Debbie Reynolds

Lee Melville

Lee Meriwether

24th Street Theatre

Academy of New Musical Theatre

Bootleg Theater

Cornerstone Theater Company

Los Angeles Dream Shapers

Greenway Arts Alliance

Victory Theatre

Vox Femina Los Angeles

Nona Daly & Peggy Holmes

Suzanne Lummis

Penny Moore

Trish Ostroski


The Academy of New Musical Theatre

Elise Dewsberry, Artistic Director
Elise has been involved in the development of new works for over fifteen years: as an actor/singer, as a director, as a dramaturge, and as a writer. While living in Toronto, Elise served as the Assistant Artistic Director of the Muskoka Festival; the Co-ordinator of the festival’s annual Musical Theatre Writer’s Colony, the Associate Dramaturge of the Canadian Stage Company; the Resident Dramaturge of the Smile Theatre Company; and was the co-founder of Toronto’s Script Lab.  Elise spent many years touring Canada with Nine Months – a one-woman musical which she commissioned from writers Carl Ritchie and Stephen Woodjetts.  Elise and Carl also co-wrote Any Body Home?, which was produced by the Cordova Bay Theatre in Victoria, British Columbia, and published by Dramatic Publishing.  Most recent performances:  Now and Then a Hero (Secret Rose, Colony, and Lonny Chapman Theatres); Red v. Blue, ANMT's 2008 15 Minute Musicals; Spellcasters at the Secret Rose; and Queen Mab's Alarmingly Mandatory Bridal Shower at the Noho Arts Centre.  Most recent directing: The Ring (Stages Festival 2011); Love Bytes; ANMT's 2006, 2009, and 2011 15 Minute Musicals; At Home In Mitford; and The Water.  Elise is ecstatically married to cellist Stephen Green, and they are the proud parents of community organizer Rebecca Rose.

Scott Guy, Executive Director
Under Scott's tenure, the Academy has developed over 50 musicals for producers across the country, and over 100 independent musicals by ANMT writers. Scott's current and recent writing projects include: Musical version of Pirates of the Caribbean for Disney; script consultant for a musical by Placido Domingo, Jr., book/lyrics of Manson's Girls for UC/Irvine; Master Smee's Finishing School for Gentlemen Pirates and Ladies is Welcome Too with music by Jacques Offenbach; and Hunger at 2009 Stages Festival in Chicago, with music by 2009 Richard Rodgers composer Karlan Judd. Television credits: Six Emmy nominations, and over 100 produced television scripts for Warner Bros., FOX-TV, Disney, Discovery Channel, PBS, etc.