11th Annual Festival of New Musicals
The 3hree Musketeers
Set in the 17th century, this adventure revolves around young D’Artagnan’s desire to become one of the King’s noble Musketeers. Amidst a war brewing between France and England, D’Artagnan falls in love with the lovely Constance, fights off Cardinal Richelieu’s men, and rejects the desires of the dangerous Milady de Winter. Against a backdrop of political intrigue, deception, and loyalty in the French court, D’Artagnan learns the true meaning of being a Musketeer.
The Big Bang
Birth Of The Boom
Everybody Loves My Baby
From the creator of Forever Plaid comes a celebration of Martha, Connie, and Helvetia — the famed Boswell Sisters! Before the Andrews Sisters, the “Bozzies” blended harmonies with angelic precision and blew open the doors of jazz for all women. Born in New Orleans, the Boswells became an international phenomenon, touring the U.S. and Europe to earn the title “World’s Foremost Harmonists.” Bing Crosby, Judy Garland, and Ella Fitzgerald all sang their praises — now you will too. Featuring “Alexander’s Ragtime Band,” “Stormy Weather” and nearly 20 other hits from the ’20s and ’30s, THE BOSWELL SISTERS is a musical review for music lovers of every generation.
Eliot Ness… In Cleveland
Chauncey Allen Bellamy, J. Bernard Calloway, Michael Genet, Ben Harney, William Jackson Harper, Marcie Henderson, Tyrick Wiltez Jones, Arbender Robinson and C. Kelly Wright
An updated and stylish retelling of the Ugly Duckling story, Honk! entertains both children and adults. Winner of the Lawrence Olivier Award for Best Musical in 2000.
In That Valley
The Princess And The Black-eyed Pea
Summer Of '42
This new musical explores the exhilaration and pain of first love. Hermie (age 15) and his friends spend the summer of 1942 together on a New England island, where Hermie meets Dorothy, a young bride whose husband has been shipped off to serve in the war. Although he tries to ignore his feelings for her by dating other girls, Hermie falls for Dorothy, a love she cannot return. However, when Dorothy’s husband is killed in battle, she fills the void briefly with Hermie’s affection. By summer’s end, however, they all must go their own way, and Hermie’s first love becomes nothing but a memory.
Writers & Artists
Andrew M. Chukerman
Lyrics & Music, The Princess And The Black-eyed Pea
Winner: Richard Rodgers Award, the Jonathan Larson Award, and the Edgerton Award as composer/co-lyricist of “The Princess and the Black-Eyed Pea,” presented in the NAMT Festival. World-premiered: San Diego Rep, Fall, 2008, starring Tony-winner Lillias White. Alabama Shakespeare Festival commissioned his original score for “Twelfth Night.” Currently working on a new film written/directed by Warren Beatty. Recording credits: Rod Stewart’s “Great American Songbook” series, and Carly Simon’s “Moonlight Serenade.” Live performances: Stevie Wonder, LeAnn Rimes, Carole King, Stephanie Mills, David Foster, David Hyde Pierce, Andrea Bocelli. Carnegie Hall debut in 2000 with the New York Pops Orchestra for his work, “My Only Son.” Commissions/original works performed by the Ravinia Festival, Atlanta Symphony, New Jersey Symphony, San Diego Symphony and Cincinnati Pops. Film/TV credits: “Glee,” “Frasier,” “Murphy Brown,” “The Wonder Years,” “Charmed”, “Best Score”-2006 Rhode Island International Film Festival, and Toronto’s 2006 ReelHeART International Film Festival for the feature, “Le Chase.”
Conceived, Eliot Ness… In Cleveland
Nick Corley – is a writer, director and actor. Writing credits include the award winning musical WOODY SEZ (co-author and director) which has played all over the world including London’s West End, Vienna, Israel, China and across the U.S., the play A YOUNG LADY OF FASHION (co-author and director) which premiered at The Fulton Opera House, the musical ELIOT NESS…IN CLEVELAND (director and “Co-Adaptation and Additional Material”) which premiered at the Denver Theatre Center, and many other projects. He has directed plays and musicals in NYC and in many of our country’s finest theaters. He served as Artistic Director for Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma and was recently named associate Artistic Director of the newly formed Savannah Rep. As an actor he has appeared in films, television, and theater including six Broadway shows. He is a long-time member of the Dramatist Guild.
Book & Lyrics, Honk!
Anthony Drewe: With composer George Stiles: Travels With My Aunt; Honk! (NAMT Festival 1999); Just So; Betty Blue Eyes; Peter Pan – A Musical Adventure; their trilogy The Three Little Pigs (NAMT Festival 2013), Goldilocks And The Three Bears, The Three Billy Goats Gruff and the new songs and additional lyrics for the Cameron Mackintosh/Disney’s stage production of Mary Poppins. Current: The Wind In The Willows with Julian Fellowes for the West End; a new version of Half A Sixpence for Cameron Mackintosh. In development: Soapdish; Becoming Nancy. With composer Tony Hatch: The Card. With composer Dick Lee: A Twist of Fate.
Book & Lyrics & Music, In That Valley
Richard Oberacker is currently the conductor of Cirque Du Soleil’s Ka in Las Vegas. His musicals as composer and co-author include The Gospel According to Fishman (Signature Theatre), Dracula (Cincinnati Conservatory), In That Valley (NAMT Fest ‘99), Journey to the West (NYMF), Ace (NAMT Fest ‘05, The Old Globe, Cincinnati Playhouse, Repertory Theater of St. Louis, Signature Theatre) and The Parenting Project (Cincinnati Fringe Festival, Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati). Theater scores include A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Peter Pan and The Trojan Women, as well as new works for the Nevada Ballet Theatre.
Music, The 3hree Musketeers
George Stiles: with lyricist Anthony Drewe: Cameron Mackintosh/Disney’s stage production of Mary Poppins; Honk! (Olivier Award for Best New Musical, NAMT Festival 1999); Travels With My Aunt; Just So; Betty Blue Eyes; Peter Pan – A Musical Adventure and their trilogy The Three Little Pigs (NAMT Festival 2013), Goldilocks And The Three Bears and The Three Billy Goats Gruff. Current: with Julian Fellowes – The Wind In The Willows (West End) and a new version of Half A Sixpence for Cameron Mackintosh. In development: Soapdish; Becoming Nancy. With lyricist Paul Leigh: Moll Flanders; The Three Musketeers (NAMT Festival 1999) and Tom Jones.