Following the success of last year’s From Page to Stage season of new musical theatre at London’s Landor Theatre, Aria Entertainment is inviting applications for a third 2015 season dedicated to showcasing new British musical work in development.
From Page to Stage is dedicated to showcasing new musical work in development to an audience, to garner feedback and create new opportunities for the artists involved.
The 2015 season at the Tristan Bates Theatre will include:
A new British musical – to headline the season and run for two weeks in a fully staged production.
Showcases – parts of new musicals in development, presented with minimal staging.
Rehearsed readings – three full musicals in development, read from scripts.
Gala Night – a night showcasing some of the best individual songs of musicals from around the world.
Showcases are specifically aimed at writers with pieces in early development, whereas the rehearsed readings are for pieces more fully developed with a completed score and book.
Applications for all spaces within the festival are open from now until Monday 1 June.
Last year the season included readings of new musicals, Merman’s Apprentice, Claus and The Return of the Soldier, which went on to have a critically acclaimed run at Jermyn Street Theatre. There were also fully produced productions of Before the Night is Through and The Mistress Cycle. It was supported by Grant For The Arts.
Producer Katy Lipson of Aria Entertainment said today: “I am absolutely thrilled to confirm that the From Page to Stage season of new musical theatre will be back for a third year – and this time in the heart of the West End! Attendance at last year’s event was up from 2013 and we received over 150 new pieces of musical theatre to choose from. We are delighted to once again be supporting writers of new musical yheatre at different stages of their works’ journey, whilst also cultivating new audiences, by allowing them to be part of these new works from the beginning.”
To apply for the 2015 season you must have:
a script which can be emailed;
a fully notated piano/vocal score for either your full show, or the parts you wish to submit;
sample MP3s (which do not need to be of high quality).
Scripts must not have had a full scale production to date;
Scripts must be written and submitted in English;
Must not be jukebox musicals.
To apply email: firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject: FROM PAGE TO STAGE 2015.
Let the organisers know which bracket of the season you feel your show falls under, where you reside, a synopsis of your musical, a character list and breakdown, three MP3s from the show and three sample scenes from the show.
Note, the creative team cannot accommodate casts bigger than eight due to funding restrictions.