We are thrilled to announce information for the 8th Annual Children’s Musical Theater Festival in NYC!
The Children’s Musical Theater Festival is 9-day performance based theater program. The 2018 Festival will take place Saturday July 7- Sunday July 15, 2018! The Festival is by audition only. Students cast in the Festival will have the opportunity to originate roles in new musical works by up-and-coming theater writers or new cut-down versions of established musicals. The CMTF program is open to students ages 8-19.
Students are split into two groups based on age. Each show will have 2 performances in an Off –Broadway state of the art theatre in New York City.
For Summer 2018 we are thrilled to continue our relationship with Theatrical Rights Worldwide (TRW), Beat By Beat Press and Broadway Licensing, We will be workshopping new titles for their catalogues! Past productions that had their start in the Children’s Musical Theater Festival include the school versions of The Addams Family, SPAMalot, Curtains, We Will Rock You, Flight of the Lawnchair Man, Vote! The Musical, Like You Like It and many others!
LIVE AUDITIONS WILL TAKE PLACE IN MARCH 10-11, 2018. Students who are auditioning for our spring main stage and junior main stage productions can use that audition for the festival program. More info can be found on the CMTF WEBSITE
CASTING FOR THE 2018 FESTIVAL IS COMPLETE. If you are interested in auditioning for a replacement space please email email@example.com for information.
2018 FESTIVAL REHEARSAL DATES, TIMES & LOCATIONS
Festival Dates: Saturday July 7- Sunday July 15, 2018
Rehearsals take place at: Ripley Grier Studios (305 West 38th ) & Baruch Performing Arts Center – 55 Lexington Ave
Performance take place at: The Baruch Performing Arts Center – 55 Lexington Ave (Entrance at 25th Street)
2018 SHOW PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE
BEAT BUGS: THE MUSICAL
By Sean Cercone and David Abbinanti
Featuring songs by The Beatles
JV edition Adapted by Marc Tumminelli
Beat Bugs, a new musical adaptation based on the NETFLIX animated series, inspired by music by The Beatles, centers around five pals and their friends who explore the world and learn life lessons. Follow Walter, Buzz, Jay, Crick, and Kumi as they go on a mission to save Strawberry Fields! The show incorporates numerous songs from the iconic catalogue including “All You Need Is Love”, “Come Together”, “We Can Work It Out”, “Yellow Submarine”, “Lucy In the Sky with Diamonds”, “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”, “In My Life”, “Strawberry Fields Forever” and “Magical Mystery Tour”.
This production will mark the first public presentation of Beat Bugs: The Musical. Featuring Students ages 8-13
Saturday July 14, 2018 @ 3PM
Sunday July 15, 2018 @ 1PM
WIND IN THE WILLOWS: THE MUSICAL
Book by JULIAN FELLOWES – Music by GEORGE STILES – Lyrics by ANTHONY DREWE
Based on the book by KENNETH GRAHAME
Original Production Produced by JAMIE HENDRY
ONE ACT EDITION Adapted by MARC TUMMINELLI
Kenneth Grahame’s wild tale about the thrill-seeking, lovable menace Mr. Toad comes to life in a brand new West End musical with a book by Oscar-winning screenwriter and “Downton Abbey” creator Julian Fellowes and Olivier Award-winning composers and lyricists George Stiles and Anthony Drewe. This riotous comedy follows the impulsive Mr. Toad whose insatiable need for speed lands him in serious trouble. With his beloved home under threat for the notorious Chief Weasel and his gang of sinister Wild Wooders, Toad must attempt a daring escape leading to a series of misadventures and a heroic battle to recapture Toad Hall.
This will mark the US premier of Wind in the Willows and also the pilot production of the all new ONE ACT Student edition of this show!
More info on Wind in Willows is available here
Saturday July 14, 2018 @ 8PM
Sunday July 15, 2018 @5PM
All performances take place at:
Baruch Performing Arts Center – 55 Lexington Ave @25th Street
For more information of the festival and the audition process visit our CMTF site www.CMTFNYC.com