Leicester Square Theatre Launches THE NEW MUSICAL PROJECT; Deadline For Submissions Dec 1
Leicester Square Theatre is launching The New Musical Project, to find, nurture and develop new musical theatre writing talent. Through a process of mentoring and rehearsal, one of the new musicals will get a fully staged production in Leicester Square Theatre's Lounge in May 2014.
All would-be Sondheims or Lloyd Webbers are invited to submit a new, unpublished or never previously performed one-act musical.
Out of the submissions received, six shortlisted finalists will each get a rehearsed reading and then one will be chosen to take on as a fully staged production in the Lounge.
At each reading there will be an industry panel who will provide feedback on the piece - and this will be used to determine which musical is eventually taken to full production.
The theatre will provide the cast, a director and a musical director for the rehearsed readings. At the reading, 30 minutes of each show will be performed before a Q & A with the industry panel and audience.
"The New Musical Project is a unique opportunity for writers to develop their work alongside a professional West End theatre with the support of an experienced creative team. We have no preconceptions. We simply want to find talent and ideas that will entertain audiences for years to come."
Composers have until Sunday 1 December to get their submission in. They need to submit a short treatment and recordings of up to 3 contrasting songs from the show.
Full submission details can be found at: @newmusicalpro and at www.leicestersquaretheatre.com/new-musical-project.