Upcoming Performances & Events
Co New Musical Festival - August 18 - 20
18th Broomfield Auditorium 7pm
19th The Refuge Broomfield 7pm
20th Broomfield Auditorium 2:30pm
Year 4 - CoNMF
Wellspring is delighted to be home of the Colorado New Musical Festival, about to start it's 4th season! This festival reviews submissions of new work from artists locally and globally with a focus on bringing forward historically marginalized voices to tell new stories on stage. Free & open to the public join us at the Broomfield Auditorium (18 & 20) and The Refuge (19) to enjoy an evening of new musical works!
Selected works, in part or in whole, are developed for publicly staged readings. Authors and composers, seeing their works interpreted by new creative teams, develop an understanding of how audiences are responding to their storytelling, how songs and dialogue are being interpreted by casts and directors, and how their work might benefit from new edits. Creative teams thrive in collaboration, seeking understanding and playing an important role in originating new characters. Audiences engage with inspiring new work, spark conversation from diverse stories, and connect through shared experience.
This year's festival will feature selections from the following musicals,
a 10 person ensemble cast will share segments of these stories as a showcase performance,
all three nights will be the same content.
AY, AY, AY, AND THE WESTSIDE STORIES
Surrealist commentary on White American theater. Self aware, weird, funny, sharp and delightful.
By: Tracey Conyer Lee & Julio Agustin Matos, Jr.
AIM FOR THE BRAIN
A musical set in the 40s, wrapped around the 90s, with a pulpy Old Hollywood horror movie at
its core. Twenty-year-old Lindy rides a manic-depressive swing described by herself fifty years
later, to a psychiatrist trying to fix her “cure”. Dark comedy, drama, and surrealism throughout.
By: Caitlyn Waltermire & Luke Baldridge
FOR THE RECORDS
True story about adoption law, identity, and advocacy.
By: Richard Uhrlaub
True story about a successful performer JULIAN ELTINGE,
who was a “female impersonator” in the late 1800s/early 1900s. Ensemble show 4 actors play all roles.
By: Donald Loftus & Steven Zackim
Short 1 act romantic comedy in a Library
By: David Guaspari
The Last Ibex focuses on a brother and sister, Joseph and Petra, who make divergent choices to save their family. Joseph smuggles endangered ibex through the Alps but falls in love with the animals he's supposed to kill.
Petra demands land justice for her neighbors and becomes the unwitting leader of a peasant rebellion against their landlord.
By: Joel Knopf
Local Singles revolves around the last surviving support group for lonely people.
By: Nick Navari
A PROBLEM WITH THE PATTERSONS
The Pattersons live in a world where everyone gets straight A’s and the meatloaf is never overcooked. But after witnessing a mysterious murder in a world seemingly void of crime, Paul, Peg, Patty and Peter Patterson realize that nothing is what it seems.
By: Laura Zlatos & Andre Catrini
THE LION, THE WITCH & THE WARDROBE
Musical version of the literary classic.
By: Beckham Hall
STARING AT THE SUN
Jukebox musical about sirens featuring the music of MIKA.
Performance is contingent upon approval from appropriate licensing authorities.
By: Bryant Mehay
SCARS OF YOUR BODY
A weird, but beautiful post apocalyptic dystopian future where we are
thrown into the aftermath of colonizing an alien planet didn’t go well.
By: Valerie Work & Evan Johnson
This year we had over 40 FANTASTIC submissions.
Here are a list of the finalists who you should know about, but unfortunately didn't quite make the cut for this year:
A Mama Jalloh Stew - By: Thomas Newcomb
I Got it From Tom - By: Book by Gary Davis, Music and Lyrics (stolen) by Gary Davis (from Tom Lehrer)
The War on Christmas - By: Jayce Johnson
Check out Last Year's Festival: HERE!
For an archive of past festival shows & our submission process, visit CoNewMusicalFest.com