New Date... Monday, May 3rd, 2021!


While originally scheduled for April 22nd, and then we rescheduled for September 30th all due to the Coronavirus...

SOUND BITES 7.0 has now been re-scheduled (we expect for the last time!) to Monday May 3rd, 2021. 

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The cast of SOUND BITES 6.0


The Seventh Annual Festival of 10-Minute Musicals

Monday may 3rd, 2021 at 7:00pm

Merkin Hall at Kaufman Music Center

129 West 67th Street, New York, New York 10023


This one-night only event, now in its seventh year, showcases eight new musicals by up-and-coming musical theatre writing teams. SOUND BITES 7.0 grants composers, lyricists, and librettists the unique opportunity to present their work in front of a live audience of theatre-goers and industry professionals. The top eight finalists were selected by the SOUND BITES 7.0 Adjudication Committee to present their musicals in this year's festival. 

Finalists will join an alumni network of musical theatre writing teams, actors, directors and choreographers from festivals of years past. Each SOUND BITES 7.0 finalist may also receive further development opportunities in the future.

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Featuring Ten New Short Musicals

Eight are listed below - 2 new shows will be added


 Cola'o: A Bilingual Trova 

Music by Pedro Emanuel Franco Fraticelli, Lyrics & Book by Paloma Sierra

Two lovers – each with contrary opinions about Puerto Rican national identity – uncover how to prepare “authentic” coffee.



Book, Music and Lyrics by J. Quinton Johnson

What happens to children of divorce? Divorce has become so common that we may not think much of its effects. Headspace explores a young man’s escape from his grief spurned by his parent’s divorce as he retreats deep into the “comfort” of his own mind.


How To Draw Frankenstein

Book, Music and Lyrics by Erin Murray Quinlan

A six-year-old boy confronts major life changes with his imaginary best friend, Frankenstein.


Humpty's Hatching Day

Music by Steve Wallace, Book and Lyrics by Kenny Harmon

Everyone knows how Humpty Dumpty’s story ended, but why did he climb the wall in the first place?  Spend 10 minutes with Humpty, his best friend Jack Sprat, and a few of Humpty’s other friends on the most important day of his life.


Letters From May

Music by Kristoffer Bjarke, Lyrics by Kara Cutruzzula

What does it mean to be a creator? What happens when reality doesn't align with your expectations? And most importantly, what do you have to leave behind?


Pigeons Mate for Life

Book and Lyrics by Joan Saltzman, Book and Music by Andrew Underberg

Girl with pigeon meets boy with pigeon. Pigeon meets pigeon. The pigeons mate for life. With the boy and the girl, it’s more complicated.



Book and Lyrics by Gabrielle Mirabella, Music by Ernie Bird

A musical adaptation of Jack & Jill starring two hungry, little girls stuck at the bottom of society, and their highly demanding mistress. Set to a post-soviet, contemporary musical-theatre score, Rise mixes dark themes such as violence and poverty with lightning-fast physical comedy.


These Walls

Book and Lyrics by Caitlin Collins, Music by Matthew Lowy

It's moving-day, and newly married Liz and Jeff burst into their first home with one another, full of hopeful anticipation. On a separate plane of reality thirty-five years in the future, older Jeff and Liz perform a final sweep as they prepare to move out. The timelines interweave in an exploration of love, loss, and the true meaning of home.