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NAMT Announces Directors for 22nd Annual Festival of New Musicals

September 9, 2010
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“The National Alliance for Musical Theatre (NAMT) has announced Directors and Musical Directors for its 22nd Annual Festival of New Musicals taking place on Thursday, October 21 and Friday, October 22, 2010 at New World Stages in New York City.  Georgia Stitt & John Jiler’s Big Red Sun will be directed by Peter Flynn (Artistic Director of the Hangar Theatre).” Read More…

‘Sing Me a Happy Song’ at College of the Canyons

July 8, 2010
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A cast of 25 students will participate in a groundbreaking theater experience this weekend when “Sing Me a Happy Song” will take the stage at the Black Box Theatre on the Valencia campus of College of the Canyons.  “This is a unique and exciting project for many reasons,” said [director Andrea] Slominski. “We are happy to be associated with the Festival of New American Musicals and to be at the ground floor of a wonderful new show.” Slominski said a rough workshop performance of “Sing Me a Happy Song” was held two years ago with five days of rehearsal. “Now we get to stage the show with five weeks of rehearsal,” she said.

“Sing Me a Happy Song” is a contemporary musical revue by two of Broadway’s newest voices, Georgia Stitt and David Kirshenbaum. Read more…


July 8, 2010
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BIG RED SUN was chosen as one of eight new musicals to be presented in October at the National Alliance for Musical Theatre (NAMT) Festival of New Musicals in NYC. BIG RED SUN, by Georgia Stitt and John Jiler, tells the story of a teenage boy who unearths a dark family secret as he searches for his long-lost father through the bewildering landscape of post-WWII America… where innocence has vanished, and the simple melodies of Kern and Berlin have been replaced by the dizzying energy of jazz and the birth of rock-and-roll.  BIG RED SUN was the winner of the Harold Arlen Award from ASCAP, and has been developed at ASCAP Musical Theatre Workshop, and TheatreWorks Silicon Valley, and was presented at Oklahoma City University.