We recently had a star-studded private reading of The Suicide Club directed by Scott Ebersold at Michiko Studios in Manhattan. We're excited to keep moving this show forward, and hearing the latest draft with a slew of talented actors in the roles was a delight. We can't wait to share this show with the public soon!
A.B.M. Musicals was selected to attend an upcoming Writer-Producer Speed Date facilitated by Theatre Resources Unlimited.
Becca Anderson and Julian Blackmore will be attending and pitching their holiday musical SNOW WAY OUT (written with Dan Marshall). We are grateful for the opportunity and looking forward to meeting the other writers and producers who will be in attendance.
In SNOW WAY OUT, four strangers rent a rustic cabin each hoping for a solitary holiday. Blair, heavily pregnant, is trying to avoid her parents. Divorcee Charlie didn’t get invited to Christmas this year. Sherry, a pantheistic new-age spiritualist only wants to be with the ashes of her beloved Roger. And Colin, a product of the foster care system, always spends Christmas alone. But everyone’s antisocial plans are frozen when an AirBnB glitch and unforeseen blizzard leave them trapped in the same cabin. They have to overcome differences and work together if they want to get the Christmas they were hoping for.
SNOW WAY OUT is an off-beat, 4-actor, 90-minute holiday comedy performed on a unit set with a small band (piano, drums, bass & wind). It’s great for date nights, office parties, and audiences seeking holiday entertainment that isn’t aimed at children. A relentlessly tuneful pop score pairs up with a side-splitting, farcical book and snappy lyrics by an award-winning creative team.
A blackout, holiday spirits, and mysterious body bag converge to prove that even if you do escape your family, no one escapes Christmas. There’s SNOW WAY OUT!
Our musical The Suicide Club had a private reading this past weekend. Hearing the new draft out loud was thrilling. Some massive changes have happened since the last draft, and we are excited for audiences to get to meet a new character and to hear new scenes and songs soon!
The 90 minute 4 character musical closed out the 2016 Developmental Reading Series and starred Max Crumm, Lesli Margherita, Lance Rubin, and Aneesh Sheth and had music direction by Kevin David Thomas. Zachary Eldridge was on the drums.
It was thrilling to hear the show performed by such an incredible cast of all-stars and to get feedback from a live audience for this new piece.
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We are honored and thrilled to be included on this exciting list from Hypable as one of the 10 best NYC theater shows of 2014! Keeping company with Aladdin and Heathers will most likely go to our heads. (It already has).
We are thrilled to share that our musical Academia Nuts was named the Play By Play Best New Musical at the 2014 New York Musical Theatre Festival.
Our fabulous director Thomas Caruso was awarded the prize for Excellence in Direction, our actors Jennifer Simard and Alyse Alan Louis won awards for their performances, and the writing team received Honorable Mention in the categories of Excellence in Writing (Book) and Excellence in Writing (Lyrics).
Congratulations to all the winners! A full list can be found here.
Academia Nuts is featured on page 20 of today's (July 23, 2014) Metro New York as the number one show from the 2014 New York Musical Theatre Festival! We are flattered and honored to be in great company (they also loved Cloned! and Searchng for Romeo). If you're in New York City, pick up a copy and give it a read!
We finished up our sold out run at NYMF this week. It was an exciting and wonderful experience, and we were thrilled to be a part of the festival and this production. Rehearsing, rewriting, and producing were a workout and a blessing.
Thank you to The Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation, the Anna Sosenko Assist Trust, and the Kevin Spacey Foundation: America for support Academia Nuts. We could never have put the show up without these generous organizations that care about and foster the arts.
Our full cast and creative team have been announced, and we couldn't be more pleased!
Rehearsals have begun, and the cast is doing an amazing job with the material already. We are thrilled and humbled by all of the talent involved with Academia Nuts this summer, and we hope you can come see the show. Tickets go on sale on June 16th!
Academia Nuts has been selected as an official NYMF 2014 Next Link show and will receive a full production this July in New York City!!
Be sure to follow the show on Twitter and like it on Facebook to keep up with all of the most up-to-date news as we dive head first into this amazing project! You can also help make the show happen by donating to NYMF and earmarking your donation for Academia Nuts! Just be sure to select us on the scrolldown menu labeled "earmark your donation."
For more info on NYMF and Next Link, check out the links below.