Tickets are now available for the 2018 48-Hour Musicals on Sunday, April 29 at 7pm at Pino's Lounge (13 North 4th Avenue, Highland Park)

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Teams of writers, directors, and musicians are tasked with creating new 15-minute musicals in one weekend in response to the advocacy work of local organizations and communities and challenged with incorporating random props.

2018 Creative Teams to be announced soon! This year's partner organizations are PRAB, Raritan Valley Workshop, and NeighborCorps Re-Entry Services. Click the links to find out more about each organization!

Previously produced artists and Work


The Farm, book, music, and lyrics by Dave Seamon, additional music arrangement by Micah Gartenberg, directed by Mariella Klinger

Hold On, book and lyrics by Christa Cillaroto, Tam Justin Garcia, and Annie Rutherford Lutz, music by Tam Justin Garcia, directed by Annie Rutherford Lutz

Moksha and the Mystery of the Microbeads, book and lyrics by Dusty Ballard, Chrissy Briskin, Priyya, and Tab Jones, music by Priyya and Tab Jones, directed by Chrissy Briskin


Always Here for You, book, lyrics, and directed by Sophie Peyton and Joshua Schnetzer, music by Gabe Marquez

Boom, book by Nicole Pandolfo, music and lyrics by gHyp:See and the Wichts, directed by Victoria Rae Sook

Medusa, book and lyrics by Erik Ransom, music by Jamal Dickerson, directed by Desi Seck


29 Down, book and lyrics by Ben Clawson, music by Miguel Romero, directed by Artem Yatsunov

The Eleventh Hour, book and lyrics by Dave Seamon, music and lyrics by Shimmy Schwartz, directed by Annie Rutherford Lutz

Transition, book and lyrics by Heather Holmes, music and direction by Thomas Young, music performed by Electric Trip

Urban Pains, book and lyrics by Antu Yacob, music by Red Giant, directed by Ari Laura Kreith