Oct 5 Open Mic – Celebrating contemporary Musical Theater with GUESTS!

After kicking off AMT’s 2015-2016 Season with a “New Beginnings” themed open-mic, AMT Live! Paris is proud to present a night devoted entirely to contemporary Musical Theater writers, with a focus on ASCAP Richard Rodgers New Horizons Award recipients. 

The ASCAP Richard Rodgers New Horizons Award, conceived of by the late Mary Rodgers, daughter of Richard Rodgers, was established by Mary to encourage promising young ASCAP composers of musical theater and is funded by Mary Rodgers and the Rodgers Family Foundation.


Among its recipients, we find many of our favorite contemporary composers, such as :

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The night will feature performances of contemporary work including:

  • And more!

(Updated Oct 11 2015) Here are the songs that were performed. Thanks to all who came!

Composer / Song (Show)

John Bucchino Temporary
Pasek & Paul Ready to be Loved (Edges)
Laurence O’Keefe Ireland (Legally Blonde)
Andrew Lippa The Life of the Party (The Wild Party)
Salzmann & Cunningham Little Bar on Sullivan Street (Next Thing You Know)
Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner In Love with you (First Date)
Richard Rodgers To Keep My Love Alive
John Bucchino Grateful
John Bucchino Taking The Wheel
Pasek & Paul In short (Edges)
Laurence O’Keefe Serious (Legally Blonde)
Jeanine Tesori On My Way (Violet)
Laurence O’Keefe Take it Like a Man (Legally Blonde)
Jeanine Tesori Freak Flag (Shrek the Musical)

More songs from Richard Rodgers Horizon Award winners…

Steve Lutvak
“I’ve Decided to Marry You” from A Gentleman’s  guide to Love and Murder”
Pasek and Paul 
“Do you Remember”? from unfinished Peter Pan musical
“Pretty Sweet Day” – from Edges
Jeanine Tesori
“Let it Sing” from Violet

 “Ring of Keys” from Fun Home

 “Morning Person” from Shrek

Lin Manuel Miranda
“Breathe” from In the Heights

Marcy Heisler & Nina Goldrich
Matthew Sklar & Chad Beguelin
“Right in Front of Your Eyes” from the Wedding Singer

Andrew Lippa
“What is it about her?” from the Wild Party
“The Life of the Party” from the Wild Party

“Live out Loud” from A Little Princess

“Crazier than You” from the Addams Family

“Time Stops” from Big Fish

John Bucchino

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