The Winter Park Playhouse Announces the 3rd Annual Florida Festival of New Musicals and Opens Submission Process For New Works

The Winter Park Playhouse announces the 3rd annual Florida Festival of New Musicals scheduled for June 20-23, 2019. The process for submissions for new musical works to be considered for the Florida Festival of New Musicals will begin this Saturday, September 15, 2018.

As a professional, year-round musical theatre largely focused on producing lesser-known and new musicals, The Winter Park Playhouse believes wholeheartedly in the importance of fostering the development of new works. Thus, The Playhouse created and launched the Florida Festival Festival of New Musicals in 2017.

The purpose of the Festival is to advance and elevate the original American art form of Musical Theatre by fostering the development of new musicals and the artistic growth of writers and composers. The festival is led by Playhouse Artistic Director Roy Alan. It is only one of its kind in the region, similar to musical theatre festivals featuring new works that take place in New York City, Seattle, Chicago, Washington D.C. and Los Angeles. It provides a unique insight into how a new musical comes to life.

This 4-day Festival showcases the selected new musical works and brings together writers and composers with patrons, press, producers and directors. The event features a one-hour version of each musical that is rehearsed and performed three times in a non-staged format that is fully read and sung, by casts of professional actors, singers and musicians. Along with members of the artistic community, the general public will be able to attend and experience the new works during the Festival.
Writers from around the globe comment on The Festival saying:

"It was our privilege to participate and Victor and I will remain eternally grateful for the opportunity." Kevin Purcell and Victor Kazan, Stranger From Seville, Melbourne, Australia

"The entire experience from beginning to end could not have been more perfect... I know I speak for all of the writers, composers and lyricists of all 6 shows when I say that we are greatly indebted to you and The Playhouse." Paul Gilger, Gigolo, Santa Rosa, California

"So grateful for the opportunity to associate with all of these remarkable creators, performers, producers and supporters. It was a magical experience!" Ross D. Martin, Miss Isabella Rainsong & Her Traveling Companion, Fulton, Maryland

"It was a privilege to be part of the FIRST Florida Festival of New Musicals. Very impressive... To be a part of it... Thank you is so inadequate..." Jeff Lodin, William Squier and Bill Nabel, Love On Ice, New York, New York

Submissions are being accepted from writers and composers both nationally and internationally from September 15 through November 30, 2018. A panel of industry professionals will read, evaluate and select six musicals that have never been produced.

For application guidelines and submission details,visit www.winterparkplayhouse.org and click the "New Musical Festival" tab to the left on the home page. All applications should be sent to mail@winterparkplayhouse.org with FFNM in the Subject Line.
The Winter Park Playhouse Announces the 3rd Annual Florida Festival of New Musicals and Opens Submission Process For New Works

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