“BRINGING THE BEST OF NEW MUSICAL THEATER TO L.A., ONE SONG AT A TIME” –LA WEEKLY
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. Krysta Rodriguez (B’way: THE ADDAMS FAMILY, SPRING AWAKENING; NBC’s “SMASH”), recently seen in A CHORUS LINE at the Hollywood Bowl, joins the cast; along with West End star Jon Jon Briones, who will reprise his Olivier nominated performance as the Engineer in MISS SAIGON on Broadway next spring.
The cast will also include: 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, and more!
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), Selda Sahin & Derek Gregor (“Grind”), and more.
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 3-time Ovation Award-winning musical director and writer Gregory Nabours (THE TROUBLE WITH WORDS, Kennedy Center’s “ASCAP: Broadway: Today and Tomorrow”) and the ALNM band.
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 TicketWeb. 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.
ABOUT THE CONCERT SERIES
A LITTLE NEW MUSIC is the best hour of new and unheard musical theatre material in LA. 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.
Since 2013, A Little New Music has introduced an impressive array of over 150 songs by established and emerging composers alike, including Tony nominees Pasek & Paul (A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL), Miller & Tysen (TUCK EVERLASTING), Ryan Scott Oliver (35MM), Carmel Dean, Kerrigan & Lowdermilk, Carner & Gregor (ISLAND SONG), Milburn & Vigoda, Adam Gwon (ORDINARY DAYS), Joe Iconis (THE BLACK SUITS), Drew Fornarola (CLAUDIO QUEST), Zoe Sarnak, Erik Przytulski, Michael Finke, Rollins & Levine, Gregory Nabours, and many more.
Songs have been presented by stars of the stage and screen including Tony Award winner Daisy Eagan (THE SECRET GARDEN), Tony Award winning writer Jeff Marx (AVENUE Q), John Tartaglia (AVENUE Q, SHREK The Musical), Kevin Chamberlin (SEUSSICAL, DISASTER THE MUSICAL) Shoshana Bean (WICKED); Eric Petersen (PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, ELF, and “Kirstie”), Barrett Foa (25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, “NCIS: LA”), Nicole Parker (WICKED, “MADtv”), and Michael A. Shepperd (LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS).
All programming subject to change.
A Little New Music is a project of New Musicals, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.