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54 Below

A Nonprofit Cabaret Venue

After seven sold out engagements, FUTUREFEST returns to 54 Below!

Presented by the Festival of New American Musicals and Open Hydrant Theater Company, this popular 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.

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.

This year’s hosts are Emmy Liu-Wang (“Raven’s Home,” The Slumber Party) on Jan 30 and Matthew Lamb (Merrily We Roll Along at NYTW, “Only Murders in the Building”) on Jan 31. Music direction by Luis Chavez.


Phoenix Acevedo, Jan 31 only
Richelle Adusei, Jan 31 only
Briana Aponté
, Jan 30 only
Tyrese Shawn Avery
, Jan 30 only
Isaiah Beckles, Jan 31 only
Lauren Nicole Bryant, Jan 31 only
Elbi Cespedes, Jan 31 only
Gerson Checo, Jan 31 only
Violet Winter Cilen, Jan 30 only
Briana Contreras, Jan 30 & 31
Christopher Rosa Cruz, Jan 31 only
Daniela Cuatlayo, Jan 31 only
Sunny D, Jan 31 only
Julianne Darden, Jan 30 only
Ian Joshua Fernandez, Jan 30 only
Josh Garcia, Jan 31 only
Bella-Simone Gonzalez
, Jan 30 only
Mario Greiner, Jan 31 only
Zileeyah Grier, Jan 31 only
Mikaya Guity, Jan 31 only
Lewis Robert Gurgis
, Jan 30 only
Amanda Guzman, Jan 31 only
Soleil Hall, Jan 30 only
Mason Insana, Jan 30 only
Jonathan Kamprath, Jan 30 only
Thea Katz, Jan 30 only
Joseph Keegan, Jan 31 only
John Lara
, Jan 30 only
Ysobel Leonard, Jan 30 only
Lianna Marie, Jan 31 only
Gianeé Martinez
, Jan 30 only
Zoey Mercado, Jan 30 only
Tiffany Muñoz, Jan 30 only
Miriam Navarrette, Jan 31 only
Joanne Octave, Jan 31 only
Ava Loren O’Donnell, Jan 31 only
Maria Pallete, Jan 31 only
Juliet Pearson, Jan 30 only
Sophia Pettaway, Jan 31 only
Madison Rodriguez
, Jan 30 only
Alondra Schuck, Jan 31 only
Raquel Sciacca, Jan 30 only
Polina Soukhopalova, Jan 30 only
Jociel Tambone, Jan 31 only
Taylor Terry, Jan 30 only
Maria Tramontozzi, Jan 30 only
Rosa Troncoso, Jan 31 only
Lauren Updyke, Jan 31 only
Carter van Vliet, Jan 30 only
Brianna Vargas, Jan 31 only
and more stars to be announced!

Please note that all artists and acts are subject to change at any time.

Past Performances

  • Tue, Jan 30 :7:00 pm
  • Wed, Jan 31 :7:00 pm
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