"BRINGING THE BEST OF NEW MUSICAL THEATER TO L.A., ONE SONG AT A TIME" –LA WEEKLY
On Monday, June 27th at 8:30pm, A LITTLE NEW MUSIC returns to LA with its first concert at the historic Catalina Bar & Grill in the heart of Hollywood, its twelfth collaboration with emerging musical theater creators and performers from near and far.
Among the writers to be featured are Adam Overett (Lortel nominee WE THE PEOPLE: AMERICA ROCKS), Natalie Lovejoy (DEPLOYED), Andrew Gerle (MEET JOHN DOE), Amy Engelhardt (The Bobs, BASTARD JONES) & James Beaton (MAD SCIENTISTS), Katya Stanislavskaya (RESIDENT ALIEN), Blaskie & Hagopian (ASSISTANTS THE MUSICAL), Rob Rokicki (THE LIGHTNING THIEF), Wesley King, and more.
The talented cast of performers include “MADtv” star Nicole Parker (B’way: Elphaba in WICKED, off B’way and LA: THESE PAPER BULLETS), Rhett George (B’way: MEMPHIS, THE LITTLE MERMAID), Emma Hunton (B’way: SPRING AWAKENING, Elphaba in Nat’l Tour WICKED), Nina Herzog (THE GREAT AMERICAN MOUSICAL), Matt Magnusson (BREAKING THROUGH at Pasadena Playhouse), Rena Strober (B’way: LES MIS, STONEFACE at Pasadena Playhouse), Jennifer Sun Bell (“My Super Psycho Sweet 16”), Cooper Howell (RENT at La Mirada), and Jordan Goodsell (ADDAMS FAMILY at 3-D Theatricals), with Jonathan Brett, Rachel Burcham, and Cy Creamer.
The concert also features several guest appearances: cast members Troy Iwata (THE LIGHTNING THIEF Nat’l Tour) and newcomer Sittichai Chaiyahat from the world premiere of THE BOY WHO DANCED ON AIR, by Tim Rosser & Charlie Sohne, recently presented at San Diego’s Diversionary Theatre. Plus, writing duo Brian Graden & Ben Boquist return to ALNM to debut two songs from their new album, and the original recording cast of new musical SWAN LAKE, by Peter Siebert & Patrick Lundquist, add to this special evening. Finally, a sneak peek from the cast of ORANGE IS THE NEW MUSICAL (the unauthorized parody), by Veronica Vasquez & Jared Goode, opening 7/1 at the Whitefire Theatre.
Comedian, actress, and writer Chris Farah (“Superstore,” “Modern Family,” “Chelsea Lately,” solo show/cult character FANCY!) hosts the evening alongside the ALNM band and resident musical director Bryan Blaskie.
Catalina Bar & Grill
6725 West Sunset Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90028