Beverly Hills — In partnership with ASCAP, A Little New Music brings you a fast-paced night of the best new and unheard musical theater songs, from established composers to promising up-and-comers. Performed by Broadway and premiere LA talent during The Sorting Room’s winter session.
Thursday, December 20, 2018 @ 7:00p
Lovelace Studio Theatre @ The Wallis
The evening included guest appearances from ASCAP writers, Broadway performers and more, with several World and West Coast Premieres.
After a sold-out night in July, A Little New Music returned to The Wallis to share the latest and greatest musical theatre songs on the scene. During the holiday season, the struggle might be real, but the music is magic. Patrons joined us for a sprinkling of Broadway to spike their eggnog.
Co-hosted by L.A. theatre dynamos Tom DeTrinis (COMMUNITY, Center Theater Group/Celebration Theatre’s DIE MOMMIE DIE) and Brooke Seguin (USA Network’s THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF HORROR, HOLLYWOOD PARTY), who are the creators of the critically acclaimed and wildly fun 30 Minute Musicals. Guest music director Jan Roper (CITY OF LIGHT) was back at the keys, alongside the A Little New Music band.
The writing teams featured were: Eli Bolin (FOUND) & Mike Pettry (THE PIRATE PRINCESS), Zachary Bernstein (DISASTEROID!), Julia Meinwald & Gordon Leary (THE LONELIEST GIRL IN THE WORLD), Billy Recce (BALLOON BOY: THE MUSICAL), Tia DeShazor & Andy Roninson (TAKE A TEN Podcast), Jessica Fleitman & Rick Bassett (2018 BMI Harrington Award for Outstanding Achievement in Musical Theater), Douglas Lyons & Ethan Pakchar (POLKADOTS: THE COOL KIDS MUSICAL), Kathleen Wrinn & Jonathan Fadner (THE MONKEY KING), Janine McGuire & Arri Simon (BORDERS), Max Kasler & Gwen Wilkie (WOVEN STORIES), and Khiyon Hursey (EASTBOUND).
Performers included: A.J. Mendoza (La Mirada’s AMERICAN IDIOT), Ayme Olivo (MAMMA MIA National Tour), Bella Hicks (Reprise 2.0’s SWEET CHARITY), Jenna Gillespie (BAZ VEGAS), Laura Nicole Harrison (EMOJILAND), Khiyon Hursey, Kim Dalton (CLAUDIO QUEST), Kristina Meyering (LA’s Next Great Stage Star), Kristina Miller (Musical Theatre West’s BIG FISH), Alli Miller (SHAKESLESQUE), Michael Shaw Fisher (SKULLDUGGERY), Andrew Joseph Perez (IN THE HEIGHTS at Musical Theatre West), Rena Strober (B’way: LES MIS), and Steve Mazurek (FOR THE RECORD); plus Bralyn Medlock, Elizabeth Adabale, Dominique Kent, and Justyn Burney.