Festival season is upon us, bringing with it exciting announcements of new musicals. Coming up fast is The New York International Fringe Festival, which kicks off August 12th. But with 194 shows, the selections can get overwhelming -- which is why I asked the 34 musicals that will be performed in The Fringe to help narrow the field and submit a 6-word pitch for their shows. Below are the pitches from the 25 shows that responded. Feel free to peruse the listing and, if you see something that catches your eye, click on the musical’s link or check out the profile on The FringeNYC’s website. Also, check back here in the next couple of weeks for a little more insight into a couple of the musicals in this year’s festival.
Lesbian pop-folk Shakespeare, with drag queens.
Sitcom icons in a Shakespearean bloodbath.
Lady robber's shenanigans cause Brooklyn sensation!
Music. Temptation. Loyalty or betrayal?
Self inflicted injury, depression and singing.
Glee Club iced by psycho slasher.
Puppets + rockin' songs like "Bearhemian Rhapsody."
Babbling Buddhist baffles Businessman in blizzard.
Chatty psychopath extrapolates, divulges personal anthems.
Hit Hollywood musical lampooning Jersey Shore.
A hysterical and dysfunctional music concert.
Backstage scandals of Spider-Man on Broadway.
Wistful to wild in a heartbeat.
A Ridiculously Risque Restoration Rockomedy (Roar).
Old hymns sung fresh by Gays.
The gay holy grail's been discovered!
Peer into the dustbins of History.
Temperatures rise when Bluesman beau arrives...
1894 immigrant prairie bride solo musical.
-- Rachel Calof
Exotic, simple beauty, fully underscored piece!
Sometimes it takes a leap of faith.
Only freeform chamber punk cures earworms.
Sex positive feminist super hero songstress.
Magic Merriment For Heroes And She-roes!
Soulmates! Satan! Heaven! Rocking rollercoaster romp!
80s Romantic Comedy with Zombie Twist.