2018 Children’s Musical Theater Festival

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 


The Children’s Musical Theater Festival is by audition only. Live auditions will take place March 10 and 11 in New York City. Video auditions can be submitted any time through March 9, 2018. We are seeking a large group of dynamic performers between the ages of 8 and 19.

Live Audition Info

  • AUDITION DATE 1 – Saturday March 10, 2018
  • AUDITION DATE 2 – Sunday March 11, 2018
  • Ripley-Grier Studios. 520 8th Avenue, 16th Floor, NYC
  • Audition time slots will open January 4. 2018 


  1. Bring sheet music in the correct key to any Broadway/musical theatre or pop/rock song. Please select 16-32 bars of music. Accompanist will be provided.
  2. Please bring current photo (Snapshots are fine).


  1. Tell us your name, age and what song you are performing.
  2. Perform a short musical theatre song (no more than 2 minutes) that shows off your personality and vocal ability.
  3. You may sing a cappella, with a musical track or with live piano accompaniment. Please do not accompany yourself.
  4. Download and fill out the audition form.
  5. Online auditions will be accepted through MARCH 9, 2018.
  6. E-mail YouTube or Vimeo links, along with completed PDF form, to info@broadwayworkshop.com


Festival Dates: Saturday July 7- Sunday July 15, 2018

Rehearsals take place at: Ripley Grier Studios (520 8th Ave) & New York Live Arts (219 West 19th St)
Performance take place at: The Baruch Performing Arts Center – 55 Lexington Ave (Entrance at 25th Street) 


SHOW 1 TBA (Featuring Students ages 8-13)

Saturday July 14, 2018 @ 3PM
Sunday July 15, 2018 @ 1PM

SHOW 2 (Featuring Students ages 13-19)

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



Children's Musical Theater Festival

CMTF – Vote! The Musical