You, or your theatre/production company, have a new musical that you're ready to show the world.
These productions make up the vast majority of CMTF performances. Should you be selected, you'll pay a production fee of $800, which helps pay for the festival, and are entitled to four performances during the festival's run and 50% of all ticket revenue for your production (historically $1-4,000, max possible is ~$9,000). You'll be responsible for putting your show on its feet (including rehearsals, costumes, props, additional set pieces, etc.). CMTF provides the venue, a general light plot, sound equipment (including microphones!), audience services, and festival-wide promotion and publicity for your production.
As a producer in this year's festival, you control your exposure. You can bill your production as a workshop, as a festival try-out, or as a balls-to-the-wall world premiere that's ready to go to the next level. Through our publicist, we request that the press review accordingly, encouraging anything from full reviews to teasers to no coverage at all. Note: We will select 10 Productions for this year's festival. Your odds are about 1 in 10.
We've made a detailed list of show requirements, FAQs and a timeline for the festival. Read it before you submit!
You wrote a musical, and now you want to put it on its feet. That said, perhaps you don't have the resources, or connections, to make that happen. That's where we come in. If you're selected, CMTF pairs your production with Kokandy Productions or CPA Theatricals to workshop your show, and, using CMTF's resources, to put on a 4 performance workshop run during the festival. That company retains the right of first-refusal to further productions for 90 days after the festival closes, after which you are free to pitch your show to other producers.
If your show is selected, composing teams pay a production fee of $1,000, which goes towards the production of your show. In return, teams receive 25% of gross ticket sales (historically $1-4,000, max possible is ~$9,000). Most importantly, though, you get to see your show brought to life with the help of dozens of artists, workshopped to hone your script and score, and presented to an audience of theatre producers, artists, industry members, and the general public. Note: Only TWO "Bridge" productions will be selected. Your odds are about 1 in 100.