About the Festival

The Florida Festival of New Musicals is being created to advance and elevate the original American art form of musical theater by fostering the development of new musicals and the artistic growth of writers and composers. The first annual festival is set for August of 2017.

The Florida Festival of New Musicals is a 4-day event that will showcase new musicals and bring professional producers and directors together with writers and composers whose works have been selected. Each new musical will be showcased as a reading by selected professional actors/vocalists.

The Festival, which is led by Playhouse Artistic Director Roy Alan, will be the first of its kind in the region, similar to festivals for musical new works that take place in New York City, Seattle, Chicago, Washington D.C., and Los Angeles. It will provide a unique insight into how a new musical comes to life.

Writers and composers from around the country are invited to submit their new works by December 31, 2016. A professional panel will read, evaluate and select six musicals that have never been produced. The first act of each will be rehearsed and performed in a non-staged format, fully read and sung, by casts of professional actors, singers, and musicians.


Guidelines for Submissions

Click here to view the guidelines for shows to be considered for the Florida Festival of New Musicals. 

The submission deadline has been extended to December 31, 2016. 


If you are interested in submitting a new work for consideration, please click here to view the application for the inaugural Florida Festival of New Musicals.

Once you have completed the application, please scan and email to mail@winterparkplayhouse.org by December 31, 2016. 


Tickets are not yet available for the 2017 Florida Festival of New Musicals. 


If you will be visiting Central Florida to attend the Florida Festival of New Musicals, take advantage of our group rate with the DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando Downtown.

The rate for those attending the festival is $89/night (not including parking or breakfast) for bookings made by July 23, 2017. 

Click here or call 866-247-3571 and reference "Florida Festival of New Musicals, code MUS" to book a room at the DoubleTree. 

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