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54 Below

A Nonprofit Cabaret Venue

After two sold out engagements, FUTUREFEST returns to Feinstein’s/54 Below!

Presented by the Foundation of New American Musicals and Open Hydrant Theater Company, this popular New York and Los Angeles showcase spotlights rising local young talent in a celebration of the next generation of musical theatre artists.  At FutureFest, high-school and college students sing songs from new musicals written by leading and rising lyricists/composers.

Songs by Stephen Schwartz, Scott Alan, Ryan Scott Oliver, Jeff Thomson, Cinco Paul, Erik Przytulski, Jordan Mann, Ben Toth, Chad Beguelin, Michelle Elliott, Daniel Larsen, Michael Kooman, Christopher Dimond have been showcased at this event, hosted by special celebrity guests. Past hosts have included Haven Burton (Kinky Boots), Patrick Cassidy (Assassins), Jeff Marx (Avenue Q), Paris Barclay (Glee, DGA President), Ben Toth (Musical Director, Kristin Chenoweth, Cheyenne Jackson), Jonah Platt (Wicked) and Graham Phillips (13The Good Wife).

Students are selected from a variety of high schools/colleges such as NYU, Pace University, Fordham, Columbia, Stuyvesant HS, Bronx High School of Science, Regis HS, Bronx Prep, Democracy Prep, Monsignor Farrell, Notre Dame Academy, Pelham HS, Bronx School of the Arts, and LaGuardia High School of the Performing Arts.

Bob Klein, Linda Shusett and Marcia Seligson (Past Producing Artistic Director of Reprise, UCLA) and Luis Cardenas and Sarah Rosenberg (Artistic Directors of Open Hydrant Theater Company) are proud and honored to bring FutureFest to New York City! Join us for an exciting evening of musical theatre presented by tomorrow’s stars.

March 22 Features:
Bella Anidjar
Tyrese Avery
Carrie Berk
Maginnis Buckley
Lauren Bryant
Victoria Csatay

Samantha Blaire Cutler
Nicholas Diaz
Olivia Dutcher

Ben Errig
Mia Fox
Genesis Gomez
Julienne Green

Bella Hicks
Emma Kathryn
Caleigh Pan-Kita
Alan J. Kelly
Erin Manion
Keegan McManus
Sean McManus
Mitchell Nalos
Gabrielle Pegg
Navani E. Perez
Marlynn Pollard
Sam Poon
Chris Price
Jack Richman
Charlotte Schultz
Mitchell Sink
David Socolar
Dante Soria
Sierra Straker
Tabitha Straker
Norberto Troncoso
Mya Thompson
John Tomlinson
Nadia Jewel Vito
Lucian Zanes 

March 23 Features: 
Monica Allan
Tyrese Avery
Alex Baylard
Harrison Bryan

Lauren Bryant
Sofia Bryant
Ashley Curry

Samantha Blaire Cutler
Nicholas Diaz
Olivia Dutcher
Mia Fox
Grace Gerber
Julienne Green
Kat Griffin
Genesis Gomez
Rose Hanish
James Ignacio
Sofia Kalinda
Kelsey Kindall
James Martin Mann
Chloe Manna
Merin McCallum
Veronica McFarlane
Ashley Morel
Casey Nadzam
Chazz Padilla
Navani E. Perez
Marlynn Pollard
Sam Poon
Gianna Porfano
Abigail Shapiro
Milly Shapiro
John Tomlinson
Norberto Troncoso
Meital Ziegel

Past Performances

  • Wed, Mar 22 :7:00 pm
  • Thu, Mar 23 :7:00 pm
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