Are you a budding Loesser? Is there a Hammerstein to your Rodgers?
If you’ve written an original musical, Pleasantville’s Little Village Playhouse wants to see it — and maybe produce it one day.
I got an email from LVP’s Patrick Gallagher, a musical scribe himself, who wrote that LVP is taking submissions for original musicals to perform in the upcoming seasons. “There’s no deadline, rolling admission,” he writes.
Here’s the announcement:
“Little Village Playhouse (LVP), a youth theater company located in Pleasantville, NY, is seeking submissions of new musicals for its upcoming fall and spring seasons. LVP is looking for shows for multiple age ranges including grades 5-7 and 8-12. LVP prides itself on being one of the few theater groups in the country that gives teens the opportunity to learn and perform challenging and contemporary material. In the past, LVP has produced such shows “The Adding Machine,” “Bernarda Alba,” “Sunday in the Park with George,” “Floyd Collins,” “First Lady Suite,” “Assassins,” “Sweeney Todd” and a variety of original musicals. As long as the material is thematically appropriate and does not require the gratuitous use of profanity, nudity or other adult content, LVP will consider it for production.
“Please submit full scripts, with at least three recordings of songs, to Patrick Gallagher at email@example.com. Emails must be kept under 10 MB. If your songs are available on your website or on sendspace, please refer us there instead. In the subject of your emails please write “LVP Submissions – ‘Name of Show’”
“Small stipends and transportation costs to and from rehearsals will be provided to the authors should LVP choose to produce your work.”
Good luck, everyone….