VIDEO: West End Live Features New Musicals, including that of Capital City Theatre's Artistic Director

But I’m a Cheerleader: The Musical, begins at 7:13, following a performance of 2 songs from Nerds.

"New musical theatre came to the fore in this exciting West End LIVE 2019 performance, as producer and creative Paul Taylor-Mills showcased excerpts from MT Fest - the new musical theatre festival set to return in February 2020. MT Fest UK offers a taster menu of new musical theatre, with 45 minute excerpts of eight new musicals.

“BUT I’M A CHEERLEADER, the Musical” to be featured at West End Live, Trafalgar Square in London

“But I’m a Cheerleader: The Musical” based upon the Lionsgate movie, was chosen to be showcased during West End Live. Andrew Abrams, Artistic Director of Capital City Theatre in Madison, wrote the music. Bill Augustin, wrote the book and lyrics. This past February a concert version of “But I’m a Cheerleader: The Musical” played to a sold out house in London as part of the famous Paul Taylor-Mills’ MTFestUK Taster Series at the Other Palace Theatre https://mtfestuk.co.uk/events). MTFestUK features mostly new musicals, some of which have not yet been produced.

Andrew Abrams said “Words cannot describe how unbelievably amazing was this evening at MTFest UK. The acting, the honest delivery of the material, the insane singing! Bill Augustin and I saw things we’ve never seen before with previous productions and certainly shed several tears. Here’s to doing the whole thing!”

Carrie Hope Fletcher and Bronté Barbé sang two songs from the show for over 80,000 fans as part of the West End Live (westendlive.co.uk) at Trafalgar Square. A behind the scenes bit of news: The choices of what shows are represented gives a strong indication to which shows may be currently preparing for full productions.

“But I’m a Cheerleader: The Musical” was also part of the New York Musical Theatre Festival in 2004 and was named favorite musical by audience vote. The show was presented in London in 2013 with Tony award winner, Jerry Mitchell as director and Hannah Waddington as Mary.

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