Festival of new musicals From Page to Stage has unveiled details of this year’s performers, which will include a cast of 56 in new repertory companies. From Page to Stage is an annual event showcasing new musical works from across the world, and will also feature 18 creatives and over 50 composers and writers presenting their new shows. The festival takes place at The Other Palace from 14th August to 3rd September.
From Page to Stage 2016
The From Page to Stage 2016 Season is comprised of three rehearsed, semi-staged readings, two gala evenings and the showcase evenings, which will allow audiences to see two complete mini musicals as well as two 30 minute selections from musicals in development in one evening.
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The shows chosen for this year’s readings are:
Luna Park Music by Hyeyoung Kim, Lyrics by Michael Cooper, Book by Daniel F. Levin, Additional Material by Michael Cooper and Hyeyoung Kim - a look at the partnership between Skip Dundy and Fred Thompson, the true fathers of the modern themed amusement park.
Bananaman the Musical by Leon Parris - the live action debut of the much loved Man of Peel.
Rehab by Grant Black, Murray Lachlan Young and Elliot Davis - a poptastic, rock bottom to redemption journey for one rock star after choosing rehab instead of prison.
The showcase evenings will include:
The European premiere of 21 Chump Street by Lin-Manuel Miranda. Heart of Winter, music and lyrics by Tim Connor, story and dramaturgy by Lia Buddle.
Family-friendly musical, Pollyanna, book and lyrics by Steven Gallagher and music by Linda Barnett.
The Toyboy Diaries based on Wendy Salisbury’s book The Toyboy Diaries: Sexploits of an Older Woman, adapted for the stage by Simon Warne and Wendy Salisbury, with music and lyrics by Andy Collyer.