Here is your chance to see a bunch of new musicals all in one night! Join Live On Stage for Portland's own festival of all new musicals and check out six-brand new 15-minute musicals by local writers and composers. Last year’s festival was a huge hit with sold out performances. Brett Campbell from Oregon ArtsWatch wrote Portland’s Mini Musical Festival was “one of the most enjoyable theatrical experiences of the year.” Our 2018 festival is ALL NEW and promises to not disappoint! We’ll delve (albeit briefly) into musical tales of battling wizards and warlords, reality show drama queens, strangers united by a fatality, work friends who didn’t get the memo, and more! Now, grab your tickets and your friends and join us for the perfect night out for every musical theater lover!
Directed by Diane Englert, Kelly Wetherald
Music Direction by Darcy White
Writers and Composers: Chanda Hall, Lisamarie Harrison, Mont Chris Hubbard, Aubrey Jessen, Mark LaPierre, Reece Marshburn, Kurt Misar, Marianna Thielen, and Matthew Zrebski
2018 MINI MUSICL LINE UP:
The Most Dramatic Episode Ever
Book by Lisamarie Harrison
Music by Kurt Misar
Lyrics by Kurt Misar and Lisamarie Harrison
Two contestants go in, one comes out. When two women vying for the attention of the bachelor are faced with their worst fears, which one takes the plunge and which one keeps her chardonnay buzz on? In this satirical take on reality TV, this new mini musical will be "the most dramatic episode ever."
Red in the Cloud
Book, music, and lyrics by Matthew B. Zrebski
People claim to have seen someone fall from a building. But on the ground below... is only blood. From the mystery, personal mythologies arise as five individuals contemplate the implications. Each has someone in their lives who is missing... Each is possessed by memory and possibility... Each seeks a resolution... But will it ever come?
Power Outage - A Heavy Metal Comedy
Book, music, and lyrics by Mark LaPierre
It is a legendary battle long in coming. The strongest Wizard will do battle with the strongest Space Warlord to decide once and for all what is stronger- science or magic.
Book by Aubrey Jessen
Music by Mont Chris Hubbard
Lyrics by Aubrey Jessen and Mont Chris Hubbar
How does a co-worker become a friend? Not a "work" friend a "friend" friend..."
Book by Marianna Thielen
Music and lyrics by Reece Marshburn and Marianna Thielen
A cold winter night creates the perfect storm. A visit home, a dive bar, and an inevitable reunion.