"Bringing the best of new musical theatre to LA, one song at a time." -LA WEEKLY
A Little New Music returns to the Catalina for its 14th edition, with special guest host Barrett Foa (Broadway’s AVE Q, SPELLING BEE, “NCIS:LA”)! Join us as we premiere songs from the far corners of the country and beyond. Discover your new favorite musical theater songs, before they become the stuff of Broadway legend!
The concert will feature songs from writers Zack Zadek (DEATHLESS), Mark Sonnenblick (MIDNIGHT AT THE NEVER GET); Jeff Thomson and Jeremy Desmon (PUMP UP THE VOLUME); Joel Chapman, Weston Gaylord, Matt Herrero, Jessica Hoffman, & Ken Savage (GRAVITY: A NEW(TONIAN) MUSICAL); Chris Pierce & Mark Malone (REVEREND TALL TREE’S BLUES OPERA); Mike Hadge (NEWSICAL THE MUSICAL); Richard Castle & Matthew Levine (THE ANGEL OF PAINTED POST); Christopher Anselmo (FABLE); James Ballard & Seth Christenfeld (THE OXFORD EPIDEMIC);Will Aronson (MOTHER, ME, AND THE MONSTERS) & Bill Nelson (KANSAS); and Lotz & Rebell (THE AWAKENING).
Talent from stage and screen are set to perform, including J. Elaine Marcos (B’way: ANNIE, PRISCILLA, A CHORUS LINE), Michelle Ortiz (“MAD TV”), Lindsay Pearce (“GLEE”), Daniel Bellusci (winner of 2017 LA’s Next Great Stage Star), Ashley Lynette Brown (RECORDED IN HOLLYWOOD), Elise Dewsberry (Cabrillo’s A FUNNY THING…), Matt Valle (SKULLDUGGERY), Hannah Bushyeager (finalist of 2017 LA's Next Great Stage Star), Michael Cline (OPEN MIKE), Caitlin Gallogly (“MASTERS OF SEX”, “SOUTH PARK”), and Katherine Washington (WHEN JAZZ HAD THE BLUES).
With special guest writer appearances by GRAVITY co-creator Matt Herrero, and singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Chris Pierce (whose hit song “We Can Always Come Back to This” was just featured on NBC’s “THIS IS US”). Plus three-time Ovation Award-winning music director and composer Gregory Nabours (THE TROUBLE WITH WORDS, Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage) and the ALNM band. The evening’s emcees are ALNM co-founder Chris Maikish and, as mentioned, our special guest Barrett Foa!
ABOUT THE CONCERT SERIES
A LITTLE NEW MUSIC is the best hour of new and unheard musical theater material in LA. Whether a premiere from an established writer or an undiscovered tune from a promising up-and-comer, our mission is to showcase these talents with a program that keeps your finger on the pulse of the musical theater scene.
Since 2013, A LITTLE NEW MUSIC has introduced an impressive array of nearly 200 songs by over 120 writing teams, including Broadway's newest buzz Sankoff & Hein (COME FROM AWAY); Academy Award-winners and Tony Award nominees Pasek & Paul (LA LA LAND, DEAR EVAN HANSEN); Miller & Tysen (TUCK EVERLASTING); Matt Gould (INVISIBLE THREAD); Ryan Scott Oliver (35MM); Carner & Gregor (ISLAND SONG); Milburn & Vigoda (ERNEST SHACKLETON LOVES ME); Adam Gwon (ORDINARY DAYS); Joe Iconis (THE BLACK SUITS); Drew Fornarola (CLAUDIO QUEST); Carmel Dean; Kerrigan & Lowdermilk; Gregory Nabours, and counting.