Location

Performing at the Understudy 

4609 N Clark Street

Chicago, IL

February 2020

Contact

All press inquiries should be directed to David Rosenberg, our publicist, at david@drpublicrelations.com.

 

Sponsorship inquiries should email Artistic Director Whitney Rhodes whitney@underscoretheatre.org

 

Drop us a line any time at info@cmtf.org.

@2018 Underscore Theatre Company, Chicago's home for new musicals

#CMTF2020

THE 2020 CHICAGO

MUSICAL THEATRE

FESTIVAL

What CMTF Is All About

The Chicago Musical Theatre Festival, now in its sixth year, is a new works festival produced by Underscore Theatre Company. We believe there's a wealth of musical theatre creators in Chicago and around the country, but the high risks of producing new musicals means that few companies are willing to take a chance, especially with emerging authors. CMTF is designed from the ground up to keep costs low by sharing resources, to return half of all ticket proceeds to producers, and to showcase emerging authors from Chicago and beyond.

The Festival will take place at the Edge Theatre's Broadway and Off-Broadway theatre spaces in Edgewater (5451 N Broadway)

Underscore Theatre strives to create an audition experience that is mindful, respectful, and fair. We strongly encourage performers of all voice types, gender identities, abilities, ethnicities, ages, and communities to audition, because musical theatre is for everyone. We are proud to uphold the Chicago Theatre Standards. For any questions about Underscore Theatre’s casting processes, policies, or practices, please contact casting@underscoretheatre.org.

2018's festival by the numbers

A whole lot of musical theatre

BRAND NEW
MUSICALS
JAW-DROPPING 
PERFORMANCES
STRAIGHT DAYS
OF SHOWS
AUDIENCE MEMBERS
IN ATTENDANCE
OF ALL AVAILABLE SEATS OCCUPIED
 
Sponsors and Partners
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