"POW!" PANTOCHINO ORIGINAL WORKS FESTIVAL

SEE TWO NEW MUSICALS BY EMERGING WRITERS IN SEMI-STAGED READINGS! A UNIQUE PEEK INTO THE PROCESS OF FOSTERING NEW MUSICAL THEATRE FOR FAMILY AUDIENCES

Pantochino held a six month call for ridiculously entertaining original musicals suitable for family audiences: Musicals featuring stories about young people and families with strong plot lines and great characters—Entertaining, engaging new musicals by early career and/or emerging writers and composers.

Of the 30 works submitted, two new musicals have been selected and will be presented in semi-staged readings. Our company will perform and sing each show in it’s entirety. Without sets or costumes, audiences have the rare chance and thrill of seeing and hearing a new theatrical work at its infancy! It’s like the most amazing ‘story time’ you’ve ever seen! Here are the two winning selections for this year’s festival at the MAC in Downtown Milford:

SATURDAY, MARCH 23 at 2pm

A Musical Panto by Pam Munson Steadman with music by Ben Steifel.

“Kingdom” is inspired by British pantomime and follows a shy dragon who looses its fire in a torrential downpour. Dragon sets out to make things right with the help of the King, Queen, Princess-in-Pink and his best friend, a Knight. Steadman is a playwright from Tinton Falls, New Jersey. Her short plays include “Going to the Dogs,” “Ex Marks the Spot,” and “Cupid is as Cupid Does.” Click here for tickets.

SUNDAY, MARCH 24 at 2pm

by Janet & Margi Preus with music by Janet Preus & Deiter Frank

Based on Norwegian folklore, this is the story of two girls; Annmarie a simple farm girl who lives with a family of trolls, and Huldra, a young troll living with a farmer and his family. The musical is filled with comedy and a witty sense of enchantment. Preus is an award-winning journalist, songwriter and playwright from Northern Minnesota. Click here for tickets

Sponsored by The Community Foundation of Greater New Haven

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