"The little cutting-edge theater that could."Judith Newmark, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Steve Allen of Stagedoor St. Louis says, "Scott Miller and his New Line Theatre never back down. Has a musical been a quick flop on or off Broadway? He’ll make it a hit and suddenly regional theatres are salivating to produce it. Is a musical considered too 'out of the mainstream'? No problem, let’s give our audiences a choice and see what happens." Peter Filichia, Broadway critic, called his trip to St. Louis to see New Line's The Nervous Set "the most valuable theatrical pilgrimage I've ever made."
In 2009, Alive Magazine named New Line the most provocative theatre in St. Louis, adding, "This regional performing arts group prides itself on pushing the envelope with alternative, politically and socially relevant productions. Whether staging world premieres, presenting lesser-known Broadway fare or reinterpreting mainstream work to make it more provocative, New Line is anything but ordinary. St. Louis Magazine's Best of St. Louis “A List” named New Line the best theatre in St. Louis, writing, "What's on stage is not some frivolous confection but something meaty, different, and occasionally challenging. So if you have a craving for real theatre, especially musical theatre, take a chance on New Line. At least you'll leave the theatre humming. Or better yet – talking.”
Read the 2015 profile of New Line Theatre in The Riverfront Times
Harry Hamm said on KMOX-AM, “You’re going to see really good, well done adult theatre at New Line that nobody else really attempts here in St. Louis.” Alive Magazine says, “New Line puts on performances that Stages St. Louis and The Muny wouldn’t dream of doing.” Judith Newmark, of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, says “This is musical theatre for audiences who think that musical theatre can't be hip.” The Beacon says, “Yes, New Line Theatre produces musicals, but these have an edge, a swagger. They are fierce.” Mark Bretz of The Ladue News says, “New Line Theatre is all about presentations that are daring, different or deliciously skewering the conventional.” Joe Pollack of KWMU-FM says, “When it comes to challenging St. Louis theater audiences, to stretching them, exposing them to new stimuli, hardly anyone is in a class with New Line Theatre.”
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3310 Samuel Shepard Drive
St. Louis, MO 63103
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office / mailing address:
3800-A Keokuk Street
St. Louis, MO 63116
New Line Board of Directors
Michelle Dougherty, Carmen Garcia, Charles Glenn, Alison Helmer,
Scott Miller, John Rhine, Kimi Short
Honorary Board Members
Jerry Herman, Stephen Sondheim
Brian Claussen, Barry Cordes, Kevin Corlett,
Colin DeVaughan, Deborah Sharn, Keith Thompson
Artistic Director – Scott Miller
Associate Artistic Director – Chris Kernan
Resident Choreographer – Chris Kernan
Resident Lighting Designers – Kenneth Zinkl, Rob Lippert
Resident Scenic Designer – Rob Lippert
Resident Costume Designer – Sarah Porter
Resident Sound Designer - Ryan Day
Resident Fight Choreographer – Nicholas Kelly
Casting Directors – Brian Claussen, Alison Helmer
Box Office Manager – Tawaine Noah
Volunteer Coordinator – Alison Helmer
Graphic Designer – Matt Reedy
Original Logo Design – Tracy Collins
Photographer – Jill Ritter Lindberg
Web Designer – Cristopher Ontiveros
Financial Advisor – Keith Thompson
Mara Bollini, Brian Claussen, Christopher "Zany" Clark, Kent Coffel, Cindy Duggan, Zachary Allen Farmer, Evan Fornachon, Joel Hackbarth, Alison Helmer, Ann Hier, Nicholas Kelly, Todd Micali, Sean Michael, Taylor Pietz, Sarah Porter, Michelle Sauer, Christopher Strawfun, Todd Schaefer, Kimi Short, Margeau Steinau, Keith Thompson, Larissa White, Marcy Wiegert, Dominic Dowdy-Windsor, Jeffrey M. Wright
Jeffrey Carter (keyboards/conductor); Sue Goldford (keyboards); D. Mike Bauer (guitar); Andrew Gurney (bass); Twinda Murry (violin); Clancy Newell (percussion)
New Line does accept submissions of new, small cast, issue-oriented musicals for production or readings. Send a full script and CD of the score to the artistic director. Please e-mail us first with a brief synopsis to see if your show is what we're looking for, before sending the full script.
New Line has an internship program in directing and technical/design work. Positions are unpaid and are on a per-show basis. E-mail us to find out more.
Volunteer for our usher team and see our shows for free! To be an usher, email our Volunteer Coordinator Alison at Newlineushers@gmail.com.