Musicals Sought for Second Kansas City Musicals Fest in 2007; Sister Fest Will Play CA

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The Kansas City, MO, festival of readings of new musicals will return in 2007, but with a new name.

Submissions are being accepted for the second Kansas City Festival of New Musicals, formerly the Kansas City Crossroads Musical Theater Festival. Sponsored by the Theater League, the multi-city presenting and producing organization, the festival will get a sister showcase in 2007, in Thousand Oaks, CA. It will be called (not surprisingly) the Thousand Oaks Festival of New Musicals.

Shows presented in Kansas City in June will later be presented in California in August.

The festivals "seek to introduce new and unique works into the American theatre catalogue," according to Theater League, Inc.

The inaugural festival in July 2006 saw seven new musicals showcased. The second annual Kansas City Festival of New Musicals will be held June 15 & 16, 2007, and the Thousand Oaks Festival of New Musicals will be Aug. 24, 25 & 26, 2007.

"Selected works will be paired with professional music directors, stage directors and actors and given staged readings for multiple performances," Theater League announced. Theater League is seeking submissions for the festival. Deadline is Jan. 5, 2007.

Submisssions must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be an original work or adaptation (with theatrical rights secured, if source is not in public domain)
  • One script and one piano/vocal score must be submitted with a recording of at least three musical selections (cassette, CD, MP3 accepted)
  • Character listing with brief descriptions
  • Author and composer resumes or biographies
  • Production history of the work, if any
  • Indication of author and composer's potential availability June 12–16 & Aug. 23–26, 2007
  • Contact information (name, address, phone, and e-mail) of author and composer
  • $25 submission fee; Checks and major credit cards accepted
  • If you would like confirmation of receipt, include a self-addressed stamped postcard
  • If submitter wishes materials to be returned following the selection process, include a self-addressed stamped envelope; otherwise all non- selected submissions will be destroyed Submit complete package to Chris McCoy, Artistic Director, P.O. Box 140206, Kansas City, MO 64114 or by direct delivery to 8900 State Line Rd., Suite 350, Leawood, KS 66206.

    Submissions will be accepted until 5 PM, Jan. 5, 2007. Finalists will be notified by Feb. 1, 2007.

    Please address all questions/concerns in writing to No phone calls, please.

    For more information regarding the festival, visit

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