Applications now open for a fourth season of FROM PAGE TO STAGE 2016
From Page to Stage is a season of musical theatre dedicated to showcasing new musical work in development to an audience, to gain feedback and create new opportunities for the artists involved. Now in its fourth year, and following its most successful season to date in 2015 at the Tristan Bates Theatre, Aria Entertainment is inviting applications for the 2016 season dedicated to showcasing new British musical work in development. Submissions open from today until 3 June 2016
Returning to the Tristan Bates Theatre for its 2016 season, this year’s From Page to Stage 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 and on scripts
Rehearsed readings – 3 full musicals in development, read from scripts
Gala Night – a night showcasing some of the best individual songs from musicals submitted to the season – both the shows to be seen in the season itself and those that are not
From Page to Stage has gone from strength to strength since it started in 2013 at the Landor Theatre. Last year the season included a two-week run of The Stationmaster, a brand new British musical with music and lyrics by Tim Connor and book by Susannah Pearse. Readings included a new musical called Out There by Loserville writing duo Elliot Davies and James Bourne, an adaptation of Edith Nesbitt’s Five Children and It by House of Mirrors and Hearts composer Eamonn O’Dwyer, and a new piece called Princess Phyllida’s Fortnight from Tim Sanders and Charles Miller, whose Return of the Soldier received a full production at the Jermyn Street Theatre after a reading in the 2014 season.
Producer Katy Lipson says: “From Page To Stage is proving year after year how much writing talent we have in the UK. Each year we are sent over 150 new pieces and each year we reach more and more audiences. This year we are delighted to be expanding into the North West of England and are looking for a piece which specifically incorporates or has a Northern element to it; this will be workshopped and presented at The Hope Mill Theatre in Manchester over a week long period in September 2016.”
To apply for the 2016 season you must have:
a 100 word synopsis of your musical
3 MP3’s from your show
3 sample scenes from your show
one example of your piano/vocal sheet music
Please note: we cannot accommodate casts bigger than 8 due to funding restrictions.
Should we require further information from you, we will ask for:
a script which can be emailed
a fully notated piano/vocal score for either your full show, or the parts you wish to submit for a showcase
additional sample MP3’s (which do not need to be of high quality)
Other things to bear in mind:
Scripts must not have had a full-scale production to date
Scripts must be written and submitted in English
Must not be juke box musicals
Submissions are now open and can be made only on the From Page to Stage website until June 3rd.