A NEW, MINI-MUSICAL PODCAST - SEASON 1 PREMIERES OCTOBER 5, 2020
ABOUT THE SHOW
Bite-Sized Broadway: A Mini-Musical Podcast features new and exciting "mini-musicals" presented as fully-produced radio plays complete with lush orchestrations, captivating sound effects, and some of the greatest talent that Broadway, Hollywood, TV, and even YouTube have to offer! Each musical is followed by an in-depth discussion with its brilliant creators, introducing audiences to new musicals and new writers without the commitment of having to listen to a whole cast album! New musicals. Anytime. Anywhere.
Season One premieres October 5th, 2020 with new episodes every first and third Monday of every month! For exclusive perks and behind-the-scenes content you won't get anywhere else, consider supporting us on our Patreon.com page!
SEASON ONE PREMIERES OCTOBER 5, 2020!
SUBMIT YOUR MINI MUSICAL
Got a new idea for a short musical? How about an oldie collecting dust in a trunk or buried deep on a hard drive? Well, now's the time to take some action!
Those pieces selected for production will be fully produced by IndieWorks as a radio play and will receive:
Dramaturgical support with our Creative Director
Help with adapting the show to fit our radio-play format
Digital orchestrations by members of our music team
Digital sound effects to enhance the radio-play experience
A fully produced radio-play recording of your musical for you to share
Mini-musicals must be no less than ten minutes and no more than 20 minutes in length.
All mini-musicals must be self-contained stories and have a beginning, middle, and end. No excerpts will be accepted.
Mini-musicals will be performed as a radio play with sound effects. Therefore, shows that rely heavily on visuals to tell the story might not be the best fit for our program.
Writers may submit any mini-musical(s) they like provided they fit the above requirements.
SUBMISSIONS FOR SEASON ONE OF BITE-SIZED BROADWAY HAVE BEEN CLOSED.
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A RELATIVE RELATIONSHIP
Book, Music & Lyrics by TIMOTHY HUANG
Rival stepsiblings Simon Pang and Carmen Soledad are in big trouble and when Simon’s overbearing mom and Carmen’s doting dad – recent newlyweds – find out, heads will roll! Villainous Vice Principal Delancy offers a simple suggestion: Instead of punishing them both, they must decide between themselves who should fall on the metaphorical sword before VP Delancy returns!
BLUE CROSS BLUES
Book by ED LEVY, Music & Lyrics by NEIL RADISCH
Bill and his wife, Michelle, are just a normal American couple who must go up "against the man" to get what they are owed... a check reimbursement for his insurance claim. But as anyone who has had insurance knows, that's anything but easy! In this charming and hilarious satirical send-up of our healthcare system, we journey with Bill as he attempts to get through to customer service, navigate billing codes, and dodge bill collectors all in hopes of one day receiving that $10,000 check!
THE LAST MAGIC NEGRO (or CHAD'S GREAT AWOKENING ✊🏻)
Book by JAMIL ELLIS & ANDREW FOX, Music & Lyrics by ANDREW FOX
June 7th, 2020. As the Black Lives Matter movement thrusts White corporate middle-manager Chad into unknown territory, he seeks wisdom from Jimmy Bagger, the very last “Magic Negro” (a wise Black character who exists solely to help a white protagonist) on how to end racism. Despite the tuneful clarity of Jimmy’s advice, Chad somehow manages to botch every attempt in ways both awful and hilarious. As Jimmy grows tired of the weight that he has to carry in educating and comforting White people, Chad is faced with a question for which he, himself, must figure out the answer: now that he can no longer ignore the racism right in front of him…what is he going to do?
Book by ERIC GRUNIN, Music by JONATHON LYNCH, Lyrics by GIL VAROD
When a virus from a pop-up ad holds Grandma's computer and files for ransom, she calls her grandson Thomas to help her figure things out. After all, computers like him more than they like her! But Thomas must be quick to find the origins of the virus and unfreeze Grandma's computer before time is up or she'll lose her many precious memories stored on the hard drive. This charming and sweet new musical is played out in real-time and shows us that the joy of our memories is in the making.
Book & Lyrics by TERESA LOTZ, Music by WILL BUCK
Velveteen, a young and naive stuffed rabbit is thrown into the toy box where he meets Tank, a muscular hard-headed remote-control War-Tank and Horse, an old and grumpy skin horse figurine that is wise and much older than the others. As Velveteen tries to make sense of what has happened to him he learns about The Boy who may or may not ever come back for his toys. This very loose adaptation of The Velveteen Rabbit is a touching and heartwarming story of innocence, love, and what it takes to become real.
THE TRIAL OF BASTIANO DI BOLOGNA
Book, Music & Lyrics by AARON JENSEN
It's the 8th Century in the courts of the Vatican Judiciary. Faithful attendant to the Pope, Bastiano di Bologna, has been summoned to stand trial on several counts, including the attempted murder of His Holiness! Bastiano admits to having sneaked into the holy bed chambers, but insists that his objective was not to commit a crime! Bastiano woefully recounts how earlier that day, he witnessed something so shocking - so devastatingly unsettling - he had no choice but to verify his nightmarish vision, whatever the cost!
Book & Lyrics by JARED CORAK, Music by JOSHUA CERDENIA
Peter is starting his first day as an Uber driver, hoping to someday make enough money so that he and his wife can make the perfect getaway to a place where life and time move slowly. But when a pair of bank robbers lose their getaway driver, the hire Peter and the popular car service to get them safely to their final destination! Will they all get the perfect getaway they dream of? Or will one wrong turn land them in the clink?
LIFE THROUGH MY EYES
Book, Music & Lyrics by LAWRENCE DANDRIDGE
Something's up with Tony. His mother committed suicide, there are rumors floating around school, and now, he's nowhere to be found! Tasha, his sister, gathers a group of his friends over as they read his journal searching for clues as to what could be bothering him and where he could be. Through a series of small vignettes and a collection of Tony's journal entries, we take a delicate look into mental health as it pertains to Black youth.
SHEILA THE TINY TURTLE
Book & Lyrics by CATILYN BURT, Music by AMIR SHOENFELD
In the Australian desert, a family of turtles works hard to find food for their sick mother. Sheila, the cleverest - yet smallest - turtle of the family, is mocked by her brothers for not being able to contribute due to her size. When Sheila hears about a cure located dangerously far across the desert, she determines to bring the seeds back to save her mum. While crossing the sand, Sheila encounters a kangaroo, followed by a dingo, where she is forced to use her brain instead of her size to overcome the obstacles and make her mum well.
MTA; THE MUSICAL
Book, Music & Lyrics by PETER SAXE, Additional Book by CHRISTOPHER MICHAELS
On a sweltering summer morning on a crowded subway platform, three strangers, each very different from the others, wait for a train that is running on major delay after major delay. The longer they wait, the hotter they get. The hotter they get, the more irritated they become. In a funny and at times touching mini-musical, we go on a rollercoaster ride as these strangers go from frustration to sexual frustration, learning that sometimes you've gotta take the opportunities that come to you, no matter how awkward and irritating they might be.
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