“THE CHARM” by Shenton & Cole available for license by MTI

via Broadway world, Playbill, and more:

Theatrical licensor Music Theatre International (MTI) announced an agreement with Theatre Now New York, an artist service organization dedicated to the development of new works, to represent and license 25 short musicals from its collection beginning in early 2021. Included in the collection is “The Charm” by Christiana Cole (book/lyrics) and David Shenton (music.)

The 25 musicals that will join the MTI catalog all began as part of Theatre Now’s annual SOUND BITES Festival of 10-Minute Musicals. Now in its seventh year, the Festival showcases eight new musicals by up-and-coming musical theatre writing teams. The licensable versions of the shows will all be around 10-20 minutes in length and will be available for streaming and remote performances. The list of the 10-minute musicals includes:

  • A MOST AVERAGE MUSICAL Book & Lyrics by Jonathan Keebler, Music by Bob Kelly, Based on a Screenplay by Talia Berger
  • A RELATIVE RELATIONSHIP Book, Music, & Lyrics by Timothy Huang
  • ANT AND GRASSHOPPER Book & Lyrics by A.J. Freeman, Music by Dimitri Landrain
  • BITTERSWEET LULLABY Book by Will Lacker, Music & Lyrics by Dylan Glatthorn
  • BOOK LOVERS Book & Lyrics by Talaura Harms, Music by Jonathan Bauerfeld
  • BYSTANDER Book & Lyrics by Ed Levy, Music by Eric Grunin
  • COOKIE SOIREE Book & Lyrics by Justin Anthony Long, Music by Ge Enrique, Concept by Jonny Lee Jr.
  • COOKING FOR TWO Book & Lyrics by Charlie O’Leary, Music by Karl Hinze
  • DEAD FLOWERS Book, Music, & Lyrics by Michael Finke
  • DINOSAUR Book, Music, & Lyrics by Zach Spound
  • END OF THE LINE Book by Howard Ho, Lyrics by Chris Edgar, Music by Kristen Rea
  • FINDING THE WORDS Book & Lyrics by Andy Roninson and Chris Critelli, Music by Andy Roninson
  • FRANKLIN PIERCE: DRAGON SLAYER Book & Lyrics by Preston Max Allen, Music by Will Buck
  • ON YOUR MARK! Book & Lyrics by Danny K. Bernstein, Music by Aaron Kenny
  • PELLETS, CHERRIES, AND LIES: THE PAC MAN STORY Book, Music, & Lyrics by Erik Przytulski
  • RUN THIS TOWN Book & Lyrics by Cindy Sideris, Music by Assaf Gleizner
  • SUPERHOTS! Book & Lyrics by Blair Bodine, Book & Music by Joel Esher
  • THE ALMOST IN-LAWS Book & Lyrics by Greg Edwards, Music by Andy Roninson
  • THE ANSWERING MACHINE Book & Lyrics by Kevin Hammonds, Music by Andy Roninson
  • THE CHARM Book & Lyrics by Christiana Cole, Music by David Shenton
  • THE FACEBOOK FIGHTER Book, Music, & Lyrics by Chris Kerrigan
  • THE HIPSTER SISTER Book, Music, & Lyrics by Andy Roninson
  • THE ONLY THING THAT MATTERS Book, Music, & Lyrics by Chris Kerrigan
  • WELCOME TO RIDGINGTON Book & Lyrics by Jordan Silver, Music by Luke Steinhauer
  • WHAT’S YOUR WISH? Book, Music, & Lyrics by Thicket & Thistle

MTI’s President and CEO, Drew Cohen said, “We are very excited to partner with our friends at Theatre Now to license their collection of 10-minute musicals, all of which premiered at the SOUND BITES Festival. These new works allow us the opportunity to highlight burgeoning writers, particularly at a time when their shows’ abbreviated running times and ability to be performed remotely are perfect for the age of social-distancing and beyond.”

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