New Musicals Sought for Stephen Schwartz's ASCAP/DreamWorks Musical Theatre Workshop in LA; Deadline Today

New Musicals Sought for Stephen Schwartz's ASCAP/DreamWorks Musical Theatre Workshop in LA; Deadline Today

ASCAP is now seeking new musicals for the annual ASCAP/DreamWorks Musical Theatre Workshop in Los Angeles. Serving once more as artistic director for the workshop is Academy and Grammy Award-winning composer-lyricist Stephen Schwartz, whose credits include hit Broadway shows Wicked, Godspell and Pippin, the Walt Disney films Enchanted, Pocahontas and The Hunchback of Notre Dame and the DreamWorks film The Prince of Egypt. The workshop will take place February 11th-13th, 2014 at 7:00pm sharp.

Workshop participants will have the opportunity to present selections from their original works in progress for professional critique. Each session will feature prominent guests from all aspects of musical theatre, including producers, directors, critics, performers and composers.

Writers interested in applying for participation in the ASCAP/DreamWorks Musical Theatre Workshop in Los Angeles should submit the following:

  • CD of four (4) songs from your musical
  • Lyric sheets for each of the four songs
  • A brief description of each song as to its plot placement
  • A brief synopsis of the musical
  • Biographical information for each composer, lyricist and book writer
  • Contact information (e-mail address, phone number and mailing address)

Send your complete submission package to:

Michael A. Kerker
ASCAP/DreamWorks Musical Theatre Workshop
1 Lincoln Plaza
New York, NY 10023

Note: The workshop is being held in Los Angeles, but submissions are sent to the New York address.

Deadline: Submissions must be received in the ASCAP office by TODAY, November 26, 2013.

Please Note:

  • Submit 4 songs only. If you send us a full recording, we will only listen to the first 4 songs.
  • Submissions do not need to be produced in a studio. We are looking for talent and potential, not production values.
  • If your musical is selected, you will need to present 50 consecutive minutes from the musical at the workshop. The 50-minute selection must include book and songs.
  • Those who have been accepted to present material in the workshop will receive a phone call by Friday, January 3rd, 2014.
  • Those who will be invited to audit the workshop will receive an email invitation.
  • Please do not call to ask if you have been selected.

Space is limited. Submissions will not be returned.

For further information, call 212-621-6264.

The workshops are free of charge and are open to everyone, regardless of performing right affiliation.

Pictured: DreamWorks' Bill Damaschke, composer/lyricist Stephen Schwartz, screenwriter Irene Mecchi, and ASCAP's Michael Kerker.

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