Festival of New American Musicals
festival honorees Stephen Sondheim, Stephen Schartz, Jason Robert Brown, Darren Criss


Remember when…

This was a summer festival. Now we're a year-round celebration of what's new in musical theater in Southern California. Like the original surfing musical, LOCALS ONLY! world premiering at Santa Monica College in October. We're also showcasing new composers and new musical scores in a cabaret format on a year-round basis at Rockwell beginning in November. Before that, welcome back our friend and Festival Honorary Co-Chairman, Stephen Schwartz. It's well worth the schlep down to Temecula!

Our Mission

To ENTERTAIN audiences in Southern California with exciting new musical theatre.

To EDUCATE the next generation of theatre goers, creators, and performers.

To DEVELOP new shows for American Musical Theatre.

What We Do

Since 2008, the Festival of New American Musicals has curated an annual festival of new musicals throughout Southern California, performed by Professionals, Communities, and Schools. We will be celebrating our 7th Festival Year from May 2014 - August 2014.

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2014 Poster for FNAM


Bob Klein's is Stephen Sondheim's OLD FRIENDS from Merrily We Roll Along. His favorite vocal is by LENA HORNE.

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Locals Only

Locals Only!

October 2nd Preview @ 8PM
Oct. 3,4,10,11,17,18 @ 8PM
Oct. 5,11,12,18,19 @ 2 PM
Santa Monica College

Big Fish

Big Fish

West Coast Premiere
October 31 – November 16
Musical Theatre West

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