NEXT 20/20 NEW WORKS

NEXT 20/20 is an initiative to cultivate 20 new musicals, or plays with music, by the year 2020. This initiative comes from the belief that it is the responsibility of the regional theater to not only speak to audiences today, but to contribute to the dramatic canon of tomorrow. With NEXT 20/20, Theater Latté Da will invest in the future of the great American Musical and its playwrights, composers, and lyricist through our annual NEXT Festival and world premieres.

Twelve Angry Men
WORLD PREMIERE | SEASON 22

May 27-June 28, 2020

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Adapted from the play by Reginald Rose
Music and lyrics by Michael Holland
Book by David Simpatico


NEXT Festival 2019
SEASON 21

July 6-22, 2019

NEXT Festival 2019 -  Twelve Angry Men.  Pictured (L-R): André Shoals, Riley McNutt, Brian Kim, Sasha Andreev, Matt Riehle, Jon-Michael Reese. Photo by Andrew Leshovsky.

NEXT Festival 2019 - Twelve Angry Men. Pictured (L-R): André Shoals, Riley McNutt, Brian Kim, Sasha Andreev, Matt Riehle, Jon-Michael Reese. Photo by Andrew Leshovsky.

HALF THE SKY Music by Tidtaya Sinutoke, Book and lyrics by Isabella Dawis

A CHILD’S CHRISTMAS IN WALES By Dylan Thomas, Composed by Cerys Matthews and Mason Neely Music Direction and Arrangements by Jason Hansen

TWELVE ANGRY MEN, Adapted from the play by Reginald Rose, Music and Lyrics by Michael Holland Book by David Simpatico


To Let Go And Fall
WORLD PREMIERE | SEASON 21

May 29-June 30, 2019

To Let Go And Fall.  Pictured (L-R): Jacqueline Ultan, Mark Benninghofen, André Shoals, Michelle Kinney. Photo by Dan Norman.

To Let Go And Fall. Pictured (L-R): Jacqueline Ultan, Mark Benninghofen, André Shoals, Michelle Kinney. Photo by Dan Norman.

By Harrison David Rivers
Music by Jelloslave cellists Michelle Kinney and Jacqueline Ultan


NEXT Festival 2018
SEASON 20

July 15-28, 2018

NEXT Festival 2018 -  Gun And Powder.  Pictured (L-R): Eben Logan, John Jamison. Photo by Emilee Elofson.

NEXT Festival 2018 - Gun And Powder. Pictured (L-R): Eben Logan, John Jamison. Photo by Emilee Elofson.

TO LET GO AND FALL by Harrison David Rivers, Music by Jelloslave cellists Michelle Kinney and Jacqueline Ultan

GUN AND POWDER, Book and Lyrics by Angelica Cheri, Music by Ross Baum

7 SHOT SWING Written by Ryan Underbakke and Matt Spring, Sound Design by Katharine Horowitz

PANSY Written and Performed by Max Wojtanowicz, Devised by Nikki Swoboda and Max Wojtanowicz, Music and additional lyrics by Michael Gruber


Five Points
WORLD PREMIERE | SEASON 20

April 4 - May 6, 2018

FIVE POINTS.  Pictured (L-R): Thomasina Petrus, Ivory Doublette, Lamar Jefferson, and T. Mychael RAMBo. Photo by Dan Norman.

FIVE POINTS. Pictured (L-R): Thomasina Petrus, Ivory Doublette, Lamar Jefferson, and T. Mychael RAMBo. Photo by Dan Norman.

Book by Harrison David Rivers
Music by Ethan D. Pakchar & Douglas Lyons
Lyrics by Douglas Lyons


NEXT Festival 2017
SEASON 19

July 22-August 27, 2017

NEXT Festival 2017 -  GODDESS.  Pictured: Cast of  Goddess.  Photo by Emilee Elofson

NEXT Festival 2017 - GODDESS. Pictured: Cast of Goddess. Photo by Emilee Elofson

GODDESS conceived by Saheem Ali & Mkhululi Z. Mabija, Music by Michael Thurber Book by Jocelyn Bioh, Lyrics by Mkhululi Z. Mabija, Michael Thurber, Jocelyn Bioh & Saheem Ali

FIVE POINTS Book by Harrison David Rivers Music by Ethan D. Pakchar & Douglas Lyons, Lyrics by Douglas Lyons

UNDERNEATH THE LINTEL by Glen Berger Music by Frank London


NEXT Festival 2016
SEASON 18

May 5-23, 2016

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IN THE MINES by Kate Hamill

THE URBAN FARMER’S ALMANAC hosted by Dan Chouinard

THE ILLYRIA PROJECT Book, Music, and Lyrics by Jackson Doran and Postell Pringle


C.
WORLD PREMIERE | SEASON 18

March 30-May 1, 2016

C.  Pictured (L-R): Kendall Anne Thompson, Bradley Greenwald, David Darrow. Photo by Dan Norman.

C. Pictured (L-R): Kendall Anne Thompson, Bradley Greenwald, David Darrow. Photo by Dan Norman.

Book & Lyrics by Bradley Greenwald
Music by Robert Elhai
Adapted from the play Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand


Lullaby
WORLD PREMIERE | SEASON 18

February 13-March 13, 2016

Lullaby.  Pictured (L-R): Annie Enneking, David Darrow. Photo by Dan Norman.

Lullaby. Pictured (L-R): Annie Enneking, David Darrow. Photo by Dan Norman.

A play with music by Michael Elyanow
Music and Lyrics by Garrison Starr, Chris Dallman, Curt Schneider and Michael Elyanow


NEXT Festival 2015
SEASON 17

April 30-May 16, 2015

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LULLABY by Michel Elyanow, Music and Lyrics by Michael Elyanow and Jonathan Brooke

THE LAST QUEEN OF CANAAN Book by Harrison David Rivers, Music by Jacob Yandura, Lyrics by Rebekah Greer Melocik

STU FOR SILVERTON Book by Peter Duchan, Music and Lyrics by Breedlove


NEXT Festival 2014
SEASON 16

May 1-18, 2014

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HORIZON Book by Chip Klose, Music and Lyrics by Michael Holland

THE END OF SEPTEMBER Book, Music and Lyrics by Aaron Gabriel

SOME ASSEMBLY REQUIRED: An improvised musical featuring: artists from ComedySportz and Huge Improv


NEXT Festival 2013
SEASON 15

April 12-28, 2013

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WHEN THE MOON HITS YOUR EYE by Jon Marans

C. Book & Lyrics by Bradley Greenwald, Music by Robert Elhai, Adapted from the play Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand

BESSIE’S BIRTHDAY Book & Lyrics by Katie Baldwin Eng, Music by Jeff Tang