Sunday, August 15, 2010


Last week I purchased my Silver Membership ($100.00 + $7.50 service charge) for the 2010 NEW YORK MUSICAL THEATRE FESTIVAL - and booked the 4 shows that come with the membership.

Inaugurated in 2004, “the New York Musical Theatre Festival provides a launching pad for the next generation of musicals and their creators to ensure the continued vitality of America's greatest art form. We discover, nurture, and promote promising musical theatre artists and producers at all stages of development, and inspire a diverse audience through vibrant, accessible, powerful new work.”

I have been attending the festival’s productions for I think 5 years now. As a Silver Member I get 4 tickets to festival musicals, early booking (I get order my tickets one month before the general public), early seating (I skip to the front of the line for pick of the best seats in the house), and member discounts (I save at area restaurants and partner events). Click here to become a member.

If you do not want to join the ticket price for each performance is only $20.00 – the best bargain in NYC!

Here are the shows I will be going to this October -

Book, Music and Lyrics by Keith Varney

Aspiring writer Keith has been a temp in a wacky office’s soul crushing cubicle for six years. When an evil nemesis emerges to squash his coffee-stained hopes and dreams, Keith makes a decision that causes him to get summarily fired… with security escorts and everything! Naturally he retaliates by writing a musical. Based on a true-ish story. Some names have been changed to protect the guilty.

Book, Music and Lyrics by Donald Gaverick and Mark McDaniels

International pop phenomenon The Symphonic Sensations rose from small town high school show choir to big time show biz success with an explosion of tight harmonies and jazz hands. As the music bio TV documentary “Beyond the Fa├žade” follows their thrilling path to fame and adoration by millions, the highs and lows of celebrity are exposed in this musical comedy exploration of America’s favorite extracurricular activity.

by Drew Fornarola and Scott Elmegreen

Tea Parties, oil spills, death panels...and that's just the opening statements! VOTE FOR ME is a musicalized Presidential debate where you pick the winner. Hum along as the candidates dance and sing their way through the three-ring circus of American politics, and cast your vote to help determine the outcome of the show--and the future of America!

Book by Andy Seiler, Jim Beckerman, and Fred Wemyss; Lyrics by Jim Beckerman and Andy Seiler; Music by Jim Beckerman - Based on the "Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel" radio series by Nat Perrin, Arthur Sheekman, George Oppenheimer, and Tom McKnight

Who can forget Groucho, Chico and Harpo, those three mirth-makers of the silver screen? No one, that's who! But when the Marx Brothers are let loose in an unsuspecting radio studio, the airwaves will never be safe for detergent commercials again! Featuring all new songs and bursting with mayhem, it’s a laugh-filled, tune-filled, lunacy-filled extravaganza!


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