre writing teams, actors, directors and choreographers from festivals of years past. Each SOUND BITES 6.0 finalist may also receive further development opportunities in the future.
For more information about SOUND BITES 6.0, submission guidelines, and to submit work for consideration in this year’s festival, please visit the SOUND BITES 6.0 website. There are no submission fees and the application may be completed online now through February 1, 2019 at 11:59pm EST by clicking here.
Producing SOUND BITES 6.0 is Theatre Now New York Producing Artistic Director, Thomas Morrissey, who 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, Chris Giordano, Theatre Now New York Producing Director, who co-produced SOUND BITES 4.0 and 5.0 and TNNY’s Rotating Rep Series, which included musicals: We Have Apples, Kragtar: An American Monster Musical, and Thicket & Thistle’s What’s Your Wish?, Liz Doyle, Theatre Now New York Managing Director, and Stephen Bishop Seely, Theatre Now New York Literary Manager, who 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 provides emerging, mid-career and established writers with on-stage opportunities to further artistic growth, critical resources, as well as advocacy, promotion, and organizational support during and well beyond production. TNNY strives to promote new works by engaging theatre-going audiences, industry professionals and the theatrical community at large by facilitating the creation, development, and production of new theatrical works, specifically the production of fully staged works.

For more information about Theatre Now New York, visit www.tnny.org.

Kaufman Music Center stimulates appreciation of and participation in music through music performance and education in ways that awaken creativity, advance innovation and create a sense of wonder among performers, students, teachers and the public at large. At Kaufman Music Center, music lovers – from curious fans to renowned performers – come together to explore their musical passions. Founded in 1952 as a community music school, today’s Kaufman Music Center is home to Merkin Hall, Lucy Moses School, Special Music School, and Face the Music.

Merkin Hall’s innovative programming, intimate scale and near perfect acoustics have earned it a reputation as one of New York City’s finest concert venues. Noted in the New York Times for its “reputation for avant-gardism of a cool and cerebral nature,” Merkin presents adventurous work—including many world premieres—by contemporary composers and some of today’s most acclaimed and inspiring performers. In addition to cutting-edge new music, Merkin Hall presents some of the best new talents in the classical world, celebrations of musical theater with Broadway’s top professionals and lively musical revues for children and families.

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Suzanna, co-owns and publishes the newspaper Times Square Chronicles or T2C. At one point a working actress, she has performed in numerous productions in film, TV, cabaret, opera and theatre. She has performed at The New Orleans Jazz festival, The United Nations and Carnegie Hall. She has a screenplay and a TV show in the works, which she developed with her mentor and friend the late Arthur Herzog. She is a proud member of the Drama Desk and the Outer Critics Circle and was a nominator. Email: suzanna@t2conline.com

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