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Ryan Scott Oliver and The Musical Theater Program at Pace University Now Accepting PACE NEW MUSICALS Submissions

Ryan Scott Oliver and The Musical Theater Program at Pace University are currently accepting submissions of new musical theater works for a series of performances at Pace University in January 2013.

Previous work in the series includes Darling (by Ryan Scott Oliver); College the Musical (by Scott Elmegreen and Drew Fornarola), 2008 New York Musical Theatre Festival Awards: Excellence in Writing (Lyrics) - WINNER); Quanah (by Tony Dodge and Larry Gatlin); Factory Girls (by Creighton Irons, Sean Mahoney and Maggie-Kate Coleman); and A Lasting Impression (recently seen at NYTW).

The chosen piece will be given a full reading in the Schaeberle Theater at Pace University in lower Manhattan, with actors chosen from the musical theater student body. There will be a two week rehearsal period starting Tuesday, January 8, 2013 with 8 performances starting January 22 and ending January 27, 2013.

Because of the short rehearsal time, we are looking for completed scores and scripts. Pace New Musicals will provide the space, the performers, a stage manager, a light board and light operator, and a director and music director. If there is already a director and/or music director attached to the project and wants to continue that association, then it is up to the creators whether or not to use them for this reading.

Our objective is to nurture the creation of new musical theater in New York City and to provide an invaluable educational opportunity to our students to work directly with top professionals in the field.

The Musical Theater Program at Pace University started in 2002 with six majors and has grown to a fully accredited BFA program in Music Theater with one hundred majors. Under the guidance of its founder, Amy Rogers and music director, Robert Meffe, the program is preparing the next generation of Broadway performers.

PLEASE SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING (If you would like your submissions returned, please include a self-addressed stamped envelope with your application):

• CD or mp3 files of three songs with sheet music (lead sheets are acceptable)
• A brief description of each song as to its plot placement
• A brief synopsis of the musical including time period and number of scene locations
• A character breakdown including age, sex, approximate vocal part and a short description of each character.
• Biographical information for each composer, lyricist & book writer. (Please include address/phone number/email)

Robert Meffe
Pace New Musicals
c/o Pace University Department of Performing Arts
41 Park Row, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10038

If submitting electronically, please send files in Adobe pdf format, Microsoft Word format, Finale files up to Finale 2011 or Sibelius files up to Sibelius 7, to

Please submit 3 songs only. If you send us a full recording, we will only listen to the first 3 songs. Submissions do not need to be produced in a studio. We are looking for talent and potential, not how well something is produced. You will be notified by November 9, 2012 if you have been selected to present your musical.  Please include copyright clearances if they are necessary. Works cannot be considered without these.  If the piece is currently under option, please submit a letter from the option holder giving permission for entry.

DEADLINE: October 20, 2012

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