Award-winning Pantochino Productions Inc, a professional not-for-profit theatre for family audiences in Milford, Connecticut has selected two winners for it's first Pantochino Original Works ("POW!") Festival of new musicals by emerging playwrights, composers and lyricists. The two winning selections will be performed in semi-staged readings March 23-24 at the MAC in Downtown Milford. Of the thirty new musicals submitted for consideration, the two winning entries are both by female playwrights. "Kingdom!," a musical panto was written by Pam Munson Steadman with music by Ben Steifel and lyrics by Steadman. "Snip, Snap, Snute," based on Norwegian folklore, features book by Janet and Margi Preus with music and lyrics by Janet Preus and Deiter Frank. Steadman's "Kingdom" is inspired by British pantomime and follows a shy dragon who looses its fire in a torrential downpour. Dragon sets out to make things right with the help of the King, Queen, Princess-in-Pink and his best friend, a Knight. Steadman, from Tinton Falls, New Jersey, has a roster of short plays including "Going to the Dogs," "Ex Marks the Spot," and "Cupid is as Cupid Does." Her show will be presented Saturday, March 23 at 2pm.

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