Monday, April 12, 2010

Show this Monday at the Colony Theatre!

The second annual Got Musical! is taking place this Monday, April 19th at the Colony Theatre in Burbank! Got Musical! is a sneak preview of brand-new musicals in development for producers across the country (and lucky audience members), giving an insight into our process for creating new musicals from scratch specifically for producers and theatre companies.

Musicals to be showcased include thirteen new shows currently in development for producers:

Windjammers by Robin Share and Clay Zambo -- songs and stories about shipping on the Great Lakes.

A Midsummersausage Night's Dream by Joanne Koch, Bill Johnson and Larry Todd Johnson - a fanciful retelling of Shakespeare in the land of the Cheeseheads.

Got Milk by Hillary Rollins, Bill Johnson and Kellen Blair -- everyone's favorite all-bovine musical revue.

Those Circus Boys by Charmaine Spencer, Beverly Crain and Aaron Coleman -- the early days of the Ringling Brothers.

Aging Out by Tara Redepenning, Hillary Rollins and Darin Goulet -- What happens to foster care kids when they turn 18 and the System stops taking care of them?

Powder Puff Pilots by Marian Partee, Cindy O'Connor and Noelle Donfeld -- 14 brave female pilots in the 1920's, and their historic flying race.

Black & White Christmas by Chana Wise and Carl Johnson - Jimmy Stewart, Judy Garland, Bing Crosby and Natalie Wood to the rescue, on Christmas Eve!

Mistletoe, Mistletoe by Eric Dodson and Alan Ross Fleishman -- Poor Aaron, fearing his girlfriend has dumped him, wishes he had the last year to live over. Careful what you wish for!

e-$cape by Scott Guy and Clifford Tasner - a cyberspace thriller.

The Ring by Eric Dodson and Alan Ross Fleishman - Will the high school reunion of some old rivals unearth TRUTH or...CAT FIGHTS?

A Dog's Tale by Carla Porter, Brian Leader and Brad Beaver -- based on Mark Twain's dark dark short story.

Ghost(s) by Kincaid Jones, Brian Woodbury and Noelle Donfeld -- a mistaken communication forces a community theatre troupe to put on a terrrrrible musical adaptation of Ibsen's play, rather than a musical based on the Patrick Swayze movie they thought they were getting.

Stigma Pi by Chris Smith, Jake Anthony and Mitch Glaser -- a musical soap opera filled with horny college girls and the horny college guys who love to love them.

Got Musical! takes place at 7:30pm on Monday, April 19th at the Colony Theatre in Burbank. Tickets are $10. For more information, and to make a reservation, please visit and click on Got Musical!

It’s sure to be a fun night!

Another Risk-Free Musical This Summer!

Just like last year, we at ANMT are producing a musical for performance in North Hollywood - but this year we're doing it at almost ten times the scale! There will be a live band, a bigger theatre, more elaborate scenery, costumes and lights; and of course the budget is much bigger. Obviously, the stakes are way higher this time around…

Now, you’re probably asking yourself – who in their right mind would produce a brand-new musical in today’s economy? In Los Angeles? In the summer…!? Well, simple answer: someone who saw a 156% return on their dollar last year using the same business plan (aka us!) Now we’re trying to repeat our success.

As our Executive Director Scott Guy says, it’s all about pre-sales. Last year, we reached out to our members, friends, and fan base and requested everyone to buy tickets in advance for the workshop production of 40 is the New 15. Guy insisted that the Academy would not commit to production until pre-sales equaled the entire budget, from opening night to closing night, every single dollar. It took a massive email and telephone campaign, but we did it: we raised the entire budget by selling tickets in advance...and so, we were able to produce 100% risk-free, and the show went on to become a big summer hit. It’s received a lot of attention, even garnering a 2010 GLAAD Media Award nomination, and being selected by Stephen Schwartz for the ASCAP/Disney Musical Theatre Workshop at the Disney Studios in February.

This larger production of 40 is the New 15 is scheduled to open on July 16th and run through August 22nd at the NoHo Arts Center in North Hollywood. A show described by critics as “a diamond in the rough” and “sweetly entertaining”, it follows the lives of five 40-year-olds looking back to when they were 15 looking forward to being 40.

We’re looking for $15,000 in pre-sales by April 15th (with the option of exchanging tickets for different dates, in case your schedule changes!). If you want to be part of musical history by supporting a brand new musical, visit our website for reservations and additional information.