The Festival of New American Musicals, based in Los Angeles, California, is home to full productions, staged readings, workshops of musicals in progress, cabaret events, and concerts. Now in its third year, the organizers are working in partnership with over thirty Southern California area performing arts organizations; each will produce a new American musical during the three month Festival time period, from May 16th through August 21, 2010.
Last year the remarkable 5th grade American History Kids from Marquez School presented a performance of their pilgrim musical, PLYMOUTH 2.0 during the festival in Southern California, and this year are performing HELLO LOUISIANA. Check out this amazing way to learn history in middle school in this video, then go to their site and find out what new musical is playing in your area this summer!
For the full (it) magazine story on this organization, click here.