THE CHARM by Christiana Little & David Shenton in SoundBites Festival on Dec. 9, 2013

Image“THE CHARM,” a ten-minute musical by Christiana Little (book/lyrics) and David Shenton (music) has been selected as a finalist for the first-ever SoundBites Festival, part of Theatre Now New York.

“The Charm” is about a pair a newlyweds, fresh from a fairy tale wedding, who are struck by a very modern fear: how will they know that they will always love each other? With the help of a wizard, an international road trip, and one very special pair of underwear, the couple finds true happiness where they least expect it. The piece was developed by Little & Shenton in the BMI Workshop, and stars Christiana Little as the princess, Lotte Lenya award-winning tenor James Benjamin Rodgers as her prince, Ryan Kinsella as the Wizard, and John Jeffords and Erin Shields as an assortment of whimsical characters. Donald Garverick (Show Choir! The Musical) directs, with music direction by Erik James.

SoundBites will showcase excerpts from 10 up-and-coming writing teams. The festival is Monday, December 9th, at The 47th Street Theater at 8 pm. Tickets for $25 are on sale to the public NOW on Theatre Now’s website at and by phone at 855-254-SHOW or 855-254-7469.

Other writers featured in the show include Timothy Huang, Andy Roninson & Chris Critelli, Matt Patrick Walsh & Nathan Brisby, Patricia Bebe McGarry & Gabe Greene, Caitlin Gallo, Danielle Trzcinski & Jonathon Lynch, Adam Gwon, Nathan Christensen & Scott Murphy, Sarah Norris & Kyle Norris.

Read the official Broadway World press release here.

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