Genre: Festival, Other

The Midtown International Theatre Festival (MITF) presents their Eleventh Anniversary Season LAUNCH PARTY on Monday, June 28, 2010 at 7:30pm (doors open at 6:30pm) at Sweet Caroline's, 322 W. 45th Street, NYC. 

MITF's LAUNCH PARTY will feature previews of upcoming shows in the MITF, including three musicals and one international show.  There will be food and full bar.  The jazz band Ham & Eggs will perform live.  The evening will include raffles for show and event tickets, theatre memorabilia, goods and services, and more. Scenes and musical numbers from the following shows will be performed:

Alice and Elizabeth's One Woman Show, By Alice Barden

Can two forty-something BFFs finally "have it all," without succumbing to the evil forces of plastic surgery, married people, or even their own bodies turning on them?

Scene:  "Loving Susan Sarandon"

Asian 'Belle, By Michelle Glick

What happens when a sweet southern belle realizes.....she's not so southern after all?

Civil War Voices, By James R. Harris & Mark Hayes. Produced by Jim Harris - Rough & Ready LLC

Songs and memoirs of five extraordinary lives.

Conspiracy: A Love Story, Book and Lyrics by Victor Lesniewski, Music by Ronnie Reshef, Produced by TrackTwelve Productions

July 14 - 21, The June Havoc Theatre, 312 W. 36th Street, 1st floor, NYC

Every little thing might make you think: Conspiracy!

Musical Number:  "Just Not Lucky"

Etty, By Susan Stein, Produced by ettyplay inc. / Susan Stein

A portrayal of one woman's struggle to sustain humanity in the face of Nazis' brutality.

Wrestling Scene.

The Gospel According to Josh, By Joshua Rivedal, Produced by Joshua Rivedal/Small Pond Entertainment

A thirty character, twelve song, comedic tour de force of a one man show.

The Maury Povich scene.

Gray Matters, By Jacques Lamarre, Produced by Emerson Theater Collaborative/Camilla Ross

When Sarah Gray loses the one thing she needs most as an actor, can she reboot her life to prove she still matters?

The Audition Scene: Oscar Wilde's "A Woman of No Importance"

The King of Bohemia: The Life and Times of Franz Kafka, Written and Produced by Jeffrey Boles

An inside account of the deception that created an icon.

Most Likely To: The Senior Superlative Musical, Book, Music and Lyrics by Michael Tester, Produced by Broadway Clubhouse.com

It's the Glee Club vs. The Jocks in a Senior Superlative Showdown.

Peking Roulette, By Ben Thompson, Produced by Anna Grace

A quirky look at the life (and love) of an aging expat in Beijing.

ResurGENTS: The Reappearance of Hope, By Damion Sanders & Lawrence Floyd, Produced by Obsidian Media Group

A new millennium choreopoem from the male perspective.

Scene: "Myself"

The Tragedie of Cardenio, By Ben Bartolone

Produced by Brain Trust Productions/Ben Bartolone

The lost play of William Shakespeare turns up in the hands of an idiot.


Raffles will include the following prizes:
Show tickets to The 39 Steps and others; discount offers from our friends at The Commercial Theatre Institute and neighborhood restaurants; and more! 

The MITF's 2010 Season runs from July 12 - August 1, 2010 at the Beckett Theatre, Theatre Row, 410 W. 42nd Street, NYC; the June Havoc Theatre, 312 W. 36th Street, 1st floor; the Dorothy Strelsin Theatre, 312 W. 36th Street, 1st floor; the Main Stage Theater, 312 W. 36th Street, 4th floor; and the Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street, 4th floor.


For more information, please visit www.midtownfestival.org


About the Company: Midtown International Theatre Festival

The Midtown International Theatre Festival, now in its eleventh year, celebrates the diversity of theatre.  The MITF welcomes theatrical storytelling across a broad spectrum of genres, forms, identities, cultures, and appetites.  The MITF seeks to nurture these new ideas, perspectives, and stories on its stages, with an eye set on guiding these productions toward future success and longevity.  The festival, traditionally held in summer, represents a fantastic, often paradoxical, adventurous and intriguing cross-section of the forefront of the theatre world.  The MITF proudly hosts production companies from across the country and around the globe, uniting talent in one of the biggest theatre capitals in the world.

Mr. Chatterton created the MITF, a Midtown alternative to other theatre festivals, in 2000 as a way to present the finest off-off Broadway talent in convenience, comfort, and safety.  In 2008, the Festival added two 99-seat theatres and inaugurated the Commercial Division for upwardly mobile shows with commercial ambitions.  The MITF's artistic emphasis is on the script itself and therefore the Festival requests minimal production values.

Open:   06/28/10
Close:   06/28/10

Mon, 6/28 at 7:30 PM (doors open at 6:30PM)
Theater:   Sweet Caroline's
Address:   322 West 45th Street
New York, NY 10036
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Buy Tickets Online or Call: Ovation Tickets at 866-811-4111
Company: Midtown International Theatre Festival         Official Web Site: www.midtownfestival.org