The Seventh Annual Festival
of 10-Minute Musicals
April 22, 2020 at 7:00pm
at Kaufman Music Center
About SOUND BITES
SOUND BITES is an Annual 10-Minute Musical Festival, which showcases eight 10-minute musicals, all in one evening. Any 10-minute piece that can be performed, has beginning, middle, and end story arch, and includes music qualifies! Now in its seventh year, SOUND BITES offers an opportunity for talented musical theatre writers, composers, and lyricists to showcase their work in front of audiences and industry professionals. We at Theatre Now strive to provide an experience that fosters community, service, growth, innovation, and diversity among the writing teams and musical selections. Through an open submission process, Theatre Now selects eight finalists for presentation in New York City each spring. It has become an annual event and continues not only to grow larger each year but past selections have gone on to be part of New York Musical Festival Next Link Project, City Theatre’s Short Play Festival in Miami, FL, and The Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival.
Who Chooses the Musicals?
A group of 12 adjudicators is assembled and they include industry professionals made up of producers, literary managers, directors, Theatre Now staff members, performers and a few of the writers from previous SOUND BITES. Each adjudicator receives all the submission materials for consideration. We then narrow it down to 12 finalists and eventually choose the top 8 to be invited to participate. The remaining 4 are the runner-ups.
Our Venue History
Every few years we grow into a bigger venue in Manhattan. Our goal is to grow the festival enough to be able to produce SOUND BITES one night in a Broadway Theater.
1.0, 2.0, & 3.0: The 47th Street Theater (196 Seats)
4.0 & 5.0: The Irene Diamond Stage Theatre at the Pershing Square Signature Center (294 Seats)
6.0 & 7.0: Merkin Hall at Kaufman Music Center (449 Seats)