As part of her ongoing post-show Q&A series, Mates co-founder Terri Paddock will help open the fifth annual From Page to Stage season of new musicals with an opening night panel debate including festival founder and prolific producer Katy Lipson on Monday 14 August 2017. Got any questions? Book tickets to join her here.
I’m delighted to help open the fifth annual From Page to Stage festival of new musicals, produced by Katy Lipson for Aria Entertainment.
Fast becoming the world’s leading new musical theatre Summer Festival, From Page to Stage moves for the first time into The Other Palace, where, night and day over three weeks, the sound of music from new musicals from across the globe will be brought to life; in the main theatre and the studio – and even the bar.
From a record-breaking 302 submissions from 15 countries, the selected new musicals – including new Burt Bacharach musical Some Lovers and new family show The Queen’s Nose – will be showcased and performed by top West End performers, directors, choreographers, musicians and musical directors. The range of work illustrates step of a new musical, with workshops, readings, showcases (25 tasters of musicals) and fully staged productions.
Andrew Lloyd Webber, owner of The Other Palace, says:
“I am thrilled that Katy Lipson is bringing From Page to Stage to The Other Palace. It buoys my hope that The Other Palace will become a breeding ground for new musicals and a genuine hub for anyone interested in musical theatre.”
The festival opens with the slick, cutting-edge Songwriters’ Showcase, giving a professional platform for some awesome new musical songs from a plethora of musical genres, very clearly showing the calibre of shows on tap over the three weeks.
And, after the 7.30pm Showcase on 14 August 2017, I’ll be hosting a panel discussion with Katy Lipson and guests about the festival and the future for new musical writing.