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“Bittersweet Lullaby” set to premiere @ Sound Bites Festival

Theatre Now New York has selected its roster of talent for its SOUND BITES 6.0 festival, featuring ten ten-minute musicals. The event will take place April 2 at Merkin Hall in Kaufman Music Center.

Among this year’s selections are musicals in which three of literature’s greatest lovers come to life, Gollum runs a smoothie shop, an Aesop’s fable is retold, and an eighth grader fights inherent sexism in middle school.

Up-and-coming musical theatre professionals will present their works to compete for Best Musical, Best Direction, Best Book, Best Choreography, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Music, and Best Lyrics. A panel of industry professionals will determine winners for most of the categories, however, the public is invited to attend and will be able to vote for the Audience Choice Award. Finalists will join an alumni network of previous SOUND BITES participants and may receive further opportunities to develop their work.

The producing team includes Theatre Now New York Producing Artistic Director Thomas Morrissey, Producing Director Chris Giordano, and Managing Director Liz Doyle.

Tickets are on sale now at TNNY.org.

See below for the full line up of titles and creators.

Ant and Grasshopper
Book and Lyrics by A. J. Freeman, Music by Dimitri Landrain

Behind The Bar
Book and Lyrics by Audrey Martells, Music by Audrey Martells and Etienne Stadwijk

Bittersweet Lullaby
Book by Will Lacker, Music and Lyrics by Dylan Glatthorn

Bleeding Kansas
Book by Anderson Cook, Music and Lyrics by Ben Lapidus and Amanda D’Archangelis

Book Lovers
Book and Lyrics by Talaura Harms, Music by Jonathan Bauerfeld

Eighth Grade President
Book and Lyrics by Jacey Powers, Music and Lyrics by Ashkon Davaran

Gollum Owned a Tropical Smoothie
Book, Music, and Lyrics by Ethan Crystal and Garrett Poladian

Jack & Jill
Book and Lyrics by Zackry Childers, Music by Patrick Thompson

Maya & Me
Book and Music by Cheeyang Ng, Book and Lyrics by Kathy Ng

The Only Thing That Matters
Book, Music, and Lyrics by Chris Kerrigan

http://www.playbill.com/article/10-10-minute-musicals-will-take-the-stage-at-6th-annual-sound-bites-festival

“Leaning Toward The Sky” @ United States Botanic Garden

Choreography and Design by Orange Grove Dance
Music & Sound Design by Dylan Glatthorn


Orange Grove Dance has been commissioned to create an evening-length site specific dance performance throughout the prodigious U.S. Botanic Garden Conservatory. This April come bask in the majesty of the gardens as dance enlivens and takes over the dense and luscious living collections. Performed among the Celebrating New American Gardens exhibit and throughout the Conservatory, Leaning Toward The Sky illuminates and further reveals the richness and wonder of life cycles in plants, people, and mythology through dynamic virtuosic movement, an original sound score, and a vivid projection design landscape.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Performance begins at 7 p.m.

DATES: Friday, April 5, Saturday, April 6, Friday, April 12, or Saturday, April 13
TIME: 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Conservatory Garden Court
FRIENDS: $15 NON-MEMBERS: $20
This program sponsored in part by the Friends of the U.S. Botanic Garden.

Check out the link for tickets as well as more information about the show.
We hear tickets go fast at United States Botanic Garden evening events,
so make sure to get yours today! 

RUN-INS

Produced by Pitch Her Productions and written by Justine Neubarth, Run-Ins is a 7-episode comedy series exploring those unwanted, awkward encounters in New York that we’ve all begrudgingly endured.

I’m so proud to have scored this hilarious series. Each episode showcases a different female director and female cinematographer, resulting in a mosaic series that boasts a collection of female voices and aesthetics.

https://www.pitchherlab.com/watch

WAKING DARKNESS. WAITING LIGHT @ DANCE PLACE (WASHINGTON DC)

Saturday, January 26 at 8pm
Sunday, January 27 at 4pm

Credit C. Stanley

Orange Grove Dance, under the direction of Colette Krogol and Matt Reeves, transforms the stage with its trademark virtuosic athleticism and evocative multimedia design. Waking Darkness. Waiting Light. uses sophisticated sensor technology and digital-media interaction to explore the nature of recurring dreams that tear through our homes, awakening us from sleep.

“These dreams are the bridge to the stories that we have been told since we were young and the places we’ve still never touched.”

Based on mythopoetic research into personal dreams and stories of one family’s migration from Cuba in 1980, Orange Grove Dance opens up new dialogues on timely themes such as migration, exodus, and transformation. An excerpt of this work won the Audience Choice Award at the 34th Annual Choreographers’ Showcase in 2017 and was described by Dance Metro DC as a “magically spun… visual tale of suspension, tension, and community within a multilayered moving painting.”

Original score and sound design by Dylan Glatthorn and Jeff Dorfman.

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THE ARRIVAL @ Andy’s Summer Playhouse

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Directed by Orange Grove Dance

Composed by Dylan Glatthorn

Adapted from the illustrated novel The Arrival, by Shaun Tan, this production will tell the story of a man finding his way to a new world and learning how to survive and cope in a land that does not speak his language. In a journey of the body and mind, The Arrival explores themes of the immigrant experience and what it means to build a home in a foreign world.


PERFORMANCE DATES

OPENING NIGHT: THURSDAY, JULY 19TH AT 7:30 PM

EVENINGS AT 7:30PM

FRIDAY, JULY 20TH

SATURDAY, JULY 21ST

THURSDAY, JULY 26TH

FRIDAY, JULY 27TH

MATINEES (FOLLOWED BY TALKBACKS) AT 2 PM

SUNDAY, JULY 22ND

WEDNESDAY, JULY 25TH

CLOSING NIGHT: SATURDAY, JULY 28TH AT 5 PM

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