Submit your musical to the 34th Annual Festival of New Musicals

The National Alliance for Musical Theatre will begin accepting submissions for the 34th Annual Festival of New Musicals in late October. As in previous years, an endorsement from an industry professional is required, but writers may submit applications free of charge.

About the Festival

Festival of New Musicals

Now in its 33rd year, NAMT’s Festival of New Musicals is the cornerstone of NAMT’s mission to be a catalyst for nurturing musical theatre development and production. Every year, we feature eight musicals in 45-minute presentations for an audience of over 700 industry professionals. We look for new musicals at all stages of development from the broadest possible range of voices.

In the short run, the Festival’s goal is to connect producers with writers, so that our shows can extend their development trajectory. The long-term goal is to expand the musical theatre repertoire and advance the musical theatre art form.

Our 33rd Annual Festival of New Musicals will take place on October 21 and 22, 2021. 

The objectives of the Festival are to:

  • Showcase quality new musicals with a wide range of subject matter, style and concept
  • Nurture composers, lyricists and book writers of all identities and backgrounds
  • Stimulate networking opportunities for NAMT Members and theatre professionals
  • Provide a forum to spark new collaborations and ventures
  • Encourage future productions of new musicals

We never take any royalties from our writers or ask them to pay for their participation in the Festival. The Festival is funded solely through sponsorships, grants and donations contributed by government agencies, foundations, organizations and individuals.

For details, visit namt.org/newmusicals/festival-submissions and email [email protected] with questions.

A call for submissions for the 2022 National Music Theater Conference will be open Nov. 4-18.

NMTC supports the development of all forms of musical theater, including musicals, song cycles, opera and hybrid works.

Submission information and details about the conference can be found at theoneill.org/nmtc.