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West Village Musical Theatre Festival 2014
The Players Theatre (Btwn Bleecker and West 3rd)
New York, NY
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The West Village Musical Theatre Festival is currently the largest short-musical theater festival in the country! Currently in its fourth year, the Festival will host 25 brand new original 15-minute musicals. The WVMTF is broken up into 5 Series this year, each hosting 5-6 15-minute musicals.

Please do be careful when selecting tickets from the drop-down menu, as EACH SHOW ONLY PERFORMS IN THEIR ASSIGNED SERIES & TIME SLOT!! We have listed each musical in their series below for reference.

Village Voucher is a ticket that will give you admission to ANY 4 shows of your choice for $75. You may purchase it here and pick up the physical voucher when you arrive at the theater.

Tickets will also be available at the Box Office for $30 day of show.

Any questions can be directed to

Thu June 19     7p-8:30p
Sun June 22     2p-3:30p
Fri June 27     8p-9:30p
Sat June 28     6p-7:30p

A1) Sasquatch
When their children start disappearing, a small town blames their misfortune on the mysterious, mythical Sasquatch, deciding that sometimes the best offense is a jaunty tune.
Writers, Composers, Lyricists: Matthew Lucas & Patrick R. McElroy
Director: Sidney Erik Wright

A2) The Musician's Curse
A musical drama with a social commentary about war, family, love, betrayal, and failed artistic endeavors. The curse also deals with problems facing artists in today's society, such as rejection, addiction, and hopelessness.
Writer, Composer: Levi Beck
Lyricist: Benjamin Beck
Directors: Levi Beck & Benjamin Beck

A3) Spot on the Wall
The story of one family's struggle in the face of tragedy. The musical explores the depths of pain and beauty in art and in life.
Writer, Lyricist: Kevin Jaeger
Composer: Alex Mitchell
Director: Kevin Jaeger

A4) Final Approach
Amelia Earhart leads us on a journey to come to terms with what defines us as human beings.  Is it our sense of duty to our society or family; our dreams; our lovers?
Writer: Laura McLachlan
Composer, Lyricist: Claudia Schmidt
Director: Avital Asuleen

A5) Chasing Innocence
As a young girl flees the ruins of an ancient city chased by dark forces, she uses the power of dreams to reveal past mysteries and restore universal peace.
Writer: Glen Kinnaird
Composer: Paul Sumares
Lyricist: Lisa Venkatrathnam
Director: Jeremy Quinn

A6) Grindr
This coming of age story follows one gent's expeditions through the world's scariest gay bar, Grindr, and the many men he meets on his journey.
Writer: Bryce Cutler
Composer, Lyricist: Jacob Tischler
Director: Benjamin Viertel

Thu June 19     9p-10:30p
Sun June 22     12p-1:30p
Fri June 27     10p-11:30p
Sat June 28     8p-9:30p

B1) Take Your Base
A little league player from Maine falls in love with a girl from Oregon at the Little League World Series, but their overbearing fathers' longstanding rivalry stands in the way.
Writer: Jeff Sharkey
Composer, Lyricist: James Murtagh
Director: Jeff Sharkey

B2) Save the Robots
A sci-fi rock musical based on Karel Capek's R.U.R., which invented the word "robot." Artificial people called Robots have made the line between humans and a non-human blur.
Writer: Erica Ether
Composer: Robert Susman
Lyricist: Clark Render
Director: Jennifer Sandella

B3) Siren's Den
A modern twist on the myth of Greek sirens. Skylar Cole is a seductive NYC indie rock singer.  Her fans, the Vultures, clamor for her attention, as does Remy, a young waitress.
Writer, Composer, Lyricist: Rori Nogee
Director: Marishka Phillips

B4) Romeo and Juliet at the Coroner's Inquest
A fifteen-minute, musical rendition of the Shakespearean classic, with a twist! Explained through the perspective of the original play's supporting characters.
Writer, Composer, Lyricist: Michael O'Neill
Composer: Peter van der Fluit
Director: Sasha Kazachkova

B5) Pageant Princess
At Little Miss Glamour and Glitz - Texas, it's what's on the outside that counts. Witness the magic, mayhem and glitter in this award-winning romp into child pageants.
Writers, Composers, Lyricists: Lorelei Mackenzie & Kristen Penner
Composer: Joni Ernst
Director: Shaun Peknic

Fri June 20     6p-7:30p
Sat June 21     8p-9:30p
Thu June 26     7p-8:30p
Sun June 29     12p-1:30p

C1) Smoke
This one-woman show brings to life two endearing charactersthe innocent Celeste, looking for Mr. Right with a dangerously open heart, and the worldly Francesca, master of erotic strategy.
Writer, Composer, Lyricist: Joe Ortiz
Director: Greg Fritsch

C2) Upstairs
Based on the deadliest anti-LGBT crime in U.S. history, the unsolved 1973 arson fire at a New Orleans gay bar, Upstairs is a meditation on loss, survival, and forgiveness.
Writer, Composer, Lyricist: Wayne Self
Director: Geoffrey Goldberg

C3) Motel Rasdell
Set in the 1940s, this mini-musical follows the lovable crew of hookers and drug dealers that inhabits the motel on their journey to save the only home they've ever known.
Writer: Christina Bracco
Composer, Lyricist: Danielle DeMatteo
Director: Brendan Stackhouse
AD: Stephanie Pezolano

C4) Watson the Musical
A spoof musical comedy that asks; can Arthur Conan Doyle's Dr. Watson catch a murderer WITHOUT Sherlock Holmes? It also answers; probably not.
Writer: Grant DeArmitt
Composer, Lyricist: Jerron Herman

C5) Admissions
A humorous look at a diverse and colorful group of high school students all vying for a spot at the same prestigious university. Think GLEE meets Chorus Line!
Writer: Caryn Robbins & Amy Pappas
Composer, Lyricist: Michael Hicks
Director: Jodi Beck

C6) More to Love
While working out at a gym, six quirky, lovable characters attempt to find self acceptance.  A poignant and funny look at contemporary society's obsession with weight and looks and their effects on interpersonal relationships.
Writer: Janice Blum
Composer, Lyricist: Seth Bisen-Hersh
Director: Shana Solomon

Fri June 20     8p-9:30p
Sat June 21     10p-11:30p
Fri June 27     6p-7:30p
Sun June 29     2p-3:30p

D1) Roman Fever
While two widows and their twenty-something year old daughters vacation in Rome, the nature of their friendships and secrets from their past are revealed.
Writer, Composer, Lyricist: Kenneth Kruper
Director: Marc Eardley

D2) Family Therapy
A mother takes her family to therapy with the best intentions, but quickly finds out there was more going on than she realized.
Writer: Colin Cramer
Composer, Lyricist: Emily Day
Director: Tiffany James

D3) A Jury Line, or Twelve Potentially Angry Men
Parody musical blending the horrors of Jury Duty with the famous musical "A Chorus Line."
Writer, Lyricist: Gil Varod
Composer: Scott Stein
Director: Geoffrey Goldberg

D4) Chef
An aspiring young chef struggles in a last-ditch effort to prove to her teacher and wife that she can hack it as a professional.
Writer: Nicole Kearny
Composer: Yoonmi Lee
Lyricist: Gaby Gold
Director: Celine Rosenthal

D5) Wicked Frozen!
A musical parody mashup of "Wicked" and "Frozen" written by two people who have never seen either "Wicked" or "Frozen"
Writer: Zoe Farmingdale
Composer, Lyricist: Toby Singer
Director: Rachel Wynne

Fri June 20     10p-11:30p
Sat June 21     6p-7:30p
Thu June 26     9p-10:30p
Sat June 28     10p-11:30p

E1) Petunia and Fang
A fantastical tale of two eccentric outsiders who find love through their imaginary pets.
Writer: Teresa Lotz
Composer: Kiyun Kim
Director: Gina Rattan

E2) The War of Art
New York's most prestigious Elementary girl's school hosts its annual art-a-thon fundraiser. Mayhem ensues.
Writer, Composer, Lyricist: Patrick Michael Wickham

E3) The Misfit
Two children and their grandmother get murdered by the side of the road, then get lost on the way to heaven; a good map is hard to find.
Writer: Phoebe Nir
Director: Casey Drane

E4) For the Love of God
Yahweh really puts the "test" in Old Testament when he informs 100-year-old Abraham that his 90-year-old wife Sarah will bear a child. Hilarity ensues.
Writer: Marc Acito
Composer: Donald Oliver
Lyricist: by Sheldon Harnick

E5) Enter the Musical
Neal's boring life gets a spark of drama when he takes the red pill from Morpheus and gets sent into the world of a musical.
Writer, Lyricist: Carl Kissin
Composer: D.D. Jackson
Director: Emily Dalton

E6) Everyday
Two romantics see each other on the subway daily, but have never said hello....until today.  When their dreams and reality collide, their romance takes an unexpected (and hilarious) turn.
Composer: Joseph Olson
Director: Geoffrey Goldberg
Writer/Lyricist: Geoffrey Goldberg
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The Players Theatre (Btwn Bleecker and West 3rd) (View)
115 MacDougal Street
New York, NY 10012
United States


Arts > Performance
Arts > Theatre
Music > Festivals
Music > Singer/Songwriter
Other > Festivals

Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: No


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