Newell, Neil K.

Neil Newell — was born in Orem, Utah and attended Brigham Young University where he received a BS degree in Business Management and the University of Southern California where he received an MFA in Professional Writing. He has taught Creative Writing at Clark County Community College in Las Vegas and at Utah Valley State College. He has also taught Advanced Playwrighting at Brigham Young University. Various articles and short stories of his have been published in national magazines. His science fiction novel, THE RELUCTANT WIZARD was published by Manor Books. In addition to his collaboration on the music and lyrics for KEWPIE (now titled ROSE) and TURN THE GAS BACK ON Max C. Golightly and C. Michael Perry he has written the music and some book and lyric elements for PINOCCHIO with Max. These plays have been published by Encore Performance Publishing (Now Eldridge Plays and Musicals). He has also written the book, music and lyrics for LOVERS AND OTHERS and COVENANTS. Since Max’s death Neil and Mike have continued their partnership with ANNE…WITH AN ‘E’: THE GREEN GABLES MUSICAL, SUCH STUFF AS DREAMS, and GREAT EXPECTATIONS. He works for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as a researcher/writer. He is married to Ariane Moffit, also of Orem, and has five children.

MUSICALS AUTHORED

Anne With An E: The Green Gables Musical

Great Expectations

Rose

Such Stuff As Dreams

Turn The Gas Back On!