New Musical Submissions Now Being Accepted

Submissions Open November 1 for The PiTCH 2018:
The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival’s New Works Series

On November 1, The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival, headquartered in Auburn, will begin accepting submissions for new musicals in all stages of development to be considered for the 2018 season of The PiTCHThe PiTCH is a new works series offering residency and retreat for creative teams, and the opportunity to develop and “pitch” their new musical to an engaged and enthusiastic audience.  Teams benefit from dialogue and feedback immediately following their “pitch.” Submission deadline is December 1, 2017.

For submission requirements and details on how you can be part of the 2018 season of The PiTCH, visit and follow @ThePitchFLMTF on Twitter.

The PiTCH 2018 season runs from July 11 – August 10.  Housed in the elegant and intimate Carriage House Theater, an 80-seat cabaret-style venue in a converted carriage house behind the Cayuga Museum in downtown Auburn, audiences are able to enjoy drinks during the hour-long presentation.  Each presentation is then followed by a discussion between creative team and audience.  

Creative teams chosen to participate are provided roundtrip travel, housing, dedicated staff, marketing, an elegant, intimate venue, and the beautiful backdrop of the Finger Lakes to immerse in their writing and development process.

“The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival proudly celebrates its 60th Anniversary next year.  As we reflect on our legacy, we are proud of our multi-faceted education initiatives, our standard of excellence on-and off-stage, and our commitment to new works and the process of procuring great musical theatre.  The PiTCH has quickly become a staple of our brand and a critical part of our mission and vision.  We are honored to have been home to 59 new musicals to date and are thrilled to celebrate our 60th anniversary season with our 60th new musical in development,” said Brett Smock, Producing Artistic Director of the Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival.

In its first six seasons, The PiTCH has been a development platform for the creative teams of 59 new musicals. Many PiTCH alumni have moved on to have their works presented and produced on Broadway and at a wide variety of theatres and festivals around the country.


About The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival:

The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival has multiple stages running concurrently during the summer, all set in the picturesque Finger Lakes wine region of Central New York.  Four hours from New York City and situated between Syracuse, Rochester and Ithaca, the Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival is the largest producing musical theatre organization in New York state, outside of New York City. It has provided over thirty years of top-notch entertainment to over 68,000 patrons each season and is routinely recognized by industry press for its artistry and execution.

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